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Three Simple Tips To Upgrade Your White Dress

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Photos: (from left) Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift and Rachel Zoe; Courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.commirror.co.ukyesitiskevin.blogspot.com.

Three ways to instantly update your white dress? You probably can tell from the looks above: add a pop of color with an eye-catching red box clutch, draw the eye up with a pair of exotic turquoise earrings; perfectly frame your face with a bold statement necklace. But not all three together of course.

Pay attention to the details when you are picking these outfit makers: for a sharp, modern black and white dress, Nicole Richie picked a red clutch with a whimsical antiqued golden clasp. The snake skin effect faux leather also echoes the edginess of her dress; Rachel Zoe balanced her innocent, sober dress with bold statement necklace and oversized bracelet. Since all of her add-ons are pretty bold, she kept them in a similar tone.

As you can tell from the three pictures below, Taylor Swift’s look is my favorite. Her curvaceous, ravishing dress fits like a glove, a perfect balance between sexy and elegant. The turquoise earrings are truly unexpected on red carpet. To steal a scene, grab the attention, red carpet dressing is all about the unexpected. That’s why a bold turquoise piece can easily beat expensive diamond (remember this look of Hedi Klum?)

We don’t have many chances to wear gowns, but today’s three simple tips work perfectly with your white sundress, maxi dress or sheath. Don’t forget to give them a try when you need to dress up for a night out, a fancy dinner or a formal event!

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From left: 
BCBG Max Azria  strapless cascade gown
ONE by Babs Bibb maxi dress
Tory Burch Breanna  dress

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-red clutch and black white gown inspired by Nicole Richie

House of Harlow 1960 Olivia clutch (on sale!)
Diane von Furstenberg crystal & patent leather clutch
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry wishbone necklace & butterfly necklace

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From left:
Bounkit turquoise & clear quartz earrings
Kendra Scott Danielle earrings 
Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise bead drop earrings (similar here)

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Ben-Amun pearl and dangling pendant necklace (similar here)

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Perfect Match: Peplum Top & Pencil Skirt

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Photo: Elena Perminova; Courtesy of vogue.com, elleuk.com.

Peplum is the hottest word last season, and will still be around this year. That little extra fabric makes a huge difference: it perfectly reshapes our body by creating that attractive “S” silhouette while allowing us to eat one more piece of cake.

There are many ways to wear this style: with jeans (skinny, boyfriend or distressed), cropped pants or skater skirt. But the more feminine way? With pencil skirt. The body hugging pencil skirt highlights the exaggerated peplum, gives the whole look a sexy vibe.

Since both pieces (peplum top and pencil skirt) are so feminine, to balance it out, today’s look is a perfect example: the military style and neutral palette of her jacket grounded the bright skirt and pumps while the colorblock bag adding a sleek, modern touch.

Inspired by the overall shape and color palette of  Elena Perminova’s outfit, I found the pieces below that I adore this season, hope to give your some ideas on how to play with this silhouette and the seasonless, timeless color combo (blue and orange/red)!

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Jacket: Burberry (similar here)
Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg (also here, similar here)
Bag: Fendi (affordable colorblock version here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (similar here, the pair on Elena Perminova here)

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Jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here)
Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg (also here, similar here)
Bag: Reed Krakoff (great buy here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (on Olivia Palermo here)

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Brighten The Winter Days: Sunny Yellow Tops

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Photos: Miranda Kerr, Diane Von Furstenberg and Lily Aldridge; Courtesy of mydaily.co.ukzimbio.com and posh24.com.

For me, nothing is better than a sunny yellow piece to brighten my winter days. Today’s three looks are great examples of how women of different ages can incorporate this bright color into their fall/winter wardrobe.

When entering your 30s, you need to learn how to dress in a smart, sexy yet classy way, one example is Continue reading Brighten The Winter Days: Sunny Yellow Tops