Although February brings with it the excitement that is fashion week, it also prompts a moment of terror in the hearts of any attendee as they wonder what to wear. Happily, if you are lucky enough to be attending the shows this season, we have you covered. We have rounded up not one, not two, but four fabulous outfits worn by four fashion week veterans. So, if you need some last minute tips or some fresh ideas, don’t hesitate! Click through to today’s special edition Style Ideas story for the scoop on what to wear and how to wear it!
Our first outfit idea comes from Kirsten Dunst, who was spotted at Rodarte’s fall 2011 show last February in New York. For the show, Kirsten paired a flirty polka dot-print dress with a boyfriend blazer, sheer black tights, and black pumps. We love this look for two reasons. Firstly, we like the way Kirsten has paired a feminine dress with a boyish blazer, creating a nice balance of two different styles. We also like how easily this outfit can transition from a show to an after-show party by simply removing the blazer. To try this fashion week-ready look for yourself, pick up a dress like Marni’s Short Dress ($275) or Free People’s Flock Dress ($128) and pair it with Topshop’s Boyfriend Blazer ($130) and Zara’s Court Shoes ($90).
Our second outfit idea comes from Leighton Meester, who was spotted at the Christian Dior spring 2012 show in Paris back in September. Leighton wore a ruffled white Dior dress, which she paired with strappy Louis Vuitton heels. This look is not for the faint of heart, but Leighton pulls it off with panache by sticking to a key rule: when wearing statement pieces, stick to just one or two. Leighton knows that her dress and heels will make a statement, so she didn’t go overboard with accessories. To make this look your own, try pairing Zara’s Embroidered Dress ($80) or Flannel’s La Boheme Ruffle Dress ($498) with Dolce & Gabbana’s Mary Jane Platform Pumps ($513). To finish, stick to a low-key beauty look.
Our third outfit idea comes from Lou Doillon, who attended the Etam spring 2011 show in Paris last year. For the event, Lou wore a cropped jacket, a graphic tee, velvet skinnies, and ankle boots. We particularly like the way Lou has stayed true to her signature look—a mix of tomboyish and rocker-chic pieces with a dose of Parisian chic. Not only does she stand out in a sea of designer dresses, but she is sure to be comfortable when running between shows! To try Lou’s look yourself, pair Michael Michael Kors’ Military Jacket ($160) with Zara’s Printed T-Shirt ($30). Then, slip into a pair of velvet skinnies like Paige Denim’s Verdugo Pants ($189) or J Brand’s Velvet Trousers ($158) before finishing with ASOS’s Andre Boots ($81).
Our fourth and final outfit idea comes courtesy of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who wore a mod-inspired ensemble to the Michael Kors spring 2012 show in New York back in September. To be more specific, Rosie wore a camel tank dress, which she paired with matching leather boots, a croc clutch, and a silver cuff bracelet. We like the way Rosie has opted for a sophisticated and minimalist look—it feels fresh and fashion-forward, especially at an event where people are often prone to over-the-top looks. On that note, to make Rosie’s unfussy look your own, try pairing a dress like Kaelen’s Birdie Sweater Dress ($163) with a pair of Chloé’s Tall Leather Boots ($695). Then, add Marc Jacobs’ Camel Zip Clutch ($395) and voila! You are ready to wow.
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