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What You Need This Summer

Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; How to wear floral skirts/dresses;  Celebrity Street Style;

Photos: Jessica Alba & Heidi Klum; Courtesy of GC Image, Splash News.

A printed over-the-knee skirt and a maxi dress really are the only two pieces you need this summer— one for the office, the other for off-duty. For the over-the-knee skirt, you can choose either a pencil-shape or a full skirt version like the one on Jessica Alba (above left). I prefer the latter: It covers offending areas and flatters almost any body shape. Pick a colorful floral version, and pair it with any solid top lying in your closet.  The styling part is even easier for a printed maxi dress: You don’t need any jewelry since the print is already very eye-catching. You even don’t need to think about shoes because they hide underneath most of the time. Grab your favorite sunglasses (my favorite here!), and you are good to go!

In Chinese: 其实今年夏天,只要投资两条漂亮的印花裙就可以轻松度过了:一条过膝的半身裙上班或约会时穿,一条拖地长裙晚上或周末穿。关于前者,一般有两种廓形:包身的铅笔裙或大伞裙。前者很挑身材。后者因为盖住了很多问题部位,适合各种身材的美眉。关于颜色,选择多彩的印花吧,这样就能和你衣橱里任何一件单色的T恤或坦克背心搭配了。至于后者–印花的拖地长裙,配起来就更简单了。因为图案本身就很吸引人,所以不用考虑配件。鞋子也大部分时候都藏在裙子下,也不用考虑。只要带上酷酷的太阳镜,就可以出门了!

 Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; How to wear floral skirts/dresses;  Celebrity Street Style;  Featured:   1. Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Satchel (or this one)  2. Calvin Klein Collection Trandem stretch-jersey top (great alternative here!) 3. Manolo Blahnik 'BB' Pointy Toe Pump (similar here)  4. Topshop TROPICAL SCUBA MIDI SKIRT (also here)

1. Rebecca Minkoff satchel (or this one)
2. Calvin Klein Collection top (on sale! great alternative here!)
3. Manolo Blahnik pump (similar here)
4. Topshop skirt (also here)

Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; How to wear floral skirts/dresses;  Celebrity Street Style;  Featured:   1. MZ Wallace 'Large Metro' Nylon Tote & Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses  2. Diane von Furstenberg Jordan Stretch Silk Printed Maxi Dress (similar here & here here)  3. Steve Madden 'Boozey' Wedge Sandal (Women)

1. MZ Wallace tote & Ray-Ban sunglasses
2. Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress (similar here & here here)
3. Steve Madden sandal

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Cheerful Mood

How to wear art-inspired prints 2014; Spring Florals; Baby Shower Outfit 2014.Photos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of Rex Features.

Pop art is a huge trend this season. Usually we will wear art-inspired prints with neutrals for balance, but Miranda Kerr said otherwise by pairing her Prada printed coat with floral patterns and cheerful hues, mainly because the oversized abstract print on her coat is fairly neutral. A bag that has colors on her coat and skirt ties everything together. It’s an outfit she wore to a baby shower. Nothing beats a pretty, spirit-lifting outfit to celebrate a new life, right?

In Chinese: 今年春夏的T台上随处可见波普艺术的身影。穿这些画作般的图案时,我们一般会用中性色去衬托,但是辣妈米兰达·可儿(Miranda Kerr)配上了同样抢眼的花朵图案明亮的色彩。成立的关键在与她的外套的图案基本都是中性色,再加上被放大的抽象效果,让这样一件流行的单品值得投资又容易搭配。她的印花包既有大衣的颜色,又有小花裙的颜色,把整身造型很好地统一起来。

How to wear art-inspired prints 2014; Spring Florals; Baby Shower Outfit 2014. Featured:  Coat: Paule Ka Three-Quarter-Sleeve Abstract-Print Coat (also here)  Bag: MCM Craig & Karl Beyond Snowdome Boston Satchel Bag (whimsical graphic meets classic shape! on Miranda Kerr here)  Top: James Perse Crew Neck Slub Knit Tee  Skirt: Forever21 Floral Print Skater Skirt  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 'Clubmaster' 49mm Sunglasses  Shoe: Christian Louboutin New Duplice Braided Platform Wedge Sandal

Coat: Paule Ka (also here)
Bag: MCM (whimsical print meets classic shape! on Miranda Kerr here)
Top: James Perse
Skirt: Forever21
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Shoe: Christian Louboutin (also here; similar here)

More cheerful pieces that I like: 

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Apple or Pear

celebrities street style 2014; airport style; black and white outfits.

Photos: Sophia Bush & Kim Kardashian; Courtesy of Getty Images, X17 Online.

Oh, the infinite joys of black and white! Peplum, wrap effect, drape design, leather, silk, satin, twill…so many interesting details and materials have been used to constantly reinterpret this classic combo, we haven’t counted the endless ways to accessorize it!

Here, Sophia Bush & Kim Kardashian modeled two different body types rocking this palette: Sophia Bush’s slightly boxy cut peplum top hides tummy bulge while skinny leather pants highlight lean legs, this outfit is great for an apple shape body.

Kim Kardashian’s ‘smart’ pants conceal her wide hips and make her legs look long and lean, thanks to the draped faith connexion, angled cuffs and flowy charmeuse material! The wrap effect blouse draws attention to her beautiful face. This outfit is great for a curvy and pear shape body.

In Chinese: 黑白配之所以经典在于它有太多的花样可以去变化、去玩,比如今天的这两个造型里看到的荷叶边、包裹或垂坠的设计,还有皮革、织纹、丝等不同面料的混搭,更不用说那些数不清的配饰了。

另外,今天所选的这两位明星还代表了不同的体型:索菲亚·布什(Sophia Bush)的这件硬挺材质的上衣加上荷叶边的装饰能遮盖小腹,紧腿皮裤又凸显了细长腿的优势,很适合苹果身形。丰满女星的代表金·卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)的这条裤子更有心机,类似哈伦裤的前片可以遮小腹,脚踝处斜裁的设计和亚光的丝滑材质又起到了拉长身形的作用,很适合胯宽或大腿肉肉的梨形身材。

celebrities street style 2014; airport style; black and white outfits. featured:  Top: J Brand Omlie Blouse (similar here)  Pants: J Brand Leather Pants (great vegan leather options here & here here)  Bag: Ashlyn'd Black Sandy Clutch (on Sophia Bush here)  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Nouveau Floral Pumps (also here; great alternative here!)  Beauty: Bobbi Brown Blush

Top: J Brand (similar here)
Pants: J Brand (great vegan leather options here & here)
Bag: Ashlyn’d (on Sophia Bush here)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (also here; great alternative here!)
Beauty: Bobbi Brown

celebrities street style 2014; airport style; black and white outfits. featured:  Top: Topshop drape front blouse (also in petite here)  Pants: Faith Connexion Draped Pants (similar here & here)  Bag: ZAC Zac Posen Studded Loren Mini Cross Body Bag(on Kim Kardashian here)  Shoes: Jimmy Choo 'Abel' Pump (Exclusive Color) (great alternative here & here)  Sunglasses: Super Sunglasses Flat Top Saldatura Sunglasses (handmade in Italy!)

Top: Topshop (also in petite here)
Pants: Faith Connexion (similar here & here)
Bag: ZAC Zac Posen
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here & here)
Sunglasses: Super Sunglasses (handmade in Italy!)