By the time the weekend rolls around, many of us don’t have the energy to think about what we’re going to wear. Sound familiar? The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice your sense of personal style in the name of comfort! On the contrary, dear readers. With a little help from today’s Style Spy story and four modish muses—Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Rachel Zoe, to be specific—you will be well on your way to creating a fashion-forward weekend outfit that is comfortable and chic. So what are you waiting for? Read on for all the need-to-know details!
If there is one thing we love about Gwen Stefani, it is that she consistently creates unexpectedly-chic outfits. For instance, take a look at what she wore while out and about in West Hollywood over the weekend. Her ensemble—a draped white jacket, a grey tunic top, and slouchy charcoal trousers—has a low-key vibe about it, certainly, but it also has a folksy feeling. The key is balance. By picking a slim-fit jacket, Gwen has countered the baggy silhouette of her pants and tunic top, creating a look that stays true to her ultra-cool aesthetic. To make this look your own, pick up Oasis’s Suede Jacket ($215.64) and pair it with pieces like ASOS’s Tunic Drape Top ($32.35) and All Saints’s Layla Trousers ($199). A pair of J Crew’s Twisted T-Strap Sandals ($49.99) will complete the look.
It is common knowledge that accessories are a quick and easy way to elevate your ensemble from simple to smart, which is why we love the ensemble Anne Hathaway was spotted wearing out and about in Hollywood on a Sunday afternoon earlier this month. Anne picked out some key basics—a white tee, a black blazer, and black skinny jeans—and paired them with simple black sandals. Then, she gave her look a pop of color by adding a brightly-printed scarf. This simple addition changed the overall vibe of her outfit in an instant, making it perfect for your next lazy Sunday! To try this look yourself, pair a scarf like Emilio Pucci’s Printed Scarf ($276) or Forever 21’s Light & Easy Scarf ($7.80) with pieces like Topshop’s Diamond Jacquard Blazer ($130) and Siwy’s Rose Skinny Jeans ($165).
One of the best ways to put together a casual yet chic ensemble is by turning to denim. For instance, take a look at the outfit Alessandra Ambrosio wore while out and about in Los Angeles on a Sunday earlier this month. Instead of opting for basic blue, Alessandra picked out a pair of red jeans, which instantly made her outfit pop. Then, she added a button-down shirt—a wardrobe staple—and chic ballet flats. The result? A stylish outfit that takes just three easy pieces. To make this look your own, pick up a pair of jeans like Rag & Bone’s Capri Jeans ($165) or J Brand’s 811 Mid-Rise Twill Cropped Skinny Jeans ($175). Then, simply add James Perse’s Contrast Panel Shirt ($155) and Lauren by Ralph Lauren’s Amarissa Ballet Flats ($49.99) and you are all set.
Now, we rarely use the word ‘casual’ to describe Rachel Zoe, but if you take a look at the outfit she wore while out and about in West Hollywood on a Sunday earlier this month, you will see that Rachel has her own version of casual. That said, we love what she wore! Her outfit—a long tunic top, a leather jacket, leggings, and thigh-high boots—stays true to Rachel’s modern-boho style, but it also is relaxed and easy to wear. And that, dear readers, is exactly what you need on a Sunday! To try this look for yourself, start with basics like James Perse’s Thermal Tunic ($110) and Splendid’s Modal Leggings ($57). Then, simply add a few statement pieces, such as All Saints’s Vigo Jacket ($495) and KG’s Vivienne Suede Boots ($359.40), and you are all set.
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