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Celebrity Style: Reese and Rihanna Master the Holiday Dress Code

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be dressing up for parties and gatherings and wearing their best outfits. One easy way to figure out what to wear this holiday season is by looking at your favorite celebrities and the fashion trends that they wear.

For a sophisticated look you may want to look toward Reese Witherspoon as your inspiration. Reese knows how to wear sophisticated and timeless outfits while still looking young and fresh. Try wearing strapless dresses that have a little flair to them. If you want, you can add a small sweater over the dress. Another choice would be to wear a wrap dress that shows off your curves but covers you up. Try pairing your dresses with simple jewelry such as diamond stud earrings and bangle bracelets. Add a pair of high-heeled pumps, and you are ready for your holiday parties.

For a more edgy look this holiday season look toward Rihanna for your inspiration. Not only does Rihanna keep your outfits edgy, but she does it in a way that makes her look put together and fashionable. Try some bold statement pieces such as a leather jacket or a short metallic mini-dress. Pick a lacy bustier top to go under a blazer with a short skirt instead of a plain camisole. You also want to pick out some bold statement jewelry to go with your holiday party outfit. Pick out big cocktail rings or chunky necklaces and big cuff bracelets . Although your outfits should be edgy and get you noticed, you don’t want to make them too far out there because you still want to look fashion forward like your favorite celebrity. Remember to add the high heels or stilettos to the outfit to finish off the Rihanna look.

When dressing for the holiday season, you can easily try to look like your favorite celebrity, but you need to remember to add a little bit of your personality into the outfit. You can even mix and match; one night take on Reese’s look and for the next party rock it out like Rihanna.

Celebrity Style: Handbags, Little Black Dresses, and Liquid Latex Leggings

Follow the latest celebrity fashion trend by carrying about a handbag that makes a statement. This can mean a large tote handbag or even a smaller handbag that is a bold color, has beads or has a bold print. This season celebrities are letting their handbags speak for themselves. Choose a large, red, striped handbag like Blake Lively was seen carrying. Or you can go with a beautiful clutch that is covered in metallic sequins like the one by Be & D . This is actually one of the more doable celebrity fashion trends to follow because there are plenty of statement handbags that you can buy. Also, you don’t have to be worried about it drawing as much attention to you as a statement top would. It’s a more subtle statement.

Every woman knows that you can’t go wrong with the little black dress. Well, celebrities are no exception on this one. You can find a little black dress popping up on every red carpet in Hollywood. Such celebrities as Charlize Theron, Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Aniston, Heidi Klum and Reese Witherspoon have all worn the little black dress and done it with style. When looking for your little black dress, look towards the celebrity style and find one that stands out a little bit. Maybe it’s belted at the waist with a gold belt or has pleating in the front. Making your little black dress a little more interesting is a great way to stand out and still fit in at every event. This is a great time of year, with Christmas parties and events coming up, to invest in your little black dress.

One celebrity fashion trend that may take some more guts to pull off is the liquid latex leggings. These leggings appear as if they have been basically glued on to your legs. They appear to be leather but are actually latex. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Kate Moss, Lauren Conrad and Alicia Keys have all been rocking these leggings. But beware; these leggings are not for the ordinary, everyday person. They are for the person who wants to be noticed and get attention!

Importance of Clothing on TV: Ugly Betty

Like any television show or film that features a fashion magazine office (and there are a surprising number of them) Ugly Betty is a show largely driven by its wardrobe — from the ridiculous to the sublime. With sexy power outfits, strong silhouettes and intriguing uses of color, the employees of the show’s Mode magazine always dress fabulously. And even Betty’s often awkward wardrobe has a charm and whimsy worth bringing to your own closet.

When trying to emulate the great parts of Betty’s style, go for bright colors and mix-and-match prints. Leggings under skirts and cardigans over blouses help provide the look of layers and textures that she favors. Of course, accessories are critical for Betty, although you probably don’t want to be as over the top as her. A pair of fun earrings or a vivid hair clip can bring a sense of fun to your look. Most importantly, be comfortable in your clothes and make sure you’re dressing for you. Betty’s outfits work because they make her happy.

For a look that’s both more assertive and sexy, take Wilhelmina as your template. With a preference for designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen, Wilhelmina is all about the power of clothes, and it shows both in the cut and colors of the outfits she prefers. Black with splashes of jewel tones (particularly purples) are always a hit for her. She also exhibits success going with silvers and golds with the occasional splash of red.

