Thursday Fashion Tips

June 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds


Images Via Macy’s

I’m not quite ready to expose my arms, but I want to bust out my cute warm-weather dresses. What should I do?

A cropped sweater or shrug can be a perfect — and slimming — accompaniment to your summer look, suggests celebrity stylists Monica and Barbara Abbatemaggio. “Even donning a pretty shawl can help trim the appearance of your arms,” adds Monica. And while you might be resistant to wearing a traditional cardigan, a light cotton cardigan in beautiful summer hues will not only add structure to your free-flowing dress, but also keep you warm on cooler summer evenings too. But whether you choose a sweater, shrug or cardigan, remember that proportion is key. “It should conform to your body to help define your curves and be figure-flattering,” says Barbara. After all, a well-matched garment can give a summer dress instant glam. Check out my suggestions below!

Shrugs

From the Editors of Fabulosamente Latina



Hot Celeb Links

June 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

New Poster For Killer Elite (I Need My Fix)

Tudors Star Jonathan Rhys Meyers Attempts Suicide (Celebrity Dirty Laundry)

Style Showdown: Kate Middleton’s Military Makeover & More (tFS)

Justin Timberlake Is Bringing MySpace Back (Dailystab)

GIVEAWAY: Eddie VEder’s Ukulele Songs Album (Fit Fab Celeb)

Denise Richards Adopts a Kid (Girls Talkin Smack)

Lupe Fiasco ‘Out of My Head’ Official Music Video Ft. Trey Songz (Hollywood Hiccups)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Nicky Hilton’s Fourth of July Look for Less!

June 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Nicky Hilton looks cute and comfy in an American Flag printed tee by Laura Moshi, denim cutoff shorts and classic ballet flats.  Perfect outfit for the Fourth of July!  Get Nicky’s look for less with pieces from Shop Nasty, Belloiris and more!

Nicky Hilton's Look for Less!

Satchel – $41.99 at Belloiris.com

Denim Shorts – $19.90 at Alloy.com

Ballerina Flats – $36.50 at Endless.com

Lauren Conrad Wayfarer Sunglasses – $18 at Kohls.com

 

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian Wearing the Latest from Her Line BELLE NOEL!

June 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Accessories

Kim Kardashian looks fabulous in a black bikini and sporting her very own belle noel Horn Ram necklace available now at Shopbop.com.  I’m actually liking her new jewelry line. It has a great splash of glamour, yet simple enough to wear with everyday outfits.  What do you think of Kim’s jewelry? Check a few of my faves below:

Layer Pave Necklace – $125

Egyptian Ring – $38

Ram’s Horn Pendant Necklace – $80

 

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Heidi Klum’s Look for Less!

June 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Heidi Klum totally pulls off the tough, Brooklyn chic look.  The bag and scarf, however, seemed out of place; so I swapped out the animal print bag for a solid tote and added an animal print scarf. Check out the affordable pieces below and tell me what you think of Heidi’s look?

Heidi Klum's Look for Less!

Racerback Tank – $12 at Pacsun.com

Scarf – $30 at Yesstyle.com

Skinny Jeans – $29.99 at Tillys.com

Belt – $21.99 at Tillys.com

Marc By Marc Jacobs High Top Trainer – $96 at Farfetch.com

Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Canvas Bag – $49.95 at Buckle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Celeb Links

June 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Smurfette Gets Her Own Photo Shoot (Daily Stab)

Linda Hogan Feared For Her Life When She Was With The Hulk (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Get The Look: Celebs Bring Sexy Back in Racerback Dresses (tFS)

Charlie Sheen Snags New Deal as Charlie Harper Dies (Fit Fab Celeb)

16 Stars Wearing Wearing Hoop Earrings (Girls Talkin Smack)

‘Where Them Girls At’ Ft. Nicki Minaj & Florida Official Music Video (Hollywood Hiccups)

First Theatrical Trailer for Captain America (I Need My Fix)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Shirt Dresses Under $100

June 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Shirt dresses are an easy way to look polished yet still capture a mellow Summer vibe.  They’re perfect for Summer days or nights, and can even be worn to work.  Wear them with wedges (like Vanessa Hudgens), espadrilles, flats (see Reese Witherspoon), flip flops or a sexy pair of sling backs.  Check out some affordable shirtdresses from Yesstyle that are sure to be a closet staple for seasons to come.

Cardigan + Shirtdress + Slim Belt – $72

Asymetric Plaid Shirtdress – $48

3/4 Sleeve Shirtdress – $40

White 3/4 Sleeve Shirtdress – $28

Tie-Wasit Shirtdress – $25

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Sofia Vergara’s Look for Less!

