Sorting out Christmas presents for your entire family and all of your friends is a cinch compared to figuring out your Christmas day outfit
Sure, you can’t deny that Ashley Madekwe is a talented actress — any fans of the small screen hit Revenge will testify to that — but we think the American star's stellar sense of style is equally worthy of the spotlight.
While she has admitted to working with celebrity stylist Joey Tierney, Ashley also runs a style blog, Ring My Bell, that is a true picture of her personal look off the red carpet — and, needless to say, we love it. "I started my blog as an online diary," Ashley explained. "I moved to New York for a job and I kind of wanted to keep my pictures all in one place. Also, I just love style blogs and wanted to join in on the fun!"
Ashley always blends the best designer names with accessible high street finds (we’re talking Isabel Marant and Balenciaga styled with H&M) and has a knack for nabbing the styles destined for cult status. A look that is heavily influenced by her own style star Alexa Chung. "I love women that have an ease to the way they dress," Ashley told Cosmopolitan. "I think Vanessa Paradis and Alexa Chung do that very well." Well, we think you do it pretty well too Ashley!
On the red carpet, an edgy accessory, a surprising pop of colour (often delivered by her shoes), or quirky styling twist (like picking a matchy-matchy printed ensemble), are the three factors setting Madekwe apart. And with a wardrobe like that, does she have a favourite piece? Ashley Madekwe’s stylist, Joey Tierney, says “Ashley's closet go-to is her Chanel chain purse. Every girl should have one!” We couldn't agree more. Head into the gallery to check out Ashley's most amazing outfits.
Sure, Miranda Kerr looks good when strutting down the runway, but you should see how amazing she looks on the street! Whether walking around New York with Flynn in a sporty leather jacket, arriving to the airport in style, or proving that, yes, you can wear a short denim skirt year-round, Miranda seldom dons a outfit that we're not in awe of.
From these looks, it's not hard to see why she's a style crush, who, with a cool mix of polished pieces and laid-back essentials, has fully captured our sartorial attention — and that's not even mentioning her sexy red carpet dresses. See 45 looks from this street style star here, in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
The little black dress is a wardrobe staple that willl never let you down. Timeless, versatile and universally flattering, the humble LBD has a lot going for it. And because we're always looking for fresh ways to do after-hours fashion, we've flicked through our celebrity style archives to unearth some inspiration for how to wear it, and updated with the most recent LBD looks of the season.
Whether you're giving it a quirky twist à la Alexa Chung, or sexy simplicity is more your deal (Kate Moss, we're looking at you), this gallery is sure to get you excited about reimagining your favourite little black number this weekend.
Here's the most wearable trend we've seen in seasons — the fashion pack has confirmed that yes, sneakers are totally appropriate outside of the gym. While the hi-top styles and the sneaker wedge have enjoyed their moment, it's the humble running shoe we're talking about today.
Athletic influences are nothing new in fashion, and although we're waiting for 'sports-luxe' to be acknolwedged by Oxford dictionary, collaborations between Adidas and Stella McCartney, and the distinct sporty design direction we're seeing from high fashion labels like Alexander Wang confirm it's a trend with serious staying power.
Blogger, Zanita Morgan made us sit up and take notice with this outfit (pictured), but she's not the only one getting athletics-inspired. In fact, you've probably noticed the Nike tick making chic appearances off-track, and wondered how to try the trend at home — which is where we come in. Head into the gallery for 12 cool ways to wear the season's most comfortable fashion trend.
While we might not have easy access to Coachella, Lollapalooza or Glastonbury, Australia boasts a pretty loud music festival line-up. Things kicked off last weekend with Harbourlife, and this weekend Sydney will see Stereosonic come to town, which means the season is well and truly in full swing.
We've already recapped the best street style of festivals past, and now, we're breaking down the music festival-friendly outfits we'll be dancing all day in this Summer. Whether you're a chambray-with-kicks kind of kid, or more of the comfy-chic styler, we've got the outfit inspiration, and where to buy it, in the gallery.
We're happy to report the midi skirt isn't going anywhere. Instead, the ladylike look is here to stay and wearable for a variety of occasions. Try it styled with a belted blazer for work and then with a motorcycle jacket for weekend (or a crop top, if you're daring). We culled the best street style images out there to bring you five unique looks, all ready for copying.
What's that? You're not a girly girl? Well, we think you're going to give in to pale pink anyway. Street style stars at fashion week are blowing our minds with all-new ways to wear the shade, from androgynous and anything-but-girly outfits, to quirky-cool accessories we've been pining after all day.
Step inside for six street style inspired ways to wear the shade and prepare for the ultimate sugar rush (minus the post-party crash).
You know those bracelets you've been seeing on the wrists of street style studs around the world? Dainty, bright, and with just a hint of homespun, they'd left us puzzled about what they were and where to find them . . . until recently. The adult-age friendship bracelets are macramé from the Italian brand Cruciani C and can be shopped, conveniently, online. Internationally, check outposts in Madrid, Dubai, Seoul, New York City and Tokyo.