The summer months are officially upon us and celebs are disposing of their outerwear and leggings in exchange for lightweight garments and chic sandals. Today's What Was She Wearing offers up an array of polished starlets, all clad in dresses (and one skirt), to pique your fashion interest. We hope they will serve as refreshing inspiration and hold you over until the next WWSW!
Though everyone is anticipating Gossip Girl's return in September, it seems that our readers are the most anxious and excited. The show recently resumed production and we're already getting queries from the die-hard GG fans who track the characters' attire. To answer your requests, while shooting next season's first episode in the Hamptons, bombshell Blake Lively modeled the perfect beach attire in Tory Burch's Palm Print Tory Tunic ($270). She also wore an excellent pair of Sergio Rossi's Majuli Studded Flat Sandal ($325), which are currently on sale!
Kirsten Dunst keeps a lower profile than most celebrity fashion muses, so when she is spotted in public, you pay close attention. While on a recent outing in NYC, Dunst looked charming in her pretty daywear consisting of a Mayle bag, vintage dress, and favorite Balenciaga Dinghy shades ($420). Sadly, her classic navy Baby Billie Bag is already sold out, but we love the purse in either the Neon Aztec ($350) or Mariachi ($415) style for summer. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly version of the bag, we suggest Urban Outfitters' Oversized Clutch ($42). Shifting the focus to Dunst's dress, we think Anna Sui's Silk Tunic Dress ($206) and Jeweled Spaghetti Strap Dress ($370) are fitting substitutes for her awesome vintage find. To do some vintage hunting on your own, we recommend our two favorite boutiques-Resurrection Vintage and Beacon's Closet. Finish the look by tossing on a chic hat like ASOS's Contrast Band Straw Trilby ($26).
As excited as we are to watch Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller share the same silver screen, tracking their public appearances is proving to be even more enjoyable. It seems our readers concur with this sentiment, as you keep sending requests for information regarding the duo's recent press attire, specifically the outfit Knightley wore to Radio One in London. The perfect model for a doll-like frock, the actress looked flawless in Topshop's Check Shirt Dress ($80) and a pair of black lace-up booties. For shoes similar to Knightley's, we recommend Steve Madden's Vulture Booties ($109.95) in black leather or Lumiani Treviso's Lace-Ups ($170).
On a recent shoot in Hollywood, everyone's favorite reality gal, Lauren Conrad, looked glam in a self-styled outfit. She tucked a lovely silk top by Dream Society into a skirt of her own design. Though Conrad's emerald shell is no longer available in that shade, you can buy the Delicate Tank ($158) in black or smoke. As for her skirt, it's the Cindy Skirt ($162) from the Laguna Beach-native's own Lauren Conrad Collection and it will hit stores in September. To conclude the outfit, LC finished her ensemble off the patent way in Steve Madden's Lolipop Heels ($109.95).-Jessica Amento
Photo of Keira, Pacific Coast News. Photo of Blake, INFgoff. Photo of Kirsten, Splash News. Photo of Lauren, Bauer-Griffin.