With summer in full swing, our favorite celebs are beating the heat with short shorts! Amanda Seyfried wore her H&M style on the red carpet, Kate Bosworth kept cool at Coachella in a pair of Current/Elliotts (“I feel like I can get away with shorts being too short because there’s something sportier about it,”she told us), Kate Mara went for a textured pair for a garden party, and Jennifer Lopez gave the look a glam spin in tailored bottoms and Louboutins. Click “See the Photos” to see more stars in shorts, and get ideas for how you wear the look in chic new ways for any type of outing!
The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tomorrow! Designers rolled out athletic-inspired products for the event, including Repetto‘s adorably mismatched Union Jack and American flag ballet flats, and Karl Lagerfeld‘s gold, silver, and bronze-dipped looks. We’ve rounded up our top shopping picks to get you in the Olympic spirit—click through the gallery to check them out.
Even a fashion icon like Barbie can use a little help from Tim Gunn sometimes! For his latest styling venture, the Project Runway mentor dressed two dolls in chic separates like dark denim skinnies, colorful blazers, classic trench coats, and buckled booties, as part of Mattel’s Barbie Collector series. Make it work, Barbie! The $30 dolls and $25 accessory packs are set to hit barbiecollector.com and Target stores August 1st. Click through the gallery to preview the Tim Gunn lineup, and get more updates via Barbie’s Twitter account @BarbieStyle.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is getting into the Olympic spirit! The royal showed off her sporty side at Bacon’s College in East London, where she slipped on a breezy gray printed Hobbs dress, a white belt, and wedges to play ping pong and soccer before hitting the karate mat. “Catherine, on the other hand, with a tennis racquet or a hockey stick is something to behold and be aware of,” Prince William, who was also in attendance, said of his wife’s athletic skills. We believe him—and Kate didn’t even break a sweat!
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The ladies of the U.S. swim team aren’t the only ones who can work a one-piece! Our favorite celebrities love the look too, and it’s easy to see why—as Rihanna and Sofia Vergara prove, the style is sexy without baring it all! Click through to see more celebrities channeling the Olympic spirit in sporty swimwear, and catch the U.S. Swim Team competing in London on NBC starting this Saturday at 10am/ET.
The athletes aren’t the only ones we’ll be watching at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony! Friday night’s show will involve actors and actresses depicting some of Britain’s most beloved literary characters, The Sunday Times reports, including Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations. The performance will culminate in a battle between Mary Poppins, Harry Potter’s Voldemort, and an army of Dementors. Our bets are on Mary!
Plus, read more must-know Olympics details!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—summer sale season! Nordstrom‘s annual anniversary sale kicked off this week, and select clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, beauty products, and more are discounted until August 6th. A quick browse brought up this $240 Diane von Furstenberg dress (down from $365), $350 Tory Burch bag (down from $525), and $99 Kate Spade New York necklace (down from $150). Happy shopping!
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Celebrities are brightening up their summer wardrobes with colored jeans! Olivia Palermo teamed her cobalt bottoms with a black jacket and a printed blouse, Katharine McPhee mixed her red denim with a simple top and a sunny yellow bag, our August cover girl Jessica Biel paired her kelly green Level 99 skinnies with a white tee and navy blazer, and Jessica Alba played with pastels in rosy jeans and a mint top. Tell us, have you tried the bright denim trend yet? Click through the gallery to see how more celebrities wear their colored jeans!