Maybe we’re all getting in the mood for Christmas, but white is a HUGE trend at the moment. This angelic shade certainly has an innocent, fairytale feel to it. And although there’s a greater chance of slopping your dinner down your front and regretting it forever, there’s no doubt that – in style terms – it’s worth the risk. For inspiration, let’s take a look at the red carpet!
This beautiful satin gown by Christian Dior was worn by Jennifer for the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We love the gorgeous smattering of colour down the one side, as well as the backless feature. And whoever said Jennifer’s new ‘do was a big no should re-evaluate some stuff.
We all know her from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but Rooney Mara stunned us at Rome’s Film Festival (for the premiere of Her) with her stunning Balenciaga gown. The oversized collar and sheer skirt hit all the right notes.
Gowns are all very well and good but why not power dress in a white t-shirt and trouser set like Allison Williams? This Calvin Klein two-piece is sophisticated and simple – perfect for a lunch with L’Oreal Paris.
Off the shoulder is a gorgeous cut – we don’t know why we don’t see it more often. Emma Watson supports it perfectly, with a gorgeous clutch purse and lovely band detailing. Plus, look at that foot candy! This ensemble is a hit on so many levels.
We rarely see a fashion faux pas from Miss Swift. We love how she knows how to balance flesh-showing with a little leg and a plunging mesh panel. This lady always looks classy and beautifully presented, so we weren’t surprised to see her in this white number.
Cate Blanchett nails a fantastical gown here – both modern and ethereal, it looks charming with the full white clutch purse and her sandals. A current day Galadriel in the flesh! But we expected nothing less.
Amanda stays chic in Vegas with a long-sleeved white top layered over a Stella McCartney skirt, to promote her new film, Lovelace – anything more ostentatious may have been a bit inappropriate! We adore the pairing with grey Calvin Klein heels – the whole ensemble is modest, which is fantastic.
This textured, brocade white dress gives a whole new dimension to ‘all white’ fashion. We even kind of like the lace up boots and say ‘boo’ to the naysayers. At the wee age of just 15 years old, we bow to your style and impressive acting career.
A pint-sized Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia has upped the ante with not just feather details but lace and sparkles too. This little white dress is cutely matched with a pair of silver heels, which has truly done her screen alter ego justice.
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It seems like all the Kardashian sisters are going the laid back route when it comes to style and I LOVE IT! Khloe looks effortless in a trench, distressed jeans and beige pumps. A classic look that never goes out style and can be broken down and worn a ton of different ways. Take the trench and wear over a little black dress or suit and wear the jeans, pumps and tee with ANYTHING in your closet.
Trench – $150 at Nastygal.com | WHite Blouse – $29.95 at HM.com | Distressed SKinny Jeans – $45 at Loft.com | Nude Pumps – $29.80 at Forever21.com | Jennifer Lopez Convertible Satchel – $47 at Kohls.com | Tassle Chain - $18 at Missselfridge.com | Aviators - $24.95 at Solesociety.com
If there’s one thing I’ve learned this pregnancy it’s that a maxi dress is your best friend. I’ve always worn them but never have I appreciated them as much as I have these past couple of months. Besides being the comfiest thing to wear in between sizes, they’re SO versatile and great for post baby as well. This one from meet mark has been sitting in my closet forever because it was too big but now it’s a real life saver. I LOVE the blue and its lace cap sleeves. I’ve worn it a ton of times in so many different ways for day and night. For day I wear it with my green anorak, chain link necklace and my one of my favorite lucky brand bag (which comes in handy to when switching out heels for flats when your feet can’t take it anymore). For night, I just added a sparkly necklace, metallic satchel and took off the jacket.
What I’m Wearing: Blue Maxi Dress c/o meet mark | Green Anorak from Ross (also seen here) | Clear Stone Necklace (also seen here) $10 from Target| Gold Satchel also seen here - $8.98 from Target.com | Chain Link Necklace c/o Twisted Silver | Animal Print Heels – $14.99 at Target.com | Bag from Lucky Brand | Timex watch c/o Timex | Penny Wayfarer Sunglasses (also seen here) c/o Stun Sunglasses
Loved Kourtney Kardashian’s on the go mom style! Her outfits were sexy and comfortable, and they never looked like maternity/mom wear making her outfits perfect for anyone! This particular look is a fave because it manages to pull together three key fall pieces: quilted leather, riding boots and the always classic stripes.
I really cant pick a favorite piece this time i love them all. The striped tunic with ruching is super flattering, chic and only $13.99. The quilted faux leather jacket is a total must have this season and only $29.99. The riding boots are amazing and only $19.99 with loyal customer points, the hobo bag with metal details was on sale for $37.80, and the seamless leggings were $7.99. The total was around $109 but with the points I had on my Sears cards the total came to $98!! Another easy outfit to work into other pieces in your closet and can be worn right through winter all the way through spring.
Check out how I plan to wear the stripe tunic for day and night with some of the pieces from last weeks copycat.
I had so much fun recreating these outfits and I look forward to styling them post baby this spring.
