Between Elle's Women of the Year awards to kick it off and Bergdorf's anniversary party at the Plaza to close it out, it's been one very glamorous week in the way of celebrity style. But beyond the red carpets, you've likely already seen another side of celebrity style — still chic, but ever-so-slightly dressed down. From Hilary Rhoda in delicate lace to Alexa Chung in a sweet Fall jumpsuit and the ever-polished Olivia Palermo in a tuxedo jacket and metallic brogues, the inspiration abounds in this week's top 10. Click on for the full report.
Posts for October 19th 2012
This week, our favorite celebrities donned everything from geometric prints to plaid blazers to varsity jackets to pops of red. And they inspired us to follow suit. We particularly loved Victoria Beckham's printed Prada skirt, Kim Kardashian's all-white Miami look, and Olivia Palermo's Fall-perfect plaid Tibi blazer. Find out who else made the cut for this week's best-dressed stars, find out why we chose them, then shop their looks for yourself.
We're the first ones to say "kick back and relax" come weekend time, but that certainly doesn't mean we want our off-duty style to fall by the wayside. In fact, we're looking to Liv Tyler's polished yet laid-back ensemble for a fresh round of weekend-themed outfit inspiration. Not only is her daytime look a Fall-perfect combination of casual and cool, but it's also unbelievably simple. Seriously. All you really need to follow suit are your favorite pair of jeans, a classic peacoat, and old-school Chucks on tap. We say, invest in a little texture — be it stripes, chunky knits, or tweedy fabrics — where your shirt and sweater layers are concerned. And to finish, add a black croc-skin shoulder bag into the mix, providing the look with just the slightest hint of accessory flair. If you happen to be a fan of bolder pops of color, opt for a brighter-hued bag or a printed scarf instead. As for the rest? Stick to the basics, Liv-style, and you can't go wrong.
Clockwise from top left: Topshop Knitted Tweedy Ladder Jumper ($80), Full Tilt Black Peacoat ($45), Milly Emerson Mini Bag ($198), Converse Chuck Taylor Canvas Sneakers ($50), Express Stella Colored Jean Legging in Cobalt Blue ($80)
According to a new poll conducted by a drinks brand, Lambrini, leather pants are the clothing item women most regret buying. A whopping 46 percent of women asked said the slick bottoms were the item that gave them the biggest case of buyer's remorse — the effect we feel too often when scouting out the latest trends and realizing (once we've brought them home) how unflattering they actually are. Sure, they seem like a good idea, as do crop tops and thigh-high boots — aka the other items that topped the charts as the items women regretted buying the most, with 30 and 28 percent, respectively. But lesson learned: just because Jennifer Lopez or Rihanna can pull it off, it doesn't always mean we can. Now, we're putting it to you — are these the same items that you regret buying the most or is it maybe one of the other items from Lambrini's poll (read: fanny packs, crocs, or velour track suits)? Weigh in below!
With Fall in full swing, warm coats and lots of layers are in major rotation among Hollywood trendsetters, and for singer Ellie Goulding, cozy knit hats top all her cool-weather wear. Last night, Ellie chose a colorful printed pom-pom hat for a showcase at PopSugar Studios in LA. On other occasions, the singer worked a mustard knit hat at a performance in Pennsylvania, then went back to basics in a white cable-knit hat in London. Ellie's cozy-chic hats are fashionable, functional, and easy to wear, so shop our favorite picks below to stay toasty and trendy all season long.
Last night, Dita Von Teese joined Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos of Decades vintage boutique in LA to fete the launch of the Dita Von Teese Collection, a capsule collection inspired by her own vintage wardrobe. We got a chance to catch up with the burlesque beauty and chatted all about her feminine style. We asked her to describe her personal style — "ladylike and womanly, with fetishistic touch!" — to share her Fall favorites, and her thoughts on the latest ladylike craze. Read all about it, then shop her favorites below.
CelebStyle: What are five essential pieces in your closet that you always reach for?
Dita Von Teese: Opera-length black leather gloves. My signature brand Diamond seam fully-fashioned stockings. My "Second Look" dress, which is perfect for both daytime or evening. My "VIP" trench coat. I wear it often while traveling, it's the perfect coat for any occasion, and I always get compliments on it. And my bespoke Christian Louboutin "Lady Page" shoes.
To hear more from Dita, including what makes her feel special, read more
Liv Tyler hung out outside her NYC apartment in a pair of cobalt skinny jeans, which she cuffed at the bottom to make them cropped. On top she wore a loose-fitting black blazer and on bottom ivory Converse All Stars. Her black python crossbody bag added a pop of luxe to her otherwise casual look. If you've been looking for a new way to rock your cobalt jeans, mimic Liv by sporting them with sneakers, a baggy blazer, and an equally sophisticated bag. Shop similar pieces below to get started.
Kate Hudson has long exuded a bohemian style, and part of her signature has become fringe boots. Lately she's been spotted wearing a new pair of taupe knee-high fringe boots, but in the past, she's sported a short gray pair and a brown mid-length style. If you're also into fringe boots — we love the way they move when you walk — or want to just now get in on them, shop our favorite styles and colors below. Fall is the perfect time to pair them with everything from jeans to '70s-style printed dresses.
Ali Larter ran an errand in West Hollywood wearing the perfect weekend look: a denim button-down shirt, black skinny jeans with zippers at the ankles, and black Converse All Stars. You probably already have all three pieces in your closet, so put them together while grabbing coffee or grocery shopping this weekend. Then finish your casual style with yellow sunglasses and long silver chain necklaces just like Ali did. If you don't already have the perfect denim top, we recommend this one by Maison Scotch ($145).