Photos: Cameron Diaz & Victoria Beckham; Courtesy of eonline.com, gettyimages.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。
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)
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
Photos: Poppy Delevingne & Karolina Kurkova; Courtesy of vogue.co.uk; splashnews.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.
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’
Blazer: Mango (great style here)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (on sale! similar here)
Bag: TL-180 (lusting over this one)
Photos: Jessica Alba & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of justjared.com, stylebistro.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.
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.
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)