June 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Sofia Vergara strolling the streets of New York and looking simple yet chic in a white strapless maxi and platform sandals.  Get Sofia’s perfect Summer look for less with pieces from Forever21, Make Me Chic and more!

Sofia Vergara's Look for Less!

Maxi Dress $28.90 at Forever21.com

Hoop Earrings – $2.80 at Forever21.com

Tote – $47.99 at Modcloth.com

Wedge Sandal – $18 at Makemechic.com

 

 

 

 

5 Fabulous Drop Earrings Under $20

June 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Accessories

Dust your shoulders with these dramatic drop earrings that’ll give an easy breezy elegance to any Summer outfit all under $20!

Jessica Simpson Earrings – $20 at Macys.com

Faceted Teardrop Earrings – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Crystal Strand Drop Earrings – $14 at Topshop.com

Snake Chain Earrings – $19.90 at Thelimited.com

Cloudy Silver Long Earrings – $18 at Yesstyle.com

 

 

 

 

Summer’s Hottest Hats

June 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Accessories

Summer's Hottest Hats

Hats are this summer’s must-have accessory. They will not only add a dash of chic to any daytime outfit — making even last year’s wardrobe look fresh — but also protect your skin and hair from the scorching sun. And, as guests at Kate and William’s royal wedding showed, a well-chosen topper can take a cocktail dress or formal gown to new heights of glamour.

Yes, a fascinator — those small embellished hats that sit adorably just off the side of the head — can be overdone and look absurd. (That’s right, princess Beatrice, we’re talking about you!) But done with the right proportion of panache and restraint, a fascinator is head-turning — without being jaw-dropping — as Victoria Beckham proved with the navy Philip Treacy fascinator she donned when the duke and duchess of Cambridge exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey.

Whether you’re headed off to a beach holiday or a stylish wedding, or just chillin’ in the city, here’s how to choose the right head-topper for you.

A Weekend in the City
Fedora

A fedora with a menswear feel is the perfect way to add a touch of chic on that steamy day spent running errands, hanging in the park or enjoying some sightseeing in a new city. What make this season’s styles fresh are updated fabrics and fine-tuned details. The Origami fedora by Michael Stars, for example, offers a black and cream graphic pattern, while Target’s Xhilaration fedora is a summery shade of green with a paisley scarf above the brim. Traditional fedoras look fresh with a lace or striped grosgrain ribbon band; try them as a stylish counterpoint to a flirty short summer dress.

Cowboy Hat
Another daytime option is the cowboy hat, a fetching look when you’re wearing a halter top or T-shirt with straight jeans, cutoffs or more polished shorts. This year, you can find them in ivory decorated with tortoise-shell links, or in crocheted raffia with a thin leather band. For inspiration, check out the collections at large online boutiques, like Shopbop.com.

Floppy Hat
Less structured floppy hats add a sexy pop to the maxi dress, one of the season’s staples. Kate Spade offers one with an oversized brim and citrus-colored stripes, while Juicy Couture’s woven paper-straw hat features shimmery stripes in combinations like white and gold or orange and natural.

A Day at the Beach
Wide-brimmed Hat

Wide-brimmed hats will always look glamorous on the sand or around a kidney-shaped pool. J. Crew has one with an extra-wide brim and ruby or indigo stripes. Madewell’s version in black straw will take you from floating on a raft at noon to margaritas at sunset.

Tightly Woven Hat
Darker-hued or tightly woven hats offer extra sun protection, but to be sure you’re guarding against damaging UV rays, choose one with a label that says it’s certified UPF 50. UPF stands for ultraviolet protection fabric; it’s the clothing equivalent of the SPF ratings you find on sunscreens.

A Summer Wedding
Fascinator

You don’t need to be attending a royal wedding to show off a fascinator. A hybrid of a hair accessory and cocktail hat, fascinators are made of whimsical materials like feathers, flowers, lace, ribbons, beds or sequins, which are attached to a base and then fastened to a comb, clip or headband. Whether you’re wearing something flouncy and sherbet-hued or a classic black cocktail dress, there is a fascinator that will perfectly complement your look. Find one at websites like FascinatorsNYC.com and FascinatorsByDesign.com (a British site that ships to the U.S.).

If it’s a daytime wedding, consider flowers and lace. For an evening event, go for the drama of sequins and feathers. Just remember to wear the fascinator askew, and not right in the center of your head; that’s part of its off-center charm.

Check out some of my favorite styles below!

By Alison Singh Gee for The Style Glossy

Photo: Getty Images

Alison Singh Gee is a former style features writer for People magazine and has also written about fashion, beauty and design for InStyle and Marie Claire. She is the author of two books, including an upcoming memoir, The Peacock Sings for Rain.

Summer’s Hottest Hats



Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Next Page »