Answers/July 24th

Answers/July 24th
It is that time of year again-the weird limbo phase between seasons where most of the designer pieces from spring are sold out, and fall collections have yet to hit stores. Not to worry, readers! We tracked down the best of what's out there today to sustain your fashion appetite.

Rachel Bilson
Within hours of Rachel Bilson's grocery store outing on Monday, candid photos hit the internet and the (now) expected requests for her attire came streaming in. It pleases us to turn around information so quickly and inform you that Bilson wore Mayle's Florinda Dress ($475) and carried Chloe's Elvire Leather Tote Bag ($1075). Since her purse is pricey and nearly sold out (it's from Fall 07), we are partial to Emre New York's Daisy Shoulder Bag ($385) and Big Buddha's Denise Tote ($90) as substitutes. To finish off a look like Bilson's, try Urban Renewal's Boys Blazer ($48) as outerwear, and Pollini's Nude Sandals for shoes ($292).

*UPDATE* Thanks to our informed readers, we're updating this item with additional information. Bilson is wearing Monrow's Vest Jacket ($212.90), which is on sale in black or poppy right now. Also, her darling sandals are by Joie Shoes, specifically the Got You Babe Flat Thongs ($122.50).

Nicole Richie
All of the time Nicole Richie spent traveling to and from driving school gave us ample opportunity to observe her cute clothes-she was undoubtedly the best dressed in class. One of our favorite ensembles Richie wore consisted of a Nation LTD Karen Tee ($105), JET Lightening Bolt Jeans ($145), and a pair of Christian Louboutins. Richie is a faithful devotee to John Eshaya's jeans and they are making their online debut today on the designer's eponymous website. Since her shoes are from a few seasons past, we recommend the Patent Peep Toe ALOT D'Orsay Pumps by Delicious ($30) in their place. Lastly, we think Forever 21's Zahara Silk Scarf ($15) is not only reminiscent of Richie's headscarf, it will also add an interesting twist to any outfit.

Kate Moss
It isn't shocking that our inboxes are constantly filled with Kate Moss inquiries; she is walking perfection (at least in terms of fashion). Seen here last month in London leaving a meeting with Topshop owner, Sir Phillip Green, it is only natural that she dressed herself in a Ruffle Blouse from her own Topshop collection. Seeing as her designs sell out quickly, the blouse is no longer available, but we suggest you snatch the very similar Ruffle Dress ($130) before its stock is depleted too. Moss is also clad in a black pair of her favorite Pant Ankle Boots from Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 08 collection ($695, 323.653.0100), which are also available in Violet, Cognac, and Denim. We propose Steve Madden's Atlantta Black Leather Boots ($150) as an inexpensive alternative with the a similar buckle and structure.

Leighton Meester
As we wait anxiously for the new season of Gossip Girl to premiere, we shamelessly monitor Leighton Meester's personal style on a regular basis. Most recently, we spotted her just after she went bowling in New York in an adorable Julie Haus Bianca Drawstring Jumper ($305, 212.239.4100). As for her accessories, Meester carried Rebecca Minkoff's Nikki Hobo in Blue Stonewash ($600, available in Persimmon, Sea Green, and Cloud Grey on Shopbop.com) and Lia Sophia's Black Cat's Eye Diamond Necklace ($825, 800.487.3323). To complete a similar ensemble, we think Cynthia Vincent's Kiri Slingbacks ($230) are the perfect footwear selection.-Jessica Amento with additional reporting by Lily Huber

Photos of Kate and Leighton, INFGoff. Photo of Rachel, Pacific Coast News. Photo of Nicole, Bauer Griffin.
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