Y’all heard of Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James? Well ” charm and grace” may be their motto but it’s also adorable and stylish. It’s about time the stylish actress launched a brand of her own, which debuted in the Spring, and about time I featured her as MMW. The southern sweetheart turned SoCal transplant always brings a whole new twist to LA style with her Tennessee roots. Whether she’s wearing gingham tops with boyfriend jeans, or pearls (a personal fave) and a boho hat, Reese makes laid-back lady-like. Southern charm never looked so effortless, take a tip from Reese and incorporate elegant details into your everyday look for a simple touch of polish.
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This comedienne’s got more than jokes, she’s got Style. Melissa McCarthy isn’t as well known for her fashion choices as she is for her acting, but that might change with the upcoming launch of her clothing line next month. The actress actually studied textiles before moving to NYC with friend Brian Atwood (yup, designer Brian Atwood), where she forewent finishing at FIT to pursue stand-up. Over 20 years later her designer dreams are coming true and we finally get to see a rather over-shadowed side to Melissa. To say her Style is bold is an understatement. She’s fond of trends and patterns, which she keeps sophisticated by opting for monochromatic palettes and muted colors. From sneaker wedges to pussy bows, her Style is a healthy mix of classic and edgy. Take a tip from Melissa and mix it up a bit– even if you end up laughing at yourself, fashion is all about having fun.
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Zoe Kravitz, actress, model, singer, and daughter of Lenny Kravitz, is this week’s most wanted for her signature Style. I like to think of the Venice Beach native’s Style as London meets LA, or boho grunge — regardless of what you want to call it, you’ve never seen anything like it. Never one to follow trends, Zoe certainly marches to the beat of her own drum when it comes to Style — and there’s a lesson in that for all fashion bunnies. Take a tip from Zoe and stay true to what works for you regardless of the fads, there’s no better way to have stand-out Style.
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Gracing this week’s Monday’s Most Wanted is Mindy Kaling, the writer, actress, comedian, and fashion girl behind one of my absolute favorite shows, The Mindy Project. Although I’ve been lucky enough to work with the incredible Stylist behind Mindy’s killer looks, I have yet to meet the actress myself–but we already know she has amazing Style. Known for wearing bold colors and patterns, Mindy’s Style is standout–literally. Being curvy doesn’t stop her from being fashion-forward either; in fact mixing prints is even a forte of hers. Take a tip from Mindy and forget about slimming black, if you’re feeling colorful just wear everything with confidence!
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After seeing Julianne Moore in this drop-dead Givenchy gown in Cannes a few days ago, I knew she had to be this week’s Monday’s Most Wanted. The natural beauty wows with every appearance on the red carpet, and is always put together everywhere else. At 54, Julianne is a role model for not being afraid to take chances with her wardrobe. Even in a fierce high-slit red dress with a croc-embossed leather bodice, she wears everything with grace and confidence. A friend of Tom Ford’s, she also appreciates the art of fashion, even appearing in his movie A Single Man (as a glamorously dressed woman of the 1960’s, of course). Having just won her first Oscar, it’s time she gets some more recognition for her artistic capabilities in the Style department as well!
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I wrote about her last Trendy Tuesday, I saw her on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday, and watched her show on Thursday, so it’s about time she made Monday’s Most Wanted. Kerry Washington, star of Scandal (tune in this week for the season finale!), is a natural beauty with natural Style to boot. Even off screen, Olivia Pope’s elegance seems to follow Kerry. Knowing her body so well, the silhouettes she picks are often my favorite part of her Style. She even turned heads in couture at the 2014 Golden Globes for her perfectly dressed baby bump. She’s certainly not afraid to wear color or patterns, but take a tip from Kerry and choose more streamlined silhouettes when wearing fun fabrics. Like Olivia Pope knows politics, follow Kerry’s Style advice and consider your wardrobe “handled”.
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Are mixed prints out? Fashion’s getting awfully matchy matchy this season. The beautiful Kerry Washington stepped out in matching separates by Tanya Taylor earlier this week, and she’s not the first to be rocking this retro look. Even with pants there is something so prim and proper about this trend. One of the girliest looks this season, matching separates are just so endearing and polished. Perhaps my favorite part about it, though, is it’s probably the easiest outfit you’ll ever put together. And for those days when you’re feeling a little rambunctious, unmatch your separates with a whole new print for a whole new look!
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