The Final Five's MTV VMAs Dresses Are Nearly as Sparkly as Their Olympic Leotards
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We can’t guarantee that this work outfit will get you a promotion, but we’d put good money on it. mixes a universally flattering black skirt and a deep plum button-down with mid-calf boots. Click to buy now and you can be wearing it by next Monday morning.
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Can you tell we’re loving leather? If you’re afraid of looking too rockerish in the trend, follow Malin’s lead and wear the edgy fabric in a feminine silhouette like a flouncy knee-length dress (which she wore with a Max Mara clutch and Christian Louboutin heels).
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Yes, she’s a mom wearing khakis, but these are not mom khakis. avoids that territory by cuffing her Gap cords and pairing them with brown Rag & Bone booties, a Gap sweater worn over a chambray top and a funky fedora.
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You know those mornings when you just want to stay in your pajamas all day? proves you (sort of) can by teaming her sleepwear-inspired blue pants and silk top with a cool black Ralph Lauren Collection moto jacket, patent leather pumps and a silver House of Lavande Vintage necklace.
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We have a binder full of outfits we’d like to steal from Olivia. And this is one of them. We’re loving her raspberry-and-black long-sleeve Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation at Kohl’s dress (in stores Nov. 7), striped sky-high sandals, oversize envelope clutch and chic Westward Leaning sunnies.
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Before you say, “It’s too late in the year for shorts,” hear us out. When the fabric is fall-appropriate (the actress’s are suede) and they’re paired with a long-sleeve top in a graphic print and cowboy ankle booties, shorts are totally acceptable for October.
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One of the perks to wearing a statement-making top? You don’t need many accessories. Nikki lets her bold Etro chevron-print blouse shine by wearing it with simple black coated jeans (hers are James), a delicate Dana Rebcca Designs necklace and neutral booties.
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No, we don’t own a neon tribal-print blazer yet, but yes, we now plan to buy one. The eye-catching Rebecca Minkoff topper transforms her jeans, white tee and boots – and we know it would do the same for an LBD.
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Pay attention, ladies, because this is how you wear white after Labor Day. Instead of flowy cuts and breezy fabrics, opts for a structured Wes Gordon top and a wool Misha Nonoo skirt, adding just a bit of color via a blue bag and orange Sergio Rossi pumps.
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If you’re not sure how to transition your printed mini into cooler months, take a cue from the Revenge star and team it with a long-sleeve sheer shirt and fall-appropriate suede heels. And once the temps really drop, just add tights and a blazer.
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It looks like fall wardrobe is going to be just as killer as her summer looks (shocker). She toughens up a printed A-line skirt and girlie, sparkly Rupert Sanderson heels with a leather moto jacket and a Dolce & Gabbana purse. We’ll take it all, thanks.
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Don’t put away your white mini just yet. The actress shows how to get extra mileage out of the summer staple by adding a fall-appropriate black printed top and coordinating pointy-toe shoes (all by Dolce & Gabbana). And yes, it would look just as awesome with tights and a trench.
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Everyone may be buzzing about new style, but it’s her older sister’s ensemble that we’re loving. pairs her mod orange Lublu mini with fun accessories including a stunning statement necklace, a geometric clutch and nude pumps.
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Wait, don’t click past this look yet! Just hear us out: Silky jumpsuits are everywhere this season, and when worn with a classic winter white blazer plus simple accessories, it looks sexy, not silly. (One piece of advice: Wear it for a night out with friends. This trend is way more girl-hot than guy-hot.)
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If you didn’t have the chance (or the guts) to rock printed pants this summer, don’t worry – they’re still hot for fall. balances her purple H&M pair with a simple white tee and a cool Genetic Denim vest.
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Fashion truth: You’ll never look back on a slim-fitting, knee-length LBD (hers is A.L.C.) accessorized with simple red pieces and feel regret over your style choices.
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Velvet may be at the top of some people’s shopping lists, but at the top of ours is a white tuxedo blazer with black trim just like Nikki’s. When we get our hands on the coat, we plan on styling it as she does: with all-black and sexy T-strap heels.
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A dusty pink rose print sounds matronly, but no one will mistake you for granny’s curtains if you wear the pattern on a plunging, formfitting sheath with towering black heels (hers are L’Wren Scott and Salvatore Ferragamo, respectively) and a bright clutch.
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The makes a short-sleeve white button-down look anything but boring by wearing one with stylish perforated sleeves tucked into a flouncy red micro-mini.
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Silky printed pants are basically fancy pajama bottoms, but steers clear of slumber party style thanks to the tuxedo stripe on her pair by Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation at Kohl’s (available Nov. 7), plus chic pointy-toe shoes and coordinating black topper.
