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Off-duty Chic: Elevate Wardrobe Basics

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr,black coat, givenchy antigona, leather pants, distressed denim skirt, black booties,valentinoPhotos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of pacificcoastnewsonline.comjustjared.com.

I love analyzing model’s off-duty looks. Oftentimes, we see them on the most basic and simple wardrobe staples that get elevated by teaming with one or two key pieces: be it an IT bag, fabulous sunglasses, killer stilettos, scarlet lips, or just that confident attitude.

In Chinese: 我最喜欢超模的街拍造型,一个主要原因是她们常常能把我们衣橱也都有的最基本、最平常的单品穿出令人咂舌的效果,除了很棒的身材外,出色的配饰也是她们提升这些极简单品的关键,比如在她们身上常看到的最夯的设计师手包最酷的太阳镜或踝靴,别致的发型、妆容或者仅仅是她们自信从容的步伐和舍我其谁的态度。

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr,black coat, givenchy antigona, black pump, leather pants, black sweater,sunglasses

1. Burberry Brit coat (great style here & here)
2. Equipment cashmere sweater (similar here; on Miranda Kerr here)
3. Helmut Lang leather pants (vegan leather version here)
4. Bobbi Brown lip color in ‘Red Carpet’
5. Gianvito Rossi suede pump (great alternative here & here)
6. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ satchel (similar here)
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr, black coat,white tee, distressed denim skirt, black booties, sunglasses,valentino bag
1. Burberry Brit coat (great style here & here)
3. LnA vintage tee (great buy here & here)
6. Bobbi Brown lip color in ‘Red Carpet’
7. Diane von Furstenberg booties (also here; similar here)
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Brighten Up Your Work Wardrobe

Miranda Kerr street style: wearing Alexander McQueen Heroine orange bag, Stella McCartney printed blouse, Manolo Blanhik blue pumps, black cropped pants and oversized sunglasses Victoria Beckham airport style wearing Victoria Beckham Collection coat and aviator sunglasses, orange pants, white shirt, Chloe sandal by helen hou, the art of accessorizing

Photos: Miranda Kerr & Victoria Beckham; Courtesy of akmgsi.com, instyle.com.

A fresh new week just started, with coming work and meetings, we definitely need some inspiring outfit ideas to lift up our spirit. Today, I featured two office-friendly looks from leading ladies in fashion industry. Take a hint from them, dress stylishly yet appropriately.

Adding a punch of color through accessories is a great start to try brights in the office: a scarlet skinny belt,  a statement banglea bright tote, a delicate pump, or even just a pair of colored sunglasses.If you are comfortable with more than one bright color, there are several great combinations to play with: orange and blue/teal (like Miranda Kerr’s orange satchel and blue suede pumps),  yellow and purple, green and red.

After you are comfortable with bright colors, feel free to move to colored clothing, they can be totally professional as long as you do it right: Choose those with sleek and classic silhouette and keep them tailored; Pair them with other 9-to-5 staples, like Victoria Beckham did above: a crisp white button down shirt paired with bright orange trousers; Keep the accessories neutral and simple. 

Miranda Kerr street style: wearing Alexander McQueen Heroine orange bag, Stella McCartney printed blouse, Manolo Blanhik blue pumps, black cropped pants and oversized sunglasses by helenhou.com-the art of accessorizing; alternative:Reiss Josh printed oversize shirt, Gap Slim cropped pants,Furla 'Candy' Transparent Rubber Satchel, Chinese Laundry Area pump,Tory Burch 59mm Oversized Sunglasses

Top: Reiss (great style here)
Pants: Gap (similar on sale here)
Bag: Furla (more color options here; Designer version on Miranda Kerr here)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry ($56! great style here; Designer version on Miranda Kerr here)
Sunglasses: Tory Burch

Victoria Beckham airport style wearing Victoria Beckham Collection coat and aviator sunglasses, orange pants, white shirt, Chloe sandal by helen hou, the art of accessorizing;Alternative: Jcrew stretch perfect shirt, DV by Dolce Vita Tremor platform sandal, Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses,Lauren Ralph Lauren Reversible Croc Embossed Belt,VANESSA BRUNO Casual orange wide leg pants

Shirt: J.Crew (great buy here)
Pants: Vanessa Bruno (also here; similar here)
Belt: Lauren Ralph Lauren (also here)
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita (now on sale for $54!)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (also here; on Victoria Beckham here)