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Military Chic: Army Jacket

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Can fashion be practical and comfortable? Absolutely, military jacket is a brilliant example of that. It’s a great piece to throw on year-round. It goes with everything from basic T-shirt and jeans to glamorous maxi dress or polished pencil skirt. It compliments almost any color (from neutrals like brown to brights like orange) and prints (like stripes, leopard or florals).

A great tip on styling utility jacket is adding a luxe or feminine touch for the boy/girl vibe. As you can see from Olivia Palermo above, the camo pants, sleek boots on her enhance the utility chic while a floral printed blouse, haircalf skinny belt, designer handbag, ballet flats adding that delicate, luxurious touch.

I especially appreciate her attention to details: the pushed up sleeves showed off her beautiful sheer blouse underneath, a skinny or vintage belt highlighted her tiny waist, the unbuttoned shirt revealed just right amount of skin…

In Chinese: 时尚和实用可以兼备吗?当然可以,军装风的外套就是很好的例子。耐穿又耐脏,可单穿可混搭,既可以配短裤、牛仔裤,和长裙、铅笔裙等搭起来也别有风味。颜色更是百搭,无论配棕色黑色等中性色还是明橘、亮红等饱和色,无论搭条纹、动物纹还是印花,都很好看。

因为这种外套本身就有男孩子的酷帅感,所以我喜欢搭配有柔美或奢华感的细节来提升品质感。就像我们在Olivia Palermo身上看到的:迷彩裤骑士靴呼应了军装外套的酷帅,精致的细腰带、奢华的手包丝质印花衬衫增加了女人味。

我尤其欣赏她对每一个细节的注意,比如把袖子略略推上去露出半透明的衬衫去和硬朗的外套做对比,把外套的扣子打开既有随意感又可以体现穿搭的层次,但是加一条腰带来强调腰线。深V的衬衫也展现了恰到好处的性感。

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1. Velvet Ruby jacket (also here; similar here & here)
2. Ann Taylor perfect haircalf belt
3. True Religion camo jeans (also here; similar here)
4. Madewell silk cargo shirt (on Olivia Palermo here)
5. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ tote (also here; similar here)
6. Stuart Weitzman ‘Giveable’ flat (also here; similar here & here)

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1. Velvet Ruby jacket (also here; similar  here & here)
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target blouse
3. Rag & Bone army belt
4. Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots (similar here & here)
5. J.Crew perfect-fit cardigan
6. Ray-Ban retro sunglasses
7. Ralph Lauren Newbury satchel (the enviable version on Olivia Palermo here)

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Top Picks From Memorial Day Weekend Sale

spring/summer essential, wardrobe staples; Feautured: Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. crossbody bag,  ASOS HOMETOWN silver two strap Heeled Sandals, Diane von Furstenberg red/orange BENTLEY DRAPED DRESS,  Madewell Floral & Stripe Tee,  J.Crew Western denim/chambray shirt Vince Linen-Blend white Blazer,

Clockwise from top left:
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (more color options on sale here)
Shoes: Asos (also in white & black; 20% off sitewide with code TAKE20)
Dress: Diane von Furstenberg (extra 30% off with code WKEND30)
Top: Madewell (a great striped version extra 50% off here)
Shirt: J.Crew (extra 30% off all sales with code SHOPJCREW)
Blazer: Vince (extra 35% off)

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How To Wear Red (Part II: Shoes)

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Photos: (from left) NYC street style, Jessie J and Taylor Tomasi Hill; Courtesy of fabsugar.comwhowhatwear.com.

Compared to the bold red clothing pieces we shared in my last entry, shoes are one of the easiest ways to incorporate this classic, eye-catching color without being overwhelmed:

You can make the red shoe as a centerpiece by teaming it with understated neutral items, like the crisp white shirt and grey pencil skirt in first look above; You can emphasize it by wearing another red piece, like the red jumper on Jessie J (above middle); Or you can play with colors by adding analogous colors (like Taylor Tomasi Hill’s purple floral blouse, above right), or adding complementary colors (like green). 

As always, details make a big difference: for the first outfit, the blue printed scarf and leopard sunglasses really spice up the look. I like to take one step further by adding this modern diamond colorblocked skirt by Ann Taylor. This look is great for any age.

For the second outfit, compared to a regular skinny jeans, a two-tone tuxedo version nails this season’s hottest trend while a school-girl vibe satchel adding ease to the look. Change the bag to a more sleek, structured version, I can see this outfit on women over 40.

The third outfit is all about colors, from the printed blouse to the colorblock pumps. Use neutral pieces to cool the loudness. Another ageless look that’s great to embrace the coming spring!

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Shirt: J.Crew
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Dolce Vita (also here, similar here)
Accessories: Forever21 scarfStella McCartney sunglasses (similar here)

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Sweater: Topshop
Pants: Tibi (70% off now! also here)
Bag: Ted Baker (great alternative here)
Shoes: Topshop (lust worthy one here)

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Top: Lord and Taylor
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here)
Shoes: Pierre Hardy (60% off now! great style here)