Even gents can take their fashion cues from Ugly Betty, by looking at Daniel’s fashion choices. With clothes from Gucci and Dior, Daniel dresses in sleek, conservative styles, but always brightens up his wardrobe with a spectacular tie or stylish shoes. Classic, with one item worthy of comment, is the way to go here.

While over the top both in look and plot, Ugly Betty makes a surprising amount of fashion sense as long as you can step back from the drama queen antics of the plot and bring a bit of playfulness to the show’s fashion ideas.

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Celebrity Fashion: Heels with Elastic Straps, Scarves and Swing Coats

The hottest celebrity trend in footwear right now is heels with elastic straps. So instead of painful straps going across your foot or ankle in your stiletto heels, the trend is to wear shoes that have elastic straps. The elastic straps are designed to make the shoe more comfortable and not dig into your foot. Such celebrities as Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth have been seen wearing these shoes on the red carpet. This is one celebrity trend that makes sense. Why not wear shoes that are more comfortable?

As the temperatures start to dip, celebrities are breaking out more and more scarves. Again, you have to hand it to celebrities for this fashion trend. Adding a scarf to your outfit will not only keep you warmer in the cold weather but it will accessorize your outfit quite nicely. So, which celebrities are fans of scarves this season? You have Katie Holmes, Nicole Richie, Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston and Leighton Meister who all like to sport scarves. Missoni makes tons of different scarves that the celebrities love. Don’t just stick to plain colored scarves this season, but mix it up with stripes, polka dots and other prints to add some drama to your outfit.

What else can you wear with your scarf this fall and winter? Well, you can stick to the celebrity trends and try a retro swing coat for winter. Many celebrities are going back to the retro look, and the swing coat is the perfect way to do this. A swing coat will button on the top, and the bottom half of the coat is left open to basically “swing.” This type of coat can be worn dressed up or with your basic jeans. Celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Blake Lively and Eva Mendes have all been spotted wearing this type of coat this season. So, go ahead and take out your scarf and your swing coat and work it like a celebrity.

Celebrity Fashion: Ankle Boots, Leopard Print, Big Watches

Ankle boots are still all the rage this year with celebrities. They are being worn with dresses, skirts, jeans and trousers. You can find ankle boots all over the red carpet, and then go down to the hottest club in Hollywood and find them there too. The latest celebrities to follow the ankle boot craze are: Mischa Barton, Michelle Williams, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Jessica Simpson. If you aren’t that sure about wearing ankle boots like celebrities do, then opt for a black pair, like the ones from Calvin Klein , because wearing black will not call that much attention to them. You can still be in style with the celebrity fashion trend but just downplayed a little.

It appears that leopard print has not gone out of style with celebrities. It can be quite tricky wearing leopard print and getting it right, which may be why celebrities have stylists to help them. If you are shy about wearing leopard print, try just wearing a small piece of leopard print. Do what Keira Knightley did and wear a leopard print scarf with an outfit. Or try what Rachel Bilson wore and match a leopard print cardigan with jeans. For the daring person, you can try to pull a Claudia Schiffer and wear a dress that has leopard print all over it. Whatever style you choose, just remember to rock it out like a celebrity would.

If you decide that you want to wear ankle boots with your leopard print clothing, why not throw in another celebrity trend of statement watches? Try sporting an oversized watch on your wrist to fit in with this celebrity trend. Pictures have shown such celebrities as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Moss, Nicky Hilton and Sienna Miller sporting large, statement watches on their wrist. Choose one that is gold or silver and really add some jazz to your outfit.

So, now you have your next outfit planned out for your big event. Leopard print with ankle boots and an oversized watch. You will look just like a celebrity!

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Celebrity Fashion: Feminine Blouse, Striped Strapless Dresses, and Crazy Patterns

What do you wear when you are going on a nice date night or to a casual holiday party? Well, you could follow the celebrity trend and try a feminine blouse. It seems like the ruffled and feminine blouse is back in fashion. It’s a great option to wear to work or when you are going out. Several celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Kelly Ripa and Brooke Shields have all been bringing this fashion trend back. They key to wearing this blouse this season is to make sure that it is not too big on you and shows off your body shape. Try feminine blouses with ruffles and ties around the neck, like the blouses that Cavalli designs.

