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 102013
 

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!)

Apr 022012
 

Azure blue is my all-time favorite color and I believe that I’m not alone: there are countless azure lovers. One of them impressed me most–do you remember Andy Sachs? The girl in the The Devil Wears Prada who wore a cerulean sweater? Her boss, the “devil” told us many things about this color, like:”that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs. ”

Well, I can guess how many dollars behind azure when I saw this bag on the street (picture from Glamour magazine):

Joanna Hillman in London Fashion Week

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