Happy Birthday, Posh: See the Style Icon’s 40 Most Memorable Looks

Spice Girls fans, hold your breath – Posh just turned 40. Now, while her days of choker necklaces and spaghetti straps are long gone (for now), Victoria Beckham has managed to carry that simple, timeless, “little Gucci dress” aesthetic from pop stardom to businesswoman to motherhood. In honor of her big day, elle.com has catalogued 40 of her most memorable looks – and they’re, not surprisingly, much more versatile than her Spice World getups.

Victoria Beckham Turns 40

Images via elle.com

For as long as this celeb has been in the spotlight, she’s seldom let her style guard down. As in, every time she wears flats, it’s breaking news. (In a quick Google search, I counted all of two times. In 17 years. No biggie.) With the possible exception of her no-flats rule, we should all take cues. Because if this is what 40 looks like, sign me up.

Check out ELLE for all 40 of Beckham’s most memorable looks.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 18, 2014

The Duchess in DVF: Kate Middleton’s Dress Sells Out in Minutes

Between her amazingly good-looking family (little George included) and her enviable sense of style, it’s no wonder everyone wants to be just like Kate Middleton. So much so, in fact, that the outfits she’s worn while on tour Down Under have been selling out like wildfire. First up? Her Tory Burch dress during a New Zealand playdate. Then there was the flawless Erdem coat while visiting a children’s hospice. And most recently? The ultra-chic navy and white Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress she wore to tour Australia’s Blue Mountains on Thursday.

The Duchess in DVF

Image via Us Magazine & Getty Images

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April 18, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from April 13 to 19

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
With the perfect dose of color, this week’s top looks gave us a fresh reprieve from the persisting dreary weather.

Rue La La's Best-Dressed List for April 13 to 19

  1. Lupita Nyong’o in Chanel at the MTV Movie Awards.
  2. Kiernan Shipka in Preen at the Jimmy Choo CHOO.08° launch.
  3. Jessica Alba in Piece d’Anarchive and Kenzo at the MTV Movie Awards.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 18, 2014

Fashion Filtered: How Instagram is Changing the Industry

Social media has completely changed the way fashion week is reported. Follow the right bloggers, and images from the runway will fill your feed weeks before hitting the pages of Vogue. Yes, fashion – according to the New York Times – has officially entered “the Age of Instagram.”

 Fashion and the Age of Instagram

Image via Instagram

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April 11, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from April 6 to 12

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

  
From crop tops to jumpsuits, these celebs nailed some of the hottest spring trends.

Rue's Picks for Best Looks

  1. Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli at the Museum of Moving Image’s 28th Annual Salute honoring Kevin Spacey.
  2. Mena Suvari in Sachin + Babi at Marie Claire‘s Fresh Faces party.
  3. Jennifer Garner in Max Mara at the Los Angeles premiere of Draft Day.

 
 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 11, 2014

Duchess-Inspired Style: Get the Look with Tips from Our Fashion Director

It’s no secret that the Duchess of Cambridge has some serious style. But her put-together polish isn’t just reserved for royals. Here, our fashion director shows us how to recreate Kate Middleton’s refined look in three easy steps.

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  1. Start with a fitted sheath in a neutral or pastel hue.
  2. Keep accessories minimal. A simple box clutch and diamond studs will do the trick.
  3. Step into a pair of nude patent heels to tie everything together (the Duchess swears by them).

 
Our L.K.Bennett Boutique opens Friday, April 11, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 11, 2014

Spring Dressing 101: Jackie’s Ideal Warm-Weather Outfit

Fact: Our fashion director knows a thing or two about spring style. So, naturally, we turned to her for a little warm-weather outfit inspiration. Here, she shares her ideal day-to-night ensemble.

The Easiest Chic Spring Outfit

“In spring, I like to make dressing easy and fuss-free. One of my favorite pieces is a jumpsuit, as you only have to think about the accessories,” she says. “For day, pair your jumpsuit with strappy metallic flats, a mini crossbody bag, and a straw fedora. For night, dress it up with a pair of sultry snakeskin heels and a sparkly crystal necklace.”

Our The Spring Edit Boutique opens Saturday, April 12, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 11, 2014

One-Piece Wonder: J.Crew Brings an Archived Swimsuit Back for a Fan

How many times have you tried to buy a replacement pair of perfectly fitting ballet flats or boyfriend jeans only to find they’re no longer available? Not just temporarily out of stock. Gone. For. Good. So was the case for New York Magazine: The Cut writer Jenni Avins and her beloved scoop-back swimsuit from J.Crew. That is, until she wrote an open letter to the brand’s creative director, Jenna Lyons, and Lyons responded – in a big way.

J.Crew Brings Back an Archived Swimsuit
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In her August 2013 letter to Lyons, Avins waxed rhapsodic about the “clean, open-backed one-pieces” she loved and lamented the lesser-quality knockoffs she wore in their wake. Fast-forward and the suit, looking modern and marvelous, now stars in a full-spread ad in the magazine’s print edition. Occupying the adjacent page is a scrawled note from Lyons letting Avins know that her request had been received – and realized. The moral of the story? Ask and you shall receive. Or, at the very least, it pays to have friends in high places.

Visit New York Magazine: The Cut to read the whole story.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 9, 2014

A Guide to Spring Soirees: Designer Lela Rose Shares Her Dress Picks & Hosting Tips

With a fashion label just as chic as her Tribeca home, designer Lela Rose knows how to entertain in style. So, we asked her to share a few of her dress picks and hosting tips for the season ahead. Just read up, then send out those invites – because after this, you’ll be looking for any excuse to throw a party.

Lela Rose Dress and Decor Tips

On Hosting a Tasteful Luncheon:
 “Try fruits or veggies on the table instead of flowers. Then tie it together with a specialty drink that matches your dress.”

On Throwing a Designer Dinner Party:
“Mix glamorous and natural elements on the table and bring that same vibe to your outfit.”

Our Lela Rose Boutique opens Wednesday, April 9, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2014

The Statement Pant: Our Fashion Director on the Season’s Boldest Bottoms

Spring is finally here. Meaning? It’s time to break out those statement pants. And from bold hues to print mixing, no one knows how to pull off the trend better than our fashion director. Check out her tips below.

How to Wear the Statement Pant

  1. You don’t always have to fall back on a white top with bright pants. Play with bold colors on top, too.
  2. Opt for minimal makeup and accessories (think one sleek gold bangle) and let your outfit do all the talking.
  3. When wearing a bold pant, keep shoes simple. You can’t go wrong with a pair of neutral, pointed-toe pumps.

 
Our Lafayette 148 New York Boutique opens Monday, April 7, at 11AM ET.

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April 7, 2014