Like the girls of Troop Beverly Hills, we may be beginners at some things, but we've got a black belt in shopping. So, aside from loving the campy '80s classic for its one-liners and underdog victory, we're particularly fond of this one for its ample styling inspiration. With Phyllis Nefler's (aka Shelley Long's) luxe, Beverly Hills twist on her girls' wilderness gear (think Ray-Bans and lipstick to accompany your khakis), this troop has the kind of style that translates perfectly to Fall's military trend. Think lace-up ankle boots — the Beverly Hills troop mothers would highly approve of the heeled varieties — silky army-green button-downs, and skinny cargos to get the dress code just right.The trick is mixing textures and hues (khaki on khaki may be a much too literal nod to the troop) for added interest and keeping proportions balanced, like a wider cape-style jacket with a pair of slim, olive skinnies. The easiest way to channel this look? Invest in a great military-style jacket you can throw on on your way to campus, and throw in a structured crossbody bag to stay stylish (and hands free) while strolling the quad. Shop our editors' picks to get a polished, on-trend spin on the Troop uniform; just remember you can't buy your patches — you earn them, like jewelry.
We can't think of a better depiction of on-campus style than 1970's Love Story. Shot mostly during the Fall and Winter months against the urbane backdrop of Boston's Ivy League, Love Story follows the tragic romance of law student Oliver Barrett IV (played by Ryan O'Neal) and music major Jennifer Cavilleri (in spectacular performance given by none other than Ali McGraw). Not only did the film touch the hearts of audiences everywhere, but it also catapulted Ali McGraw to instant '70s style-icon status — her real-life bohemian aesthetic, thick brows, and stick-straight brown hair inspired hippie girls across the country.
Poverty-stricken but utterly brilliant, Jenny's wardrobe stole every scene — even more than her unfortunate backstory. She made New England prep look ridiculously easy in her wool peacoats, chunky knit sweaters, and textured skirts. Best of all, her look is perfect for Fall and back-to-school in particular, and we're showing you how to channel Jenny's East Coast-scholar look with preppy staples like tweed miniskirts, corduroy jeans, and a well-cut camel coat. Click below to get shopping!
Our world was forever changed (and infinitely enhanced) after watching Clueless for the first time in 1995. The epic rom-com, in its purest form, is an adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma with a Beverly Hills twist. But for those of you who have watched it as many times as we have, you know that it also happens to be a movie filled with hilariously memorable one-liners, spot-on meta '90s commentary, and really, really fun fashion.Ringleader Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone), along with BFFs Dionne and Tai, gravitated toward a mix of '90s prep-school pieces. It's all about a bolder, sexed-up brand of schoolgirl charm for this crew, from pleated plaid miniskirts, sharp collared blouses, and cropped cardigan sets to knee-high socks and Mary Janes. Lest we forget, Dionne's bright leather skirts, printed bandannas, and Dr. Seuss-worthy vinyl top hats certainly added that extra element of interest. We know the dramatized plaids, platform pumps, and feather boa accents aren't necessarily school-appropriate, but trust us, the Clueless uniform definitely translates into today's dress code. Just stick to that overt schoolgirl silhouette — cozy cashmere sweaters, classic pleated skirts, over-the-knee socks (Madewell makes a great pair), and an updated cap-toe Mary Jane pump. As for the after-school set, Cher's Calvin Klein slip dress and now-iconic Alaïa LRD still remain viable evening ensemble options. Before you start spouting off your favorite Clueless quotes (which we're totally OK with), it's time to snag the movie-inspired pieces that will "mesh well" with your back-to-school wardrobe. Click below to shop our impressive rotating closet now.
Ahh, Heathers: a sweet coming-of-age story about cliques, cruelty, and really cute clothes. Heathers is one of the most memorable high-school cult films out there — and if you can get past the teenage angst and murder plots, you'll notice that these menacing mean girls have a sick sense of style. Before Regina George, there were The Heathers — Duke, McNamara, and Chandler. They stayed suited up in plaid blazers (complete with shoulder pads, naturally), pleated skirts, colored tights, and sleek loafers. And before she split from the group to exact her revenge, Veronica Sawyer (portrayed by Winona Ryder) mimicked their preppy schoolgirl style, favoring bright blue tights, tiered skirts, and a barrage of brooches on her buttoned-up blouse. We also can't get past Veronica's collection of oversize hats, epic eye rolling, and the monocle she wore when writing in her diary — a sure sign of a stylish psychopath. Click below to shop our Heathers-inspired gear, and get ready to kill it at school this season.
