Mar 192013
 

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Photo: Blake Lively; Courtesy of vogue.comaceshowbiz.com.

Apparently, winter is not done with us. Every time I was expecting sunshine, another heavy snow came. Although adorable spring pieces are calling, we still need winter clothes for a while. Thankfully, we are not alone, even celebrities can’t “beat” the cold. But the tips to make fall/winter numbers fresh and current? Take a hint from today’s look of Blake Lively.

The Marios Schwab dress on her is made for next fall/winter, but I’m sure burgundy pieces can be easily found in our own wardrobe. By pairing the dress with fresh white pumps that are right on trend this spring, she made it in-between season appropriate. Her bare legs balanced the thick wool coat. The total look is not harsh in cold weather while sending that fresh spring allure.

Like what Blake did, a little bit of balance is what we need for this awkward transaction time: warm cashmere with light jacket instead of wool coat; thick outerwear with flowy dress or airy button-down shirt instead of winter knits; fitted jacket paired with ankle booties whereas long coat with sexy pumps or sandals.

Below are my favorite ways to update my burgundy pieces in chilly early spring: studded clutch and black/white sandals go perfectly with an A-line dress; a delicate lace dress needs modern metallic add-ons; fresh white pumps add sexy, feminine touch to the casual sweater and jeans combo (don’t you love the unexpected heel? It’s truly a piece of art!)

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Dress: ModCloth
Coat: Burberry London (similar here)
Bag: Natasha Couture (under $25 here)
Shoes: BCBG Max Azria

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Dress: J.Crew Collection (love everything about it!)
Coat: Burberry London (similar here)
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11 (great style here)
Shoes: J.Crew

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Coat: Burberry London (similar here)
Sweater: Topshop
Jeans: J Brand (great style here)
Shoes: Balmain (great buy here)

Jan 082013
 

Heidi Klum, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ,Clemence Poesy, how to wear brown leather jacket, boyfriend jeans, sneakers, printed scarf, woven belt, ankle booties, black skinny jeans, grey tee shirt, green bag, red tee shirt,     helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, d	esigner cloth,designer handbag,

Photos (from left): Heidi Klum, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Clemence Poesy; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukbauergriffinonline.comfashioncappuccino.com.

Leather jacket is no doubt a timeless wardrobe staple. Among all of the colors, black and brown are the most flattering ones that worth the investment and will accompany us for many years. We already talked about classic black leather jacket here, today let’s focus on brown.

Compared to polished and edgy black, brown is more casual and effortlessly chic. Rich brown flatters almost all the skin tones. When the leather breaks down over time, the brown color will appear more attractive.

Above three looks are my favorite. The stars really brought out different sides of a brown leather jacket and showed its versatility:

Heidi Klum (above left)’s sneakers and boyfriend jeans give her brown leather a laid-back, casual vibe; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (middle)’s skinny jeans and sexy ankle booties add urban chicness to the jacket; Clemence Poesy’s tough boots easily transform the look into an edgy, carefree off- duty outfit. Let alone the unexpected color combinations on them: brown with floral print, with lush green or vibrant red.

Which one is your favorite? And what’s your “secret” to spicing up your brown leather jacket?

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From left:
Vince ($50 here)
Bernardo (similar here)
Reiss (similar here, petite version here)

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Jacket: Reiss (similar here)
Top: Splendid (or this one)
Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar here)
Shoes: Serafini (similar here)
Scarf: Fendi 

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Jacket: Reiss 
Top: T by Alexander Wang (similar here)
Jeans: J Brand (great alternative here)
Bag: Bottega Veneta (great style here)
Shoes: Via Spiga

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Jacket: Reiss
Top: Kain (great buy here)
Jeans: J Brand (great alternative here)
Bag: Alexander Wang (also here & here)
Shoes: Frye

Jul 212012
 
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Snakeskin pants: stylish, versatile yet seasonless (Photos: Liu Wen; courtesy of wethepeoplestyle.com, tumblr.com)

All of my girlfriends have the same fear of snakes-even garden snakes. But all of them, and me, can’t resist the beauty of snakeskin print, whether it’s in small goods like scarf or wallet, or in major pieces like blouse and–our topic today–pants! Continue reading »