Here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, we believe a great closet contains a healthy mix of high-end pieces and lower-priced basics, but, no matter your budget, the key element to a great closet is actually a little more practical: pieces that work for a slew of different occasions. After all, there’s no point shelling out on a majorly chic cocktail dress if you can’t wear it to many a major event. Similarly, why splash your cash on a faux fur coat if you live in a tropical climate? Of course, it’s not always so easy to put together outfits that can be worn everywhere. Luckily, there is a bounty of inspiration to help you with these tricky fashion dilemmas, which brings us to today’s story. Our latest edition of Steal Her Style features three perfectly put together ensembles, courtesy of Cat Deeley, Clémence Poésy, and Nicole Richie. Whether you’re looking for a great piece of outerwear to complete your fall shopping list, searching for a brand new party outfit, or you’re just longing for a chic ensemble that easily moves from day to night, we’re sure we have plenty of inspiration and ideas. With that, we present our latest edition of Steal Her Style. Read on!
Whether she’s playing host to a gathering of dance-fans on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance or sitting front row at fashion week, one thing is certain: Cat Deeley is always perfectly put together. For example, just look at the ensemble Cat wore to Burberry’s spring show in London last month—her olive-green military jacket, black skinny jeans, and embellished ankle boots are the perfect way to give the military trend a fresh update for fall. The best part? This outfit is perfect for a slew of different occasions, whether it’s a day out shopping, a girl’s night out, or a fashion industry event. So, how do we steal Cat’s utilitarian style? We suggest starting your look with a fall-ready military blazer such as Burberry Prorsum’s Wool & Silk-Blend Military Jacket ($1,995), Gryphon’s Olive Studded Wool Jacket ($585) or One Teaspoon’s Military Box Jacket ($235.90). Add a pair of skinny jeans, such as Hudson’s Colin Flap Pocket Skinny Jeans ($133) or Cheap Monday’s Net Tight Skinny Jeans ($65). Complete your outfit with suede ankle boots; we like Pelle Moda’s Tammi Ankle Boots ($199.95) and Michael Michael Kors’ Tatum Suede Ankle Boots ($225).
French actress Clémence Poésy is not afraid to change things up; on any one day, you might find her walking the streets of Paris in a military anorak and jeans, only to spot her later that night, strutting the red carpet in a flirty and feminine ensemble. In other words, she’s a style chameleon, dressed appropriately for every occasion. Proof positive: last month, she put together a red carpet-ready outfit for the premiere of Somewhere at the 67th Venice Film Festival. Her bold blue skirt was tempered by her feminine peach blouse, and the whole outfit came together with the addition of strappy wedge sandals. Overall, her look is fresh, young and overtly chic. Now, how do we steal Clémence’s effortless style? We recommend starting with a brightly-colored flared skirt such as Winter Kate’s Tilda Skirt ($198) or Yumi Kim’s Hailey Skirt ($127). Next, pick out a silky blouse in a pale neutral color; we like Haute Hippie’s Sheer Silk Lace-Detailed Blouse ($365) and Alice + Olivia’s Breanna Silk-Blend Blouse ($102). Finally, choose a pair of strappy suede heels. Our faves? Miu Miu’s Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandals ($476) and Jean-Michel Cazabat’s Kimberly Knotted platform Sandals ($375.99).
One of the things we like best about author/designer Nicole Richie is her ability to move from off-duty mom to chic entrepreneur in one fell swoop. Case in point: just last week, Nicole was spotted signing copies of her new book, Priceless, in Los Angeles, wearing a stylish and sophisticated ensemble. She started her look with a fall essential—an olive-green sweater dress—and then mixed in a slew of unfussy accessories such as platform ankle booties, opaque tights, and a black and gold cocktail ring. Overall, this ensemble is perfect for the modern on-the-go girl who needs an outfit that easily moves from day to night. Now, just one question remains: how do we steal Nicole’s chic style? First, pick up a stylish sweater dress, such as Miu Miu’s Silk-Insert Sweater Dress ($880), American Retro’s Melody Sweater Dress ($380), or Nicole Miller’s Cashmere Sweater Dress ($330). Then, add black opaque tights, and a pair of suede ankle boots; we like ASOS’s Tetra Leather Pony Effect Shoe Boots ($134.80) and Aldo’s Vanyo Booties ($70). For the finishing touch, add Banana Republic’s Cocktail Party Ring ($39.99).
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