10 Celebrity-Inspired Styling Tricks To Try This Month

Sure, we love a glamorous red carpet moment, but let’s talk about how Hollywood’s fashionable starlets can help your real-life wardrobe. There are plenty of clever styling tricks up the sleeves of Diane Kruger, Kate Mara, Jamie Chung, and more, and it’s time for you to stylishly put them to the test.  

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    Whether it’s conversation-starting footwear or unbasic denim, you’ll definitely want to add these ideas to your outfit arsenal. Keep reading to shop the looks! 

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    Gwen Stefani

    Tip: Let an oversized scarf double as a wrap.

    Theodora & Callum’s leopard-print scarf would look amazing tied around the neck, but we suggest following Gwen Stefani’s lead, and wearing it as a lightweight wrap instead. You can actually see the pattern, and the accessory becomes the centerpiece of your look.

    Get The Look: Theodora and Callum Manasa Scarf ($175); Lily and Lionel Cleo Leopard-Print Scarf ($256). 

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    Jamie Chung

    Tip: Create a deliberately undone look with the half tuck.

    The secret to this look’s effortlessness? The strategic half tuck. The recently engaged Chung executed this blogger styling trick with American Eagle’s Safari Button Down Shirt ($50) and Paige Denim’s Edgemont Jeans ($219) in Kensington, accessorizing with Carrera sunglasses, Me Char’s Brigid Pouch ($274) and Isabel Marant Patty Wedge Sandals ($674) in Black.

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    Caitlin Fitzgerald

    Tip: Get a jumpstart on spring with unbasic denim.

    Now here’s a fresh take on double denim! Masters of Sex actress Caitlin Fitzgerald attended a party at the Chateau Marmot wearing a double-breasted jacket and wide-leg pants from Louis Vuitton’s Resort 13 collection.

    Get The Look: Topshop Moto Quilted Denim Longline Jacket ($170); MICHAEL Michael Kors Flare Leg Denim Trousers ($130).

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    Sandra Bullock

    Tip: Contrast a prim pencil skirt with a graphic tee.

    Bullock found the perfect balance between over and under-dressed at the BAFTA LA 2014 Awards Season tea party last week, by juxtaposing Burberry Prorsum’s jacquard pencil skirt with a graphic-print t-shirt, both from the Pre-Fall 14 collection.

    Get The Look: Ksubi California Nightmare Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($80); Ann Taylor Scroll Print Pencil Skirt ($80). 

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    Kate Mara

    Tip: Ground a floral print with a brown leather belt.

    At the AFI Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills, the House of Cards actress broke up her matching prints—specifically, Michael Kors’ grass and optic white top and skort from the S/S 14 collection—with the designer’s oversized luggage belt.

    Get The Look: Ralph Lauren Blue Label Crescent-Buckle Leather Belt ($295); Gucci Wide Leather Belt ($495).

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    Lizzy Caplan

    Tip: Kick up statement-making style in bright heels.

    A minimalist outfit, like Masters of Sex actress Lizzy Caplan’s Houghton top and skirt, calls for one thing: statement-making shoes. Caplan answered correctly with Bionda Castana’s Lana Heels ($696) in Red Leather.

    Get The Look: Topshop Gelato Pointed Skinny Shoes ($100) in Red; Sophia Webster Leilou Striped T-Strap Sandals ($595)

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    Brit Marling

    Tip: Mix soft blush tones for an ultra feminine result.

    Marling was pretty in pink at the BAFTA LA 2014 Awards Season Tea Party last week in Mulberry’s Bonnie dress and Kensal shoulder bag from the S/S 14 collection, worn with the brand’s signature High Heels Pumps ($600).

    Get The Look: Kate Spade New York Della Tweed Sheath Dress ($398); Lauren Merkin Mini Marlow Clutch ($325) in Blush Bubble Lamb.

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    Diane Kruger

    Tip: Substitute your jeans for winter-ready leather trousers.

