With Summer in full swing, Hollywood's hottest have been spotted donning lots of sunny ensembles from maxis to minis and sweet ladylike dresses. This week, Amber Heard showcased a sassy new way to wear a pleated maxi skirt, Heidi Klum went bold in a red denim mini, and Katie Holmes edged it up in leather pants, while Freida Pinto, Dianna Agron, and Michelle Obama sported lust-worthy looks of their own. Take a well-deserved break from your busy day to check out all of our latest top trendsetters, then shop the pieces for yourself to re-create their spotlight-worthy styles.
Posts for July 13th 2012
While Miranda Kerr always looks great in jeans, her Summer style has taken a girlier turn with deep-V maxi dresses. During the first NYC spotting, Miranda wore a yellow printed plunging midi dress with a black structured bag, Stella McCartney printed round sunglasses ($225), and nude t-strap sandals. Then on another day, the model mom sported a mint-colored wrap maxi dress with Prada cat-eye sunglasses ($245), flat jeweled sandals, and a colorful bag. Miranda has it all right, exuding ladylike glamour in her breezy dresses, still keeping a hint of sexy via the plunging necklines, then finishing off with statement sunglasses. Get in on Miranda's Summer style by shopping similar plunging dresses below to pair with your favorite shades.
In today's DIY, we're teaching you how to transform a pair of basic white cutoffs into a colorful, dip-dyed version! We've been in love with these psychedelic shades since Proenza Schouler's Spring 2010 runway, and instead of doing a traditional tie-dye, we're taking it up a notch with an amazing (and easy) ombre dip-dye technique. In just a few simple steps, you too can have a pair of bright, Summer-ready shorts — watch on to see how!
Gorgeous but not overly complicated — that's what we love about this group of Summer style setters who balance the need to be cool and comfortable with the desire to appear totally chic. If you're seeking inspiration, this is a study in effortless dressing, everything from eventwear, courtesy of Diane Kruger, Ashley Greene, and Michelle Williams at Comic-Con, to street-style cool from the likes of Rachel Bilson and Miranda Kerr. If you're wondering just how they manage to get it so right, click on to see how it's done with this week's top 10.
Michelle Williams showed off her mod side while chatting about her new flick Oz: The Great and Powerful at 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego. The actress started off with a printed shift dress from Giulietta's Resort 2013 collection, then brightened up her look via purple Giuseppe Zanotti ankle-strap peep-toe pumps. Michelle's dress is not available online, but this Milly tile print dress ($385) will give you that same '60s vibe. Pair it with either the red version of Michelle's Giuseppe Zanottis ($612) or these purple Dolce Vita wedges ($127, originally $169). That's all you need to join Michelle's mod squad — no jewelry required.
Flat loafers are all the rage these days, but those who want height with their preppy choose high-heeled and platform loafers. Check out Alexa Chung wearing gray suede high-heeled loafers at the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards, actress Olivia Thirlby rocking a pair of bright-pink platform loafers with a blue shorts suit, and model Petra Nemcova in colorblock high-heeled Tommy Hilfiger loafers. This trend is perfect for work, and as you can see from these three ladies, it looks great with everything from dresses to suits to pants. Opt to go bold in a colored pair like Olivia, classic in a neutral hue like Alexa, or funky in a two-tone pair like Petra. To get started on the preppy-chic trend, shop our favorite high-heeled loafers below.
From Roman Holiday-inspired lace-up sandals to Jackie O.'s all-American T-strap thongs, some Summer soles have proven timeless and indispensable. So, what exactly makes the classic Summer sandal just so classic? Each iteration has maintained a no-fleeting trend and no-flashy design policy. In fact, the key to each sandal's longevity and relevance can be pinpointed back to its silhouette's sleek, simple, and beach-friendly blueprint. Whether you prefer an ankle-strap detail or the quintessential jute-sole bottom, it's safe to say these Summer sandal options aren't going anywhere. Read up on why these shoes have stood the test of time, then find out which celebs are loving these go-to styles.
Zoe Kravitz is known for her daring style, and her latest NYC ensemble solidified her fashion guts even more. The actress attended a Broadway show wearing a black sheer maxi dress, topped over a black bandeau bra and high-waisted shorts. An orange beaded necklace popped against the black, while her Alexander Wang black oxfords ($450) provided comfort and cool. While we admit that this look is not for everyone, if you have the fashion guts like Zoe does, then re-create it for your next nighttime affair. Or, if you want to ease into the sheer trend, sport your black sheer maxi over your swimwear at the beach.
We're back with another round of our Instagram adventures — did you miss us? Despite a slower Summer pace, we're keeping busy with a glimpse of upcoming Holiday collections, a few Summer fetes, and a bevy of other fashion projects. Since we last met, we've been in SF and back, out and about in NYC, and in our free time, catching up on our favorite style tomes and taking a minute to enjoy the Summer sunsets. So whether you've got an iPhone handy (if you do, are you following us yet?) or not, our Instagram recap starts right here.
Loeffler Randall is known for its downtown cool footwear, and now, the shoe savant is adding hot handbags to its design repertoire. Get a sneak peek at the Resort '13 collection, showcasing an array of colorful satchels, smart multifunctional totes, and cute mini bags. Our style director Noria Morales caught up with Loeffler's adorable creative director Jessie Randall to get the scoop on her inspiration for the collection and favorite pieces. If you have a thing for prints and brights, this is one collection you won't want to miss.