Style Icon: Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman’s beauty is understated and elegant. Her grace and carriage point to the grandeur and old world glamour of Old Hollywood. She’s conquered this century’s Hollywood too though. Starring in award-winning heavy hitters like Closer and Black Swan, as well as blockbuster hits like Thor, V for Vendetta, and Star Wars as Queen Amidala. This Harvard graduate is proof that beauty, brains, talent, and impeccable style is possible to have in one petite and sophisticated package.

Here’s my roundup of Natalie Portman’s best looks to date:

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Normally, a frock with ruffles all over would be a no-no for someone with a petite frame like Natalie. However, this red number from Lanvin makes an exception. All the ruffles are beautifully layered and draped making it an effortlessly elegant and incredibly flattering red carpet look. The short hemline is perfect for her frame. 54ac38fd14809_-_elle-natalie-portman-18-xl-xln

Natalie shows off her penchant for rosy hues in this pink and red jewel-toned gown. Her classic style is reflected in her great choice of subtle yet glamorous diamond bling. She kept it simple, and yet she made a super chic statement.

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Maternity style proved to be Natalie Portman’s strong suit. She wowed the crowd during her pregnancy by donning one amazing dress after another. The beautiful deep purple color, sexy slit, and off-shoulder silhouette enhance her beautiful figure and show off her baby bump in high style. 642ad1f9cb645874f1b919b2a9b1f651

Further proof that you can’t go wrong with black and white? This flawless daytime ensemble from Natalie Portman. The sleek and feminine black satin slingback heels and delicate diamond drop earrings are the perfect finishing touches to her stylish frock. When you have a great dress like this, you let it do the talking.
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Great style never takes a day off. Natalie look good even when sporting some off-duty casual threads. Blue jeans, a camel trench, and Cuban heeled boots gets elevated with a strong shot of color via a cobalt blue cashmere scarf. This is how you bundle up while still looking chic as ever. 012715-LOTD-natalie-portman-428

Clad in head-to-toe Dior, Natalie represented  the brand well. She is a Dior brand ambassador after all. From the tweed coat, cashmere sweater, and the beautifully embellished silk satin skirt, the mix of textures is what makes this outfit stand out. 022612-Natalie-Portman-350

One of her best Oscar looks and a noteworthy red carpet moment, Natalie Portman commanded attention in this Dior Haute Couture gown. The vintage feel, fitted bodice, classic Old Hollywood polka dot print all came together for an evening look that exceeded expectations. 102613-Natalie-Portman-350

A perfect picture of feminine style at its best, Natalie Portman continues to impress with her polished and ladylike style. The embellished floral tulle overlay of this fit and flare tea length dress makes it perfect either for a red carpet event or an afternoon at high tea. She finished it off perfectly with gold vintage inspired sandals. 1325880560-natalie-portman__largeNatalie tried her hand at subtle color blocking when she combined this bright and vibrant royal blue with a pair of deep purple peep toes. She showed off her gorgeous gams and flattered her petite frame with the short hemline and A-line silhouette of this frock. The origami bust detail combined with the tailored detailing in the buttoned front and pockets are features that make this dress a stellar standout.

Which look did you absolutely love?

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Trend Report: Luxury Sweatshirts

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Cozy and comfy are words not typically associated with what’s trendy and fashionable. Fortunately for fashion lovers everywhere, those two words are now firmly in the fashion vocabulary due to the rise of luxury sweatshirts.

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S/S 2014 (L-R): Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Christopher Kane

Image from: T Magazine

Gone are the days of wearing those boring, heather grey sweatshirts from your gym class. Say hello to sweatshirts done in luxe fabrics, accented with leather and fringe, and embellished with colorful crystals. This trend dominated the runways in New York, Milan, London, and Paris for Spring/Summer 2014, and by the looks of it, this trend is here to stay.

Here is my roundup of the 10 best sweatshirts for this season:

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Kenzo Wool Twill & Techno Jersey Sweatshirt from LUISAVIAROMA

Logo sweatshirts are back this season. An arm-emblazoned Kenzo logo will show that you think outside the fashion box.

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TNTees Sopo crystal-embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt from The Outnet

The crystal embellished neckline of this sweatshirt from TNTees eliminates the need for accessorizing. Perfect for looking chic during those off-duty days.

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Can it get any more luxe and rich than snakeskin leather? Probably not. This piece is proof that sweatshirts can be sexy. Pair with your favorite  strappy stilettos for maximum sultry appeal.

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Nil & Mon Lipstick Applique Sweatshirt from LUISAVIAROMA

Proclaim your love for lippies in this Nil & Mon sweatshirt. The playful applique design shows off your whimsical side.

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Lanvin Wool Jersey Sweatshirt from LUISAVIAROMA

Fringe and sweatshirts are two the major trends for S/S 2014, and this Lanvin item combines the two perfectly. Modern elements like a structured bag or sleek ankle boots will be a great way to mix up the tribal feel of this sweater.

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Tibi Houndstooth Cotton-blend and Ponte sweatshirt from The Outnet

Houndstooth will always be classic. Tibi gives it a twist with a vivid pop of electric blue and graphic black accents.

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Givenchy Bambi Silk-Satin Sweatshirt from Net-a-Porter

Take a bit of your childhood cartoon memories with you in this Givenchy stunner. The silk-satin material gives that ladylike appeal.

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By Malene Birger Synna Printed Satin-Jersey Sweatshirt from Net-a-Porter

Sweatshirts can be ultra feminine too, as seen in this floral By Malene Birger Sweatshirt. Best worn with a tea length skirt and midi heels.

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Acne Studios Beta Geometric Sweatshirt from MyTheresa

Acne Studios are known for the modern aesthetic, and this geometric design certainly reflects that. For a refreshing look, wear with white jeans and plain white sneakers.

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Isabel Marant Etoile Hammer Printed Jersey Sweatshirt from MyTheresa

Upgrade from casual T-shirts to styled and cool printed sweatshirts like this one from Isabel Marant. Wear with denim cutoffs and sandals, and you’re all set.

Which piece will you be snatching up? Let us know in the comments!