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There’s blue and then there’s electric blue. Choose a dress in the latter and stand out like Brooklyn. Her mini’s pleated trim and black detailing keep it flirty, while her peep-toe sling backs add a sexy touch.
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Double denim never looked so good! Wearing fitted pieces in different washes (like Cameron’s light jacket and indigo Earnest Sewn jeans) is the key to pulling off the tricky combo seen on the . And adding cool accessories – like a tomato-red bag, Brian Atwood sandals and modified cat-eye frames – doesn’t hurt either.
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Enviable body, equally enviable outfit. The supermodel steps out in London wearing cool Wayfarers, leather leggings and a chic buttondown, plus a slender multi-print clutch.
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You don’t have to be royalty to get away with an all-white ensemble like . She pairs her Alexander McQueen coat with a Jane Corbett hat, a sparkly clutch and nude pumps, but for a more wearable look skip the hat and add some funky jewelry.
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Reason #124 why we want to be BFFs with : access to her closet! For your next cocktail party or fancy dinner out, do as she does and sex up a pair of high-waisted black pants with a plunging sparkly top and a metallic belt.
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Though we can’t all look like , we can dress like her. She balances denim shorts with an oversize, breezy pink V-neck tee, then adds a cool studded belt for a touch of effortless glam.
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The secret to looking chic in fabrics normally reserved for lounging around or hitting the gym? You guessed it: a high slit. The leg-baring aspect of outfit takes her slouchy tee, striped Reformation maxi and sandals from casual to effortlessly cool.
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The model’s sheer blouse has us seeing stars – literally. She pairs the midnight print with ladylike cropped navy pants and on-trend pointy pumps in a nude hue.
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trick for looking stylish when it’s scorching? Just wear less clothing! She pairs scalloped shorts with a matching iridescent tank and summery light brown ankle-strap sandals.
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Feeling groovy? Then do as does and rock a dip-dyed maxi dress. Her funky accessories – multiple bangles and platform sandals – only add to the boho vibe.
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The plays with prints and textures to prove that head-to-toe gray doesn’t have to be a snooze. We love the mix of floral-print ankle pants, a white-trimmed silky top (both by J Brand) and her black Rachel Zoe Collection flats.
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Sometimes all it takes is one great piece to look outstanding. Case in point: Minka’s purple maxi. The floor-length dress is understated, yet totally eye-catching. And the frock makes such a statement that it really doesn’t need any accessorizing.
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It’s official: sweatshirts are chic. Cheryl’s cozy leopard-print top is suited for anywhere but the gym. And her cuffed denim and pointy-toe nude heels finish off the unexpectedly hot look.
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Stay cool in breezy, light fabrics – like those making up ensemble. Her button-front midi and scoop neck shirt are comfortable, but don’t feel dowdy. Ditto for those T-strap wedges.
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Just because an event is black tie doesn’t mean you have to wear black. The Modern Family actress is fun and formal in a hot pink strapless flowy Erin by Erin Fetherston number, which she pairs with a Kelly green clutch and leg-lengthening nude platforms.
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You’ll have to excuse us while we get out our credit cards to buy this double-breasted navy blazer. wears it with jeans (though thankfully she ditched (these jeans), aviators and a tee, but you could also throw the topper over a maxi.
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We love how the Dallas star expertly plays with different shades of the same color. Her bright candy-apple button-up complements her salmon shorts and Rupert Sanderson sandals, while her crisp white Rebecca Minkoff blazer pops against the red hues.
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It’s tough to look stylish when it’s scorching hot outside, but breezy tangerine top will keep you cool and chic all summer long. She teams her bright blouse by A.L.C. Exclusive for Intermix with red peep-toe platforms then adds neutral touches including capris and an oversize bag.
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Tired of your body-hugging mini? Apparently is too. Her white fit-and-flare dress is a fun and flirty alternative to those skintight sheaths she used to favor – and it looks great with platforms or flats.
