Star Looks for Less!
The Desperate Housewives ends on a high (and hot!) note with a sizzling red Ann Taylor sheath – in her signature silhouette – accessorized with a mirrored clutch and black pumps for the series’ finale party in Hollywood.
The trick to keeping a Pilgrim-collar dress from looking dowdy? Follow lead and keep the length short, like her Alexa Chung for Madewell dress, then add a bright sweater and avoid a severe hairstyle.
All hail the floral maxi! The blue-and-purple frock is universally flattering and instantly goes from low key to evening appropriate with accessories like her cream handbag and Sutra diamond round earrings.
Here’s another wedding-worthy wardrobe idea: Pair a romantic spaghetti-strap dress with simple nude heels for effortless impact, as seen on the actress.
Maternity wear doesn’t have to equal elastic-waist pants: the fashionable selects a tie-waist Yoana Baraschi dress, adding rose gold accessories and cute, comfy flats.
You can’t mix red and pink? The actress knows that is a style rule meant to be broken, pulling off the pairing in her Honor ensemble by keeping the rest of her look simple with black pumps and a delicate cuff.
Another easy-to-pull-off take on a tricky trend: mix together contrasting brights, like the singer’s cobalt blazer and magenta pumps, by putting a simple piece in between (like her black-and-white dress).
Hot pink jeans are totally wearable when styled as does with her Textile Elizabeth and James pair: with a simple black tank, matching basic booties and a cool cuff.
The knows how to pack a retro punch into an understated outfit. By accenting her striped navy-and-white dress with red accessories, like a Lauren Merkin bag (and a matching pout, natch!), Taylor makes a major impact without looking like she s trying too hard.
A leather jacket comes off as downright ladylike when paired with pretty mixed prints and girlie accessories, as seen on the , who wears head-to-toe Miu Miu.
A crisp white Rachel Zoe Collection top and blouse, paired with Longchamp leather shorts and Brian Atwood pumps, is every bit as flirty as an expected sundress but with way more edge, as proves.
The Lucky One star looks like she could have stepped right out of the ’50s in her perfectly styled ensemble: a slim striped skirt, prim navy pumps and chic Billy Reid trench.
Ditching scandal for style, is a walking work of art in her Mondrian-esque Paper London sweater worn with slim Goldsign jeans and a croc-embossed bag.
Who knew pulling off high-waist trousers could be such a cinch! Adding a blue Lisa Ho belt to her seafoam Milly trousers and topping off the look with a cowl-neck ivory halter (plus jewels by Pomellato and Jacqueline Nerguizian), is a clear style idol.
A petal-print number with a ’50s-inspired silhouette gets a modern twist from a black belt and the actress’s studded, two-tone Valentino heels.
The looks ready for a big night out in a shimmering textured Catherine Malandrino dress with a center slit, hot pink Casadei heels and an Adeler bracelet.
Daytime sequins are a snap when paired with a laid-back look like Olivia’s – the untucked button-up, rolled-up skinnies and colorful cross-body all make her blingy blazer seem relaxed.
Color-blocking fans ready to graduate to the next level should pick two contrasting brights, like the tangerine-and-teal mini. She wisely keeps the rest of her look low-key.
One sneaky way to work the neon angle: Slip a bright bra under a sheer white tee. A maxi skirt and flat sandals make the look breezy instead of overly sexy.
Perk up black basics with watercolor-print floral pants, as Emma does here; turn up the look a bit by mixing in pieces with colors drawn from the pants.
Get more mileage out of your favorite lace-up boots by using them to give a tough edge to an ultra-sexy skintight mini. The trench further tones down the glam factor of her LBD.
The rich red raspberry hue and delicate studs on the star’s tunic make it a standout piece. She relies on classics like cropped skinnies, black pumps and a two-tone bag to let the top shine.
A printed black-and-white dress feels polished and professional (but still funky!) when pairs it with her bright Kate Frances blazer and adds pretty heels and a collar necklace.
For the opening of N.Y.C.’s Joe Fresh flagship store, the model proves that bold orange can be feminine – even ladylike – with a ribbon-bedecked Chloé dress, belted and worn with beige leather accessories.
The bright peach AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans are an edgy contrast to her simple white button-down, while her structured tan handbag and nude strappy heels add a hint of ladylike elegance to the look.
The doubles down on spring trends, combining – floral prints and patterned pants (her outfit is head-to-toe Tory Burch). If you’re going to follow in Jessica’s fashionable footsteps, keep your ensemble from looking too precious or busy by adding one edgy piece (leather bomber, anyone?) and minimal accessories.
