Taste of Style – This Week’s Hot Trend: Denim
There were no awards shows this week, but country stars still brought the hottest trends to music festivals and Maxim's Hot 100 party. One star did walk her own red carpet, but it's not what you're thinking.
The week saw one hot trend -- denim on denim on denim! Country artists rocked every shade of jean imaginable. From Little Big Town to Dan and Shay, we saw skin tight jeans and distressed vests at their finest. Kimberly Perry even wore a denim wedding dress! OK, not really, but that would have been hot too.
Although country kept it kinda casual this week, there are two sexy singers that shined at a few more formal affairs. One of them snagged Diva of the Week, and the other we'll call Price Charming.
Jana Kramer showed her sexy at the Maxim Hot 100 party. She looked smoldering in an outfit that covered just enough -- she barely missed being this week's Fashion Diva.
Crop tops are still the rage and while some can be cringeworthy, Kramer's outfit left us feeling inspired to do 100 situps. Instead we a bowl of Moosetracks ice cream.
The 'Love' singer kept the white Bailey 44 crop top (with a tiny window right below her bosom) classy with high-waisted black shorts by N/Tice. The shorts flattered her figure by accentuating both her toned tummy and lean legs. Kramer tied it all together with only black and white accessories -- classic!
Her LK Bennett white stilettos helped show off those tan legs while keeping her jewelry choices simple. She wore a Jacob and Co. bracelet with David Yurman rings that unleashed her inner rockstar. We sure do 'Love' her look and bet it'll help her snag a spot on Maxim's list next year (we're pulling for you, Jana!).
Little Big Town
While in Florida, one of country's hottest groups showed up ready to play, looking their very best. From dark denim to lacy accents, Little Big Town looked smokin' hot on stage at the Florida Country Superfest -- they win this week's best coordinated quartet award. Oh yeah, that's a thing!
Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and Karen Fairchild went country in their jeans but the group kept it stylish, rockin' almost every shade of denim imaginable. Westbrook opted to go for white wash distressed (a style that recalls the days of 'Saved by the Bell' and Little Texas) while Sweet donned dark denim. Fairchild gave Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett a run for their money in her skin tight jeans (sorry, fellas).
Both of the boys sang the (dark) blues -- Westbrook wore a simple t-shirt (how does he look so hot in a t-shirt?!) and Sweet rolled up the sleeves on his long-sleeved T. Vests were also a trend among the quartet. Sweet wore a simple black one and Fairchild channeled her inner hippie with a long, fringed vest over a black t-shirt. She also nailed the accessories -- mixing golds and silvers and making it work!
As for Kimberly Schlapman, she looked like a lady in a high-low dress with lacy accents and a cinched waist (showing off her itty bitty body). Her lean legs were definitely the center of attention, however! Thin fashion stockings with patterns peeked out from below the dress' short front.
Dan and Shay
What's better than one good lookin' country boy? Two, of course! Country newcomers Dan and Shay are sexy and they can sing. They're also experts at looking effortlessly trendy (take note of the dirty Converse sneakers -- we love them!).
When the duo rolled up to an event last week, they (like LBT) kept it country in denim -- dark denim that hugged all the right places. Dan Symers was two sleeves away from wearing a Canadian tuxedo but instead (thankfully) he wore a denim vest and white t-shirt. The best part of his outfit? Those shoes! There's no ring or jewelry on the right hand we spotlighted. We were just trying to figure out what he was reading.
Shay Mooney brought a little rock 'n roll to Nashville with a leather jacket, black t-shirt and Converse sneakers. Are these guys country singers or part-time models?! We're not sure and we like it that way.
When it's time to dress up, we know one Australian hunk who never fails to leave heads spinning. Keith Urban looked like Prince Charming at the Celebrate Life Ball down under. He attended with wife Nicole Kidman (who wore a nude Prada gown that was anything but conservative on cleavage), who was the guest of honor at the Melbourne event. We're suckers for a classic suit and tie and -- much like Justin Timberlake -- Urban does it just right. His classic black suit was tailored to fit him like shrimp fits a barbie. Nope, that doesn't make sense, but we're moving on and so should you.
This Week's Fashion Diva - Kimberly Perry!
Wow! Before we go any further...wow. The Band Perry's female frontwoman recently wed J.P. Arencibia and she looked stunning in a white Reem Acra gown. The off-the-shoulder dress combined with its crystal accents highlighted her long blonde hair which she kept down and wavy.
All this kept her from needing jewelry (except that gorgeous engagement ring!) but she donned a long, sheer veil and of course had the hot Arencibia on her arm. Perry's dress went down into a long, thick train -- she looked like a gorgeous bridal princess. Hands down, Perry gets our Fashion Diva of the Week -- and we're sure you can see why!