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On Saturdays We Wear Pink

Diane Kruger street style 2014; summer outfit ideas.

Photos: Diane Kruger; Courtesy of Just Jared.

Striped Tees are summer essentials. Usually I would pair them with sunny yellow or cobalt blue, but this look of Diane Kruger totally inspired me: the classic stripes look so fresh and unexpected with various shades of pink! Her covetable pointy toe studded ballerinas and fresh, luxury white flap bag make the look anything but saccharine & girly.

In Chinese: 清爽的海魂衫是春夏必备,我通常配上明黄或宝蓝去点亮条纹,但黛安·克鲁格(Diane Kruger)的这个造型给了我新的灵感,没想到条纹配上亮粉色这么好看!她的裤子和鞋选择不同色调的粉,增加了脚部的分量,也让造型更有层次感。持续好几季的火热让华伦天奴(Valentino)家铆钉系列的包包和鞋子成了每个时尚爱好者的衣橱必备!Diane Kruger street style 2014; summer outfit ideas.  Top: Velvet by Graham & Spencer Janis stripe T-shirt ($25 here) Sunglasses: Karen Walker The Harvest Sunglasses  Jeans: Topshop Moto 'Leigh' Skinny Jeans (Regular & Short)  Bag: loeffler randall MINI RIDER BAG (also 50% off here!)  Shoe: Valentino rockstud flat

Top: Velvet by Graham & Spencer ($25 here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Jeans: Topshop
Bag: Loeffler Randall (also 50% off here!)
Shoe: Valentino (10 color options here! similar herehere)

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New Year’s Revolution

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfits, Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria, Lily Collins, Saint Laurent, Cartier, Mary KatrantzouPhotos: (clockwise from top left) Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria & Lily Collins; Courtesy of vogue.frfilmmagic.comdailymail.co.ukgettyimages.com.

Can’t believe we’re stepping into 2014! Thank you all SO much for your support and help in the past year, I especially appreciate all the warm greetings to my son, who means the whole world to me (can’t believe he is already 4 months)!

Speaking of New Year, my revolution in terms of fashion is pushing the envelope further and be more experimental. The arty prints, saturated colors, sultry see-through, subtle punk are all in my ‘try-more’ list. Incorporating more dresses into my practical-oriented mommy-wardrobe is also an exciting challenging. What’s your revolution?

In Chinese: 不敢相信记忆中遥远的2014就在眼前了。谢谢你们在过去一年的支持,尤其感谢那些在我生产期间写信鼓励和祝福我的朋友们,儿子的出生是我2013年最值得骄傲和最感恩的事。现在他就是我的整个世界了。

说到2014,你的新年愿望是什么?在时尚方面,我希望自己在搭配上能更有突破和创新,就像上面这几个造型中看到的艺术图案、大的花朵明艳的颜色性感的透视设计或一些庞克元素等我还想再多尝试。另外,虽然需要照顾宝宝,陪他玩,在日常活动中也要多找机会穿裙子,这个对实用为主导的妈妈们可能会是个挑战。你呢?

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Anja Rubik,Saint Laurent black dress black pump, polka dot tights

1. David Yurman Ring with Diamonds (similar on sale here)
2. Saint Laurent “Paris Thorn” Pumps (similar here)
3. AQ/AQ Belle Mini Dress (also here)
4. Dior Crayon Kohl Eyeliner

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Diane Kruger, Mary Katrantzou printed dress, Edie Parker clutch, Stuart Weitzman heel

1. Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch (similar here)
2. Stuart Weitzman Sandals (also here)
3. Tibi Rococo Check Statement Dress (also available here)
4. MAC Eye Kohl & MAC Pigment

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Eva Longoria,pink dress, SAINT LAURENT studded clutch, Cartier Bracelet

1. Cartier LOVE Bracelet (similar under $100 here here)
2. Christian Louboutin Decollette Red Sole Pump (similar here)
3. Topshop Crepe Seam Flippy Dress (more colors here)
4. Saint Laurent Studded ‘Diagonale’ Clutch (similar here & here)

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Lily Collins, Valentino white dress, lace Jimmy Choo pumps

1. Dana Rebecca Designs Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold (similar here)
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
3. Jimmy Choo Amika lace and mesh pumps (similar here & here)
4. Valentino lace dress (also here; similar here)

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Modernize Your Stripes

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Photos: Diane Kruger & Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of instyle.comstarstyle.com.

Since Coco Chanel introduced Breton stripes to the fashion world, this print has become part of fashion history. This year, thanks to top designers like Marc Jacobs, this classic pattern takes major role again. Trends don’t simply repeat themselves, so let’s take a hint from today’s featured ladies above, learn how to give classic stripes a modern and unexpected twist in three simple ways:

Mix it with another on-trend print, either botanical patterns like this Balmain printed pants on Anja Rubik, or dynamic leopard print like those on Diane Kruger & Olivia Palermo above. The key to mixing prints is making sure they are in the same color family and with similar proportions. They should complement each other rather than compete.

Brighten up the monochrome look with a pop of color: For black/white striped clothing, try bright red, sunny yellow or cobalt blue; For blue/white stripes, since blue is a primary color, the other two primary colors yellow and red will complement it very well.

Last but not least, finish the look with modern or unexpected accessories. The menswear inspired Oxford, like that on Olivia Palermo, is a great example. If that’s not your thing, an oversized metal watch, leopard sunglasses or of-the-moment pumps will keep your ensemble up-to-date without looking overdone.

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Dress: Dorothy Perkins (great style here; the designer version on Kruger is by Preen)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (reminiscent of Chanel 2.55, with a fraction of the cost!)
Shoes: Söfft (also here; $40 here)
Watch: Michael Kors (gold version here)
Belt: Cole Haan

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Top: Oasis (great buy here & here)
Skirt: Tibi
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (featured here)
Shoes: Munro (also available here; $60 here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here)
Bracelet: Reiss