No, it hasn't exactly been a week filled with red-carpet glamour, endless premieres, or high-profile parties, but this dressed-down celebrity crew proved that you don't have to pile on the glitz to make an impact. In the post-New Year's lull, these style setters — including Miranda Kerr, Jessica Chastain, and Katie Holmes — took a relaxed approach to dressing that's perfect for inspiring our own everyday style. And when they weren't running around the city, we spotted celebs like Olivia Palermo hitting the beach, giving us ample fashion fodder for our own warmer-weather days (or perhaps a vacation of our own). For all of that, and the rest of this week's top 10, you'll have to keep clicking.
Posts for January 4th 2013
If the cold weather outside doesn’t already have you itching for warm Summer days, then these photos of Olivia Palermo, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, and Julianne Hough will probably do the trick. We spotted all of these stars lounging in the sun in their tropical destinations of choice and showing off some enviable beachside style. If you're lucky enough to be getting your own escape from the cold, take a cue from their swim style — otherwise, sit back with a warm cup of cocoa, and soak up some sartorial inspiration. On Allison McNamara: Forever 21 blazer.
If you're on the hunt for a new handbag, why not (metaphorically) travel back in time for a bit of mod arm-candy flair? We suggest this "throwback" option because we're pretty sure the retro-chic look is already gaining major momentum this year. Need proof? Just check out these bags straight from these Spring '13 runways: Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Marc Jacobs, to name a few. In order to curate a well-rounded list of '60s- and '70s-inspired bags, we paid extra attention to key details, like structured shapes, geo prints, top handles, and pretty hues that will complement almost anything in your closet. Behold the nine bags we instantly fell in love with, right this way.
Although Winter has just begun, our favorite fashionable celebs have been vacationing at some of the most beautiful beaches and donning some seriously chic warm-weather looks. Julianne Hough worked a breezy island-ready combo while shopping in St. Barts, Jessica Alba sported a punchy Isabel Marant tunic with a panama hat in Cabo, and Michelle Williams topped her black bandeau bikini with a chambray shirt and classic shades in Mexico. If you're heading to a tropical destination or just getting a jump-start on planning your Summer adventures, be sure to mimic these two celeb-approved resort looks.
When it comes to vacation, everything should be easy — and that goes for your look, too. If you think that means compromising your style, Jessica Alba's latest is a testament to the contrary. Hers was a laid-back beach look that's perfect for hanging and still looks chic enough for a family photo op, no? It all came down to one great piece: her printed romper that doubled as a cover-up — fashionable and functional. It's the foolproof solution to keeping your look stylish and your suitcase light if you, too, are lucky enough to escape the snow (or happen to enjoy a warm-weather climate year-round). The rest — like Alba's lightweight scarf and oversize shades — won't take up too much room in your carry-on, either. Feeling inspired? Shop our editors' picks to channel Jessica's vacation-ready wear (and maybe book your flight while you're at it!).
Chloë Sevigny stopped by the Miu Miu boutique in NYC wearing one of the coziest celebrity Winter looks we've seen yet. The actress bundled up in a cozy green shearling coat, then, to make her outerwear the main focus, kept the rest of her outfit all black. She sported black leggings with leather riding boots, cat-eye sunglasses, and a mini satchel on her arm. Mimic Chloë's Winter cool by sporting all black and finishing off your ensemble with an equally fuzzy all-shearling coat. Don't forget the exaggerated cat-eye sunglasses for that perfect retro touch.