Julia Wohlers, Vahni Georgoulakos, and Robyn Sears.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Skopjanka, Grit and Glamour, and Twitch Vintage

April showers supposedly bring May flowers (they better ‘cause this rain...UGH, this rain!). To celebrate the you-never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get-with-this-weather season, we rounded up a few of our fave trench-clad bloggers. What we learned from scoping TONS of the quintessential transitional thread is that the key to rocking it right is to wear it loose and casual. Otherwise, you risk looking like Inspector Gadget. If that’s what you’re going for, cool—button it up to your neck, unpop the collar, and hop into your getaway car. If you were thinking more along the lines of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a modern twist, take a cue from these effortlessly chic fashion plates.

Julia Wohlers of Skopjanka
Blog: Skopjanka.com. Twitter: @SkopjankaSays.
DC based-blogger Julia's ensemble is sending us mixed messages, but we lovelovelove the confusion/Jedi mind games. On the one hand it's ladylike and flirty thanks to the skirted Topshop trench and lacy Ann Taylor Loft skirt peeking out underneath. On the other hand, we certainly wouldn't want to get into a fight with Julia—check the military-style Two Lips boots she's rocking. AteeennTION.

Vahni Georgoulakos of Grit and Glamour
Blog: GritAndGlamour.com. Twitter: @gritandglamour.
A trench is a trench is a trench. But blogger Vahni spices her traditional Banana Republic topper up with a mustard-y/lime NY & Co. frock, BCBG metallic leggings, and KILLER Dolce Vita strappy/studded sandals. Lesson: Just because you're wearing a classic jacket doesn't mean you have to go straight edged with your entire outfit. Well played, Vahni. Well played indeed.

Robyn Sears of Twitch Vintage
Blog: Twitchvintage.blogspot.com. Twitter: @TwitchVintage.
Avid thrifter and fashion blogger Robyn says that she's owned roughly 10 trench coats in the past year (she thrifts, donates, thrifts, donates...), including this one. What she doesn't like about it (the fact that it doesn't have a standard trench style belt), is what we adore most about this green vintage topper. Plus, she styled it in such a cute way—with a thrifted cream blouse, hemmed skirt, satchel, Target tights cut to look like knee-highs, and Forever 21 clogs. P.S. Is it just us or does Robyn look like Katie Holmes in this picture?


Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is MIDI SKIRTS! Send pics of you in your not-too-long-not-too-short skirt to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Karolina Kurkova at the Children Spring Dinner Dance in New York on April 12, Camilla Belle at 'Good Housekeeping''s Annual Shine On Awards in New York on April 12, and Uma Thurman on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' in New York on April 8.
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Like avoiding cupcake day at work, hitting the gym on Gossip Girl night, or explaining to your ex "noooo, I broke up with YOU," humidity-induced flyaways are, for the most part, a losing battle. We know, we know. We all try reeeeeally hard to give our strands a fighting chance, but the odds are usually stacked in favor of the wayward hair shaft. Before you decide to walk around with a paper bag on your head until the end of April or take an electric razor to your head, witness model Karolina Kurkova, and actresses Camilla Belle and Uma Thurman. Instead of, blow-drying, flat ironing and gel shellacking their strands to within an inch of life before hitting their respective red carpet events, they let their hair be what it wanted to be...which just so happened to be FRIZZY. Giving in isn't giving up, ladies and gents. Remember that. Especially, when you're ACTUALLY right on trend. Marc Jacobs, Topshop, and Vera Wang all embraced blew up to unimaginable proportions the frizzy hair look on the runway for spring. So, there. The next time your passive aggressive pal asks if you want to borrow their flat iron, say thanks, but no thanks, while shaking your hair wildly with your hands.

Tips to NOT looking completely crazy with your frizzy 'do:
1. Reign in your fuzzy strands just a bit by wearing them in a loose side braid (like Karolina and Uma) or a no-fuss bun like Camilla.
2. Just because your hair is cuckoo, doesn't mean your makeup should be. Make sure your foundation is perfectly blended, your lips are glossy and your brows are clean (they don't have to be Camilla-perfect, but you get our point).
3. To strike a balance with your look, team your tomboy hair with ladylike clothes—lace, satin, sleeveless.

