In sports, simply having ten good players doesn't necessarily result in a winning team. That idea applies to fashion too: you can have loads of amazing separates in your wardrobe, but that doesn't mean you have lots of noteworthy ensembles. It's how you play the game--or put these pieces together--that really matters. While we don't know much about athletic things, to put it mildly, and couldn't build a sports franchise to save our lives, we certainly can help you assemble some MVP looks; all you need is some outfit inspiration to get in the fashion-forward zone! On that note, today we're delighted to share with you five incredibly stylish ensembles in this installment of What Was She Wearing: Answers!. From Elle Macpherson's casual-chic mix to Mila Kunis' high-impact evening attire, we've got all the inside information on some of your favorite celebrity outfits, plus tips on how to create similarly savvy looks. Score!
1. Elle Macpherson
If there's ever a reason to go out and buy a pair of white flare jeans immediately--beside the fact that they are in perfect keeping with this season's '70s-inspired trends--it's Elle Macpherson's latest ensemble. The stunning model was spotted out in London last month, wearing MiH's covetable Marrakesh Kick Flare Jeans ($189) with a bright orange camisole and suede button-down shirt, both by Stefanel. The vibrant top gives the neutral ensemble a refreshing pop of color that's so right for summer. To round out her laidback-yet-chic ensemble, Macpherson accessorized with Salvatore Ferragamo's Camel Leather Gladiator Sandals ($325, 800.628.8916), an Alberta Ferretti belt, and Persol's Steve McQueen Sunglasses ($360, 310.276.4400). To achieve a similar resort-ready look, simply pick up Free People's Blank Belle Flare Jeans ($78), which are a spot-on alternative to Macpherson's more pricey MiH pick, and pair them with J. Crew's Perfect Fit Tank ($18) in Athletic Orange and Old Navy's Lightweight Roll-Up Camp Shirt ($15). As for the accessories, we recommend checking out Cooperative's Suede T-Strap Sandals ($38), Kate Spade's Bamboo Bangle ($68), and Squint Topshop's Keyhole Aviators ($45), and you'll be ready for a day of shopping and browsing the local farmers market Macpherson-style!
2. Michelle Williams
It's not hard to love Michelle Williams, especially when she consistently turns up in such lovely ensembles! Take, for example, the outfit she wore while out in New York late last month. The darling actress was snapped wearing Built by Wendy's Natural Cloth Sundress ($279) and A.P.C.'s red Clog Sandals ($355). Williams styled the understated summery frock with a vintage denim jacket and accessorized with a vintage woven bag, which gave her look a hint of that Southwestern vibe we adore so much. To construct a look-a-like outfit, simply start with J. Crew's Capeside Dress ($68) and Madewell's The Bridgewalk Sandal ($158) in Thai Chili. Next, add some denim outerwear, like Old Navy's Denim Jacket ($29.50), and finish with a woven bag; Madewell's Bamboula Market Tote ($58) and Rebecca Minkoff's Endless Straw Tote ($250) are both excellent choices you don't want to miss!
3. Olivia Palermo
If we're sure of one thing, it's that Olivia Palermo has style in spades, which is why we're not surprised to often see so many inquires about her flawless ensembles! The fashion plate looked incredibly chic, as always, on the balcony of her hotel in Rio de Janeiro last week, wearing Masscob's White Button-Down Shirt ($351, 212.463.0515) with white pleated shorts by Topshop. The addition of visually intriguing accessories in the form of a Lulu Frost necklace, Julia Parker striped clutch, and nude Giambattista Valli ankle-strap peep toe heels complete her polished daytime outfit. To recreate Palermo's noteworthy look, you must first immediately check out ModCloth's Candle Making Shorts ($45), as their delicate pleats are almost identical to her exact pick! Once you've snagged the perfect bottoms, style them with Cheap Monday's Daria Blouse ($70) and Ivanka Trump's Bulbli Ankle Strap Heels ($125), and round out your ensemble with BCBGeneration's Aztec Straw Clutch ($78).
4. Mila Kunis
In addition to her many memorable on-screen performances, Mila Kunis has managed to capture your attention with a slew of buzz-worthy red-carpet moments. Most recently, she turned your heads with the multi-colored frock she wore to Spike TV's 5th Annual Guys Choice Awards in Los Angeles earlier this week. Kunis impressed in Givenchy's Armadillo-Print Sheath Dress ($3950) from the Pre-Fall 11 collection, which she expertly paired with Bottega Veneta's Assenzio Sfrangiato Shiny Knot Clutch ($1980, available here in Green) to give her overall look a playful pop of color. To round out her ensemble, she selected nude Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps, a diamond wrap-a-round feather ring by Susan Foster Fine Jewelry, and C. Greene's 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds Bangle ($4850) and 18K Yellow Gold with Pave Diamonds Choker ($8700). If you're hoping to get your hands on a similar flashbulb-worthy outfit, try DKNY Jeans' Ikat Printed Drawstring Waist Shirtdress ($79) or Anthropologie's Gran Sabana Shirt Dress ($148). And though Kunis' accessories are certainly desirable, we suggest checking out Diane von Furstenberg's Lytton Snakeskin Clutch ($264) and Topshop's Scarlett2 Nude Patent Peep Toe Platform Heels ($128) for excellent, budget-friendly alternatives.
5. Diane Kruger
Earlier this week, we showcased a handful of stylish jetsetters in our What They Wear: Airports story, but of course, the inspirational en-route ensembles don't stop there! Two weeks ago we spotted Diane Kruger demonstrating flawless layering as she arrived at LAX. The actress looked cozy and comfortable wearing Surface to Air's Bendy Cardigan V3 ($308) with a pair of BA&SH pinstripe pants. To add further intrigue to her casual mix, Kruger incorporated Isabel Marant's New Rivera Yuli Scarf ($155, 212.219.2284), Joie's Leo Cutout Sandals ($255) in Caviar, and her favorite Borsalino hat. To recreate Kruger's plane attire from head-to-toe, start with J. Crew's Panama Hat, then pick up Forever 21's Leopard Print Knit Cardigan ($16), Distinkt's Cashmere Scarf ($78), and DKNY's Avenue B Skinny Ankle Cropped Jeans ($69). Finally, grab Steve Madden's Paiigge Gladiator Sandals ($46), and you'll be ready for take off in no time!--Jessica Baker
Photo of Elle Macpherson, courtesy of Bauer Griffin; Photo of Michelle Williams, courtesy of Splash; Photos of Olivia Palermo and Mila Kunis, courtesy of INF; Photo of Diane Kruger, courtesy of X17