Whether you're pulling all-nighters, studying for those last few finals before graduation, planning a much-needed, warm-weather vacation, or spending your free time at the gym getting your body in shape for summer, we understand that life can get a little hectic around this time of year. Thankfully, assembling noteworthy ensembles doesn't have to be another stressful thing on your to-do list, as we've put together a truly amazing installment of What Was She Wearing: Answers! filled with your favorite celebrity looks. And though we thoroughly enjoy each of these outfit-packed stories, we admit we're totally jazzed about this particular edition! From Olivia Palermo's lovely pleated skirt to Ashley Olsen's bold red suit, we've got inspirational ensembles galore, accompanied by tons of wonderful look-a-like products. So sit back, relax, and enjoy perusing today's fabulous quintet!
While you certainly fancy Beyonce's glamorous stage and red-carpet attire, lately your interest lies with her well-executed off-duty ensembles. For example, you were quite smitten with the casual outfit she wore arriving at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris late last month. The songstress was spotted in an all-Balmain look, comprised of a printed tank, Black Checked Military Trousers ($2817), and red patent leather booties. However, the most asked-about pieces of Beyonce's ensemble were her fabulous accessories--specifically Jimmy Choo's Rosabel Bag ($4450, 866.JCHOO.US) in Natural Python and Super's Flat Top Wayfayer Sunglasses ($138)--which are perfect for spring. To mimic Beyonce's cool mix, we suggest starting with James Perse's Stripe Slub Shirttail Tank ($75) and Johann Earl's Check Tailored Pants ($86). Next, add a pop of color via Donald J. Pliner's Cleva Platform Sandals ($237) or Nina's Cirabel Sandals ($90), and then finish with Cole Haan's Perry Street Casey Hobo Bag ($264).
2. Ashley Olsen
Though we generally stick to a steady rotation of flirty frocks and swingy skirts for spring, we're also complete suckers for a stylish suit alternative a la Ashley Olsen. The tastemaker/designer was snapped leaving a New York hotel last month wearing an of-the-moment bright coral suit by The Row. You particularly loved how she cuffed her trousers and styled the menswear-inspired separates with a few unexpected pieces--including a Junya Watanabe striped shirt and Chanel sandals--for a casual-yet-chic daytime look. To recreate Olsen's savvy outfit, we recommend going one of two ways: pick up red pieces like the Marisa One-Button Blazer ($98) and Fit Linen Pants ($60) from Victoria's Secret or grab tonal separates, like Topshop's Coral Formal Capri Trousers ($76) teamed with ASOS' Oversized Blazer ($117). Once you have the base of your outfit sorted, be sure to pick up Saint James' Meridien II T-Shirt ($95) for a spot-on look that is sure to impress.
3. Zoe Kravitz
While there were loads of pitch-perfect gowns on the red carpet at last week's Met Gala, you spotted a slew of fabulous looks at the after-parties as well! Of course we weren't surprised to find the always-stylish Zoe Kravitz on your best-dressed list. The actress--be sure to check her out in X-Men: First Class, which hits theaters June 3rd--selected a saffron leather and khaki satin gown from Derek Lam's F/W 11 collection. And though her dress won't be available until September, you can achieve a similar look simply by styling Muubaa's Cropped Cami ($189) with either Bailey 44's Maxi Skirt ($107) or the Sorga Slub-Silk Maxi Skirt ($425) by Theyskens' Theory. Either pairing will result in an after-hours ensemble fit for any fancy dinner party or fashion event.
4. Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana was photographed running errands in Los Angeles late last month wearing a classic, casual ensemble comprised of AG Adriano Goldschmied's The Boxy Muscle Tee ($58) in Army paired with the brand's Farrah Skinny Jeans ($210, 310.275.2621) in 6 Years. In addition to her must-have basics, you also enjoyed her Brian Atwood Claudette Studded Suede Sandals ($775) and Miu Miu Mais + Biscotto Saddle Bag ($1295). Thought most of her pieces are serious investments, you're in luck dear readers, because we've tracked down a handful of budget-friendly pieces that are sure to please as well. For example, River Island's Super Skinny Jeans ($72) would look just as cool worn with her exact t-shirt, plus we're quite fond of MICHAEL Michael Kors' Greenwich Small Leather Messenger Bag ($200) and Schutz's Studded Sandals ($250). Try each of these items separately this season or wear them all together for the perfect Saldana-inspired ensemble!
5. Olivia Palermo
We received a handful of inquiries regarding Olivia Palermo's latest on-the-go ensemble--and for good reason! The stylesetter looked effortlessly chic while out and about in New York last week, wearing a silky Mango button-down shirt with a light blue and gray pleated skirt from Topshop. (Sadly, both pieces are sold out.) To round out her on-trend outfit, Palermo accessorized with London Sole's Pirouette Flats ($165), a woven, multi-colored La Perla tote, and her favorite cat-eye Wunderkind sunglasses. To recreate her breezy look, try American Apparel's Chiffon Oversized Button-Up ($58) in Blush with Topshop's Peach Pleated Maxi Skirt ($90). Just don't forget to accessorize with the perfect summer tote; we like Anthropologie's Diamond-Knit Tote ($138) or Pieces' Tara Stripe Straw Shopper Bag ($57).--Jessica Baker