Tara Lipinski was a name I was intimately familiar with during the Nagano winter Olympic games in 1998, back when I was in 7th grade. She won gold that year in a closely contested match with Michelle Kwan, who went into the games favorited to win. After the games, I, like most casual observers, went… View Article

Currently Obsessed: Tara Lipinski’s Style

Tara Lipinski was a name I was intimately familiar with during the Nagano winter Olympic games in 1998, back when I was in 7th grade. She won gold that year in a closely contested match with Michelle Kwan, who went into the games favorited to win. After the games, I, like most casual observers, went on with my life. Tara fell completely off my radar.

But then, several years ago, I found out that she had teamed up with fellow Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir as a broadcaster for NBC. They provide cultural and fashion commentary on various sporting events, and they are fabulous. Like Regina George, they always look fierce. The two have a playful buoyancy on screen together–the fact that they’re real-life best friends helps. Since then, I’ve followed their commentary and loved every second of it.

The two are currently in Rio commentating on the Olympics, hosting a podcast, and producing amazing Instagram videos in their adjoining hotel rooms. On a slow afternoon, I ended up going through almost all of Tara’s personal Instagram feed, becoming more and more infatuated with her incredible style. I was so inspired, I decided to put together this post to feature my favorite looks of hers.

This is a photo-heavy post, so be prepared. If you want even more of Tara’s style, check out the Pinterest board I put together. Enjoy!

Sundress Perfection

If there’s one thing Tara seems to love, it’s a bright sundress. She and I have that in common. I love that she goes for feminine silhouettes, florals, and bold colors. I pretty much want to steal her entire sundress collection–it’s so fabulous. Here are some of my favorites.

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Bright colors all day.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Love the open waist detail.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

She’s totally inspired me to start wearing flip flops again. And I just realized how badly I need a woven bag in my closet.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Big hair. Tassels. Embroidery. Love.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Perfect color. Perfect dress shape.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The pink belt pulls it all together.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Matching bright flip flops with a bright dress.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Not only is this floral dress beautiful, it’s ideal for this setting.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Not sure which I like more, this boho dress or this setting for the perfect afternoon.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

NBD, just pairing flip flops with a classy low-backed polka dot sundress.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Bright and ladylike.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Classy on the beach.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The perfect floaty sundress and bright mani pedi for exploring the Mediterranean.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Bright print, gorgeous bodice details, big curls. Love.

Glammed Up

As a figure-skater-turned broadcaster, Tara knows how to get dressed up. She trades her flip flops for sky-high heels and sundresses for cocktail dresses and gowns. Tara definitely goes for a bit of sex appeal with her dress choices, but doesn’t go over the top, which I love. You’ll often see her in sheath or fit-and-flare dresses that have bold details like sequins, ruffles, or tulle.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The fringe.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The shoes.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The hat.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The other hat.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The tulle.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The sarong.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The lace. (Alternatively: the hair.)

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The sequins.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The eyeliner.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

The. Dress.

Dressed Down

Tara’s casual style has definitely inspired me to work on my own “off-duty” looks. She knows to how to achieve that perfect “I just woke up like this” look. She often pairs flip flops and leggings with the cutest tops or details to keep things chic while being ultra comfortable. I love her chunky knits and cute accessories.

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I’ve got to make this chunky knit sundress look happen.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Perfect curls, perfect cardigan.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

She’s a lady after my own heart.

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#luggagegoals

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

BRB, off to buy this sweater.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Tara, if you’re reading this, I demand a hair tutorial.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Tying it all together with a statement scarf.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Love this light plaid.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

All black + bold sneaks.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Hey, it’s that plaid again.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Makeup on point. Skirt on point too.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Love the messy braid.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Must find this coverup.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

I’m now convinced my closet needs way more chunky knits.

Winter Chic

As a figure skating olympic gold medalist, Tara obviously knows how to dress for the cold. Her winter style is centered around chunky knitwear, gorgeous boots, and fabulous hats. She’s definitely inspired me to up my winter hat game.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Tara’s dog is so cute. As is this classic winter outfit.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Chunky pink knit, chunky pom pom beanie.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Tara has serious boot game.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

And poncho game. And beanie game.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

I seriously need to expand my beanie collection.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Hats: the bigger the better.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Scarf.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Earmuffs.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

BRB, googling where I can find that amazing hat.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Tara knows how to rock a chunky knit (or several).

Beauty

Longtime readers will know that I’ve very slowly been getting more and more into beauty. I used to think makeup always felt like “too much,” and I bought into the current paradigm that only the insecure would need to paint their faces and cover up their features. I’ve since learned better. Great makeup is a wonderful way to pull a look together, and like a good heel or the perfect dress it’s simply a fashion statement, not a statment on how a person feels about themselves.

Tara likes to wear bold makeup, and I’m a fan. I particularly like the bright lip color and thick eyeliner she wears–it really enhances her features and brings a bright pop of color into every look. I also love her hair. Tara likes to rock big curls with a beachy, bohemian flair. Her hair is basically my ideal hairstyle, and I’ve got plans to try to emulate it even more than I already do.

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The bold lip really makes this look.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Look how her eyes pop!

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

#hairgoals

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

She’s definitely inspiring me to amp up my jewelry and mani game.

Shoes

Tara loves a good heel, which she frequently mentions in her podcast with Johnny Weir. She and I share an affinity for bold, statement heels. But she and I also share a lifestyle that regularly requires lots of walking, so her collection also includes adorable flats. I really love how she often just wears flip flops that match her outfits. It gives off the vibe that she just switched out of her heels into the flip flops. Here are a few of my favorites from her collection of footwear.

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Killer.

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Choices.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Love the tips.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Those boots.

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Bows on toes.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Hermes envy.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

More bows on toes.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Love these with the bold jewelry.

Tara & Johnny

I’m totally obsessed with Tara & Johnny. I love their style. I love their commentary. I love that they’re best friends. Their coverage at the Rio Olympics has been so fun to watch–I wish there was more of it. Their new podcast is decidedly my favorite podcast of all time–they’re just incredibly funny and genuine. It’s so great to see two former Olympians come together the way they have.

In terms of stye, Tara and Johnny often try to match their outfits or play their looks off one another. They always look fabulous together. Here are a few of my favorite looks of theirs:

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Those hats. And that dress. So fabulous.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

I 100% need that dress in my closet.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

They look perfect together.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Again, Tara is totally changing my opinion on shorts.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Beach chic.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Beach chic 2.0. Seriously that sarong is gorgeous.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Dying over this dress. And the shoes. I just can’t.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Matching travel style.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Winter style on point, obv.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Sleek.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

BFFs.

tara lipinski style fashion outfits

Can they please take up pairs skating together?

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