A bevy of trendsetting starlets have been donning peplum lately via tops, skirts, and dresses, sparking a search for the perfect peplum pieces out there. Freida Pinto looked amazing in a lime peplum Versace gown at Cannes, Kim Kardashian was chic in her white peplum top with J Brand leather skinny jeans ($896) in London, and Chrissy Teigen turned heads in a red Georges Chakra peplum frock at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Whether you're looking for a peplum dress for a night on the town or just want to sprinkle a little pep in your step with a skirt or top, cruise through to shop 12 killer peplum pieces to satisfy your Hollywood-trend craving.
Whether you're planning a brunch, a movie date, or dinner with the family, mimic one of these super sweet and stylish celebrity ensembles for Mother's Day on Sunday. Re-create Jenna Dewan's '70s-inspired floral look for a day trip with Mom, channel Jennifer Lopez's sexy nude look for an evening dinner, or copy Jessica Alba's flirty-yet-edgy Tory Burch style for a rockin' concert. Step inside to see six other Mom-approved looks, then shop the pieces for yourself for Sunday's fabulous festivities.
There is nothing more classic than a black dress, otherwise known as the LBD, but styling them with neutral pumps can get a little dull, which is why we love how these eight celebs mixed their black dresses with neon shoes for a fresh combo. These trendsetters — from Nina Dobrev in fuchsia pumps to Jayma Mays in neon-yellow sandals to Lara Stone in hot-pink booties — know exactly how to amp up their raven-hued numbers with bright kicks from every color of the rainbow. Step inside to see how each fashionable starlet added her own personality to the LBD, then shop similar pieces to re-create this fresh combo for yourself.
Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker posed pretty at the London photocall for their new movie Battleship. While it appears that the dresses they picked — Rihanna in Alexander Wang, Brooklyn in Stella McCartney — are vastly different, upon closer inspection, they share one sexy detail. Both frocks have exaggerated halter necklines that show off their beautiful shoulders. Notice how each cut caves into the center of their chests, revealing parts of their decolletage. It's a small detail, but one that can work major wonders. First, it can give the illusion of curves, plus it can also offer subtle sexiness, especially when the hemline of the dress is longer. Inspired by Rihanna and Brooklyn, we tracked down a handful of halter dresses with similar cuts, so shop your favorites below.
Red gowns were a huge trend at the 2012 Oscars afterparties — everyone from Claire Danes to Salma Hayek to Kate Hudson sported the bold hue. But Diane Kruger's Calvin Klein number ruled the sea of reds. That's because her red lace bandeau bra took the dress to a fresh new level, making it the perfect look for an upcoming wedding. The trick is to keep the look in chic, not trashy, territory. How so? Find the classiest red dress that either has a plunging neckline or a subtle v-neck. Then pair it with a red lace bandeau bra — you can play peekaboo or go all-out bold like Diane did. Just make sure the dress isn't too tight, or else this look can quickly turn cheesy. You can also mimic this look in a more casual way by wearing a lace bandeau bra underneath a v-neck t-shirt, tank, sweater, or cardigan. Shop our favorite red lace bandeau, as well as plunging red pieces, below.
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Reese Witherspoon jetted off to South Korea to promote her latest flick, This Means War. Before you see it, meet the costume designer and see the fabulous wardrobe. For this particular press conference, the actress brightened the room up via a fuchsia and black Michael Kors sheath dress from the designer's Resort 2012 collection. While this dress is not yet available to buy in that color, we can draw inspiration by pairing bright pink with black. The black will tame the pink, while the pink will elevate black to exciting heights. Try a black-and-pink striped top tucked into a black pencil skirt, a pink tank with a pair of badass leather pants, or bright pink jeans with a black sweater. Creating cool combos is fun, so play around with all the black and pink pieces in your closet and see what you come up with!