Celebrity Style: Six Lovely Ladies, Six Summer Looks

August 1, 2011 • Celebrity Style, Magazine

It’s summer and it’s hot outside! But when you’re not peeling off clothes, you want to be looking on trend! Take a cue from these celebrities and see what’s hot and what you could be rockin’ this summer while you try to live out the stifling summer sun.

Emma Watson: Peter Pan Collars

Since she shortened her hair into a pixie cut, Emma Watson has consistently strayed  the line between sophisticated and sweet.  Many say she dresses too mature for her age, but she’ll just as likely be seen in a preppy chic Burberry trench or fun-loving V-neck dress.  What the world loves about this Prada mini ensemble is that it’s the perfect balance of both worlds.  The pastel blue and conservative style of the high-neck frock makes it look almost grandmother chic but the Peter Pan collar and aesthetically pleasing Brian Atwood shoes  are so playful and trendy and so very in for summer!

Jessica Biel: Casual Chic

I hate to say it, but Jessica Biel to me was always an athletic sporty kind of star and not anything of a fashion icon.  But it seems since she dated (and subsequently broke up with) Mr. Justin Timberlake, it looks like her fashion habits have changed for the better.  Could it be Timberlake’s fashion know-how (he runs the brand William Rast) with his best buddy?  Probably not.  But no need to question where the fashion came from—just enjoy it! After all, Biel looks better than she ever did in this casual chic Christian Cota crop top with boucle shorts and sandals from Aldo for Christian Cota. Definitely try this at home.

Olivia Palermo: Color Blocking

Olivia Palermo is one of the queens of fashion for a reason.  She is always wearing the trends (and wearing them well) but throwing in unexpected pieces that still work, like a fur vest, yellow shoes, or an offbeat hat. Here’s another look that works for her: color blocking, except that she wears a dress in colors  put together that are not typically part of the color blocking trend including orange and brown.

Emma Stone: Architectural

We all know this dress is a showstopper, but you’d be surprised to know this isn’t Emma Stone’ s first architectural type look (though it may be her most memorable.) The first one, of course, was the architectural, lace Tom Ford with the boxy bottom that seemed to poof out in a square fashion.  While this red and pink Giambattista Valli dress with the skirt that had peplums sticking out, doesn’t exactly do the same thing, we’ve got to give kudos to Emma for working something out-of-the-box that has anything stick out of it and could be passed off as architectural and more than anything, avant-garde and unique.  Tell me, could you pull off something like this?

Shenae Grimes: Black and White/Sophisticated

Shenae Grimes is a fan of the black look—in fact, she wears black almost every time we’ve seen her out in the public eye. She also likes edgy, so we’re a bit surprised that this kimono jacket is more sweet than sophisticated, though not at all surprised to see her in a dark color.  We do love a girl who keeps to the style she loves, though, and Shenae is a great example of that. OK, so we know what you’re thinking—black in the summer? Yes! This is actually a great example of casual chic for a summer night’s party.  I wouldn’t recommend wearing black in the daytime, but the kimono jacket and cutoff shorts (and gladiator shoes, of course) are a great way to look casual chic but still dressier for nighttime then the average day dress.

Mila Kunis:  Ballerina Princess

This white dress is perhaps the most demure of all the outfits presented here, but it’s also the most delightful and the most akin to a summer trend. Elie Saab knew what he was doing when he created this dress with the see-through middle and the slightly poofed out skirt that could pass for a ballerina tutu—perfect for Mila, of course, as we all know she was in Black Swan. Great summer trends showcased here—ballerina skirt, padded shoulders, and white sheer middle (we have seen black sheer but white could be the best new fad to hit this summer) We’re not surprised that Mila Kunis picked Elie Saab, who is supposedly her favorite designer, but we are more than happy at how well she pulled him off.

—Simona Kogan

Image Layout: Molly Murphy

Photos: People.com

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