WATCH AND SHOP: Where Has This Jewelry Armoire Been All Our Lives?
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Want to take your jewelry collection to soaring new heights? and style their Lanvin eagle pendants with very different outfits (edgy and classic, respectively), showing how versatile a statement piece like this can be.
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A few well-placed zippers on simple black pants (Rose Byrne is wearing black J Brand jeans and is in Rag & Bone Exclusive for Intermix skinnies) take the weekend staple from boring to badass.
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COLORFUL WOODEN WEDGES
Cheat on your basic black pumps with the color-block wedges (comfier than heels!) seen on and Elizabeth Banks. Our favorite thing about the stars’ looks is that they embraced brights from head-to-toe, though newbies to these funky shoes may want to keep their ensembles slightly more monochromatic.
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You’ve got a while to go before Labor Day, so buy that pristine white crossbody bag you’ve been coveting and start styling it as adorably as Jaime King and (hers is Miss Dior) do. Just one word of advice: wearing it with unwashed jeans may result in a half-blue bag, so beware of dye transfer!
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When worn with sideswept bangs and a voluminous down do, the simple black headbands spotted on Chloë Moretz and Zooey Deschanel look straight out of the 1960s – in a good way!
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The flattering length and cut is all business, but the bright, juicy color is all fun – and looks great with a (faux!) tan. (in Versace) and (in ) wisely know to pair the ultra-saturated citrus shade with neutral accessories.
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JEWELS FOR A LOVED ONE
Pay playful tribute to your significant other by trading your own nameplate necklace for jewelry that gives him a subtle shout-out. wears initials on her earlobe, while marks the date son Luca was born.
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One easy way to spice up the sedate silhouette of classic oxford shoes: pick a pair in metallic. goes for impact with high-shine copper ones, while chooses a slightly more understated antique-finish bronze hue.
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Stand up and salute these military-inspired, brass button jackets as seen on and . Jen plays up the boyfriend vibe of her Balmain blazer with cuffed jeans and sneakers, while Jessica opts for chic flats and red lips for a cool power-suit vibe.
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Stars including and Diane Kruger are getting a kick out of these killer (literally?) shoes, both by Christian Louboutin and studded with spikes. The two stars have the right idea, teaming their ultra-edgy footwear with looks that are 100 percent ladylike for a cool contrast.
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LWD WITH A TOUCH OF TURQUOISE
One way to make the season’s must-have item, the Little White Dress, look even fresher? Take a cue from Nina Dobrev (in Max Mara) and Sofia Vergara and add stunning turquoise accessories that’ll pop against all that ivory.
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and are black and white and chic all over in their two-tone ensembles and perfectly coordinated pumps. Whether your wear the contrasting hue on top (like Julianne’s Gio Diev pumps) or on the sole (see: Kristen’s stackers), the color-block shoes pack a punch.
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JEAN SHORTS WITH FLATS
Here’s further evidence that jean shorts aren’t just for the beach. and are wearing their cutoffs (Zoë’s are AG Adriano Goldschmied) with classic ballet flats, stylish shades and a cute top for a look that’s surprisingly polished.
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Whether ikat, Chinle or batik, tribal prints were crazy popular during the spring and show no signs of slowing down for summer. The patterns have migrated from dresses and skirts to laid-back, beachy tanks as seen on and Elizabeth Banks.
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Here’s how you know fluorescent heels are a must-have right now: everyone from Aldo (on Carly Rae Jepsen) to Christian Louboutin (on Elle Macpherson) is making a version of them. We give both ladies a thumbs-up for doing their own thing on the red carpet, though we’d pair these look-at-me shoes with skinny jeans and a simple top.
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This farm girl staple heads to the big city on stars like and . Avoid looking too cutesy by pairing your tie top with a pencil skirt and sophisticated shoes and baring just a hint of midriff. (No tying it just under your bra, à la Kelly Kapowski, please).
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Fitted jackets in soft sorbet shades get a chic upgrade with classy black lapels, as seen on Olivia Wilde and Katie Cassidy. Keeping the rest of your ensemble subdued will help the statement piece really pop.
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No need to wobble about in sky-high heels to show off fierce footwear this summer. Stay grounded (yet still fashion-forward) with studded thong sandals as and do in flirty summer dresses.
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DOTS ON DOTS
Diane Kruger and Cheryl Cole are positively dotty for this pretty mixed-print style. The contrasting navy-and-white sections are coolly graphic – though Cheryl’s spotted heels are bordering on dot overdose. If you want to add another print (and girl, you should), take a cue from Diane and try contrasting stripes instead.
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LEATHER PENCIL SKIRTS
Malin Akerman and Kerry Washington in their sexy skirts are all the proof we need that warm-weather leather is still hot, hot, hot. Kerry’s look, including pumps and a boatneck top, is all business, while Malin looks ready to party in a loose tank and cage sandals.
