Jul 192013
 

how to wear lace shorts; How to Wear White; festival   outfit ideas;  Nikki Phillips, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Bosworth,   coachella 2013, white lace shorts, embroidered top,   embellished tank, ankle boots, aviator sunglasses;  On Nikki Phillips: Alice McCall white top, Tony Bianco   mirror aviator Sunglasses, white eyelet shorts, Knuckle   Ring;  On Alessandra Ambrosio at coachella 2013: white   embroidered top and shorts, Isabel Marant studded boot,   brown hat, brown belt, suede fringe bag;  On Kate Bosworth at coachella 2013: topshop suede   Scalloped tank and shorts, ankle boots, brown crossbody   bag, avator sunglasses, gold bracelet. Photos: (from left) Nikki Phillips, Alessandra Ambrosio & Kate Bosworth; Courtesy of vogue.com, zimbio.com, justjared.com.

In Part Three, we shared the versatile yet stylish summer shorts: white denim cutoffs. Today, I want to talk about its innocent ‘sister’: white lace shorts.

Lace is so delicate and feminine, often associated with special occasions like wedding, or used in home decor. For daily wear, we may see it most in undergarments and sleepwear. Wearing it out, especially daytime appropriate, can be tricky.

My favorite way to style lace shorts is with a military shirt or leather jacket. But when it’s sweltering outside, pairing them with a crisp white top or airy tank is a better idea, like today’s featured ladies did, also as a nod to the white on white trend this season.

For girly and romantic outfits like these, accessories are key to get balanced, be it a tough ankle boot, rich earthy brown bag or futuristic mirror sunglasses. They give the look a more wearable and down to earth vibe.

These outfits are great for a variety of summer activities: music festival, road trip, backyard BBQ, hanging out with friends or just strolling around the town.

how to wear lace shorts; How to Wear White; festival   outfit ideas;  Nikki Phillips, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Bosworth,   coachella 2013, white lace shorts, embroidered top,   embellished tank, ankle boots, aviator sunglasses;  On Nikki Phillips: Alice McCall white top, Tony Bianco   mirror aviator Sunglasses, white eyelet shorts, Knuckle   Ring; Alternatives: 1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Runway Watch,  2. Sephora SpaRitual Nail Lacquer,  3. Anthropologie Fluttered Tunic Henley,  4. FOREVER 21  Eyelet Shorts,  5.  Ray-Ban mirror aviator sunglasses,  6. Low Luv by Erin Wasson Armour Knuckle Ring,

1. MICHAEL Michael Kors runway watch
2. SpaRitual nail color ‘Marble’
3. Anthropologie tunic (or this one)
4. Forever 21 shorts
5. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses (featured here)
6. Low Luv by Erin Wasson knuckle ring

how to wear lace shorts; How to Wear White; festival   outfit ideas;  Nikki Phillips, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Bosworth,   coachella 2013, white lace shorts, embroidered top,   embellished tank, ankle boots, aviator sunglasses;  On Alessandra Ambrosio at coachella 2013: white   embroidered top and shorts, Isabel Marant studded boot,   brown hat, brown belt, suede fringe bag; Alternatives:  1. San Diego white sun Hat,  2. URBAN OUTFITTER SGeo High/Low geometric Necklace,  3. CHELSEA FLOWER Embroidered silk tunic top,  4. PIECES Galaxy brown studded Belt,  5. Lacey Ryan Wappo Bracelet Set,  6. FREE PEOPLE Scalloped Lace Skort,  7. McFadin Handbags Womens McFadin Fringe Bag,  8. Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot,

1. San Diego Hat Company ribbon floppy hat
2. Urban Outfitters high/low necklace
3. Chelsea Flower silk tunic top (on sale; similar here & here)
4. Pieces belt
5. Lacey Ryan bracelet set
6. Free People scalloped lace skort
7. McFadin fringe bag (similar here)
8. Isabel Marant studded boot (worn with dress here & here)

 how to wear lace shorts; How to Wear White; festival outfit ideas;  Nikki Phillips, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Bosworth, coachella 2013, white lace shorts, embroidered top, embellished tank, ankle boots, aviator sunglasses;  On Kate Bosworth at coachella 2013: topshop suede Scalloped tank and shorts, ankle boots, brown crossbody bag, avator sunglasses, gold bracelet. Alternatives: 1. Topshop Scallop Lace Vest,  2. gorjana Arrow Cuff,  3. FREE PEOPLE Scalloped Lace Skort,  4. Frye brown Crossbody bag,  5. Sam Edelman ankle boots,  6. Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses,

1. Topshop scallop lace top (more colors here)
2. Gorjana arrow cuff
3. Free People scalloped lace skort
4. Frye crossbody bag
5. Sam Edelman suede boot (last seen here)
6. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses

Jul 082013
 

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer  On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt,Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukstylebistro.com.

Social season requires multi-functional, season-appropriate yet style conscious pieces. With that in mind, today I picked two glamorous looks from Olivia Palermo, see how she pulled together elegant, fashionable looks that are great for many social events, from formal black tie to a baby shower or date night, by using pieces that can be easily restyled in many different ways.

Like how Raf Simons infused modern poetry to Dior’s bravura signatures, Olivia Palermo chose sleek white blazer to go with her opulent, luxurious organza skirt for the house’s couture show. Front row styles are my favorite to observe, I greatly appreciate outfits like this which capture the spirit of the brand, yet so wearable.

This look is great for formal events, gallery opening, museum exhibits, weddings or fancy dinner. The white blazer, black pumps, embellished belt and cuffs can polish up many casual outfits as well.