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To add a sophisticated touch to her basic black shorts, nautical top, Manolo Blahnik pumps and Fabergé necklace, Olivia wears an oversize black-and-white tux-style blazer. (Is anyone else starting to feel like Olivia’s sole mission in life is to induce wardrobe envy?)
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Stay cool by pairing a gauzy white tee with a printed maxi skirt, like the stylish does in a Rails maxi. She keeps the ensemble relaxed by leaving the top untucked and wearing flip-flops and a cross-body, but you can easily make it evening-appropriate by adding wedges and tucking the tee.
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Or, if you’d rather show off your stems, follow the actress’s lead and go with a flouncy pink mini. Wearing it short (think: thigh-grazing) and high on your waist makes your legs look like they go on for miles. Add simple heels and a cream-colored top and voilà, you’re ready for date night.
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There are so many things we love about Ali’s LWD: the flattering bustier top, the hot-right-now eyelet, the tan-enhancing shade and the delicate sheer overlay. Her funky Dannijo necklace, Coach clutch and light brown sandals only add to the summery appeal!
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A bright pair of heels can take any look from ho-hum to yowza. Case in point: electric yellow pointy-toe pumps. The shoes transform her simple black skinnies and bright lemon tank top into a suddenly killer ensemble.
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Ready to get retro? Emulate sweet look with a vintage-style floral-print halter dress and accessorize it with ladylike kitten heels and a country-ish crossbody (hers is Patricia Nash).
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Va-va-voom! Is trying to remind her ex of what he’s missing? The TV star shows off her killer curves in a short-sleeve LWD with a scoop neckline. Follow her accessorizing lead and choose an equally colorful bag, plus nude pumps – they’ll elongate your legs!
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Bright pink pants and turquoise shades could come off as over-the-top, but tempers the boldness by adding plenty of neutrals – a French Connection blazer, light summer scarf, camel Derek Lam bag and gray suede booties.
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The takes Paris by style storm, mixing billowy pink Vionnet pants with a boho-flavored zigzag top and polishing off the look with geek-chic shades and pale pink Christian Louboutin heels.
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Stop traffic in a red dress like the Alexander McQueen number. The boatneck detail and pleated A-line skirt are universally flattering, while the bold color means you can step out sans accessories and still look polished.
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If you’re searching for a comfy summer uniform, look no further than nautical-inspired dress. The simple striped sheath looks adorable with flats, but can be dressed up with a pair of wedges and a boyfriend blazer for the office or a night out.
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We’d love to get our hands on her , but we’d settle for cool outfit. To catch a flight with Ryan Gosling, the actress opts for attention-grabbing Kelly green pants, tempered by a chic ivory cardigan and a neutral oversize bag.
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We know it’s tempting to travel in ratty sweats or pajamas pants, but don’t do it! Instead, take a cue from , whose airport outfit is stylish and comfy. She teamed her jeans and pale pink button-up with a white Kymerah blazer, printed scarf and cute Tory Burch hat, plus a Jimmy Choo bag.
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Wear pieces that pop! rocked primary colors from head-to-toe – and we definitely approve. She stands out in a bold blue blazer, red striped shirt and matching bright pumps. Tip: Make sure one item is neutral, like the actress’s denim skinnies.
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If you’ve been living in maxi dresses (guilty as charged) and want to switch things up, we recommend a maxi skirt. You can give the piece a casual beachy feel by wearing it with a tee or make it evening-appropriate, like Brittany does by topping it with a sexy black blouse and teal accessories.
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Looking for a dress so head-turning it’ll cause whiplash? Snag a white high-slit gown just like , which is leg-baringly similar to another famous lady’s dress. Then add strappy sandals and a chic clutch (hers is Valentino, but the ones at left are a tad more accessible!).
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Great minds think alike! Right after we deemed polka dots a trend worth trying, took the style to the next level, wearing a dress in the print and adding a cozy boyfriend cardi and chunky (yet comfortable) platforms.
