How Often Do You Buy Things You See Stars Wearing?

07/16/2007 at 03:00 PM ET


When Cameron Diaz hit the streets of L.A. in her trendy multi-print dress, we were dying to own it — and so were many of readers, judging by how many requests we got to track it down! And it was hardly the first time we’ve had to have something we saw a star wearing, from Eva Longoria‘s blue Express dress to Katie Holmes‘s Gap shirt — not to mention the countless outfits that we’ve put together inspired by a star’s outfit. But we want to know: How often you shop based on a star’s style? When was the last time you bought something because you saw a celeb wearing it? Does it influence your shopping on a regular basis?

And, by the way, if you want Cameron’s Orion dress, get it at for $115.

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Carissa on

My fav part of coming to is seeing the outfits yall put together that are celeb inspired and budget friendly!

alia on

Personally, my wardrobe doesn’t depend on what a celebrity wears….I buy what I like : what I feel comfortable in and what I think is stylish….
…I think it is a bit extreme if the majority of someone’s wardrobe is similar to a celebrity’s…it’s kind of stalkerish….but if you get ideas from something a certain celebrity wore, that’s fine…
….Inspiration from what a celebrity wears is ok in my book!!:)
BTW: Cam looks really cute here:)….

Dorothy on

I believe in my own fashion sense so far I never bought certain item just because I saw a celebrity wearing it.What I love about the Style on is that it gives me ideas about certain outfits, how to combine colors, new trends, new clothing lines and designers.

AnnieJ on

Never. I dress for my own style. I do, however, enjoy seeing what my favorite celebs (such as the lovely Ms. Diaz) are wearing. Sometimes we overlap, sometimes we don’t.

randa on

i dont ever go out and buy something a star is wearing unless i like the style… and then i even add my own style to that!

Carrie on

What I really like about the Style page is the variety. They’ll show items on sale and provide the links to get there; they show the beauty products; shoes; even doggie items. They have a great team that really finds a lot of items out there, that are trendy, easy to own or wear and even low cost alternatives. I love this link almost as much as the magazine. Great job!

Cassie T, 25 on

YEA ALL THE TIME!!! Because I have $500 to spend on a pair of sunglass or a t-shirt. Us normal people shop for what we like. You know Target has some HOT clothes. I have to give props to SJP for making her clothing line bitten. She keeps us normal folks in mind. THANKS SJP!

Jan on

Usually when I see something I like on a celebrity and compare it with the cheaper alternative, I just want the original and it’s not really possible so that’s as far as I get. I have liked cute stuff on Forever 21 website as alternatives, but I’ve visited the store twice now and both times I have felt like I “missed the memo” or something. This is probably because I am no longer 21. Luckily I look 10 years younger than I am, so I can get away with young looks but I’ve kinda reached that point of awkwardness in young stores. I’ll keep watching Style though; maybe there will be something affordable and appropriate for a thirty-something.

Karen on

i usually buy clothes similar to the ones that celebrities have, but i shop for them much cheaper. for example, those red ray-ban retro sunglasses that tons of celebrities have, i just bought a pair that looks exactly like them for $6. so i usually just buy stuff that’s affordable and cute!! and btw, i would never spend tons of money on clothing or accessories just because a celebrity has it. thats just stupid.

lynn on

Once upon a time (ten years ago) I was a trendsetter and people wanted to copy my styles! Now, I look on Instyle and People and get major inspiration from the stars! Hey, I’m thirty and busy!! It’s like a cheat sheet!!

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