A great outfit deserves acknowledgement — and in this case, some copycat behavior, too. After all, it is the highest form of flattery. Let's see, it's got the perfect mix of Fall elements, all without ever going overboard. And, like our street-style subject, we pretty much live in our blouse-and-jeans combos come cold weather. Thus, it's all about honing in on those key punch-up pieces to give an ensemble its flair. Case in point: her velvet burgundy-hued blazer not only provides a luxe textural finish, it just happens to showcase this season's most wanted shade of red. Along with her staple add-ons (read: aviator sunglasses, a slouchy black scarf, and a classic black tote), she tied the look together with a cool, studded flat twist. Subtle at first glance, but certainly dynamic upon closer review — we'll never say "no" to a look with classic appeal, seasonal relativity, and a really amazing blazer to boot. Click on to shop her outfit now, with every piece under $120.
Russia is having a moment. Thanks to Keira Knightley's latest film incarnation as Anna Karenina and real-life Russian fashion darling, Miroslava Duma's latest Fashion Week looks, we can't seem to shake the visions of each of these beauties, decked out in decadent furs, rich fabrications, and enviable jeweled add-ons. That's what our Fall fantasies are made of, as of late. Fortunately, dreams become reality when you couple inspirations with this season's actual shopping options: baroque themes that we saw on the runways at Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Balmain now manifesting as a pair of opulent gold trousers or a pair of studded ankle-straps. These finds make channeling that high-society drama with Miroslava's street-styled twist all the more attainable.
Clockwise from top left: Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina, Shourouk E-Vegas Earring ($465), Valentino Couture Winter 2012, Topshop Paisley Jacquard Cigarette Trousers ($90), Zara Ballerina With Jewels ($90), Miroslava Duma, Elcom Fox Fur Stole ($1,539)
Sweater vests were once reserved for dads, stodgy prepsters, and Doug Funnie, but this season, they've taken on a whole new meaning. We're especially smitten with the recent crop of sleek, sophisticated sweater vests that are more modern hipster than Ivy League princess — brands like Theory, J.Crew, and Joseph are offering up vibrant, cozy pieces that perfectly fuse the classic silhouette with fresh fabrics and patterns. Of course, it's all about the styling with these: we love the look of a crisp white button-down topped with a colorful sweater vest, but it's also quite cool to mix it up by layering one with a fitted long-sleeved tee, and cinching it at the waist with a leopard-print belt. No matter how you wear it, the sweater vest is shaping up to be one of the coolest, easiest ways to show your preppy side without going too Blair Waldorf. We've rounded up eight pieces that will go with everything from boyfriend jeans to leather skirts — click through to shop them all now.
While we're still in the midst of Halloween costume dilemmas (Bella or Big Bird . . .), we did a mental fast-forward to the December holiday party circuit when we saw Kate Bosworth's glittering strapless at her skin care launch in Sydney last night. We know it's a wee bit early, but we couldn't help it — this sparkling confection would be just the thing for Christmas cocktails and even better as the ultimate New Year's Eve dress. We love that the glitz is tempered with a minimalist strapless silhouette and a below-the-knee hemline, making it a much more elegant play on sequins. Kate also played the finishes just right with a fresh face, natural waves, and a touch of metallic accessories. Take note: if you're going for a dress with the same wow factor, keep your beauty routine just as simple and let your dress do the talking. If you're feeling inspired, we're kicking off the holiday dress shopping with a few Kate-esque options below.
The Neiman Marcus Christmas book was just released, and this year's assortment of fantasy gifts is sure to please every ridiculously expensive (and kind of amazing) whimsy. So just what does the retailer have in store for its customers this year? Think custom designer hen houses (yes, the ones that lay eggs), the ultimate tailgate trailer complete with its own flat-screen TV and year's worth of bourbon, and the most intricate watches you've ever laid eyes on from Van Cleef & Arpels. Ready to take a ride on the magic carpet? Click on to see the most over-the-top gifts from Neiman's Christmas catalog and let the daydreaming begin!
The arrival of Fall, and chillier weather, brings with it the inevitable need to cover up. This season, take a cue from this celebrity style set and let your legs do the talking with the help of a pair of printed pants. For a more casual look, opt for a more relaxed silhouette à la Sienna Miller or take the fitted route in skinny, formfitting shapes like the ones seen on Poppy Delevingne and Miranda Kerr. Keep clicking to see more celebrities showing off their printed pants, and then shop our editor-approved picks.
After the minimalism we saw designers exploring last week in Paris, it seems only fitting that this week's new arrivals should embody a similar modernist vibe. Colorblocked dresses, structured jackets, and tech-tastic shoes; they're all looking mighty fresh right now. We've handpicked the best of them here.
Summer days are gone, giving way to Fall staples — and with that a new crop of dresses to stock our closets. We're looking to the season's moodier palette, heavier textures, and, of course, the biggest trends for the new season. With a sophisticated set of architectural wrap dresses from Phillip Lim and Proenza Schouler (designed to flatter our figures), sharp collared sheaths and shifts via Derek Lam, not to mention slick leather versions, and a new set of opulent, embellished, and brocade confections (that we think will make the perfect holiday party dresses) — there's literally a silhouette and style to fit every girl (and her budget). Click on; this is our ultimate Fall dress guide.
If there is one thing that accompanies Diane Kruger just as much as her boyfriend Joshua Jackson, it's that slick black newsboy cap we've spotted her wearing all year long. Unlike the more grabbed-for fedoras, this retro style plays to both a menswear-inspired sensibility and a chic Parisian beret-inspired finish. And if Diane's Chanel Couture ensemble, complete with cap, wasn't proof enough of its high-low versatility, you could also reference the actress's numerous newsboy-cap sightings around LA, NYC, and Toronto for a little extra convincing. Most recently? Her perfectly layered Fall look — Chloé boots and all — topped off by none other than her go-to hat. It's an easy add-on with subtle flair. Your autumnal attire will thank you, and we're pretty sure Diane would approve, too. Shop our favorite newsboy-inspired picks below.
Listen, we're the first to admit that fashion can get seriously pricey, but that doesn't mean crafting a look that says "runway" instead of "off the rack" is impossible. Quite the opposite. Today, we've got Penny Chic's Shauna Miller (pictured here) on tap, offering up her signature brand of look-for-less expertise. Our challenge to her? To create three Fall ensembles — each catered to work, play, or an off-duty angle — that don't break a $150 spending limit. Bottom line: no burning a hole in your pocket and absolutely no compromising on sleek styling. With Shauna's savvy eye, strategic budgeting, and love of shopping (a girl after our own heart), we're sure you won't be disappointed by the outfit outcome. Click on for three ways to wear your Fall best — all under $150 — then, tell us which look is your favorite in the comments below.
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