Frugal Fashion: Naya Rivera a sartorial heroine at Comic-Con
Where can you find bloody zombies, the amazing Spider Man and a hobbit all in the same room? The annual Comic-Con comic book convention in San Diego brings together fans from all over the world -- many of whom dress up as their favorite characters. But over the years the convention, which wrapped up Sunday, has become a place to spot style trendsetters as well. The eclectic mix of fantasy and fashion is now a main attraction for the celebrity set, who attend to promote various projects.
The convention’s sartorial heroes ranged from pretty starlets Michelle Williams (in a print dress from the Giulietta resort 2013 collection) and Emmy Rossum (in a pale blue suit jacket and vest by Ralph Lauren) to heroines in tougher, sexier garb. “Twilight” saga star Kristen Stewart rocked a cropped white Fluxus T-shirt, mini skirt and high-top sneakers, while Karen Gillan wore a graphic shirt and black mini.
Striking just the right balance of sexy and tough, casual and red-carpet-ready, was "Glee" star Naya Rivera. Rivera chose a grey Razan Alazzouni top, electric blue high waist pencil skirt from H&M and neon yellow pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti. She let her color combination steal the spotlight by keeping her accessories and makeup minimal. She chose a pair of studs, dark nail polish and a simple nude lip.
To get Rivera’s look, try the wrapped crop tee from Nastygal.com for $32, the midi high-waisted millennium pencil skirt in cobalt blue from Charlotte Russe for $18.99 and the BCBGeneration "Cielo" pump in neon yellow from Nordstrom for $88.95.
For a matte nude lipstick, try the Stila long wear lip color in “In the Nude,” available at Ulta.com for $20. Black nail polish is no longer reserved for adolescents going through a certain phase. Try a couple coats of the Milani high speed, fast dry nail lacquer in black swift 23 ($4.49 at Drugstore.com) to add a little edge to your ensemble.
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-- Jenn Harris
Top photo: Actress Naya Rivera attends the "Glee" Press Room during Comic-Con International 2012 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.
Middle photos, from left: Wrapped crop tee, $32 / Nastygal.com; midi high-waisted pencil skirt, $18.99 / Charlotte Russe; BCBGeneration "Cielo" pump, $88.95 / Nordstrom.
Bottom photos, from left: Stila long wear lip color in “In the Nude,” $20 / Ulta; Milani nail polish, $4.49 / Drugstore.com.