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When it comes to day-to-day dressing, especially during the tricky transition months, we say: Effortless is the new sexy! The key to the carefree look likes in classic, never-not-chic pieces with modern tweaks. We've assembled the coming season's freshest takes on wardrobe staples, including riding jackets, pencil skirts, and crisp white bags.Read More »from 6 Easy Pieces to Update Your Fall Wardrobe
1. The Timeless Trench
Editor's Note: Liven up the iconic topper with a pleated polka-dot skirt and preppy accessories.
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2. The White Bag
Editor's Note: Forget the après-Labor Day rule. An immaculate white tote-the epitome of luxury-is the perfect summer-to-fall piece.
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3. The Elongated Pencil Skirt
The 10 Most Popular Celebrity Slim-Down Programs
4. The Metallic Heel
Editor's Note: Swap last season's animal prints for fall's flashy-yet-neutral new footwear in shades of silver, gold, and copper.
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5.The Modern Riding Jacket
She's a magnetic actress, a mother, a British rocker's love, and, with this month's launch of her Chrome Hearts Collaboration CH + KH, a jewelry designer. Kate Hudson models her gems in ELLE's September issue.
CH+KH aquamarine ring with diamond baguettes
On creating the jewelry line CH+KH, with friend Laurie Lynn Stark (co-owner of LA-based brand Chrome Hearts):
"It occurred to us, we spend all of this time together-why don't we make something?"
On the collection's pearl-and-gold seashell necklace that was inspired by a choker her mother, Goldie Hawn, gave her on her twenty-first birthday:
"It was one of the first pieces I ever remember my mother wearing…and it was like, Wow, I hope one day I get to wear jewelry like that."
On why she opted not to know the sex of her baby:
"The experience is so crazy I don't think it matters either way"
Beauty Secret: To get Hudson's glow, try Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup SPF 13.
Read More »from Hit the Beach Like a Celeb for Under $40
Going from the beach to the streets can be as easy as tossing on a mini summer dress or tunic. Here are our tips:
TIP No. 1: The go-to cover-up ensemble for a day at the beach is a top and shorts. These pieces fit for any style personality from preppy cool like Katie Holmes, to beach bohemian are ideal for transitioning from the beach to the streets.
The Best Street Style from New York to Paris
J.Crew chambray tuxedo cami, $29.99; get it at jcrew.comTopshop fan print shorts, $30; get it at topshop.com
TIP No. 2: Many a beachcomber, like Chloë Sevigny, have been rocking a cool knit over their swimwear. They're ideal for injecting your beach look with a dose of summer polish. Need to transition from the sand to the streets? Try a more substantial sweaterdress to cover-up for a cool seaside evening.
How to Wear Hole-y Knits
Urban Outfitters Staring at Stars shadow stripe pullover, $20; get it at urbanoutfitters.com
Old Navy crochet sweater, $35; get it at oldnavy.com
TIP No. 3: Sienna
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From Serena Williams' Evian bath and Angelina Jolie's caviar skin cream to Victoria Beckham's bird poop facial, a look at stars' priciest beauty secrets
Mila Kunis: Diamond and Ruby FacialMila Kunis
To get that extra glow before beginning the European tour for Friends with Benefits, Mila Kunis treated herself to a $7,000 facial from celebrity aesthetician Scott-Vincent Borba The posh procedure, known as the HD Diamond and Ruby and Diamond Peel, uses tiny precious stones as antioxidants for the skin-and it's not the first time Kunis has splurged on the treatment. Before the Golden Globes in January, the 27-year-old actress also had the peel, which requires sucking on an ice cube to reduce puffiness. "I always do [this on] her skin, neck, décolleté, arms, and the back of her hands," Borba told InStyle at the time. "Anything that will be possibly showing with her dress."
Serena Williams:Serena Williams: Evian Bath
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- Elle | Fashion – Wed, Aug 3, 2011 6:28 PM EDT
We all thought we had Gwyneth Paltrow pegged. Then the Academy Award-winning actress, rock-star wife, and cookbook author shimmied with Cee Lo at the Grammys and tangoed on Glee-and we swooned. Hollywood's most unexpected funny lady opens up about her marriage, her career, and finally figuring out that"it doesn't matter what people think of you."Read More »from Gwyneth Paltrow on Marriage and Finally Being Herself
On her decision to take on other roles like Glee to be able to focus more on family: "I can do short jobs. If I was still starring in three movies every year, there's no way that I'd be the person my kids want when they fall down."
Joe Zee Styles the Glee Cast
On her much-talked about appearance on Chelsea Lately: "Doing Chelsea Handler is like doing Howard Stern: You've gotta rise to the occasion. It's good to shock people who think of me as the prim Gwyneth Paltrow."
Gwyneth Paltrow's Best Hairstyles
On deciding to take on more upbeat roles: "I'm sick of doing the crying-in-my-soup part. I want to sing. The main thing is, I want to have
The ELLE Beauty Department raids the closet and shares its go-to products for everyday skincare.Read More »from ELLE Editor Daily Beauty Essentials
"Thanks to Bobbi Brown SPF 50, I no longer have to smuggle sunscreen in from Asia."
-Emily Dougherty, Beauty Director
The Latest and Greatest SPF Products
"I use Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W after cleansing to keep my skin pH in balance."
-April Long, Senior Writer, Features & Beauty
The 10 Commandments for Youthful-Looking Skin
"A balm/lipstick/SPF hybrid, Fresh Sugar Plum Lip Treatment gives sheer, instantly prettier color."
-Janna Johnson O'Toole, Associate Editor
New Summer Makeup Must-Haves
"Easy coverage plus SPF 15-Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder does it all."
-Ashley Fodor, Assistant
SPF Makeup For Every Skin Tone
"I opt for Clarins Eyebrow Pencil; the pigment-rich formula is never waxy."
-Emily Hebert, ELLE.com Beauty Editor
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Renee ZellwegerWe don't know if it was her hair-or granny panties-that snagged Daniel Cleaver-slash-Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason. But summery highlights like Renée Zellweger's areRead More »from The Most Iconic Hollywood Beach Hair