Style Stealer

Style Stealer: Alexa Chung’s Chanel clogs on an ASOS budget

Ever since Alexa Chung appeared on the cover of UK Vogue’s March issue, one thing was clear: clogs were on the way back “in”. Is this a good thing or a bad thing, we ask ourselves? Well, we’ve never really been huge fans of the clog, but at the same time, we wouldn’t slap these particular ones in jail either, so you could say we’re on the fence on this one. What we DEFINITELY wouldn’t do, though, is pay Chanel prices for shoes like this. So it’s a good job we don’t have to, because if we did suddenly decide we couldn’t last one more day without a pair of Alexa-like heeled clogs on our hooves, at least we know…

Style Stealer: Sophia Bush’s polka dot jacket from… Dorothy Perkins?

When we first spotted this photo of Sophia Bush wearing a navy, polka dot jacket at New York Fashion Week, we were sure the jacket in question was this one from Dorothy Perkins, which we’ve had our eyes on ever since it appeared on the website. A closer look at Sophia’s jacket reveals that she hasn’t actually been shopping at Dotty P’s: her jacket is double-breasted, and a little boxier than the budget version, but the look is definitely similar. Like stripes, polka dots tend to start flooding back into the stores at around this time every year, but there’s been a particularly large influx of them this year. If you want to steal Sophia’s style, this jacket is £40,…

Lady Gaga’s girdle: $29.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond

We all know she loves Alexander McQueen and Martin Margiela, but did you know Lady Gaga ALSO shops at Bed, Bath & Beyond? No, neither did we, but Kymaro, makers of the flesh-coloured body shaper you see above, claim it’s their product Her Ladyship has been wearing on stage recently, not some pricey designer number. Isn’t it good to know that Gaga is secretly as frugal and down to earth as the rest of us, even although she DOES use shapewear as pants? The Kymaro Body Shaper (As Seen on TV!) retails for $29.99 at the aforementioned Bed, Bath & Beyond, and you can see an infomercial about it here. One thing, though: if you do decide to make like…

Style Stealer: Kelly Osbourne in Rare’s tucked jumper dress with big shoulders

We love it when we spot celebrities wearing accessible fashion, although you may not love it quite so much, given the item Kelly Osbourne is wearing here is this grey jumper dress by Rare, which comes with the requisite giant shoulders. It’s a look that Kelly is clearly loving at the moment – she wore a similarly styled top earlier this week – and it’s also very much “on trend” (yeah, we hate that phrase too), but do you fancy stealing Kelly’s style? If you do, the dress is £35 from Topshop, and we think the addition of the belt is probably a very good idea!

Style Stealer: Dorothy Perkins Vs Preen dresses

Judging by the reaction this Preen mini dress got when Gwyneth Paltrow wore it last week, it's probably not something many of you are going to want to splash out, £1,280 on. Dorothy Perkins black insert panel tube dress, however, is only £30, and while it's by no means a copy of the Preen number, it does borrow that "someone just ripped the top layer off my dress!" feel, as well as the body-con shape and black/silver colours. Those of you looking for the Preen(ish) look on a budget can buy the dress on the right from Dorothy Perkins. If you'd prefer to stick with the origial, it's £1,280 at Net-a-Porter.

Spotted! Scarlett Johansson in Christain Louboutin’s Bridget Strass booties

Shoeperwoman spotted Scarlett Johansson at Comic-Con last week wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin's Bridget Strass booties, which come with a spectacularly be-glittered heel and lace-effect front. These come from Louboutin's appropriately named "Total Madness" collection and, well, that just about says it all, doesn't it? Nice work once again from ScarJo, though, who paired the elaborate shoes with a simole cream dress – image under the jump.

Amy Winehouse wears Vivienne Westwood Anglomania to answer assualt charges

Amy Winehouse is in court this week (again), answering charges of assault over claims she hit a fan at the End Of Summer Ball in Berkley Square last year. Still, on the plus side, that is an AWESOME suit she's wearing, isn't it? It's from Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania label, and we've had our beady eyes on the jacket for quite some time, which just goes to show that you can be in trouble with the law without necessarily incurring the wrath of The Fashion Police. And that even Amy Winehouse can scrub up good when she needs to. Buy the jacket for $1,115 and the skirt for $540, both from Net-a-Porter.

Style Stealer: Kim Kardashian in Topshop’s ‘Cosmic’ shoulder dress

Kim Kardashian has been looking amazing lately, and hey, isn't it nice to know that, just this once, you can actually buy this actual dress, rather than some cheap copy of it? Or you can if you have a Topshop within visiting-distance, anyway, because this is sold out on the website, which means that if you like it, you're going to have to run the gauntlet of the store itself, and have a good old rummage for it. It's Topshop's 'Cosmic' dress, which comes complete with some sticky-out shoulders which, as we're sure you all know, are this season's must have feature – thanks, Balmain! Luckily these ones aren't too extreme, and serve to give the dress some structure as…

Style Stealer: Victoria Beckham’s red pencil dress

We loved Victoria's Beckham's two dress collections, but with the dresses front them selling for around £2,000 each, we knew we'd never actually buy one. Luckily it's ASOS to the rescue, with this bright red pencil dress, which looks rather similar to the dress Victoria wore back in February this year, which was one of her own designs. Luckily the ASSO version comes without the hefty price tag. It's £38, and you can buy it here.

Style Stealer: Drew Barrymore’s Guiseppe Zanotti heels from her David Letterman show appearance

Our apologies for bringing you two posts about Drew Barrymore in as many days, but Drew seems to be really enjoying herself fashion-wise at the moment, and we happen to think she's looking pretty good. Here she is last night arriving for her appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, in a dramatic black dress with billowing sleeves and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sandals which are Shoe Porn at its finest. The shoes are £415, and available at Net-a-Porter. The dress, meanwhile, is Giambattista Valli, and has had mixed responses around the blogging world: what do you think of it?

