StyleStew Saturday

ParisStew has been in full effect this past week, so I thought we’d revisit her last trip to the City of Love!  Plus, we all need a little bit of color in our weekend!

I tried to focus in on Kristen’s casual attire, too, and one of my favorites is what she was seen wearing in Paris on January 30th of this year. The same day she had a photoshoot with Karl Lagerfeld, Kristen stopped at a children’s clothing boutique in Paris, but looked significantly dolled up from hair and makeup.  I don’t know if it’s the way her eye makeup pops against her purple shirt or if it’s just the contrast between her makeup and informal wear that makes me obsessed with these photos, but I just couldn’t help putting something together for this look! It’s nothing much, but that’s the whole point.

Here, Kristen is wearing an ‘LA’ t-shirt by Brandy Melville - and it’s purple! It’s not always that Kristen wears bright or “girly” colors (and to point it out, this shirt also comes in gray), so to see her in purple is exciting and different for her!  It sort of has a washed out color tone to it, so a light purple or pink v-neck would be acceptable to start with.  The one below is Volcom, but Urban Outfitters has fantastic basic v-necks in color tones just like Kristen’s.  You don’t have to get a graphic t-shirt, but since Kristen’s has simple text on it, I chose other tanks and tees that reminded me of hers.  Pacsun, Forever 21, H&M, and numerous surf shops are known for lightweight graphic tanks.  As long as the color and design resembles the ‘LA’ t-shirt, it will look similar!
The most difficult part is out of the way! Now all you need are a gray or light washed pair of skinny jeans with a black or gray hoodie, and a black jacket!  Kristen’s Rails Dillon jacket has a bit of a cargo-military feel, so find something that is tough, but still fits nicely (preferably no longer than the hips).  Kristen and this jacket were even featured on People’s Style Watch “I Really Love My…” this week!
If you want to enhance this very comfy and casual outfit with some more color, lightly apply some pink blush and eyeshadow, and don’t forget the black eyeliner and mascara!  You will come off effortlessly cool and naturally beautiful by playing off the purple tee with your makeup.
Grab your Raybans and slip on your black sneaks – you’re ready for a day out shopping!

StyleStew Saturday

It seems as if I had perfect timing with this Saturday’s StyleStew!  I chose to do one of Kristen’s Glamour looks last weekend, and then what do ya know? GlamourStew Outtakes GALORE! Yippee! AND Kristen was seen at the Stella McCartney show room in Paris today!

I think everyone just about died when we saw this Stella McCartney one sleeved white laced dress on our girl.  And illusion of the slit up the thigh was what sent us over the edge in fan hysterics.

To see more of Kristen outtakes from this photoshoot, click here.
To read Kristen’s interview & see the full article with pictures from this Glamour issue, click here.
Also, this week’s BFD Friday featured Kristen’s Glamour Video Interview!

Now, it is just typical KStew fashion (literally) for her to contrast an extremely girly look with a touch of something rugged, hence the Ash Ralf Studded Combat Booties. ADORE.  Surpringsly, combat boots are not hard to come by in today’s fashion world! These days, you can find them in practically any shoe store! If combat boots are too much for you, go with any heel or ankle boot with a fun embellishment, like studs.

There are 2 separate dresses I found that reminded me of Kristen’s.  H&M has a fantastic white long sleeved Flared Lace Dress for only $30!  It has a above the knee hemline and has scallop-patterned trim to resemble Kristen’s, so it also has a lot of texture.  Also, American Eagle’s White Scalloped Dress for $60 has similar details, but is a bit more casual with its straps and an open shouldered look (the website says white is sold out, but I’ve seen it in stores, so act quick if you want it!)

If a dress really isn’t your thing, as it is usually the case with Kristen, try finding simple laced tanks and tops with floral patterns or see-through designs.  It will be comfortable and breezy for the warm seasons coming up!  Even a different colored one, such as the black one shown below from Delia’s  (which also offers cream/white), would work well.  The most important thing is that you’re inspired by Kristen!  Add personal details to make the look your own. :)

StyleStew Saturday

Hey fashionistas! 

I just realized I’ve been doing Style Stews mostly on Kristen’s dresses for red carpet events, so I hope you’ve all had enough places to go to get glammed up! I think I’m going to try to pick her casual looks for a little bit…

For this week, I asked some of you on Twitter which one of Kristen’s outfits is your fav and a lot of you chose Kristen’s French Connection strapless mini she wore to the Much Music appearance in 2008! Promoting Twilight with Rob, she is dressed with an edge as always, which is appropriate for the event!

Just like Kristen’s natural style, her outfit is pretty simple to copy! First, find a strapless plaid mini dress that frames your curves nicely and hits at the right length above your knees.  Don’t go too short with the length because heels will make you look taller once you add them to this outfit and it will not be flattering, nor look proportional.  Keep it classy like Kristen! ;)

You can choose other prints and patterns, such as this striped dress below if you prefer it over plaid.  However, a great plaid dress is this one from ModCloth for $30!  I love that Kristen always chooses prints to wear, whether they are bold or subtle.

Kristen wore deep (blood) red Stella McCartney pumps with what looks like a medium-sized heel.  You can do the same thing, or for a more relaxed look, pull a Kristen and wear a pair of red converse with your dress!  They actually look even better with the striped dress, in my opinion!  By wearing a different print, you are still inspired by Kristen, but adding your own personality to it!

The Chanel chain is gorgeous on our girl, but let’s not get too carried away! ;) Make the outfit yours by adding layers of silver or gold necklaces that hit near your abdomen – the more the better! Some rings and multiple bracelets (even a watch like the Seikoone Kristen is wearing) complete the vibe you want to give off.  Include smaller personal touches like these, and you’re golden!

StyleStew Saturday

We all know Kristen loves her Converse, Raybans, and knotted American Apparel v-necks, but one item she can’t seem to get enough of is her Make Believe ‘Geronimo’ tank! She has worn it on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010, to yoga class to prepare for Snow White, and to the London Heathrow Airport this past summer.  She has managed to make a simple tank top work in 3 different ways! ...And she thinks she’s not a fasionista…. ;) How many of you have already bought the tank top?

This tank top is actually available to buy on their website (link above) and is very affordable ($25!). I bought it from this website and let me just say how COMFORTABLE it is! It’s not too tight, but not too slouchy either. I’ve gotten many compliments on it and it’s because of Kristen!

For a night out: Gray fitted blazer (stripes are optional), Make Believe tank, a pair of black jeans or pants, and sexy black heels (easy peasy!)

For a daytime look: Pair the tank with jeans of any wash, a black or gray hoodie (The one I chose is from Target, which I also have and is so cozy), and some converse or vans! Simple as that!

For a workout at the gym: The tank, of course, and whatever else you’re comfortable in!

I added in some accessories to add more to each look.  The guitar bracelet I thought was appropriate because it reminded me of Kristen’s Joan Jett days, and the RayBans (authentic or not) are sure to complete Kristen’s look, as she wears hers constantly!