By now, you should be thinking about your fall/winter wardrobe and all your favorite runway trends. After all, there are some pretty compelling reasons to do so: (a) The weather, which seems to be turning by the day. (b) The shops, which are steadily stocking up on fall trends such as maxi skirts, shearling jackets, and animal-print accessories. (c) The slew of inspiration: namely, Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester, 90210 actress Gillian Zinser, and Going The Distance actress Drew Barrymore, the three stylish starlets that play muse in today’s story. Whether you’re looking for a suitable alternative to Leighton’s military-inspired skinny pants, a stylish stand-in for Gillian’s draped maxi skirt, or you’re just longing to emulate Drew’s laidback rock & roll aesthetic, we’re sure we have plenty of inspiration and ideas. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our latest edition of Steal Her Style!
As one of Gossip Girl’s leading ladies, lucky Leighton Meester has access to an endless rotation of designer duds, vintage finds, and high-street pieces, so it is no surprise that she has mastered the art of high/low dressing. Case in point: in July, Leighton was spotted on the Gossip Girl set in a Helmut Lang button-down shirt, which she deftly paired with skinny cargo pants and corset-inspired Derek Lam heels—all in all, the perfect example of how to mix high-end with high-street. So, how do we steal Leighton’s accessible ensemble for ourselves? We suggest starting your look with a pair of skinny cargo pants, such as Current/Elliott’s The Skinny Cargo Pants ($248) or J Brand’s Houlihan Skinny Cargo Pants ($230), and then adding a loose button-down shirt like Splendid’s Contrast Button Shirt ($96). Last, but definitely not least, finish off your look with a pair of chic lace-up sandals—we like Chinese Laundry’s Lucky Strike Sandals ($71.16 – $89.95) and DV By Dolce Vita’s Cabo Sandals ($59.95 – $68.18).
Actress Gillian Zinser is two things: (a) one of the silver screen’s rising stars, thanks in part to her permanent role on 90210; and, (b) one of fashion’s flourishing wunderkinds if this effortless ensemble, which she wore to the opening of Santa Monica’s new Louis Vuitton boutique, is any indication. We love the way she tried two of fall’s biggest trends—maxi skirts and animal-print accessories—to create a bohemian-chic look with a personal twist. So, how do we steal Gillian’s messily modish style? We suggest starting with ASOS’s Seam Detail Maxi Skirt ($43.81) or Topshop’s Basic Maxi Skirt ($36)—both will look subtly sexy under the Kendra Original Plaid Button Down Shirt ($98) by Rails, or the Lisa Plaid Dolman Shirt ($5.99) from Delias. To finish, slip Botkier’s Leopard Maddie Shoulder Bag ($345) over your shoulder, and then add a dash of bright pink lipstick—we like MAC’s Lipstick ($14.50) in Pink Nouveau.
Always-gorgeous actress Drew Barrymore has managed to fit more into one lifetime than most people could fit into three, and along the way we’ve seen many incarnations—hippie-chic Drew, wild child Drew, low-key Drew, red-carpet Drew, and so on. The list is endless! If we had to pick a favorite, however, it would probably be rock & roll Drew, thanks in part to the easy-yet-edgy ensemble she wore while out and about in London last week. Naturally, we want to steal Drew’s style! To begin, grab a tie-dyed tee or tank, such as Elizabeth & James’ Shirt Tail Tee ($165) or RVCA’s Triad Tank ($34). Pair your top with a cool motorcycle jacket like ASOS’s Quilted Shoulder Leather Biker Jacket ($151.65), and then add Genetic Denim’s Shane Cigarette Jeans ($187). For the final touch, grab a bullet belt, such as Hot Topic’s Black Bullet Belt ($26), or a studded belt, like this Collar Stud Skinny Belt ($58.98) by Whistles.
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