Spring has barely sprung, but we're already seeing some seasonally fresh looks on our favorite ladies. Whether they are going to an in-store event, a star-studded screening, or just dropping by their local coffee shop, these stylish specimens piqued the interest of our savvy readers (keep the requests coming!). Naturally we tracked down all the important details for these fine outfit examples, all of which are served up in today's installment of What Was She Wearing: Answers!
Despite her current New York zip code, Whitney Port manages to bring the California casual vibe with her wherever she goes. Spotted at an International Women's Month event hosted by Diane von Furstenberg, she dazzled in the designer's Chefly Sequined Blazer ($795) and smartly kept the rest of her look low-key. By choosing Charley 5.0's Skinny Mini Denim Leggings ($160) in Indigo and black ballet flats, Port deftly tempered her statement jacket and created a well-balanced look. You were also gaga for her Gucci Hysteria handbag from the Fall 08 collection, which is no longer available, sadly. Instead, try Cleobella's Ikat Tote ($330), it's an equally folksy and exotic alternative to Port's brocade carryall.
Leighton Meester seems to be picking up some styling tips from her on screen frenemy, Serena van der Woodsen, as evidenced by her ability to balance a bohemian-meets-tough-chic look. While running around New York, Meester was snapped sporting Jimmy Choo's Diane Fringe Kid Hobo ($1495), Dream Society's Carla Cardigan ($242, 323.721.2221), and a pair of Calvin Klein Collection's Laverne Boots ($471, on sale). We love Jerome Dreyfuss' Bruno Fringe Bag ($805) and the Melie Bianco Fringe Hobo Bag ($75) as alternatives for Meester's tasseled tote, while Stuart Weitzman's 50/50 Boots ($535, 310.860.9600) and Steve Madden's Overpass Leather Boots ($120) have an equally striking over-the-knee shape. Just add a simple scarf, like Urban Outfitters' Nubby Striped Scarf ($24), and Dior Homme Black Tie Sunglasses ($287) to complete the must-try, Meester-inspired ensemble!
Amidst the flock of society swans at the Valentino: The Last Emperor screening in New York, the lovely Byrdie Bell stood apart from her peers-in a good way, of course. The fashion-phile rose to the top of the pack thanks to a vintage dress that incorporates two key spring trends: square shoulders and nude hues. If you hate vintage shopping-perish the thought!-but want a dress in this style, try Topshop Unique's Suede Drape Dress ($600). You were also quite fond of her leopard-print coat, an outerwear option that was quite popular backstage during the recent fashion weeks. Juicy Couture's Leopard 3/4 Sleeve Fur Coat ($598) will keep you warm during the chilly months of early spring and migrate seamlessly into your autumn wardrobe, as well. Bell accessorized her eveningwear with a Bally clutch, and Christian Louboutin's Simple Pump 85 ($595). We think Whiting & David's Retro Multi Compartment Clutch ($250) or Prezzo's Woven Box Bag ($25) and Aldo's Arnoldoa Pump ($80) in bone would tie the look together in a stylish and budget-friendly way!
Kate Moss took dressing down to new heights while running errands around town (no doubt gearing up for Topshop's New York debut!) Moss rocked a signature hippie tunic from her own Topshop capsule collection, cinched at the waist with Gucci's Crest Buckle Belt ($275). Worn with a shrunken blazer, Kate Moss for Topshop Clover Heart Print Scarf ($80), and Alexander McQueen boots, once again, Moss looked effortlessly put together and perfectly undone. We like Silence and Noise's Menswear Blazer ($78), Free People's Printed Dropwaist Tunic ($78), and Riva's Love Scarf ($125) for an equally well-appointed look.