In the world of celebrity fashion, every week offers up a bevy of looks we want to steal — but we've narrowed down the top 10 breeziest, best in Summer styling inspiration. This week we're looking to Miranda Kerr's effortless street-style mix-ups that manage to be as effortless as they are elegant, Solange Knowles's high-impact cocktail dressing, and Eva Mendes's knockout-worthy casual wares. There's more inside — click on for the standout stylers we can't get enough of this week.
Posts for June 15th 2012
Let's be honest: packing is no fun, and no matter how many times we do it, we're always susceptible to overcompensating, or worse, forgetting something crucial, like underwear. So, when faced with packing for not one but three destinations — San Francisco, Bali, and New York City — over the course of the next four weeks, it wasn't the easiest task to take on. While we're at it, let's also throw in the fact that I want to steer clear of checking bags, baggage claims, and any sort of lost-and-found dilemmas. My packing conundrum was not something to be taken lightly — one Fab editor, four weeks of being on the road, three climate changes, and only one carry-on to work with? Sounded like an impossible feat. But here's the most amazing miracle of all — I did it; see the photographic evidence below! Now, before I head West, it's time to impart some quick, painless packing-light tips that should keep you on the carry-on straight and narrow. Ready? Happy trails.
- Don't underestimate the power of making a list. Write down the bare essentials of what you'll need for your trip, wherever the final destination may be. Keyword here is basic: bras, underwear, socks, a pair of jeans, a warmer layer for the evenings, a chic go-with-everything dress, and so on. Then, follow your list as a step-by-step process of how to not go overboard when you start digging into your wardrobe.
- Do be reasonable. Override that voice in your head trying to convince you that you absolutely need six tops for a three-day trip. You don't . . . and the practical you knows that.
- Don't skimp too much. If you know that you're going to a wedding with formal dinners planned every night, then yes pack a few extra dresses. The tradeoff? Include a slick pair of ankle-strap sandals that go with each outfit, so you don't have to overload on the shoe front.
- Do roll your clothes instead of folding them. First of all, it minimizes wrinkles and therefore you don't have to worry about the quality of your hotel iron. Second of all, it frees up a lot of space for other traveling necessities.
- Don't forget to pack a great belt, a pair of statement earrings, and classic ballet flats. When in doubt, these things will come in handy.
Everywhere we look, there's a sweet Summer sale to be found. From Net-A-Porter's highly anticipated markdown blowout to inexpensive ways to soup up your dress collection at ASOS, 'tis the season to shop (and stock up) without breaking the bank. The best part of the current price drops? We found the sexiest Bottega Veneta sandals at 50 percent off, we spotted the perfect Summer tweed skirt from Rag & Bone at a fraction of its original price tag, and you can bet we're also taking this opportunity to add to our lineup of easy, breezy t-shirt and short staples. Get a head start on the best discounts out there with 20 of our most coveted on-sale pieces from this week's Summer sales. Is your mouse ready? Click through and shop your favorites now.
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The Young Hollywood Awards took place in LA last evening, and while celebrities including Ginnifer Goodwin and Sophia Bush looked adorable in ladylike dresses, it was all about who was wearing the pants at this stylish affair. Hailee Steinfeld took a risk in a silvery metallic top and pant combo by Prabal Gurung with ornate gold detailing, while Ashley Greene opted for a more classic albeit sultry style in a tuxedo-inspired two-piece ensemble by Donna Karan. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more about both of these fabulous looks. On Allison McNamara: Madewell top.
With an unlimited budget (and the closet space to spare), we could likely shop all Summer. Since that's not our fashion reality, we're being a bit more practical and helping you to do the same with just 15 Summer essentials. That's jackets, pants, tops, and even shoes! And we've crafted 15 flawless ways to put them all together (plus a few accessory suggestions to complete each look and inspire your outfit creativity). From date night to office-appropriate and just the right getaway look, we've kept all of your Summer outfit needs in mind. This is the kind of math we like — just click on to see our 15 awesome finds and watch the ways to wear them multiply.
During a trip to the hair salon in LA, Busy Philipps was spotted looking trendy cute in a tribal-print minidress, which she paired with these Rebecca Minkoff gold-rimmed sunglasses ($150), a statement spike necklace, this Vince Camuto Cristina crossbody bag ($158), and tan tassel wedge sandals. The tribal print has been popular for a while now, but with Summer rolling in, it's the perfect time to resurrect it. If you don't yet have a tribal-print dress in your mix, shop nine of our favorites below. To mimic Busy's look, add this spike necklace by Tasha ($98) and her exact Rebecca Minkoff shades.
Ali Larter went back to basics in NYC working a black romper, tan flat K. Jacques sandals ($240), and round tortoise shades, proving neutrals can indeed stand out. The blond beauty accessorized her sexy daytime look with a wide gold cuff, silver collar necklace, and tan snake satchel. Style a similar black romper with Ali's exact sandals and round shades to channel her effortless vibe, or show off your wild side in these Diane von Furstenberg sandals ($230) with a matching mint belt. You can also dress up your black romper with heels and a printed blazer for extra pizazz.
Model Erin Heatherton, aka Leonardo DiCaprio's new girlfriend, went on a romantic bike ride with her guy in NYC. Add her to the list of many stars who have biked in style. For her two-wheeled journey, Erin wore a printed tiered miniskirt with a tan leather jacket, a gray tank, tan flats, black round sunglasses, and a black crossbody fringe bag to keep her hands free. Whether or not you own a bike, re-create Erin's flirty look for your next city stroll or ride. Just wear spandex shorts underneath in case the wind picks up. Then swap the flats for booties or wedges and add a pop of lip color for a nighttime date. Shop similar pieces below to get started.