Nov 082013
 

The art of accessorizing-Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo,blue coat, black booties, blue skirt, black blouse, brown boots, Chloé, GucciPhotos: Blake Lively & Olivia Palermo;  Courtesy of mydaily.co.ukgettyimages.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。

搭配这些颜色的关键在于平衡,引入这些淡雅的流行色的同时保留我们熟悉的秋冬的大地色系比如灰黑棕等,或浓郁的酒红、墨绿。像所有的流行趋势一样,如果你不确定自己是不是喜欢,是不是能驾驭,就从小的配件开始尝试,比如在上一篇博文里看到的超模Rosie Huntington-Whiteley所做的,提一个粉蓝色的手包来点亮整身的黑色造型。

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Coat: Gucci (also here; similar here & here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here & here)
Eyeliner: Dior

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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’

Jul 112013
 

how to wear prints, summer festival outfit ideas, what to wear on vacation; Alessandra Ambrosio, street style, ankle boots, printed dress, brown belt, fringe bag,  On Alessandra Ambrosio: Isabel Marant printed dress,   Isabel Marant Elia Braid Belt in Cognac, Chanel bag,   Jacquie Aiche nacklace,  Ray Ban aviator sunglasses,   Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge   boot; On Alessandra Ambrosio:Ella Moss Botanica Henley Dress,   Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot, Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2013 Fringe Tassel Hobo Bag, turquoise   sunglasses, gold necklace, brown skinny belt, Photos: Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of coolspotters.comstarstyle.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.

how to wear prints, summer festival outfit ideas, what to wear on vacation; Alessandra Ambrosio, street style, ankle boots, printed dress, brown belt, fringe bag, On Alessandra Ambrosio: Isabel Marant printed dress,   Isabel Marant Elia Braid Belt in Cognac, Chanel bag,   Jacquie Aiche nacklace,  Ray Ban aviator sunglasses,   Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge   boot;  Alternative:  1. Ray-Ban Matte Classic Aviator Sunglasses,  2. Pencey Standard Open Back Dress,  3. Michael Kors Sport Watch,  4. gorjanaG Ring Set,  5. Madewell Perfect Leather Belt,  6. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag,  7. Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot,

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.

how to wear prints, summer festival outfit ideas, what to wear on vacation; Alessandra Ambrosio, street style, ankle boots, printed dress, brown belt, fringe bag,  On Alessandra Ambrosio:Ella Moss Botanica Henley Dress,   Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot, Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2013 Fringe Tassel Hobo Bag, turquoise   sunglasses, gold necklace, brown skinny belt,  Alternative: 1. Karen Walker The Number One Sunglasses,  2. Cara beaded Stretch Bracelet,  3. Banana Republic Floral Shirtdress,  4. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Mini Wishbone Necklace,  5. J.CrewArrow keeper leather belt,  6. JJ Winters Suede Fringe Bag in Taupe,  7. Rag & Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot, Camel,

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)

Sep 042012
 

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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 »