    We said it before, and we’ll say it again: leather trousers are a wardrobe must. We love the way Kruger wore hers with an A.L.C. Hughes Striped Sweater ($198), Chanel cross-body bag, and Manolo Blahnik BB Satin Pumps ($595) in Red.

    Get The Look: Blank Relaxed Faux-Leather Pants ($108); Rag & Bone Pajama Leather Pants ($660). 

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    Nicole Richie

    Tip: Go hands free with a stylish belt bag.

    At no point should you have to sacrifice style—even when walking the dog. Case in point: Nicole Richie kept both hands free for a stroll with her German Shepherd pup Ero, wearing a vintage Chanel belt bag paired with a Lanvin coat, Genetic Denim’s Shya Cigarette Skinny Jeans ($198) in Gaze, and House of Harlow 1960’s Warner Boots ($138).

    Get The Look: B-Low The Belt Tassel Belt Bag ($248); Newbark Leather Belt Bag ($990).

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    Jaime King

    Tip: Swap your basic blazer for an unexpected velvet style.

    When your basic black blazer just isn’t cutting it, sub in a velvet style a la Jaime King. The Hart of Dixie actress opted for an eggplant version while out at lunch earlier this month, which elevated her bow-tie blouse and MiH Bodycon Jeans ($108) in Mid Power Wash.

    Get The Look: Merona Velvet Blazer ($28) in Navy; Rag & Bone Roseburg Velvet Blazer ($550). 

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High Heels Pumps

High Heels Pumps

Mulberry, $600
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Della Tweed Sheath Dress

Della Tweed Sheath Dress

Kate Spade New York, $325
SHOP
Mini Marlow Clutch

Mini Marlow Clutch

Lauren Merkin, $325
SHOP
California Nightmare Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

California Nightmare Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

Ksubi, $80
SHOP
Scroll Print Pencil Skirt

Scroll Print Pencil Skirt

Ann Taylor, $80
SHOP
Safari Button Down Shirt

Safari Button Down Shirt

American Eagle, $50
SHOP
Edgemont Jeans

Edgemont Jeans

Paige Denim, $219
SHOP
Brigid Pouch

Brigid Pouch

Me Char, $274
SHOP
Patty Wedge Sandals

Patty Wedge Sandals

Isabel Marant, $674
SHOP
Shya Cigarette Skinny Jeans

Shya Cigarette Skinny Jeans

Genetic Denim, $198
SHOP
Warner Boots

Warner Boots

House of Harlow 1960, $138
SHOP
Tassel Belt Bag

Tassel Belt Bag

B-Low The Belt, $248
SHOP
Leather Belt Bag

Leather Belt Bag

Newbark, $990
SHOP
Crescent-Buckle Leather Belt

Crescent-Buckle Leather Belt

Ralph Lauren Blue Label, $295
SHOP
Wide Leather Belt

Wide Leather Belt

Gucci, $495
SHOP
Bodycon Jeans

Bodycon Jeans

MiH, $108
SHOP
Velvet Blazer

Velvet Blazer

Merona, $28
SHOP
Roseburg Velvet Blazer

Roseburg Velvet Blazer

Rag & Bone, $550
SHOP
Gelato Pointed Skinny Shoes

Gelato Pointed Skinny Shoes

Topshop, $100
SHOP
Leilou Striped T-Strap Sandals

Leilou Striped T-Strap Sandals

Sophia Webster, $595
SHOP
BB Satin Pumps

BB Satin Pumps

Manolo Blahnik, $595
SHOP
Relaxed Faux-Leather Pants

Relaxed Faux-Leather Pants

Blank, $108
SHOP
Pajama Leather Pants

Pajama Leather Pants

Rag & Bone, $660
SHOP
Manasa Scarf

Manasa Scarf

Theodora and Callum, $175
SHOP
Cleo Leopard-Print Scarf

Cleo Leopard-Print Scarf

Lily and Lionel, $256
SHOP
Moto Quilted Denim Longline Jacket

Moto Quilted Denim Longline Jacket

Topshop, $170
SHOP
Flare Leg Denim Trousers

Flare Leg Denim Trousers

MICHAEL Michael Kors, $130
SHOP
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