Jet-setting to Paris is an adventure in itself, so take the stress out of "what should I pack?" with our traveling essentials guide. Channeling that Parisian je ne sais quois, our must haves include little black dresses that can take you from cocktails to dinner, comfy flats, stripes for sightseeing, crisp shirts and midi skirts for lunch dates, sexy partywear, and, of course, chic luggage. Don't forget the red lipstick and smoky eyeliner for the perfect finishing touches.
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Labor Day is just around the corner, and whether you are heading out of town, attending a backyard barbecue, or hanging around your city for a staycation, we have seven celeb-approved looks just for you. Get sporty in a pair of leather track shorts like Jessica Hart, showcase the new Fall It color in a red-hot look like Jordana Brewster, go girlie in a printed minidress like Leslie Bibb, or amp up your little black dress with a bevy of statement necklaces like Camila Alves. Click through to draw inspiration from these trendsetting starlets, then shop their looks — a few exact pieces! — for yourself to ensure a very fashionable Labor Day.
Gossip Girl is currently on hiatus, but we are here to feed your craving for the latest stunning looks from one of our favorite Upper East Siders played by Blake Lively. For her latest Serena ensemble, Blake showcased the versatility of her yellow python Pour La Victoire pumps ($250) by working them with two different looks. During the day she sported her bold pumps with an embellished tank and floral Haute Hippie miniskirt, then at night she paired them with a strapless black Lorick dress and chain-strap Oscar de la Renta bag. Get a closer look at this trendsetter's onscreen style, then shop her looks — including her exact pumps — for yourself.
Ashlee Simpson was among the stylish stars to attend last night's Samsung Galaxy S III party in LA, but she made sure to stand out from the crowd in her colorful ensemble: this Haute Hippie polka-dot batwing top ($200, originally $285) and Haute Hippie colorful zigzag drawstring shorts ($225). We're all for mixing opposite prints, and Ashlee did a stellar job by matching polka dots with zigzags. Her accessories of choice were gold hoop earrings, a gold vintage clutch, a white ring, and neutral ankle-strap platform sandals. Get Ashlee's exact top and shorts to wear together like she did, or pair her top with jeans for a more relaxed feel and her bright shorts with a neon-yellow tank at the beach.
Blake Lively got into character while chatting up co-star Penn Badgley on the set of Gossip Girl in NYC. Blake mixed patterns and textures — sequin embellished Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater, printed Haute Hippie skirt, and suede knee-high boots — to create an oh-so lust-worthy ensemble. She styled her sassy separates with an embroidered Valentino bag, cabochon Oscar de la Renta ring, and drop earrings. Shop here to get her exact sweater, skirt, and ring with other similar items.
Ahead of the holiday season, chic celebs are embracing festive sequins on everything from cocktail attire to dressed-up daywear. We spotted Kate Moss, Rachel Zoe, and Poppy Delevigne all showing off their respective sparkle at Paris Fashion Week — aka prime trendspotting territory. Kate's metallic topper offered a cool contrast to skinny black pants that you might channel for a night out while Rachel's statement shimmer via a sequined jumpsuit is perfect for a fancy function. And, if you're looking for an attention-grabbing cocktail party look, look no further than Poppy's sexier spin in a paillette-adorned mini and glittering side-split top. However, if a black tie fête isn't in your future, feel free to mix and match your sparkly options with your everyday separates. Embrace Jenna Lyons's signature high-low styling tactics and add a glittery top to slim cargo pants and a blazer, or temper a sequined mini with a chambray button-down. Long story short, you don't have to wait for the holidays to get your sparkle on — just shop our editors' picks below to wear the trend right now.
Heidi Klum was all smiles when she stopped by The Grove shopping center in LA to make an appearance on Extra. She chose a taupe Haute Hippie top, desaturated olive Paige jeggings, and gray Christian Louboutin pumps. Heidi styled her neutral look with a rose gold cuff and marcasite collar necklace. Her blouse and pants are perfect for Fall. Shop the exact items now.
While on set of Gossip Girl, Blake Lively mixed textures like a pro in a white patterned tank, metallic Rodarte x Opening Ceremony skirt, and studded suede Brian Atwood pumps. Blake kicked it up a notch with a feather and sequin Haute Hippie vest and ostrich Mulberry tote. We love this entire ensemble — shop her exact skirt, vest, and shoes now!