(Rashida Jones, Heather McDonald, Beyonce)
Now that’s summer is heating up, some days I just want to swap out my bright denim for a colorful pair of shorts. For day, you can pair them with printed tanks like Heather. And when night comes along, add a blazer like Rashida and B. Here are my picks for under $100:
1. Ann Taylor, $78
2. RD Style, $44
Stay tuned to see how I style my Ann Taylor shorts three ways in this week’s Staples Series!
Every award season, I’m inspired by wearable trends on the red carpet. And considering the Met Ball is the Oscars of the East Coast I figured I’d do a round-up of looks you can incorporate into your own wardrobe.
HAIR PINSKirsten Dunst in Rodarte, Emma Stone in Lanvin, Dakota Fanning in Louis Vuitton
Sparkly barrettes are an easy way to inject some shine into your locks. Though most of us can’t afford a Lanvin clip like Emma, you can easily get the look by attaching a bobby pin to an inexpensive brooch. I also loved Dakota’s chic flower girl look: daisy accents on a half-up do.
Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou, Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy, Eva Mendes in Prada, Emma Roberts in Escada
Peplum is one of the biggest trends this season. And it was all over the red carpet. Follow Emma’s lead and accent a tiny waist with a skinny belt. If you’re curvier like Eva, try to find a peplum dress or top with an embellished top half to balance out your bottom half.
DARK LIPSCamilla Belle in Ralph Lauren, Jessica Alba in Michael Kors, Leighton Meester in Marchesa, Kate Bosworth in Prada
Actresses vamped it up on the red carpet at the Met Ball. And some did it better than others. When trying the trend, make sure to compliment the bold lip color with a filled in brow. But steer clear from overdoing it with the bronzer. A more matte face is preferable to shine.
And just for fun, here are my top picks of the night… Who were your faves? (more…)
Michael Jackson wasn’t only one of the most talented singers and performers of our time. The King of Pop was a fashion icon. Women’s Wear Daily said it best when they wrote “it takes a certain kind of star to turn a single sequined glove into a cultural symbol.” These are only some of MJ’s influential style moments…
I haven’t been to Aldo for a while. I’m usually more of a Steve Madden girl. But I just got an email that Beyoncé wore Aldo gladiators ($75) while shopping at Balmain in Paris. It’s funny, I remember a picture of B wearing the Gryphon sequined mini skirt ($240) I was drooling over a few months ago with boots—but I guess she her feet started hurting and she changed into flats mid-shopping spree. Regardless, it made me click over to Aldo online and I discovered that they’re having a 4-day only 30% off sale on some fun items that fit in with the tribal chic trend I’m currently obsessing over.
Campodigiove suede baguette clutch ($50 $31.98), Riccione slouchy fabric tote ($45 $27.98), Stawicki faux snakeskin sandal ($50 $34.98), Fifirofi wood animal print bangles ($12 $9.98), Edel printed platform ($125 $87.48)