As Summer winds down, warm-weather looks are limited, so this week's celebrity style standouts embraced the last of their minidresses and transitioned to Fall-friendly textures and darker hues. Our trendsetters this week were Kate Bosworth in a green Proenza Schouler tweed skirt, Olivia Palermo in an animal-print blouse and pleated Stylestalker shorts, Sarah Jessica Parker in a red printed Oscar de la Renta dress and polka-dot Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a few more including Miranda Kerr, Rachel Zoe, Emma Watson, and Kim Kardashian. Take a closer look at our fashionable picks, get inspiration for your weekend wardrobe, then shop their looks for yourself.
Kate Bosworth celebrated the Proenza Schouler store opening in NYC in a transitional ensemble styled around a green tweed Proenza Schouler skirt. The newly engaged star cinched her ladylike bottoms and short-sleeve white blouse with a black belt, then accessorized with black strappy sandals and a matching envelope clutch that complemented the leather trim on her skirt. Signature tousled locks, a bold pink lip, and nude nails completed her party style. Take a cue from Kate and work a green tweed skirt, white blouse, sexy sandals, and a leather biker jacket for a polished-meets-edgy look, or swap the top for this black and white tie-neck Equipment blouse ($218) and a fitted black blazer for the perfect office-to-happy hour ensemble.
Kate Beckinsale touched down at LAX airport in a subtly stylish ensemble: white blazer, silky gray top, faded skinny jeans, black suede booties, and aviator sunglasses. But thanks to her Proenza Schouler PS11 neon yellow python bag ($2,995), her travel look was taken to a totally spotlight-worthy place. Kate's latest outfit proves the power of the right purse. If you've been searching for a major pop of color, we recommend investing in Kate's exact Proenza Schouler — here are other PS11 bags to peruse. If the price tag is too steep, this Candie's neon crossbody bag ($20, originally $49) or this Steve Madden yellow bag ($78) are great alternatives. No matter which you choose, use your bold bag to inject major spunk into everything from jeans to little black dresses to your office suits.
Leighton Meester reported to the NYC set of Gossip Girl, but before she got into costume, she showed off this fabulous Proenza Schouler purple chain wallet ($785). What makes this a must-have bag, besides its rich color, is the fact that it has a built-in wallet and a mirror. It's perfect for those times you don't want to lug around a bunch of stuff and want to be hands-free but still majorly stylish. And the purple hue ensures that you can even carry it through Fall and Winter to inject a pop of bright color into your moody looks. If purple isn't your color, the bag also comes in red and black.
Summer is the perfect excuse to indulge in new arm candy. We're talking about bags: whether it's a satchel, clutch, or crossbody style, we got you covered with our top picks from the likes of Fendi, Marc Jacobs, and Givenchy to name a few. Tip: pair these bright and bold offerings with a white dress for extra pop. Special thanks to Neiman Marcus!
Bold, brilliant stripes graced the runways at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and J.Crew, which inspired us to create a fun DIY around this playful print! Today, we're showing you how to make a vibrant striped clutch that is easy to make and stylish to wear. All you need is a clutch, spray paint, and masking tape — simple, right?
Aviators are the ultimate symbol of cool when it comes to sunglasses, and we love that our favorite celebrities have made the sporty shades part of their Summer style. Model Lara Stone wore her Ray-Ban aviators while vacationing with husband David Walliams in Nice, Jennifer Lopez sported her aviators with a light and airy NYC ensemble, and Lea Michele threw her aviators on with all black while traveling. If you too are an aviator girl, check out five celebrity-inspired ways to wear yours now!
Colorful skirts have the ability to instantly take a separates ensemble from regular to totally spotlight-worthy. Need proof? Just take a gander at these three stars in their colorful printed skirts. Katie Lee's yellow and green Proenza Schouler skirt gave her black a tropical splash, Kerry Washington's colorful pleated floral skirt lent sweetness to her sleeveless leather blouse, and Jamie Lynn Sigler's printed peplum pencil skirt added much-needed color to her black tank and Yves Saint Laurent Tribute sandals. Want the same bright look for yourself? Shop our favorite colorful printed skirts below, then look to these three ladies for inspiration on how to rock them from dinners to parties to work.
Colored denim is definitely the jean du jour, so for today's Ways to Wear, we styled a pair of bright yellow Rag & Bone jeans three chic ways. We've spotted colored denim on some of our favorite style setters, like Rachel Bilson and Zoe Saldana, and seen this vibrant canary hue grace the runways at Proenza Schouler and Jason Wu — now we're heading to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills to try out the trend for ourselves. Whether you're looking for the perfect transitional outfit or feeling daring enough to try bright on bright, we hope these outfits inspire you to scoop up some colored denim for your own look now.
Celebrities have been spotted working florals all over the globe, but now they're embracing a new nature-inspired print: palm trees. Carly Rae Jepsen donned a palm-print blazer and matching shorts by Lisa Ho at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Kate Bosworth worked a nature-inspired H&M dress ($24) with ankle-strap sandals in LA, while Dree Hemingway paired a Proenza Schouler palm tree tee with gray flare denim in NYC. As you can see, this California-cool print adds playfulness to any ensemble, so shop our favorite palm-print pieces to hop on the latest Hollywood trend.