Modern girls need fabulous outfits for a slew of events: cocktail parties, shopping sprees, engagement celebrations, business meetings, first dates, girls’ nights out, summer and winter vacations, dinner parties, and more. Accordingly, our closets are jam-packed with occasion-appropriate clothes, shoes, and accessories. The problem is, when you have so many options, it can be hard to pinpoint the look you are going for and certain questions arise. Which colorful cocktail dress should I wear on Friday night? Should I wear the black leather jacket or the brown leather jacket? Happily, with a little style inspiration, all your fashion dilemmas can be solved, which brings us to today’s story. Our latest edition of Steal Her Style is a mash-up of inspiration that will guide you in the right direction, whether you’re heading to a cocktail party, window-shopping in the city, or going out with the girls. Our muses? Actresses Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sienna Miller—three stylish stars who certainly know their stuff when it comes to dressing up. So, sit back, relax, and get inspired with our latest edition of Steal Her Style.
Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively is no stranger to the fashion world: not only does she have a starring role in one of the most fashion-heavy shows on television, she also has access to a world of designer goodies thanks to fans like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. Accordingly, does it surprise anyone to see her perfectly put together party ensemble? Not so much. We love the way she has given a flirty cocktail dress—just look at that pretty plum color and those ruffles!—an edge by adding a cropped leather jacket and ankle boots. The overall effect is girly but not over-the-top, which is perfect for the modern-day woman! So, how do we steal Blake’s flawless style? We suggest starting with Rebecca Taylor’s Waterfall Cami Dress ($325) or Laila Azhar’s Strapless Ruffled Dress ($396)—both have plenty of rich color and a flirty vibe. Add a cropped biker jacket such as Current/Elliott’s The Easy Biker Nappa-Leather Jacket ($835) or ASOS’s Cropped Leather Biker Jacket ($168.50). Then, finish with a pair of suede ankle boots; we like Joan & David Collection’s Faunce Boots ($280.95).
Naturally, there are days when you just don’t feel like putting in a lot of effort; the good news is you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style to put together a low-key look, as evidenced by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Last week, Gwyneth was spotted running errands in Beverly Hills in an easy and effortless ensemble. The basic components—slouchy tee, skinny jeans, cargo jacket, striped bateau sweater—are all simple pieces, some of which you may already have in your closet. When layered together, they create a look that is cool and casually chic, which is perfect for your off-duty days. Now, how do we steal Gwyneth’s trouble-free style? We recommend starting with her exact jacket—Express’s Cargo Jacket ($69.90)—or trying Blank Denim’s Cargo Jacket ($78). Layer your jacket over J Crew’s Vintage Bateau Top ($42.50) and a loose-fit gray t-shirt such as Alice + Olivia’s Cropped Cotton T-Shirt ($26.25). Next, you’ll need a pair of cropped skinnies; we like Textile Elizabeth & James’ Deb Cropped Skinny Jeans ($255). For the finishing touch, grab a pair of Havaiana’s Slim Flip Flops ($24).
One of the things we like most about actress Sienna Miller is her chameleonic sense of style. On any given occasion, you might find her in a hippie-luxe sundress, a rocker-chic leather jacket, or a mod-inspired minidress. In fact, Sienna has so many stylish sides, it’s impossible not to find something that will appeal to your own personal vibe. Our latest favorite? We love the animal print ensemble Sienna put together for the opening ceremony of the 21st Dinard British Film Festival in France. Although her separates—cami, loose blazer, and miniskirt—are sleek and sophisticated, the leopard print gives them a youthful twist. Now, how do we steal Sienna’s chic style? First, pick out a pretty animal-print skirt; we like Rachel Pally’s Bandage Miniskirt ($141) and Marc By Marc Jacobs’ Into The Wild Skirt ($99). Then, add Silence & Noise’s Inverted Pleat Silk Cami ($54), and layer it under a cropped jacket such as Trouvé’s Pleated Shoulder Blazer ($78) or J Crew’s Double-Drape Justine Jacket ($198). A pair of Corso Cosmo’s Delicious Pumps ($129) will complete your look.
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