The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 29 to July 5

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
The star of this week’s post? White. And no, I’m not talking about Olivia Palermo’s nontraditional wedding “dress.” Don’t get me wrong – her outfit definitely took “Sunday best” to a whole new level – but I’m actually referring to the parade of head-to-toe white popping up on red carpets everywhere. Note to self: freshly-bronzed skin is the best accessory.

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 29 to July 5

  1. Cheryl Cole in an Alexander McQueen tunic and J Brand leather leggings at The X Factor auditions in Edinburgh.
  2. Nicola Peltz in Stella McCartney at the Berlin premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  3. Alessandra Ambrosio in Valentino at the GREAT Britain reception welcoming Prince Harry to Brazil.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 4, 2014

Trending in Color: Pantone’s Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer’s Must-Have Hues

 
A new season means a new color palette. So, we asked Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, for some expert advice. Here, she gives us a rundown of summer’s must-have hues and color combos.

Pantone's Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer's Must-Have Hues

  1. Greys have been big the past few seasons. Opt for shades like Paloma – over black – for your go-to neutral this summer and fall.
  2. This season calls for a little excitement. Wear two equally bold hues, like Cayenne and Orange Freesia, for an unexpected pairing reminiscent of summer’s bright blooms.
  3. Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year – is more versatile than people think. Try it in small doses first with accessories or makeup, as it’s a very skin-enhancing color.

 
Our Spin the Color Wheel: Hues for Every Style Boutique opens Thursday, July 3, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer 

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July 3, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
It’s Monday. You haven’t had your latte yet, and you don’t have a clue what to wear. The solution? First, coffee. Then, grab any shade of neutral. From bright white to ecru, these light earthy tones work together seamlessly. Add a delicate silver bracelet and you’ll be out the door in no time.

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

  1. tyler böe Cashmere Cardigan. A neutral-hued cashmere sweater is a must for going from the outside heat to air-conditioning.
  2. Links of London Caged Heart Bracelet. Add a feminine touch to your oversized boyfriend watch with this sweet charm bracelet.
  3. FENDI ’3Jours’ Shopping Tote. Stay chic and conceal all of your essentials with this coveted white carryall.
  4. Theory Khaki Short. Tailored and yet still perfectly casual, these basic shorts can pull double-duty any day of the week.
  5. Balenciaga Leather Wedge Sandal. Clean lines and crisp white leather make these espadrilles ideal for any minimalist at heart.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 30, 2014

The Top 3 Street-Style Trends: Our Fashion Director Breaks It Down

From bloggers to It girls and editors, the street-style set knows a thing or two about fashion. (Just Google “street style” and you’ll see what we mean.) Want in on their sartorial secret? Below, our fashion director, Jackie, defines the most popular trends coming down the sidewalks.

The Top 3 Street-Style Trends: Our Fashion Director Breaks It Down

1. Bold Printed Dresses
“They’re a summer must-have. Pair with high-wattage extras, like mirrored sunglasses, for more impact.”

2. Edgy-Meets-Refined Ensembles
“Sweet-yet-edgy outfits are everywhere right now. Mix feminine and daring pieces (like an A-line dress and moto jacket) for an instantly cool look.”

3. Statement Accessories
“This season, the bolder the accessories, the better. Try combining studded bags with sky-high heels. And when it comes to jewelry, think big – the right necklace can make even a basic tee shine.”

Our Street-Style Star: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique opens Wednesday, June 25, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 25, 2014

Who Won the World Cup’s Style Game?

As much as I’d like to go over why we should have won last night’s game against Portugal, I’m choosing to excuse myself from dwelling on that last-minute tie and instead take a moment to discuss something we’re all a little less sad about. Like, style.

Brazil v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Image via the New York Post

Soccer can be as much a sport of dynamic athletes as it is of sartorial pros – just look to the New York Post's inventory of the World Cup’s most fashionable as proof. Worth noting? Italy’s forward Mario Balotelli, who wore mismatched cleats in brilliant blue and pink. Turns out they were PUMA Tricks, released specifically for the 2014 Cup. (Leave it to this fashion-forward player to be one of the first to sport the new trend.)

