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Outfit-Maker: Statement Skirts

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   On Blake Lively: Burberry dress from the Burberry Prorsum resort 2014 collection, Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 nude kid pump, Lorraine Schwartz ring;  On Jamie Chung:gray tee, Finders Keepers printed asymmetrical Skirt, yellow necklace, neon-yellow cross-body bag, black strappy heels;Photos: Blake Lively & Jamie Chung; Courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.com, instyle.com

An outfit that mixes something opulent and exquisite with pieces that are austere, plain or casual is what I always love and get inspired by. Today’s featured outfits of Blake Lively & Jamie Chung above perfectly interpreted that:

Highlight a bold, embellished eye-catching skirt with neutral, understated pieces and minimal accessories, resulting a pulled-together yet effortless chic outfit. After all, we are in this era with blurred borders. (I knew it was a dress on Blake Lively, but you got my point)

An outfit that exudes a bit of everything–modern, sharp, sensual, laid-back, sometimes a little sporty–is not only attractive but also practical too:  A tailored blazer and structured satchel can make this combo office-friendly; A flat or sneaker with a bomber jacket and baseball cap can transform it into day-time chic look, and the list goes on…

In Chinese: 混搭衣橱里已有的单品,尤其是那些乍看起来不属于一个“世界”的,是我平时最喜欢看到的搭配,也是给我灵感最多的。这样的组合不仅令人耳目一新,而且能最大限度地增加每件单品的使用频率。

在参加派对或其它重要的社交场合时,一条有装饰感和设计感的裙子必不可少,搭配同样华丽的上装往往显得太过正式、繁复,而且缺乏新意,选择一件简约的白衬衫或者T恤反而清新自然,脱颖而出。

这么美的裙子当然不能只留在“重要场合”穿,其实搭配上利落的西装外套和公文包,就能给无聊的上班着装增加些风情,换上帆布鞋和今季大热的棒球帽,就能轻松自信地应对周末的各种休闲场合了。

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   On Blake Lively: Burberry dress from the Burberry Prorsum resort 2014 collection, Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 nude kid pump, Lorraine Schwartz ring;  From left:  Lafayette 148 New York Lillith Raffia-Embellished Linen Skirt,  Elie Tahari Sequin Vera Skirt,  ASOS Pencil Skirt in Pearlescent Sequins,

From left:
Lafayette 148 New York embellished skirt
Elie Tahari sequin Vera skirt (on sale)
ASOS sequin pencil skirt

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   On Jamie Chung:gray tee, Finders Keepers printed asymmetrical Skirt, DANNIJO Mallory yellow Necklace, neon-yellow cross-body bag, black strappy heels;  From left:  Shona Joy We Surrender Pencil Skirt  findersKEEPERS You Sent Me Skirt  Peter Pilotto Arrow marble-print pencil skirt

From left:
Shona Joy We Surrender pencil skirt (60% off)
findersKEEPERS You Sent Me skirt
Peter Pilotto arrow marble-print pencil skirt

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   Recreate Blake Lively's outfit:   Johana Hernandez Fashion Star sequin embellished Skirt,  J.Crew Silk keyhole top,  Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 patent-leather pumps,   Banana Republic Genuine freshwater pearl earring

Top: J.Crew
Skirt: Johana Hernandez (on sale)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (great alternative here & here)
Earrings: Banana Republic

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   Recreate Jamie Chung's outfit:   T by Alexander Wang Classic Muscle Tee,  CEDRIC CHARLIER Asymmetrical print skirt,  kate spade new york yellow statement necklace,   Steve Madden Realove ankle strap heel sandal

Top: T by Alexander Wang(similar here)
Skirt: Cedric Charlier (on sale)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Kate Spade New York (the one on Jamie Chung here)

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Sexy Slit: Asymmetrical Hemline & Ethnic Tie Dye

