Over the weekend, David and Victoria Beckham attended Barbra Streisand's concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Leave it to Victoria to look damn chic in a tuxedo-inspired outfit even when taking in some music. Up top she wore this Lanvin contrast silk blouse ($967, originally $3,870) and a black blazer, then on bottom these Lanvin tuxedo pants ($1,495) and these Manolo Blahnik black patent pumps ($625). On her arm she carried an oversize black patent clutch. Score Victoria's exact top and bottom, or re-create her nighttime look via these less-expensive tuxedo pants ($25) and a silky blouse.
Cindy Crawford was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills looking polished and chic in a blue silk blouse and printed skinny cropped jeans. The supermodel then amped up her look via standout accessories: a chain bib necklace, caged sandals, aviator sunglasses, a gold watch, and a tan suede bag. Cindy's outfit is one that can just as easily go from work to weekend. For the office, pair your silk blouse with printed jeans and a blazer, then finish off with pumps. For the weekend, ditch the pumps for sandals and throw on a cardigan for warmth.
After spotting Olivia Palermo in a summery silk blouse over Memorial Day weekend, it dawned on us: we can achieve that same effortlessly breezy look with an equally light and loose-fitted top. Aside from the obvious perks of an airier silhouette (hello, instant wardrobe ventilation system!), we love just how easy it is to style these silkier shirts with everything from a feminine circle skirt and espadrille wedges to a slick cropped trouser and ballet flats. You can take one semisheer iteration and spin it from a daytime-cool look with cutoffs and Chucks to a cocktail-hour ensemble with a svelte printed pencil skirt and sandals. For the Summer "need now" essential, we've culled 15 picks perfect for the rising temps. Click through to shop your favorites — you can thank us later.
If you're looking for a new way to wear your old staples, here's a real gem: one of our favorite new everyday combinations (as seen here in Fallon's Fall '11 campaign) is a pretty silk blouse adorned with a statement necklace — it's fresh, modern, and totally ladylike, and can be worn with jeans and skirts alike. We've put together five especially delicious pairings, perfect for the office, date night, and the holiday parties you still have left to attend. Wear a jeweled collar necklace over your collar for a preppy-glam spin or let a beaded bauble hang from your unbuttoned blouse for an airy, effortless take. Ready to work it? Click through to see and shop our combos now.