We spent the month in a constant state of March Madness--voting on our favorite It Girls from fashion, film, music, and culture. But don't think we forgot about Best Dressed. We'd never neglect Best Dressed.
At the end of the month, we each take a vote on the best of the best. A lot of factors come into play: which outfit we'd rock the most, which outfit we wish we had, and which outfit we already do have. Yes, I bought Jessie J's matching floral legging set at the Rihanna x Opening Ceremony party this month.
Your vote counts too--check out our picks below and tell us why you chose your favorite in the comments section!
Ray Siegel, Senior Web Editor: Jessie J I always go for the underdog! It was the first time British singer-songwriter Jessie J made the cut, but she deserves props for the way she rolled up to the airport in what looks like a children's matching pajama set. But could she be any cooler or more laid-back? In case you were wondering, her matching top/legging look isn't from Kids "R" Us--it's Opening Ceremony spring '13. And it is awesome.
Rebecca Willa Davis, Executive Web Editor: Solange Knowles I've never been one to get all matchy-matchy with my outfits, and yet I found myself falling hard for this Solange Knowles look. And not just because she's wearing head-to-toe Marni; there's something about going for the exact same pattern, but in different colors (and clashing ones at that), that is both preppy and kooky at the same time. Straight-laced subversion? Now that's something I can get behind.
Ali Hoffman, Web Editor: Jessica Hart Jessica Hart's trench-coat-lavendar-pant-mash-up might seem like an odd choice for my favorite outfit of the month, because, let's face it, it isn't really an outfit. Nothing matches, the checkered lining of the jacket definitely clashes with the striped scarf and the zigzag purse, and I can spot at least three different shades of beige--yet somehow the chaos all comes together and Hart couldn't look any cuter or more carefree. Plus, how often do actually wear a full-on "outfit" anyway? That's what I thought.
Lynette Perez, Web Intern: Jessica Alba
It goes without saying that Jessica Alba is constantly killing it. This outfit shows just how effortlessly cool she can look, all while being one hundred percent put together. Her red-orange jacket complements her sun-kissed skin perfectly and screams ”spring is here,“ while the neutrals and her beachy hair tone it down perfectly. This look is one for the books.
Nicole Zane, Web Intern: Diane Kruger Guilty as charged: The minute summer hits, I am that girl who pulls her crop tops out of storage. Her Carven blouse is the cream of the cropped tops and gives a youthful take on the simple white button down. Plus, that red leather skirt pairing gives the ensemble a modern feel. I like how Kruger plays with proportions, so ladies, embrace this trend.