If you rather show off your body in a dress for your holiday party, try another celebrity trend with a striped, strapless dress. America Ferrera, Hayden Panettiere and Blake Lively have gone the striped-strapless-dress route and looked really great. The key to wearing a striped, strapless dress is to make sure that there are not stripes going down the entire dress, especially if the dress is tight. Instead, there should be blocks of stripes such as just along the bust line or big stripes that are actually more like blocks of color. When wearing a striped, strapless dress, keep the rest of the look simple with clean jewelry and shoes.

US Magazine threw their annual Hot Hollywood bash, and one of the biggest celebrity trends for the ladies was patterns. Every celebrity that you looked at had some sort of pattern on. There were pinstripes, paisleys, geometric patterns, leopard print and all sorts of loud and out-there patterns. It seemed like celebrities were shunning plain clothing for the night. Some of the ladies who attended the bash and wore patterns were Miranda Lambert, Ashley Tisdale, Blake Lively and Vanessa Hudgens. When wearing a pattern, especially a very bold one, make sure that you keep everything else simple, because you don’t want to look like you are desperate for attention. Patterns are definitely one fashion trend that anyone can follow.


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Celebrity Fashion: Mini-Dresses, Tweed and White After Labor Day

Even with the fall season here, celebrities are still sporting mini-dresses. You can spot celebrities walking down the street in mini-dresses, attending red carpet events in mini-dresses and partying on the town in mini-dresses. It seems like this is one celebrity fashion trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. Celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Diane Kruger, Cameron Diaz and Ashley Tisdale are seen in mini-dresses all the time. If you want to follow this celebrity trend into the cooler weather, think about pairing a knee-high boot with the mini-dress to keep warmer and give your outfit more of a colder weather look. Cavalli makes some beautiful mini-dresses that even have long sleeves to make the look fit into the cold weather even better.

Another celebrity fashion trend that is gaining popularity this fall season is tweed. Tweed is classic style that is very wearable. You can wear a tweed suit or dress to the office, and then even out to drinks afterwards. Victoria Beckham and Kelly Ripa were just seen wearing tweed dresses paired with black boots. Not only is tweed a trend with celebrities, it is actually a classic that will be around for quite some time. If you aren’t sure about tweed, try out just a tweed blazer with jeans or a tweed skirt with a blouse.

It seems like one old-fashion rule that has been thrown out with celebrities is not wearing white after Labor Day. Several celebrities have been seen wearing white dresses and pants into the fall season. Jennifer Lopez just wore a white dress to her husband’s birthday party. The key to wearing white after Labor Day is to wear the right type of fabrics. Stick to heavier fabrics such as wools and heavy cottons and avoid the lighter fabrics such as linen and silk. Why not act like a celebrity and break the rules of fashion this year and wear your white after Labor Day?

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Celebrity Style: Baby Trends and Boyfriend Jeans

Celebrities aren’t the only people who set the fashion trends in Hollywood. Celebrity kids also make fashion trends just as much as their parents. You will never see a celebrity kid wearing some old shirt from Wal-Mart or the local discount department store. No, celebrity kids wear name brand designer clothing that cost more than all the clothing I have put together. One of the trendiest kids in Hollywood is Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s daughter Suri. Even at two years old she is making a fashion statement. Suri Cruise has been photographed wearing many different outfits and different designers. One of her favorite designers is Juicy Couture. She was seen wearing a black sundress by Juicy Couture strolling around New York City with her mom.

Another celebrity kid that makes fashion trends in Hollywood is Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s son, Kingston. Kingston can be seen wearing tons of different rocker clothes from his mom’s line called L.A.M.B. From his cargo pants to his rocker tees, he sets the trends for little boys in Hollywood. Other celebrity kids that are also high on the fashion trends are Heidi Klum’s three children, Tori Spelling’s son Liam, and all of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s children.

So, what is going on with the actual celebrities in Hollywood? Well it seems like baggy, boyfriend cut jeans are back in style. Both Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes have been seen wearing their husband’s jeans. Now, no one is going out and telling you to wear your husband’s jeans out of the house, but it seems like the boyfriend cut jeans are an alternative to the skinny jeans. Other celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz have also sported baggier jeans in the past couple weeks. When trying to achieve this celebrity look, make sure that the jeans are not too baggy and that you don’t wear them out for a nice evening or date. Boyfriend jeans are for casual strolls around town. Pair them with a gray t-shirt like Reese Witherspoon did and you have a cute and casual day look.