Aug 032013
 

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

Jul 022013
 

how to wear a colored blazer; how to wear statement shoes;Poppy Delevingne, Karolina Kurkova; color block blazer, distressed jeans, tassel rope-tie heel sandal, jimmy choo, crossbody bag, blue jacket, black skinny jeans, strappy sandals, colorblock bag, black and white, printed top, spring/summer, street style, party outfit,  On Poppy Delevingne: Rag & Bone Jefferson blue Blazer, Jimmy Cho Dream rope-tie elaphe sandals,Jimmy Choo Candy Star-Printed Acrylic Clutch, distressed jeans, white tee;  On Karolina Kurkova: blue jacket, black skinny jeans, ankle strap sandal, crossbody bag, ray ban sunglasses,ethnic printed blouse,Photos: Poppy Delevingne & Karolina Kurkova; Courtesy of vogue.co.uksplashnews.com

Bright colored blazers are great warm weather outerwear options. They are cheerful yet professional. Especially those in primary colors, like the blue ones featured today, can easily take us from office to happy hours. Plus, without yellow undertone, color blue flatters most skin tones.

Pairing them with basic, neutral pieces is a no brainer solution. But this season, it’s all about West meets East. Since the cobalt color brings the Mediterranean breeze, why not add more happiness with some ethnic inspired pieces?

The dream rope-tie elaphe sandals by Jimmy Choo are definitely on the A-list this season: the coin charm, suede ties, mismatching tassels and python print will make any outfit outstanding!

A gladiator sandal in luxe matching blue hue or a bold mirror print top that’s exotic and futuristic is also great and much more affordable counterpiece to your blue blazers.

Of course, with so much going on, we need simple staples to tone it down: distressed skinny jeans are perfect to be juxtaposed against an opulent stiletto; white tee or black pants create the perfect canvas for bright colors and bold prints.

how to wear a colored blazer; how to wear statement shoes;Poppy Delevingne, Karolina Kurkova; color block blazer, distressed jeans, tassel rope-tie heel sandal, jimmy choo, crossbody bag, blue jacket, black skinny jeans, strappy sandals, colorblock bag, black and white, printed top, spring/summer, street style, party outfit, On Poppy Delevingne: Rag & Bone Jefferson blue Blazer, Jimmy Cho Dream rope-tie elaphe sandals,Jimmy Choo Candy Star-Printed Acrylic Clutch, distressed jeans, white tee;  Alternatives:  J Brand811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans,    House of Harlow 1960Olbers Paradox Ring,  SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour 'Never Enough Shoes',

Blazer: Rag & Bone (also on sale here & here!)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (great style also on sale here & here)
Bag: Jimmy Choo (similar here & here
Ring: House of Harlow 1960
Nail: Sephora by OPI ‘Never Enough Shoes’

how to wear a colored blazer; how to wear statement shoes;Poppy Delevingne, Karolina Kurkova; color block blazer, distressed jeans, tassel rope-tie heel sandal, jimmy choo, crossbody bag, blue jacket, black skinny jeans, strappy sandals, colorblock bag, black and white, printed top, spring/summer, street style, party outfit, On Karolina Kurkova: blue jacket, black skinny jeans, ankle strap sandal, crossbody bag, ray ban sunglasses,ethnic printed blouse, Alternatives: MANGO breasted cobalt blue blazer,  TOPSHOP Petite Printed Mirror Tank,  J Brand 915 Super Skinny Legging Jeans,  Loeffler Randall Clemence-Blue,  TL180 Les NouvellesCartable White & Black Mini Crossbody Bag,  Ray-Ban Original Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses,

Blazer: Mango (great style here)
Top: Topshop
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (on sale! similar here)
Bag: TL-180 (lusting over this one)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Jun 122013
 

Style denim jacket; how to wear floral printed pants; how to wear midi skirt; street style, airport style;  On Jessica Alba: Jewels By Dunn bracelets,TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Floral Watercolor OZZY Jeans, grey denim jacket, white tee, grey strappy sandal, colorblock crossbody bag;   On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Burberry aviator sunglasses, J Brand light washed denim jacket, Mulberry Black Del Rey Soft Spongy Bag in leopard, IRO Oxnard suede ankle cuff sandal,Jacquie aiche Pave Leaf Cuff, black midi skirt.

Photos: Jessica Alba & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of justjared.comstylebistro.com.

Denim jacket is truly a trusty staple piece that we can throw on and go. Here I featured two looks to share with you how to team it with some of the newest trends this season and look effortlessly chic. The best part? With some minor change, women of any age can rock these looks beautifully!

The center piece of this look (below) from Jessica Alba is definitely her watercolor printed jeans. To highlight that, she kept every else simple and neutral: A grey denim jacket along with white tee, grey strappy sandal and neutral crossbody bag created a perfect canvas. A delicate necklace brought out the blue in the jeans.

Style denim jacket; how to wear floral printed pants; how to wear midi skirt; street style, airport style;  On Jessica Alba: Jewels By Dunn bracelets,TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Floral Watercolor OZZY Jeans, grey denim jacket, white tee, grey strappy sandal, colorblock crossbody bag;   Alternatives: KUT from the Kloth Denim Jacket,   T by Alexander Wang Classic T Shirt with Pocket,  MOTHER The Looker Skinny printed Jeans,  Vince Camuto 'Eliana'strappy cutout Sandal,  Marc by Marc Jacobs colorblock Crossbody Bag,  Loren HopePetra Tri-Color teal turquoise necklace Necklace,

Jacket: KUT from the Kloth
Top: T by Alexander Wang (also here; alternative here)
Jeans: Mother (under $30 here & here)
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (also here; similar here)
Necklace: Loren Hope

From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look below, we can spot several trends: leopard bag (yes, this spring/summer, you can carry your favorite leopard bags, a bright hue is better!), midi skirt and ankle cuff sandals. Since midi skirt and shoes with thick ankle strap can make our legs look shorter, take a hint from Rosie Huntington, choose a body-hugging, high-waisted pencil skirt, team it with a cropped jacket. This light wash denim jacket on her really brought freshness to her monochrome look, along with cool aviator sunglasses, it balanced the feminine and formal vibe of the midi.

Style denim jacket; how to wear floral printed pants; how to wear midi skirt; street style, airport style;      On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Burberry aviator sunglasses, J Brand light washed denim jacket, Mulberry Black Del Rey Soft Spongy Bag in leopard, IRO Oxnard suede ankle cuff sandal,Jacquie aiche Pave Leaf Cuff, black midi skirt.  Alternatives: Splendid1x1 Tank Top,  Leith Double Layered Tube black mini Skirt,  Vince Adria Ankle Cuff Sandals ,  CLARE VIVIER Haircalf Escale leopard Duffel Bag,  Ray-Ban - 3025 Aviator 58mm Original sunglasses,  Gorjana & Griffin Raleigh II leaf  gold Cuff,

Jacket: J Brand (also here; alternative here)
Top: Splendid (similar here)
Skirt: Leith (great buy here & here)
Shoes: Vince (also here; great style here)
Bag: Clare Vivier
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (on Rosie Huntington here)
Cuff: Gorjana