06/26/2015 Darling of the Day: Chloe Grace Moretz’s Coach Tee & Leather Mini Look for Less!

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz might only be eighteen years old, but her sense of style exceeds her age. She’s a designer darling & can do no wrong, while still looking youthful & sophisticated when hitting the red carpet & making appearances for press events. This week, she made a splash supporting Coach in the brand’s sheer collar tee & leather mini skirt with a navy crossbody bag & sleek ankle strap sandals at the Coach 2015 Summer Party on the Highline. This effortless luxury look is easy to duplicate, especially for a Style Darling on the a budget. Without cutting out your favorite tee for a collarless look, I recommended the below affordable outfit, including a pointy beaded bib necklace to dress up a staple tee.

Chloe Grace Moretz in a faux-collard knit tee & black leather mini skirt, both by Coach, with a navy Coach crossbody bag & black ankle strap sandals at the Coach 2015 Summer Party on the Highline. 1. crew-neck tee ($7.50) in charcoal @Old Navy, 2. French Connection faux leather mini skirt ($44.80) in black @Dillard's, 3. bib necklace ($12.25) @Swell, 4. BCBGeneration crossbody Zooey bag ($17.39) in navy @Bluefly, & 5. Michael Antonio ankle strap sandals ($20.23) in black @Nordstrom Rack.

SHOP: 1. crew-neck tee ($7.50, was $8.50) in charcoal @Old Navy, 2. French Connection faux leather mini skirt ($44.80, was $128.00) in black @Dillard’s, 3. bib necklace ($12.25, was $24.50) @Swell, 4. BCBGeneration crossbody Zooey bag ($17.39, was $48.00) in navy @Bluefly, & 5. Michael Antonio ankle strap sandals ($20.23, was $45.00) in black @Nordstrom Rack.

How do you like to dress up a basic tee? Do you wear leather or faux leather pieces in the summer? Which celebrity dons your favorite summer style? For more fashionable posts, check out must-have statement jewelry for summer inspired by Kate Hudson & Selena Gomez,  Lily James’ Ralph Lauren look for less, Eddie Borgo’s new collection for Target, & Cara Delevingne’s menswear-inspired look. Happy Styling!

Super Style Wishlist: Summer Fever With A Little Help From Polyvore!

Some of you may have received the email bomb of this Polyvore set about 5-6 times the other night & I apologize.  In an honestly pure-hearted effort to enhance the way I reach my Style Darling readers, I made an oopsie & kept publishing this each time I revised it.  It’s been quite a long time since I used Polyvore & obviously, my graphic design skills are at cadet level, at best.  Surely my skills thrive more in my words, but in playing around with the featured clothing & accessory items on Polyvore, I was able to put together this fun & flirty summer look, featuring items from Nine West, Miu Miu, Malene Birger, Miss Selfridge, & a French Connection dress.  I’m open to any tips & suggestions (on the graphic- not so much the styling!), so please share, especially from any regular Polyvore users! Happy Styling!
Style Darling

Miss Selfridge closed toe high heels
$90 – missselfridge.com

Nine West over the shoulder bag
$39 – ninewest.com

By Malene Birger plastic jewelry
£45 – bymalenebirger.com

Miu miu sunglasses
$390 – miumiu.com

Darling of the Day: The Ultimate Pippa Middleton Style Gallery!

Thanks to a collection of online photos, courtesy of In Style, I’ve been able to put together 88 looks worn by the very stylish Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton.  I’ve had my eye on Pippa for a long time now & am happy to post this gallery so that we can all be inspired by her French Connection, Modalu, Whistles, H&M, Prada, Maje, & Zara pieces.  Not to mention, the party planner mixes & matches pieces all season long, especially pairing her signature black blazers over ruffled dress, printed sheath numbers, & basic tees with jeans. She’s not afraid to repeat her favorite items & makes them look fresh & new every time!  Take a look around & rate which ones are your favorites!

If you’re looking for more Pippa-style tips, check out some previously published posts including Luxury Look-Alikes for Less: Pippa’s ballet flats, Darling of the Day: Pippa’s Casual, Chic Day Look, & Basics for a Bargain: Denim Dresses Inspired by Pippa! Happy Styling!