Isla Fisher was surrounded by a slew of stylish starlets at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event in LA, but it was her edgy-slash-sophisticated ensemble that really stood out. The actress paired an olive-green button-down and emerald sweater with a black leather miniskirt and lace-up ankle boots while chatting with Hollywood's hottest at Chateau Marmont. A black Hermès tote, oversize Karen Walker shades ($250), and Jennifer Meyer jewels upped her glam factor. Take a cue from Isla and pair a monochromatic topper with a leather mini, black suede booties, and her celeb-approved shades.
Versace held a cocktail reception in NYC last night and among the fashionable stars to attend was Alexa Chung, who showed up in a head-to-toe maroon look. Monochrome outfits can seem hard to pull off, but as exemplified by Alexa, they can turn out to be totally chic when done right. The socialite tucked a maroon turtleneck into a maroon zip-front leather skirt and carried a matching circle bag. She then added a bit of contrasting color via black cutout flats and a black coat. If you dare to walk in Alexa's fashion-forward shoes, shop similar pieces below to get her latest look.
Emmy Rossum dazzled in a black-and-white ensemble at a private listening party for Chris Mann's new album in LA. The actress paired a sleeveless jewel-collar Gerard Darel blouse with a black leather Kymerah pencil skirt and matching patent platform pumps. She finished off her party style with diamond-accented hoops, a perfect topknot bun, fiery red lipstick, and a black snakeskin clutch. Mimic Emmy's polished style with a white embellished-collar blouse, leather pencil skirt, and black patent pumps for date night, a work function, or an upcoming holiday party, then as temperatures start to cool layer this red-hot BCBGMAXAZRIA peacoat ($278) and a houndstooth scarf for instant pizazz.
Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing all black in Miami, a city where color is celebrated. The reality star has been on a colorless fashion streak lately, and while we love brights, we quite appreciate Kim's fashion-forward looks. For her latest ensemble, Kim tucked a long-sleeve collared Acne blouse ($423) into a flared black leather skirt, then finished off with her favorite ankle-chain Tom Ford sandals and a black clutch. For those days when you're feeling colorless, mimic Kim by pairing a black blouse with a leather skirt and finishing off with these equally smashing BCBGMAXAZRIA chain sandals ($195).
Now that New York Fashion Week is over, Olivia Palermo has moved her front-row status to London Fashion Week. At the Matthew Williamson Spring 2013 show, she stood out in a gray Reiss sweater ($170), tan ruffled Matthew Williamson leather skirt, snakeskin Elizabeth and James cap-toe pumps ($325), and a pink-trim Reiss envelope clutch ($155). Just like Olivia knocked it out of the park during New York Fashion Week, we are sure she will continue her streak in London. To get her latest fashion-week look, shop her exact sweater, pumps, and clutch to work with a tan ruffled skirt for an understated chic night out with the girls.
On her way into the Calvin Klein Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week, Diane Kruger exposed her svelte midriff in a white long-sleeved crop top. A black leather high-waist skirt kept the look fashion forward rather than risque, while black python pumps and a white crossbody bag coordinated with her black and white color scheme perfectly. If you dare to bare your tummy, mimic Diane's chic ensemble by pairing a crop top with a high-waist leather skirt, then finish off with matching accessories. To get started, shop similar pieces below.
Model Nicole Trunfio attended the afterparty for Killer Joe in NYC wearing a minimalist's dream ensemble: a silky white blouse, which she buttoned up all the way, with this T by Alexander Wang nude leather skirt ($425) and Hollywood's favorite shoe of the moment, ankle-strap sandals. Sticking to her streamlined theme, Nicole's only accessories were a black clutch, gold stud earrings, and a single gold bangle. If you too want to get on the minimalist wavelength, pair Nicole's exact nude leather miniskirt with a white blouse, ankle-strap sandals, and a black clutch for your next night out.
There are some things we just can't give up despite the season — leather being high up on the "please never leave our closet" list. Real or faux, a well-executed leather top or pleated skirt can instantly transform your look from subdued to slick and sophisticated. Look to our stylish A-list set for Summer-minded proof that this staple can be worn in much warmer temps. Ashlee Simpson offset her fiery red leather Alice + Olivia shorts with a semisheer blouse, Olivia Palermo put a refined spin on the luxe material via a black Christian Dior peplum top and navy skirt, and Jessica Biel showed off the perfect way to wear your white pencil skirt to the office. No need to rework your leather pieces; we've got seven days' worth of star-studded styling inspiration to get you through your nine-to-five and right into Saturday night's festivities.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, celebrities are obsessed with leather, but this time the spotlight has shone on leather pencil skirts. From leather jackets to leather pants and leather shorts, Hollywood can't get enough of the edgy style. We've rounded up nine trendsetting stars, including model Agyness Deyn, Michelle Williams, Angelina Jolie, and six more standouts, who have worked leather pencil skirts for day and night. Click through to see which celebs are crushing on leather pencil skirts, how they wore them, and where you can buy similar styles to re-create their flawless looks.
Actress Ashley Greene, who's a spokesmodel for DKNY, made an appearance for the brand at the Macy's in NYC. What we love about the look she chose is that it not only mixes varying colors, but different textures as well. Ashley started with a red silk blouse with a cascading ruffle detail, which she tucked into a brown leather A-line skirt, and finished off with matching pumps and a gold watch. The pop of red injected life into the brown, while the brown lent a down-to-earth nature to Ashley's outfit. Likewise, the silk fabric of the blouse contrasted nicely with the stiffness of the leather. So the next time you're getting dressed for a special event, think not only of how you can fuse colors, but also contrasting textures for a uniquely bold look. Love Ashley's ensemble? Shop similar pieces below.