How to wear a side split maxi skirt/dress, how to wear a Asymmetrical Skirt; Featured Halle Berry & Miranda Kerr with tie dye t shirt, side slit skirt, givenchy bag, studded booties, Ombre Asymmetrical Skirt, suede tote, metallic t strap sandal;  On Miranda Kerr: Proenza Schouler Tie-dye cotton-jersey   T-shirt,Helmut helmut lang Kinetic Side Slit Maxi Skirt,   Chloé Black Studded Multi-Buckle Susanna Ankle Boots,   Givenchy Antigona Bag, Stella McCartney sunglasses.  On Halle Berry: Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses, black v neck top, Helmut Lang Shadow Ombre Asymmetrical Skirt,metallic sandal, Foley Classic Mid City Tote.Photos: Halle Berry & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of akmgsi.comjustjared.com.

Slit skirts/dresses are trendy but tricky to style. Today’s featured stars showed us how to pull them off at different ages: urban-meets-bohemian chic look for young ladies or elegant yet sexy ensemble for women over 40.

Halle Berry highlighted her artistic ombre asymmetrical skirt by keeping the rest simple: black top and city tote. I like that she chose a metallic sandal instead of black one. This season, metallic is the new black, but light, modern and summer appropriate.

How to wear a side split maxi skirt/dress, how to wear a Asymmetrical Skirt; Featured Halle Berry & Miranda Kerr with tie dye t shirt, side slit skirt, givenchy bag, studded booties, Ombre Asymmetrical Skirt, suede tote, metallic t strap sandal;  On Halle Berry: Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses, black v neck top, Helmut Lang Shadow Ombre Asymmetrical Skirt,metallic sandal, Foley Classic Mid City Tote. Alternatives:  Vince CamutoVINCE CAMUTO Sleeveless V Neck Blouse,  Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote ,  Helmut Lang Shadow Ombre Asymmetrical Skirt,  B Brian Atwood Laetitia T-Strap Sandals,  AudenAUDEN Hayden Necklace,  Lionette Tribeca Necklace in Metallics,  Rayban Vintage Oversized Round Jackie Ohh Sunglasses,

1. Lionette Tribeca necklace (my favorite! lightweight and very comfortable)
2. Vince Camuto blouse (on sale here)
3. Foley + Corinna mid city tote (more colors here)
4. B Brian Atwood T-strap sandals (70% off now!)
5. Ray-Ban Vintage Oversized sunglasses
6. Helmut Lang ombre asymmetrical skirt (also here, similar here) 

Miranda Kerr’s effortlessly chic off-duty looks are my favorite. A black side slit skirt can be easily dressed up or down. Here, she chose a tie dye t-shirt and studded buckle booties to make it daytime appropriate. The chic yet functional Givenchy Antigona spotted on her countless times really goes with every outfit!

How to wear a side split maxi skirt/dress, how to wear a Asymmetrical Skirt; Featured Halle Berry & Miranda Kerr with tie dye t shirt, side slit skirt, givenchy bag, studded booties, Ombre Asymmetrical Skirt, suede tote, metallic t strap sandal;  On Miranda Kerr: Proenza Schouler Tie-dye cotton-jersey   T-shirt,Helmut helmut lang Kinetic Side Slit Maxi Skirt,   Chloé Black Studded Multi-Buckle Susanna Ankle Boots,   Givenchy Antigona Bag, Stella McCartney sunglasses.

1. Proenza Schouler tie dye shirt(on sale, also here; similar here)
2. Helmut Lang side slit skirt (similar here)
3. Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses ($16 here)
4. Givenchy Antigona satchel (also here; last seen here)
5. Chloé studded buckle boots (similar on sale here & here)

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The Simple Beauty of Black and White

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Jordana Brewster, Rue de Navarin, Annemiek Kessels, Gaia Repossi, Amanda Brooks, Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of  wwd.com;sartorialist.com;modedamour.com;harpersbazaar.com;

I love colors. But for me, bright piece is like dessert–a great extra, but definitely can’t replace a meal. Most of the time, I rely on neutrals. After talked so many eye-catching red garments, let’s go back to basics today, focusing on understated black and white ensembles. Continue reading The Simple Beauty of Black and White