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Helen’s Weekly Bargain Finds — 6/28/13

Clockwise from top left: Mural faux leather vest, Anthropologie striped dress, ASTR faux leather skater skirt, J.Crew mergency kit , Gap multi strap thong sandal, BaubleBar nebula drop earrings.

Clockwise from top left:
Mural faux leather vest
Anthropologie dress
ASTR faux leather skirt
Pinch Provisions minimergency kit (a little lifesaver every girl should have!)
Gap multi strap thongs (with code GAPSALE)
BaubleBar nebula drop earrings

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Maximized Weekend: Chic Maxi Skirt Looks

How to wear maxi skirts; street style; Miranda Kerr,Heidi Klum; grey tank top, printed maxi skirt, straw hat, printed cami, black maxi skirt, red tote, wedge sandal,  On Heidi Klum: Vince Camuto Coco red Tote; Holmes & Yang Printed cami;Lanvin wedge sandal, aviator mirror sunglasses, black maxi skirt; On Miranda Kerr: Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses, Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot, Isabel Marant Vicky Tank,  Straw Fedora.Photos: Miranda Kerr & Heidi Klum; Courtesy of gossipcenter.comjustjared.com.

Last time, I shared a versatile “uniform” that’s great to wear year-round. Today, as another weekend is coming, I want to share an ageless, flattering, casual “uniform” that’s perfect for warm weather: sleeveless top + maxi skirt.

By pairing with tops in different colors, prints, materials, shapes or styles, a maxi skirt can result variety of outfits that are great for all summer events. When combined with accessories, the list of outfits can be endless.

As you can see from above two looks, Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum perfectly showed us how to play with this “formula” at different ages: For women in their 30s or under, have fun with your maxi skirts, choose leopard, floral or striped ones, pair them with a slouchy tank top, studded booties and straw fedora for an urban-bohemian chic look.

How to wear maxi skirts; street style; Miranda Kerr,Heidi Klum; grey tank top, printed maxi skirt, straw hat, printed cami, black maxi skirt, red tote, wedge sandal, On Miranda Kerr: Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses, Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot, Isabel Marant Vicky Tank,  Straw Fedora. Alternatives: T by Alexander WangClassic Tank with Pocket,  Rebecca Taylor Leopard-Print Maxi Skirt,  Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concea, (remember these two outfits?)  J.Crew Panama straw fedora hat,  Urban Outfitters UO Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses,  Stila ‘true red’ lipstick,

Top: T by Alexander Wang (also here)
Skirt: Rebecca Taylor (on sale)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (remember these two looks?)
Hat: J.Crew
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (on Miranda Kerr here)
Lip: Stila ‘true red’

When you reach 40, look for high-quality pieces in graceful colors: black, olive or aubergine colored maxi skirts with great drape are elegant, and easy to transform for many occasions. Instead of pairing them with graphic Tee or casual tank top, choose silk blouse or cami, which shows the mature sexiness.

Wedge sandals are comfy for walking around while giving you the extra height and femininity. Bright colored, trendy or even whimsical accessories are great ways to show your fashion taste without looking overdone.

How to wear maxi skirts; street style; Miranda Kerr,Heidi Klum; grey tank top, printed maxi skirt, straw hat, printed cami, black maxi skirt, red tote, wedge sandal,   On Heidi Klum: Vince Camuto Coco red Tote; Holmes & Yang Printed cami;Lanvin wedge sandal, aviator mirror sunglasses, black maxi skirt; Alternatives:  HOLMES & YANG Printed cami,  Splendid Maxi Tube Skirt / Dress, Diane von Furstenberg Opal Wedge Sandals,  Vince Camuto red Coco Tote,  Ray ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses,  Jules Smith Coachella Necklace,

Top: Holmes & Yang (great style here)
Skirt: Splendid (similar here)
Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg (on sale here & here!)
Bag: Vince Camuto (it’s the one on Heidi; also on sale here)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Necklace: Jules SmithCoachella Necklace (or this whimsical version)

 

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Double Bloom: Printed Blouse & Colored Bag

how to wear printed shirts;how to wear bright colored handbags;Heidi Klum,Miranda Kerr; street style;floral printed blouse, black skinny jeans, black pump, yellow bag, leopard printed shirt, blue skinny jeans, black ballet flats, yellow crossbody bag, oversized cat eye sunglasses. On Heidi Klum:black and white floral printed blouse, Paige black skinny jeans, Christian Louboutin black pumps, Michael Kors Miranda Pebbled yellow Tote, clear aviator sunglasses, embellished belt; On Miranda Kerr: Equipment Brett Silk Shirt in Bright Leopard Print, Nobody blue skinny jeans, Givenchy ballet flats, MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Messenger yellow crossbody bag, Chanel oversized cat eye sunglasses,Photos: Heidi Klum & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of zimbio.cominstyle.co.uk.

A printed silk blouse and simple skinny jeans result a go-to outfit that’s incredibly versatile and effortlessly chic: With sexy shoes and a cheerful bag, it’s great for date night; With a tailored blazer and basic pump, it’s office friendly; With a hands-free crossbody bag and comfy ballet flat, it’s perfect for running errands or traveling.

As you can see from the looks above, this “uniform” is not only great for many occasion, but also great to wear year round: For spring/summer, all you need is bright accessories (like the sunny yellow bag on both stars) and fabulous sunglasses; For fall/winter, swap the fats/heels for boots and finish it off with your favorite coat.

how to wear printed shirts;how to wear bright colored handbags;Heidi Klum,Miranda Kerr; street style;floral printed blouse, black skinny jeans, black pump, yellow bag, leopard printed shirt, blue skinny jeans, black ballet flats, yellow crossbody bag, oversized cat eye sunglasses. On Heidi Klum:black and white floral printed blouse, Paige black skinny jeans, Christian Louboutin black pumps, Michael Kors Miranda Pebbled yellow Tote, clear aviator sunglasses, embellished belt; Alternatives: Pierre Balmain floral print silk blouse,  Rag & Bone/JEAN High Rise Skinny Jeans,  Kate Spade New York Licorice black patent leather pump,    Mulberry Eliza studded belt

Top: Pierre Balmain (great buy here & here)
Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN (similar here & here)
Shoes: Kate Spade New York (the CL version on Heidi Klum here)
Bag: Michael Kors (great alternative here!)
Belt: Mulberry (on sale; similar here)

how to wear printed shirts;how to wear bright colored handbags;Heidi Klum,Miranda Kerr; street style;floral printed blouse, black skinny jeans, black pump, yellow bag, leopard printed shirt, blue skinny jeans, black ballet flats, yellow crossbody bag, oversized cat eye sunglasses.   On Miranda Kerr: Equipment Brett Silk Shirt in Bright Leopard Print, Nobody blue skinny jeans, Givenchy ballet flats, MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Messenger yellow crossbody bag, Chanel oversized cat eye sunglasses, Alternatives:   DL1961 Emma Legging Jeans,   Tory Burch Eddie Ballet Flats,  CHANEL  BLACK WITH SILVER EDGING sunglasses

Top: Equipment (also here; $23 here)
Jeans: DL1961
Shoes: Tory Burch (similar here)
Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors (also here; great style here)
Sunglasses: Chanel