Sarah Jessica Parker invoked a little of that Carrie Bradshaw spirit with this balanced juxtaposition of polished, albeit laid-back, layers (exotic-printed Level 99 denim ($140) and L'Agence coat included) with the sleekest pair of slingback heels. If it weren't for those little details, this could just have been any other jeans and top ensemble, but when you factor in the standout subtleties, the outfit gained a lot of stylish momentum. To take on a similar brand of city-girl cool, start with a sophisticated foundation. Style a solid-color blouse with fitted jeans, and if you're feeling extra daring, spring for a snakeskin-printed pair like Sarah Jessica's. Then, hone in on that one make-it-or-break-it accent — in this case, a stellar teal-hued slingback heel — and let it be the talking point of your look. We love that this shoe is bright, eye-catching, and chic, but never registers as an over-the-top accessory. In fact, we'd go so far as to say these heels are the reason why SJP's daytime look gets our 9-to-5 (and beyond) approval. Chances are, you've got the essential outfit staples already in your closet, but the slingbacks? See our picks below.
While taking a stroll through the streets of NYC with her young daughters, Sarah Jessica Parker showed off a casual look that's waiting to be worn on the weekend. The actress started off with a basic tee, topped with a cropped leather biker jacket. On bottom she wore light gray skinny jeans by Level 99 and classic white Converse low-top sneakers ($45), then finished with her signature wrap sunglasses. To re-create this outfit for your next city stroll, sport your Converse sneakers with skinny jeans, a casual tee, and a cropped leather jacket.
After seeing Jessica Alba's latest look, it's clear we made the right choice crowning her our street-style star of 2012. The actress stepped out in LA working a colorful striped sweater, ripped Level 99 denim, and suede buckled ankle boots. As if her off-duty style wasn't cool enough, she then accessorized with a pink and orange Theodora & Callum scarf ($155), a yellow Longchamp tote, and purple ankle socks for extra flair. Re-create this punchy ensemble for a weekend getaway with a striped sweater, ripped jeans, and a few equally eye-catching add-ons.
There are some days when all you feel like putting on are your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt. On those days, look to Sarah Jessica Parker's latest NYC look. It's fuss free, comfy, but still totally stylish. The actress started with a pair of Level 99 skinny jeans, which she cuffed at the bottom, and a loose-fitting navy tee. Then here's where things got fabulous. She topped her casual ensemble with a motorcycle-style jacket, then finished off with gray suede booties. Two basic pieces that pack a lot of punch. Shop similar items below to get SJP's latest look for those days when you want to look casual but polished.
Although Olive Cohen looked cute as can be in her contrast-collar red dress, what caught our attention of the trendsetting twosome were Isla Fisher's cheetah-print Level 99 jeans ($128). The actress worked her spot-on denim with a blush-pink top and creme blazer, then accessorized with cutout taupe sandals, a white leather bag, and oversize shades. A slew of starlets have been spotted rocking leopard and cheetah-print pants, but we particularly love the subtlety of Isla's pair. Shop her exact jeans to work with a neutral top and creme blazer or spice them up with this Maje leather top ($435) and matching sky-high pumps for a night out.
From the red carpet to the streets, Jessica Biel has been showcasing some seriously stellar looks, including her latest LA ensemble: green Level 99 skinny jeans ($102), a navy linen blazer, and a metallic Ralph Lauren hobo ($900, originally $1,950). Jessica's leopard flats and metallic bag lent the perfect amount of print and texture to her too-cool color combo, while her mixed-metal bracelet, blue watch, and cat-eye shades upped the glam factor. Shop her exact denim and bag to work with a navy blazer, or inject serious sparkle for date night by swapping her white T-shirt for this sequin ASOS tank ($50) and sky-high pumps.
From red carpets to the catwalk to the streets, Miranda Kerr looks stunning in everything she wears, and the model didn't disappoint when she sported these coated Level 99 jeans ($108) while on the run in NYC. Miranda paired her blue skinny jeans with a white blouse, a printed Mulberry scarf, and red printed pumps, while her signature black Céline tote, oversized Stella McCartney shades, and a leather bracelet were the icing on her street-chic look. Shop Miranda's exact denim to pair with everything from tees to peplum tops to printed blouses.