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Denim Jacket and Flowy Dress

How to wear a denim jacket; The Spring 2014 Backpack trend,  On Reese Witherspoon (left): Isabel Marant Étoile Zaggy Stripey Chiffon Dress, Current Elliott The Snap denim Jacket , Chloe 'Medium Paraty' Leather Satchel , Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot, STRAW FEDORA HAT ;  On Reese Witherspoon (right):ELIZABETH AND JAMES Sling textured-leather backpack, STRAW FEDORA HAT, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, Sea black and white dot printed dress, red ankle strap sandals; Photos: Reese Witherspoon; Courtesy of akmgsi.com.

Denim jacket and feminine dress is a beloved combo. Depend on the print of the dress and your choice of accessories, this combination can result in countless outfits with totally different styles. As seen from above on Reese Witherspoon: a semi-sheer chiffon dress, ankle boots and retro-vibe hobo bag channel  your inner Gipsy while a modern black and white dot dress, right-on-trend sling backpack, and saturated heels convey urban off-duty chicness. These looks are casual yet pulled-together, great for any age!

In Chinese: 牛仔外套和印花裙的搭配大家已经都不陌生了,但根据裙子的材质、图案、色调以及不同配饰的选择,这个“公式”其实可以衍生出很多种不同风格的造型,比如Reese Witherspoon的这两身:飘逸扎染雪纺裙配上牛仔踝靴复古感的包包,颇有波希米亚风的随性和闲适;经典的黑白及膝裙配上色彩明快的鞋子大热的流行包款则传达出现代的都市休闲感。这些造型不分年龄,从少女到辣妈都可以尝试,你会把这个组合搭出什么样的版本呢?

How to wear a denim jacket; The Spring 2014 Backpack trend,  On Reese Witherspoon (left): Isabel Marant Étoile Zaggy Stripey Chiffon Dress, Current Elliott The Snap denim Jacket , Chloe 'Medium Paraty' Leather Satchel , Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot, STRAW FEDORA HAT ;  Featured:  1. Isabel Marant Étoile Zaggy Stripey Chiffon Dress (similar here & here) 2. Kule KULE HORN PENDANT ON BOX CHAIN 3. Current Elliott The Snap denim Jacket (great alternative here) 4. Chloe 'Medium Paraty' Leather Satchel (similar here) 5. Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer XL' 54mm Sunglasses 6. Eric Javits 'Squishee® IV' Wide Brim Hat (similar here) 7. Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot (similar here)

1. Isabel Marant chiffon dress (similar here & here)
2. Kule pendant necklace
3. Current/Elliott denim jacket (great alternative here)
4. Chloe ‘Paraty’ satchel (similar here)
5. Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer’ sunglasses
6. Eric Javits hat (similar here)
7. Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck ankle boot (similar here)

How to wear a denim jacket; The Spring 2014 Backpack trend,  On Reese Witherspoon (right):ELIZABETH AND JAMES Sling textured-leather backpack, STRAW FEDORA HAT, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, Sea black and white dot printed dress, red ankle strap sandals;   Featured:  1. Sea leo tank dress (also here; similar here & here) 2. Current Elliott The Snap denim Jacket (great alternative here) 3. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag (similar here; adore this leopard version!) 4. Tibi Ivy Mid Heel Sandals (similar here & here) 5. ASOS STRAW FEDORA HAT WITH SKINNY BAND 6. Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer XL' 54mm Sunglasses

1. Sea dress (also here; similar here & here)
2. Current/Elliott denim jacket (great alternative here)
3. Elizabeth and James sling backpack (similar here; adore this leopard version!)
4. Tibi sandals (similar here & here)
5. Asos straw hat
6. Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer’ sunglasses

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Chic Jacket: Chilly Summer Days Style Rescue (Part II)

how to wear tweed/striped jacket; how to mix prints; how to style printed shorts and leather pants; street style;  Olivia Palermo,Miranda Kerr; airport style; On Olivia Palermo: tweed moto jacket with stripes; printed shorts, striped shirt, silver statement necklace, python/snakeskin ballet flats, backpack, On Miranda Kerr: Mango Ikat Stripe Trophy Jacket, Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag in black,Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants, Mango denim/chambray shirt, Miu Miu Brushed Gold Metal Culte Star Sunglasses,Tabitha Simmons black ankle booties.

 Photos: Olivia Palermo & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of stylebistro.comjustjared.com.

Last time, we shared two stylish looks of classic trench coat. Today, let’s talk about another transitional piece–the jacket. Compared to omnipresent leather jackets and blazers, tweed or jacquard jacket can add unique textures, details and colors to our outfits. When paired with youthful or edgy pieces, like the printed shorts and leather pants on today’s featured ladies, it will result an attractive and sophisticated juxtaposition.

