As we all know, money does not buy taste.
Many a celebrity with a hefty bank balance has stepped out wearing an outfit that is nothing short of heinous.
A lucky few realise that less is more, however, and restore our collective faith in fashion.
This week’s style wrap features both types of people. See if you can guess who falls into which category.
Well played, Bianca Rinehart
Bianca Rinehart has been in the news this week for an important reason: she was given control over her family’s multibillion-dollar trust after a long legal feud with her mother, Gina.
Far more important, however, is Bianca’s hair. And killer court outfits.
Okay, so maybe we’re missing the point ever so slightly, but there’s no doubt Rinehart deserves serious props for her wardrobe.
Plus, maybe it was her Celine cat-eye sunglasses and perfect lob (that’s long-bob for the hair challenged) that inspired confidence in the judge.
What makes Gina Rinehart’s eldest daughter so chic is that she knows how to dress for elegance and comfort.
She keeps it subtle and avoids ostentatious outfits and blatant bling.
Here she is rocking subdued darker tones for her various court appearances in 2014 and 2015:
And here she is appearing in a 2012 issue of Vogue Australia, posing in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in a white Gucci pantsuit:
Bravo, Bianca. Mining has never looked so good.
Khloe Kardashian’s niqab
Cultural and religious appropriation is never a great idea, particularly if you’re a member of the highly divisive Kardashian family.
This week, Khloe Kardashian decided to throw caution to the wind, posting a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a niqab in Dubai with the caption, “Habibi love”.
Naturally, backlash ensued. Kardashian is not Muslim, nor has she ever really expressed an interest in Islam.
Many people were offended by the photo, saying Kardashian was wearing the niqab as a fashion statement rather than a religious custom.
Muslim women traditionally wear the niqab to uphold the values of modesty expressed in the Quran.
It wasn’t all bad, however, as some social media users defended Kardashian, saying she was merely observing the culture of the country she was visiting.
“How is this picture in ANY WAY demeaning Islam or women who cover? Let her be, unless she’s writing anything derogatory or the picture implies something else, people need to relax. If anything be proud of your faith, if people of different faiths want to imitate our way of dressing why would that be offensive?” one Instagram user wrote.
Someone slap the cultural appropriation out of Khloe Kardashian for making the niqab into a fashion statement.
— cherie. (@vanillarie) May 26, 2015
Best dressed: our favourite Amal Clooney look yet
Not only is George Clooney’s wife, Amal, a human rights lawyer, she’s also a style maven who brings her A-game to every event, whether it be a court room hearing or a Hollywood premiere.
We’re calling it – her choice for this week’s Tomorrowland premiere in Tokyo is her best yet.
The golden custom Maison Margiela dress fit her lithe frame like a glove and completely left her husband in the dust.
Sorry, George who?
Blake Lively’s designer turn
Former Gossip Girl star Blake Lively famously doesn’t use a stylist (she doesn’t need to, mind you) and it seems she’s extended her sartorial skills into the designing world.
The actress has been busy collaborating with some of her favourite designers to create one-off pieces for her lifestyle website, Preserve.
Our favourite is the flirty pink and white silk dress in the middle of the below photo, which will set you back US$230.
While the pieces are all pretty adorable, keep in mind they may not come as advertised.
After all, Lively is six-foot tall blonde with a Hollywood hair and makeup team. Lucky her.