Top 10 celebrity looks 7/31: featuring Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Dakota Johnson and more

July 31 14:51 2014

Female celebrities have rocked some awesome outfits this week, landing them on our newest edition of This Week in Fashion’s “Top Ten” segment. Our ten favorites made the countdown with patterned frocks, flowy gowns and chic rompers while making appearances in both the New York area and Los Angeles. Cool patterns are giving fashion basics a much-needed makeover this week with the help of a few of Hollywood’s hottest stars.

Nikki Reed rocks a basic boho look this week while out and about in L.A.

Much of this week’s celebrity summer wardrobe features bright colors and wild, floral or psychedelic prints, which are perfect ways to heat up your outfits this season! The majority of this week’s stars were photographed while out and about, proving that these fashion-forward picks aren’t exclusive to the Hollywood crowd. The Top Ten features dresses in a variety of cuts and styles, meaning that there is something for everybody as a form of style inspiration! We have some repeat offenders on this week’s list. Click for more to find out who has made it into the countdown yet again!

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10. Kristin Cavallari

Former reality star and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari rocked an adorably boho printed short set while shopping in LA on July 24. The lightweight fabric is flowy and comfortable, which is perfect for a day in the city or an outing during the summer. Cavallari paired the patterned set with a black leather vest, big black bag and some chic boot wedge heels. The black leather in combination with the more delicate set adds a bit of an edge to the otherwise sweet outfit.

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9. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is back again! The country-pop princess wore a mesh patterned bralette cutout dress while hanging out with some friends in New York City on July 30. The meshy material over the matching patterned bralette and high-waisted skirt adds a feminine touch to an otherwise edgy look. The pattern combined with the cut of the transparent top layer gives the whole outfit an ‘80s feel.

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8. Gwyneth Paltrow

Paltrow wore a long, pretty patterned frock while attending the Hector and the Search for Happiness screening in the Hamptons on July 28. The actress wore the basic summer gown with a pair of matching nude suede platform heels. She kept her makeup minimal and let her sun-kissed skin do all the work.

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7. Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning wore a pale blue floral print spaghetti strap dress while walking around LA on July 28. The cut of the flowy summer dress flatters her slim figure while keeping things casual and comfortable. Her pink sunglasses and neon-patterned purse completed the retro look. We just wish she chose to wear a different pair of shoes!

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6. Vanessa Hudgens

Hudgens wore an abs-bearing crop top with a flowy off-white floor-length skirt to the Young Hollywood Awards on July 27. The former High School Musical star looked casual but elegant because of the unusual combo and it totally works! She kept things simple on the accessory front, choosing to wear only a few silver bangles and some dangling earrings.

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5. Padma Lakshmi

Lashiki wore a chic black and white blazer-blouse-cropped pant combo while attending Sundance TV’s The Honourable Woman screening in New York City on July 23. The fitted cropped dress pants paired with a black sheer blouse unbuttoned to show a bit of skin provided the perfect blend of classy and sexy. The white blazer kept the outfit appropriate for a summer evening outing without making things too drab. And of course we can’t forget about those gorgeous strappy heels!

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4. Zoe Saldana

Saldana wore a gorgeous black calf-length gown while attending the NYC screening of Chris Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy on July 29. While the length may have looked unusual on someone else, we think she really pulled it off! The cut accentuated Saldana’s curves while hiding her baby bump well. She looked elegant in the simple gown because of both the cut and satiny fabric. She did not wear any jewelry other than a pair of large diamond earrings. What a beautiful look!

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3. Judy Greer

Longtime actress and funny woman Judy Greer wore a super chic black and white abstract print mini dress to her appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman in New York City on July 29. Greer wore a thin gunmetal belt to cinch the frock in at the waist and highlight her curves while adding some contrast. She paired the patterned dress with killer red strappy sandal heels and a matching red wristlet. Wow!

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2. Dakota Johnson

Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson wore a beautiful floral print three-quarter-sleeve dress while walking around New York City on July 25. The coloring of the dress complements her skin tone well while the cut remains conservative while still showing off her curves. The length is perfect to showcase Johnson’s long legs. The flowy lightweight material is perfect for a busy summer day!

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1. Hilary Duff

Former child star and pop princess Hilary Duff snags our number one spot this week with a gorgeous colorful floral print romper paired with a basic black cardigan and weaved black leather belt. The floral print and bright colors make use of two of summer’s biggest trends while the cut of the romper keeps things casual but stylish. The black cardigan contrasts well with the patterns, which also coordinates with the belt to prevent the outfit from getting too boxy. Light layers look awesome this season!

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