Rihanna exited a London hotel rocking a transitional ensemble that's edgy and sophisticated at the same time. The singer started with a pair of distressed denim cutoffs and a gray sweater, then topped it with a superchic black coat. Her funky accessories — leopard lace-up booties and these Stella McCartney round printed sunglasses ($225) — gave her look that signature Rihanna edge. While this outfit may be too out there for many, the key takeaway is to balance your distressed denim with a sophisticated coat. Then add a few printed accessories for a unique spin.
Alessandra Ambrosio made our heads turn in short mint denim cutoffs and lust-worthy Valentino rockstud pumps ($895) while running errands around LA. The model mom paired her pastel shorts with a blush silk tank and white blazer to create the perfect pastel palette for a sunny day, then upped the cool factor via aviators, a rose gold watch, and a few wrap necklaces — including this Emerson Ryder bar necklace ($1,000). While the weather is still warm, re-create Alessandra's leggy look with a pair of mint cutoffs, a crisp white blazer, and embellished pumps. Then come Fall, swap the shorts for mint-colored skinny jeans, like this pair from Hudson ($154), to combat the cold in style.
Heidi Klum looked cool and relaxed in a white tee and denim cutoffs over the weekend, but her neon pink high-top sneakers jolted her entire ensemble. The model wore aviator sunglasses to shield her eyes from the bright day and a brown belt to cinch her bottoms. A celeb-favorite pinky ring and gold necklace completed Heidi's LA ensemble. Next time you throw on your denim cutoffs and tee, add major spunk to your feet via these bright pink sneakers from Asos ($42, originally $61).
Gisele Bundchen and her adorable baby bump did some shopping in Boston wearing a white crochet top with sexy denim cutoffs. The supermodel accessorized via a brown suede Loewe bag, nude ankle-strap ballet flats, and aviator sunglasses. A few delicate gold jewels added subtle shine to Gisele's summertime look. Before the warm-weather season ends, mimic Gisele's latest outfit by pairing a white crochet top with your denim cutoffs, then finishing off with neutral accessories. Come Fall, match your crochet top with wide-leg jeans and a trench coat for a '70s-chic vibe.
Shenae Grimes was spotted on the set of 90210 wearing a feminine and funky ensemble consisting of a sheer floral kimono, denim cutoffs with trendy exposed pockets, a black tank, and black motorcycle boots. Separately, all these pieces exude a totally different vibe — the kimono a '70s flair, the cutoffs a cool feel, and the boots a rocker style — but all together they work harmoniously to create an off-kilter ensemble. Re-create Shenae's onscreen look for those times when you want to stand out from the crowd like at your next concert. If you prefer a shorter kimono, try this floral kimono by Prophecy ($41, originally $133).
Dakota Fanning packed on the accessories while grabbing lunch with a friend in Beverly Hills. The actress started off with a sheer white tunic, topped over a polka-dot crop top, finished with these 7 For All Mankind distressed denim shorts ($87). Her accessories included a white fedora with black ribbon, clubmaster sunglasses, an oversized embellished clutch with dangly coin detail, and silver platform sneakers. Mimic Dakota's eclectic look for your next lunch date by shopping similar pieces, including her exact shorts, below.
Jessica Hart might have been dressed down in a white tee, denim cutoffs, and high-top white Converse sneakers ($45) while walking her pup in NYC, but per usual the model managed to still look stunning. Her short shorts accentuated her gorgeous gams, while her lust-worthy locks peeked out from under her sporty red cap. Jessica finished her street style with an oversized watch, a few bracelets, and a black canvas backpack. Channel your inner model with a white tee, denim cutoffs, and her exact Converse for a low-key day at the park, or take a cue from Miley and work your high-top kicks with a floral dress.
Denim cutoffs are a Summer-fashion mainstay, but a newer trend that's quickly gaining momentum in celebrity circles is the exposed-pocket denim cutoff. You know, when the jean is short enough to show off the pocket lining underneath. Stars like Rachel Bilson, Diane Kruger, and Kate Walsh have been sporting their exposed-pocket shorts in various cute ways. Rachel wore a dark pair with a striped tank and red ShoeMint sandals in LA, Diane sported a vintage Levi's pair with a floppy hat and nude Givenchy sandals in Vancouver, and Kate wore hers with a white hat and espadrille flats in LA. Before Summer comes to a close, shop our favorite exposed-pocket denim cutoffs below to work like these celebs did.
Even while going for a bike ride in Miami, Doutzen Kroes was model material working a red-and-white striped top, denim cutoffs, and these black leather Givenchy gladiators ($490). The blond stunner accessorized her sunny style with a bevy of necklaces and bracelets, folding Ray-Ban shades ($155), and a black crossbody bag. Whether you're heading out for a ride on your beach cruiser or just grabbing lunch with friends on a warm day, re-create Doutzen's easy, breezy look with her exact gladiators — also available in nude ($557, originally $795) — with a striped top and denim cutoffs.
Doutzen Kroes has been practically living in bikinis all Summer! She wore a neon coral Victoria's Secret bikini in early June, three different bikinis at the end of the month, and now a printed triangle bikini while vacationing in Miami Beach. Aside from her colorful two-piece, we also dig the way she accessorized it: Ray-Ban sunglasses and a bevy of necklaces and arm candy, including a silver chunky watch and gold bangles. Once she was all done frolicking, Doutzen threw on a pair of denim cutoffs with exposed pockets for that quintessentially nonchalant Summer look.