Looking effortlessly cool, Rosie pairs whitewashed Pierre Balmain denim and a striped tank with an unexpected forest green handbag and WestwardLeaning sunglasses. Follow her lead by using colorful accessories to update the classic warm-weather look.
It’s all about nudes with neons right now. Pick a piece in a bold shade – like easy, breezy lime frock – then add neutral accessories like nude pumps, plus a simple pendant.
Ditching the staid blazer-and-jeans look, Jenna pairs her denim with a bright floral Lovers + Friends kimono top and oversize ombré sunnies for a fresh transitional look.
A sequined black blazer takes the flowy white floor-length dress from day to night. And her baby pink clutch – is that a hint, Drew? – adds a pretty pop of color.
Taking neutrals to the next level, the pairs a clinging printed dress with a waterfall leather topper in a milk chocolate hue, plus a greige satchel and navy sandals.
Who knew punk rock could be feminine? But as the proves, pairing a pink moto jacket with of-the-moment polka-dot pants makes the ensemble feel sweet yet totally edgy.
Allow us to introduce you to your new favorite warm-weather uniform: A crisp white boyfriend blazer over a deep-V tee and an eye-catching statement skirt (hers is AllSaints) will turn so many heads, you’ll never want to change!
The Battleship beauty shows off her gams in a tight floral mini and sexy strappy heels, but keeps it classy by covering up in long-sleeve electric blue sweater.
LWDs are going to be everywhere this spring, so make sure you stand out from the crowd by choosing one with a fun accent, like ruffles, as does. Follow her lead and glam up the dress with brown accessories like peep-toe pumps and a structured shoulder bag.
The queen of print-mixing holds onto her title in a Diane von Furstenberg dress that features both black and white polka dots, plus a graphic clutch. Her secret to pulling it off without looking too busy? Sticking to just two colors and keeping the rest of her accessories minimal.
Liven up classic sailor stripes like the does – with lots of color! She sports a Chinti and Parker top with red ankle jeans, orange ballet flats and a yellow headband.
Don’t know what to wear to your first summer cookout? Get inspiration from the Modern Family star’s white-and-green midi dress and wear-with-everything cork sandals.
If “comfortable and cute” is your spring fashion mantra, make like Stacy and pick up a loose-fitting, flirty pink , white flat sandals and turquoise jewelry.
Toughen up a flirty floral frock with an army-green military coat like the My Week with Marilyn does. Pair the tough-girl-chic look with casual brown sandals – fab for a low-key Sunday brunch.
The goes to great lengths in a cream-colored Roland Mouret dress that would look equally chic as an LWD mini. We especially love her sequin clutch, which is classic yet still youthful, thanks to the stripes.
The actress amps up a nude Rachel Zoe Collection maxi by pairing the dress with playful coral nails and a stack of gold bangles while attending the Newport Film Festival in California.
Head-to-toe neutrals can be incredibly chic – just make sure to stick with classic silhouettes in a similar muted color scheme, like the actress (seen here shooting her latest Revlon commercial) does.
In an outfit practically made for a spring night out, the shines in a sparkle-accented top, skinny jeans and sandals.
The deserves another star for her outstanding ability to mix prints. She completes the funky-yet-ladylike look by adding color via red peep-toe pumps.
No mom jeans for this ! Vanessa maintains her sweet signature style with an ultra-flattering, abstract floral-print , plus a denim jacket and studded T-strap sandals, for a day out in L.A.
The star’s Coachella style works even if you’re not headed to a concert. The bright, loose sundress (hers is AG Adriano Goldschmied) gets pulled together with a wide belt, ankle-wrap sandals and a chain-strap bag.
Black-and-red are an unexpected color combo for the ordinarily girlie floral print, making it evening appropriate, especially when paired with pointy-toe pumps like her Alice + Olivia pair.
The loves herself some bright jeans, trying one of spring’s hottest trends in every color of the rainbow. She gets playful with the palette, mixing a turquoise Sanctuary pair with a tiered white top and hot pink blazer.
Maxis can overwhelm a petite frame, but a two-tier style like the helps keep things streamlined. And a pretty print plus bangles finish the boho-chic look.
mini is hot without being over-the-top thanks to its high neckline and subdued hue – though the cuffs, strappy sandals and higher hemline keep things squarely in “big night out” territory.
Think it’s not possible to look ultra-chic while riding a bike? proves it is with her slouchy leather jacket and multi-buckle kicks, which strike the perfect sporty-chic note.