As the fall semester approaches, I have started to get into back-to-school shopping mode! I’ve been buying dorm goods, school supplies, and most importantly, new clothes– and to me, this may be the only good thing about summer coming to an end.
This past week, celebs have been spotted doing some shopping of their own, and looking quite cute while doing so! I was especially inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Jenner, and Emmy Rossum‘s shopping attire this week. If you’d like to achieve their cute shopping looks yourself, read on!
Look 1: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Harem Pants and Loose Tank
Okay, so this isn’t entirely a shopping look: Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted this week in NYC not shopping, but lunching. Nonetheless, I am in love with her whole look– it’s perfect for a full day around town, running errands, meeting friends, and of course, shopping.
Gwyneth’s silky black drawstring harem pants are too perfect; I myself have been searching for the perfect pair. I’m not a huge fan of the kind with the severely baggy area between the legs, so I really like the fit of Gwyneth’s pair. She paired her gorgeous pants with a flowy and slightly oversized white tank, a fun way to play with proportions. She then finished the look off with some brown leather zip-up sandals, a silver feather pendant necklace, black sunglasses, and a totally-lustworthy Goyard bag.
Outfit Inspired by Gwyneth:
To recreate Gwyneth’s look, I started with the pants: These black harem pants are very similar to Gwyneth’s pair, and can be dressed up or down. While they look awesome paired with casual pieces as seen here, they would also look incredible with heels and a blazer for dressier functions. The white tank I chose has the same loose, flowy effect as Gwyneth’s, while the feather necklace and angular black sunglasses give the look extra flair. The brown sandals have that slightly-tribal look, and the color of the leather is almost the same as the color of Gwyneth’s sandals above! Also, the metal running down the front is an ode to the zippers on hers.
As for the bag, I wanted to chose one which would have that pop of bright blue like Gwyneth’s and keep the shape of a large shoulder bag (since those are ideal for shopping!). We may not all be able to afford a pricey designer bag like Gwyneth’s Goyard, but I think this Marc Jacobs bag is an incredible substitute. It even has a black stripe and black lettering to match the pants, and since it’s made of canvas, it can be used as a beach bag during the summer months. Its ridiculously low price, however, is the icing on the cake.
Look 2: Kylie Jenner’s Ripped Shorts and Combat Boot Heels
The youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie and Kendall Jenner have only recently been getting paparazzi attention. I don’t usually see photos of them when browsing the celebrity blogs, but when I came across these photos of the sisters doing some back-to-school shopping, I was so impressed with Kylie’s look! She paired a striped tank top with some slightly high-waisted shredded jean shorts, and best of all, she added some heeled lace-up combat boots!
Lace-up combat boots have been one of my most sought-after items on my back-to-school shopping list, and I love that Kylie’s are heeled– a cross between girly and grunge.
Look Inspired by Kylie:
I was so happy to find these inexpensive lace-up boots that are almost identical to Kylie’s; I can’t wait to wear them with tights and flowy dresses when it gets colder, too. The ripped-up jean shorts from Urban Outfitters feature a higher waistline like Kylie’s pair, which give them a vintage feel. Be sure to tuck the striped tank top in the shorts to show off your waistline!
As for accessories, don’t be afraid to pile them on– the two most distinct necklaces Kylie is wearing are a round circular gold pendant, and a thinner gold chain with pearlescent beads, which I recreated here.
Look 3: Emmy Rossum’s Sweet Dress and Tough Boots
Emmy’s outfit may seem really simple, but that’s part of the beauty of it– she looks trendy without being overdone or fussy, which makes this outfit great for running around town. Above, she is wearing a printed silk dress, which she paired with some black mid-calf biker boots and cool sunglasses. I like the juxtaposition of the soft, girly dress against the toughness of the boots; the boots also make this a great transitional look for the changing seasons.
Outfit Inspired by Emmy:
This floral sateen dress has the same sheen as Emmy’s, and also features the same cinched waistline, making it ultra-flattering. The biker boots create an awesome contrast against the dress (not to mention they will look great with so many other pieces in your wardrobe, like leggings and skinny jeans come fall), and complement the adorable studded bucket bag. The sunglasses, tortoise frames like Emmy’s, are a bit more angular than hers, but still create the same aesthetic. My favorite thing about this look? How easy it is to put together!
What do you think?
Which look is your favorite? What do you tend to wear when shopping or running errands around town? Drop me a comment!