While New York Fashion Week is captivating us right now-more on that tomorrow-we could never neglect our What Was She Wearing questions! This time around we're showcasing quite the assortment of looks (from high-end to casual to cozy) thanks to the diverse requests from you, dear readers! Allow each chic celeb to inspire you over the forthcoming two weeks and stay tuned for the next batch, as they're guaranteed to be just as fabulous.
Nicky Hilton's archetypal Southern California style is a reader favorite; so naturally, we stay up to date on all of the heiress' attire. Hilton displayed her latest casually cool getup-a David Lerner Organic Button Down Tee ($75), JET Thrashed Jeans ($188), and Christian Louboutin Yoyo Zeppa Heels in Python (available in Black and Ivory Leather at the Christian Louboutin Beverly Hills Boutique, 310.247.9300)-while having lunch at Joan's on Third earlier this month. She completed her laid-back look with a Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute Panama Fedora ($165), Valentino Sunglasses, and Balenciaga Arena Classic Bag ($1195, 212.206.0872). You can pull off a similar smart and easygoing ensemble at a less-expensive price by swapping out Hilton's hat and shoes for Urban Outfitters' Spillane Straw Fedora ($28) and Steve Madden's Forgive Pumps ($79).
Always one to keep us on our sartorial toes, Rihanna sported a feminine and timeless outfit during a shopping venture in LA recently. It was an unexpected, sweetly conservative look from the chanteuse, who is usually clad in more of-the-moment attire. To those of you who inquired about the prim apparel, note that it was comprised of a Chloe Blouse ($550, 714.481.0308) and Glenda Shoes ($680, 714.481.0308), and a Twenty8Twelve Wilma Skirt ($255). Go for a budget-friendly version of Rihanna's getup by trading her top, skirt, and heels for Elizabeth and James' Cohen Shirt ($225), Forever 21's Side Pocket Bubble Skirt ($26), and Tory Burch's Kelton Woven Leather Sandals ($325).
There are few sixteen-year-olds who know how to style clothes quite like Taylor Momsen, who constantly impresses the WWW staff with her ensembles. The pretty young thing most recently beguiled us while attending a screening of He's Just Not That Into You in New York City, where she flaunted a highly-covetable clothing combo. Miss Momsen sparked your interest and ours, so we did what we do best and procured her wardrobe particulars! It is our pleasure to relay the starlet was clad in a Giant T-Shirt ($245), Giant Tank ($345), Sky-Rider Leggings ($1625)-all by Jen Kao (available at Curve NY 212.966.3626)-and Giuseppe Zanotti Brown Suede Lace-Up Boots ($1195, 212.650.0455). She also punched up her outfit with some statement-making Eddie Borgo Overlapping Triangles Bracelets ($600, 212.883.7604). If you're lusting over Momsen's avant-garde pants and stellar boots, but don't want to spend a fortune to get the look, try Leyendecker's Kerouac Ripped Leggings or American Apparel's Cotton Spandex Jersey Slit Leggings ($32) and Fine Jersey Racerback Tank ($18) with Kain's V Neck Tee ($88) and Baker's Gertie Boots ($60).
Although things are rather warm in the WhoWhatWear.com sunny LA neighborhood, we're mindful of our readers who are still battling wintry weather. For those of you in chilly climates, we suggest that you turn to Diane Kruger for inspiration on how to bundle up in a chic way. The trendsetting actress wore a Vera Wang Raglan Sleeve Jacket (from Fall 08 and no longer available), APC Black Retro Skirt ($200, 323.297.0414) and Beaded Cotton Tote ($150, 323.297.0414), and lace-up booties (try Steve Madden's Dr. Buck Boots ($160) for a similar look) to stay toasty as she ran errands in New York City last month. Kruger finalized the outfit by carrying Urban Outfitters' Tan Messenger. Since Kruger's bag and coat are no longer available, we suggest ASOS' Tuck Lock Across Body Bag ($20) and Juicy Couture's Mid-length Tweed Jacket ($358).-Jessica Amento