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Timeless Striped Dresses

How to wear a striped dress, Jamie Chung,Emmy Rossum, red carpet look, street style,spring/summer, black and white, ankle strap pump, Pour La Victoire strappy sandal,Longchamp red bag,    On Jamie Chung:Alice + olivia Cookie Flare Dress, blue Monika Chiang heels, bracelet, On Emmy Rossum: By Malene Birger Lullian black and white striped sleeveless dress, terra cotta Longchamp bag,   Veronica buckled zigzag sandals by Pour La Victoire, black watchPhotos: Jamie Chung & Emmy Rossum; Courtesy of instyle.comzimbio.com.

Close followers know my love of stripes: There are countless outfit inspirations about stripes in my posts, and I personally collect striped pieces in various colors, scales, materials, cuts and shapes.

Although been popularized by Coco Chanel, stripes have a resort-related, laid-back vibe naturally. To polish them up, choose black/white or navy/white version in structured blazer or lady like dress silhouette, like the sophisticated A-line and sleek sheath versions on today’s featured stars above.

When it comes to styling: bright colors are their best friends. A splash of saturated primary color like sunny yellow, classic red or cobalt blue really makes the stripes pop.

Another fun way to play with it is mixing prints: teaming stripes with polka dots, animal prints or floral patterns. The key is keeping them in a similar scale or stick to the same color palette.

In Chinese: 不少常联系的读者朋友都知道我喜欢条纹,不仅我的博文里收录了很多和条纹有关的搭配,而且我的衣橱里挂满了各种颜色、质地、面料和剪裁的条纹单品。

看到条纹,大家往往会联想到运动,度假等休闲娱乐活动。要想把它穿得正式优雅,选择黑白深蓝与白的经典搭配,修身的条纹小西服或典雅的条纹裙装也能让这个活泼的图案添几分正式感。

在搭配上,高饱和色是黑白条纹最好的朋友,如宝蓝明黄亮红等。今年流行的荧光色也能让条纹变得更抢眼活泼。此外,还可以把条纹和其它的经典图案混搭起来,比如波普圆点、动物纹或花朵图案。混搭的一个小贴士:保持图案的大小相对一致,或在同一个色系里。

How to wear a striped dress, Jamie Chung,Emmy Rossum, red carpet look, street style,spring/summer, black and white, ankle strap pump, Pour La Victoire strappy sandal,Longchamp red bag,  On Jamie Chung:Alice + olivia Cookie Flare Dress, blue Monika Chiang heels, bracelet,  Featured: Alice + Olivia Cookie Sleeveless Pleated Flair Skirt Dress in White/Black,  Christopher Kane blue Suede ankle strap pumps,  Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick,  Devora Libin Jewels Stella Spike Pave Bead Bracelet

Dress: Alice + Olivia (on sale; similar here & here!)
Shoes: Christopher Kane (great buy here & here)
Jewelry: Devora Libin Jewels
Lip: Clinique long last soft shine in ‘Runway Coral’

How to wear a striped dress, Jamie Chung,Emmy Rossum, red carpet look, street style,spring/summer, black and white, ankle strap pump, Pour La Victoire strappy sandal,Longchamp red bag,  On Emmy Rossum: By Malene Birger Lullian black and white striped sleeveless dress, terra cotta Longchamp bag,   Veronica buckled zigzag sandals by Pour La Victoire, black watch  Featured: BY MALENE BIRGER 'Lullian' striped dress,  Salvatore Ferragamo 'Bice' Leather Tote,  Pour La Victoire Veronica buckled zigzag sandals

 Dress: By Malene Birger (on sale here; similar here & here)
Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Bice’ (on Emmy Rossum here; great style here)
Shoes: Pour La Victoire (on sale! see it on Olivia Palermo here)

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Universally Flattering Wrap Dress

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,  	  On Emmy Rossum: Banana republic Issa Collection Blue   Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress; black lace up cut out sandal, black shoulder bag,  On Heidi Klum:  L’Agence leopard print dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded strap Sandal, cocktail ringPhotos: Emmy Rossum & Heidi Klum; Courtesy of okmagazine.comjustjared.com.

