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Trend Report: Prairie Chic

The runways were awash in prairie chic this season—and now that trend has trickled down into the streets thanks to top tastemakers like Kirsten Dunst and Anne Hathaway. With that in mind, click through to today’s Trend Report to find out more details.


Trend Report: Prairie Chic

From the patchwork dresses and cowgirl-like boots at Miu Miu to the gingham tunics at Jil Sander, the runways were awash in prairie chic this season—and now that trend has trickled down into the streets thanks to top tastemakers like Kirsten Dunst and Anne Hathaway. While some may shy away from this trend based on name alone, we suggest you don’t—this trend is thoroughly modern, easy to wear, and the perfect way to round out the dog days of summer. With that in mind, click through to today’s Trend Report to find out who is wearing this trend and how you can make the prairie chic look your very own. Read on!

Who is working this look?
Four very stylish stars have been spotted working the prairie chic look, including actress Kirsten Dunst, radio personality Fearne Cotton, actress Anne Hathaway, and actress Chloe Sevigny.

How are they styling the look?
While each of these four ladies has given their outfit their own personal twist, there are some similarities in all four outfits. For instance, all four decided to work the look via a printed dress—Kirsten, Anne, and Chloe all opted for gingham, while Fearne tried a plaid print. Likewise, all four women opted for a low-key sandal or flat espadrille. Despite these likenesses, each woman did give their outfits a personal touch. Kirsten gave her look a high-end twist with a designer bag, while Fearne stayed true to her quirky style by adding bright pink wedges. Anne went for a low-key look by adding just flat espadrilles to her outfit—this worked perfectly with her new elfin haistyle. As for Chloe, she went for a typically unexpected look by adding Roman sandals. The takeaway? You can easily make this look your own, which brings us to…

How can I make this look my own?
Happily, there are tons of great dresses on the market at the moment—and options at every price, too! For instance, if you have a little extra cash to spare, you can check out Elkin’s Eleanore Party Dress ($263), Tracy Reese’s Mix-Pattern Sleeveless Dress ($388), and Tory Burch’s Brigitte Dress ($295). On the other hand, if you need something a little more budget-friendly, make sure you check out Gap’s Gingham Linen Dress ($35), Forever 21’s Gingham Print Sundress ($25), and Dahlia’s Gingham Sun Dress ($65). Happy shopping!

Photos: Bauer Griffin, Getty Images, National Photo Group, Splash News

1 Comment

  1. FashionFactory

    August 7, 2012 at 3:50 AM

             You look so pretty! The dress suits you very well; I’m in love with your style!

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