Melania Trump's $2,645 Presidential Debate Dress Is a Fashion Faceoff!
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We’ve been passing this photo around the office for the past few days, and it’s official: Every editor now has this Loeffler Randall bag on her September shopping list. And the leopard loafers (also by Loeffler Randall). And the Rebecca Taylor peplum top. What? It’s a long list.
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We don’t subscribe to the “no white after Labor Day” rule, so we fully plan to emulate Olivia’s monochromatic outfit this week. Pair a sheer button-down with flouncy shorts like her Stylestalker pair, and add a raffia bag (hers is Gerard Darel).
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On paper, the thought of pairing brightly patterned pants with a bold bomber jacket makes our heads spin, but on , we love it. She pulls it off by picking pieces with one common color (in this case, coral) and adding a plain white tee and neutral accessories.
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This important fashion message brought to you by : You can transition your beloved summer maxi into fall by adding a colorful moto jacket and a funky statement necklace (hers features dangling horns).
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Can you tell we’re currently having a love affair with funky prints? That’s why we’re so enamored of yellow-and-blue shirtdress, which she teams with coordinating mustard sandals and a brown Ralph Lauren Collection cross-body.
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It’s a shame the tennis champ can’t wear body-skimming sheaths on the court, because she looks so smokin’ hot in them. This pumpkin-hued dress is the perfect shape for her curvy body, but if you don’t have her hourglass figure, simply add a contrasting waist-cincher to fake the silhouette.
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Joining the cutout craze is Jamie, whose bright blue Cushnie et Ochs sheath would be totally demure without those sexy skin-baring slivers. Extra kudos for her on-trend cap-toe pumps.
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Whoever says there’s nothing chic or red carpet-appropriate about jeans and a gray tee has not witnessed the transformative power of a waterfall blazer, a neon clutch and killer snakeskin pumps. Thanks, Selita, for this important style lesson.
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If anyone can convince the world that matching your loafers to your blazer is chic and not granny-inspired, it’s . Slim-fitting pants and flirty ruffles on her blouse help her cause, along with the fact that she chooses a youthful shade: electric blue.
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At first glance, the outfit might seem like something one would wear on safari, but feminine touches – like the heart print on her Twenty8Twelve romper, tied leather belt and white investment tote (plus a Simone Camille shoulder bag) – make for a cute, city-appropriate ensemble.
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The does three things to keep her high-waisted Citizens of Humanity jeans out of soccer mom territory: She wears them in a slightly distressed wash (see: those whiskers on the legs), pairs them with a youthful Splendid polka-dot top and adds glam Loewe sunglasses.
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Did you hear? The peplum is moving down south to skirt hemlines – great news if you weren’t a fan of the waist version. We love how Jordana styles her white H&M trumpet skirt with an A.L.C. keyhole top and strappy Jimmy Choo heels.
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Khaki shorts aren’t exactly what we’d call on-trend and youthful, but certainly makes them work thanks to chic, feminine touches: a flirty pink Fifteen-Twenty ruffled top, oversize round shades and light tan ballet fats.
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If you already have an LBD and an LWD, it’s time you start an LTR with an LND. Translation: a long-term relationship with a little navy dress. The color makes it the perfect transitional piece (cute with bare legs or tights), and the full skirt on Jessica’s V-neck version adds some flirty appeal.
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What happens when you combine two classic toppers, a leather bomber and a blazer? You get one seriously standout piece. pairs the edgy jacket with a classic red sheath (way better than, say, leather leggings).
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Gasp! Is the already retiring her summery neons? Jessica throws us for a loop, opting for an edgier look than usual. Now, excuse us while we go buy an asymmetrical top, floral skirt and bad girl boots
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It must be a day that ends in “y” since we’re loving what Miranda’s wearing. She makes a simple floral blouse and skinny jeans look super chic thanks to spot-on styling (rolled sleeves, unbuttoned, tucked in) and cool accessories (orange cross-body and geometric shades).
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Retro pieces can end up looking costumey, but calf-length brown skirt, cork wedges and throwback sunnies feel fresh with her classic white tee and modern double-buckle belt.
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From trend to staple: Colorful denim is officially here to stay. extends the life of her summery red jeans by adding a sheer black top and a coordinating bag, plus cool sandals.
