5 Selena Gomez Style Staples So You Can Dress Just Her
Selena Gomez may be one of the Hollywood's favorite starlets, regardless of her inexplicable attachment to Justin Bieber. She has officially finished her sudden stint at rehab, she can hold a tune, and, most importantly, her style errs more on the side of sweet than risqué. With her new film Behaving Badly set to hit theaters in August of this year, and as such, Ms. Gomez has stepped up her style game.
The former Disney Channel star has transitioned from teeny bopper fashion staples to more sophisticated wares, so chic in fact that several of her ensembles look like something her over-20 fans may want to snap up. So while her personal life may remain a question mark for many, Gomez's style and poise on the red carpet are an example for those who wish to dress elegantly — but not in a matronly fashion. By pairing well-tailored separates like wide-leg trousers or a blouse with more youthful pieces like an embellished bustier top and oversized jewelry, Gomez's ensembles read as ladylike and fun as opposed to stiff and bland. So if you're in the market for a spring ensemble which appears both urbane and fresh, take a style note from Selena Gomez, and go and get it.
1. A Strapless Top
An embellished or embroidered strapless top will add interest to even your plainest trousers, so if you're looking to expand your sartorial horizons like Gomez, add a fun top to your closet. Choose a structured, strapless top with subtle beading or an embroidered pattern on a silk or cotton fabric, but stay away from pieces that are too shiny or shimmery. Your top should look intricate, not blinding, when exposed to the light. For those who crave simplicity, Trina Turk's White Cap Top is an unfussy alternative.
2. Wide Leg Trousers
Gomez's ensemble would be less than alluring without her tailored, wide-leg trousers, which add sophistication to the ensemble. Make sure that your trousers of choice fall from the widest part of your hip or thigh straight to the ground, as a tight pair will emphasize curves a bit too much when paired with your skin-baring bustier. ASOS's Trousers in Relaxed Wide Leg are the perfect blend of laid-back and buttoned up.
3. High Heels
The actress and singer wears pointy-toe pumps with her trousers, but any pair of high heels will do the trick with this ensemble. For something different, throw on a pair of pastel pumps that will just peek out underneath the hem of your trousers as you walk. Alice + Olivia's Dina Heels are the ideal shade of mint, and as an added bonus, their textured leather will pop against a neutral look.
4. A Colorful Blazer
Gomez's ensemble is ideal for a laid-back occasion, but if your shoulders need to be covered, a slim blazer will add formality. BB Dakota's Izzy Jacket in Persimmon adds color and edge to a simple ensemble.
5. A Statement Ring
Polish off your ensemble with one or two well-placed statement accessories, like the silver ring Gomez wears. Lagos Voyage Caviar Statement Ring will add extra sparkle to your ensemble.
Images: Trina Turk's White Cap Top, $228, revolveclothing.com; ASOS Trousers in Relaxed Wide Leg, $76.22, asos.com; Alice + Olivia Pointed Toe Pumps Dina High Heel, $325, bloomingdales.com; BB Dakota's Izzy Jacket in Persimmon, $52.50, shopbop.com; Lagos 'Voyage' Caviar Statement Ring, $295, shop.nordstrom.com