Ashley Tisdale went boho chic in a ruched little black dress and embroidered anorak while shopping with her mom in Beverly Hills. The starlet styled her low-key look with aztec-print Cobra Society boots ($592, originally $845), a leather and tassel CC Skye crossbody ($550), and oversize shades to create a flawless Fall-friendly look. From daytime dresses to layered looks, Ashley's on-trend ankle boots will instantly jazz up any ensemble. Score her exact boots — on sale! — to pair with distressed denim and a chunky knit sweater for Fall, then work them with a flirty maxi when temperatures heat up; the possibilities are endless.
On the Spring 2013 runways we saw a lot of designers pairing dresses over pants, and it seems Emma Watson already took note when she wore a black strapless Christian Dior dress over black trousers at the London premiere of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The actress completed her unique style with black Christian Dior pumps, a heart key necklace, and diamond stud earrings. While Emma's latest red-carpet ensemble is not mainstream (just yet), we dare any fashion risktakers to follow suit and dabble with the new trend now. For a subtle start, pair a black dress over black pants, then when you feel more experimental, you can play with colors and prints.
Searching for a sweet date-night wardrobe inspiration? Look no further than Anne Hathaway's latest NYC ensemble, where she worked a sleeveless black Dolce & Gabbana dress with chic houndstooth flats. Anne's pixie haircut, oversized cat-eye shades, Stella McCartney wristlet, and simple accessories complemented the cut and texture of her mini perfectly. Channel Anne's polished mod look by donning a sleeveless black shift dress with houndstooth flats or style this printed mod M Missoni ($495) mini with strappy sandals for a bolder look. For a red-hot feel, go for Freida Pinto's fiery mod look.
Keira Knightley stepped out in London with fiancé James Righton in a black and tan outfit that's perfect for a casual night out. Her look included a denim jacket, a black button-down maxi dress, Tapeet sandals, and tan accessories, including a tan belt and a tan shoulder bag. We love how Keira worked her ensemble with ease, then added red-orange nail polish for a touch of much-needed color. Inspired by Keira, sport a black dress with tan accessories and a jean jacket while strolling around the city during day or night or dabble with the black and tan trend via these Rachel Zoe tan leather shorts ($357, originally $595), a black blouse, high heels, and a denim jacket for a dressier feel.
Model and mom-to-be Adriana Lima gets paid to look good, but the brunette bombshell looked absolutely stunning donning a fitted black Amen mini with matching suede pumps at a jewelry event in NYC. Adriana proudly displayed her growing bump in an embellished-collar little black dress, which she styled with diamond drop earrings, a cocktail ring, and a snake-print minaudiere. Pregnant or not, this sweet and sultry look is perfect for date night or a chic cocktail party, so shop our picks below to find your favorite LBD, then glam it up with a pair of killer pumps and a trendy clutch.
There is nothing more classic than a black dress, otherwise known as the LBD, but styling them with neutral pumps can get a little dull, which is why we love how these eight celebs mixed their black dresses with neon shoes for a fresh combo. These trendsetters — from Nina Dobrev in fuchsia pumps to Jayma Mays in neon-yellow sandals to Lara Stone in hot-pink booties — know exactly how to amp up their raven-hued numbers with bright kicks from every color of the rainbow. Step inside to see how each fashionable starlet added her own personality to the LBD, then shop similar pieces to re-create this fresh combo for yourself.
There's no more iconic ode to LBDs and pearls than Holly Golightly standing before a Tiffany's window in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. We still have our pearls and LBDs, but unless the prim ladylike look your grandmother rocked is your goal, it's time to think about combining pearls and little black dresses in fresh and modern ways. We found 10 dresses and 10 pearl necklaces that are incredibly chic and fresh, and when paired together, they are knockout gorgeous.