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How To Wear Red (Part II: Shoes)

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Photos: (from left) NYC street style, Jessie J and Taylor Tomasi Hill; Courtesy of fabsugar.comwhowhatwear.com.

Compared to the bold red clothing pieces we shared in my last entry, shoes are one of the easiest ways to incorporate this classic, eye-catching color without being overwhelmed:

You can make the red shoe as a centerpiece by teaming it with understated neutral items, like the crisp white shirt and grey pencil skirt in first look above; You can emphasize it by wearing another red piece, like the red jumper on Jessie J (above middle); Or you can play with colors by adding analogous colors (like Taylor Tomasi Hill’s purple floral blouse, above right), or adding complementary colors (like green). 

As always, details make a big difference: for the first outfit, the blue printed scarf and leopard sunglasses really spice up the look. I like to take one step further by adding this modern diamond colorblocked skirt by Ann Taylor. This look is great for any age.

For the second outfit, compared to a regular skinny jeans, a two-tone tuxedo version nails this season’s hottest trend while a school-girl vibe satchel adding ease to the look. Change the bag to a more sleek, structured version, I can see this outfit on women over 40.

The third outfit is all about colors, from the printed blouse to the colorblock pumps. Use neutral pieces to cool the loudness. Another ageless look that’s great to embrace the coming spring!

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Shirt: J.Crew
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Dolce Vita (also here, similar here)
Accessories: Forever21 scarfStella McCartney sunglasses (similar here)

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Sweater: Topshop
Pants: Tibi (70% off now! also here)
Bag: Ted Baker (great alternative here)
Shoes: Topshop (lust worthy one here)

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Top: Lord and Taylor
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here)
Shoes: Pierre Hardy (60% off now! great style here)

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Stud Is The New Basic-Isabel Marant Boots

Photos (from left): Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr and Vogue fashion assistant Emma Morrison. Courtesy of vogue.fr; fabsugar.com; vogue.com.

When I first saw this Isabel Marant boot on Nicky Hilton (here) this summer, my thought was “Wow! It’s amazing! Everything on trend now is on these babies: multi-material (leather back, suede front), embellishments, pointy toe and the geometric silhouette… But I can never pull them off! They are too busy!”

But in the following months, they have been frequently spotted on many stars, from Continue reading Stud Is The New Basic-Isabel Marant Boots

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Have You Found Your Perfect Black Bag?

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Both Photos (from left): Miranda Kerr, Karmen Pedaru and Nicole Richie; Courtesy of vogue.fr, tumblr.com, thegirlguide.com, celebritystreetstyle.com.

Sorry about my one-week absence. I moved into a new apartment. The whole packing-unpacking process left me no time for blogging. But I do have several home decorating tips when rearranging my new place. Will definitely share with you soon.

Back to our topic today. You might remember the off-duty look from Karmen Pedaru (in the middle of the first image above) I featured here. Continue reading Have You Found Your Perfect Black Bag?