Lucky's October Issue

GLOBAL STYLE Get an insider's tour of the world's most fashionable cities—Los Angeles, London, Paris, and New York—as 20 trendsetting locals share their picks for shopping destinations, closet staples, and beauty essentials beginning on page 178.

BAG GUIDE Starting on page 153, there are dozens of amazing options in our annual fall bag guide—from bold, night-out versions to polished office-ready ones. It's easy to find the perfect style at any price point to carry you through the season:

  • Structured satchels
  • Boxy work bags
  • '80s-inspired clutches
  • Foldover bags
  • Short-handle purses
  • Drawstring totes

ON OUR COVER Kristen Bell is changing her fashion philosophy: She is no longer interested in following trends; now she only wants to wear what she likes. Lately, that means crisp equestrian blazers and clean silhouettes, "They're sophisticated, which is good for me since I often come across as a lot younger than I actually am," says the 29-year-old actress, who stars in the upcoming comedy Couples Retreat (in theaters early October). Bell still infuses a lot of energy into her wardrobe—showing up to our Hollywood photo shoot in a Topshop floral tank and purple linen shorts with a Hanky Panky bra peeking out. Her fun-loving personality was on full display during our shoot when she broke into an impromptu flamenco dance inspired by the frilly red Zac Posen dress she wore for the cover! For a look at all the items finding their way into her new wardrobe, go to page 122.

PIECES TO LIVE IN Lucky highlights unique knits (like a beautiful cable-knit strapless dress) and shows you how expertly layering different styles and textures takes these looks from basic to incredibly lush, on page 164.

DEAL HUNTING – ALWAYS UNDER $100! On page 120, Lucky helps you build the ultimate job interview wardrobe, even on a tight budget. We'll show you the items you need, like a gorgeous plaid sheath dress and classic tailored blazer.

EDITOR'S CHOICE Be inspired by the hottest, most up-and-coming trends as six Lucky staffers–including Editor in Chief Kim France–share their must-haves for fall, starting on page 172:

  • Skinny trousers
  • A bright minidress
  • A floor-sweeping dress
  • An asymmetrical skirt
  • An oversize double-breasted blazer
  • A sequined tank

HAIRSTYLES WE LOVE NOW A step-by-step guide to achieving three new, ultra-pretty looks—the disheveled ponytail, bouncy, sexy layers, and wraparound braids. Plus, on page 147, find all of the top tools, sprays, clips, and styling creams you need and how to master each of them.