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Western Spirit: Fringe Bags & Floral Shorts

 Celebrities airport and street style 2014; How to wear the western trend for summer 2014

Photos: Poppy Delevingne; Courtesy of Rex Features,  Splash News.

This is my ideal travel outfit which marries trend and function, allowing us adapt to temperature changes between takeoff and landing with ease. I love how Poppy Delevingne made the soon-to-be-everywhere western elements  (the fringes and flowers) city-centered with a leather jacket, sneaker and sweatshirt.

In Chinese: 这是我理想的旅途穿着:潮感十足又随性舒适。而且可以适应机场、目的地等不同的温度和气候。西部元素很快就会席卷大街小巷了,比如流苏花朵、木底拖鞋等。走在时尚尖端的街拍偶像已经把秋冬的元素融入了她们夏天的搭配。今天的这个造型里,波比·迪瓦伊(Poppy Delevigne)用皮夹克卫衣匡威把西部元素融入了都市休闲中。

 Celebrities airport and street style 2014; How to wear the western trend for summer 2014. Clockwise from top left:  Jacket: BLK DNM Motorcycle Jacket With Quilted Stripes (love the  quilted sleeves! similar here)  Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960 Krissy Sunglasses   Sweatshirt: Zoe Karssen See You in Grey Heather (my go-to brand for the coolest off-duty wear! on Delevingne here!)  Short: Free People Sahara Printed Short ($32 here)  Sneaker: Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers  Bag: Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag (similar here & here)  Sandal: Sam Edelman 'Gigi' Sandal

Clockwise from top left:
Jacket: BLK DNM (love the  quilted sleeves! similar here)
Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960
Sweatshirt: Zoe Karssen (my go-to brand for off-duty essentials! on Delevingne here)
Short: Free People ($32 here)
Sneaker: Converse
Bag: Gucci (similar herehere)
Sandal: Sam Edelman

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Throwback College Life

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear distressed/ripped jeans; denim on denim;

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Westward Leaning.

Somehow these two looks take me back to my college years. When the youthful denim is paired with innocent colors like crisp white, powder blue or baby pink, it results an outfit that instantly makes us look and feel 10 years younger. Since we have gone so far from there, show off our hard work with enviable add-ons, like a pair of luxurious loafers or an on-trend handbag.

In Chinese: 今天的这两个造型把我带回了大学时代。单宁特有的年轻感搭配上清爽的白色或少女味十足的浅粉、浅蓝,能立即减龄10岁。“装嫩”的打扮就不要再配上学生味浓厚的球鞋或芭蕾平底鞋了,选择性感的尖头包鞋奢华风的麂皮乐福鞋,加上当下最夯的背包,那种冲突的美是只有我们熟龄女才能驾驭的。

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear distressed/ripped jeans; denim on denim;   Top: J.Crew keeper chambray (30% off here with 'HISUMMER'!)  Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Jeans (similar here)  Sunglasses: Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses in Clear (on sale here!)  Bag: Elizabeth and James Cynnie Leather Drawstring Backpack, Pink Beach ($68 here)

Top: J.Crew (also here)
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied (similar here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker on sale here!)
Bag: Elizabeth and James (also here; $68 here)

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear distressed/ripped jeans; denim on denim;   Top: Chinti and Parker Gathered cotton top (similar here)  Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied Ankle Legging Jeans  Bag: Club Monaco Ela Scandi Star Tote ($57 here)  Sunglasses: Dior So Real Metal & Plastic Sunglasses (similar here)  Blush: Yves Saint Laurent Creme de blush  Shoe: Nicholas Kirkwood Eye pointed slippers (also here; similar here & here)

Top: Chinti and Parker (similar here)
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied
Bag: Club Monaco ($57 here)
Sunglasses: Dior (similar here)
Blush: Yves Saint Laurent
Shoe: Nicholas Kirkwood (also here; similar here & here)

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Black & White Can Be Pretty

 How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend;
Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Rex Features.

There’s a reason why Olivia Palermo is a fashion icon. Take the above left look of her for example: a regal blouse and sexy mesh pump take her casual overalls to another level. A radiant orchid bag brightens up her monochrome ensemble while introducing the hottest color trend this year. I especially love how she adds a pair of bejeweled pins around her waist to add right amount of glitter, which also contribute greatly to a well-balanced proportion. These pins have appeared on her many times– she pined them around the neckline of her dress, lapels on her blazer… Sometimes, it’s the subtle details matter the most and inspire us the most.

In Chinese:  纽约名媛奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的搭配功力和她对细节的注意经常让我感慨万分。比如上面的第一个造型,休闲风的背带裤被她配上了华丽宫廷风的衬衫和性感的镂空包鞋,一个兰花紫的手包点亮了黑白造型的同时不张扬地引入了这一季最火的色彩潮流。我最喜欢的是她别在腰间的一对胸针,不但呼应了衬衫的华丽感,而且更重要的是强调了腰线,拉长了腿型。这一对胸针在她的很多街拍或派对造型里都出现过,有时她别在裙子的领口,有时在西装的领片上。很多时候,正是这些几乎被忽略的细节对整体造型起着重要的作用,也给我们带来最多的搭配灵感。

How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend; 1. ALICE by Temperley chiffon pussy-bow blouse & Paige Denim 'Sierra' Overalls (last seen on her here; similar here) 2. Aquazzura Lulu mesh point-toe pumps (last seen on her here; similar here) 3. Nina 'Treasure Floral' Crystal Brooch (buy a pair! you will be surprised how versatile they are!) 4. Delvaux Givry Santiag suede flap front shoulder bag (also love this!) 5. Lancôme 'Artliner 24H' Bold Color Precision Eyeliner in 'Amethyst

1. ALICE by Temperley blouse & Paige Denim overalls  (last seen on her here; similar here)
2. Aquazzura mesh pumps (last seen on her here; similar here)
3. Nina crystal brooch (buy a pair! you’d be surprised how versatile they are!)
4. Delvaux Givry Santiag suede bag (also love this!)
5. Lancôme eyeliner in ‘Amethyst’

How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend;  1. RED Valentino Sleeveless Dress with Front/Back Pintucks (great alternative here & here)  2. Ann Taylor buckle skinny belt  3. Karen Walker deep freeze sunglasses (on sale here!)  4. Larsson & Jennings silver-plated watch  5. Alexander McQueen black suede studded slippers (anther of Palermo's favorite on sale here!)

1. RED Valentino dress (great alternative here & here)
2. Ann Taylor buckle belt
3. Karen Walker sunglasses (on sale here!)
4. Larsson & Jennings watch
5. Alexander McQueen studded slippers (anther of Palermo’s favorite on sale here!)