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Style Ideas: September 2011

Today’s edition of Style Ideas has a fresh batch of outfit ideas for four occasions—a rainy day, a girls’ night out, traveling, and a fashion event—that are bound to pop up on the calendar of every modern girl.


Style Ideas: September 2011

It doesn’t matter if you have an endless bounty of outfit inspiration—we have all felt that moment of helplessness that comes from standing at your closet, wondering what to wear. Well, dear readers, consider those moments a thing of the past. Today’s edition of Style Ideas has a fresh batch of outfit ideas for four occasions—a rainy day, a girls’ night out, traveling, and a fashion event—that are bound to pop up on the calendar of every modern girl. On that note, read on for all the details on how to put together the perfect outfit for these events.

Rainy Day
Rainy days are upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to surrender your sense of style. For outfit inspiration, we suggest you turn to Sienna Miller, who was spotted out and about in London last month wearing an army green anorak, skinny jeans, ballet flats, and a printed scarf. The look is casual, yes, but it works for one simple reason: Sienna has created the perfect balance between on-trend pieces (her army jacket) and closet basics (her jeans). You can make this rainy day-ready look your own by picking up RED Valentino’s Ruffle Hem Anorak ($850) and pairing it with Topshop’s Leigh Skinny Jeans ($76) and a white tee. Then, simply accessorize with Attilio Giusti Leombruni’s Ballet Flats ($295) and We Are Owls’ Tribal Scarf ($180).

Girls’ Night Out
Gwyneth Paltrow always looks amazing on the red carpet, which is why we are turning to her for inspiration for your next girls’ night out ensemble. Earlier this month, Gwyneth attended a photo call in Venice, Italy, wearing a tangerine Prada dress and studded heels. Her look is perfect for a girls’ night out. Why, you ask? Well, dear readers, it is feminine but also flirty, appropriate for both a restaurant and a bar, and it is guaranteed to turn heads. What more could you ask for? On that note, you can create an equally chic look by picking up Diane von Furstenberg’s Della Dress ($227.50) or 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Sleeveless Cowl Neck Dress ($675) and pairing it with Steve Madden’s Lyddiaa Pumps ($149.95).

Traveling
Whether you are visiting friends, taking a mini-break, or jet-setting to Europe for fashion week, we suggest you look to Sarah Jessica Parker for outfit inspiration. Earlier this month, Sarah was spotted in Berlin, Germany, wearing a wool coat, a slouchy tee, cuffed jeans, and ballet flats. This ensemble is ideal for traveling for several reasons: the silhouettes fit well and flatter the figure, but they are also relaxed enough that you will be comfortable. In addition, the flats can easily be slipped on and off, and the jacket can be removed if the temperature changes. Inspired? Make this look your own by picking up Textile Elizabeth & James’ Cardi-Coat ($395) and pairing it with Splendid’s Jersey Tunic ($66) and 7 For All Mankind’s Cropped Jeans ($178).

Fashion Event
September is always teeming with fashion events—not least of which is fashion week—so if you are looking for some outfit inspiration, look no further than Alexa Chung. Alexa, a regular at fashion events, was spotted at an event in Sydney, Australia, earlier this month wearing a tweed mini dress and black patent creepers. We love the way Alexa has chosen a high-end design, but then given it her own personal twist by adding the creepers. This is the perfect way to compile any fashion event outfit. On that note, you can try this look for yourself by picking up Markus Lupfer’s Pleated Tweed Dress ($745) or Rachel Roy’s Tweed Shift Dress ($398) and pairing it with ASOS’s Miko Patent Creepers ($137.21).

Photos: Bauer-Griffin, Getty Images, WENN.com

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