Blake Lively showed off her gorgeous gams in a red leather Isabel Marant mini and caged Christian Louboutin booties at the 12/12/12 benefit concert in NYC. A slew of celebrities have been spotted rocking leather pants, dresses, and jackets, but what we really love about Blake's fierce mini is the intricate stud detailing. Inject a little edge into your holiday style with a red leather dress, studded collar necklace, and nude caged ankle boots or test-drive this studded black leather French Connection sheath ($548) with black patent pumps for a goth-meets-glam take on Blake's red-hot look.
Jessica Alba showed off a new pair of colored and printed jeans while taking a stylish stroll through LA with daughter Haven in her arms. She wore these Genetic Denim light-purple skinny jeans ($187) with a white tee and an off-white slouchy shawl cardigan. For accessories, the actress sported printed sunglasses and taupe wedge booties. This look is perfect for the transitional weather right now, so re-create it by shopping the widget below.
Dakota Fanning packed on the accessories while grabbing lunch with a friend in Beverly Hills. The actress started off with a sheer white tunic, topped over a polka-dot crop top, finished with these 7 For All Mankind distressed denim shorts ($87). Her accessories included a white fedora with black ribbon, clubmaster sunglasses, an oversized embellished clutch with dangly coin detail, and silver platform sneakers. Mimic Dakota's eclectic look for your next lunch date by shopping similar pieces, including her exact shorts, below.
While out and about in NYC this morning, Paula Patton worked leather on leather, starting with a black leather biker jacket, which she topped over a printed tee, then adding more leather via black leather pants. She wore retro-cool round shades to protect her eyes, then got in on Hollywood's sneaker obsession via black-and-white high-top Chanel sneakers. While leather is fierce on its own, it has even more badass potential when paired with itself. For a Summer version of Paula's look, try a black leather vest with leather shorts or a leather miniskirt.
It's no secret that we love punchy color combos around here, so we were thrilled when we spotted Christina Hendricks pairing a mint-green cardigan with hot-orange pumps. Completing her chic NYC outfit were dark-blue skinny jeans, a blush-colored Mulberry bag, cat-eye sunglasses, and gold bracelets. Take a cue from Christina and pair a similar mint sweater with equally bold orange pumps. Or experiment with the style combo by matching a cardigan and pumps in different colors. An orange cardigan and fuchsia pumps would look amazing, as would a cobalt sweater with yellow pumps. Love Christina's entire look? Shop similar pieces, including a smaller version of her Mulberry bag, below.
With the holidays approaching, allow me to direct you to online retailers that provide affordable gift ideas. Shop the Look, a jewelry and accessories shop, is the perfect place to begin. The most expensive item it stocks is $40. Wow, right? Shop unique earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, scarves, and brooches. There's also a vintage section that will dazzle your socks off.