Jul 222014
 

spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear a maxi skirt,

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Splash News, Daily Mail.

An effortlessly chic day-time outfit that can be easily transformed into a glamorous night-out look simply by taking off the vest. Put a little thought in the morning, you will move with ease and confidence till dusk. The blush colored tote is such an unexpected finishing touch. I think it works because the pink is very subtle and sophisticated, thus almost works as a neutral, the black handle and dove grey side panels also help it blend harmoniously with the rest.

In Chinese: 我最近最喜欢的一个造型,运用了很多巧妙的搭配技巧却看起来随性自如。更重要的是这套造型可以从早穿到晚:晚上约会或晚餐时只要脱掉马甲就可以了。可见早上出门前多花点心思,一整天都可以游刃有余。这个粉色的拼色手包更是意想不到的搭配,放在这个造型里完全成立的原因在于它的粉优雅柔和,几乎可以算做中性色,而且黑色的手提带和侧边的灰色拼接和裙子的颜色也相互呼应。

spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear a maxi skirt, Vest: Romwe DOUBLE-BREASTED SHEER YELLOW VEST  Dress: ModCloth believe all the stripe dress (similar on sale here!) Beauty: Clarins 'Blush Prodige' Illuminating Cheek Color in 'Sunset Coral' Shoe: Aquazzura Mayfair Peep Toe Booties (also here; great alternative here)  Bag: Smythson Eliot leather tote (also seen on icons like Jessica Alba and Janary Jone; great alternative here & here)  Sunglasses: Westward Leaning mirroed sunglasses

Vest: Romwe
Dress: ModCloth (similar on sale here!)
Beauty: Clarins cheek color in ‘Sunset Coral’
Shoe: Aquazzura (also here; great alternative here)
Bag: Smythson (has been spotted on icons like Jessica Alba and January Jones; great alternative here here)
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning

Jul 212014
 

 Olivia Palermo style 2014;  spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear black and white; midi skirt trend, fringe trend

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of People StyleWatch, oliviapalermo.com.

Two great neutral outfits that are anything but boring. A small accessory—belt—had a profound impact on today’s featured looks. A midi skirt paired with a long shirt can be dangerous in terms of proportion, a belt that helps define the waist line and create layers solves the problem with ease. So does it for the look on the right: a hip length top paired with flats can make our legs appear very short, a waist belt combined with a mini skirt create the harmonious proportion while elongating the legs.

A reader Karin (Hi, Karin!) asked me what to wear to stay on trend in her 50s, while, the hot midi skirt trend is definitely for you! Change the crop tank top to any top in your closet, I can see you rock this look (above left) beautifully!

In Chinese: 今天分享两个低调却潮感十足的造型。你可能也注意到了,一个小小的配件–皮带–在这两个造型里都起到了非常关键的作用:第一个造型里中长裙和长衬衫原本是很危险的搭配,但借助一条腰带强调腰线,就轻松扭转了整身的效果。同样,第二个造型里的中长T恤搭配平底鞋会非常容易显腿短,加上一条腰带,再配上迷你短裙,腿部线条瞬间被拉长了。

一个读者问我50多岁怎么穿出时尚感,我觉得今天的第一造型就非常适合你,只要把里面的短款上衣换成你衣橱里已有的其它背心,你穿这套一定非常优雅!

 Olivia Palermo style 2014;  spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear black and white; midi skirt trend, fringe trend,  Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-plated faux pearl collar necklace  Shirt: Equipment Adalyn washed-silk shirt  Top: For Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Crop Top  Skirt: Tibi Pleated leather midi skirt (the neatly pleated waist won't add bulk, the leather is butter soft. Wear it in fall/winter with tights and booties; similar here)  Belt: B-Low The Belt Tyler Belt  Shoe: Pour La Victoire Cut-Out, Lace-Up Leather Sandals  (also here; another great deal here!)  Clutch: Jil Sander Medium leather clutch

Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (my obsession!)
Top: For Love & Lemons (a longer and more graceful choice here)
Shirt: Equipment
Skirt: Tibi (the neatly pleated waist won’t add bulk, the leather is butter-soft! Wear it in fall/winter with tights and booties; similar here)
Belt: B-Low
Shoe: Pour La Victoire  (also here; another great pair on sale here!)
Clutch: Jil Sander

Olivia Palermo style 2014;  spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear black and white; midi skirt trend, fringe trend,  Top: Rag & Bone Monty Raglan Tee  Belt: Ann Taylor everyday belt  Skirt:  Topshop pleat mini skirt  Nail: Chanel nail color #605  Shoe: Alexander McQueen Studded Soft Back Slipper (60% off! also here; similar here) Bag: B-Low The Belt Twiggy Handbag (last time seen here) Hat: Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora

Top: Rag & Bone
Belt: Ann Taylor
Skirt:  Topshop
Nail: Chanel #605
Shoe: Alexander McQueen (60% off! also here; similar here)
Bag: B-Low (last time seen here)
Hat: Rag & Bone