Selma Blair: Prepster Chic
From the moment she chopped her long locks into a cropped hairdo, Selma Blair became an instant “it” girl. She’s devoted to Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld calls her â€œinspiring to watch.” But it’s not just her pageboy haircut and her effortless red-carpet elegance that makes her stand out from the crowd. There’s a reason she’s the newest Gap spokesmodel. This quirky kid is the quintessential high-end prepster with an eccentric edge. She often mixes high-end preppy looks from Prada and Balenciaga with chunky earrings and crisp pearls. Selma’s been seen in Behnaz Sarafpour tweed and striped Balenciaga tops. In 2003, she told Style.com she had a penchant for Prada classics. Still, she’s likely to throw the world for a loop, trading in sweater sets for a sassed up with a blonde pixie do or an off-the-shoulder cotton Topshop dress. Want Selma’s look?” Shop for a Marc Jacobs blazer, Prada turtleneck, or a cashmere sweater from Ralph Lauren and throw in some black Buddy Holly frames for some offbeat fun.
Prada Black Demi-Sheer Turtleneck Sleeveless Top $150 amazon.com
Marc Jacobs Double-Breasted Blazer $1,900 net-a-porter.com
Ralph Lauren Cashmere Sweater $198 yoox.com
Ashlee Simpson: Punk Princess
Ashlee Simpson showed up to the Fashion Week tents at Bryant Park looking ever so glam in a key hole halter dress and leather belt. Yet, her casual style lends itself to polka-dot headbands, bowler hats, smokey black liner, straw fedoras, striped hoodies, bold skinny jeans, and checkered vests. She carries a tough meets sweet vibe that finds her wearing an Adidas sports jacket one day and D&G minidresses the next. Often, you’ll spot her coordinating her downtown wardrobe with boyfriend Pete Wentz’s rocker flair. Ashlee’s been seen in Tom Ford sunglasses, Cynthia Steffe cardigans, and L.A.M.B. rugby shirts. But you’ll also see her in slinky Matthew Williamson dresses flaunting a Fendi tote and she loves the contrast. Want a similar songstress style? Check out her beau’s new Clandestine label for colorful zip-ups, Warhol-inspired t-shirts, black skinny jeans, and sequined tanks.
Clandestine Industries for DKNY Jeans Skinny Jeans $89 macys.com
Clandestine Industries Members Only Unisex Jacket $84.95 macys.com
Clandestine Industries for DKNY Jeans Puff Sleeve Puppy-Print Tee $39 macys.com
Nicole Richie: Hippie Chick
Even before she was sporting a bump, Nicole Richie was known for her flirty frocks. The debutante likes to pull together a bohemian look with rainbow bright scarves, bug-eyed frames, flowy frocks, and peep toes for her gorgeous gams. Somehow, though, she’ll put it all together for a fashion forward look we’d all love to copy! Nicole’s been seen in a high-collar sheath from Ann Sui and a low-cut cream crotched gown by Ralph Lauren. Who could forget the Collette Dinnigan lace piece or the floor-sweeping Missoni stunner. Now that she’s pregnant, it’s all about color and the dresses keep on coming. Nicole is flaunting her slightly thicker frame with punchy high-neck shifts and striped maxi dresses. Searching for Richie-inspired look? Shop for Pucci scarves and vintage bracelets. Pair a Stella McCartney sheath with a Chloe cape to feel put together. Want to dress up? Find a colorful headband to pair with Tsubi jeans and a Missoni embellished top. Throw on a devilish pair of Balenciaga gladiator sandals and you’re good to go.
Pucci Cupola Silk Scarf $260 eluxury.com
Tsubi/Ksubi Super Skinny Zip Jeans (Squwark Rinse) $225 mycatwalk.com
Stella McCartney Ruffle Front Mini Dress $1,295 net-a-porter.com
Katie Holmes: Classic Cool
Katie’s in control and her new classic style is living proof that this mod mom is the fashion world’s newest darling. We all applauded Katie’s chopped bob and her recent smartly sharp wardrobe. Katie is a winner, wearing wide-leg trousers, an Hermes vest, and a Louis Vuitton handbag in one combo or an equally stunning Eres bathing suit and Yves St. Laurent cincher in another. She chose a Balenciaga leather coat and Giorgio Armani sunglasses for an outing in Berlin and plaid Roland Mouret pants for a park trip with baby Suri. One thing is certainâ€”Dawson Creek’s awkward teenage Joey Potter is no more! Want to piece together a classically cool outfit like Katie? Look for high waist wide-legs from Grey Ant or a tie-neck blouse from Armani. Splurge on Dior or a Lanvin tee (Katie did after spending after having a spree in Paree!)
Dior Long Tweed Coat $1,565 eluxury.com
Grey Ant Welt Jean $286 shopbop.com
Giorgio Armani Gemstone Sunglasses $695 neimanmarcus.com
Victoria Beckham: Glamour Queen
What better way to end this page then with the fashion queen of them allâ€” Victoria Beckham. Beckham, who lives in oversize shades, Rock & Republic jeans, and slinky tanks knows how to effortlessly slide from day to night. She quickly claims fashion royalty easily trading in casual cool for an ultra-polished leather corset belt, a Givenchy dress, or a fitted Paul Smith blazer and a luxe Hermes Birkin bag to go with her sharp, angular bob. The Beckham move to LA hasn’t thrown a wrench into Victoria’s high-end plans. She’s been spotted in a Pucci dress, a Rick Owens tank top, Giambattista Valli shoes, and a Jimmy Choo oversize clutch. Want Posh Spice’s killer style? Pair a Roland Mouret skirt with Christian Louboutin jacket and don’t forget to find your best DVB frames (Victoria’s label!) to emphasize your fashion diva status!
RM Arial Skirt $1,295 net-a-porter.com
Christian Louboutin Decollette Zeppa Pumps $690 net-a-porter.com
DVB Oversize Plastic Sunglasses $250 shopbop.com
Selma Blair – vogue.fr.com
Ashlee Simpson, Nicole Richie – wireimage.com
Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham – people.com