You guys know I'm kind of obsessed with runway show styling. For me it's the easiest way to tap into the look and vibe of a show without actually spending a lot of money, which is always a plus. Going off of my love for the Dsquared Fall 2009 show, I threw together a couple of tips to style the look for a little less.
I think it breaks down into: big scarf and big sunglasses with a belted cardigan or little leather jacket layered over basics like a mini dress or jean shorts and a tee. Very simple, and kind of trashy Hollywood glamor in the best possible way (classic Dsquared).
Haute Hippie Tank Dress, $95 at shopbop.com, Mike & Chris Whitman Leather Jacket, $792 at shopbop.com, Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses, $95 at shopbop.com, Love Quotes Poly-blend Scarf in Lapis Lazuli, $74 at revolveclothing.com. I like this tank dress because it's super-duper basic, pretty affordable, and not too short. It's essentially to most basic of basics, which keeps the whole look from going over the top. Add this Mike & Chris leather jacket on top for instant edge, easy glamor, and some extra warmth (I tried to find a cheaper leather bomber-esque jacket, but I'm stumped. A motorcyle jacket will do just as well here). The giant, anti-paparazzi lenses and oversized scarf are not only practical (making you impervious to flashing lens--or the sun--and chilly breezes), but completely elevate the outfit.
But you really don't need to buy much for this look. Layer some sort of bomber or motorcyle jacket over a tee/tank dress, throw on a big scarf and some giant sunnies, and you've got that instant Hollywood starlet look with all of the glam and none of the drama.
Haute Hippie dress: shopbop.com
Mike & Chris jacket: shopbop.com
Marc by Marc sunglasses: shopbop.com
Love Quotes scarf: revolveclothing.com