Taste of Style – October’s Best: Boots, Vintage Gowns and Sexy Suits!
October may be our favorite fashion month yet! With two Taste of Style newbies, one fab vintage find and one pair of super sexy boots, we're seriously loving fall fashion in 2014.
Newcomers Sam Hunt and Lindsay Ell make our list for the first time this week, while one beautiful brunette followed her arrow right into a Dallas, Texas vintage store ... and walked out looking like a 1950s princess. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift shook off the haters in her favorite trend, but it was a country trio that earned their spot as this week's Fashion Diva(s).
Check out these hot photo highlights and more in this week's Taste of Style.
It's about time Sam Hunt's unique, urban style made its way into Taste of Style. Hunky Hunt is a big fan of a flat bill, and no one can pull them off quite like he can. During the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, Hunt wore a dark grey Snowta flat bill cap. The Snowta line hails from Minnesota and is a "lifestyle brand" for doing pretty much anything outdoors (including performing your hit song at a music festival). Hunt wore a dark, short-sleeved button-down with light-washed skinny jeans. He sure knows how to find everything with the perfect fit! Thanks for being one of our favorite country newcomers, Sam! We applaud you ... and your flat bill!
Ms. Swift shook it off all the way to 'X Factor,' and she looked darn good doin' it. Even though it's October, the now pop star refuses to say goodbye to her crop tops. She dazzled on the show in a glittering two piece outfit -- a long-sleeved crop top with matching shorts. The shorts were, of course, high-waisted, and she paired them with conservative strappy heels. Shake off those haters, honey, because we think you look seriously sexy!
For a newcomer, Lindsay Ell sure knows how to make a statement on the red carpet. Ell wore what she calls "rocker-chic" while on the red carpet for the screening of 'The Best of Me' -- a dark Rachel Roy dress with incredibly accentuated shoulders. The look gave her tiny frame an extra amount of oomph to let everyone know she's here to stay. On her feet, Ell sported black peep-toes by Gianni Binni.
"I chose the dress because whenever I’m looking for outfits for any carpet, I really like to try to find pieces that combine rocker and chic," Ell tells Taste of Country. "I love being able to show that feminine side of my personality, while still looking like an artist who sings and plays the electric guitar. I know shoulder pads are starting to come back, and the minute I saw the mesh detail on the shoulders, it was a dress I had to have! So bring on the rocker-chic!”
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley
When it comes to boots, Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley's doesn't settle for less than the best. The singer has a relationship with boot extraordinaire Lucchese, and that's where he got his s-s-s-sexy new pair. Kelley picked up snakeskin from the shop, and they help step up his boot game.
Is that a GQ model? Oh no, that's just Brett Eldredge. He took our breath away when he stepped out for a People party wearing a sleek black suit with black dress shoes. Yowza! Eldredge's hair was even on point, with just the right amount of curl. The suit fit him perfectly, and under the open jacket, he wore a grey dress shirt with a black tie. Although tight suit pants are sometimes a no no, this country hottie pulled them off like a modern day James Dean. Can we be your Marilyn Monroe, Eldredge?
When Kacey Musgraves heads to Dallas, the beauty has one thing on her mind: shopping. Her favorite Texas find? Dolly Python Vintage. She recently posted a photo to her Instagram, showcasing one of her fab finds. "I can't help but blow the rent every time I come into Dolly Python in Dallas," she writes, adding the dress pictured was just one of the "amazing/hilarious finds." With the right hairstyle, we can imagine Musgraves channeling her inner Liz Taylor. Just don't forget the diamonds!
This Week's Fashion Diva(s): Lady Antebellum!
Lady Antebellum are now joined with a Nicholas Sparks-inspired movie forever! The trio have a song on 'The Best of Me' soundtrack, and to celebrate, they stepped out in high fashion at the Nashville screening. Much like their catchy soundtrack song 'I Did With You,' these outfits definitely caught our eyes -- and earned them this week's Fashion Diva stamp.
Let's start with the lovely Hillary Scott, whose Alexander Wang pinstripe tank dress had us dizzy in love. Don't look too long, or you'll be seeing stripes. She was gorgeous, and the cuts on the dress were flattering to her figure (while accentuating her ladyness). The men of Lady A both looked in love in maroon and red. The handsome Charles Kelley donned a red leather motorcycle jacket with a plain grey tee underneath. Simple, yet so so sexy. Dave Haywood dressed up, wearing a maroon button-down under a grey vest. Haywood rolled his sleeves up and unbuttoned the shirt's top few buttons.
The 'Bartender' trio looked flawless -- and even coordinated -- for a fabulous collective red carpet style.