While some of us meticulously plan out our outfits at the beginning of each week, others take a “play it by ear” approach, but what about those of us who fall somewhere in between? Some of us like to methodically store outfit inspiration so that we are never caught unprepared, which is why we today’s Steal Her Style story has us so excited! Yes, dear readers, whether you are looking for a casually-chic ensemble, a party outfit with plenty of panache, or an outfit that easily transitions from after-work drinks to late-night cocktails, you can be sure that today’s story has you covered. Read on for all the outfit inspiration you can handle!
Creating the perfect balance between casual and chic can be tricky, but it won’t be quite as tricky if you take notes from Rihanna, who was spotted out and about in Rio de Janeiro last week wearing a button-down denim shirt, red skinny jeans, an oversized blazer, and strappy sandals. Why does this outfit work so well? Because Rihanna is wearing a traditionally low-key fabric—denim—the outfit feels unfussy, but because she picked sexy silhouettes, the outfit errs on the chic side. On that note, let’s steal Rihanna’s style! Start by picking up 7 For All Mankind’s Chambray Utility Shirt ($159) and Current/Elliott’s The Skinny Jeans ($178) and pairing them with a boyfriend blazer like Alexander Wang’s Oversized Wool Blazer ($228). Complete your look by slipping into Ted Baker’s Party Studded Court Sandals ($177.46).
It may be fall, but the weather is still is warm, which means it may be your last chance to wear a bright sun dress. That said, we suggest you take notes from Charlize Theron, who was spotted at the HTC Serves Up NYC Product Launch event in New York City last week wearing a green peasant dress and gold sandals. We love her gypsy-inspired ensemble for one reason: by using just two pieces with a clear and concise theme—in this case, gypset—Charlize has created an effortlessly chic ensemble. So, how do we steal Charlize’s style? Start by picking up Diane von Furstenberg’s Handy Dress ($375) or Emerson Thorpe’s Solid Tassels Dress ($286). Then, simply add a pair of wraparound sandals like Kensie Girl’s Serona Ankle Wrap Sandals ($39) and you are all set.
When you have to stick to a budget, it is important to find pieces that can be used for a number of occasions, which is why we love the look Amanda Seyfried put together for the Alexa Chung for Madewell launch party in Los Angeles last week. Her sheer blouse and scalloped shorts are casual enough for a few after-work drinks with friends, but chic enough to wear to an industry event or cocktail party. All you need is a pair of heels and a dash of lipstick and voila! On that note, let’s steal Amanda’s style! First, pick up Oasis’s Oversized Spot Print Blouse ($36.59) or Topshop’s Teardrop Spot Blouse ($76) and pair it with ASOS’s Scalloped Hem Shorts ($36.59). Then, simply add Steve Madden’s Danitty Pumps ($89.95) and you are all set.
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