Kat Kao, Cosette Munch, and Annika M.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Kats Love Fashion, Crack Cosette Munch, and According to Annika.
If there's one absolute must-have accessory to buy before heading back to school, it's knee socks. Knitted thigh-highs instantly transform an outfit from just plain cute to over-the-top adorable. Not only will they make your classmates super jealous, but they're a practical way to transition from summer to fall without having to stow away those short skirts just yet. Check out how these bloggers sported their over-the-knee socks in three equally adorable ways!
Adele at the 2011 VMAs.
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One of the most anticipated performances at tonight's VMAs (both for fans and for several of the VMA attendants) was most definitely Adele singing "Someone Like You." When the ladybird chanteuse emerged from the blackened stage, all you could see was her dramatic porcelain visage framed by a loosely curled, ladylike, side-ponytail (which we think could replace the side summer braid this fall). Her face was devoid of any overt makeup other than a strong set of loooong black eyelashes and (unless you blinked and missed them) even LONGER nude fingernails. Both were rather BOLD choices rendered in a subtle way, and they worked beautifully against her 1950s-style black, Barbara Tfank cinched-waist dress.
Katherine, Charlie May, and Karolina Sabala.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Plenty Of Hangers, Girl A La Mode, and So In Carmel.
Don't worry—we'll refrain from saying things like, "That print is out this WORLD!" or "I could get lost in those leggings forever!" (even though we, um, just did) and just say this: cosmic print is freaking AWESOME. Christopher Kane single-handedly birthed the galaxy print trend, and we've been eyeing his line since last year. With fall slowly approaching, it'd be a perfect time to bust out the darker cosmic colors the galaxy naturally creates and mix it with a leather jacket or some black tights. Let's see how fashion bloggers put their own spin on this solar system trend!
Lauren Conrad at a "Lucky Magazine" event on July 20, and her mix-and-match nail inspiration.
Photo: WireImage/Courtesy of TheBeautyDepartment.com
Hillsie fashion designer/columnist/author/style guru/world leader Lauren Conrad is no stranger to diving head-first into beauty trends (see: dip-dyed hair, ombre nails). I mean, she DOES run an entire website called TheBeautyDepartment.com, where she gives makeup advice, hair tutorials, and even shares her own personal fashion adventures. Her latest endeavor? Mix-and-match nails! Lauren says she was tipped off to this nail trend by the current pattern-clashing happening on the runway and is "thrilled" it's finally making it's way into the beauty world. LC says she's been incorporating mixed prints in her wardrobe for quite some time now and couldn't WAIT to get her hands (heh) on this mismatched nail art. So, how do you think Ms. Conrad measured up? Let's find out!
It’s not enough that Tom Felton is tall, witty, and comes with a cute British accent (which makes every word out of his mouth seem both clever and charming). No, the star of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (in theaters today!) also happens to be a style savant with a penchant for deliciously skinny ties and polished blazers. When we can drag our eyes away from those piercing baby blues and lips that seem perpetually pressed into an adorable smirk (Emma Watson, aka GODDESS, had a crush on him, people), we’re focusing on his killer sartorial choices. After careful study, we’ve concluded that 23-year-old Tom is indeed Slyther-ing to the top of our style charts (hahaahaha... [SUCK IT, we’re going through Draco withdrawal]).
Like any pro, Tom sticks to a few signature trends and breezily repeats them (with elegant results) on the red carpet. We break them down for you here.
SNAZZY THREE-PIECE SUITS
Tom Felton making the three-piece look good.
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Olivia Palermo wearing Stuart Weitzman Young Hollywood Cares Collection to the NYC Premiere of "The Smurfs."
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When Olivia Palermo graced the offices of Elle magazine on The City, she was known for her chic officewear and KILLER shoe game. It comes as absolutely no surprise that the stylish socialite collaborated with shoe purveyor Stuart Weitzman for the "Stuart Weitzman Young Hollywood Cares Collection" to benefit ovarian cancer research, which she debuted earlier this week at The Smurfs premiere!