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Besides loving her on-trend wine-stained pout, we’re also lusting after Sohpia’s graphic floral skirt because it’s such an unexpected take on the staid print. She finishes off her edgy yet girlie look with a mustard yellow top and black pumps.
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We have to admit: Baby pink can sometimes make us feel queasy. But luckily, Maria’s muted-hued dress is the perfect shade. It also helps that she paired it with some glam details, including a gold belt and matching metallic sandals.
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We love that left her sky-high platforms at home and opted to wear studded cap-toe loafers with her hot pink mini instead. She looks super cute and super comfortable.
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Normally we find the look for less, but since red pencil dress from ASOS costs just $64.71, we figured you’d want to nab the real deal! We love that the tailored piece has pockets, pleating at the sleeves and a sexy, unique neckline.
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While it’s no longer a fashion fail to wear white jeans after Labor Day, they still look best during the summer. So take a cue from Mila (wearing Citizens of Humanity jeans and pink Lacoste slip-ons) and rock yours with a breezy tank and bright flats before the season ends.
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dispels the notion that strapless minidresses are just for nightclubs. She makes the style look daytime-appropriate by choosing a flouncy silhouette and fun print.
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’s sleeveless button-up blouse and pleated gray mini provide the perfect backdrop for some flashy silver accessories. Check out her stunning House of Lavande Vintage necklace, glittery clutch and metallic heels.
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Maxis are the it dress of summer, and Sarah’s floral-print blue Yumi Kim number is one of our absolute favorites. But skip the giant bloom behind your ear unless you’re on vacation like the Modern Family star, who rocked the look in Mexico.
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does effortless cool better than anyone in Hollywood. Case in point: She runs errands in super-short black cutoffs with a cool yellow top, plus chic ankle boots, an oversize black bag and wide-brim hat.
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If we saw this dress on a hanger, we’d probably pass, but makes us reconsider. She adds cool accessories – a low-slung belt, cross-body, oversize cuff and fedora, plus Ipanema sandals – to transform a tapestry-print Minkpink dress made for the country into a look cool enough for Hollywood.
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Just like the rest of us, can’t get enough tangerine this summer. Her breezy, bright shift dress is sexy in an understated way (though we’d throw on a belt to create some curves), and her mint cross-body and cutout wedges add some youthful appeal to the outfit.
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If you’re still avoiding tie-dye for fear of looking like you’re auditioning for Hair, this should convince you to try the trend. The selects a simple Gypsy 05 maxi in two neutral colors, rather than one that’s super-hippie-ish, fringed and in a rainbow palette.
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You heard it here first: Jade is going to be very hot this fall. Nikki gets a jump-start on the upcoming trend with a pretty dress featuring a cool ropelike pattern, and adds a bright yellow Rebecca Minkoff clutch, Gorjana jewels and black peep-toes.
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The rocks the color of the moment on a cute and flattering top. And we love that instead of keeping the rest of her outfit simple, she adds a bright yellow Reed Krakoff bag and a printed mini with a peplum. Go bold or go home, right Cameron?
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Fair-skinned ladies and redheads often shy away from peach, but Bella fearlessly dons the shade in the form of a flouncy V-neck Keepsake mini – and we hope other women with her coloring follow suit! She keeps the rest of her look neutral with summery wedges, Whitley Designs bangles and a long, delicate necklace.
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Apparently, things are just peachy among Hollywood’s finest. also wears the sweet hue on a feminine FindersKeepers blazer, rolling the sleeves and adding a silky white Rails top, dark skinnies, a Tory Burch bag and sexy silver sandals.
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The reigning queen of boho style strikes again! The designer’s nude (accessible to those of us who don’t have RZ’s budget at $184) feels glam, not overly beachy, thanks to a golden statement necklace, a ladylike bag and her signature oversize sunnies.
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At first glance, we though this white baby-doll dress was too, well, babyish. But upon closer inspection, we realized Selma styles it in a way that makes the ensemble feel surprisingly chic and age-appropriate. We give credit to the It girl sunglasses, sophisticated bag and funky sandals.
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She may have lost on the court, but the tennis star’s getup is winning. We can’t wait to wear a blossoming Lisa Ho blazer like she does – over an orange top and black shorts. (We’d also throw it over a white tee and jeans.)