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Peplum isn’t just a passing fad. The Revenge actress comes up with a fresh way to wear the trend, pairing her textured black top with stovepipe jeans, black heels and a cute Union Jack clutch.
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The actress shows off her legs in a supershort Olcay Gulsen olive dress and accessorizes with a statement necklace, Edie Parker clutch and stack of rings. Another styling option: opaque tights and a belt.
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Layering season is upon us, ladies. And we fully intend to take advantage by emulating Olivia’s ensemble: a white tee, gray sweater and green blazer, all worn with yellow skinnies and cool neutral accessories.
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Want: A shirtdress in a funky Southwestern chevron stripe like the one wears with cool cat-eye shades and T-strap sandals.
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Cool: the model’s silk brocade Proenza Schouler skirt. Cooler: her black blouse with sheer panels. Coolest: that to-die-for studded Jimmy Choo clutch.
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So, if we wear a printed blue Heartloom mini with knee-high brown leather Rachel Zoe Collection boots and a military jacket, does that mean the will want to be with us, too? No? OK, well, we’re still sporting the outfit this weekend.
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We’re suckers for an outfit that goes from day to night without any tweaks, which is why we love Maria’s black leather-accented long-sleeve peplum top, oxblood skinnies and sky-high platforms. (Not to mention her Effy earrings and Monika Chiang ring!)
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transforms her jeans, blouse and blazer from ladylike to casually cool by finishing the look with tan suede booties with laces instead of pumps or flats. Mental note to do that this weekend
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The dotted navy-and-white French Connection sweater punctuated with a little cat face would be too cutesy for words, but Taylor smartly ups the sophistication by pairing the top with classic maroon skinnies, a strand of pearls and bow-accented flats.
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The cost-per-wear of that faux fur vest you bought last season is about to go down because the look is back in style. demonstrates how to breath new life into it by pairing her vest with laid-back pieces like a gray sweater, cuffed jeans and lace-up boots.
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A-line mini #129 that we’d like to borrow from : her cream lace Paper Crown number with flattering cap sleeves. And while we’re at it, we’ll borrow those accessories (the bow belt, nude pumps and chain-link bag) too.
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CARLY RAE JEPSEN
Wallflowers, just click on past this. But those of you who like to bask in the style spotlight, grab a pair of metallic jeggings. We commend Carly for keeping the rest of her look sleek and simple – a loose black sweater, classic Coach bag and a high bun – and avoiding looking like a trend train wreck.
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has as a personal stylist, but her is certainly doing just fine without one. We just added her collarless long white coat and Cameo floral pants to our must-buy list.
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We’re starting to think we’re going to need a closet solely for our blazers. Because how can we not add this graphic structured number to the mix? With coordinating rust matchstick jeans and simple black accessories (all by Rag & Bone), it makes for a great work-to-dinner outfit.
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We always feel like we’re getting away with something when we wear a chambray dress because they’re just so comfortable! The cinches her Gap dress at the waist to play up her shape and adds trendy suede Rag & Bone booties. (Brown tights would also look great on a chilly day.)
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Wait, is it possible? A maxi in a color we don’t yet own? We’re going to have to remedy this situation, because Emma’s silky, forest green skirt is so perfect for fall, especially when worn with a black tee, a statement necklace (hers is Ben-Amun) and a geometric clutch.
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Fit-and-flare dresses like the one wears are flattering on all body types (and don’t require uncomfortable shapewear). Buy one in red and you can wear it all through holiday season with a studded moto jacket for casual get-togethers or a blazer for more formal fiestas.
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Question: How do you wear over-the-knee black leather boots and a mini without looking like in Pretty Woman? Answer: By toning them down with neutral shades, a high neckline and a coat that is slightly longer than your dress.
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SARAH JESSICA PARKER
We have officially entered corduroy season, ladies. Celebrate by investing in a raspberry pair (we recommend getting ankle-length rather than mid-calf ones) and wearing them with black booties, a multicolor sweater and a boyfriend blazer ( is by MiH Jeans).
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We’re loving the party on her pants! Give your go-to blue jeans a break and instead slip on a pair of skinnies in a funky pattern (hers are Current/Elliott). Just be sure to avoid print overload by pairing them with all-black pieces, including her Westward/Leaning sunglasses, as Rosie does.
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When wearing two trends at once (like leather and peplum) on top, stick with simple skinnies (hers are Bleulab) and sleek stilettos on the bottom, as demonstrated by .
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Instead of wearing your standard solid-colored button-up to work tomorrow, sub in an on-trend animal-print version. (in C. Wonder) shows the perfect way to pull it off: with dark jeans (or slim trousers), chic flats and a cute high bun.
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The easiest way to transition boyfriend jeans and a white tee into fall: throw on a cropped tweed jacket and add a bag in a rich hue like forest green. Rosie (wearing Citizens of Humanity) opts for neutral heels, but we’d go for black suede ankle booties.
