Rihanna may have been on hand to switch on the Westfield Stratford City Christmas lights and spread holiday cheer in London, but it was her blue striped pantsuit that had us cheering. The trendsetter layered a blue and gray striped top and matching trousers from Acne's men's Spring 2013 collection over a crisp white button-down, then slid on a men's cobalt Raf Simons coat and gray suede pumps for extra texture. As if her borrowed-from-the-boys style wasn't chic enough, the brunette beauty completed her eye-catching look with brilliant blue cat-eye shades, a bevy of gold rings, and a bright red lip. Get inspired by Rihanna's fashion-forward style and pair a two-toned striped top with matching pants and neutral suede pumps for a night out with the girls.
While out and about in NYC, Olivia Wilde worked not one but two pairs of printed Rag & Bone pants, creating two toasty and trendy weekend styles we can't wait to mimic. She worked both bottoms — one full print and the other a tamer version with printed panels — with a black flared peacoat, gray ribbed scarf, and black leather ankle boots, proving printed pants are quickly becoming a closet essential. Get a closer look at Olivia's cool-girl style, then shop both pairs to work with everything from peacoats and ankle boots to leather tops and pumps.
Stacy Keibler is the latest starlet to rock the new celeb-approved blue and orange color combo, donning a navy Tory Burch peacoat ($495) with sherbert orange skinny Joe's jeans while running errands in NYC. Stacy paired her fresh duo with a sheer-stripe sweater, cap-toe snakeskin flats, a neutral leather YSL hobo ($1,544) and oversize cat-eye shades. Score her exact Fall-friendly topper to work with orange denim, an ombré knit sweater, and textured cap-toe flats to nail Stacy's NYC look or style it with a sophisticated sheath for an office-friendly ensemble.
Elizabeth Olsen fought the NYC chill in a stylish layered look complete with chic accessories — blue suede Pour La Victoire oxfords ($250), a rust BCBGMAXAZRIA fedora ($24, originally $58), and a classic black leather tote. The actress started with a knit oatmeal sweater and black leather pants, then layered a blue peacoat and red-piped scarf for extra warmth. Shop Elizabeth's exact shoes and hat to work with slick leather pants — or these faux leather Romeo & Juliet Couture leggings ($49, originally $130) —and a cozy oatmeal sweater and navy peacoat for a street-chic style that's both fashionable and functional. For more tips on how to nail fall-friendly palettes check out our sister site FabSugar.
I don't know about you, but the weather here in SF is a recipe for catching a cold. One day the temperature can be upward of 70 degrees while the next is chilly willy. I sure could have used this navy Cloak & Dagger Paddington Car Coat ($598) last night. The silk lining and deep pockets are perfect for nippy situations, but the price is way out of my reach.
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Welcome to day 2 of our week-long look at coat trends for Fall 2006. Today’s spotlight: peacoats. (To read yesterday's installment, click here.) Admittedly, the old-school pea coat is a perennial favorite, but this year designers are mixing it up with new twists on the classic double-breasted wool look, making them cropped, asymmetrical, and single-breasted. Here are my picks for some great peacoats at both designer and non-designer prices.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Whipcord Teal Short Jacket in Teal, $398, available here.
Mackage Leather-Trim Asymmetrical Coat, $580, available here.
Zac Posen Flannel Peacoat, $1,800, available here.
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