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A crocheted white maxi dress screams summertime, especially when paired with brown leather accessories like Candela dress and Tory Burch shoes and bag. If you’re hitting the beach, you can also wear it a chic swimsuit cover-up.
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We hope your credit card is out because this breezy hat (hers is Tory Burch) is a summer must-have. It goes with the vibrant getup of a simple cotton AG Adriano Goldschmied maxi and yellow Theonne cardi, but would look equally chic with neutrals or a bikini.
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Cheat on your staid black blazer with a glitzy one like . Just one word of advice: avoid looking like you came from a tap dance dress rehearsal by pairing the metallic topper with more subdued pieces, like a simple black skirt and a tee or a pair of skinny jeans.
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Show off your (faux) glow this summer with a pretty printed mini. We love the abstract “painted” look of orange-and-blue sheath and the touch of color-blocking in her chunky skyscraper heels.
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Sometimes it’s all about the details. The sheer zigzag panel in Amber’s white dress adds some unexpected sex appeal. Her accessories – a Kain blouse, thick brown belt and turquoise jewels – give the look a boho vibe.
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Don’t trust the B in Apartment 23, but do trust the leading lady’s fashion sense. Tie-dye is a funky alternative to floral if you’re not a girlie-girl. Plus, the silhouette (and on-trend skin-baring cutout) is sexy and flattering.
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Leather gets a warm-weather makeover thanks to bright colors. Stacy chooses a peachy-orange shade to add some edge to her tulip-skirted dress, and finishes off the outfit with gray suede booties.
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Tiffani proves that shorts are totally party-appropriate, wearing them with a black-and-white polka-dot blouse and a fitted blazer. She further elevates the ensemble by adding a clutch, a statement pendant and pedi-revealing peep-toe pumps.
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Sick of everything in your closet? We know the feeling. Make a tired outfit feel fresh by adding funky and unexpected accessories. transforms a simple outfit of jeans and a tee into a vibrant getup thanks to her printed blue-and-pink and an electric yellow bag.
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The Community actress has the blues – and we’d like a case of them too! We’re loving her printed, flowy dress, which she tops off with a just-as-cool navy blazer.
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Denim-on-denim is only a don’t if you wear pieces in the same wash. pulls off the “jean tux” with a chambray button-down tucked into slightly darker pants, breaking up the fabrics with a thick belt and long pendant.
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If you plan to live in maxis this summer (join the club!), you’re going to need some tricks to dress them up. Jenna gives her casual piece an uptown vibe by pairing it with a ladylike handbag, but you can also throw on a cropped jacket and wedges to take the look from day to night.
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Stand out amid a sea of black cocktail dresses by opting for one in a punchy color like Nina’s hot pink mini. The Vampire Diaries star amps up the look with ruffles and a pair of glitzy black-and-gold shoes.
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finishes off her sexy look with dark touches – a black leather jacket and matching bag – while stepping out in Beverly Hills.
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The thinks pink with a $2,000 Emilia Wickstead dress that showcases her trim waist and features a demure neckline and pleated skirt. She polishes off the feminine frock with satiny pumps and her best accessory, husband .
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No yacht? No problem! You can sport sailor stripes for any casual occasion. keeps her boatneck Vineyard Vines top preppy and polished by adding black skinnies and a rectangular tan-and-black tote.
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Thank you, January, for making sweatshirts chic. We love how the actress wears the traditionally casual piece over a button-down and adds Ella Moss floral capris, plus a structured pale pink purse, for a totally polished ensemble.
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The actress knows that fashion rules (like not wearing white before Memorial Day) are made to be broken and pairs a high-slit Rachel Zoe Collection skirt in that very shade with a cropped black top and a girlie cardigan. He-llo, new spring uniform!
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A red cocktail mini gets extra mileage as an about-town dress thanks to the Vampire Diaries star’s light khaki boyfriend blazer and summery ballet flats.
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Mint green is quickly becoming the must-have spring shade. And Chrissy is getting in on the action! Her A.L.C. blazer with black lapels pops against her tight black pants and strappy sandals.
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