10 Must-Try Outfit Ideas From Nicole Richie, Emma Stone, and More

There is such a thing as writer’s block for the fashion savvy—it’s called a wardrobe rut. Good thing we specialize in getting you out of one. Just when you think you’ve thought of all the possible outfit combinations for fall, ladies like Emma Stone, Kate Bosworth, and Olivia Palermo swoop in and maximize the potential.  

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  • Whether you’re looking for way to wear your favorite summer dress now, elevate a turtleneck, or simply need some festive outfit ideas, this month’s Styling Tips story inspires on all fronts. 

  • Emma Stone
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    Emma Stone

    Tip: Take a cue from the boys with a double-breasted jacket and loafers.

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actress channeled her inner tomboy at LAX last week in a Band of Outsiders double-breasted jacket paired with a blue oxford shirt, Rag & Bone jeans, Barbara Bui leather backpack, and Michael Kors studded loafers.

    Similar Essentials:
    ASOS Double Breasted Coat ($125); BCBGMAZAZRIA Tille Loafers ($250).

  • Nicole Richie
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    Nicole Richie

    Tip: Draw attention to a turtleneck with a statement collar necklace.

    Thanks to Richie’s Wolford turtleneck and all-black ensemble—specifically a Mason Martin Margiela vest, Robin’s Jean Legging ($229) in Black Coating, and Celine oxfords—her David Webb Diamond and Gold Necklace ($13,750) was the center of attention. 

    Similar Essentials:
    Uniqlo Cashmere Turtle Neck Sweater ($80) in Black; Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Hinged Infinity Collar Necklace ($195).

  • Lily Collins
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    Lily Collins

    Tip: Style a slinky slip dress with an oversized coat.

    Collins took Givenchy’s silk slip dress beyond the bedroom for a Flaunt magazine party in Beverly Hills earlier this month, pairing it with an oversized fuzzy coat and Jimmy Choo’s Amika Lace Pumps ($695).

    Similar Essentials:
    H&M Coat ($149); Topshop Boutique Boxy Slip Dress ($160).

  • Olivia Palermo
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    Olivia Palermo

    Tip: Dress up your flannel shirt with a festive fringe skirt.

    At the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last week, Palermo hit on two major fall trends—plaid and fringe—by teaming a flannel shirt with Willow’s Angle Cut Fringe Skirt ($495). 

    Similar Essentials:
    Splendid Juniper Flannel Shirt ($128) in Navy; Rag & Bone Corina Fringe Skirt ($325).


  • Jena Malone
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    Jena Malone

    Tip: Exude instant femininity with a collard top tucked into a full skirt.

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress was polished perfection heading into Good Morning America wearing a contrast collar sweater tucked into a Tanya Taylor skirt from the S/S 14 collection.

    Similar Essentials:
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Contrasting Neck Sweater ($300); MSGM Optical Wave Full Skirt ($475).

  • Jessica Hart
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    Jessica Hart

    Tip: Take your tailored suit into after-hours territory by wearing it sans shirt.

    All eyes were on the Aussie model at the GQ Men of the Year awards in Sydney earlier this week when Hart arrived in a tailored suit—minus the shirt—and metallic cap-toe pumps.

    Similar Essentials:
    Mango Crepe Suit Blazer ($90) and Slim-Fit Suit Trousers ($60)

  • Mandy Moore

    Tip: Contrast the toughness of a leather pencil skirt with a soft sweater.

    Moore celebrated the start of the holidays with Topshop outfitted in the brand’s Knitted Organza Panel Jumper ($84), Leather Calf Pencil Skirt ($250), and Albertina Kitten Heel Boots ($120). 

  • Fearne Cotton
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    Fearne Cotton

    Tip: Incorporate some shine into your outfit with metallic pants.

    Spotted out in London, the BBC1 Radio host proves metallics aren’t just for evening in the Brocade Front Trousers ($56) from her eponymous line for Very.co.uk.

    Similar Essentials:
    Max Studio Slim Trouser ($128); Diane von Furstenberg Mary Metallic Slim Pants ($465).


  • Kate Bosworth
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    Kate Bosworth

    Tip: Make a summery dress fall appropriate by layering it over a button-down shirt.

    The actress promoted her latest film, Homefront, in Nonoo’s silk surreal print cross back field hockey dress and hand-pleated shoulder oxford blouse, both from the S/S 14 collection.

    Similar Essentials:
    Ann Taylor Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt ($70); Bec & Bridge Sleeveless Cutout Mixed Print Dress ($212).

  • Atlanta de Cadenet-Taylor
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    Atlanta de Cadenet-Taylor

    Tip: Create a high-impact look with a graphic tee and leopard coat.

    The DJ/model hosted a Roger Vivier event in New York late last month in Zara’s Leopard Furry Coat ($159) styled with a vintage band tee and high-waisted jeans.

    Similar Essentials:
    Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Leopard-Print Pea Coat ($85); The Kooples Wasted Youth Graph T-Shirt ($135).


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