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Leave it to to put together a look that’s half-girlie, half-tomboy and 100% adorable. To pull it off, pair a fun striped mini with borrowed-from-the-boys pieces like an oversize blazer and lace-up boots.
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Here’s a fresh (and comfy) way to wear your favorite flat booties: Team them with silky paper-bag-waist trousers and a fitted tank, then pile on necklaces and bracelets.
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With bare legs and heels, a bright mini like Rag & Bone number is your ultimate date night dress. Swap in tights and boots, and it’s your new favorite work outfit. Talk about bang for your buck!
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Q. How do you make neutrals un-boring? A. By choosing basics that are as eye-catching as Nikki’s. Her A.L.C. top is the perfect relaxed counterpoint to her second-skin coated denim and funky Camilla Skovgaard heels, and the accessories take the look from simple to polished.
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vibrant red dress is perfect for work or play. At the office, do as the star does and pair it with a skinny belt and simple shoes. Then when you clock out and head to happy hour, glam it up with an on-trend moto jacket and booties.
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Smokin’ hot usually equals not a lot of clothing. But proves it’s possible to leave tongues wagging without showing a lot of skin by sporting black cigarette pants, a sexy leather jacket, heels and a red clutch.
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It seems like every other day wears something we’d like to borrow (and, you know, never give back). This time we’re lusting after her Current/Elliott gray floral jeans, which she teams with a Two by Vince Camuto vest, a Prada bag, Lookmatic shades and ankle booties.
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If you haven’t found a way to transition your beloved summer maxi into the fall, take a cue from Rachel and top it off with chill-fighting touches like a tweed blazer, a jewel-toned bag and killer platforms.
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Think you can’t wear red on Valentine’s Day without looking cheesy? Think again. is all chic, no cheese in a printed dress featuring just a hint of the scarlet shade, plus embellished heels (both by Louis Vuitton).
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We’ll be printing this out and adding it to our shrine. The actress hits the perfect mix of sexy and classy in an aqua number, plus strappy tan heels and a black blazer.
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Yes, you can wear head-to-toe leather even if you’re not in a motorcycle gang. Maria attends a Mercedes-Benz event (not a Harley convention) in a structured top, a knee-length oxblood Monika Chiang skirt and booties.
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If date night had a uniform, it would be a dress with an exposed front zipper, just like LWD, which she pairs with studded black Salvatore Ferragamo pumps and a House of Harlow 1960 clutch. You probably don’t need us to tell you why your guy will go slack-jawed over it
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Was anyone else just hit with the sudden urge to wear blue pants with an eggplant moto jacket and a printed Saloni scarf? We blame for putting this colorfully kooky (yet undeniably cute) outfit idea into our heads.
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Thank you, , for giving us a way to wear our go-to color in a non-boring way. She makes black-on-black look fresh with a funky Dolce & Gabbana sweater, simple skinnies and bright blue Irene Neuwirth danglers.
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The last time we wore denim with denim was when the rodeo came to N.Y.C., but the actress’s effortlessly cool look convinces us to give it another try (sans chaps, this time). Zoë (in AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans) knows the key to keeping it chic, not costume-y, is a bold red lip and great accessories.
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If you’re only rocking snakeskin on accessories, it’s time to take the trend to the next level, as Miranda does by wearing the reptilian pattern on a short-sleeve shirt. She smartly keeps the rest of her look very simple with jeans, glam shades and an oversize black Givenchy bag.
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Three reasons we’d like to raid closet: her oxblood moto jacket, her leopard-print blouse and her suede lace-up booties. Love, love and love.
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The holidays may be over, but we still have plenty of parties and events coming up. And we plan on taking festive style inspiration from and her PJ-esque red pants, floral lace tank and black heels.
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Look up “universally flattering” on Wiki and you’ll probably find a photo of this dress. The pairs the floor-length Ferragamo with a waist-accentuating belt and a baguette clutch, but we can think of a few other equally chic ways to accessorize it.
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If you’re like us and your go-to look consists of a black mini, black tights and black boots, there’s no easier way to add some visual interest than by throwing on a loose gold sweater similar to Selma’s.
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Everything about Ali’s outfit – from the high hemline and killer leather jacket to the sexy platform boots – screams bombshell, but she keeps the look daytime-appropriate and feminine with preppy plaid and a touch of hot pink.
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Thank you, Alexa, for showing us that leopard print goes with everything, even a navy lace skirt, a schoolboy button-down and funky sequined peep-toe booties.
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New year’s resolution: Dress more like Olivia, starting with this ladylike peach tweed coat, worn with a cream lace top, a red leather handbag and black pumps featuring silver detailing.
The Final Five's MTV VMAs Dresses Are Nearly as Sparkly as Their Olympic Leotards