It’s summer—which means it’s finally time to hit the beach! When packing your sand-friendly tote for a day at the shore, look to celebrity beach lovers like Gabrielle Union and Ginnifer Goodwin for inspiration. They always bring a good book and tons of sunscreen (of course!), but you might be surprised to learn what else these ladies pack for some fun in the sun. Click through for a peek inside celebrity beach bags, and get your check list going!
We caught up with celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright and asked her to name her all-time favorite products. She’s a fan of the Tancho Tique Stick ($16; amazon.com) which she’s used to style Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Hudson. “This lavender-scented wax stick imparts both polished and piece-y strands,” she told InStyle.com. “Use a dab on your fingertips to smooth around the hairline or to create styles with a rock and roll texture.” Great for taming frizz and pesky fly-aways! And to add a little volume, she recommends John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster ($6; drugstore.com) “It leaves no weight or residue on the hair after blow drying.” Check out more picks from celebrity stylists in our gallery!
The LWD (little white dress) is summer’s answer to the LBD, and celebrities love the look. “I’m a big fan of something feminine, but also strong, and I feel like this gets it,” Minka Kelly told InStyle.com of her Z Spoke by Zac Posen lace design at the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic this month. And other stars agree, including Gabrielle Union, Nina Dobrev (in MaxMara), and Lauren Conrad (in Sparkle & Fade for Urban Outfitters top and a Paper Crown skirt). As for tips for how to wear this look with confidence, Kelly offered a few words of wisdom: “As long as you’re comfortable and as long as you’re confident, it will be sexy.” Keep that in mind when getting dressed this weekend!
Plus, see more stars who love wearing white!
Summer is finally here—and the stars are heading to the beach to celebrate! We spotted Ashley Olsen in Hawaii wearing a zigzag bikini top with black bottoms, and Gabrielle Union at Miami Beach in a white two-piece with orange starbursts and blue string ties. Click through the gallery to see more of 2012′s best celebrity bikinis!
In celebration of World Health Day, Gabrielle Union headed to Miami to host Evian’s Live Young, Skate On! event, where she joined hundreds of people to help set a world record by creating the world’s longest conga line on roller skates. “World record holder right here!” she Tweeted after her eight-wheeled mission was a success. Click through to gallery to see how more stars spent the holiday weekend.
Our favorite outfits of this week—pulled from our Look of the Day top picks—focus on floral prints and sexy cut-outs. Our top picks: Taylor Swift in a white J. Mendel gown with waist-high windows at the ACM Awards, Gabrielle Union in a plunging scarlet Bill Blass cocktail dress, Lauren Conrad in a sweet floral embroidered Lela Rose design, Nicole Richie in a vibrant rose print maxidress from her own Winter Kate collection, and Brooklyn Decker in a slinky femme d’armes black lace column. Which one is your favorite? Vote in the poll below and let us know! More
While the color authorities at Pantone predicted 2012 to be a year filled with tangerine orange in the fashion world, celebrities have gone in a much sunnier direction. By the end of Q1, it seems yellow is one of the most popular red carpet choices, with stars like Ahna O’Reilly, Elizabeth Banks, Nicole Richie, and Gabrielle Union being just a few of those who chose the eye-popping hue. We love how this lemon shade works on all skin tones and can immediately brighten up your face without washing you out. Of course, this color is a head-turner, so if you want to make an impression, consider wearing it head-to-toe. Or, if you don’t want to be a walking ray of light, go for a more subtle look with a single piece, like a skirt, blouse, shoes, or bangle. Tell us: Do you like to wear yellow?
Plus, see more rainbow brights on the red carpet!
A great haircut is just half the battle. What about how to style it each and every morning? Click through to check out these thirteen easy hairstyle ideas from stars like Gabrielle Union, Emma Stone, and Rooney Mara, and get ready to rock ponytails, buns, updos and more!