Jan 012014
 

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, cable knit sweater, leather skirt, mulberry, old navy, bow flatsPhotos: Olivia Palermo & Alexa Chung; Courtesy of wireimage.comstartraksphoto.com

Happy 2014 everyone! How is your New Year’s Eve? With a little one needs to be nursed around the clock, I opted out of the hoopla and stayed at my warm home with loved ones.

Kick off the first day with two classic, cozy yet fashionable looks. Cable knit sweaters are very nostalgic for me, growing up seeing heavy snow every winter, I can’t live without them. How to update? Play with textures by pairing them with tough leather or flowy chiffon; Also incorporate trendy elements, like the pleats (prepare to see them a lot next spring), skirts in midi length, and punky zips or studs seen on today’s featured fashion experts.

In Chinese: 新年快乐!你的新年前夜是怎么度过的呢?带着襁褓里的宝宝,又赶上纽约气温骤降,我只好选择呆在家里,不过和家人在一起,其乐融融,也很惬意。

今天我选了两个非常经典又不失时尚感的搭配,都是和一件我们很熟悉的单品有关的,那就是人人都离不开的毛衣。这种从小穿到大的衣服怎么穿出潮流感呢?贴士一:混搭不同的材质,把厚重的针织和硬朗的皮革或飘逸的雪纺配在一起;贴士二:引入当季的流行元素,比如百褶裙(明年春夏会很火哦),复古的中长裙,或有庞克风的拉链、铆钉等。

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Olivia Palermo, cable knit sweater, zip leather skirt, old navy, ankle strap pump, chloe

Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: J Brand (on sale! also here; similar here & here)
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here)
Bag: Kate Spade New York (similar in bigger size here)
Cuff: Eddie Borgo

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Alexa Chung, cable knit sweater, leather pleated skirt, mulberry,bow flatSweater: Topshop (also here)
Skirt: Jonathan Saunders (50% off! also on sale here)
Shoes: Carolinna Espinosa (investment-worthy here)
Bag: Mulberry ‘Lily‘ (great alternative here & here)
Earrings: Chanel (more options here; similar here)

Dec 192013
 

how to wear Tassels and Fringes, how to wear gingham,   Olivia Palermo, street style, fall/winter, fringe skirt, gingham shirt, ankle strap shoes, embellished belt,     On Olivia Palermo: Splendid Gramercy Gingham Shirt, Sergio Rossi OBEROJ heel, Carrera y Carrera jewelry, From Kenya belt,   On Olivia Palermo:Willow leather trim tassel top, willow leather trim tassel pencil skirt, BCBG belt, Schutz ‘Irma’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pump,Wunderkind sunglasses, Rachel Zoe black vest, 	Carrera y Carrera jewelryPhotos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.es.

Styling tassel or fringe pieces can be quite challenging. Olivia Palermo showed us how in two different ways: give them more punch with exotic accessories and geo patterns for a world traveler’s refined gipsy look or polish  them up with sleek shapes and clean lines. The result? Effortlessly chic ensembles you can wear for the office, a date-night or strolling around town.

In Chinese: 搭配流苏装饰的单品挺有挑战性的,希望Olivia Palermo的这两个造型能让你在日常生活中大胆尝试一下:上图左边的look里她搭配了颇有异域风情的配饰和不同的几何图案,使整身造型很有故事感,仿佛带上了她旅行中每一站的记忆;右边的look里她则用利落的廓形和简洁的线条给流苏赋予了精良的都市感。

how to wear Tassels and Fringes, how to wear gingham,   Olivia Palermo, street style, fall/winter, fringe skirt, gingham shirt, ankle strap shoes, embellished belt,     On Olivia Palermo: Splendid Gramercy Gingham Shirt, Sergio Rossi OBEROJ heel, Carrera y Carrera jewelry, From Kenya belt,   Featured: SplendidSPLENDID TOP - GRAMERCY GINGHAM BUTTON DOWN, Rag & BoneCORINA FRINGE SKIRT, SERGIO ROSSI High-heeled sandals ,  AnthropologieCONFISERIE BELT,  Anna Beck 'Bali' Gold Plated Dish Earrings

Top: Splendid (also here)
Skirt: Rag & Bone (also here; love this onefor the equally dramatic effect!)
Shoes: Sergio Rossi (similar here)
Belt: Anthropologie
Earrings: Anna Beck

how to wear Tassels and Fringes, how to wear gingham,   Olivia Palermo, street style, fall/winter, fringe skirt, gingham shirt, ankle strap shoes, embellished belt,     On Olivia Palermo:Willow leather trim tassel top, willow leather trim tassel pencil skirt, BCBG belt, Schutz ‘Irma’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pump,Wunderkind sunglasses, Rachel Zoe black vest, 	Carrera y Carrera jewelry,  Featured: Schutz Irma pump, Willow jacquard trim leather top,  willow jacquard trim leather skirt,  Helmut lang SLEEVELESS JACKET IN BLACK,  BCBGMAXAZRIASTONE WAIST BELT,  Tom Ford NAIL LACQUER in 'Ginger Fire',

Top: Willow (great style here & here)
Skirt: Willow (alternative here here)
Jacket: Helmut Lang
Shoes: Schutz (also on sale here; similar here)
Belt: BCBG
Nail: Tom Ford in ‘Ginger Fire’