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Jennifer Lopez at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13.
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• With her perfectly highlighted hair, her on-point smoky eye, and her expertly bronzed skin, OF COURSE American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was named People magazine's most beautiful person of the year. {MTV News}

• Footwear designer Christian Louboutin is on a mission to make the only red bottom pump. Last week he sued Yves Saint Laurent, who has a red soled shoe. And this week, he's going after Carmen Steffens, whose shoes contain soles of all colors, including red. {Styleite}

Kate Moss for Louis Vuitton? Candice Swanepoel for Versace? Irina Kulikova for Moschino? And more Fall 2011 designer campaign casting rumors...{Fashionologie}

J. Crew's creative director Jenna Lyons is getting flak from Fox News for an article on the brand's website where she's painting her son's toes Essie pink. Meanwhile her son is a BABY, and everyone at Fox News can RELAX because that ish is removable. {Styleite}

• After a brief hiatus to get her health in check, tennis star Serena Williams has returned to the court...in a shiny neon pink catsuit. Yep, sheeeee's baaaaack. {Coco Perez}

• FYI: Proctor & Gamble has recently recalled 10 shades of Clairol Natural Instincts at-home hair color, claiming inaccurate color results. Don't say we didn't warn ya'. {Stylelist}

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Jessica Lowndes at the HTC Thunderbolt Ball in San Jose, California, on April 5, Emma Stone at the Conde Nast Traveler Annual Hot List party in West Hollywood on April 11, and Jessie J at the 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' premiere in London on Feb. 16.
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The models at the Diane von Furstenberg and Jill Sander Spring 2011 fashion shows were a brave bunch. Their neon pink lips garnered just about as much attention as the clothes on their backs. We waited with bated breathe to see who would be the first set of celebs to swipe on the LOOK AT ME! magenta hue at the onset of spring. We weren't necessarily expecting it to be Jessica Lowndes, Emma Stone, and Jessie J., but more power to 'em. It's awfully ballsy to willingly rock a lipstick shade that, by its very nature, calls attention to your face (and the pimple that you may be trying to hide...or the fact that you have bags under your eyes due to insomnia...or the stray hairs under your brows that needed to be plucked weeks ago...). If you think you've got what it takes (the pay off is actually pretty freaking AWESOME), here are a few to try.

For the richness of Jessica Lowndes' lips: Revlon Color Burst in Fuchsia ($8.99, drugstore.com)
For the glossiness of Emma Stone's pout: New York Color Liquid Lipshine in Fashion Avenue Fuchsia ($2.49, newyorkcolor.com)
For the matte look of Jessie J.'s smile: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime ($13, occmakeup.com)

And our little insider tip...
After you apply, drink a little ice water out of a Styrofoam cup to tone it down a notch and help set the color for longer wear. Works like a charm!

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Robyn, Sophia Bush, and Kate Voegele at 'Elle's 2nd Annual Women In Music event in Hollywood on April 11.
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We think a memo went out to all the gorgeous attendees at the Elle Women in Music event, which went down yesterday in Hollywood. How else can you explain the fact that Robyn, Sophia Bush, AND Kate Voegele each showed up wearing the perfect pop of neon in their ensembles? Maybe spring is in the air. Oooooor microscopic particles pumped out by neon purveyors the world over that encourages starlets and their stylists to skew towards the ultrabright hue... Hmmmmmm... OK, enough with our conspiracy theories. Regardless of how inspiration struck, we lovelovelove it. Robyn teamed a khaki colored sheath with peep-toe flat forms and an oversize neon yellow clutch. Meanwhile, Sophia's pink pumps perked up her shiny blue Chris Benz mini-shift in a big way. And, you have to look closely, but Kate's futuristic dress pattern features swipes of highlighter. We're the type that color-blocks in mega-loud brightness and will amp it up that much more with NEON, but what about you? Do the sparks grab your attention? Are you ready to add mega-wattage to your springtime fare?

