Your beach or poolside cover-up is often just as important as your bikini itself — when it comes to heading from the water to the street (or the bar), you want something stylish and sexy, without being too over the top. Some of the best, most effective cover-ups can be as simple as slipping on a floaty dress or romper or throwing on a printed tunic and sandals. To help you choose a look, we've styled up five supercute cover-up and sandal combos that are bound to have you looking your best while on the beach. Click through to see them all now.
Posts for June 8th 2012
Jennifer Aniston made a cameo at AFI's Life Achievement Awards last evening to support her Rumor Has It costar Shirley MacLaine. For the event, Jennifer slipped into a body-hugging Burberry gown showing a low neckline, thigh-high slit, and sexy cutout back detailing. Jennifer's look is the perfect way to ease into Summer style; just watch today's Fab Flash to hear more about her monochromatic ensemble.
Happy Friday — you know what that means: it's time to announce our CelebStyle top stars of the week! This week's standouts worked eye-catching color combos, sassy sequins, and more sultry styles, and we just can't get enough. Zoe Saldana showcased her inner rocker by working leather shorts with caged Christian Louboutin sandals, Jessica Alba channeled her sexy side in a white cutout Narciso Rodriguez number, and Beyoncé went all out in a colorful zigzag Carven blouse and hot-pink trousers. See all of our fashion-forward favorites, why they were crowned top stars, and how you can steal their looks for yourself.
Our Summer prep kicked off with the best celebrity triangle bikinis, and now we're moving on to the top strapless bandeau bikinis worn by the stars. Celebrities including Kate Bosworth, Whitney Port, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Eva Longoria, and many more are into this style of swimwear — it even helps them avoid annoying tan lines. If you, too, love strapless and bandeau bikinis, get a closer look at all the stars who have worn the style, then shop the looks for yourself.
Jennifer Connelly stepped out to promote her movie Virginia in NYC yesterday wearing a dress from Stella McCartney's sporty chic Fall collection. From the fit and flare colorblocked silhouette to Connelly's sleek Givenchy heels and pink pout, we can't get enough of this ultraflattering look. If you haven't tried it already, a flippy hemline looks good on almost every body type, instantly giving the illusion of slimmer legs — and who wouldn't want that? Furthermore, her classic black and white color palette lent an instantly chic aesthetic. Want to get the look? Just read our styling tips below, then shop similar items in the widget to channel the same effortlessly sleek look.
- When choosing a fit and flare silhouette, make sure to choose a hemline that hits your midthigh for maximum lengthening capabilities.
- Try out other classic color combos, like navy and white — just make sure your top is darker than your bottom to give the illusion of a slimmer torso.
- Minimalism is key, so go easy on the accessories and makeup. Pull your hair up like Jennifer for an extra-polished look.
Missoni is teaming up with the famed sandal brand Havaianas to put a fresh spin on our flip flops for the second year in a row. Ashlee Simpson stepped out to show her support for both Missoni and Havaianas, and we had a chance to talk with her about her Summer style, how she styles her sandals, and how being a mom has given her a more relaxed approach to fashion. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more from Ashlee.
This style crowd is equal parts party-chic and street-styled cool. With a perfect LBD from Kate Bosworth at NYC's Whitney Art Party, along with Jessica Hart and Olivia Palermo both showing off their insanely awesome casual wear, the week shaped up to be a seriously stylish one (even long after the CFDA Awards wrapped). Click on — these and the rest of the top 10 will have you feeling inspired to up your styling ante right now.
Nothing says nautical like rope detailing, and we're getting prepped for a Summer of sailing, beach trips, and poolside parties by upping our style game with rad rope-tied pieces. From bikinis to tunics to tote bags, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite items that incorporate sailor-chic rope styling. Just click through the slideshow to shop them all now.
Beyoncé's Parisian ensembles have each been bolder than the last. Earlier, during a daytime date with husband Jay-Z, Beyoncé wore a red-hot Dsquared blazer with leather leggings, and for this nighttime outfit, the singer chose a bright monochromatic look by Surface to Air: a yellow blazer ($326, originally $465) with matching shorts ($151, originally $215) and losose-fitting tee ($88, originally $125). Her accessories included Prada's tail-light sandals — here is the blue-and-yellow version ($990) — an Alexander McQueen tiger-print clutch ($525) and round The Row sunglasses. To mimic Beyoncé's latest Parisian look in your city, shop the widget below.
While the perfect dress is a key formula in a head-turning look, for many celebrities, it's also all about the accessories. Proof is in the stunning jewels, shoes, and bags from this year's CFDA Awards. Another dazzling Hollywood accessory obsession right now are knuckle-box clutches. Check out how Kim Kardashian amped up her deep-v dress with an embellished Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch, how Jennifer Aniston polished off her white Burberry gown with a matching Valentino studded ring clutch, and the way Emma Stone accessorized her mustard Roland Mouret gown with a classic black Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch. To get in on the look, shop our favorite knuckle clutches below. No matter which you choose, it'll inject major edge into your nighttime glam.