One of the first things we spotted when Beyoncé shared snaps of her and Jay-Z's recent anniversary trip to Cuba was her smashing Tabitha Simmons striped espadrille sneakers ($395). Against the backdrop of her black blazer and leather pants, they stood out in the best way. Even if you're not jet-setting to exotic locales like Bey, you can still get her look locally. Work her exact Simmons espadrilles into your Summer wardrobe with everything from dresses to denim cutoffs. We also love the idea of sporting them with other bold patterns for a mixed-prints styling. Ready to treat your feet? Score Beyoncé's shoes, then be sure to shop other celebrity must-have items while you're at it.
The year of Beyoncé continues with an epic #BeyHereNow teaser-turned-Pepsi-commercial, and it couldn't have debuted on a more appropriate day. Today — April 4 — also marks the singer and Jay-Z's fifth wedding anniversary. The ad, which plays her rumored new single, "Mirrors," in the background, takes us through a pretty awesome sequence of Beyoncé incarnations. Among the mix, her pink sari-inspired "Bootylicious" look, her sexier white tank and denim shorts combo from "Crazy in Love," and her black off-the-shoulder "Single Ladies" unitard all make an appearance. But modern-day Beyoncé might just be our (new) favorite look to date.She layered a black sheer patchwork lace AllSaints Kyoto t-shirt ($68) over a black sports-bra-like top, then paired it with black leather shorts. It's a dark monochromatic look with just the right amount of sex appeal, edge, and, well, legginess. And while it certainly fits the Coachella bill, if you're not quite ready to take on the same approach, we think this see-through top would work just as well over a strappy floral slip dress and ankle boots.
Charlize Theron showed off her off-duty style during an outing with her son in LA wearing a covetable casual-cool ensemble.The actress started off with a little bit of whimsy in this Madewell zebra sweater ($80), then added edge via these Current/Elliott black cropped exposed-zipper jeans ($99, originally $255). To finish, Charlize dressed her feet with Joie loafers — here are the cognac and coral versions ($215). Score Charlize's exact pieces to pair together, like she did, or get creative with your styling. We recommend pairing the zebra sweater with a pencil skirt and pumps for a dressier workweek look, and the loafers with just about anything you live in all weekend.
Over the weekend, Jessica Alba had a fresh Spring style moment on the sidewalks of LA in mint-green denim, a Paper Denim & Cloth knit sweater, floral slip-ons, and blue Italia Independent sunglasses — but it's her bag that we can't stop staring at (or talking about!). While Jessica's outfit was great on its own, her IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson Duane Street nude crossbody ($158) added that bit of zing it needed to be fully polished. The best part (as if we needed to tell you) is that it rings in under $160! — And it comes in a variety of hues like blue, orange, bordeaux, and black. Score Jessica's exact crossbody now to throw on top of all your impending Spring looks — especially those on-trend pastels and florals.
One of the quickest ways to punch up your Spring style is with a bold-colored bag. Sophia Bush is the proof of that, with a bright red-orange Mulberry Bryn bag on her arm. The actress has mastered the art of casual-chic dressing, and her newest purse is only adding to that allure. While the electrifying color is what first caught our eye, its supple leather, postman-lock detail, and dual strap functionality also make this bag a must have. See four ways Sophia styled her bright Spring accessory, and then score her bag in a few different hues ($1,350) or shop our similar lower-priced picks.
Get a load of Kate Upton striking a sultry pose in Antarctica for the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue — her second time gracing the magazine's cover. While her Canada Goose white fur bomber ($595) kept her arms and head warm (or rather, covered up) she didn't leave much to the imagination when it came to her décolletage and bottom half, clad in white bikini bottoms. It's a jaw-dropping shot, no doubt, but if you invest in Kate's jacket, we're going to guess that you're probably looking for a more real-life appropriate way to style it. So how would we wear the model's white topper? With a sleek black turtleneck, black skinny jeans, and black shearling boots for a cozy-meets-luxe, Après-ski style that plays off of a chic black and white color scheme. And just like that Kate's fantasy-inspired cover shoot becomes a wardrobe reality.
There are three major takeaways in this edition of "found": Nina Dobrev's little fit-and-flare dress is totally adorable, under $100, and requires you to act fast if you want to call it your own. Here's why: The Vampire Diaries actress celebrated ahead of the Super Bowl on Saturday night with what we've come to realize is the perfect party dress. Thanks to a lacy panel and utlraflattering fit-and-flare silhouette it doesn't take much to style this dress up for fancier occasions — and it doesn't take much to make it work for a variety of body types or climates, either. The silhouette cinches the waist, draws eyes up with its intricate front paneling, and it's easy enough to add tights and a great coat to warm it up for the current forecast. It also happens to be a budget-friendly French Connection find that's on final sale for $80 — like we said, the only catch is acting fast to channel the same, flirty Nina-Dobrev effect on your own.
Crisp Winter temperatures require long coats, chunky sweaters, cozy scarves, and lots of layers. But don't forget about the power of a beanie. It's the icing on the cake. We're looking to our favorite celebs — Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Ashlee Simpson, and Jessica Hart to name a few — to give us stylish tips on how to wear one without looking like we're about to hit the slopes. Reese coordinated her gray ribbed beanie with her gray-and-black ensemble; Taylor's sweet outfit popped thanks to her rich red topper, and Emma's preppy look got a dose of cool thanks to her gray hat. Now, check out which other trendsetters have accessorized with toasty beanies, then get inspired to work this celeb-approved hat into your Winter mix.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
We credit Chloë Moretz's unforgettably bright Simone Rocha number at the People's Choice Awards with putting the designer on our radar (in a big way). Now, not only is Rocha one of the newest featured designers on Net-a-Porter, but you can actually snag Chloë's neon embroidered organza dress ($1,540), too. That is, if the vibrant yellow hue and lofty price tag hit all the right notes for you and your Spring wardrobe wish list. While we're pretty sure this isn't the kind of dress that proves a universally viable shopping option, it's too cute to forgo altogether. Thus, we've gone ahead and scouted out similarly colorful embroidered dresses for your perusal. You can style your match á la Chloë — with black heels and little else — or play with the idea of "opposites attract" by offsetting the girlie sensibility with a menswear-inspired twist (read: brogues).As for the impressive lady behind the dressmaking? We're really looking forward to seeing what Rocha has in store for us come London Fashion Week. So far, the 26-year old Central Saint Martins grad has delivered three standout collections, earned an Emerging Talent nomination at the 2012 British Fashion Awards, and garnered a pretty cool A-list clientele. Please see above for further proof. While we wait on which celeb will wear the designer's creations next — and what she'll put forth for Fall '13 — shop the exact Simone Rocha neon dress here or click through our inspired-by picks below.
Kate Beckinsale always looks phenomenal on the red carpet, but on a recent shopping trip in LA, she proved she also has major street-style cred. The actress jazzed up her Winter basics with this geometric-print Stylestalker blazer ($189) — we especially love the blend of warm hues. She then finished off the look with dark cuffed denim, black suede booties, and cat-eye shades for a fuss-free style that's easy to re-create (you probably already own most of the pieces in your closet). Score Kate's exact blazer to work with your favorite jeans for a lunch date with friends or glam it up with leather leggings and sky-high pumps at night.