Wanted! ASOS heart top (lets you dress like Victoria Beckham. Sort of.)

Remember Victoria Beckham's heart-embellished Marc Jacobs dress? It was pretty, but maybe just a little bit OTT for anyone who isn't also known as Posh Spice, which is why we think this top from ASOS is a much more wearable – not to mention affordable – version. This is £34.50, and has a one-shoulder design, with pretty little hearts holding it up, a gently draped front and a nipped in waist. It's also long-enough to let you wear it with skinny jeans or leggings without flashing too much belly/crotch. We like.

Style Stealer: Peaches Geldof in Office’s ‘Late Night’ platform shoes

  It's London Fashion Week, which means The Fashion Police have been subjected to more than the usual amount of photos of Peaches Geldof this week. Peaches did take a break from fashion to attend the NME Awards on Wednesday night however, wearing these grey patent 'Late Nights' platforms from Office, which are £75. These are also available in black, which we would've preferred on Peaches, because we're not huge fans of the "pale shoes with dark tights" look, but we suspect we're in the minority on that one, because we see such a lot of it during the winter month, but whether you prefer grey or black, you can get them here.

Style Stealer: D&G’s nautical dress/top, as seen on Alexandra Burke

  X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke is wearing it as a dress here, but D&G originally showed this piece on the catwalk worn with shorts, so if you’re looking for a super-cheap way to steal the style, Matalan’s £10 t-shirt could be an easy way to do it. Yes, there are obvious differences in the garments (not least the fact that one’s a dress and one’s a t-shirt!), but there are obvious similarities too, so if you’re into the nautical look that rears its head every summer, this might just appeal to you! The t-shirt isn’t currently available on the Matalan website, so if you like it, look out for in store.

A hat just like Aretha Franklin’s….

 Quite a few of you asked us where to find a hat like the one worn by Aretha Franklin at Barack Obama's Inauguration last month. Aretha's hat came from Mr. Song Millinery in Detroit, but here's one just like it, which you can buy online from Hats.com for $79. Just be prepared for the dozens of conflicting opinions you're going to get about it…

Style on Trial: Chanel’s Russian Doll bag, as seen on Lily Allen

Fashion Police reader Jannet asked us to put this Russian Doll bag by Chanel, seen here carried by Lily Allen this week, up On Trial, and because we’re all heart, of course we agreed. We must say, we love Lily’s look here, with a white Givenchy jacket over a navy knitted dress, and we think the bag is cute too. What do you think, though, readers? Do you love it or is it too much of a collector’s item for you to get any use out of (especially given the £2,500 price tag)?

Style Stealer: Avril Lavigne’s Ruthie Davis Mary Janes

Avril Lavigne isn’t a celebrity we’d normally bother stealing the style of, but we have to admit to being drawn to these Ruthie Davis Mary Janes, which she wore in US Weekly magazine recently. OK, we could possibly be doing without the gold studs on the stiletto heels, but something about this green and orange mix is really appealing to us. What’s not so appealing? The $875 price tag. Get them here. [Source]

Kate Bosworth in a baggy Topshop playsuit

Finally! Finally we have the answer to yet another of our "who is buying all of the " questions! Today the perplexing fashion item in question is the baggy playsuit, and the answer to the "who is buying them?" question is: Kate Bosworth. She is buying them. Specifically, she is buying Topshop’s grey bandau button playsuit, and you can too, for it is is £50 at Topshop. Would you buy it, though? Tell us: has the sight of Kate wearing her playsuit to Nobu last night convinced you that there is merit in these items? Or are you just glad it’s her, rather than you?

Style Stealer: Cheryl Cole’s Dolce & Gabbana peep toe boots

The Fashion Police have a bit of a girl-crush on Cheryl Cole right now. Because, let’s face it, she’s absolutely gorgeous, isn’t she? Seriously, lookit how gorgeous she is, with her cute little dimples and her shiny, shiny hair. And her giant red PEEP TOE BOOTS. Ah. And there’s the rub. As much as we love her, we can’t really understand why anyone would want to steal this particular element of Cheryl’s style, but if you do, we feel duty bound to report that the boots in question are by D&G and cost £370 from My Wardrobe. Would you wear them? Do you like them? Do you like them on Cheryl? If only it was possible to buy her hair…

Save or Splurge: High waist pants by Elizabeth and James and Miss Selfridge

They’re not exactly the same, but when we spotted the high-waisted trousers on the left of the image above at Miss Selfridge this morning, we were instantly reminded of the Elizabeth and James ones we’d just been oggling at Net-a-Porter, so here they are, awaiting your judgment. Both are skinny of leg and high of waist (although the Elizabeth and James pants are obviously higher), and both have rows of buttons on the front. Is the extra fabric on the waist of the designer versions worth the extra money, though, or would you save your cash and stick with Miss S? Would you save or splurge? 

Budget Buy of the Week: Boy Meets Girl canvas tote bag, as seen on Gossip Girl

While many of the clothes and accessories seen on Gossip Girl are in the “out of our price range” category, here’s one that definitely isn’t. This canvas tote bag is by Boy Meets Girl, and is just £12.,50 at Spoiled Brat. It was shown with a black print on last week’s episode of Gossip Girl, but we like this green version, which you can fold up and keep in your handbag so you don’t have to resort to nasty old plastic bags (or soggy old paper ones, come to that) next time you find yourself making an emergency purchase.