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!
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)
1. MZ Wallace tote & Ray-Ban sunglasses
2. Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress (similar here & here here)
3. Steve Madden sandal
Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Splash News.
Another fabulously accessorized look that is great for many summer events. I love everything about this look: the fresh white and green palette, the contrast between her bomber jacket and feminine full skirt, the mimic elements on her cuff, shoe and Minaudiere which tie the whole outfit together, the barely there but oh-so-important leopard belt and her half-tuck hair.
In Chinese: 又一个来自混搭高手奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的造型，清新自然又不失潮感，适合夏日的很多活动。值得学习的地方有很多：清爽的配色、棒球外套和淑女长裙的混搭、把整身完美统一在一起的几何图案的配件，还有那些微小但对造型影响很大的细节，比如豹纹腰带和她看似随性、半塞进去的发型。
Clockwise from top left:
Top: Tibi (also here; similar here)
Jacket: Rebecca Taylor (also love this laser cut version!)
Shoe: Sergio Rossi (more breathtaking styles are current on sale here & here!)
Skirt: Tibi (also here; similar here)
Minaudiere: Rafe New York (also on sale here! )