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Posts for October 30th 2012
Whether you're seeking shelter amidst Sandy or are just looking for ways to stay stylish in the cold, Diane Kruger proved the power of a go-to trench for cooler months. A trench coat is one of those versatile pieces that you really can wear year round. Right now, use it as a shield against the temperamental weather by layering cozy knits underneath. Watch today's Fab Flash and take a style cue from Diane! On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.
October was a big month for bold digital prints, and it's no surprise as to why. We saw the trend hit big on the Fall runways at Mulberry, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, and more — and now that the season is finally upon us, some of our favorite style-setting celebs are getting in on the fun by rocking these vibrant patterns on the red carpet. This month in particular was huge for digital print dresses, with stars like Kerry Washington, Olivia Munn, and Rashida Jones stepping out in eye-catching patterns and colors throughout October. Click through now to see 12 ladies who left us speechless this month with their chic choice of red-carpet wear.
Channel the 1920s this Halloween with a custom flapper costume. In today's DIY, we're showing you how to create your very own Roaring '20s flapper costume at home. The perk of making it on your own is you can really customize it — we went with black and red fringe, but you can use any color you like! Watch on to see how it's done, and make sure to check out our other Halloween DIY.
Olivia Palermo isn't letting anything — let alone a hurricane — throw her off her style game. She and boyfriend Johannes Huebl left their NYC apartment with their dog (in a sweater and booties, no less) for a respite from the storm, and managed to do so in style. Even in the midst of a natural disaster, we can count on Olivia to look totally put together: she stepped out in skinny jeans and a pair of black motorcycle boots, and layered up with a heather gray turtleneck and military-style anorak jacket — which she cleverly cinched at the waist with a brown leather belt. While most of us are hunkering down in sweats and slippers, Olivia happens to look cozy, comfortable, and completely chic. Click through to see her post-storm style — and stay safe and dry, you guys!
At the heart of Fall's cozy styling M.O. are your seasonal basics, and we just finished an epic hunt for this season's best at different price ranges: under $100, under $300, and under $500. Think of your autumnal wardrobe as one that centers on a no-fail foundation; namely, a great pair of jeans, a tee, and a sweater. From there, it's all about focusing on how to build it out according to varying degrees of inclement weather. With layering in mind, you'll want to cull a mix of basics with trendier pieces to create a foolproof solution to looking good and staying warm. Everything we chose are staples that will be in your closet for years to come. Whether your budget can accommodate luxe cashmere capes and rabbit-fur collars or you're looking to snag the slickest trench coat without spending half your rent money, we've got some seriously stylish options. Here's your ultimate shopping guide to Fall basics (read: everything you'll need to nail your cool-girl look).
Karolina Kurkova knows how to stun on the red carpet — it kind of comes with the territory of being a gorgeous leggy model — but her appearance at last night's Prix Montblanc in Berlin actually rendered us speechless. And if we're being completely honest, her creamy beige Carlos Miele Spring '13 gown inspired our current hunt for the perfect Fall wedding dress, too. We love that she paired the satin bodice-meets-flowing chiffon skirt silhouette with a darker wine-colored lip and smoky eye. It struck us as autumnal-themed, moody, and romantic, to say the least. And as a whole, it just worked. As we see more and more starlets donning nontraditional wedding dresses for their big day (Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway certainly come to mind), it seems only appropriate that we include this particularly gorgeous look in this burgeoning, slightly off-the-cuff trend. If you're as taken with this potential wedding dress option as we are — or see it as a potential scene-stealing holiday party option — we think a cream-colored Mongolian fur cropped jacket and a vintage-inspired veil would top it off perfectly. For now, get an all-angles look inside, then let us know how you would style this beautiful Carlos Miele gown.
With brands like Marni, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Kenzo leading the ladylike trend this season, we're looking to fur collars (faux or the real thing), to up our style ante. Simply pop one on over a sweater, button-down peacoat, or collared shirt, and what you have is instant polish with just about any cozy Winter ensemble. Style tip: larger fur collars work best over coats with longer lapels, while smaller renditions pair nicely with sweaters or blouses. Shop our 13 irresistible editors' picks right now.
Gwyneth Paltrow exercised her mastery over the perfect cocktail dress two ways, and in doing so, proved that making a high-impact dress statement is as easy as sticking to the classics. As the face of Hugo Boss's new fragrance, Boss Nuit Pour Femme, the actress made the rounds in Madrid, Spain — providing the groundwork for some great outfits. First, she donned a bright orange Boss Black number, which showed off her legs and one very cool pair of Thierry Mugler heels. From the front, you'll notice they look like regular black pumps, but from the side, these pumps feature a PVC silhouette and a slick metallic heel. The lesson here? A bold color choice and a shoe that showcases more than meets the eye (initially) can take your ensemble for chic to downright eye-catching.
Next, Gwyneth switched it up with another Hugo Boss dress, but this time, slipped into an ultrafitted leather LBD. To complement the dress, she wore Jimmy Choo patent leather bow-front pumps. We love that this darker juxtaposition shows off an easy balance between sexy on top and sweet on bottom. Whether you're more of a bright hues and standout accessories kind of girl, or you prefer a monochromatic palette and subtle accents, look to Gwyneth's latest for an extra dose of Fall dressing inspiration.
- Let a bold color speak for itself. Like Gwyneth showed, there's no need to go overboard with embellishments or loud accessories. When you've got a bright hue involved, it's more effective to keep it simple and clean.
- With that said, you can still have fun with your shoes. We're not saying, pair the look with a sexy lace-up bootie or go the glitter-infused route, but rather, choose a heel that has an element of surprise. Whether the heel is a bit embellished or you happen to love a cap-toe design, both are great options.
- If you choose to wear a leather LBD, make sure to offset the sexy leather finish with something sweeter on bottom. We love Gwyneth's bow-front pumps, but you could also try on a pair of lower-heeled slingback pumps for a more sophisticated vibe.
Throwback fashion is a fickle thing. In the case of Clueless's '90s-inspired resurgence, we welcomed plaid minis, knee-high socks, and Alaïa references with open arms. While, with other nuanced trends (like jellies, Lisa Frank imagery, and Hammer pants), you've got to be a little more selective on real-life styling execution. So, when we started to notice a certain iconic Disney character popping up on street stylers in New York, Milan, and Paris during Fashion Month, we had to wonder — was Mickey Mouse the "new" must-have print or could this merely be chalked up to a nostalgic coincidence? In our opinion (and as these chic snaps prove), it's definitely the former.
For us, those recognizable mouse ears have largely signified childhood trips to Disneyland and Saturday morning cartoon-watching sessions. But now, it's actually conceivable to think that Mickey might not just be for the younger set. Tucked into a soft red leather pencil skirt, and accented with a crystal-encrusted statement necklace, we'd say that souvenir t-shirt you got so many years ago looks pretty darn cool now. If you're not much of a formfitting skirt wearer, go the opposite route with slouchy boyfriend jeans, borrowed-from-the-boys loafers, and an even slouchier beanie. This undone, ultrarelaxed look will offset the built-in cheekiness of Mickey Mouse without taking away its youthful appeal. The bottom line: don't call it a comeback — this mouse has been around since 1928. Instead, we're touting this particular mouse-branded resurgence as a vintage-inspired one. Just dig a little deeper in your clothing archives, and we're sure you'll be able to evoke the same kind of retro cartoon chic with the right au courant complements.