Lucky's August Issue

ON OUR COVER At barely over five feet tall, 19-year-old Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere is mastering the art of dressing for her height while still pulling off a playful-yet-sophisticated look. “There are all these little tricks that make such a difference,” she says. “Like being conscious of when a shoe cuts me off at the ankle so it doesn't shorten my legs.” The star of the recently released romantic comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper found something to obsess over right away at Lucky's West Hollywood shoot. Fresh off a flight from Europe, she dove into a rack of hot pink clothes. “How can you not love this color? It just makes me happy,” she said of the dress she ended up wearing on the cover. “The shape is conservative, but the shade is totally fun.” Go to page 86 to discover what other cute, figure-flattering items are on her must-have list.

NOW & LATER No need to wait until cold weather to wear fall's best pieces. On page 124, Lucky’s editors share easy-to-follow tricks to work the newest must-have styles, from a cropped jacket to a printed tunic, into your wardrobe right away.

THE LUCKY DENIM GUIDE Starting on page 109, check out 13 pages of the latest jean trends: You'll learn the most important things to look for in terms of fit, detailing, and wash. Plus, see super-stylish ways to wear the season’s six top styles:

  • Studded
  • Pastel
  • Shredded
  • Flared
  • Motocross
  • Dark, clean skinny
Can’t wait to pick up your favorite pair? Download the new Lucky at Your Service iPhone app or head to to buy online or to find out which stores nearest you stock them. You can even put your pair on hold for same-day pickup. Plus, the app offers five additional trend categories of denim.

LUSH LAYERED COLOR There’s something so gorgeously alluring about an entire outfit of tone-on-tone color. Flip to page 132 to see how to get this great trend right.

PERFECT SKIN DESPITE THE HEAT Discover how to beat the skin-sabotaging effects of late summer smog and mugginess with our one no-fail tip—as well as the key things to look for in skin-perfecting formulas. Plus on page 89, find 10 top products that will take you through the season.