As Mad Men's Betty Draper, January Jones is always perfectly coiffed and immaculately turned out in an obsession-worthy assortment of chic dresses, cigarette jeans, and ladylike heels. That look requires loads of grooming, so it's no wonder that Jones prefers more laidback styles for her off-duty hours. For example, in July the actress was snapped en route to the Gavert Atelier Hair Salon in Los Angeles wearing a delightfully relaxed ensemble, comprised of Topshop's Floral Printed Trousers ($80, 212.966.9555) with a white blouse she picked up from a boutique in Europe and Frye's Delphine Strappy Sandals ($128). To recreate this cute and comfy look, we suggest you pick up Heritage 1981's Flower Field PJ Pant ($10), Eli Tahari's Harlow Blouse ($244), and Wild Diva's Tanaya Sandals ($20); the combination is sure to capture Jones' bohemian spirit. Last, but certainly not least, finish your outfit with Rebecca Minkoff's Nikki Bag ($475), which looks quite similar to Jones' preferred purseÂ--Prada's Black Calf Leather Tote ($1750, available at select Prada boutiques)Â--but is only a third of the price!
You obviously appreciate the simplicity of a great summer ensemble, which is why we received so many inquiries about a charming outfit Emmy Rossum recently wore. The actress was photographed late last month leaving the Apple store in Soho wearing Juicy Couture Victorian Lace Dress ($278), a perfect pick for a hot afternoon. Looking for thriftier alternatives? Don't miss Cooperative's Linen Dress ($48) or Alloy's Heidi Eyelet Dress ($35), both lovely lightweight options. Now, the best part of a white canvas is the fact that you can liven it up with colorful and cool accents. Rossum did just that with bright red Marais USA Espadrille Wedges ($88, 800.282.2200), and then topped off her sweet look with Gerard Darel's Mini Sac Hobo Flat Lima from the S/S 10 collection. While her exact bag is no longer available, try Ecote's Square Perforated Suede and Canvas Satchel ($78) for an affordable in-stock option.
Although the season premiere of Gossip Girl is still a month awayÂ--September 13th to be exact!Â--Leighton Meester is already showing us some seriously desirable looks. She was spotted on the show's set a few weeks ago wearing a military-chic ensemble, comprised of a nude Helmut Lang button-down shirt with AG Adriano Goldschmied's Skinny Cargos ($198), Derek Lam's Wine Powder Calf Odessa Shoes ($790, 212.966.1616), and a pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim sunglasses. Sadly, Meester's exact shirt is totally sold out, but there are plenty of light-colored shirt options out there, like Gap's Utility Tunic Top ($55). If you need some army green slim cargos, we suggest grabbing the AG style when it hits stores later this month, or try Alloy's Stretch Cargo Skinny Pants ($40) now. Then all you need is a pair of Carlos by Carlos Santana Tamingo Sandals ($99) and ASOS' Purple Top Flash Visor Sunglasses ($17) to finalize your Meester-inspired look!
The double denim look has been quite popular for months now, but few ladies have worn it in a standout way. Happily we have one to add to that list: Katie Holmes. The actressÂ--seen here arriving at a heliport in New York City last monthÂ--created her enviable ensemble by pairing Madewell's Chambray Workshirt ($68) with a flared pair of MiH's Marrakesh Jeans ($190). While Holmes' denim-on-denim combo is quite casual, the yummy mummy stepped things up a notch with couple of chic totes, namely Lanvin's Crinkled Calf Skin Happy Bag ($2175, 212.753.7300) and a Hermes Birkin. If you'd like to equip yourself with an equally cool outfit, pair Mossimo Supply Co.'s Denim Shirt ($20) in Moon Shine Wash with Express' Rerock Jeans ($80) in Medium Wash, then conclude your ensemble with The Limited's Ladylike Ribbon Bag ($50) for a reasonably priced Lanvin lookalike!Â--Jessica Baker
Photo of January Jones, courtesy of WENN; Photo of Emmy Rossum, courtesy of Bauer Griffin; Photo of Leighton Meester, courtesy of Splash, Photo of Katie Holmes, courtesy of PCN