Keira Knightley touched down at the airport in LA looking darling in a floral flouncy miniskirt. We love how she winterized her springy bottoms via cozy touches: a gray sweater, a black blazer coat, opaque tights, and black booties. For accessories, Keira chose round sunglasses for a retro touch and a plush suede tan bag that majorly popped. Re-create her latest look by pairing your flirty floral skirts with equally comfy cold-weather pieces, including a sweater, a statement coat, and tights. To get Keira's whole travel look, shop similar pieces below.
Floral skirts scream Spring and Summer, but don't put them away just yet. There are some easy tips for taking your trendy retro skirt into Fall. Taylor Swift, Eva Mendes, and Dita Von Teese wore theirs all Summer with sandals and short-sleeve tops, but by adding a pair of opaque tights, booties, and a sweater, they can look just as fabulous in a cozy version. In Taylor's and Eva's cases, they can swap the short sleeves for a longer-sleeved blouse, and Dita can ditch her arm-baring tee for a long-sleeve one too. Of course, a hefty coat, gloves, a scarf, and a hat can also help cozy things up. Shop our handpicked retro floral skirts below, and then add your favorite Fall accessories to take them into the new season.
Model Karolina Kurkova attended Fashion's Night Out in NYC last night wearing a pretty pleated floral skirt, but it was the accompanying black pieces that really elevated her look to fashion-forward heights. Karolina tucked a black collared blouse, which she buttoned up all the way, into her skirt, then threw on a shiny statement necklace over it for mega pizazz. Continuing her moody vibe were black ankle boots and a dark-red lip. Next time you reach for your floral skirt, draw inspiration from Karolina by sporting it with black pieces so as not to look overly feminine. Shop similar pieces below to get started.
Jessica Alba went part girlie, part grunge in Hollywood working a floral skirt, black one-sleeve Wilt top ($53, originally $92), and leather oxblood Dr. Martens boots ($145, originally $200). The actress complemented her '90s-inspired style with an oversized leather clutch, gradient wide-framed shades, and a glass and bead gemstone Chibi Jewels bracelet ($40). Score Jessica's exact top and kicks to work with a floral skirt for a sunny stroll or rock out in it at your next concert.
Sophia Bush went feminine in florals working a blossoming skirt and mustard silk blouse, both by Ted Baker, with an embellished Edie Parker clutch, and ample Nola Singer jewels at an InStyle party in West Hollywood last night. The actress completed her spunky look with black sheer platforms, a dark red lip, and loose waves. To get Sophia's bold look, style a floral miniskirt, yellow tee, and black pumps for an evening affair or lighten things up with these Kors Michael Kors ankle-strap sandals ($113, originally $225), a topknot bun, and nude lip for a sunny brunch.
Taylor Swift held hands with new beau Conor Kennedy on a day date in Hyannis Port, MA, and for the sweet occasion wore an equally sweet ensemble. The singer tucked a white silky short-sleeved button-up blouse into a floral-print knee-length skirt, then added a touch of cool via black Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Black slingback bow flats and a brown leather crossbody bag completed her retro-inspired look. For your next day date, look to Taylor by sporting a knee-length floral skirt like the one we chose below or this rose-print one from ModCloth ($35) with a silky blouse, cute flats, and a crossbody bag.
Courteney Cox was spotted in NYC's SoHo neighborhood working a floral pencil skirt with black Pedro Garcia ankle-strap wedges — here's the tan pair ($450). She kept the rest of her outfit simple via a black scoop tank, a black leather bag, a Kindred Stones zodiac necklace, and gold hoop earrings. What's great about Courteney's look is that it can just as easily work for the office as it can for a Summer party. You can also throw on a white blazer for a fresh take or swap the black tank for bright yellow for a flashier twist. Then come Fall, your floral pencil skirt can brave the chill with tights, a black turtleneck, and a fabulous trench coat. To get Courteney's look, shop similar pieces below.
Reese Witherspoon blows out 36 candles today! The reported mama-to-be is all about a classic look with flirty flair, and we can't wait to see what pregnancy style she delivers in the upcoming months. In particular, we've noticed that Reese has formed a signature formula through the years: flirty miniskirts with a sweater or long-sleeve tee, finished off with cool boots. In honor of her big day, re-create five of her best skirt-and-boots ensembles.
A flirty floral skirt in Winter? If you style it like Fab reader Elsemarie, then yes, absolutely! She adds an oversize chunky cardigan, opaque black tights, and little black booties to make the look cold-weather ready, and accessorizes with a long pendant necklace ($49) and headband. The key to making this feminine outfit work is choosing a full floral skirt ($30); it's softer-looking than a pencil silhouette.
One moody floral Express miniskirt, two different style situations. Rachel Bilson wore hers casually — with a white tee, denim jacket, and black booties — while picking up her mail in LA. Lake Bell, on the other hand, wore hers to a red carpet event, the Nylon Drew Barrymore August cover party. Her version is all about the layers and includes a green silk shirt, paired with a vest, gray suede booties, and a cream clutch. Both ladies look undeniably hip, but which version rocks your world more?