Photos: Blake Lively & Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of mydaily.co.uk, gettyimages.com.
You may have noticed that pretty pastels like baby blue, powder pink, lavender, buttercup yellow, which are usually associated with spring, take center stage this fall. These beautiful, feminine colors soften heavy fabrics and lighten up our winter days.
The key to wearing pastels in fall/winter is combining them with familiar dark colors and rich shades like black, brown, burgundy and hunt green.
If you are not ready to commit to this trend, as always, start with accessories, like the baby blue tote spotted on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley here.
In Chinese: 你可能也已经留意到了，那些常在春夏看到的粉嫩的马卡龙色席卷了今年秋冬的T台，像冰蓝、浅粉、淡紫、鹅黄等。这些轻柔的颜色冲淡了毛呢的厚重感，也点亮了萧瑟暗沉的秋冬。
Coat: Gucci (also here; similar here & here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here & here)
Top: Joie (love this one! on Olivia Palermo here)
Skirt: Carven (also here; similar here)
Shoes: Chloé (on sale; similar here)
Belt: Ralph Lauren (or this one)
Lip: Nars in ‘Lodhi’
Photos: Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of coolspotters.com, starstyle.com.
When looking for road trip or festival outfit ideas, or just a bohemian inspired laid-back weekend look, I always turn to Alessandra Ambrosio for inspiration. She is such a free-spirit: neon colors, bold prints, cowboy boots, stacked bracelets and layered necklaces, along with her messy bedhead look and carefree attitude have become her signature.
Today, I featured two of her looks incorporated prints that are easy to recreate, perfect for hot weather and summer fun.
Juxtaposing girly dress against tough boots is not something new, but I like that by paying attention to details, Alessandra Ambrosio made this combo serve for different occasions:
For the first dress below with body-hugging silhouette and sweet colors, she picked a ladylike bag and styled her hair half up, with aviator sunglasses, gold watch, and dainty jewelry, the overall look is urban-bohemian, comfy yet sexy, great for a casual date, hanging out with friends, central city concert, or shopping.
1. Ray-Ban classic aviator sunglasses
2. Pencey Standard open back dress (also here)
3. Michael Kors watch
4. Gorjana ring set
5. Madewell perfect leather belt (on Alessandra here)
6. Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag
7. Isabel Marant studded wedge boot (featured here; similar here & here)
Compared to the first look, the second one below with blue printed tunic dress is more casual and laid-back. Accessorized with fringe bag, tortoise sunglasses and beaded bracelet, this look is great for a road trip, out-of-town music festival, or beach vacation.
1. Karen Walker sunglasses
2. Cara bracelet (more colors here)
3. Banana Republic floral shirtdress
4. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry wishbone necklace
5. J.Crew leather belt
6. JJ Winters suede fringe bag (similar here)
7. Rag & Bone ankle boot (similar here & here)
Late summer/early fall is my favorite time of the year because it’s the time to be more creative and have more fun, to combine summer pieces with cold weather garments, to play with lightweight materials and chunky textures…Since we broke the “No white after Labor day” rule, teaming summer crisp white with fall rich earth tone adds more interesting contrast to our looks. Continue reading Wear White After Labor Day: Late Summer Outfits