We may not be heading back to class this Fall, but we're admittedly preoccupied with the wardrobe shift it inspires. One look at Dree Hemingway sporting one of our favorite style combos in a sweet Marc Jacobs Resort '13 dress and sneakers set off our latest styling obsession. The model/actress's take on classic kicks and a ladylike day dress (while adorable for her Starlet photocall) would pretty much pass any back-to-school dress code with flying colors. Not only are we obsessed with its charming-cum-cool vibe, but also the fact that it's just the kind of thing that'll, um, weather the seasonal transition to Fall perfectly with maybe a denim jacket tossed over our shoulders and an old-school cruiser to ride down the leaf-lined streets. OK, all collegiate nostalgia aside, this look is just as well-suited for a pulled-together off-duty style or a laid-back office atmosphere. Even if you're not returning to campus, it's worth taking notes from Dree.
Celebrities have been spotted working florals all over the globe, but now they're embracing a new nature-inspired print: palm trees. Carly Rae Jepsen donned a palm-print blazer and matching shorts by Lisa Ho at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Kate Bosworth worked a nature-inspired H&M dress ($24) with ankle-strap sandals in LA, while Dree Hemingway paired a Proenza Schouler palm tree tee with gray flare denim in NYC. As you can see, this California-cool print adds playfulness to any ensemble, so shop our favorite palm-print pieces to hop on the latest Hollywood trend.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with hats. Fedoras, floppy styles, bucket hats, bowlers — the style possibilities are plentiful, and there are also plenty of celebrity inspirations to take advantage of. We particularly love how Emma Stone jazzed up her chambray shirtdress with a wide-brimmed hat, the way Kristen Bell completed her concert cool with a white fedora, and how Rachel Zoe looked '70s chic via a fabulous floppy hat. There are way more stars who have worn stylish hats, so first check them all out, then shop your favorites to add the perfect finishing touch to all your Summer ensembles.
Celebrities have been dressing up their feet in the most fabulous footwear these days. Not only are they loving silver mirrored shoes right now, but they're also feeling minty green styles. And with Summer right around the corner, their hue of choice couldn't be any more perfect. Julianne Hough wore her little black dress with bright mint T-strap sandals, Dree Hemingway paired her white ruffly Chanel dress with mint-colored Mary Janes, and Elizabeth Olsen brightened up her all-black look with bold mint satin Manolo Blahnik pumps. If you don't own minty green shoes, be sure to add one or more to your mix to wear with everything from floral dresses to denim cutoffs to white jeans. Pumps, sandals, platforms, flats, there are many styles to choose from, so shop our favorites below.
The fashion crowd came out for Chanel's Little Black Jacket party at the Swiss Institute in NYC last night. Karl Lagerfeld himself was on hand for the event, as were models Karolina Kurkova, Dree Hemingway, and Linda Evangelista. Penn Badgley made an appearance with girlfriend, Zoe Kravitz. Zoe posed with her mom, Lisa Bonet, as they made their way inside. Lily Collins swung by, as did Pharrell Williams. The fun continued after the bash when Karl hosted a dinner at Balthazar in SoHo with guests Lily, Zoe, Penn, Linda, and others. Check out even more pictures from Chanel's Little Black Jacket soiree.
There's a new footwear trend and it's adding mega shine to the feet of Hollywood's most fashion-forward ladies. Silver mirrored shoes — pumps, boots, sandals, flats, sneakers — are showing up on everyone from model Dree Hemingway at the 2012 CFDA Awards to Alexa Chung at London Fashion Week to model Hanneli Mustaparta and many more. If you want your feet to shine like the stars, we recommend getting yourself some snazzy silver mirrored shoes.
>> In its upcoming Americana-themed issue, V Magazine has dedicated an entire editorial to homegrown beauties like Karlie Kloss, Christie Brinkley, and Arizona Muse.
Called "American Idols," the collection of photos features some of the USA's biggest supermodels wearing pre-Fall clothing by some of its greatest designers. Brinkley dons a jacket and pants from Ralph Lauren while Dree Hemingway wears an Alexander Wang bodysuit on the opposite page. Carol Alt smolders in Michael Kors, and Elaine Irwin stands next to her in Donna Karan. But perhaps it's not how the models look as much as what they say about America that makes the spread so special.
"I've done it all," Brinkley says. "Worked at 31 Flavors, walked runways, been a rodeo queen, Broadway. Only in America!"
The Americana issue of V debuts on May 10. For now, take a peek at the spread in the gallery.
Photos by Sharif Hamza for V Magazine.
Weekend one of Coachella 2012 has wrapped, and as usual, a gaggle of celebs walked the grounds in stellar concert style. While we await this weekend's festivities, let's take a look at all the amazing celebrity style at Coachella weekend one. Step inside to see everyone from Lauren Conrad to Kate Bosworth to Katy Perry and way more, then shop their concert essentials at the end.
1. Babydoll blush: Zooey Deschanel accentuated her pinkish-red lipstick with a heavy-handed application of blush. It's a look that's light around the eyes, with the main focus centering on the bottom of the face. Tip: if you are going to try this delicate option, choose a blush and red lipstick with pink undertones so they complement instead of clash.
2. Retro red: Coco Rocha turned up the heat on her red lip color by adding a smoky, winged-out eye, a combination reminiscent of a retro pinup girl. Since it's more intense, a dramatic eye plus red lipstick is preferable for a nighttime look.
3. Stand alone: Natural makeup is becoming more popular on the runways, and a red lip shade is the perfect way to bring panache to an already flawless complexion. Model Dree Hemingway wore this daytime variation during her Coachella appearances. Opt for a matte darker tone to really let the red speak for itself.
Crisp, cool, and with as much elegance as any of our Spring dresses, celebs are making a case for embracing the white suits we saw on the runways at Sonia Rykiel and Roland Mouret. An iteration of the white suit is almost a prerequisite for the shift to warmer weather, and this season, the options are nearly limitless with classic versions, like Elle Macpherson's Ralph Lauren suit, Dree Hemingway's draped evening separates, or even Minka Kelly's white-on-white blouse and silky trousers. Whether in creamy silks or sharper white suiting, the feel is fresh and ultrasophisticated. While we never tire of the classic jacket-and-trouser combo, we're also looking to chic white jumpsuits to channel the same sporty-cum-polished vibe. And lest you should overlook its other attractive features, you should note now: any white suit is also the perfect backdrop to show off your favorite Spring accessories. Shop our editors' picks to find your perfect version right now.