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Comfortable Chic Airport Styles

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Photos: Miranda Kerr & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of justjared.com, vogue.co.uk.

Besides celebrity street styles and model-off-duty looks, airport fashion is also what I’m obsessed with and spend time to analyze and learn from. Since I just shared my vacation packing essentials, it’s a great time to share some on-the-way outfit ideas. The stand out airport styles are not only comfy and appropriate, effortlessly chic, trend-based, but also easy to transform for our destinations.

First travel essential is, of course, easy-to-walk-in shoe. Go-with-everything ankle booties are great options; If you are trend-minded, Miranda Kerr’s velvet loafer is a must-have this season. It is also comfy and stylish sightseeing shoe after arrive at destination.

Second must-haves are layering pieces to keep us comfortable and stylish at various temperatures during the trip and safeguards us in unpredictable weathers at the destination, consider long sleeve tees, light weight sweaters and basic jackets like what the two ladies wearing above.

Third essentials are functional yet stylish accessories: from their roomy satchels to Rosie Huntington’s burgundy hat (similar here) to Miranda Kerr’s red leopard scarf and watch.

My favorite part of their outfits is that almost every piece on them is timeless wardrobe essential that we can wear over and over. Check the very similar looks from Alessandra Ambrosio (here) and Miranda Kerr (here).

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Top: Velvet (it’s the one on Rosie Huntington, also available here; similar on sale here)
Pants: Helmut Lang (it’s the pair on Rosie Huntington; similar here)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (the one Rosie Huntington carrying here)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (similar here)
Hat: French Connection (65% off now! featured here)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters ($16!)

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Blazer: Reiss ($50 here)
Jeans: Frame Denim (it’s the pair on Miranda Kerr; great style here)
Bag: See by Chloé
Shoes: Dolce Vita Lunna (the Miu Miu version on Miranda Kerr here)
Sunglasses: Tom Ford (it’s the one on Miranda Kerr, similar here)
Jewelry: Gorjana Star bracelet & Jennifer Zeuner LOVE bracelet

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Summer Vacation Packing Essentials

Being “trapped” in my pregnancy, I didn’t even realize that vacation season is right around the corner! Thank dear reader & friend Joanie for reminding me to write an entry about getaway essentials and packing tips.

Going to college thousands of miles away from home, busy vacation plans and moving to a foreign country to start my life formed my habit of packing light. The key is planning your outfits ahead according to your travel plan, choosing items that can be mixed and matched with each other, using accessories to spice up or transform a look.

For a summer vacation, I love ethereal, light weight pieces with exotic details and natural fabric. Below are my vacation packing essentials from clothing to accessories to beauty products, hope can give you some inspiration for your coming vacation! The best part about all the pieces I picked below: they can go with each other easily and stylishly, and they are ageless–I can picture myself wearing the same outfits in my 30s and 40s.

For clothing, as I mentioned earlier, the key to packing light is making sure every piece can be mixed and matched without sacrifice style. Below I have five pieces (except swimwear) for six different outfits:

Denim cutoffs can be worn with the light weight sweater or crisp white blouse for city sightseeing, shopping, or brunch. Pair the tops with a trendy green side-stripe silk pants, you get two stylish night-out outfits, they are also comfy enough on the plane. As for the printed maxi dress, wear it as a beach cover-up, with white blouse for a fresh day-time look, or with the sweater when the weather gets chilly, and the list goes on…

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  1. Body Glove top & Carve Designs bottom (I also got the top in blue and red, with both sides bottom, I have six different bikini looks with these four pieces)
  2. Siwy shorts (great style here; For those of you in your 40s and want something less distressed, this pair is a great option)
  3. Equipment signature blouse (similar on sale here; wear with shorts, pants or dress, or simply as beach cover-up)
  4. JOSA cover up dress (similar print here & here)
  5. Loft sweater (a light weight sweater is my vacation must-have, great for unpredictable weather, can be easily mixed with others, also is a great beach cover-up)
  6. Tibi silk pant (comfy to wear on the plane, stylish during the vacation, versatile to be dressed up or down; now 20% off with code SPRINGBASICS) 

For accessories, below are my must-haves: a pair of comfortable sandals for walking around, stylish sunglasses that can provide full protection against all UV rays; a straw hat that can protect our skin, also are great for bad hair days; a trusty scarf to keep us warm whenever needed; a vibrant tote that is roomy, easy to carry around and can brighten up our outfit; a stylish clutch for night out and a statement jewelry piece to add just the right amount of glamour. And all of them go perfectly with the 6 to 7 outfits we planned above.

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  1. Sam Edelman sandals (comfy to walk in; the snake-skin print and glitter heel also make it great for night; also I always take my trusty ballet flats with me)
  2. J.Crew hat (25% off with code SPINGBEST)
  3. Reiss chain bracelet
  4. BCBG Max Azriz clutch
  5. Karen Walker the number one sunglasses (also adore the rounded shape here)
  6. Chan Luu scarf
  7. MICHAEL Michael Kors travel tote (also here)

Beauty products can easily take up too much precious luggage space. My solution is taking those are multi functional: Beauty elixir that can double as serum, Argan oil that can be used on skin, hair and nails, sunscreen that is for both face and body, cream with five-in-one formula… Of course, choose small bottles when traveling.

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Leather Jacket Styles: Laid-back Chic

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Photos: Nicole Richie & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of justjared.com, vogue.co.uk.

As the third and final part of “leather jacket styles” series, this entry is about how to style it with casual everyday pieces. It may sound easier, but I personally think it’s the hardest one. Compared to the trendy printed dresses and bold eye-catching pieces we shared in my last two posts, laid-back items need more effort to reach the “effortlessly”chic level while reflecting your own personality.

For basic combinations like leather jacket and jeans, the best way to make it more “yours” is through details and accessories. Take today’s two looks for example: the retro round sunglasses, edgy arrow necklace, oversized tote and printed pumps give Nichole Richie’s leather jacket and jeans combo an urban bohemian vibe which the star is best known for; whereas the distressed details on the jeans, classic striped tee, ankle booties and understated practical messenger bag reflect Alessandra Ambrosio’s off-duty, casual yet polished style.

Take a hint from them, add accessories to give your basics more character!

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Jacket: Rag & Bone (65% off now! great buy here & here)
Top: ModCloth
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (great style on sale here)
Shoes: Charles by Charles David
Sunglasses: House Of Harlow 1960 (similar here)
Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 (also here)

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Jacket: Topshop (also here)
Top: J.Crew (on sale; extra 25% off with code SPRINGBEST)
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans (great style here)
Bag: Givenchy (similar here!)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (adore the split shaft design!)
Sunglasses: Wildfox (it’s the pair on Alessandra Ambrosio; 20% off here with code SPRINGY)