Kick It Up a Notch: How Celebs Change It Up!

December 7, 2008 • Magazine

Kick It Up a Notch: How Celebs Change It Up!

Kick It Up a Notch: How Celebs Change It Up!

Sun, 2008-12-07 03:00

Simona Kogan

Are you tired of the same old look everytime you head to a dinner party, a fancy ball, or simply walking down the street? Of course you are! Well, you’re not alone. Celebs are always trying to be different and change their look – whether that means trying the trends or risking it all with something unexpected. This winter, why not follow in their footsteps and try something different? It may sound strange to conform to the nonconforming, but A-listers may be the best people to turn to when you’re bored and ready for something you’ve never worn before.

So go ahead, strap on some latex, wear a 6 inch heel, or pull on a fedora. Or if you’re up for something truly chic, try one of the trends below. You’ll be glad you did.

Flaunt Your Curves
Since having baby Max, Christina Aguilera may not be a size 0, but she sure knows how to show off her assets. The pop princess (perhaps the royal queen now that she’s married) has been seen than one occasion in a fiery mermaid gown, which falls tight around the hips and flows to an open bottom. This month, she wore a metallic strapless Monique Lhuillier with a flared bottom to the Grammy nominations concert and she made sure to tie her hair back in a chignon so her gown would do the talking.

In a surprisingly similar fashion, it was the same style of dress she wore to last year’s VMAs, only this time her hair was down and her dress was dark and sparkly. Also one to be proud of her voluptuous frame, Beyonce always likes to show off her derriere, most recently in a lacy, beaded Zuhair Murad mermaid gown at the premiere of her movie “Cadillac Records.” You may want to go a little more basic than these girls, but don’t be afraid to show off your curves. Hey, if you got it, flaunt it!

Try This: Dusky Green Iridescent Taffeta Mermaid Gown by Alyce Designs $340

Trying New Colors
Yes, there’s always pastel blue, and pink and yellow, but the colors that have really stood out this month (and even this week) have to be the sudden, but stunning pairing of black and gold. Amy Adams looked utterly stylish when she wore a beautiful black Carolina Herrera dress with lovely golden floral accents and cute Mary-Jane to an event. Gabrielle Union also decided the style was something not to be shunned when she stunned the crowd in an exquisite Tadajshi Shoji number with heavy gold spots along the bottom. Trying kicking your black up a notch with gold heels, gold bag, gold necklace or even a gold shawl. It will be striking, to say the least.

Try This: Temperley London Cleopatra Fire Dress $1095

Going Gangster
Sure, we weren’t a fan of Victoria Beckham‘s Mafioso-maven attire (remember that thick white coat and the fedora) or sheer but strict do but if there’s one thing this former Spice Girl knows how to do it, it’s bring a new trend to the table. Yes, menswear is always in style but lately, celebs like Victoria and Britney Spears are turning it up a notch with fierce fur, fedoras, and fun wide leg pants. We’re guessing it’s a new kind of femme fatale at it’s best. Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Hudgens and even Gwyneth Paltrow have all been seen in fur shrugs and faux or not, they’ve come out looking ravenous. Then there’s the wide leg trousers. Victoria and Katie Holmes do it of course, but Faith Hill? OK, so she doesn’t look street gangster exactly, but she knows how to work the trouser trend – burgundy, hip, but totally age-approriate. Sounds good to us.

And what are all those leather jackets saying about celebs? Katie Holmes likes to crop, while Emma Watson goes deconstructed and avant-garde. Perhaps you can argue this is not gangster, but it’s certainly taking gangster style looks and making it their own. And that’s what we all should do.

Try This: Peter Som. High-Waist Twill Trousers $260

Christina Aguilera, Amy Adams and Victoria Beckham photos:

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