Answers!

Answers!
Thursday, April, 28, 2011 If you asked each editor what their favorite WWW story is, you'll quickly learn that What Was She Wearing: Answers! is a consistent frontrunner around the office! So why do we all love this story so much? Though putting it together can certainly be challenging, we love showcasing the most asked-about outfits, plus answering your toughest celebrity-style questions is always a rewarding feat. That said, we're more than pleased to bring you today's standout selection of fashionphiles to help close out the month of April. So whether it was Jameela Jamil's wild wedges that caught your eye or you found yourself drooling over Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's wonderful neutral mix, we've got all the information about this well-dressed quintet. Hope you enjoy!

1. Jameela Jamil
One of the great things about VJ/model Jameela Jamil is that she doesn't need designer pieces to create noteworthy ensembles. Case in point: the outfit she put together for a party hosted by the UK's MTV Push and CK One in London earlier this month. The British beauty kept all eyes on her by simply styling a gray Urban Outfitters skirt with a bright red halter top and sweater from H&M and ALDO for Julian Louie's Deanna Wedges ($125, available at select ALDO stores). The vibrant red hues--we like that she also went for a coral lipstick--are perfect for spring, while her unexpected footwear gives the look some visual intrigue. And while you might not be able to purchase all of her exact pieces, don't stress because we've rounded up some excellent alternative apparel! Try ASOS' Drape Twisted One Shoulder ($45) or Nasty Gal's Capri Asymmetric Tank ($30) with Staring at Stars' Pleated Skirt ($49) in Indigo. As for Jamil's wild wedges, if you can't snag her exact pair, we believe ALDO's Forwood Wedges ($90) and Naughty Monkey's Printed Wedges ($75) are both worthy options that mimic her standout footwear perfectly.

2. Rachel Bilson
We were as pleased as can be to see so many inquires regarding Rachel Bilson's latest ensemble; after all, it's always a good idea to look to the tastemaker for smart styling ideas. Spotted leaving a meeting in New York last week, Bilson expertly transitioned her delicate Camilla and Marc Equinox Frock Dress ($690) with The Kooples' Military Coat ($363). Though the utilitarian jacket is an unexpected outerwear choice for the otherwise summery look, it's the perfect contrasting piece with the ensemble's decidedly sweet and feminine vibe. To complete her prime between-seasons outfit, Bilson accessorized with Stella McCartney's Canvas Wooden Espadrilles ($445) and an Isabel Marant fringe bag. If you're flipping for Bilson's on-the-go ensemble, simply pick up Forever 21's Ruffled Butterfly Dress ($25) and style it with Michael Stars' Linen Military Jacket ($178) and Diane Von Furstenberg's Pandora Wedge Espadrilles ($255); the resulting look is sure to be a smash!

3. Georgia Jagger
Georgia Jagger can do no wrong in our eyes, especially when it comes to her cool-girl sensibilities. The model/designer caught your attention when she was leaving The Box nightclub in London earlier this month, when she wore a T by Alexander Wang Giselle Stripe Spaghetti Dress ($395, available at select Barneys New York stores) and black Acne ankle boots. The combination of these wardrobe basics resulted in an understated, '90s grunge ensemble--just the kind of look we've come to expect from this fashion plate! To create a likeminded outfit, simply pick up American Apparel's Striped Cotton Spandex Jersey Scoop Back Tank Dress ($40) or French Connection's Stripe Tank Dress ($57) and pair it with ASOS' Ames Suede Ankle Boots ($126).

4. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has turned up in a number of inspiring ensembles lately, but the clear reader favorite is today's polished neutral mix. The Victoria's Secret model/actress was snapped leaving lunch in Los Angeles earlier this month wearing a vintage black jacket and white blouse with a pair of Burberry Prorsum cropped pants and Isabel Marant's Gava Cotton-Raffia and Leather Pumps ($820). She accessorized her effortlessly chic ensemble with a truly desirable Rag & Bone floppy hat and Salvatore Ferragamo Peach Suede Envelope Handbag ($1190, 800.628.8916). To recreate Huntington-Whiteley's savvy MOD mix, we recommend starting with the basics, like BDG's Cigarette Mid-Rise Jeans ($54), Frank & Eileen's White Linen Shirley Shirt ($198), and J. Crew's Featherweight Cotton Cardigan ($62) in Black. Once you have those sorted, it's time for the fun part: accessorizing! You'll definitely want to pick up Express' Panama Hat ($35), which we promise will come in handy all season long, as well as Lauren Merkin's Riley Crocodile Clutch ($225). And though her Isabel Marant pumps are a smart choice, we're also fans of United Nude's Block Ankle Pumps ($300).

5. Jennifer Hudson
Your Who What Wear editors can't say enough good things about Jennifer Hudson. The songstress gives us the chills--the good kind, of course--every time she belts out one of her hits and we're still in awe of her incredible transformation. But lately, she's been on your radar for a completely different reason: her savvy fashion sense! Hudson has a penchant for picking polished dresses that flatter her figure, so we're not surprised to see so many of you raving about the striped Issa dress--from the F/W 11 collection--she wore out in London last week. She opted for a clean and minimal look, styling the vibrant and flirty frock with Nicholas Kirkwood's Calf/Lace Peep Toe Booties ($995, available at select Barneys New York stores) and M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza bracelets. If you're a fan of her ensemble, please don't miss ASOS' Striped Knitted Dress ($23), Joie's Shelton Striped Tie-Dye Dress ($225), or Milly's Lausane Stripe Dress ($275), all of which offer a wonderful pop of color that will certainly turn heads this season!--Jessica Baker

Photo of Jameela Jamil, courtesy of Getty; Photos of Rachel Bilson, Georgia Jagger, and Jennifer Hudson, courtesy of Splash; Photo of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, courtesy of INF.
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