Photos: Halle Berry & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of akmgsi.com, justjared.com.
Slit skirts/dresses are trendy but tricky to style. Today’s featured stars showed us how to pull them off at different ages: urban-meets-bohemian chic look for young ladies or elegant yet sexy ensemble for women over 40.
Halle Berry highlighted her artistic ombre asymmetrical skirt by keeping the rest simple: black top and city tote. I like that she chose a metallic sandal instead of black one. This season, metallic is the new black, but light, modern and summer appropriate.
1. Lionette Tribeca necklace (my favorite! lightweight and very comfortable)
2. Vince Camuto blouse (on sale here)
3. Foley + Corinna mid city tote (more colors here)
4. B Brian Atwood T-strap sandals (70% off now!)
5. Ray-Ban Vintage Oversized sunglasses
6. Helmut Lang ombre asymmetrical skirt (also here, similar here)
Miranda Kerr’s effortlessly chic off-duty looks are my favorite. A black side slit skirt can be easily dressed up or down. Here, she chose a tie dye t-shirt and studded buckle booties to make it daytime appropriate. The chic yet functional Givenchy Antigona spotted on her countless times really goes with every outfit!
1. Proenza Schouler tie dye shirt(on sale, also here; similar here)
2. Helmut Lang side slit skirt (similar here)
3. Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses ($16 here)
4. Givenchy Antigona satchel (also here; last seen here)
5. Chloé studded buckle boots (similar on sale here & here)
Photos: Olivia Palermo & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of stylebistro.com, justjared.com.
Last time, we shared two stylish looks of classic trench coat. Today, let’s talk about another transitional piece–the jacket. Compared to omnipresent leather jackets and blazers, tweed or jacquard jacket can add unique textures, details and colors to our outfits. When paired with youthful or edgy pieces, like the printed shorts and leather pants on today’s featured ladies, it will result an attractive and sophisticated juxtaposition.
Miranda Kerr’s look is what we all can recreate and pull off. The breathable woven fabric and soft palette make this affordable ikat jacket delicate, feminine, and season appropriate. It perfectly polished up the casual, edgy chambray shirt, leather pants and ankle booties combo. A great designer bag and distinguish sunnies elevated the whole look.
Jacket: Mango (also here)
Pants: Citizens of Humanity (on Miranda Kerr here; great style here)
Bag: Givenchy ‘Antigona‘ (featured here & here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here; great buy here & here)
Sunglasses: Miu Miu (also here; similar here & here)
Olivia Palermo’s outfit below is more for risk takers. The mix of different prints (stripes, florals and animal print) and styles (sophisticated tweed jacket paired with playful shorts and casual backpack) is busy, so keep them in a relatively simple color scheme, then add neutrals to tone down the loudness.
Jacket: Opening Ceremony (great style here & here)
Top: J.Crew (extra 30% off with code SUMMERTIME)
Shorts: DKNY Jeans ($18 here)
Bag: Anthropologie (featured here)
Shoes: C. Wonder (great style here)
Necklace: Lulu Frost (also adore this one!)
Photos: Olivia Palermo & Zoe Saldana; Courtesy of fashionbombdaily.com.
As the mainstay this season, black and white are everywhere. Since the monochrome palette can be a little bit heavy and boring, I featured two looks (above), hope they can give you some idea for staying fresh, cool and stylish.
Olivia Palermo kept her black and white combo season appropriate with whimsical elephant print shorts and a light weight, breezy blouse. The shorts are fresh from Milly for Banana Republic collection that just hit stores last week. As a master of vintage-inspired, Hamptons-ready patterns, Milly designed 60 pieces that are ideal for the coming vacation season and beyond. I have been eyeing the Medallion print top, color block maxi dress and the gorgeous coral bib necklace.
Right-on-trend Oxford can instantly give any outfit, either a lace dress, a tee-and-cropped-pants combo or the classic blazer and button down shirt look on Olivia Palermo above, some street cred. A pair of embellished cat-eye sunglasses add a luxurious touch to her look. This outfit is great for women of all ages and can be transformed for many occasions simply by changing the shoes.
Shorts: Banana Republic (similar here & here)
Bag: Givenchy ‘Antigona’ (featured here; similar here)
Shoes: Tildon (great style here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here & here)
Polish: Deborah Lippmann ‘supermodel’
Zoe Saldana also opted for a fun print–polka dot, which brought a flirty and youthful vibe to the sober palette. Her bright red pumps and lips make the look iconic. The piece on her is actually a dress from Emanuel Ungaro‘s Fall 2013 collection. We can easily recreate it by using this polka dot mini skirt and flowy color block top. The key is balance: use oversized top to balance the sexy, exposed legs. The high contrast shapes and classic color scheme make this look an understated statement choice for those special summer events!
Blouse: Vince Camuto (similar here & here)
Skirt: Joseph ($14 here)
Shoes: Tibi (on sale; great buy here)
Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Lip color: YSL ‘#17 Red Muse’