Style Showdown: Rihanna’s Muppet-Inspired Mistake and More

Sometimes stars get it right, and sometimes they need another celeb to step in and show ‘em how it’s done. Here’s a look at the latest celeb hits and misses, from Rihanna’s Muppet-inspired mistake and Snooki’s salacious stripes to Olivia Wilde’s vintage charm and Pippa Middleton’s effortless summer-to-fall transition.

Trend: All in Aqua


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Miss: Can someone tell Rihanna how to get to Sesame Street? The singer introduced her new fragrance Reb’l Fleur at House of Fraser in London wearing an aqua feathered top and slacks from the Antonio Berardio Resort 2012 collection—but looked more Muppet than couture. With all of the celebs in feathers lately, she might’ve been able to get away with the froufrou halter on its own, but paired with the unfortunately-shaped pants, her figure is drowned in a sea of aqua.

Hit: Olivia Wilde fit right in while scavenging for treasures at a flea market in West Hollywood. The actress’ vintage aqua maxi dress flowed and draped in all the right places, and her fringed bag, funky necklace, and leather sandals created the perfect Indian summer boho ensemble.


Trend: Nautical Red Stripes


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Miss: It may seem obvious that Snooki would make the miss list, but we were holding out with the notion that she might have picked up something in terms of fashion sense while in Italy. Here she is hosting the Wet Republic Ultra Pool Party at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and looking like she decided to wear her swimsuit on the purple carpet, too. At least it’s good to know that the pouf and across-the-forehead-headband combo that we previously thought was impossible has been achieved.

Hit: Nicky Hilton classed up the nautical stripes while out and about in L.A. Her Express dress, flats, Celine bag and fedora create a classic look that’s ship-shape for a casual lunch date.


Trend: Maxi Dress and Cover-Up


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Miss: Throwing a cover-up like a blazer or cardigan over this season’s maxi dress is an effortless way to transition from summer to fall. But Fabiola Beracasa’s attempt at the trick took the white lace trend to new heights recently. The whimsical celebrity makeup artist looked baptismal in a lacy full skirted maxi dress, lacy short-sleeved cardigan, and lace-up white booties. Remember to wear only one trendy piece at a time to avoid looking like a walking doily.

Hit: Pippa Middleton nailed the summer-to-fall transition in a nude maxi dress layered under a cropped white jacket while heading to the grocery store in London. The royal sis stuck to a neutral palette, accessorizing with a mustard Ri2K Portobollo handbag and white wedges.