Lucy Hale stepped out at Fashion's Night Out in LA last night pairing this chartreuse Naven blazer ($365) with bronze sequin French Connection shorts ($100, originally $328) to create a head-turning party look we absolutely adore. The brunette beauty balanced her eye-catching topper and bottoms with a simple white tee, nude pointed ShoeMint pumps ($52), and dainty dalla nonna and Dana Rebecca Designs accessories, while her neon pink envelope clutch complemented her bold look perfectly. Shop Lucy's exact blazer and sequin shorts to style with a white top and nude pumps to be the talk of every party.
Ashley Tisdale sparkled in sequin Free People board shorts ($448), which she paired with a gray Free People cable pullover sweater ($98) and tan Sam Edelman sandals ($65) at a Colgate event in West Hollywood. We love how she dressed down her shiny bottoms with a cozy sweater and neutral sandals, then accessorized with beach waves, a pendant necklace, and a quilted Chanel bag. Score Ashley's exact shorts to pair with your casual basics for day, or work them with a silk tank and sky-high pumps for a night on the town.
Sophia Bush took a break from taking in runway shows to take in a movie, and looked unbelievably stylish while doing it. For the NYC premiere of I Don't Know How She Does It, Sophia wore a gold sequined short suit that was quite literally ripped from the runway — her Nonoo Fabrizia jacket and Bonafina shorts were shown as part of designer Misha Nonoo's NYFW presentation just last Friday. Not only do we admire Sophia's dedication to wearing Spring trends right as they emerge; but we have to give her props for wearing the look as is, plus putting her own spin on it by adding a pair of black pumps and a vintage Chanel pendant necklace. Even when worn separately, the pieces pack a glamorous punch, and will easily dress up any pair of jeans or plain white tee. Though the Nonoo pieces likely won't be available for some time, you can shop similar pieces below to create your own gold sequined look.
Not too long ago, I was in the market for a pair of sparkly shorts to wear around the holidays. Problem was, each one was more expensive than the next. So, regrettably I didn't have a pair to wear around for New Year's, but a month later I'm still after the style. So, when these BCBG Pleated Metallic Shorts ($30, originally $98) surfaced on sale, I scooped them up. Not only will they make as much of a statement at next year's NYE fete, I'd argue that they're even better-suited for Spring. Just picture them paired with a draped white tank and a chambray button-down — Jenna Lyons would be proud.
When you're smack dab in the middle of party season, flitting from fete to fete, the little black dress routine can get a bit stale. The good news? There are tons of stylish alternatives to your usual noir number, and not only will you look just as chic, you'll also succeed at standing out in the crowd. Whether it's a feathered blazer ($125) or a slouchy pair of sequin shorts ($15), these swoon-worthy separates are sure to dazzle the room and drop some jaws. Click through to check out all of my Fab-approved LBD-alternatives.
Shorts made an unseasonal, stylish comeback this winter, popping up everywhere on model-thin girls with thick tights and platform pumps. These new micro styles just in for resort could work during a relaxed beach vacation or a dressed-up evening in the city. Our current favorites are the leather shorts by Fendi and Thakoon and the metallic harem style by 3.1 Phillip Lim.