Some girls blossom in floral prints and bright hues during Spring, while others prefer to take a more minimalistic approach. For the latter population, J Brand's Spring '13 lookbook serves up endless styling inspiration. White on white on white is a huge theme, as are Spring leather, dresses over pants, and hints of pastel balanced with edgier pieces. But even if you don't follow the less-is-more school of thought, you can still appreciate J Brand's strong Spring styling cues. Head inside to soak up a slew of streamlined ensembles, and then shop J Brand's Spring collection here.
While catching a flight out of LA with husband Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel gave her new white Nike Dunk Sky Hi sneakers ($125) a sophisticated spin. How so? By pairing them with supersleek pieces, including a collarless gray coat and matching gray skinny J Brand jeans ($202). Jessica then completed her travel style with a creamy netted sweater, a black tote bag, and oversize sunglasses. Wedge sneakers have practically become a style staple, but what we love about Jessica's latest outfit is that she proved that sporty can indeed look polished — that is, with the right accoutrements. Next time you're heading out of town (or just taking a spin around the neighborhood), take a cue from Jessica's latest and try matching your sneakers with a more luxe-feeling coat and any other pieces that scream chic (think leather pants, silky blouses, and tweed jackets). To get her look, shop our editors' picks below — including Jessica's exact Nike sneakers.
While attending an event in NYC this morning, Twilight actress Nikki Reed looked polished (with a hint of preppy) in this Tory Burch plaid coat ($348, originally $695), which is currently half off! On bottom she sported black J Brand jeans and black lace-up Rebecca Minkoff boots ($325), then she added a much-needed pop of color via a mustard sweater. A bold orange lip and a gold chain necklace lent just a little bit more interest to her event style. Shop Nikki's exact plaid coat — only available in size four — to take you through the rest of Winter with polish. Throw it on over everything from your little black dresses at night to wide-leg trousers and silky blouses at work to jeans and tees on the weekends. If you love the look but your size isn't available, shop similar plaid coats on ShopStyle.
Thanks to award season's kickoff parties and other exclusive events this week, we were inspired by a slew of noteworthy celebrity styles. Solange Knowles satisfied our print-on-print craving donning a geometric Just Cavalli suit in NYC, Anne Hathaway's all-black Saint Laurent suit pairing proved all black is always a chic choice, while Emma Stone turned up the heat in a fiery Lanvin dress in LA. Check out more outstanding looks from this week, then shop similar pieces to start your new year in style.
While running errands in LA, mom-to-be Jenna Dewan paired a leather-sleeved J Brand denim jacket ($182, originally $260) with a white pocket tee, cropped black trousers, and these metallic Ash sneakers ($250). As if her cool-girl pairing wasn't stylish enough, the bombshell accessorized with a chain-strap Stella McCartney bag ($1,095), red retro shades, and a few mixed-metal jewels. Shop Jenna's exact jacket, sneakers, and bag to give a jolt to your Winter basics.
Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr was spotted out at El Rey Theatre in LA last night rocking Fall's camouflage trend. She covered up in a fur-collar camouflage jacket, which she topped over a matching army-green tee. On bottom she wore these funky J Brand leather-panel jeans ($495) and black peep-toe pumps. Then here's where things got really exciting: she mixed prints by adding a leopard chain-strap bag. Mimic Jessica's latest look by matching your camouflage jacket with your leopard bag for a mixed-prints party day or night.
White jeans are our latest closet staple to be put to the 10-outfit challenge, and we discovered they are endlessly chic no matter what the occasion. With the rules of fashion changing on a minute-to-minute basis, we think white denim can serve as your blank canvas all year-round (forget the no-white-jeans-after-Labor Day rule). But whether we reach for bow-bedecked heels, candy-colored leather jackets, or a diaphanous blouse, the best accessory was surely an adorable blue bike — by Adeline Adeline, of course. Watch now to see Sveta ride around Chelsea, showing off our favorite 10 white denim looks.
Over the weekend, Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z stepped out for dinner at Gigino Trattoria in NYC, and for the delicious occasion, Beyoncé rocked black leather J Brand pants and black high-top Isabel Marant sneakers. Up top she sported a L'Agence contrast boucle sweater ($200), round sunglasses, and oversize gold hoops that read "Obama." A gold necklace, a few gold rings, and a black and white bag completed the singer's date-night look. Re-create Beyoncé's latest outfit by pairing her exact sweater — or this less expensive contrast sweater from Forever 21 ($23) — with your leather pants and sneakers. Finish off with equally snazzy accessories to perfect Beyoncé's funky-slash-sporty vibe.
While grabbing coffee during the day in LA, Alessandra Ambrosio showed off her snazzy new jacket: this J Brand leather-sleeved denim jacket ($260). We love leather and we can't live without denim, so as you can imagine, we adore them doubly together. If you're into the edgy style as well, score the model's exact jacket — and her Westward Leaning turquoise sunglasses ($195) to boot — to work into your wardrobe. Use it to edge up a little black dress, and you can even work a denim-on-denim or leather-on-leather look via jeans or leather pants.
Naomi Watts knows how to shield herself from the cold in style. On a recent stroll through NYC, the actress got cozy with this Splendid fair isle sweater ($188). On bottom she sported these J Brand corduroys ($176) and brown suede ankle boots. A simple canvas tote bag, a dark green trench coat, and a delicate gold necklace finished her casual look. Fair isle sweaters and stylish cords are quintessentially Fall, so score Naomi's exact sweater and pants now and start incorporating them into your cold-weather style.