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Update Your Denim

 How to wear denim overalls; midi skirt trend.   Summer Outfit Ideas 2014,

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of athens street styleoliviapalermo.com.

A fashionable wardrobe is not completed without denim. For an evergreen material like this, I always look for interesting designs,  like the patchwork effect, lived-in vibe and fun overall silhouette seen on today’s featured denim pieces. I love how Olivia Palermo used this humble fabric to offset her graceful midi skirt, chic pinstripe shirt and glamorous metallic accessories, resulting two effortlessly chic outfits that are great for many summer activities: from a Sunday brunch, to a drive-in movie night, anywhere you want to stay comfortable with glamour.

In Chinese:   每一个时尚达人的衣橱里一定少不了各式的牛仔单品。对于这种不退流行的经典元素,就要在设计和剪裁上寻找新意,比如今天的这些牛仔单品上看到的不同水洗色的拼接完美的做旧效果以及正流行的连体廓形等等。牛仔的经典在于它和任何材质都可以混搭,从秋冬的皮草到春夏的雪纺。奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)就用低调的牛仔来平衡这几季流行的大伞裙,用童趣的背带裤中和男士衬衫的硬朗。这两个造型舒适又有型,适合很多夏日活动,比如约会或看汽车电影等。

How to wear denim overalls; midi skirt trend.   Summer Outfit Ideas 2014,  Shirt: Mother All My Exes denim shirt (similar on sale here)  Bag: DVF 440 Envelope Embossed Lizard Clutch  Sunglasses: kate spade new york Kia Square Tortoise Sunglasses, Cream/Black  Skirt:  Tibi ULTRA MATTE POPLIN FULL SKIRT (similar here & here)  Shoe: Steven Nuvess Ankle Strap Sandals (love this pair)  Bangle: Kate Spade New York 'idiom - heart of gold' bangle'idiom - heart of gold' bangle

Shirt: Mother (similar on sale here)
Bag: DVF
Sunglasses:Kate Spade New York
Skirt:  Tibi (similar here & here)
Shoe: Steven (love this pair)
Bangle: Kate Spade New York

How to wear denim overalls; midi skirt trend.   Summer Outfit Ideas 2014,  Sunglasses: Westward Leaning N9.2. Color Revolution Sunglasses in Blue and White  Overalls: Siwy Jessie Slouchy Short Overalls (yes, it's the on Palermo; also here)  Shirt: J.Crew STRETCH PERFECT SHIRT IN CLASSIC STRIPE (extra 40% off with HOTOUT; another great style here)  Bag: Topshop Faux Leather Backpack  Bangle: Nadri  Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo 'Varina' Leather Flat (also here; under $100 here)

Sunglasses: Westward Leaning
Overalls: Siwy (yes, it’s the one on Palermo; also here)
Shirt: J.Crew (extra 40% off with HOTOUT; another great style here)
Bag: Topshop
Bangle: Nadri
Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo (also here; under $100 here)

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Black & White Can Be Pretty

 How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend;
Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Rex Features.

There’s a reason why Olivia Palermo is a fashion icon. Take the above left look of her for example: a regal blouse and sexy mesh pump take her casual overalls to another level. A radiant orchid bag brightens up her monochrome ensemble while introducing the hottest color trend this year. I especially love how she adds a pair of bejeweled pins around her waist to add right amount of glitter, which also contribute greatly to a well-balanced proportion. These pins have appeared on her many times– she pined them around the neckline of her dress, lapels on her blazer… Sometimes, it’s the subtle details matter the most and inspire us the most.

In Chinese:  纽约名媛奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的搭配功力和她对细节的注意经常让我感慨万分。比如上面的第一个造型,休闲风的背带裤被她配上了华丽宫廷风的衬衫和性感的镂空包鞋,一个兰花紫的手包点亮了黑白造型的同时不张扬地引入了这一季最火的色彩潮流。我最喜欢的是她别在腰间的一对胸针,不但呼应了衬衫的华丽感,而且更重要的是强调了腰线,拉长了腿型。这一对胸针在她的很多街拍或派对造型里都出现过,有时她别在裙子的领口,有时在西装的领片上。很多时候,正是这些几乎被忽略的细节对整体造型起着重要的作用,也给我们带来最多的搭配灵感。

How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend; 1. ALICE by Temperley chiffon pussy-bow blouse & Paige Denim 'Sierra' Overalls (last seen on her here; similar here) 2. Aquazzura Lulu mesh point-toe pumps (last seen on her here; similar here) 3. Nina 'Treasure Floral' Crystal Brooch (buy a pair! you will be surprised how versatile they are!) 4. Delvaux Givry Santiag suede flap front shoulder bag (also love this!) 5. Lancôme 'Artliner 24H' Bold Color Precision Eyeliner in 'Amethyst

1. ALICE by Temperley blouse & Paige Denim overalls  (last seen on her here; similar here)
2. Aquazzura mesh pumps (last seen on her here; similar here)
3. Nina crystal brooch (buy a pair! you’d be surprised how versatile they are!)
4. Delvaux Givry Santiag suede bag (also love this!)
5. Lancôme eyeliner in ‘Amethyst’

How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend;  1. RED Valentino Sleeveless Dress with Front/Back Pintucks (great alternative here & here)  2. Ann Taylor buckle skinny belt  3. Karen Walker deep freeze sunglasses (on sale here!)  4. Larsson & Jennings silver-plated watch  5. Alexander McQueen black suede studded slippers (anther of Palermo's favorite on sale here!)