Another stylish player of note is Neymar (featured above), whom the Post calls “Brazil’s It boy.” With spiked blond hair and a primary-color-coordinated look, I think Neymar won the sartorial game for the World Cup – or, he would have if there were an actual competition for it.

Regardless, he and all the other soccer style pros out there serve as a good distraction from last night. You feel better already, right?

Read the full article on the New York Post.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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June 23, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
The musts for any wardrobe? Versatile, go-anywhere pieces you can throw on – and most importantly, look great in – without thinking. Cue this week’s picks, a collection of up-for-anything pieces ready to do the work for you.

Rue's Most Coveted 6.23

  1. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses. A staple since the 50s, these retro shades will lend an all-American touch to any outfit.
  2. Prada Vitello Satchel. Accessories are an easy way to add a pop of color. Look to happy-hued extras, like this yellow bag, for high impact.
  3. Pour La Victoire Selena Sandal. Navy is the new neutral, so let these perforated pumps take you from desk to dinner and beyond.
  4. Tory Burch Lucienne Dress. For a no-fail approach, grab this easy drawstring-waist dress. The subtle print will give you endless pairing options.

 

Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 23, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 15 to 21

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
From bold red to vibrant blue, these celebs are embracing bursts of color. And since tomorrow is the first official day of summer (finally), I can’t think of a better way to celebrate – aside from spending a day or two at the pool, cocktails and mini umbrellas included.

Best Dressed of the Week June 15 – 21

  1. Sophia Bush in Zimmermann at an InStyle cocktail party in West Hollywood.
  2. Olivia Palermo in Tibi at the New York premiere of Yves Saint Laurent.
  3. Margot Robbie in Vionnet at the One For The Boys charity ball in London.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 20, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
If you’re anything like me, you gravitate toward neutrals. But there’s no better time than now to inject a little color into your wardrobe. After all, your glowing summer skin is primed to showcase this season’s best brights.

Most Coveted 6-16

  1. Ella Moss Maxi Dress. Side slits and lightweight crepe make this crimson number a breezy no-brainer.
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs “Rock” Watch. Balance bold prints and colors with simple metallic accessories like this rose-gold boyfriend watch.
  3. Stella McCartney “Falabella” Clutch. Soft florals and an edgy chain-link trim play up the most vivid of hues.
  4. Sophia Webster “Riko” Sandal. Don’t be afraid to introduce even more color. These lace-up heels stand out in all the right ways.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 17, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 8 to 14

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
Prints, color, and all things feminine are just three reasons to love this week’s top looks. Need one more? Kerry Washington’s first post-pregnancy appearance (spoiler alert: she nailed it).

Rue's Best-Dressed of the Week

  1. Kerry Washington in Sportmax at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles.
  2. Victoria Beckham in a dress from a future (not-yet-revealed) Victoria Beckham collection in New York City.
  3. Jessica Alba in Preen by Thornton Bregazzi at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala in New York City.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 13, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Time to upgrade your vacation wardrobe? Whether poolside or beachfront, this week’s picks will give it that extra touch of luxe.

Rue La La's Most Coveted 6/9

  1. Monique Leshman Cuff. Make a statement at the pool bar with this earthy-meets-glam bracelet.
  2. Karl Lagerfeld Sunglasses. Switch up your sunny-day look by adding a pair of soft-hued aviators.
  3. LANVIN Crystal-Strap Sandals. On the boardwalk or at an alfresco dinner, these trendy embellished sandals are sure to turn heads.
  4. CÉLINE “Cabas Phantom” Leather Tote. Perfectly sized for all your poolside needs – magazines, flip-flops, etc. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
  5. Monique Leshman Beaded Caftan. At the end of the day, toss your beach waves into a topknot and let this jeweled neckline shine.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 9, 2014