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg made wrap dress a huge success when first introduced it in 1972: The light and unwrinkling material, flattering silhouette and easy to transform from desk to dinner versatility make it a stay in our forever-changing wardrobe.

But I have to give credit to Kate Middleton who propagated it in the past two years. Now with the launch of an exciting collaboration between British label Issa, which is beloved by the royals and Banana Republic, it’s so easy to get the luxe queen fit with a friendly price tag!

This blue printed version on Emmy Rossum (below) is my favorite in the collection. The small-scale pattern is right on trend, the color is youthful and easy-going, let alone the wrap belt that can be tied at front or back which makes it even more versatile and fun to play with.

To give this ultra feminine piece an updated, modern vibe, take a hint from Emmy Rossum & Heidi Klum, tough it up with edgy lace up or studded strappy sandals, stick with a fresh face and minimal accessories. A wild print like the leopard on Klum also adds edge and toughness.

In Chinese: 自从设计师Diane Von Furstenberg在1972年引入了包身裙后,这种无拉链,易穿脱,适合各种场合的剪裁就迅速走红,至今仍是我们衣橱中的保留单品。现在它又重现当日的热度和流行,我必须承认这得益于英国王妃Kate Middleton在过去两年中日渐增加的时尚影响力。

前几天,广受上班族亲睐的亲民品牌Banana Republic和大洋彼岸被英国王妃所喜爱的伦敦品牌Issa合作推出了一个系列,就含有好几件兼具经典和流行,价格又亲民的包身裙。我最喜欢的一件就是下图中Emmy Rossum所穿的这件蓝色陶瓷花纹的:图案有些中国风的元素,颜色活泼又好搭,腰带可系在前面或后面,上班或约会都可以穿,又不受季节限制。

要把这种浪漫柔美的单品穿出时尚感,避免大花或大块的几何图案,选择动物纹或有田园或异域风情的小巧印花,搭配上本季大热的绑带铆钉装饰的鞋,妆容上保持清新自然,饰品的选择上也尽量简单。

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,   On Emmy Rossum: Banana republic Issa Collection Blue Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress; black lace up cut out sandal, black shoulder bag,  Alternatives:  Coach Small Round Pendant Necklace ,  Schutz 'Slate' lace up cut out Sandal,  Banana Republic Issa Collection Blue Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress,  Loeffler Randall The Lock Clutch,  Burberry Check Stamped Round Dial Watch,  Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara

1. Coach pendant necklace
2. Schutz ‘Slate’ sandal (also here; designer version on sale here!)
3. Banana Republic Issa blue printed wrap dress
4. Loeffler Randall The Lock clutch (or this one)
5. Burberry check stamped watch (similar here)
6. Bobbi Brown no smudge mascara

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,   On Heidi Klum:  L’Agence leopard print dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded strap Sandal, cocktail ring  Alternatives:  L'agence Leopard-print sleeveless dress,  David Yurman  Smoky Quartz, Diamond, Sterling Silver & 18K Yellow Gold Ring,  Diane von Furstenberg 'Oblixe' Silk Faux Wrap Minidress,  Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded Sandal,  Fashion Fair Supreme Lipstick,  Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer,

1. L’agence leopard-print dress
2. David Yurman 18K yellow gold ring (similar here & here)
3. Diane von Furstenberg silk minidress (also on sale here)
4. Yves Saint Laurent sandal (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
5. Fashion Fair supreme lipstick in color ‘Champagne Toast’
6. Marc Jacobs nail lacquer

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Denim Jacket: Chilly Summer Days Style Rescue (Part IV)

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a floral dress; how to wear studded ankle boots; street style; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Jessica Alba:blue denim jacket, Heartloom floral printed dress,Isabel Marant boots, Simone Camille bag, white top brow cat eye sunglasses;  On Miranda Kerr: G-Star denim jacket,printed sundress,  Isabel Marant boots, Bulgari watch, Chanel oversized sunglasses, Balmain grey bag;Photos: Jessica Alba & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of  vogue.compacificcoastnews.com.