Jul 092013
 

how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo;  On Dawn and Jae Goodman: yellow maxi dress/gown,   colorblock clutch, drop earrings, metallic heel sandals,  On Miranda kerr:  Reem Acra yellow lace dress; Lanvin   pumps;  On Mena Suvari at Versace Atelier Jewelry Cocktail Party :yellow dress, black clutch, gold watch;   On Olivia Palermo: KATIE ERMILIO Crinoline Dress; Zara   belt, vintage necklace, Jimmy Choo Dream rope-tie elaphe   sandals,Jimmy Choo Embellished Suede & Metal Clutch;  On Jessica Stam at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Christian   Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals,Fenton Shinde Eagle Earrings   and necklace,  On Olivia Palermo: Tinley Road Silk Button Down yellow   Blouse, Tibi Tuxedo black and white Jacket,Pour La   Victoire Veronica shoes,  Rachel Zoe Striped skirt, Photos: (clockwise from top left) Dawn and Jae Goodman, Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam, Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.cominstyle.co.uk, zimbio.com.

As you can see, I’m obsessed with the color yellow now. It’s so endearing and uplifting, universally flattering and incredibly versatile. It’s also a color that is ageless and seasonless.

There are so many ways to play with it. Start with shapes, you can find flirty peplum, dramatic ball gown, sexy bodycon or sleek sheath from the top picks featured below.

This buoyant color also adds its own spin to our favorite materials: It infuses youthful exuberance to delicate silk, livens up the mature jacquard or tweed, tones down the sexiness of lace

Either wear it as a pop of color to your monochrome ensemble for a chic daytime look or team it with other primary colors or metallic accents for a glamorous evening look, have fun experimenting with your yellow pieces!

 how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Dawn and Jae Goodman: yellow maxi dress/gown,   colorblock clutch, drop earrings, metallic heel sandals,  Alternatives:  1. 'Lucite® - Dust' Long Raindrop Earrings,  2. ISSAV Back Gown,  3. Jimmy Choo Lance Mirrored Metallic Leather Sandals,  4. Expressions NYC snake Embossed Faux Leather Clutch,

1. Alexis Bittar earrings
2. ISSA gown ($60 here)
3. Jimmy Choo metallic sandals (similar here & here)
4. Expressions NYC clutch

how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Miranda kerr:  Reem Acra yellow lace dress; Lanvin   pumps;  Alternatives:  EMILIO PUCCIlace dress,  Eliza J Lace Dress,

Emilio Pucci lace dress (on Miranda Kerr here)
Eliza J Lace Dress (also on sale here)

 how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Olivia Palermo: Tinley Road Silk Button Down yellow   Blouse, Tibi Tuxedo black and white Jacket,Pour La   Victoire Veronica shoes,  Rachel Zoe Striped skirt,   Alternatives:  1. Clinique 'A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin' Nail Color ,  2. Express THE CONVERTIBLE SLEEVE SHIRT,  3. Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe Pleated Skirt,  4. Pour La Victoire ankle strap Sandals, 5. Nicholas Roxanne Silver Plate Belt ,  6. BB Dakota Alton colorblock Cropped Jacket ,

1. Clinique for sensitive skin nail color ‘Red Red Red’
2. Express convertible sleeve shirt (on Olivia here)
3. Rachel Zoe striped skirt (on sale!)
4. Pour La Victoire sandals (also on sale here)
5. Nicholas belt (similar here)
6. BB Dakota jacket (also on sale here)

how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Olivia Palermo: KATIE ERMILIO Crinoline Dress; Zara   belt, vintage necklace, Jimmy Choo Dream rope-tie elaphe   sandals,Jimmy Choo Embellished Suede & Metal Clutch;   Alternatives:  1. Lulu Frost Sunburst Drape Swarovski crystal necklace,  2. Katie Ermilio crinoline Dress,  3. Ted Baker London Stretch Fit & Flare Dress ,  4. Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour,  5. River Island Glam Hanging Chain Belt,  6. Jimmy Choo Dream rope-tie elaphe sandals,

1. Lulu Frost Swarovski crystal necklace (similar on sale here)
2. Katie Ermilio crinoline Dress
3. Ted Baker London dress (on sale here)
4. Dolce & Gabbana cheek colour ‘peachy pink’
5. River Island chain belt
6. Jimmy Choo Dream sandals (see it on Poppy Delevingne here; alternative here)

 how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Mena Suvari at Versace Atelier Jewelry Cocktail Party :yellow dress, black clutch, gold watch;  On Jessica Stam at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Christian   Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals,Fenton Shinde Eagle Earrings   and necklace,  Alternatives:   1. Diane von Furstenberg metallic jaquared Dress, 2. Michael Kors Sport Watch,  3. Milly clutch,   4. ASOS Pretty Tough statement Necklace  5. Dolce Vita Hyla peplum Top

1. Diane von Furstenberg sandine dress (on sale here & here!)
2. Michael Kors watch
3. Milly clutch (similar here & here)
4. ASOS Pretty Tough Necklace (also adore this one!)
5. Dolce Vita Hyla peplum Top ($20 here)