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Yes, she's an Oscar winning actress. And a successful Hollywood producer (thank her for Gone Girl). And she brought pink-loving, undercover scholar Elle Woods and the sweater vest sporting Tracy Flick into our lives. But right now, I want to talk about Reese Witherspoon and her STELLAR sartorial game. The multi-hyphenate has been absolutely killing it in designer dresses at fancy CFDA/Vogue affairs and movie premieres. Reese wears color with aplomb, the prettiest prints and loves a wide-brimmed hat—and you know what? They ALWAYS work. So, for her 24-7 wardrobe skills, Reese Witherspoon is our Glamour Style Icon of the Week. And so, here are the 8 style lessons every woman can learn from Reese:

1. Don't Underestimate The Power of The Bombshell Dress: Reese honored Matthew McConaughey at the American Cinematheque Awards and looked Old Hollywood glam in the process—thanks to her floral-paneled curve-hugging gown by Prabal Gurung, glam Veronica Lake waves, and a perfect red lip.

2. Neatness Counts: For a visit to her local beauty salon, Reese looked flawless in a white collared navy lace embroidered sweater matched with an A-line skirt and teal Manolo Blahnik pumps. Neat, put-together and just about perfect (but not stuffy!).



3. Embrace A Pretty Print: For the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund luncheon at the Chateau Marmont, Reese chose a pretty frock designed by Oscar de la Renta, who had just passed. It was a sweet way to honor him without words—the designer served as a CFDA president twice.


4. Jeans Can Be Totally Flirty and Feminine: For another errand run, Reese kept it casual, but elegant in a floral Tory Burch sweater, skinny jeans, those Manolos, and a Lanvin bowling bags.


5. Surprise 'Em Every Now And Again With a Sexy Look: Hello. For the London premiere of her film, The Wild, Reese stunned in a Stella McCartney gown with contrasting lace, sheer, and animal-print paneling. Because this look is out of her sartorial style box it's equally refreshing and she doesn't need to bare all that much skin to look completely, well, hot.

5. Find The Ideal Dress Silhouette for You: While Reese rocks a pencil or tulip skirt wonderfully, the A-line is her best silhouette. And she rocks it time and again. Case in point: this printed fit-and-flare Tanya Taylor dress, Gianvito Rossi heels, and her trusty plush Lanvin bowler is ideal for a daytime shopping outing.



6. Rock The Power Dress: Remember the time Reese showed us how to wear a little lace dress in the fall? Although we'd wear this red and black embroidered look by Dolce & Gabbana any time of the year. It's bold, feminine, but still authoritative.



7. Have a Go-To Travel Look: Then, of course, her chicer-than-chic (but so easy) airport outfit: a blazer layered over a soft gray sweater with skinny jeans and sexy stiletto pumps (because why not?). And a pretty solid argument for jumping on the wide brimmed hat trend this season. It's not impossible to travel in style…you just need to be prepared.

What do you think of Reese' style? Do you find these rules helpful?
As the temperature dips, most of our mornings read as follows. We wake up, agonize over what to wear for the day, finally come up with some ensemble and then cover it with a coat—but really, don't you just want to hang out in your bathrobe all day? Us too (sometimes, we do, ok?). Well, here's a solution for you comfort seekers!

Today’s fall outfit inspiration comes in the form of a robe coat. Not only is the style beautiful and chic, but the transitional power of effortless draping and tailored belting is unbeatable. This coat trend is the easiest way to master our favorite “I just threw this thing on and look totally amazing” dressing trick.

Most robe coats are designed with a matching belt, though some are not. Regardless, I suggest you mix-and-match belts as you like. Whether it’s a fabric tie belt, ribbon, or traditional waist-belt from your closet, it’s a fun styling trick that turns your favorite coat into a million-in-one!

Having been past runway favorites of Altuzarra, Chloe, and Michael Kors, it’s clear we have not been led astray. Shop the great robe coats below and see for yourself!






With a new season comes a new wardrobe, right? We wish. Very few of us have the bank balance to support a full-on closet swap four times a year. Instead, lightly update your fall wears by adding one or two key pieces that will stand out and freshen up your existing ensembles. Here, we’ve outlined nine essential trends perfect for this transitional time. You don’t need to spend a fortune to look like one.
Hal Rubenstein "Nicole" Double-Breasted Jacket.

Mad for Plaid

Before your mind wanders into ‘90s grunge territory or your Dad’s workwear shirts, think of plaid in structured silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and deep, contrasting colors. This season’s plaid is big, bold and bad to the bone. (In a good way, of course.) Pair with your cable-knits and nubby sweaters for a cool and collected look.
Stories... by Kelly Osbourne Quilted Biker Jacket


Quilt Pro Quo

Contrary to public opinion, quilted patterns aren’t just for bedding and the inside lining of down jackets. The padded detail brings dimension to your overall look as well as another layer of warmth. Sure, it may add bulk, but in these chilly temps, is that necessarily a bad thing ?

Steven by Steve Madden "Earla" Leather Bootie


Booties Rockin’ Everywhere

It’s time to store away those combat boots and slide your toes into fall’s footwear MVP: the ankle boot. Whether it’s a stiletto, thick heel, or Chelsea boot, these babies will anchor any brisk-weather outfit just right (your everyday leggings-and-sweater uniform included).

MarlaWynne Ottoman Stitch Duster-Length Open-Front Vest

Vested Interest

Meet your new best friend: the oversized vest. The ultimate fall essential, this borrowed-from-the boys staple is the perfect layering piece for transitional weather. Play with its proportions by pairing it with either leggings or cropped trousers. Even better, a structured, tailored iteration can take you from day to night, without missing a beat.

