01/22/2015 Darling of the Day: Natalie Portman’s Tweed Dior Look for Less!

I’d like to start 2015 off right with some refined celebrity style inspiration & the year’s first Darling of the Day is none other than the always flawless Natalie Portman who attended a celebration in a navy top, Dior tweed skirt (& matching jacket on the chair behind her), opaque tights, & satin pointy toe pumps. The Oscar-winner looks chic & winter-ready in her elegant ensemble, perfect to inspire any office look. These separates are wardrobe essentials & can be mixed up for a variety of looks, especially a tweed skirt to pair with a moto jacket or ruffled blouse when heading to lunch or out for a night of cocktails.

Natalie Portman in Dior.

SHOP: top ($15.00) @JC Penney, skirt ($32.99) @Saks Off 5th, tights ($5.90) @Forever 21, & Lauren Ralph Lauren pumps ($39.99) @Lord & Taylor. TOTAL: $93.88.

For some stylish posts, check out more from Style Darling, including full red carpet galleries from this year’s Golden Globes & Critics Choice Movie Awards, as well as lookbooks from Jenny Packham, Tory Burch, Marchesa, & Badgley Mischka. Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Tights For All Styles @Charlotte Russe!

If you’ve been following Style Darling on Instagram (@MissAlissaL), then you’ve seen a stylish array of tights & heels / booties combinations that I’ve been wearing for work.  Some of my favorite tights come from Payless, Kohl’s, & New York & Company, but for today’s post, I’ll be talking about the selection of tights found @Charlotte Russe, which is currently on sale Buy One, Get One 50% off!

 This includes the basic opaque tight ($6.50) available in seven different hues, mixed floral patterned tight ($7.50), floral print lace tight ($7.50), starburst floral patterned tight ($7.50), crochet vertical stripe tight ($7.50), zigzag pattern fashion tight ($7.50), leopard pattern fishnet tight ($7.50), & the floral patterned tight ($7.50). Of course, this means that if you’re wearing some flashy tights, then it’s a good idea to let that be your stand-out item & pair neutrals with the rest of your look.  I love the way contrasting colored heels look with these tights, but when in doubt, the monochromatic trend is in full swing- if done properly.  Try a solid sheath dress or color block with your separates.

Do you like to wear funky tights? Which patterns do you like to shop for? How much are you willing to spend on legwear? For more accessories posts, check out spiked bracelets, statement necklaces, & my top picks for fall under $100! Happy Styling!