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Gwen Stefani at the L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 show on Feb. 17.
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

• From now through April 25, Gwen Stefani is auctioning off limited-edition tees and vintage outfits from her closet to benefit Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. We (heart) us a celeb do-gooder especially since Japan can't catch a break. {Coco Perez}

• We figured. But, it was nice to get confirmation from rapper Nicki Minaj that her style du jour (the beehive) is, indeed, an ode to Marge Simpson. {People StyleWatch}

• This should be interesting: David Beckham and Snoop Dogg are planning to collaborate on a kiddie fashion line. {Mirror}

France's burqa ban went into effect yesterday. Under the new law, women in France who wear the full face- and body-covering garment will be subject to a $215 fine. Thoughts? {Glamour}

• Actress Emma Watson recently told New Zealand's Remix magazine that she hopes that her fashion foray (she's the face of Burberry and Lancome, plus she's designed for People Tree and Alberta Ferretti) will help wipe out her "Hermione" Harry Potter image. {People StyleWatch}

• SMILE! According to a recent poll conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation, smiles rank as the most important physical feature when it comes to attractiveness (over face, eyes, and body shape!). {Allure}

• You can call Taylor Swift "cute" but don't call her "sexy." In an interview with Telegraph the pop princess said: "I don't want people to think of me as sexy. I like wearing pretty dresses and I like trying out new styles, but I don't feel comfortable taking my clothes off." {Jezebel}

• Guys, need clean undies? Go to the Calvin Klein vending machine. {Racked}

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Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy and Selena Gomez in 'Monte Carlo.'
Photo: Courtesy of New Regency Productions

The trailer for Selena Gomez's new film Monte Carlo just hit and it already has enthusiasts of teen-comedies-that-are-so-far-fetched-it's-crazy (slowly raises hand) eagerly anticipating the release. The gist: Three friends played by Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy embark on a dream vacay to Paris. But while they're doing their typical tourist thing (sight-seeing, moped-riding, and sleeping in sketchy hostels) Gomez's character gets mistaken for a British heiress and all hell breaks loose (and SOMEONE falls for Glee star Cory Monteith!). Early critics have compared the flick (which releases in theaters on July 1) to 2003's The Lizzie Maguire Movie--but with WAY better clothes. Check out the trailer look-by-look below and tell us if you agree. So. Much. Shoe. Porn. Hurts. Our. Feelings.

Leighton and Katie's characters give the real heiress, clad in a shawl-collar cream blazer, jeans, and a long necklace, the once over. Ugh. It's the worst to be confronted by all that expensive-ass cuteness when you're dripping like a drowned rat.

The faux heiress, played by Gomez, wears the same color combo that the real heiress wears above--gray, cream, and denim. Coincidence? Nope! Just MOVIE MAKIN' MAGIC.

An oh-so-serious polo match attendee in a spiky feathered sunhat is affronted by an errant ball. No tawdry jokes, here. We're WAY too classy for that.

Let's take a moment to admire Katie and Leighton's characters' garb. Katie's shrunken vest and subtle floral bubble skirt, and Leighton's high-waisted short shorts and striped boat shirt...we'd expect nothing less from these two Gossip Girls.

Obviously, a heiress travels with shoes galore in a monogrammed steamer case that when opened makes our insides BURN WITH HOT SEARING ENVY.

Ditto for bags.

A serious, Liz Taylor-ish diamond and sapphire necklace heavy enough to mash your spinal column with its weight and still be totally worth it.

We know! More stuff! We love stuff...Sooooooooo jelz.

Leighton, please. What's with the dreamy look? It's not like you've never played characters who get to rock fancy floor length couture, like, ALL THE TIME. Ahahahaha. We're totally getting a little mad now...

Siiiiiigh. All that dreamy, fancy, size 2 glory.

Oh, but our girl keeps it all the way real and instead of wearing one of the MANY pairs of designer pumps left by the heiress, Gomez's character wears cowgirl boots to the ball. Not something we would do in a million years but, again, this movie is about FANTASY.