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  alternatives: 1. Topshop Textured Blazer, 2. Kate Spade New York susannah blue dress,  3. BCBG Natural Stone Mosaic Cuff,  4. ONE by Boundary Vegan Leather Skirt ,  5. Alice + Olivia Dina Suede black Pumps,  6. Also BERNELL women White Synthetic envelope clutch,

1. Topshop textured blazer (great style here & here)
2. Kate Spade New York susannah dress (also here)
3. BCBG natural stone cuff
4. ONE by Boundary vegan leather skirt (on sale)
5. Alice + Olivia suede pumps
6. Aldo white clutch

The second look below blended different styles harmoniously together: the edgy animal print shirt, girly flared skirt, cool aviator sunglasses and cut-out booties. This drop-waist skirt on her is a new trend this season. Since the flare starts at our hips, the best way to style them is with tops tucked in to highlight our waistline. An embellished belt helps to cinch the waist. Style savvy Olivia also used nude heels to elongate her slim legs.

Again, each piece in this outfit can be easily restyled: Wear the printed blouse with white skinny jeans or black cropped pants; Team the flared skirt with a peplum top or bomber jacket. The usage of the accessories (nude cut out sandals, blue bag and embellished belt) is endless.

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt, Alternatives:  1. Dior 'Havane' Metal Aviator Sunglasses,  2. Aquazzura nude cut out suede sandal,  3. Joie Blouse - Gudelia Leopard Print ,  4. Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Skirt ,  5. David Yurman Blue Topaz, Diamond & Sterling Silver Ring ,  6. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 'Coromandel',  7. Rebecca Minkoff Shoulder Bag - Diamond Quilt Mini Affair ,

1. Dior aviator sunglasses
2. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here)
3. Joie Blouse (similar here)
4. Aryn K drop-waist skirt (it’s the one on Olivia, on sale; also here)
5. David Yurman diamond & sterling silver ring (also here)
6. Chanel ‘Coromandel’ nail colour 
7. Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag (also here)

Jun 122013
 

Style denim jacket; how to wear floral printed pants; how to wear midi skirt; street style, airport style;  On Jessica Alba: Jewels By Dunn bracelets,TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Floral Watercolor OZZY Jeans, grey denim jacket, white tee, grey strappy sandal, colorblock crossbody bag;   On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Burberry aviator sunglasses, J Brand light washed denim jacket, Mulberry Black Del Rey Soft Spongy Bag in leopard, IRO Oxnard suede ankle cuff sandal,Jacquie aiche Pave Leaf Cuff, black midi skirt.

Photos: Jessica Alba & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of justjared.comstylebistro.com.

Denim jacket is truly a trusty staple piece that we can throw on and go. Here I featured two looks to share with you how to team it with some of the newest trends this season and look effortlessly chic. The best part? With some minor change, women of any age can rock these looks beautifully!

The center piece of this look (below) from Jessica Alba is definitely her watercolor printed jeans. To highlight that, she kept every else simple and neutral: A grey denim jacket along with white tee, grey strappy sandal and neutral crossbody bag created a perfect canvas. A delicate necklace brought out the blue in the jeans.

Style denim jacket; how to wear floral printed pants; how to wear midi skirt; street style, airport style;  On Jessica Alba: Jewels By Dunn bracelets,TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Floral Watercolor OZZY Jeans, grey denim jacket, white tee, grey strappy sandal, colorblock crossbody bag;   Alternatives: KUT from the Kloth Denim Jacket,   T by Alexander Wang Classic T Shirt with Pocket,  MOTHER The Looker Skinny printed Jeans,  Vince Camuto 'Eliana'strappy cutout Sandal,  Marc by Marc Jacobs colorblock Crossbody Bag,  Loren HopePetra Tri-Color teal turquoise necklace Necklace,

Jacket: KUT from the Kloth
Top: T by Alexander Wang (also here; alternative here)
Jeans: Mother (under $30 here & here)
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (also here; similar here)
Necklace: Loren Hope

From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look below, we can spot several trends: leopard bag (yes, this spring/summer, you can carry your favorite leopard bags, a bright hue is better!), midi skirt and ankle cuff sandals. Since midi skirt and shoes with thick ankle strap can make our legs look shorter, take a hint from Rosie Huntington, choose a body-hugging, high-waisted pencil skirt, team it with a cropped jacket. This light wash denim jacket on her really brought freshness to her monochrome look, along with cool aviator sunglasses, it balanced the feminine and formal vibe of the midi.

Style denim jacket; how to wear floral printed pants; how to wear midi skirt; street style, airport style;      On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Burberry aviator sunglasses, J Brand light washed denim jacket, Mulberry Black Del Rey Soft Spongy Bag in leopard, IRO Oxnard suede ankle cuff sandal,Jacquie aiche Pave Leaf Cuff, black midi skirt.  Alternatives: Splendid1x1 Tank Top,  Leith Double Layered Tube black mini Skirt,  Vince Adria Ankle Cuff Sandals ,  CLARE VIVIER Haircalf Escale leopard Duffel Bag,  Ray-Ban - 3025 Aviator 58mm Original sunglasses,  Gorjana & Griffin Raleigh II leaf  gold Cuff,

Jacket: J Brand (also here; alternative here)
Top: Splendid (similar here)
Skirt: Leith (great buy here & here)
Shoes: Vince (also here; great style here)
Bag: Clare Vivier
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (on Rosie Huntington here)
Cuff: Gorjana