In America, Memorial Day Weekend traditionally heralds the beginning of summer; as such, it is the perfect opportunity to break out your sundresses and shorts and head to the beach, a barbecue or a poolside party. With the weekend over and summer officially begun, we are ready to take some direction from four of our favorite stylish starlets; specifically, which fashion path are they taking this summer and how can you put your own chic twist on their look. Whether you opt for a printed romper (a la Whitney Port) or some lightweight layering (like Jessica Alba), we think you will be well-equipped to create your own summer-ready ensembles!
While we always love Rachel Bilson’s personal brand of casual-yet-chic styling, we are especially enamored with her Memorial Day get-up. Spotted heading to dinner in Brentwood, Rachel (far left) opted for a simple shorts-and-tee combo, and then jazzed it up with cute accessories: a colorful belt, braided leather sandals and a chain-strap bag. Rachel’s multicolored belt is the perfect piece to focus your outfit on; we suggest checking out the Hazel Colorful Braided Belt ($14.99) at Delias, or Urban Renewal’s Vintage Navajo Belt ($18). Combined with J Brand’s Raw Cuffed Shorts ($159), Splendid’s Jersey Raglan ($36), Deena & Ozzy’s Studded Satchel ($29.99) and Trotters’s Genevieve Sandals ($37.92), you’ll be ready to hit spring in style.
Beginning the weekend early, Australian beauty Isabel Lucas (second from left) headed out to lunch in Los Angeles on Friday in an outfit that perfectly encapsulates her modern-day hippie aesthetic. Although the floral shirt gives this ensemble a retro vibe, Isabel’s bright red Converse sneakers keep it contemporary. To recreate this laidback look, mix AKA New York’s Knotted Tank ($228) or Adam’s Scoop Tank ($195) with a pair of shorts like Free People’s Rugged & Ripped Cut-Off Shorts ($68). Finish off your look with Converse’s All Star Highs ($45) and a pair of sunglasses befitting of a Hollywood starlet; we like Flirt’s Animal Retro Sunglasses ($13.53).
Although Whitney Port (second from right) has been calling Manhattan home for the past few years, she is still a Californian girl at heart; her Memorial Day ensemble – printed romper, flip-flops and Jimmy Choo sunglasses – stay true to her West Coast aesthetic. For a similar ensemble, try Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent’s Cami Romper ($275) or Dolce Vita’s Deena Romper ($165) paired with Havaiana’s Slim Flip Flops ($24). Accessorize with Matt & Nat’s Deadmau5 Stellar Convertible Clutch ($170) and Jimmy Choo sunglasses; we like the Mini JJ Snaked Embossed Sunglasses ($220).
Today we close our Style Spy story with the unfussy flair of Jessica Alba (far right), who donned a decidedly discreet ensemble while out this weekend; Jessica’s loose-fit pants and oversized cardigan were offset by her top, which had a playful print and gave her outfit some added color and extra pizzazz. If you’re looking to take a page out of Jessica’s style book, she is wearing Madewell’s Nephytys Twisted Tank ($61.60). Complete the look with J Crew’s Chambray Nora Pants ($59.50), Splendid’s Light Jersey Drape Cardigan ($63 – $69) and Gap’s Leather Ballet Flats ($39.50).
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