Miranda Kerr’s look is what we all can recreate and pull off. The breathable woven fabric and soft palette make this affordable ikat jacket delicate, feminine, and season appropriate. It perfectly polished up the casual, edgy chambray shirt, leather pants and ankle booties combo. A great designer bag and distinguish sunnies elevated the whole look.

how to wear tweed/striped jacket; how to mix prints; how to style printed shorts and leather pants; street style;  Olivia Palermo,Miranda Kerr; airport style;   On Miranda Kerr: Mango Ikat Stripe Trophy Jacket, Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag in black,Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants, Mango denim/chambray shirt, Miu Miu Brushed Gold Metal Culte Star Sunglasses,Tabitha Simmons black ankle booties. Also featured: Citizens of Humanity Rocket Leatherette Jeans ,  Steve Madden CINCH black suede ankle booties,

Jacket: Mango (also here)
Pants: Citizens of Humanity (on Miranda Kerr here; great style here)
Bag: Givenchy ‘Antigona (featured here & here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here; great buy here & here)
Sunglasses: Miu Miu (also here; similar here & here)

Olivia Palermo’s outfit below is more for risk takers. The mix of different prints (stripes, florals and animal print) and styles (sophisticated tweed jacket paired with playful shorts and casual backpack) is busy, so keep them in a relatively simple color scheme, then add neutrals to tone down the loudness.

how to wear tweed/striped jacket; how to mix prints; how to style printed shorts and leather pants; street style;  Olivia Palermo,Miranda Kerr; airport style;   On Olivia Palermo: tweed moto jacket with stripes; printed shorts, striped shirt, silver statement necklace, python/snakeskin ballet flats, backpack, Featured: Opening Ceremony Moto tweed and leather jacket ,  J.Crew Engineered-stripe boatneck top,  DKNY JEANS Floral Print Rolled-Hem Denim Shorts,  Anthropologie beach bag,   C. Wonder Snake Embossed Logo Ballet Flat ,  Lulu FrostSiren Collar gold-plated crystal necklace,

Jacket: Opening Ceremony (great style here & here)
Top: J.Crew (extra 30% off with code SUMMERTIME)
Shorts: DKNY Jeans ($18 here)
Bag: Anthropologie (featured here)
Shoes: C. Wonder (great style here)
Necklace: Lulu Frost (also adore this one!) 

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Trench Coat: Chilly Summer Days Style Rescue (Part I)

stylish trench coat looks; Chic Summer Vacation Style;street style;party outfit; On Sofia Vergara: classic trench coat, blue satchel bag, black platform pump; On Olivia Palermo: camel trench coat, backpack, snakeskin/python ballet flat, orange shirtPhotos: Sofia Vergara & Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of zimbio.comstylebistro.com.

Memorial Day didn’t bring the ritual welcome of hot summer. The weather is as unexpected as it was this spring. The best piece to withstand the climate while staying chic and seasonal appropriate? The unfailing trench coat!

A high quality trench coat can safeguard us from wind and rain, protect us when temperature drops while ensuring style. Like what my mum used to tell me–“invest in a nice coat, you will look great no matter what you’re wearing underneath.”

As for the colors, black is too heavy for spring/summer, while white requires more effort to maintain. Different shades of khaki are classic yet season-appropriate. Light Khaki or stone like what Sofia Vergara worn (above left) is cool toned, thus accessories in blue, green, pink or purple will go great with it. Camel or sand like what on Olivia Palermo (above right) is warm toned, naturally pieces in warm colors are best to go with it, like orange, yellow, brown or red.

Compared to Sofia Vergara’s classic sexy outfit, Olivia Palermo’s take is more sporty and utilitarian which is just in this season, and based on the Resort 2014 collections, this trend won’t go anywhere next year.

Baseball capsbomber jackets and wedge sneakers are right in pieces if you want to fully embrace this trend. For most of us, a subtle element like a backpack or a sport inspired heel sandal (love this pair too!) is great to experiment the trend without being over the top.

stylish trench coat looks; Chic Summer Vacation Style;street style;party outfit; On Sofia Vergara: classic trench coat, blue satchel bag, black platform pump; Featured:  Burberry BritStone Cotton Trench Coat ,  Pour La Victoire - Irina Black Patent platform pumps,  Rebecca Minkoff 'M.A.B.' blue Leather Tote,

Coat: Burberry Brit (also here, on sale here here! similar here)
Shoes: Pour La Victoire (great buy here & here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

stylish trench coat looks; Chic Summer Vacation Style;street style;party outfit;  On Olivia Palermo: camel trench coat, backpack, snakeskin/python ballet flat, orange shirt Featured:  A.P.C.New Gabardine Classic Teflon Trench,  J.Crew Perfect shirt in linen orange ,  Anthropologie Shingle Beach Backpack ,  C. Wonder Snake Embossed Logo Ballet Flat,

Coat: A.P.C. (also on sale here; similar here)
Shirt: J.Crew (extra 30% off with code SUMMER; great buy here!)
Bag: Anthropologie (great buy in leather here)
Shoes: C. Wonder (great style here!)