My style star of the week is Pippa Middleton. Socialite, party planner, younger sister of Princess Kate…yes, but I’d like to add one more title: Fashionista. Nicknamed “Perfect Pippa” by the media, Philippa Charlotte Middleton is known for her immaculate looks and polished, pulled-together outfits. Don’t confuse polish with boredom, though. Pippa has a way of using bold colors and striking silhouettes to create a chic, youthful vibe. Recreate this out-and-about-look with these Pippa perfect pieces:
1. Ellen Tracy Cherry Bi-Stretch Cap Sleeve Shift Dress ($84)
One of Pippa’s secrets is her use of bold color. A mod shift dress like this one is classic, but its bold color makes it show-stopping. The Ellen Tracy has just the right amount of stretch for a perfect fit every time.
2. Ray Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($195)
Made in Italy, but known the world over, Ray Ban’s are a study in trendy sophistication. A great pair of wayfarers add a playful vibe to a shift/pumps combo like Pippa’s. Logo lettering at the right lens and temples lets everyone know these are the real thing.
3. Tory Burch Saffiano Robinson Satchel ($550)
Like Ray Ban’s, a Tory Burch bag goes both playful and professional. This trim little satchel features a metal logo medallion at the front and a vertical seam at the back. Snap pockets at sides and metal feet at bottom. Rolled double handles and detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. It’s a study in great construction, just like Pippa’s penchant for perfectly tailored pieces!
4. Loeffler Randall Esther Platform Pumps ($450)
A traditional pump, yes, but Pippa makes it fresh by choosing a warm, caramel-colored leather with this season’s wood heels. This Loeffler Randall gives the same vibe with its natural wooden heel and round toe.