It’s not enough these days to excel at just one thing; celebrities seem to delving into projects all over the map, becoming double or even triple threats. There is seemingly nothing that you can’t do with a lot of cash and a bit of fame. It’s no surprise that many of our favorite stylish celebs have dabbled in fashion, with some making barely a splash and others creating true fashion empires.
Check out my list below for the celeb fashion lines you’d be wearing even if they weren’t designed by a big name. These are worthy of your hard-earned cash.
House of Harlow, Winter Kate, A Pea in the Pod – Nicole Richie
From bohemian-chic ready-to-wear, to accessories and maternity wear, Nicole Richie has managed to create three beautiful lines that you never saw coming when she was introduced to the world on The Simple Life.
Fabletics – Kate Hudson
Paper Crown, Lauren Conrad
Romantic, feminine, and sophisticated, Paper Crown is the perfect line for when you need an occasion outfit. Luckily for us, Lauren ‘LC’ Conrad has come a long way from her denim skirts and flip flops during the Laguna Beach days.
Jessica Simpson – Jessica Simpson
I am not ashamed to admit that I own The Newlyweds on DVD and still watch it occasionally. I fell in love with Jessica’s fun pop music and her spunky personality, and now I have fallen for her clothing line. Clothes, accessories, shoes, swimwear, and now activewear—the billion-dollar empire shows no sign of slowing!
The Row, Elizabeth and James – Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
The former child actresses managed to elude the infamous curse of child stardom and build a fashion empire worth billions. The twins haven’t just done well, they’ve become successful, award-winning fashion designers. These lines will cost you more, but the quality and timelessness are worth it!
This week, we’re focusing on one of the “Girls” whose style is all her own. She is Jemima Kirke.
From her character on Girls to her real-life self walking down the streets of New York, Jemima always keeps it unique and effortless. She mixes vintage into her looks to keep them interesting, but she also knows how to rock a designer piece like the rest of them. She is one to watch.
Who wants to be anything but comfortable on a flight? At LAX and JFK, celebrities are just like us. No matter where you’re going or what the duration of your flight is, having some comfort while stuck in those tiny seats with no leg room is a must. Still, as these celebs show us below, it is absolutely possible to be chic whilst being comfy.
Check out some of my favorite celebrity airport style trends to inspire your travel attire!
A little stretch in your fabric goes a long way on a long flight. Elevate your athleisure look by dressing monochromatic, throwing a chic leather jacket over your outfit, or a tying a long sleeve button-up around your waist.
Wearing light layers, like a cardigan or a scarf, will keep you warm when it gets chilly while flying and later lets you cool off when you land. Functional and practical! If the weather permits, layering your heaviest coat or sweater will also save precious room in your luggage.
Stretchy jeans, a tee, and easy shoes: this is a no-fail outfit formula for a relaxed flight!
Remember that traveling should be fun, and there’s enough stress in preparing for a trip—so don’t add being uncomfortable for hours in a tiny plane seat to your plans!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: fashion is a means to express and introduce yourself before you’ve said a single word. Powerful, successful ladies are finally getting the respect we deserve. It’s a time when women can break professional and fashion boundaries, so I’m sharing my favorite style cues from TV’s most powerful women—who show that you don’t need to compromise style when you’re looking for respect.
Olivia Pope, Scandal
Pope (portrayed by Kerry Washington) is often dressed in soft, lighter colors, making her stand out in a room full of dark, drab suits. She commands a room and make’s the audience’s eyes go straight to her.
Annalise Keating, How to Get Away With Murder
The no-nonsense Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) can be cold and tougher than she needs to be, but her wardrobe certainly does not lack a feminine sensibility, with curve-hugging dresses and a jewelry collection to covet.
Selina Meyer, Veep
Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) doesn’t mess with the standard monochromatic pantsuit when it comes to dressing for the public eye; she sticks to bold colors that show off her form and reflect her leadership qualities.
Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) manages to successfully balance motherhood, being an OBGYN at a clinic, and running her own fertility practice, all while showing her strong personality with a mix of colors, fabrics, and silhouettes.
Kate Beckett, Castle
With the series ending this past spring, we sadly won’t be able to see Kate (Stana Katic) every week—but that’s what Netflix is for, right?! Kate is intelligent and resilient, and she does not sacrifice style while kicking ass. Kate’s style is tough, minimalist chic with subtle sexy details mixed in.
What do Nicole Richie, Blake Lively, and Vanessa Hudgens all have in common? They have a natural, enviable style and are constantly topping best-dressed lists. Seriously, a day does not go by that I don’t use one of these girls as style inspiration for getting dressed. Another thing they have in common? They used to be fashion disasters.
Coming into your own certainly happens with age, and as you can see from the style transformations below, these three have definitely learned from their mistakes to become the fashion icons they are today.
We may have loved Nicole since her Simple Life days, but much else can be said about her fashion choices in the early 2000s. A mix of club wear, beach wear, and too many bad trends to count, Nicole has expressed that she doesn’t regret her past style. She’s quoted as saying, “As much as I would never wear this outfit now, fashion and how you express yourself is just in the moment.” While I can definitely agree with Nicole on that point, I think that we can all say that her current evolved style, ranging from hippie chic to sophisticated and sleek, will stand the test of time.
Blake Lively began her career as a trend follower—but now, she’s setting the trends with her street style and red carpet appearances. Blake has evolved from the girl next door to the girl of your dreams. Classic with a hint of sexy, Blake manages to stun with every appearance with looks that are polished, yet still attainable.
From “Tween Queen” to pop star to bohemian chic, Vanessa Hudgens has been able to evolve her style through each phase of her career seamlessly. Currently, Vanessa seems to be trending towards “cool girl chic,” adding more polished pieces to her wardrobe. You’ll want to add every new picture of her that goes to your daily outfit inspo collection!
What’s your favorite celebrity style transformation?