1. RED Valentino dress (great alternative here & here)
2. Ann Taylor buckle belt
3. Karen Walker sunglasses (on sale here!)
4. Larsson & Jennings watch
5. Alexander McQueen studded slippers (anther of Palermo’s favorite on sale here!)

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Wear Now and Later: Denim Overalls

How to Wear denim overalls Now and Later,   On Alexa Chung on London's Heathrow Airport: cap-toe ballet flat,  denim overalls, white long-sleeved blouse, tan trench coat ,Round oversize sunglasses, black structured bag, On Alessandra Ambrosio: One by Black Orchid Denim Overalls Ale by Alessandra Daisy Chain Tank Givenchy Small Pandora Bag Vans Authentic Sneakers, Ray-Ban Foldable Clubmaster SunglassesPhotos: Alexa Chung & Alessandra Ambrosio; Coutesy of fameflynet.bizakmgsi.com.

Fashion world gets nostalgic with the return of sneakers, friendship bracelets, and.. our featured piece today–overalls. Since we are not going back to childhood, pair your overalls with feminine pieces like the fresh cut-out tank on Alessandra Ambrosio and sophisticated cap toe ballet flat on Alexa Chung.

Speaking of Alexa Chung’s outfit, notice how she wears her trench coat? Sometimes, fashion is not about what you are wearing, but how you wear. All the pieces on her are classics we may already have in our closet, just by casually draping the coat over her shoulders like wearing a cape, she made the overall look fresh and current.

In Chinese: 时尚风向引着我们回到了小时候,和小伙伴们互编的手链、运动鞋、还有上面这两个造型里看到的背带裤等已连着火了好几季,就像国内流行海魂衫和回力鞋一样。因为背带裤本身就是孩子气很浓的单品,所以搭配时就尽量不要再配学院风的衬衫或T恤了,选择女人味的单品,比如超模Alessandra Ambrosio的白色镂空上衣或Alexa Chung的优雅拼色芭蕾鞋。Alexa Chung身上的这些单品都是常见的经典款,她把风衣披着穿,就给了这个看似平常的造型以新意和气场。有时候,时尚不在于你穿什么,而在于你怎么穿。对吗?

How to Wear denim overalls Now and Later,  On Alexa Chung on London's Heathrow Airport: cap-toe ballet flat,  denim overalls, white long-sleeved blouse, tan trench coat ,Round oversize sunglasses, black structured bag, Featured:  1. Elizabeth and James Lafayette Cat Eye Sunglasses (more colors here) 2. Burberry London Cotton-twill trench coat (great alternative here & here) 3. Equipment SLIM SIGNATURE BLOUSE in natural white 4. Citizens of Humanity 'Drama Quincy' Overalls (also here; great style on sale here) 5. Loeffler Randall Rider Bag (more fun colors and prints here) 6. Vince CamutoVINCE CAMUTO CAP TOE BALLET FLATS - ELISEE (extra 15% off here with 'WKND' )

1. Elizabeth and James sunglasses (more colors here)
2. Burberry London coat (great alternative here & here)
3. Equipment blouse in ‘Natural White’
4. Citizens of Humanity overalls (also here; great style on sale here)
5. Loeffler Randall bag (more fun colors and prints here)
6. Vince Camuto flats (extra 15% off here with ‘WKND’ )

How to Wear denim overalls Now and Later,  On Alessandra Ambrosio: One by Black Orchid Denim Overalls Ale by Alessandra Daisy Chain Tank Givenchy Small Pandora Bag Vans Authentic Sneakers, Ray-Ban Foldable Clubmaster Sunglasses Featured:  1. COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS Cut Out Tank 2. Ray-Ban Foldable Clubmaster Sunglasses 3. ONE by Black Orchid Skinny Overalls in 'Die Another Day' 4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Flap Crossbody Bag (on Alessandra Ambrosio here) 5. Vans 'Authentic - Lo Pro' Sneaker (Women) 6. House of Harlow 1960 Santorini Stack Bangle Set

1. Collective Concepts tank
2. Ray-Ban sunglasses
3. ONE by Black overalls in ‘Die Another Day’
4. MICHAEL Michael Kors bag (on Alessandra Ambrosio here)
5. Vans sneaker
6. House of Harlow 1960 bangle set