We get it: You’re skeptical of silky printed pants. You have every right to be. Do them wrong, and you’re in pajama territory. Or worse: Ridiculous fancy sweatpant territory.
But there’s hope, and it comes in the form of these five celebs, who have all worn printed pants within the last few weeks and looked darn adorable doing so. In styles ranging from super-comfy to super-funky, they give us assurance that we too can pull off this tricky trend.
Do you have big plans this weekend? Yay! But are you scowling at everything in your closet? Boo. Don’t panic. We’ve picked three great looks that will get you through the weekend looking like a pro — from date night to Mother’s Day brunch and beyond.
Saturday night: We’ve finally locked up our tights drawer for the season, and Jordin Sparks‘s bare leg action has inspired us to finally reach for our miniskirts. The singer stuns in a floral bodycon skirt and black blazer combo that will command a guy’s attention and make you radiate confidence, which is exactly what Saturday night is all about. Get her look with this Forever 21 mini (it’s a steal at $12.80) and a cropped blazer like this one by ASOS ($59.40). As for footwear, throw on your go-to pair of black pumps (we know you have a million). Bonus points if you add a statement necklace like this piece of neck candy we’re obsessing over from Zara. Read More
In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we saw a lot of white pumps and red nails — and to complete our 1980s flashback, we saw one very elaborate updo straight out of ’87 that made us glad we’re in 2013.
Up: Red nails. Neutral nails? Not this week. We saw bright red talons on everyone from Zoë Saldana to Katy Perry to Florence Welch (not to mention Julianne Hough, above). We tend to reach for the bright pinks and light purples during the spring, but love the way a racy bright red hue revs up a more formal look.
Since we spend our days analyzing what the stars are wearing, we’re constantly coming across fresh wardrobe inspiration. And it’s only fair to share some of our favorites. Here are three outfits that will get you through the weekend looking super stylish. (Warning: These looks require some bare leg action, because we have serious spring fever in the PeopleStyleWatch.com office!)
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Saturday night: It’s time to give your LBDs a rest ladies! (Yes, we really just said that). Take a cue from Kristin Cavallari and switch it up in this springy dress that’s perfect for a GNO, first date or wherever Saturday evening takes you. Kristin’s Aztec-print frock is almost a perfect match to this Dorothy Perkins midi (it’s a steal at $35). On the footwear front, go for Kristen’s strappy Lotteria sandals by Chinese Laundry (from her new collection!). Read More
And now that we’ve spotted at least five pairs of the pumps in the last week alone — worn by stars as diverse as Kate Hudson (left) and Eva Longoria (second from right) — we’re realizing this is a trend we can’t just ignore.
What we love about the five stars in this lineup is that they prove to us just how diverse the tricky trend can be. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s (second from left) Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps add unexpected spice to her Michael Kors strapless sheath; on Vanessa Hudgens they’re sweet and girlie when worn with denim; and they look sleek and mod with Nicole Richie‘s matching swing dress (right).
So now that it’s clear that this trend is really, really happening, are you on board? Or is it too much of a throwback for you?
Here at PEOPLE StyleWatch, we’re really looking forward to sexy summer nights. So much so, in fact, that we’ll be devoting part of our July issue to just that — so we need to know what you’re finding sexiest these days. Vote in our polls below, then look for the results in the July issue of the mag! Read More
In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we noticed that stars were really into bold prints and patterns — but leaving their heavy winter wear behind.
Up: Funky shoes. No silly-putty pumps or boring black heels for many stars this week. In fact, both AnnaSophia Robb and Katy Perry wore head-turning flats from Aldo, while we saw sexy studded heels on Olivia Wilde and colorful striped sandals on Olivia Palermo. We’re now fighting the urge to do a total shoe closet overhaul.
Up: Bold Pants Outfits.Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hailee Steinfeld and even Jennifer Aniston all ditched pretty dresses for something much more striking and statement-making: the dramatic pantsuit. Strong shoulders, graphic prints and structured tailoring made these looks totally traffic-stopping.
Down: Heavy, Dark Looks. Don’t get us wrong: We like all the components of Sarah Jessica Parker’s look individually. But at a time when hemlines are getting higher, tights are getting stashed and coats are headed to the dry-cleaners before going into storage, this whole outfit together feels a little drab. Nothing wrong with a coat worn as a dress (as Princess Kate knows well): It just needs a slimmer silhouette and a more spring-friendly fabric.