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a white lace dress or peplum top; how to wear leather pants; street style; red carpet look; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Emmy Rossum: blue dark wash denim jacket, Sam & Lavi Bernadette Duchess white cream Lace Dress,  Coach Legacy Leather Mini crossbody bag, Vans printed sneakers, yellow scarf;   On January Jones: Textile by Elizabeth and James denim jacket, Zara white lace crochet peplum top, Helmut Lang Stretch-Leather Leggings, Christian Louboutin peep toe leather booties, Marni bag, IDC earrings,Photos: Emmy Rossum & January Jones; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukjustjared.com.

As you can see from the four looks above, today our featured item is the classic denim jacket, in particular the cropped, medium to dark wash version. This shade goes with everything and is great for year-round wear. The cropped length is versatile and leg-elongating!

During spring/summer, I especially love paring it with soft, delicate feminine pieces, like floral or lace sundresses on the ladies above. With comfortable walking booties or sneakers, the finishing outfit can take you from street to beach. With sexy stilettos and scarlet lips, January Jones even worn it to the red carpet!

This summer, wherever you go, pack your favorite denim jacket with you!

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a floral dress; how to wear studded ankle boots; street style; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Jessica Alba:blue denim jacket, Heartloom floral printed dress,Isabel Marant boots, Simone Camille bag, white top brow cat eye sunglasses; Alternatives: ModCloth Aerial Image floral print Dress,   Givenchy MEDIUM PANDORA FLOWER PRINT LEATHER BAG,  ASOSMetal Highbrow Cat Eye Sunglasses,

Jacket: J Brand (great alternative here & here)
Dress: ModCloth (or this one)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
Bag: Givenchy (on Jessica Alba here)
Sunglasses: ASOS (designer choice here)

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a floral dress; how to wear studded ankle boots; street style; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas; On Miranda Kerr: G-Star denim jacket,printed sundress,  Isabel Marant boots, Bulgari watch, Chanel oversized sunglasses, Balmain grey bag; Alternatives: J Brand universe Denim Jacket,  ModCloth floral printed dress,  Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot,  Saint Laurent Duffle 6 - Medium' Leather Satchel,  Urban Outfitter SUO Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses,  Timex Easy Reader' Leather Strap Watch ,

Jacket: J Brand (great alternative here; on Miranda Kerr here)
Dress: ModCloth (or this one)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
Bag: Saint Laurent (on Miranda Kerr here; great alternative here)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitter ($16! designer choice here)
Watch: Timex

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a white lace dress or peplum top; how to wear leather pants; street style; red carpet look; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Emmy Rossum: blue dark wash denim jacket, Sam & Lavi Bernadette Duchess white cream Lace Dress,  Coach Legacy Leather Mini crossbody bag, Vans printed sneakers, yellow scarf;  Alternatives: Madewell the jean jacket in storm cloud wash,  Topshop 60s Lace Panel Shift Dress,  Coach 'Legacy Tanner - Mini' Tote,  Gap Printed Lace Up Espadrilles,  Nordstrom Cashmere Blend Eyelash yellow scarf Wrap,

Jacket: Madewell (on sale here)
Dress: Topshop (on Emmy Rossum on sale here!)
Shoes: Gap (on Emmy Rossum here; great buy here)
Bag: Coach (featured here; lusting over this one!)
Scarf: Nordstrom (linen blend here)

 chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a white lace dress or peplum top; how to wear leather pants; street style; red carpet look; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On January Jones: Textile by Elizabeth and James denim jacket, Zara white lace crochet peplum top, Helmut Lang Stretch-Leather Leggings, Christian Louboutin peep toe leather booties, Marni bag, IDC earrings,  Alternatives: Madewell the jean jacket in storm cloud wash,  ModCloth Modern Day Maker lace peplum white Top,   Citizens of Humanity coated leather jeans,  Gianvito Rossi peep toe Bootie in Black,  Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ - Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15

Jacket: Madewell (on sale here)
Top: ModCloth
Pants: Citizens of Humanity (on January Jones here; see Miranda Kerr worn it here)
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here)
Lip: YSL ‘#17 Red Muse’