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Someone is ahead of the trend! We predict you’ll be seeing more fashion forward stars in flared denim this fall. Olivia plays up the ’70s style silhouette of her AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans with a crocheted yellow Ella Moss sweater and Linea Pelle clutch.
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We know it’s a little too early to be thinking about fall wardrobes, but how gorgeous would Rachel’s teal Lanvin sheath (worn with Gianvito Rossi heels) look paired with brown leather boots and a camel blazer come September?
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While we love to rock bright colors and bold patterns in the summertime, there’s something so chic about minimalist neutral hues. Just check out the Victoria’s Secret model who paired a beige flared skirt with a fitted white tee and Valentino sandals.
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Proving it’s possible to look sophisticated in sequins, Sophia balances a glittery midnight blue jacket with gray skinnies, Edie Parker clutch and black pumps.
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Leave it to Rachel Zoe to make a simple black maxi look high-fashion by teaming it with a short-sleeve cropped orange jacket, leather belt, sleek bag and her signature oversize shades.
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Did you get the memo? Leopard-print is now office appropriate. Olivia’s high-waisted skirt and silk tank wouldn’t get a second glance at a staff meeting (just top it off with a tailored blazer).
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Leave it to to look insanely chic while running errands. She accessorized her burnt orange Feel The Piece sweatshirt and skinny black pants with cool cap-toe lace-up oxford heels, Anita Ko earrings, a Fendi bag and her new Justin nameplate necklace.
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Olivia demonstrates how to take a basic black tank from day to night. She pairs her Alternative Apparel racerback with an A.L.C. tapestry-print maxi, House of Lavande Vintage gems and Rupert Sanderson platforms.
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Doubling up on two hot summer trends, Diane rocks a gray leopard-print tee and neon skinnies (both by Current/Elliott) with strappy Bally sandals and statement earrings.
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Miranda has been killing it all summer with her effortlessly chic street style and this latest look is no exception. We want everything she’s wearing from her orange-red A.L.C. dress and studded Alexander Wang bag to those floral-print Balenciaga heels.
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If you have yet to jet to somewhere tropical this summer, just bring the islands to you by rocking a palm tree print like the one on flirty H&M for Water dress. Her brown sandals and aviators match the beachy vibe.
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Apparently competing in the Preppy Olympics, the stylish steps out in an easy-to-replicate ensemble: a navy Smythe blazer over a striped top, J Brand skinnies and cool Stuart Weitzman wedges.
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The wears her heart on her sleeve – actually, her hearts on her sleeves. She pairs a heart-print top with tiny floral Joie shorts and $255 Ancient Greek sandals.
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The knows how to avoid Rainbow Bright territory: She teams her funky Ellelauri striped skirt with a solid navy blazer, a simple white top and Ralph Lauren Collection wedge sandals in the same shade as one of the stripes.
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Orange may be the shade of summer, but after seeing lime Vanessa Bruno wrap dress, worn with Brian Atwood heels, we’re willing to make some room in our closets for this other juicy color.
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We’re loving fashion-forward take on plaid, traditionally a pattern saved for more casual looks. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that her short-sleeve, belted dress fits her body perfectly.
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Frankly, we’re surprised that after all the colorful denim this spring, we aren’t seeing more colorful cutoffs. The model mama wears a pink pair by Black Orchid with an even more attention-grabbing, geometric-print top. Excuse us while we reach for our credit cards…
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Once again, Freida leaves us lusting after her wardrobe. Her melon-and-nude color-blocked halter dress, shrunken cardigan and adorable bow flats feel polished and proper but not at all stuffy.
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She just settled down in the big city, but ensemble screams country gal. And we mean that in a good way. Her checked Steven Alan top and flouncy white skirt look adorable, though we would have loved to see her in slightly more summery kicks.
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Hey Miranda, give us a call next time you’re cleaning out your closet. We’d gladly take these awesome cropped floral pants, gray top, nude d’Orsay heels and cranberry Louis Vuitton bag off your hands.
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Another day, another LWD. But Heidi stands out among all the ladies rocking this trend by wearing a simple silhouette with three-quarter sleeves and adding a sophisticated black belt and coordinating platforms.
Melania Trump's $2,645 Presidential Debate Dress Is a Fashion Faceoff!
Melania Trump's $2,645 Presidential Debate Dress Is a Fashion Faceoff!