Sometimes it’s the little touches that take your outfit from average to enviable. Celebrities have stylists to calculate all the complicated nuances of putting together a look, but we aren’t all so fortunate. Luckily, tFS has put together some celeb-inspired styling tips and tricks to help you put together a look that that’s got that extra oomph! This week, Lauren Santo Domingo, Katie Holmes, and Rachel Bilson show us how to rock red-hot pants.
Tip #1: Accessorize with Statement Gold Jewelry á la Lauren Santo Domingo
As a contributing editor to Vogue, Lauren Santo Domingo knows how to weave a few trends into one put-together outfit. At the Dolce & Gabanna Fall 2011 Hamptons demonstration, she showed how to transition summer’s brights into a cool fall look. She let her bold poppy-colored Michael Kors ankle-length pants speak for themselves while keeping up with the craze for sheer by tucking in a nude chiffon blouse by Chloé. Her matching nude peep toe Miu Miu shoes tied the look together, and her statement Eddie Borgo choker and bracelet worked the classic sexy red-and-gold combination.
1. J. Crew Café Capri in Wool – $118; 2. Meranda’s Plain Matte Gold Choker Style Necklace – $48.95; 3. American Apparel Chiffon Oversized Button-Up – $58; 4. Corso Como “Valdosta” Peeptoe Flats – $120;
Tip #2: Fire it Up in Red Leather like Katie Holmes
Leather is all over celebs lately, even sweetheart Katie Holmes who wore cropped red leather Isabel Marant pants for an appearance on The Tonight Show. She played with textures by pairing the body-skimming pants with a sheer mesh pullover by Madewell layered over a white tee. Her Prada patent buckle pumps and pompadour ponytail added the perfect va-va-voom to her casual look.
Tip #3: Rachel Bilson Goes All Out with Colors and Patterns
Who says you have to tame the rest of your outfit when wearing bright pants? Not Rachel Bilson; she piled on the colors and patterns at a recent network event. The actress treated her bright red high-waist trousers like a basic, pairing them with a floral Erdem button-down and leopard Louboutins. Her key to avoiding a pattern meltdown was picking pieces with unifying colors throughout—the black and red of the floral pattern sync with her red pants and black clutch, and the pattern continues with the black spots on her leopard pumps and their signature red Louboutin soles.
1. Moschino Cheap & Chic Double Jersey Cropped Trousers – $409.20; 2. BCBGeneration Tinas Leopard-Print High-Heel Pump – $98; 3. Elliott Lucca Cordoba Clutch – $98;4. Minkpink Carnaby Floral Blouse – $75;
Photos: vogue.com, fashionfame.com, littlemoonlover.blogspot.com