Posts for August 28th 2012
Naomi Watts touched down in Venice for the Venice Film Festival working a sleek and chic look complete with suede Isabel Marant ankle boots ($565), a brown Balenciaga bag, and pink Ray-Ban shades ($155). The actress layered a neutral blazer over a white silk tank and black skinny jeans, then topped off her travel style with a straw fedora and mix-metal necklaces. To steal Naomi's stellar style, top off your cream blazer, black denim, and ankle boots with a straw fedora and playful pink Ray-Ban sunglasses.
The catwalks at Fashion Week may be the main draw, but the street style outside the shows is really half the fun. To prepare accordingly for the high-stakes style game at NYFW, we've handpicked the must-have gear — the kind that's as statement-making as it is functional — to get around Lincoln Center fashionably and comfortably. We're zeroing in on a few of Fall's trend highlights, like rich oxblood hues, printed pants, and wrap skirts, but there's also a place for pieces we've loved all Summer, like an ultrachic white blazer to pep up a moody Autumn palette. Click on for all of our fashionably minded essentials.
Forget (momentarily) what you would normally associate with leather wares — moto-inspired jackets, edgy rocker pants, and zipper-lined vests — and instead, get acquainted with Fall's new school of ladylike leather. The luxe material has gotten a makeover of sorts, the kind that comes with a totally refined, sophisticated polish. Tory Burch presented blue peplum-infused jackets (pictured) paired with matching fitted pencil skirts, Valentino offered up the ultimate in romance via delicate leather cutout sheaths, and Monique Lhuillier gave us an LRD with a retro-meets-sultry vibe. And with equally feminine leather driving gloves and wide cummerbund-style belts to complement each look, it's that much easier to achieve this slick autumnal glamour. We've culled a mix of pieces — at all price points — that reflect this ladylike state-of-mind, so just keep clicking to shop your favorites.
Emma Roberts grabbed breakfast at Oaks Gourmet in LA wearing a dark and moody ensemble, whose center of attention was a printed skater skirt. The actress then threw on a bunch of black accoutrements: a scoop tank, wooden platform ankle booties, Elizabeth and James Crescent cat-eye sunglasses, and this 3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli satchel ($650). Although Emma rocked this look during the day, it would look just as appropriate for a nighttime affair. Just match your printed skirt with black accessories, and don't forget an adorable mini purse like Emma's Phillip Lim.
Portia de Rossi and Elle DeGeneres grabbed dinner at Craig's in West Hollywood, with Portia looking fashion forward in this Christopher Kane black leather rope top ($1,720). She paired her unique top with equally different loose-fitting white trousers and nude pointy pumps. If you've got money to spare, add Portia's exact top to your closet to give you that instant funky flair. Or, tie a black leather belt, like this one from Cusp ($64), around your high-neck black top to get the look for less. Finish off with these white trousers from Yoox ($158) and nude pumps to get Portia's latest look.
Jessica Alba strolled Beverly Hills in her favorite Jenni Kayne pointed d'orsay flats and her latest lust-worthy accessory, a two-tone leather Tod's bag ($1,595). Jessica's nude button-down blouse, mauve skinny jeans, and pointed flats were cute on their own, but layering a striped blazer over her neutral look injected the perfect pop of unique flair. Gold shades, a double wrap necklace, and a few silver bracelets completed her sunny style. Re-create this look by shopping similar pieces below for a sweet and chic ensemble perfect for Fall.
It's been a while since we last spotted Anne Heche, but her latest LA appearance has us totally smitten. Retro styles are all the rage these days and the actress was spot-on in her white eyelet knee-length dress. We love that she added a pop of color via a skinny peach belt, then coordinated with nude patent peep toes and an off-white The Row structured bag. Get Anne's look for work by wearing this River Island white dress ($30, originally $60) with a blazer and pumps, then ditch the blazer for a denim jacket for a daytime feel.