Natalie Goel, Dina Nguyen, and Jacqueline LeBrun.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Like Fresh Laundry, Fashion Candy Floss, and The Hourglass.
DANG, it's hot in herrr! Like, to the point where walking literally one block equals a giant sweat moustache, runny mascara, and the equivalent red-faceness from an intense 30-minute jogging sesh. It's triple digits out there, people. Luckily, there are some ways to beat the heat and STILL look cute—our favorite way is with an oversized sun hat! Not only does it keep you cool during a scorcher, but it's instant SPF. Plus, it adds a too-cool-for-school '70s vibe to any ensemble in a snap. Check out how three cute-as-a-button (and non-sweaty) fashion bloggers sported their sunny chapeaus!
Deborah Ann Woll in the August 2011 'Vogue.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Vogue'
Rumors have been SWIRLING about Karl Lagerfeld developing a lower-priced line for Macy's since last November, but after peeping the August 2011 issue of Vogue, it seems Mr. Lagerfeld's line is a sure bet! In their "Steal of the Month" spread, Vogue features True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll (get it!) modeling a floral "Karl for Macy’s" dress with some super-sized frizz and nearly-black lips. Apparently the line will include everything from jeans to gowns and is planned to launch fall 2011 (which is, like, tomorrow). Karl has said, "My concept of ready-to-wear today, at whatever level, is that it has to be as good as the most expensive brand." So, basically if it's anything like his 2004 H&M collab, this "masstige" fashion line will probably be sold out in two seconds flat. Also, with the enormous success of Macy's other collabs (namely Madonna's Material Girl line), it seems like Karl decision to ditch Paris Fashion Week for high-low was a smart one. *Golf clap*
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Olivia Palermo in "Shop Til You Drop."
Photo: Courtesy of "Shop Til You Drop"
It seems like ever since The City's former Elle accessories editor Olivia Palermo left the small screen, she's been EXTREMELY busy. And we like it! She been gracing the cover of... basically every magazine ever . OK, well not EVERY magazine, but a lot. Even ones from other countries. Her fashionable self seems to be making quite the impression across the globe. On the Australian Shop Til You Drop magazine, Ms. Palermo rocks an incredible Sass & Bide layered leather cutout dress. It gives off a chic reptilian vibe (never thought we'd use those two descriptors together, but hey!) in a way that we're TOTALLY jealous of. Her hair, makeup, and accessories are minimal as to not distract from her killer dress. And, um, girl is CHISELED. Look at that jawline. Modddelll.
Zanita Whittington, Michelle Koesnadi of Glisters & Blisters, and Justyna Baraniecki of Chichichic!.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Style Yourself'
If the glow of your computer screen is beginning to burn your retinas for your insatiable appetite for beautifully dressed fashion bloggers, boooooyyy do we have the solution for you. It's called a BOOK. You can, like, actually hold it in your hands. You know, take it to the beach and actually be able to read it under the bright sunlight, unlike your touch screen cell phone. Super amazeballs/famous blogger Jane Aldridge from Sea of Shoes wrote the foreword for the Style Yourself guide, which features outfits from all your fash faves (yes, even Tavi, Karla, and Susie) and offers sound advice on how to cop their looks. Our favorite part though? The "remixes"! Three bloggers are shown sporting a trend in three different ways (JUST LIKE WE DO EVERY WEEK!!), so of course we HAD to pick our favorite looks and share them with you! Buy the entire Style Yourself book for the full experience.
First up: monochromatic. Dressing in one color makes you long and lean, and Style Yourself says to "add lots of texture for visual variety." Zanita Whittington of Zanita wears head-to-toe yellow (daring) with a lemon motorcycle jacket, dandelion pleated skirt, and tangerine stacked sandals. Michelle Koesnadi of Glisters and Blisters took jeans and a tank top to new heights by coordinating her entire outfit (even her bag!) in shades of blue. Justyna Baraniecki of Chichichic! went for smooth dark chocolate brown from top to bottom, which we LOVE. The fur accent is purrrrfect.