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From Date Night to Brunch: Exactly What to Wear This Weekend

May/31/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

The hot weather is finally here, and you should be outside enjoying it, not stressing over your wardrobe. That’s why we’ve picked three great looks that will get you through the weekend like the pros — from date night to brunch and beyond!

Julianne Hough chambray shirt, leather skirt Monterotti/Tonnesson/Pacific Coast News

Saturday night: What’s hotter than a leather mini? Julianne Hough‘s black skirt and chambray shirt combo is so effortlessly cool that it’s the perfect choice for casual cocktails with that guy you’ve been texting or a night out with friends. Get the look with this summer-friendly sleeveless top (only $17.80 from Forever 21) and Tinley Road’s vegan leather mini from Piperlime. Yea, its $79, but it’s so versatile (pair with a bright tank, crop top, white blazer, etc.) that it will become your new go-to piece of the season. To bring Julianne’s look home, add a pair of your favorite black ankle boots, and you’re ready to rock.
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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Funky Heels, Fun Prints and Fewer Accessories

May/31/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Celebrity dresses, shoesDidier Baverel/WireImage; Splash News Online

In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we saw lots of great graphic prints, some seriously fun shoes and a surprising lack of bold earrings.

Up: Funky Heels. Maybe the warm weather has stars feeling bold, because we saw fewer nude pumps this week and lots more risky shoes. And we think the risk paid off in these fun styles seen on Elizabeth Banks (in Coach wedges, above), Jada Pinkett Smith and Heidi Klum. After all, if you can’t have fun with your footwear, where can you?
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Met Gala 2013: Three Beauty Looks We've Still Got to Discuss

May/07/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Met Gala beautyFilmmagic; Wireimage; Getty

We’ve talked fauxhawks. We’ve talked smoky eyes. But we have not yet discussed these three major beauty moments, and it’s about time.

First up: January Jones’s straight-up Black Swan makeup look. From the bleached eyebrows to the dramatic black liner, we hardly recognized our dear Betty Draper — and we kinda liked it. It was bold and brazen, but was it a hit?

PHOTOS: See all the jaw-dropping looks from the Met Gala red carpet!

Also on the daring end of the eyeshadow spectrum, Emily Blunt opted for a bold wash of fuschia shadow that totally played against the conservative vibe of her Carolina Herrera gown. Between that and her fierce Lorraine Schwartz danglers, she embodied the phrase “if looks could kill.” To get the sizzling pink, NARS makeup artist Jenn Streicher got creative, using the line’s “Jardin des Plantes” satin lip pencil topped with Desire powder blush.

And finally, Elizabeth Banks’s long, clipped-up ponytail, which didn’t quite qualify for our fauxhawk roundup, but it was head-turning nonetheless.

Tell us: Whose look did you like most: Jones’s, Blunt’s or Banks’s? Would you try any in your everyday life?

–Alex Apatoff

Elizabeth Banks Goes Brunette

Mar/19/2013 at 12:15 PM ET

Elizabeth Banks hair color changeMichael Kovac/Getty; GSI

It’s hardly Effie Trinket-pink, but Elizabeth Banks’s new hair color is still eye-catching.

The Hunger Games star, who rarely varies from her golden-blonde hue, was seen out in L.A. heading into a salon with light hair and walking out with a noticeably deeper hue.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more Hollywood hair changes here!

Her new color appears to be an allover chestnut shade with honey and auburn tints throughout. And judging by her huge smile upon exiting, she doesn’t buy that blondes have more fun.

Tell us: Do you like Banks as a brunette?

–Alex Apatoff

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Fashion Faceoff: Three Stars, One Hot Heel

Sep/26/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

What costs nearly a grand, has the ability to turn heads and can be found in the closets of Kristen Stewart, Ginnifer Goodwin and Elizabeth Banks? This shoe:

Kirsten Stewart, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Banks Startraks; Bauer-Griffin; WireImage; Inset: Courtesy Jimmy Choo

In the past few weeks, these three actresses have stepped out in the Jimmy Choo “Taste” heel from the label’s 2013 cruise collection, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the kicks make appearances on a few more red carpets. After all, they’re a little bit classic, a little bit fashion-forward — and as the three ladies show, they can be worn with a wide range of outfits.

Stewart was the first to don the Choo at an On the Road screening in New York City on Sept. 10. The actress dressed down the sophisticated heel with a menswear-inspired look consisting of A.L.C. trousers, a white blouse and a steel-gray shirt.

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And the Best Dressed Stars at the MTV Movie Awards Were ...

Jun/04/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

MTV Movie Awards Emma Stone Kristen StewartGetty (3)

The MTV Movie Awards red carpet was filled with menswear-inspired looks, peplum and lots of bling, but to us, three stars stood out amongst the sea of mini-dresses:

Emma Stone. Has Emma ever not looked awesome on a red carpet? The Amazing Spider-Man star looked chic and adorable (who knew that was possible?) in an ivory bubble skirt and a peplum black top, both by Martin Grant. Her swept-back blonde hair, nude-and-black ankle-strap Brian Atwood heels and bright pink lips kept the look fun and fresh.

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The Most Memorable Looks at The Met Gala

May/08/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Met Gala Looks
Berliner; Landov; Polaris; Startraks

The Met Ball is often considered the Oscars of fashion, so we expect (and anxiously wait!) to see what over-the-top looks will hit the red carpet. Last night was a sea of gold, peplum, and feathers, but here are the stars that stood out for taking real style risks:

Beyoncé: She’s baaack! The superstar was last to arrive on the red carpet, and she was totally worth the wait. The sheer and feathered Givency Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown was the perfect look to flaunt the singer’s enviable post-baby body.

Karolina Kurkova: Taking the color of the night to the next level, the supermodel stunned in a head-to-toe (turban included) gold Bridget Bardot-esque ensemble by Rachel Zoe.

Emma Stone: Never one to conform, Stone was one of the few ladies rocking a short dress. The actress looked like a doll in a red Lanvin mini adorned with more than 3,000 plastic flowers, according to her date (and designer) Alber Elbaz.

Florence Welch: Somehow the singer always makes her signature style work — and that was the case for last night’s intricate multi-tiered Alexander McQueen confection.

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