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Office Glamour: Black and White

how to wear black and white; What to Wear to Work; summer office wear 2013; Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, colorblock dress, white bag, white pump, white blouse, black blazer, black pants,black pump, black clutch  On Victoria Beckham in Beijing 2013: Victoria Beckham   DOUBLE CREPE BLAZER, Victoria Beckham black pants, Casadei   Blade Valentina Anklestrap Pumps, Victoria Beckham zipped   pouch,white blouse;  On Cameron Diaz: Martin Grant Dana black and white Dress with gold belt, Valextra Heritage Top Handle white Bag, Christian Louboutin white pump, gold watch, oversize sunglasses; Photos: Cameron Diaz & Victoria Beckham; Courtesy of eonline.comgettyimages.com.

What I love most about fashion is that it’s forever evolving, but for this year’s black and white trend, I wish it could stay. It just so classic, versatile and practical. As long as you pick the right shape and accessories, this combo really can take you anywhere.

Here, Cameron Diaz & Victoria Beckham showed us how to take this trend to the office with the right balance of subdued glamorous and fashion-conscious:

Black pumps and bags are work wardrobe staples, this season, change them into white. Team with a knee-length or below the knee dress. A gold belt or watch adds just the right amount of luxe touch.

Victoria Beckham exemplifies the minimalist chicness. Her ‘secret’ lies in the details: from a sexy heel with metallic accent and flirty V-cut topline, a understated luxurious clutch to a deep V-neck shirt and an impeccable tailored jacket tossed over her shoulders.

In Chinese: 虽然不断的更新与变革是时尚永恒不变的主题,但是对于我喜欢的潮流,有时候真希望它能永恒不变,比如今年大热的黑与白。只要找到对的剪裁和配饰,这个经典的色彩组合可以让我们游走于任何场合。

就拿我们呆的时间最长的办公室来说吧,把以往常备的黑色高跟鞋和公文包换成白色,加上一条黑白拼接的及膝或膝下裙 (Cameron Diaz所穿的这条现在三折!),既符合潮流又优雅端庄。以极简现代风格著称的Victoria Beckham则在细节上脱颖而出,比如她脚上的这双金属跟的鞋(最喜欢楦头的桃心设计!)和低调优雅的手包,披在肩头的外套,低开领的衬衫以及精致的细腰带等。

how to wear black and white; What to Wear to Work; summer office wear 2013; Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, colorblock dress, white bag, white pump, white blouse, black blazer, black pants,black pump, black clutch;   On Cameron Diaz: Martin Grant Dana black and white Dress with gold belt, Valextra Heritage Top Handle white Bag, Christian Louboutin white pump, gold watch, oversize sunglasses;  Alternatives:   Gucci Youngster Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses,  Movado 'Bold' Round Bracelet Watch,  Chloé Eau de Parfum Spray,   Topshop 'Gwenda' white Pump

1. Martin Grant Dana dress (70% off now!)
2. Gucci oversized cat eye sunglasses
3. Movado bracelet watch
4. Chloé Eau de parfum
5. Madison working bag (alternative here & here)
6. Topshop pump (on Cameron Diaz here)

how to wear black and white; What to Wear to Work; summer office wear 2013; Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, colorblock dress, white bag, white pump, white blouse, black blazer, black pants,black pump, black clutch;    On Victoria Beckham in Beijing 2013: Victoria Beckham   DOUBLE CREPE BLAZER, Victoria Beckham black pants, Casadei   Blade Valentina Anklestrap Pumps, Victoria Beckham zipped   pouch,white blouse;  Alternatives:  HELMUT Helmut Lang Gala black Jacket,  Equipment Brett white Shirt,  Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Harper Chelsea Lariat Necklace,  Casadei CASADEI pointed toe pump,  'New Taylor' black straight leg Pants,  Illamasqua white Nail color,  Miu Miu Matelassé leather clutch

1. HELMUT Helmut Lang jacket (on Victoria Beckham here; similar here)
2. Equipment Brett Shirt
3. Jennifer Zeuner necklace
4. Casadei pump (adore the V-cut topline! similar here)
5. Halogen New Taylor pants
6. Illamasqua nail color in ‘Scorch’
7. Miu Miu Matelassé leather clutch

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Summer Shorts: Classic Denim & Splash of Color (Part I)

how to wear denim shorts; summer outfit ideas shorts;    On Cameron Diaz:Reed Krakoff yellow bag, Stella McCartney sunglasses, Tabitha Simmons striped Espadrille Sneaker, high waisted denim shorts, white tank, beige blazer,   On Alessandra Ambrosio: Topshop Knitted Fluro Weave Jumper, Big Star 1974 Denim Remy Star Short, Mulberry bag,Ombre Coral and Rutilated Quartz Necklace, ballet flats; Photos: Cameron Diaz & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of zimbio.com.

Welcome to a new series that dedicates to an essential piece–“Summer Shorts”! From denim blue to crisp white and neon brights, from tough leather to delicate lace and dynamic stripes, this series will feature them all! Hope these hand-picked looks can inspire you to style yours and style chic during the dog days!

To start, I want to talk about the pervasive denim cutoffs. Like with any other wardrobe essentials, I look for details when hunting for my perfect pair. The leg elongating high-waisted version on Cameron Diaz and star print one on Alessandra Ambrosio are great examples: they are as versatile as basic ones but have more character.

You can simply style them with T-shirts: graphic, striped or plain white ones. But I like how today’s featured ladies did: liven up their outfits with bright colors. Blue goes well with many brights: yellow, orange, pink, red or green. You can go bold and pair your denim shorts with a bright neon Tee/jumper or learn from Cameron Diaz, add colors through accessories: a bright tote,  sneaker or colored sunglasses.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s colorful, bohemian-inspired look may be for bold players. As for Cameron Diaz’s outfit, I can see women of any age rock it stylishly.

how to wear denim shorts; summer outfit ideas shorts;    On Cameron Diaz:Reed Krakoff yellow bag, Stella McCartney sunglasses, Tabitha Simmons striped Espadrille Sneaker, high waisted denim shorts, white tank, beige blazer,   Alternatives: Miu Miu STRUCTURED LEATHER TOTE,  Joe's Jeans Easy Cutoff denim Shorts,  Gap Womens New Support Cami,  Acne LINEN BLAZER,  Stella McCartney CAT-EYE STYLE SUNGLASSES,  stella & dotDemi Layering Necklace - Gold,

Blazer: Acne (also here; similar here)
Top: Gap (more colors here!)
Shorts: Joe’s Jeans
Shoes: Tabitha Simmons (also seen on Miranda Kerr here)
Bag: Miu Miu (similar here & here)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney (also here)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (wear it long or doubled) 

how to wear denim shorts; summer outfit ideas shorts;    On Alessandra Ambrosio: Topshop Knitted Fluro Weave Jumper, Big Star 1974 Denim Remy Star Short, Mulberry bag,Ombre Coral and Rutilated Quartz Necklace, ballet flats;  Alternatives:   Sam Edelman 'Felicia' ballet Flat,  Golden Lane Small Duo Satchel,   Dolce & Gabbana Iconic Logo Sunglasses,

Top: Topshop
Shorts: Big Star (also here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Golden Lane (or this one!)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Necklace: Frasier Sterling (similar here)