G by Giuliana Blouse with Ruched Sleeve

Animal Instincts

Leopard prints are undoubtedly fierce. This season, however, ferocity gets the ladylike treatment with animal prints in ‘50s silhouettes. It’s all class and sass in spotted A-line skirts and cardigans. Better yet, take this sweet-yet-sexy combo to new heights by doubling up on the prints. You can’t be tamed, after all.

Obsessed with these latest fall trends?








There's something so horribly cruel about the fact that flats, which should seemingly be way more comfortable than heels, can actually cause more pain and agony than their higher friends. I was thrilled when we started seeing celebs and street-style stars start wearing them for casual outings and red carpet appearances alike, but slipping into my own pair hasn't been quite as pleasant as I'd imagined (blister city!).



When Everlane debuted its loafer earlier this month (its first real shoe following up an earlier sandal) I was skeptical but willing to try. Imagine my delight when I found out I could wear them for a trip to dinner and my local mall without any rubbing or pinching. Puzzled by my other flats that would've left my feet raw after 30 minutes, I contacted the brand's head of design, Petra Langerova, for some insight.

She explained that the leather used will make a difference, with some never stretching and others stretching too much. Lower vamps (the part of the shoe that rises over and covers toe cleavage) will also tend to correlate with a more universally comfortable fit.

The most intriguing lesson I learned was a sizing trick that, while totally sensible, had never really dawned on me.

"The two extremes are very pointy and very round toes, and both are tricky with sizing," she said. "Pointed toes add extra empty space in the front and round ones don't at all." With that in mind, if you're shopping for a pointed style (which typically feel and look a little fancier, making them the perfect evening alternative to pumps) you should size a half size up. For rounded styles, like ballet flats, go a half size down.

Hurrah! With this little nugget of info in hand, I'm excited to try and reintroduce super points back into my closet.
Call it the curse of Carrie Bradshaw, but I'll always think of Sarah Jessica Parker as major fashion plate who loves clothing, shoes, and bags with a sort of passion that doesn't have to know the financial constraints of, say, my own passion. There's data (of sorts) to back it up too, thanks to a bored boyfriend who tallied up the brands said most frequently on Sex and the City—Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Chanel were in the top 10.



But this, my friends, is Sarah Jessica wearing an emerald green cross-body bag from Snob Essentials that's currently available on HSN for $68 (psst, her jeans are 7 For All Mankind). The croc-embossed faux leather makes it look so luxe that I was honestly shocked when I found out it was under a hundred bucks. I'm personally quite partial to a rich mossy color for bags, but if the green isn't for you, the style was also done in black and ruby red.



Do you have a tiny bag in your collection? Are there certain outings for which you always store away your bigger totes and satchels? I love bringing my mini to dinner or on errands.
You've come a long way, Kim K. Before she was one-half of glossy power couple Kimye, the now 34-year-old Kardashian was just plain ol' Kimmy—and her style was much different, to say the least.

But, hey, whose wasn't? Everyone has (hopefully) changed at least a little bit since 2006, when young Kim K first hit the scene in knee-high boots, enormous hoop earrings, and cleavage-baring blouses. Ain't no shame!

To celebrate the most famous (or infamous?) Kardashian's October 21 birthday, here's a short look back at her (semi) spectacular style evolution.

2006! Big hoops! Boots! Split shoulder seems!

2006 was also a really big year for corsets.

Sorry, one more 2006. Can't help it. Very Little Bo Peep, no?

A tonal, casual outfit complete with oversized aviators in 2007.

Oh, hello, 2008 white tank top and cropped vest combo.

Wearing a purple bubble skirt and belted leather jacket in 2009.


2011. Also known as the Kris Humphries era. This Givenchy genie dress  was big news.

Doing a sleek ying-yang suit look with Kanye in 2013.

Kim's understated minimalist phase in early 2014 was pretty stellar.

Kardashian at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in September 2014.
I guess everything really does come full circle, doesn't it?

Which is your favorite Kim K fashion phase?

In a super chouette move, Madewell is letting us shop an item that's become nearly impossible to find in Paris thanks to some major endorsements from international it-girls. The brand's collaboration with Sezane includes several so-simple-it-hurts pieces that'd get constant action in your fall and winter wardrobe, including the La Superbe crewneck sweatshirt that hit a chord with our chic Euro friends (it sold out days after it was first released!).

"Our art director, who hails from France, was wearing it in the office last year with a great pair of jeans and boots and that was it," Madewell's head of design Somsack Sikhounmuong told me when I quizzed him about the key piece. "Simple, to the point, unfussy. I asked her where it was from and the rest is history. That's essentially how our collaboration with Sezane started."

The sweatshirt is only one of the many Paris-chic pieces that'll be available to shop online and in stores starting tomorrow and, if you're interested, you better check them out there—Madewell is the only retailer to carry the line in the U.S.

Pieces are priced similarly to Madewell's other merch, meaning you can expect to spend under $150 for most tops and bottoms (boots are around $300, the sweatshirt is $85, and the below coat is $225). Simply studying it all is a crash course in mastering Paris-girl cool, but Somsack has even more explicit instructions if, like me, you're always trying to nail down what makes the super-simple outfits they wear look so gosh-darn perfect.



The unofficial uniform to play around with? "Sexy jeans, a long blazer, a men's button-down unbuttoned to just the right spot, and high heels. It's the mix of boy and girl that they get so well, while never looking like you tried too hard. For me, it's about investing in a few great pieces, the tried and true classics that need very little fuss. It's the definition of nonchalance."

So, in conclusion, if you eventually start to think my spot at Glamour has been taken over by a cool Parisian chick, fear not: it'll still be Florida-born me, just wearing a sexy blazer over my La Superbe sweats.

If French girls aren't your thing, style-wise, is there another country whose women you find particularly inspiring?