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Frugal Fashion: Rachel Zoe at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

October 12, 2011 |  7:30 am

ZoeLooking at Rachel Zoe and her family is like glancing at a modern and more glamorous version of a classic Norman Rockwell painting. An attractive, happy-looking family, but at the head of the table -- at the head of an entire fashion empire -- sits petite and stylish Zoe.

The stylist, fashion designer and television personality recently returned from the front rows of Paris Fashion Week, where she and husband Rodger Berman, who is president of Rachel Zoe Inc., took in all the top designer shows.

Back in Los Angeles last weekend, Zoe, Berman and best-dressed-baby-in-the-world Skyler, made an appearance as co-hosts at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park. The family spent the sunny afternoon socializing with celebrities such as Selma Blair, Jamie King and Camille Belle, and taking in the polo matches.

PHOTOS: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

The whole family was dressed in summer whites, with Rachel in a sleeveless ruffled maxi dress, long beaded necklace and white hat, Skyler in white overalls, loafers and straw cowboy hat and Berman in a white shirt, khaki suit and classic fedora.

Zoe's signature 1970s-inspired boho style can be seen in her ruffled maxi and long beads. The plain white looks great on Zoe, but for an event that takes place primarily on grass -- like polo -- it leaves the dress susceptible to stains. A fun, colored pattern will keep the '70s motif and be more practical than white. Try the ruffled maxi dress with white and blue floral print for $79.50 or the strapless ruffled maxi dress with purple print for $75.50, both from To accessorize like Zoe, try the Candie's silver-tone long beaded illusion necklace with large beads for $14 or the silver-tone long beaded necklace with smaller silver beads for $11.20, both from


The Zoe-Berman family kept cool on the sidelines with hats for mom, dad and the baby. For a hat similar to Zoe's, get the Collection 18 women's multi-crochet ribbon fedora hat for $14.31 from For Berman's classic look, try the Mahalo hat from for $20, and for a cowboy-style baby straw hat, the straw cowboy hat from for $7.99.


Now clad in hats, you and your family are ready for a polo match and some good old-fashioned divot stomping in style -- or for any garden party.

Happy shopping!

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-- Jenn Harris

Photos, from top: Rodger Berman,  Rachel Zoe and son Skylar at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Credit: Charley Gallay /Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot.

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Credits for hats: Collection 18 /;;