French actor Pierre Boulanger plays Gomez's love interest in the flick. We too love going matchy poo in polo shirts. Bonsoir, mon petit chou.

We can tell when the real heiress returns--she looks unbelievable in a gray tube dress and cropped blazer and she always looks like she's about to maim the help with that icy rich girl stare. Oh, heiress have you learned NOTHING? Oh, who cares! We're so there to watch the bejesus outta this flick.


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Lady Gaga in jeans!
Photo: Courtesy of Styleite

Lady Gaga wears jeans. In a highly Gaga-ish fashion. That is all. {Styleite}

• The hottest spring trend seems to be designers going to court. The latest plaintiff is Christian Louboutin, who filed a lawsuit last week against Yves Saint Laurent claiming that the designer's red shoes with red soles are a total rip-off of Louboutin's iconic pumps. {Coco Perez}

• According to a report in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, people who shopped a little bit every day lived longer than those who consciously avoided retail therapy. Over 100 club, here we come! {Glamour}

• Rocker Courtney Love has just opened an eBay store called "Courtney Love Couture," where she's taking bids for everything from a Vivienne Westwood asymmetrical skirt to a Gucci minidress, which she's owned and worn. {Styleite}

• She sings! She acts! She plays the piano! And, apparently, Taylor Swift can do hair, too. {People StyleWatch}

• The Andy Warhol Foundation has lent some of the artist's work (including his iconic 1966 banana) to a new series of pop art iPhone and iPad cases, sleeves and bags from Incase. {T magazine}

• Now you can pick up a bucket of mayonnaise, a lawn hose, AND a $1 million diamond ring in one stop. Costco is selling a massive 6.77 ct diamond solitaire that retails for $1,601,875! {The Consumerist}

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Vanessa Hudgens at 'Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure' release party in West Hollywood on April 6, Kim Kardashian at a Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks game in New York on March 25, and Fergie at an Avon event in New York on April 6.
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OK, we are about to make a bold, bold statement. Ready for it?...Black nail polish is a bona fide, honest-to-goodness beauty classic for all ages. Think about it. For how long has the hue continually popped up in the pages of beauty magazines as the it-color-for-YOU FILL IN THE SEASON? While trends have moved on from blue to neon yellow or crackle silver or Hello Kitty nail decals, black is what we always return to. Look at the pretty finger tips of Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian and Fergie. We especially like Fergie's stiletto nails in the pitch dark tone. Mmm... menacing chic. Now, we can certainly agree to disagree, but we're going to stand firm in our affirmation that black is the new neutral. So, suck it Ballet Slipper.

If you agree and need a fresh bottle of the midnight hue, try one of these:

MATTE: Knock Out Cosmetics Flatte Black Nail Polish ($14, shopmiomia.com)

SHINY: Hard Candy Just Nails Polish in Black ($4, walmart.com)

GLITTERY: Hot Topic Black Glitter Nail Polish ($2.99, hottopic.com)

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Jordana Brewster on April 5, Ashley Tisdale on April 6, and Victoria Justice in Brian Atwood on April 2.
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There's something that's so Wizard of Oz about a pair of sparkly, metallic shoes. There's no place like home...there's no place like home...There's—Oh, sorry! We were momentarily hypnotized by all of the blinged-out pumps spotted this week on the footsies of some of our fave celebs. Actress Jordana Brewster added some spunk to her minimalist purple (or is that eggplant?) shift at the launch of shoe e-tailer JustFabulous in a pair of glittering gold stacked heels. Then, for the release of Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Ashley Tisdale stepped out in silver Brian Atwood platforms that looked like they were smooth-wrapped in aluminum foil. VERRRRY COOL. Victoria Justice also rocked a pair of Brian Atwoods to the Kids' Choice Awards. Her peep-toe platforms were a fabu balance with her glittering blue frock. Our eyes always glaze over (in a good way) when we see hot, sparkly shoes, but which pair do you dig the most?


+ What's behind the jump? See Amy Smart, Miranda Lambert, Erika Jayne, and MANY MORE in our Hot Celebrity Shoes gallery, which is updated weekly. You are SO welcome.

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