Her style rule: Thou shalt wear cool jeans and even cooler sneakersKnown for a distinctly edgy, chic sense of style, Gwen Stefani hasn’t strayed...
Her style rule: Thou shalt wear cool jeans and even cooler sneakers
Known for a distinctly edgy, chic sense of style, Gwen Stefani hasn’t strayed from certain essentials since having her first of three children a decade ago.
For red carpet appearances and concert performances you can safely bet she’s going to rock a crop top, bold print or short skirt. And sky-high heels are as mandatory as her ruby-red lipstick.
But Stefani’s off-duty uniform truly makes her a best-dressed modern mom and — yay — it can easily be copied. For casual outings, she sticks to denim. Fit-wise she’s open to everything from a skinny leg to a slouchy boyfriend cut or even overalls. Anything goes, as long as they’re not basic blue jeans.
Embellished denim is key, whether that translates to heavy distressing (i.e. rips and tears), a paint-splatter effect, patchwork quilting, moto-style knee patches or exposed zippers.
And though she’s often spotted in jeans and heels, when Stefani does give her arches a break, you’ll find only stellar sneakers on her feet. Try a pair in a bright hue or with an eye-popping graphic to give your new cool-mom jeans extra kick.
Her style rule: Get thee a chic layer…or threeJessica Alba’s style is on the same trajectory as her career: It’s only getting better with age....
Her style rule: Get thee a chic layer…or three
Jessica Alba’s style is on the same trajectory as her career: It’s only getting better with age. The actress-turned-lifestyle-mogul’s wardrobe is a primer on nailing a creative, professional look that’s easily accessible.
Whether this mom of two is wearing denim or a dress, she routinely uses one item to add polish to an outfit: a chic layer. According to Alba, this category includes a wide range of options, which is excellent news for you.
It's as easy as throwing something new on top of all the stuff you already own. Stock up on layers in a few different shapes, colours and textures, and don't settle for anything traditional.
Start by seeking out Alba’s faves, which include a printed kimono jacket, a fuzzy relaxed cardigan, a drapey blazer, a bright moto jacket, a luxe anorak and a longline vest. You'll be set for the season and beyond.
Her style rule: Brighter is better Gingham shirts. White jeans. Pencil skirts. There’s no denying that classics are a major part of Reese...
Her style rule: Brighter is better
Gingham shirts. White jeans. Pencil skirts. There’s no denying that classics are a major part of Reese Witherspoon’s style wheelhouse.
Still, the mother of three always manages to turn heads during her everyday outings because she breathes new life into preppy pieces. On closer inspection you’ll find it’s her choice of accessories that do the heavy lifting.
Witherspoon punctuates an outfit using elegant, ladylike staples (pointy-toe heels, structured bags) in surprising, can’t-miss-me colours.
She’s recently called on pink pumps as the finishing touch for a yellow dress and has used a Kelly green bag to buoy simple navy and white separates.
Adding bright accessories to an outfit is exactly the kind of quick style trick that yields serious results for all moms, not just A-list stars.
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