Olivia Wilde was living the best of both worlds in a weather-defying ensemble at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 11. As summer style begins to mingle with fall fashion, with some celebrities still wearing bikinis and others experimenting with non-traditional fashion trends, Wilde is taking a firm stance at the center of the sartorial debate. Surrounded by fellow stars, Wilde arrived in a Michael Kors trench coat, a ribbed sweater, sheer tights, and a pair of hot pants that created the illusion of a bodysuit. She styled the outfit with knee-high suede boots, a fringe handbag, and gold Oera earrings.
The focal point of the outfit, styled by Karla Welch, was the pair of teeny-tiny hot pants that blended seamlessly with Wilde’s sweater. From afar, Wilde easily looked like she was serving her take on the no-pants trend. Though she wasn’t completely pantsless, the star’s micro shorts, sheer tights, and black sunglasses felt like a not-so-subtle nod to summer.
The rest of her outfit, meanwhile, was a clear homage to the impending fall weather. Wilde’s ribbed sweater provided a layer of comfort many of us crave when the temperature drops; the ruching on her hot-cocoa-brown boots added an effortlessly cozy energy to the ensemble; and her herringbone trench coat created a wind-swept drama that practically summoned a whirl of fallen leaves to dance at her feet. Though New York recently experienced its second act of summer in the form of a heat wave, followed by a series of thunderstorms, it’s clear Wilde isn’t letting the unpredictable climate deter her from wearing whatever she wants.
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