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The puffed sleeves, demure shape and ladylike length of these dresses is all business, but the second-skin fit and plunging neckline make Nicole Scherzinger’s Rafael Cennamo dress and ASOS number really sexy.
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Find your OMC CD and perfect your side ponytail because the ’90s are coming back in a big way. and break out their denim vests, giving them a much-needed update with chic accessories and streamlined maxis.
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Peter Pan goes glam! Ice your top with a sparkling collar-style necklace, à la Elizabeth Banks and Holland Roden (both in Dannijo), for a sophisticated take on the traditional schoolgirl top.
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Indulged in a few too many margaritas this summer? Pinup-girl-style suits, as seen on and Bella Thorne, do double duty, hiding a multitude of sins while being totally adorable.
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Proving once and for all that guys do make passes at girls who wear glasses, Eliza Coupe and pair their thick-framed specs with short, tight and sexy attire. (We give you permission to try this trend even even if you have 20/20 vision.)
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There are a lot of things from the Mad Men era that we’re glad are dead and gone (smoking in offices, anyone?), but these over-the-top retro shades, spotted on and , are one blast from the past we’ll gladly accept.
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BOLDLY PATTERNED SLOUCHY BAGS
Just because everyone else is wearing neon doesn’t mean that’s the only way to add color to an outfit this summer. and (wearing Tory Burch) offer a fresh way to give a monochromatic outfit a pick-me-up: with an unstructured shoulder bag in a funky print.
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TWEED WITH JEANS
Here’s one reason to look forward to fall: chic, polished tweed jackets (as seen on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and , wearing Theyskens’ Theory). They’re a classic and super-chic way to dress up jeans. Casual Friday is calling …
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Not quite a wide-brim beach hat, not quite a fedora, but somewhere in between, this seen-everywhere summer accessory has been worn by stars like Miranda Kerr and . Go elegant or hipster, wear it at the beach or shopping, and don’t you dare save it just for bad hair days.
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This style is so ubiquitous that it’s being made by both ASOS (as seen on ) and Jimmy Choo (on Zooey Deschanel). The low gold heel is an expensive-looking update to your basic black flats. (And hey, if you decide to use gold nail polish to paint your black heels, we wouldn’t judge.)
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The love child of a track uniform and tuxedo trousers, these pants (seen on and Miranda Kerr) are as cool as they are flattering. A slim fit is key – and a simple blouse and sexy shoes keep the vibe sleek and sassy.
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Statement tees are so last decade. The of-the-moment way to send a message and inject some personality into your ensemble: an attention-grabbing bag. Alexa Chung has fun with a woven flamingo bag, while Brooklyn Decker’s cheeky “pillbox” bag adds some humor to her girlie look.
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WHITE WITH A HINT OF SPARKLE
and Karolina Kurkova take the season’s go-to shade from simple to downright glamorous with a subtle touch of shimmer. Instead of using jewelry to draw attention to your face (or décolletage), opt for unexpected silvery accents along the neckline.
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YELLOW TOP, DARK DENIM
We love the contrast of a bright, buttery-yellow top against skinny dark jeans – and apparently Minka Kelly (in Beckley by Melissa) and Amanda Seyfried do too. It’s an effortlessly chic outfit that has more pizzazz than your typical denim-and-white-tee look.
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Save that black leather purse for fall and carry your summer essentials in a slouchy woven shoulder bag. and nail the look by keeping the rest of their getups put-together, but relaxed. Read: Carry it with a sundress and you can’t go wrong.
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The colorful look is no longer just for crafters, hippies and Coachella attendees. It’s now considered one of the sexiest prints of the season – and it can even work for formal occasions. Try technique and wear it on a cocktail dress, or pick a maxi that’s in keeping with the low-key feel of the print, like does.
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Life’s a picnic for Florence Welch (carrying Dolce & Gabbana) and Ashley Benson, who translate a summer staple, the woven basket, into something a little chicer and more portable. Their handbags are feminine, flirty and extremely season-specific, so nab one now and wear it through September.
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$80 convey nothing but a relaxed, casual vibe, while animal-print ankle boots are all about the over-the-top sex appeal that leopard is known for.
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City girls Olivia Palermo and ditch the super-tight, super-short shorts worn by their fellow starlets for something a bit more sophisticated (and definitely more forgiving): loose, scalloped-hem shorts with a flirty print. Be brave and mix patterns, or go the novice route and add a simple tee and flats.
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Afraid to slip into smoking slippers for fear of looking too masculine? A quick glance at Brooklyn Decker and should put those fears to rest. Opt for a pair with some sweet, saucy or sexy detailing (Brooklyn’s shoes sport tiny fox faces, while Jennifer’s have sparkling tassels) to jazz up the somewhat sedate style.
WATCH AND SHOP: Where Has This Jewelry Armoire Been All Our Lives?