Admit it, you've walked into a store and wished that you could start ripping clothing off the racks to style your dream outfit--gratis, of course. While for most of us this fantasy stays just that, five lucky style bloggers recently had the opportunity to take over Diane von Furstenberg's Soho store to create their own outfits centered around a killer pair of shoes from the designer's fall collection. The boots, heels, and flats combine sexy straps, earthy colors, and cold-weather approved materials to help you make a killer statement when the air starts to chill. As for the style icons, they're certainly no strangers to the blogosphere: no doubt you already know the sweet and sexy style of Keiko Lynn, the laid-back but glam outfits of My Style Pill's Christine Cameron, the budget-friendly finds of Saucie Glossie's Lindsey Calla, Brooklyn Blonde Helena's drool-worthy accessories, and Little Black List Tess' carefree, boho vibe. We've got the low-down on the outfits these glam girls created, but here's the catch--only one of them gets to keep their creation, and you're in complete control of the results. Click through and check out the details about girls and their outfits, and vote on which blogger deserves to claim her ultimate style prize.
"Every closet should be stocked with classics that can transition from season to season. I love layering versatile, basic pieces to make more of a standout look. The pops of green and gold update otherwise classic pieces, while a pair of opaque tights bring the strappy platforms from summer to fall."
"I went for an Old Hollywood feel with a long, silky dress and oversized coat. The suede buckle heels were the perfect modern twist to such a vintage look—the color is spot-on, and the style is so big yet still classic and timeless, which makes the trend itself so effortless. To pull off an outfit like this, you first have to make sure you're comfortable in what you have, and then make sure you're showcasing your personal style so that you look and feel authentic. Then, add an unexpected twist to keep it interesting, whether it's a statement necklace or a pair of loud, patterned shoes. Whatever it is, own it with confidence."
"This dress has a great '60s vibe that I love, and a stiff-brim hat was also hot on the runways this year. I'm a huge hat girl—they always add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. I layered a turtleneck under this dress to add some depth and to make the look more casual, and of course, every uptown girl needs a chic coat! As for the shoes, I wanted to show how versatile they are. The dress was just the right hue to complement them, and it brings out the crackle, as well. As for advice, don't be afraid to make the most of the pieces in your closet by layering items in unexpected ways!"
"To me, Diane Von Furstenberg is synonymous with bold prints, crazy color combinations, studio 54, 1970's, Andy Warhol, and effortlessly polished looks. I kept to the 70's theme with a silk beaded dress, INSANE black, billowy sleeved jacket with huge gold star detailing and a brown fur vest. My trick to making it all work together was using neutral colors, black, brown, grey and mustard as the focal points with hints of color and texture to make the outfit really pop. As a self proclaimed vintage inspired, 70's loving, fashion enthusiast who tends to always add just one more piece, I knew the neutral grey knee high boots with fringe detailing were key for my fall wardrobe."
Helena from Brooklyn Blonde
"When I think of DVF, I think of all her fabulous prints and really wanted to play around with them for my outfit. Although mixing can sometimes be tricky, balance it out by keeping at least one of the prints neutral in color. For my particular outfit, I especially loved the contrast between the feminine silk top with hearts, and the chunky, suede loafer I had on. My style is not completely feminine or completely edgy, but a mix of a few, so I like my look to show that."
Who did DvF the best? Vote for the blogger whose style you're most sweating!