Get the Look: Fashion Week
We'll start with Brydie Bell, a fashionable socialite who showed up allover Fashion Week. Born to well-to-do parents (one a jewelry designer, the other a best-selling author), Brydie uses her pedigree to showcase innovative styling like this delightful outfit. The tuxedo jacket (with tails!) and oxford pumps lend this look a formal, evening sentiment, but the drape-y white dress makes it casual. Though tuxedo jackets with tails are difficult to find nowadays, even for men, there are several options in a more "modern" style for women at different price points. Our two favorite jackets are both from YesStyle.com. This Boaz Satin Trim Tuxedo Jacket has a great nipped waist and puffed shoulders, and its just $48. If you're willing to spend a bit more money, try this Smoky Tuxedo Cut Jacket with Tie ($108). It's much longer, which gives it the same proportions of a coat with tails. Lace up some Oxford-Style Pumps ($29, Newport News) and throw on a white cotton dress like this Lux Alameda Dress ($58, Urban Outfitters), and you're set.
Few socialites have set the media and blog world aflame like Tinsley Mortimer, so it's fitting her school-girlish look here tickled our fashion fancy. The youthful plaid jumper is matured by a crisp white shirt, and of course Tinsley's long blond coif. We love this darling Hurley Leah Tank Dress ($48, Zappos.com), as well as the Juicy Couture Purple Check Cotton 'Pinafore' Jumper Dress ($106, Bluefly.com). Though more expensive, the Juicy Couture dress has the added benefit of having a lighter color scheme, which is perfect for spring. Wear this Solid Ruffled Roll-Up Shirt ($49.50, The Gap) and style your hair into large, barrel curls with this Conair 1 1/4" Instant Heat Curling Iron ($13.49, Drugstore.com) to complete the playful look.
Anne Hathaway has been tied to the fashion world ever since she portrayed the frazzled assistant of a certain devilish editor. Leather jackets paired with overflowing fabrics beneath is a major trend for spring and we love Anne's take on this look -- soft femininity with an edge. This Alfani Zip-Front Leather Jacket is a classic style, and you can't beat the price – just $74.99 at Amazon.com. If that's still too pricey, you might want to consider faux-leather. This belted, double-breasted Drifter Faux Leather Jacket ($44.80, Forever 21) is incredibly hip. While Anne wears a chiffon bubble skirt, we think this Marc Jacobs Light Pink 'Raina' Cotton Eyelet Skirt, $109 at Bluefly.com, is very similar -- both in color and volume.
Our final look comes from Becki Newton, an actress from the fashion industry satire, Ugly Betty. We love the color and style of her blue twisted halter dress, and luckily we've found a near-identical match that any woman can afford. This Braided V-Neck Babydoll is just $39.50 at Alloy, and it's hard to distinguish from Becki's. The rest of her look is subtle, with delicate jewelry and loose wavy hair. Try these Guess Gold Hoops ($15, Boscov's) and this Antiqued Oval Ring in Moss ($9.99, Urban Outfitters) to complete the simple, beautiful outfit.
Though the reason for going to shows during Fashion Week is to see the designer duds, we almost prefer seeing the creative ways in which fashion's best and brightest mix and match. With our picks, you can look like you're sitting in the front row of a Marc Jacobs show -- even if you're actually sitting in a Starbuck's.
-- Lindsay Sakraida