Though the official start of summer is just around the corner, some of our most asked-after fashion plates are still slowly transitioning into the season. Fortunately, the wonky weather is certainly not putting a damper on our favorite style-stars ability to look chic. Whether they are attending a press event or dressing down for a night on the town, this quirky and cool quartet piqued the interest of our savvy audience (don't forget to keep the requests coming!) As always, we have gathered all the pertinent details and are pleased to present our findings for you, dear readers, in today's edition of What Was She Wearing: Answers!
Spotted leaving the Tabernacle Pub in London, Lily Allen proves that she knows how to incorporate bold colors into her wardrobe in a fresh way. The pop star picked Acne's Smith Biker Jacket ($949) in an excellent shade of emerald suede (it's also available in black and crimson). The loose fit makes it the ideal piece to throw over a floral frock or wear with your beloved boyfriend jeans, like Allen's Generic Girl Ripped Jeans ($375), also from Acne. To get a similarly boxy and bright outerwear option try Silence & Noise's Satellite Moto Jacket ($128) or their Fleece Motorcycle Jacket ($58) with ASOS's Roll Up Boyfriend Jeans ($50) in Mid-Blue. The it-Brit opted to accessorize her look with trainers, as they say, but you could definitely dress this ensemble up with a pair of wooden wedges or black heels for a fancier end result. Just grab a great clutch-Allen reached for Prada's Royal Calf Rosette Clutch ($1060, 212.826.8900) but we like High Fashion's Pleated Clutch ($198) just as much-and you're all set for a casual night out!
As an actress who plays a rebellious and fashionable teenager in Gossip Girl and a real-life aspiring rocker, it is no wonder that Taylor Momsen's current look is as cutting-edge as it is chic. While attending a CW network press event, Momsen wore Rag & Bone's Silk Tank($203) with Elise Overland's liquid leggings (her exact pair are no longer available, try the Liquid Leggings ($86) from Member's Only for body-con bottoms that resemble Momsen's pick). The zipper-embellishments on her blouse de-sweeten the potentially prissy print, while her Mikhael Kale Cropped Leather Jacket ($1065, 646.619.6857) also adds a tough element to her masculine-feminine mix. As an additional alternative, check out the Dallin Chase Jasper Leather Jacket ($598): it's a slightly more affordable, yet equally rough-and-tumble option!
Though Rihanna has been making serious sartorial waves with her red-carpet ensembles, we are equally smitten with her off-duty looks. While en route to meet with fellow musician Kanye West, the directional dresser wore Stella McCartney's Backless Cardigan ($693, 212.255.1556) with a pair of Chloe's killer nude Over-the-Knee Boots ($1195). Thigh-high flat footwear is a trend that will carry on through summer and well into autumn, so we suggest investing in the songbird's high-end selection or Joie's Over-the-Knee Leather Boots ($525). Wear them with a strappy summer dress or your favorite jean shorts and lightweight sweater, like BDG's Sailor Stripe Cardigan ($48). Finally, Rihanna added some posh polish with Erva's Razza Bag ($1170, 212.826.8900), which is a particularly stylish way to stow all of your daily essentials (American Apparel's Watery Faux Leather Oversized Tote ($65) in Smoke would also do the trick!)
While out and about with friends in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, Olivia Palermo managed to create the perfect high-low mix with her clothing choices. While most of her outfit is composed of simple and subtle closet staples like her Zara Sequined Blazer ($149), Rebecca Taylor Crinkled Chiffon Tie Front Camisole ($120) and AG Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans ($178) in Beacon, the most exciting element of her ensemble is her eye-catching accessories. While Palermo kept the high-street theme of her outfit consistent (both her St. Tropez Sandal ($139) and Studded Clutch ($99) are also from Zara) we think that Enzo Angiolini's Quiz Sandal ($99) and Rebecca Minkoff's Supernova C Ya Later Bag ($550) would add a little playful panache to your more basic nighttime fare. -KM, additional reporting by Kelly Agnew