From personal shoppers to stylists, celebrities get lots of help defining their signature style. Since most of us don’t have a sartorial support team on speed dial, we thought we’d step in with our insights into some of our favourite tastemakers’ secret style sauce. Whether you’re after Rihanna’s hip-hop swagger or Alexa Chung’s schoolgirl charm, click through to get a master class on your favourite celebrities’ personal style, and shop our picks to crib the look.
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The Brit It-girl favours schoolgirl staples like mary-jane heels and collared dresses, mixed with more adult touches, like a leather moto jacket. Don’t forget your high-top Converse sneakers and cut-off denim shorts for a weekend off-duty ensemble.
The Row Nenette Merino High-Neck Sweater ($690)
?The model has been known to dabble with a turtleneck or two. The cropped cut on this version steers it far away from frumpy territory.
Les Chiffoniers Pleated Leather Mini Skirt ($399)
?File this under foolproof combinations: edgy leather plus preppy pleats.
Kate Spade New York Wicker Camera Shoulder Bag ($298)
?Talk about a charming conversation starter! This camera-shaped wicker purse would be ideal for a picturesque picnic.
Valentino Garavani Mary Jane Style Pumps ($676)
?Chung rocks these chunky mid-heel shoes on the regular. We adore the rose petal pink hue for spring.
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Two words describe this twin’s style: refined minimalism. Olsen often opts for understated, tailored garments, in contrast to her more free-spirited sister. When in doubt, dress in head-to-toe black!
Ann Demeulemeester Leather Mules ($645)
?Mules are having a moment, and we bet Olsen would interpret the trend with a subtle iteration, like Demeulemeester’s ‘90s-inspired version.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Crocodile-Embossed Envelope Clutch ($88)
?As evidenced by The Row’s leather goods, the Olsens have a thing for exotic skins. Fake the look with this affordable crimson clutch.
Elizabeth and James Mckayla Crepe And Silk-Chiffon Blazer ($485)
?Your average black blazer, this is not. Olsen isn’t afraid of loose silhouettes, and if she can pull it off at 5’3’’, so can you
Elizabeth and James Bau Ring ($85)
?The design of this tube ring is utterly classic.
Kardashian’s new style in two words: grown sexy. Her Kanye-approved diet of body-conscious designer staples is actually easy to recreate, thanks to the neutral palette and classic shapes.
Joseph Man Wool And Cashmere-Blend Coat ($895)
?Everything looks sophisticated with a menswear-inspired camel coat thrown on top.
By Malene Birger Niharika Stretch-Silk And Georgette Camisole ($275)
?A blush camisole with a sheer panel fits squarely into Kardashian’s scintillating- meets-soft look.
ASOS Pencil Skirt In Leather Look ($56)
?As of late, Kardashian has the crop top plus pencil skirt pairing on repeat.
Aquazzura Black Amelie Pumps ($695)
?Don’t forget to add a touch of glamour to your basics, like these chain-bedecked black pumps.
Ritchie has left her bohemian style roots in the past, in favour of a sleeker, edgier new look. High-octane glamour is also a big part of the actress’ world, so make sure to bring the drama with pieces that make a major impact.
Khoshtrik Necklet ($190)
?We’re getting a strong Chanel vibe from this geometric-meets-minimalist choker.
A.L.C. Andrew Pants ($198)
?Who says Beetlejuice can’t be a style inspiration? Richie has been spotted rocking a bold stripe on multiple occasions.
Givenchy Antigona Medium Flames Pouch ($364)
?When it comes to prints, Richie often gravitates toward Givenchy’s directional patterns. To keep our bank account from going into shock, we’ll opt for this relatively more affordable pouch.
Jenni Kayne Perforated Pointed Toe Mules ($625)
?These perforated slides hit on two major spring trends: mules and sport-inspired pieces.
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Palermo’s style is oft imitated, but not easily recreated. Thankfully, we have insight into her style recipe: one part polished feminine, one part trendy, with a liberal helping of vibrant colour. Season with standout accessories to taste.
J.Crew Collection Café Silk-Jacquard Capri Pants ($200)
Maison Martin Margiela Satin & Leather Belt ($395)
?What do you get when a classic brown belt and a rhinestone-bedecked evening belt have a baby? This utterly unique cincher.
Shrimps Blue Fur Effect Vincent Clutch ($325)
?Palermo has a knack for inducing accessory envy. This two-tone furry clutch would fit into her repertoire seamlessly.
Rachel Roy Avelli Ankle Strap Pointed Toe Wedge Pumps ($295)
?The comfort of a wedge with the sleekness of a pump? Colour us sold.
Cute and classic is the name of the game in Witherspoon’s world. Brands like J.Crew and Tory Burch are mainstays in her closet, making her look a snap to emulate.
Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 50mm Sunglasses ($155)
?The actress has never strayed far from her classic Ray-Bans.
J.Crew Embellished Cotton-Pique Shirt ($110)
?If your traditional oxford shirt feels a little staid, opt for a version with a playful jeweled collar.
Elizabeth & James Morrison Printed Skirt ($471)
?Who can say no to a pretty print in an ultra-flattering cut?
Tory Burch Carolyn Wedge Sandals ($325)
?Witherspoon is the patron saint of comfortable, adorable footwear. We’re confident these two-tone wedges would get her blessing.
Harvey Faircloth Camo Print Jacket ($450)
?The singer is no stranger to a camo jacket. We love how this ultra-pigmented version is a fashionable take on the surplus staple.
DKNY Cropped Printed Mesh Top ($95)
?Cropped jerseys are so Rihanna, and so having a moment. The singer can thank her close friend, Cara Delevingne, for reviving DKNY’s sporty-chic aesthetic as the face of the brand.
Love Leather Tiger Printed Leather Miniskirt ($456)
?Whenever Rihanna shows her girly side, she does it in a thoroughly badass manner, with a piece like this leather tiger-print miniskirt.
Moschino Bad Girl Leather Belt ($295)
?Rihanna is a self-proclaimed “bad gal,” making this belt a sure-fire winner.