Kate Hudson was smashing in black and white, donning a contrasting-collar white blazer ($1,895) and tuxedo-stripe pants, both by Alexander McQueen, with embellished Brian Atwood pumps at the Glee season four launch party in LA. Although all the stars that attended looked gorgeous, we particularly love how Kate's crochet black tank injected the right amount of sexy to her androgynous suit. The blond beauty then finished her red-carpet style off with a few Pomellato gold link bracelets and two-tone clutch. Nail Kate's borrowed-from-the-boys look with a few easy styling tips, then shop her exact jacket to work with white tuxedo-stripe trousers and embellished black pumps for a glamorous night out.
You might think that a white suit is high maintenance, not worth your time, but allow Anne Hathaway to change your mind. While attending Stella McCartney's Spring presentation in NYC, the actress donned a crisp white blazer with matching white cropped trousers, both by Stella McCartney, and nude round-toe pumps. What we particularly appreciate here is that instead of a classic button-down, Anne opted for a printed white tee, giving her suit a casual rather than stuffy spin. A red single-strand beaded necklace, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and a black wristlet further played into her cool outdoor style. What's also great about Anne's white suit is that she can wear the blazer with jeans and the trousers with a denim jacket, creating whole new looks. So if you don't yet have a crisp white suit in your closet, allow Anne to be your inspiration by shopping similar pieces below.
Max Mara showed a white suit for its resort 2011/12 collection, but we're seeing it already thanks to stellar appearances by Halle Berry and Rihanna. Halle chose a more classic silhouette in her Roberto Cavalli, while Rihanna went for a slouchier silhouette in her Max Azria suit. The white suit is a crisp go-to; polished and sharper than your Summer dresses, and it's a nice way to change up your wardrobe. You can wear a full suit, or make your own using complementary shades of white and cream. To make it more casual, try cropped white pants, a slouchy tee á la Halle Berry, and a linen white jacket. If you're looking to dress up, go for a cream or white silk chiffon blouse, layers of matte gold or silver jewelry, and minimal heels.
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