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Best Dressed: Taylor Swift, Emma Roberts, AnnaSophia Robb and more

Posted on October 24, 2012 by

Emma Roberts

What she’s wearing: Roberts stepped out in a Nanette Lepore black printed suit at the CFDA & Vogue Eyewear launch for the “Emma” by Nanette Lepore sunglasses.

Why we love it: One of the perks of being celebrity is inspiring fashion designers to name accessories after you. Not only are the “Emma” sunglasses a cool twist on the cat-eye sunglasses but they contribute to the very stylized look that Roberts is showcasing. Menswear-inspired clothing has been emerging as a popular choice for stars to don on the red carpet and this Nanette Lepore suit has a cool geometric print that makes it stand out from all the rest. The white blouse has a cool sheer panel insets to smartly play off of the striped shirts that men usually pair with suits. Roberts then tops it off with a cool pop of orange colour with her clutch.

Takeaway: Suits can be an awesome addition to your wardrobe even if you don’t have that many occasions to wear it. Think of it as buying a bundle of separates. Because at the end of the day you can mix and match different parts of a suit with other items in your closet so as to get better mileage out of the different suit pieces, instead of them collecting dust in your closet.

AnnaSophia Robb

What she’s wearing: Robb wore a sleeveless black and gold lamé peplum dress by Emilio Puccito the premiere of her new TV show The Carrie Diaries at the New York Television Festival.

Why we love it: Robb is showing promising signs as a budding fashionista, which is a must since she has large shoes (Manolo Blahniks to be exact!) to fill as the new Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. While the dress is pretty minimalistic, the gold lamé top calls upon the metallic trend to make it a standout. Here’s hoping her new show becomes a hit so we can see Robb transform into the red carpet fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has become since originating the role of Carrie Bradshaw.

Takeaway: Metallics are coming back and the best way to incorporate them into an outfit is to keep things simple. Metallics by nature are flashy so minimize its effects by pairing it with neutrals or wearing them in simple silhouettes so as to not look like you’re ready to go out to the disco.

Taylor Swift

What she’s wearing: Swift promoted her new album Red on Good Morning America by performing in plaid pants, a cable knit cardigan, and black lace-up oxfords.

Why we love it: Fall is sweater weather and Swift looks nothing but warm and comfy in this look while still being stylish. Her cable knit cardigan features awesome leather buckle details and while the cardigan chunky, it isn’t too big, boxy, or heavy. Plaid pants can be hit or miss sometimes but in this case they work by offering a nice graphic detail to balance out her solid cardigan. Plus a pop of colour of red lightens up the very navy ensemble while being appropriate for her album promotion tour.

Takeaway: Chunky sweaters are everybody’s favourite clothing item once the air begins to chill and the leaves start to change colours. Sometimes the best chunky sweaters  (which I like to refer to as Grandpa sweaters) or cardigans can be found in the men’s section, so don’t be afraid to explore the men’s side of the store and snatch up a couple for your own before the guys do.

Robert Pattinson

What he’s wearing: Pattinson walked the red carpet in a dark olive Kenzo suit and printed shirt at a fan event for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Sydney, Australia.

Why we love it: We know Pattinson looks good in blue but he did well in earth tones in this head to toe Kenzo look. The dark olive green is a colour you don’t often see on suits which is actually pretty refreshing to see it done here. The graphic button-down shirt that Pattinson wears under his jacket is part of an upcoming trend and shows that he’s having fun with his red carpet fashion.

Takeaway: Graphic button-down shirts were a big trend in the 90s and have come roaring back thanks to the recent fashion inspiration over grunge from that era, so it’s no wonder that other 90s trends will get a modern reboot too. If graphic button-downs seem like too much print for you cover it up with a jacket, so hints of the print will still show while not being too overwhelming for the eyes.

Nicola Roberts

What she’s wearing: The U.K. popstar was photographed in a Brian Lichtenberg “Homies” cotton sweatshirt and a cream feathered Lipsy skirt at the announcement of the 2013 Girls Aloud Hits tour.

Why we love it: This look is a fun mix of streetwear and high fashion that oddly works. The feathered skirt takes the sweatshirt to the next level and gives a nice touch of a differentiating texture while balancing out the black top. The lightness and short length of the skirt also helps contrast the heavy sweater. While the graphic print sweater gives the look a hip street edge and helps Roberts stand out from her bandmates (including notable bandmate Cheryl Cole, people outside of the U.K. might have heard of her from X-Factor).

Takeaway: Just like other 90s trends sweatshirts are on the rise, especially graphic ones. Sweatshirts and sweaters are not the same even though the names tend to be used interchangeably– it’s all in the fabric! Sweaters tend to be made out of knit fabrics and sweatshirts out of woven fabrics. (Think of it as: you can knit a sweater with knitting needles but you can’t knit a sweatshirt.) Woven fabrics allow for graphics to be printed on them, hence the trend of graphic sweatshirts.

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