When I lived up north I chose coats the way I chose outfits. I’m one of those people that will look all decked out in a fab coat, accessories and be wearing black leggings and a sweatshirt underneath (and guess what…I’m proud of it!). I still do the same only with lightweight coats during cooler temps. Below are some coats that’s I’m currently drooling over and make me wish I was back up north again.
This Copycat has been a challenge in more ways than one! When I was asked to find a few looks for under $100, I decided to stick to regular sizes as opposed to maternity clothes to accommodate my bump because I wanted to be able to use the pieces later on. While shopping at Kmart I knew I wanted a somewhat dressy yet comfy outfit for Thanksgiving and as soon as I saw the maxi skirt and sherling vest it reminded me of a similar outfit on Rachel Zoe. The vest and the shoes are what make the outfit and both pieces were only $30! The comfy skirt and top together were only $22 and the fab tote was only $30 with 30% off. The grand total was around $104 but since I became a member last month Kmart took 10% off the entire total bringing it down to $100 – SCORE!
This is probably my favorite outfit because of the boho vibe that I’ve always loved. I know I’ve said this about other outfits, but this is another look that can be broken down and dressed up even more with some sequins or made more casual by adding flats or boots. It’s what I look for in all the pieces in my closet: versatility, affordability and of course stylish!
Rachel Zoe image via x17online
Are you looking to make a statement on that special night? Well then, it’s time to complement the homecoming dress with the right kind of accessories. In fact, they should be no-brainers regardless of whether you’re wearing a formal gown or something causal.
Below are some tips on how to get the right accessories to go with your dress while being in line with the latest trends at the same time.
Big earrings, such as hoops and chandelier are quite popular and look dazzling on most occasions, but sometimes they can take the attention away from you and make themselves the center of attention.
So for homecoming this year, go simple and try some smaller studs along with an up-do that makes them visible without stealing the attraction you deserve.
Go for pearls or crystal studs that complement the color of your dress. The up-do you choose to go with the earrings can be of any kind, but some of the latest trends include a sleek bun or a messy chignon.
Finding the appropriate rings for homecoming can be a challenge since there are so many designs available. Gemstone rings that include stones made from gold and sapphire, or a mixture of both, are quite the rage these days as they complement most evening dresses.
Moreover, the colorful options aren’t as limited as they were a few years ago. The different types of sapphire rings offered by brands that deal in contemporary styles shows that there are a multitude of available colors like blue, yellow, black, etc. Front Jewelers even offers a pretty pink sapphire rings as an option.
On the other hand, if you like gaudy rings, try out something big and bold with rhinestones and sapphire. A plain band with a single sapphire on it as an adornment would do justice if you decide to go with simple and elegant look.
Statement necklaces might make your outfit pop, but for a formal occasion like homecoming, a short chain necklace would serve the purpose.
You can select something with a delicate chain in gold or silver and a small, delicate charm that goes with your homecoming dress.
For instance, if you’re going with a dress that features some bling, an ideal option would be a necklace with a rhinestone charm.
This year, headpieces/ headbands are the most flattering hair accessory. However, avoid something too overbearing for the event.
Instead, you can get a simple and elegant little piece with beading and pearls that add a little elegance to your hair yet completes your outfit with the perfect dose of glamour.
Also, make sure that the elastic of the headband is stretchable and soft enough to fit in with comfort and ease, so that you can enjoy a comfortable experience throughout the night.
Clutch purses are perhaps the most appropriate accessory for homecoming to carry the necessities. Among the offerings available, metallic clutches in varying designs are setting the trend this year.
If animal print is your forte, a metallic clutch with an animal print design would be a good option. However, if your dress is very simple in design and doesn’t require anything bold, go with a clutch purse with sequins covering its entire surface–this creates a metallic effect. It is also important that you consider a small size so that that you can carry it around with ease.
These accessories will give your look some extra personality without looking overdone.
image via Pinterest
I love the way Hillary Duff dresses and I don’t think she’s given enough credit for her style. She’s famous and has access to top designers but she always manages to keep a good balance between classic, trendy and sexy. Best of all she has a girl next door style that is refreshing and relatable. Here’s a great example: edgy leather pants toned down with a chambray top and booties. Stylish, sexy and perfect for a young mom.
Julianne Hough’s look is perfect combination of feminine with a masculine touch. I’ve been meaning to do a copycat on her for a while but I could never find the right jacket. I’m so glad I waited because this jacket by Now + Here from Sears is almost identical and only cost $35! Just recently I did a copycat of Jessica Alba with items from Kmart and this time around I was just as successful finding “look for less pieces at Sears.
The selection at the Westshore Mall Sears in Tampa was unbelievable! The layout was perfect and made finding everything super easy, best of all the price points were a huge relief for budget conscious people like me. My two favorite sections where the women’s Now +Here section, the junior department. and of course the shoe department This is where I found the jacket that was 40% off, the skinny jeans for only $11.99, and the booties for only $19.99 (along with all of the other fab pieces in this look). My experience was so pleasant at Sears that I already have plans to go back and shop for my kids and take holiday pictures while I’m there. Check out my look for less and some other pieces that I found and loved as well.
Make sure to check out my instagram (@fashiongrail) for other great finds I found while shopping at Sears.