ON OUR COVER We all know her as the scrub-wearing Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy, but off-screen, Ellen Pompeo has a seriously enviable wardrobe. "When I first started making money, I was obsessed with clothing and would spend a fortune on it," says the 40-year-old actress. "Lanvin, Balmain, Givenchy—I love them all." But then she got married and had a baby—her adorable one-year-old daughter, Stella Luna—and decided it was time for a wardrobe re-think. "I cleaned out my closet," she says. "I had so many beautiful clothes." Perhaps she passed the style baton on to little Stella—who arrived at the shoot with her mom wearing a red plaid dress, cream cardigan, and leggings. To see what's in Pompeo's closet now, head to page 136.

VIRTUAL SHOPPING LIST On page 78, our online shopping guru, Elise Loehnen, shares the coolest e-commerce sites that you'll want to visit right away. Like an excellent source for authentic and sold-out-everywhere designer bags, a store that lets you customize old-school letterman's jackets—colors, patches, and all—and her top picks for affordable art.

BEST OF BEAUTY GUIDE We take you to the most stylish cities in the world and unveil our all-time favorite spas, salons, and boutiques. From a store in Paris that's part flower shop, part stellar vintage collection, and part bespoke fragrance laboratory to a 100-plus-year-old apothecary in Chicago and more highlights from Milan, Los Angeles, and other inspiring destinations, starting on page 82.

HOW TO LOOK CHIC ON WEEKENDS It can be tough to nail the casual-but-cool combination on your days off, but we'll share the six key pieces—like a furry vest, a biker jacket, and a big clutch that will totally transform your look. And on page 127, we give you the expert styling tips to get it all just right.

BAG GUIDE Starting on page 159, pore over dozens of stunning options that will take you to the office, to a fabulous party, or away for the weekend. We make it easy to find the perfect style to carry through the season (and beyond):
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THE NEW MINIMAL The season's hottest looks may be pared down, but they're far from boring. On page 168, these sleek pieces, done up in a classic, muted color palette, are the ideal way to add a graphic hit to your work wardrobe and beyond.

ECLECTIC GLAMOUR Get creative with the clothes you already own by trying some clever combinations. On page 176, we're mixing prints and textures and pieces that seem completely opposed—and the results are truly gorgeous.


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