We’re in the throes of gearing up for pending blizzards, freezing temps and overall bone-chilling cold. And even though all we want to do is to stay huddled up indoors, it’s unfortunately not an option (for those who still want to function in society, or in life for that matter). So we called up the biggest style players we know and picked their brains on how to look chic, regardless of the forecast. Here, five celebrity stylists, including Cristina Ehrlich, Miranda Almond and Nicole Chavez, dish exclusively to InStyle.com on their must-haves for the season, from long shawl-style sweaters to knee-high boots, and how to wear them. And since they’re chock full of gems, they offered up the best styling tips for the season. Go ahead, read on to look your best yet all season long.
We got in touch with some of Hollywood’s hardest working stylists to reveal even harder-working pieces that make good on boosting summer style. Click through the gallery to find out the hot-weather must-haves and savvy styling tips from stylists like Elizabeth Stewart, Nicole Chavez, and more for a fresh, on-trend look all summer.
Rachel Bilson’s recently-launched handbag collection for ShoeMint—the line she designs with stylist pal Nicole Chavez—now offers 100% vegan options that don’t sacrifice style. “Bags and shoes are my obsession,” the Hart of Dixie star told InStyle.com at Piperlime’s BFF night. ”They are the two best accessories ever.” So it makes perfect sense that the fashion-conscious actress created a collection with something for everyone. For those who are vegan or choose not to support the leather industry, Bilson wanted to incorporate on-trend, animal-friendly designs. Her vegan handbags include the Dive Crossbody, which comes in several different color combinations, and the Fold-Over Clutch, each available for $80. “It’s nice to have luxury items that are affordable,” she said of her products in the video above. Watch Bilson and stylist Nicole Chavez talk about their vegan design initiative in this exclusive video from ShoeMint. Then snag one (or more) of the bags on member site, shoemint.com.
Plus, see Rachel Bilson’s best looks from Hart of Dixie.
Seasons change, trends come and go, but no wardrobe is complete without a few key pieces. Star Stylist, Nicole Chavez who collaborates with some of Hollywood’s most fashionable leading ladies, like Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell, let us know the 10 items that every woman should keep in their closets. Click through the gallery to see all of her must-have clothes and accessories!
Rachel Bilson’s new online-only shoe collection ShoeMint debuts this Friday! To get you excited for her new line of trendy footwear, the Hart of Dixie star and InStyle contributor shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes video with InStyle.com. “I’m so excited for ShoeMint because I can’t wait to wear all the shoes,” Bilson says of the lineup, which includes platform Mary-Janes, chunky wedges, and animal print lace-ups. Each pair is $80, and users will get recommendations every month based on the results of a personality quiz taken upon sign up. Watch the video above to see Bilson in action, as well as appearances by her design partners, stylist Nicole Chavez and industry vet Steve Madden. Then, see the styles that will be available starting this Friday on shoemint.com in the gallery.
Rachel Bilson is teaming up with her stylist Nicole Chavez to create ShoeMint, a wallet-friendly line of footwear available online only. “I loved the idea of designing really cute shoes that are affordable and accessible,” Bilson told WWD. All ShoeMint shoes will sell for $80 when the site launches this November. Bilson is the latest celebrity to join the BeachMint empire, which includes Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (StyleMint), Kate Bosworth (JewelMint), and Jessica Simpson (BeautyMint). Similar to all of these ventures, users will be sent product recommendations monthly, based on the results of a personality quiz taken when signing up for membership. Tell us: Would you wear designs by Rachel?
Plus! See Rachel’s transformation in the gallery!
Celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez (shown) often works with Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Rachel Bilson—and now she wants to work for you. Chavez joined the online consignment store reFINEstyle.com as its Style Editor starting today, which means she helps curate the collection and shows users how to achieve getting a designer look for less. “As a huge fan of consignment, I’m excited to have it at my fingertips,” Chavez tells InStyle. The site, which has been in a beta phase before officially launching today, gets its designer inventory of 3,000-plus products from 40 of the nation’s top consignment stores. “About 98% of our stores don’t sell online, so this site gives accessibility to a national audience,” founder Megan Masoner adds. The prices are up to 90% off retail, and the selection includes designers like Balenciaga, Prada, Hermes and more. So how does Chavez score her own amazing finds? Check out five of her expert consignment shopping tips in the gallery!
Stylist Nicole Chavez (inset) often dresses Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Catherine Zeta-Jones for red carpet events. This week, she’s contributing to InStyle.com, picking out her favorite looks from New York Fashion Week. Check out her latest pick below!
“L’Wren Scott brought us soft beautiful color mixed with yummy berry tones. It was such a breath of fresh air after a week of traditionally dark and heavy shows. Stylists will definitely be duking it out for this collection!”
— Nicole Chavez
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