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Spice Up Black and White

(Spring)/Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; Celebrity street style; how to wear black and white; how to wear stripes

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of  oliviapalermo.com.

Black/white graphic is by far my favorite trend. The classic and simple palette gives us a lot of room to play with textures, patterns and accessories. Here, Olivia Palermo made her monochromatic outfit anything but boring by mixing various stripes, juxtaposing with leopard, and bringing in modern fringes. When you resist the temptation of adding bright colors, it rewards you a much bigger stage to express yourself!

In Chinese: 重新回潮的黑白几何图案是我的最爱。简单经典的色彩组合赋予了我们更多的空间去体验不同材质、印花和配饰碰撞的别样感觉。今天的这个造型里,奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)通过运用不同走向和宽窄的条纹、以及条纹与豹纹流苏的混搭等把黑白变得生动有趣、潮感十足。克制住加入亮色的冲动,让黑白做主角,它会回赠予你一个更广阔的表达创意的舞台!

(Spring)/Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; Celebrity street style; how to wear black and white; how to wear stripes Clockwise from top left:   Shirt: Étoile Isabel Marant Waida oversized striped cotton shirt (similar here)  Dress: ASOS Structured Skater Dress In Stripe (yes, it's the one on Palermo; petite friendly here)  Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana Two Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses  Belt: Reiss black trim belt Bag: B-Low The Belt Twiggy Handbag  Shoe: Rollie Derby Oxford

 

Clockwise from top left:
Shirt: Étoile Isabel Marant (similar here)
Dress: ASOS (petite friendly here)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Belt: Reiss
Bag: B-Low
Shoe: Rollie (also love this!)

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Midi or Mini

 Olivia Palermo style 2014;  spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear black and white; midi skirt trend, fringe trend

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of People StyleWatch, oliviapalermo.com.

Two great neutral outfits that are anything but boring. A small accessory—belt—had a profound impact on today’s featured looks. A midi skirt paired with a long shirt can be dangerous in terms of proportion, a belt that helps define the waist line and create layers solves the problem with ease. So does it for the look on the right: a hip length top paired with flats can make our legs appear very short, a waist belt combined with a mini skirt create the harmonious proportion while elongating the legs.

A reader Karin (Hi, Karin!) asked me what to wear to stay on trend in her 50s, while, the hot midi skirt trend is definitely for you! Change the crop tank top to any top in your closet, I can see you rock this look (above left) beautifully!

In Chinese: 今天分享两个低调却潮感十足的造型。你可能也注意到了,一个小小的配件–皮带–在这两个造型里都起到了非常关键的作用:第一个造型里中长裙和长衬衫原本是很危险的搭配,但借助一条腰带强调腰线,就轻松扭转了整身的效果。同样,第二个造型里的中长T恤搭配平底鞋会非常容易显腿短,加上一条腰带,再配上迷你短裙,腿部线条瞬间被拉长了。

一个读者问我50多岁怎么穿出时尚感,我觉得今天的第一造型就非常适合你,只要把里面的短款上衣换成你衣橱里已有的其它背心,你穿这套一定非常优雅!

 Olivia Palermo style 2014;  spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear black and white; midi skirt trend, fringe trend,  Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-plated faux pearl collar necklace  Shirt: Equipment Adalyn washed-silk shirt  Top: For Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Crop Top  Skirt: Tibi Pleated leather midi skirt (the neatly pleated waist won't add bulk, the leather is butter soft. Wear it in fall/winter with tights and booties; similar here)  Belt: B-Low The Belt Tyler Belt  Shoe: Pour La Victoire Cut-Out, Lace-Up Leather Sandals  (also here; another great deal here!)  Clutch: Jil Sander Medium leather clutch

Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (my obsession!)
Top: For Love & Lemons (a longer and more graceful choice here)
Shirt: Equipment
Skirt: Tibi (the neatly pleated waist won’t add bulk, the leather is butter-soft! Wear it in fall/winter with tights and booties; similar here)
Belt: B-Low
Shoe: Pour La Victoire  (also here; another great pair on sale here!)
Clutch: Jil Sander

Olivia Palermo style 2014;  spring summer 2014 outfit ideas; how to wear black and white; midi skirt trend, fringe trend,  Top: Rag & Bone Monty Raglan Tee  Belt: Ann Taylor everyday belt  Skirt:  Topshop pleat mini skirt  Nail: Chanel nail color #605  Shoe: Alexander McQueen Studded Soft Back Slipper (60% off! also here; similar here) Bag: B-Low The Belt Twiggy Handbag (last time seen here) Hat: Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora

Top: Rag & Bone
Belt: Ann Taylor
Skirt:  Topshop
Nail: Chanel #605
Shoe: Alexander McQueen (60% off! also here; similar here)
Bag: B-Low (last time seen here)
Hat: Rag & Bone

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Western Spirit: Fringe Bags & Floral Shorts

 Celebrities airport and street style 2014; How to wear the western trend for summer 2014

Photos: Poppy Delevingne; Courtesy of Rex Features,  Splash News.

This is my ideal travel outfit which marries trend and function, allowing us adapt to temperature changes between takeoff and landing with ease. I love how Poppy Delevingne made the soon-to-be-everywhere western elements  (the fringes and flowers) city-centered with a leather jacket, sneaker and sweatshirt.

In Chinese: 这是我理想的旅途穿着:潮感十足又随性舒适。而且可以适应机场、目的地等不同的温度和气候。西部元素很快就会席卷大街小巷了,比如流苏花朵、木底拖鞋等。走在时尚尖端的街拍偶像已经把秋冬的元素融入了她们夏天的搭配。今天的这个造型里,波比·迪瓦伊(Poppy Delevigne)用皮夹克卫衣匡威把西部元素融入了都市休闲中。

 Celebrities airport and street style 2014; How to wear the western trend for summer 2014. Clockwise from top left:  Jacket: BLK DNM Motorcycle Jacket With Quilted Stripes (love the  quilted sleeves! similar here)  Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960 Krissy Sunglasses   Sweatshirt: Zoe Karssen See You in Grey Heather (my go-to brand for the coolest off-duty wear! on Delevingne here!)  Short: Free People Sahara Printed Short ($32 here)  Sneaker: Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers  Bag: Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag (similar here & here)  Sandal: Sam Edelman 'Gigi' Sandal

Clockwise from top left:
Jacket: BLK DNM (love the  quilted sleeves! similar here)
Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960
Sweatshirt: Zoe Karssen (my go-to brand for off-duty essentials! on Delevingne here)
Short: Free People ($32 here)
Sneaker: Converse
Bag: Gucci (similar herehere)
Sandal: Sam Edelman