Elizabeth Banks is so funny on 30 Rock & knows how to show off some great casual style. Wearing black cigarette pants, a printed top, brown leather jacket, & sandals, she’s the epitome of cool. With only four or five pieces, she attends the 127 Hours premiere & catches the eye of the press. This look is just perfect for that transitional time when the weather is fooling us with a little warmth, especially when it’s so hard to say goodbye to sandals.
Who says redhead can’t wear red? Here’s Julianne Moore, so beautiful & elegant, wearing a look by Lanvin with ankle strap heels. The mismatch of colors actually works here in crimson & burnt brick. This creates a flawless silhouette, putting actresses twenty years younger than her to shame. Even if you add pointed toe pumps or a chain link belt, this can translate into an office look.
Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr goes a little gothic in all black, but with an animal print booties, she’s all about looking chic. Although this is a jumpsuit from Juicy Couture by Erin Fetherston, all black separates can replicate this easy evening look. To punch up the drama in this look, try a smoky eye & nude lip, or add a metallic clutch & brocade jacket. Or if you can’t find a jumpsuit, try pairing loose fitting pieces like a draped top tucked into harem pants with a cool belt.
Sienna Miller appears again! The jetsetter is headed for a day of travel at LAX with super classic skinny blue jeans, black flats, a gray tee, leather jacket, printed scarf, & sunglasses. Looking like a starlet, she’s wearing items that all of us have in our closets to grab at a moment’s notice. I love the basic black flats in this look & how even when at its most casual, gray really is a great go-to color for a tee.
We don’t often see separates like these looking so chic & elegant for a red carpet appearance. While still trying to look ladylike yet comfortable during a cool evening, Keira Knightley choose a Chanel lightweight long-sleeved sweater & a layered translucent tea length skirt with polished black round toe pumps. This is simply gorgeous for an upcoming holiday party or after work function.
Of course, here you can have the skirt tailored so that it comes up to tea-length. The lace detail is really so very pretty & works nicely for a holiday occasion. Happy Styling!
Thandie Newton sparkles at an event for her new film For Colored Girls. In a sequin 3/4 sleeved top and black short with round toe pumps, she’s showing off her beautiful figure, yet mature & elegant side. This is a fun cocktail look for a warm weather day. You could even minus the shorts & add a mini skirt or add a blazer for a layered look.
I discovered this new & affordable super stylish online retailer, Tilly’s, that is the current object of my style fancy. It recently opened at the local mall & I’m super excited to check it out. Their vast array of accessories, shoes, & clothing at an incredible price is what excites me most! Without sticking to one specific items, I’ve made a little collage of five really fabulous pieces from this site. Each piece is $10 or under, perfect for gift giving this holiday season & shopping ahead for next spring & summer! It’s really never too early to start your shopping for next season, especially when you find a pair of embellished sunglasses, metallic flip-flop sandals, or a sweet cut-out belt- these items are timeless & don’t go out of style! AND, you can drag your man in there too since the retailer also caters to men’s fashions, not to mention great deals on apparel for kids too! Their blog offers all the latest in-store news & if you sign up for their free emails, you’re sure to get a surprise discount code for your next purchase! Check out their official website for more! Happy Styling!
Fair-skinned it-girl Emma Stone is proving that neutrals like nude tones are super flattering, even if you’re on the pale side. She’s wearing a cropped khaki jacket over a navy tee & draped printed skirt. Wearing nude suede heels by Brian Atwood, her legs look a mile long. Here on the Northeast coast, it may be a bit chilly to wear an ensemble like this, but if you’re on a press tour in Berlin, or taking in a day of the sites in California, then you’ve got the right look.
I found this image of Hillary Duff from back in 2006, but it’s utterly perfect for this fall’s trends. With a brown leather jacket, grey tunic, grey skinny jeans, brown knee-high boots, she looks as if she’s straight out of a fashion magazine. With a leather watch, satchel, & brown newsboy hat, she looks like she’s headed for a trendy event.
All of these pieces (except for the earrings) were found at my new favorite site http://www.Tillys.com. Check it out! Happy Styling!
TV’s Gossip Girl Leighton Meester is a designer’s dream come true. She’s perfectly ladylike in Giambattista Vallie two-tone dress with satin heels by Ferragamo. She accessorizes with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels & a gold clutch. Letting her jewelry do all the sparkling, her creamy neutral screams effortless. This could even be achieved with a top & skirt, looking luxurious for holiday parties or for a cocktail work event.