We spotted several trendsetting celebs working chic ensembles this week, but there were a handful of starlets who were extra inspiring. Emily Blunt dazzled on the red carpet in an orange crystal-collar Alexander McQueen gown in London, Kim Kardashian worked a white-hot Miami look complete with snakeskin Christian Louboutin pumps, and Rihanna showcased a superior streamlined silhouette in Dolce & Gabbana and Alaia in West Hollywood. But that's not all; Mandy Moore taught us that colored denim isn't restricted to Summer, while Gwen Stefani debuted the coolest travel style we've ever seen. Get a closer look at this week's star-studded celebrity styles and find out why we were wowed by their spotlight-worthy ensembles.
Posts for November 2nd 2012
Ashley Tisdale went bohemian cool in a cozy multicolored Free People sweater ($248), black leggings, spiked Jeffrey Campbell boots ($328), and a bright red Givenchy shopper ($2,180) while heading out to dinner in LA. Her knit sweater and vibrant red bag brightened her Fall basics perfectly, while her spiked boots lent a tough touch. She completed her layered look with a delicate pendant necklace, a cutout Free People moon pendant ($58), and perfectly tousled curls. Re-create Ashley's haute-hippie style by pairing her exact boots and bag with a basic V-neck tee, black leggings, and a few charming accessories.
Country's hottest vocalists were out in full effect last night at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville last evening. Taylor Swift continued her red streak in a gorgeous look by Jenny Packham, Carrie Underwood channeled her inner Grecian goddess, and Miranda Lambert styled up a blush-toned Maria Lucia Hohan for the night. While we were surprised 22-year-old Taylor went home empty handed, she won in our book for best dressed. Watch on for all of the details. On Allison McNamara: J.Crew top, Topshop jacket.
Solange Knowles solidified her title as mixed-print master pairing a purple and yellow geometric pencil skirt with a matching blouse, both by H&M, while spinning for its latest store opening in Mexico City. This isn't the first time we've spotted the starlet working a print-on-print ensemble; from New York Fashion Week to the American Ballet Theatre, this girl is clearly a fan of bold numbers, and we can't get enough of her brilliantly styled looks. Solange completed her latest printed pairing with colorblock Fendi sandals, full luscious locks, and a punchy red lip. Channel this mixed masterpiece with a printed pencil skirt, a coordinating blouse, and colorblock sandals for a stunning look that's so hot everyone at the party will be coming to you for fashion advice.
Gwen Stefani was the epitome of street chic in a white-and-black Michael Kors pairing and patent leather Christian Louboutin pumps ($625) while strolling around London. As if the trendsetter's checkered shell and matching pants weren't cool enough, the blond beauty topped her fierce duo with a posh black cape and matching fisherman cap. She finished off her polished look with loose curls and her signature red lip. Channel Gwen's old-school glam with a black-and-white lattice-print top, matching trousers, a cozy cape, and a fisherman hat for date night, or pair these checkered Kelly Wearstler pants ($224, originally $320) with a classic black top, matching cape, and wool topper for a tame take on this flawless style.
When they weren't showing off their Halloween costumes, this crew of celebrities provided outfit inspiration of the chicer variety. That doesn't mean that they were all dressed up — looks from favorites like Gwyneth Paltrow, Karolina Kurkova, and Kristen Stewart ran the gamut from the cool and casual (we're looking at you, Karolina) to the more polished cocktail wares we saw from both Gwyneth and Kristen. As for the ultraglam, Jennifer Lopez lit up this week's UNESCO gala in a lacy, one-shouldered Lanvin gown — but you'll have to click inside to see that and the rest of this week's top 10.
Halle Berry glowed in a sheer leather-panel Catherine Malandrino dress at the Moscow premiere of her latest movie, Cloud Atlas. Her breathtaking mini accentuated her toned curves flawlessly, while her black suede pumps, large cocktail ring, and elegant drop earrings accessorized her edgy-chic number perfectly. Channel Halle's red-carpet glamour with a sheer leather-panel sheath, matching suede pumps, and a few sparkling accessories, or really push the envelope in this sheer and leather Blaque mini ($225) to turn heads everywhere you go.
This season, we're looking to ladylike coats to fend off Winter's cold bite. Feminine options from the likes of Jil Sander, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Chanel were seen all over the runways, and we're bringing our top shopping picks to help you emote the same feminine feeling — without busting your budget. From peplum-embellished coats to fit-and-flare silhouettes, our 11 pretty, ladylike coats are sure to add a polished, soft touch to just about any look, even if you're not the typical "girlie girl."
Right on par with just about every other jeans and sweater combo she's worn, Katie Holmes nailed the classic off-duty look by styling only the necessary basics. Translation: she handed us (and you) a chic Fall ensemble with an easy-to-emulate twist just in time for the weekend. And the best part? You won't even have to dig too deep within your wardrobe to follow suit. Style a crisp, collared button-up shirt under a cozy, oversize neutral-toned sweater. Then, pair the top layers with a flared-jean silhouette. The denim choice here is really up to you, but we have to say, Katie's wide-leg pant shape gave the whole look a more casual, relaxed vibe. To finish, she wore Derek Lam's awesome maroon-hued camera bag like a crossbody style. You may remember our own ode to its greatness here. While you don't have to break the bank on the bag front, the key is to offset the laid-back pieces and soft palette with a slicker, punchier statement. So, now that you've got the Katie Holmes-meets-Saturday style breakdown, shop away.
Shop clockwise, from top left: J.Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt ($72), Donna Karan Oversize Cashmere Sweater ($850), Derek Lam Newton Camera Bag ($1,390), Topshop Mighty Black Leather Zip Boots ($90), Mother Denim Wilder Double Take Jean ($220).