Jun 212013
 

How to wear stripes with stripes; How to wear crop tops; How to wear sheer tops; Heidi Klum, Beyoncé Knowles;  On Beyonce: Topshop stripe crop top,Topshop Stripe Tube Skirt,KURT GEIGERDASH RUCKSACk black leather backpack,KAREN WALKER 'Blue Moon' retro round sunglasses,bright orannge red pumps, black hat;  On Heidi Klum:Nili Lotan Silk Stripe sheer blouse,Robert Rodriguez stripe skirt ,Christian Louboutin black pump, blue Turquoise shark tooth necklace,hoop earrings.  the stripes should vary. For example, Heidi’s skirt has a wide stripe, while her blouse has a thinner stripe, breaking the two pieces up and creating balance.Photos: Heidi Klum & Beyoncé Knowles; Courtesy of pacificcoastnews.comsplashnews.com.

Love something? Double it! Print on print, denim on denim, and now, stripe on stripe! Like varying the shades of two denim pieces we talked here, the key of mixing stripes is varying the sizes: different widths and directions of the stripes create balance while adding depth and modern vibe to the monochrome ensemble.

To take it to the next level, stars and trendsetters look for details. Today’s featured ladies captured the skin-revealing trend by choosing sheer blouse or cropped top. To rock this trend gracefully, remember two words: balance and peek-a-boo. Long sleeves and modest underwear balance the see-through sheer fabric; Midi length skirt or high-waist pants elevate a crop top.

Choose accessories that are anything but sexy ones, be it classic black pump, whimsical sunglassestomboy backpack, or menswear fedora. Make the juxtaposition unexpected and attractive, in a good and graceful way.

How to wear stripes with stripes; How to wear crop tops; How to wear sheer tops; Heidi Klum, Beyoncé Knowles; On Heidi Klum:Nili Lotan Silk Stripe sheer blouse,Robert Rodriguez stripe skirt ,Christian Louboutin black pump, blue Turquoise shark tooth necklace,hoop earrings. Alternatives:   Charles by Charles David Charles David 'Sway' black pointy toe leathe Pump,  Michael Kors 'Status Link' Long Pendant Necklace ,  Deborah Lippmann Nail Color,

Top: Nili Lotan (on sale now! great style here)
Skirt: Robert Rodriguez ($14 here & here)
Shoes: Charles by Charles David (on Heidi Klum here)
Necklace: Michael Kors ($12 here)
Nail: Deborah Lippmann ‘Lady Is A Tramp’ 

How to wear stripes with stripes; How to wear crop tops; How to wear sheer tops; Heidi Klum, Beyoncé Knowles; On Beyonce: Topshop stripe crop top,Topshop Stripe Tube Skirt,KURT GEIGERDASH RUCKSACk black leather backpack,KAREN WALKER 'Blue Moon' retro round sunglasses,bright orannge red pumps, black hat; Alternatives:   kate spade new york 'licorice too' pump,  ASOS Roll Brim Felt Boater Hat,

Top: Topshop (similar here)
Skirt: Topshop (also here)
Shoes: Kate Spade New York (on sale! also here)
Bag: Kurt Geiger (great style here & here)
Hat: Asos (or this one)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here)

Mar 262013
 

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Photos: (from left) Peony Lim & Garance Doré; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukgarancedore.fr.

To “fight” against the desolation of early Spring, nothing is better than a bold, bright, dynamic red piece. It can instantly lift up our mood, brighten up a dull ensemble. No wonder we spot this vivid hue everywhere recently: from celebrities to street trendsetters.

Since it’s such an bright color, styling it in a modern, chic way can be a challenging. In case you have the same question, I started this “how to wear red” series. Let’s start with clothing pieces today.

To stay cozy on chilly days, the great colors to pair with red are camel and black. Inspired by Peony Lim’s look (above left) during fashion week, I paired this camel sweater with red skinny jeans. The python tote adds detail and texture to the look while the fringed booties echoing the edginess. To balance the heavy colors on bottom, a black fedora is great (it’s also a bad hair day saver!). Take off the convertible jewel collar on the sweater, you get a classic outfit that’s great for any age.

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Sweater: J.Crew (the collar is convertible!)
Jeans: J Brand (great style here, $18 here)
Bag: Sam Edelman (lust over this one)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (also here, adore the fringe!)
Hat: Forever21 (a steal under $6!)

Garance Doré is my favorite fashion blogger. Her looks have that perfect masculine/feminine balance that I deeply adore. This outfit of her (above right) incorporated one of my favorite color combination: red and white.

Inspired by her, for the warm weather ahead, you can pair a bright red silk blouse with fresh white colored add-ons (like classic white pumps and a clean-lined white tote. And yes, it’s OK to match your shoes to bag).

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Shirt: Equipment (also here)
Jeans: J Brand (similar here)
Bag: Juicy Couture
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (great alternative here & here)

Oct 082012
 

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Kate Moss at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013; Courtesy of zimbio.com.

What caught my eye: Her accessories, from printed sunglasses to neon chain embellished clutch.

Why I love it:

  1. We all have black leather jackets and LBDs. But by adding trendy and statement accessories, Kate made this normal combo stand out: Continue reading »