Jul 172013
 

how to wear distressed denim shorts; summer outfit ideas;Featured Heidi Klum & Nicole Richie with ankle boots, leopard print top, black bag, white pleated top, balenciaga bag, aviator sunglasses, Jimmy Choo solar studded hobo bag, Isabel Marant.Photos: Heidi Klum & Nicole Richie; Courtesy of startraksphoto.com, instyle.co.uk.

In part two of our “Summer Shorts” series, I want to talk about a specific catalog of the beloved denim shorts — the distressed ones. The worn out look lends more carefree, edgy and relaxed vibe to our outfit.

It’s such a versatile piece that can be worn year round and paired with almost anything: With an animal print top as seen on Heidi Klum (above left) for an edgy, adventurous look; With a retro pleated high neck top as seen on Nicole Richie (above right) for an urban bohemian look; With an ethnic graphic sweatshirt for a globetrotter girl look; Or with a silk striped blouse for a city chic look, and the list goes on… When temperature drops, top it off  with a leather jacket or structured coat, as Alexa Chung did here.

When it comes to accessories, ankle boots, studded belt, hobo bag, aviator sunglasses are it’s best friends. They echo the edgy, relaxed and youthful vibe of distressed denim, great for a feminine meets masculine look.

how to wear distressed denim shorts; summer outfit ideas;how to wear ankle boots;   On Heidi Klum: leopard print top, distressed denim shorts, Isabel Marant The Dicker suede ankle boots, Jimmy Choo solar studded hobo bag,studded belt;  Alternatives: 1. Dorothy PerkinsAnimal print tee,  2. Equipment Diem Tie Front Shirt in Natural Leopard,  3. Rag & Bone/JEAN The Cutoff Shorts,  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses,  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Francesca Tote Bag,  6. ASOS Mixed Stud Skinny Waist Belt,  7. Isabel Marant The Dicker suede ankle boots,

1. Dorothy animal print tee
2. Equipment tie front shirt (on sale)
3. Rag & Bone/JEAN shorts (similar here)
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs oversized sunglasses
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs tote (also here; on Heidi here)
6. ASOS stud belt ($8)
7. Isabel Marant ankle boots (great alternative here & here) 

how to wear distressed denim shorts; summer outfit ideas;how to wear ankle boots;   On Nicole Richie: white pleated high neck top, distressed denim shorts, black ankle boots, studded belt, balenciaga motorcycle bag;  Alternatives:  1. HIGH 'Allure' sleeveless blouse,  2. Ray-Ban Aviator Original sunglasses, 3. Rag & Bone/JEAN The Mila Shorts ,  4. House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe Bangle, 5. MANGO Studded slim belt, 6. Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties,  7. Balenciaga Classic Town Bag,

1. High sleeveless blouse (similar here)
2. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses (on sale here)
3. Rag & Bone/JEAN shorts ($29 here!)
4. House of Harlow 1960 bangle
5. Mango studded belt
6. Sam Edelman suede booties (also here; featured here)
7. Balenciaga Classic Town bag (great alternative here & here)

Jul 052013
 

summer work outfit ideas; how to wear white; how to wear cut out shoes; how to wear bermuda  shorts; Olivia Palermo, white shirt/blouse; beige/khaki shorts, cut out heel sandal, white trench coat, python/snakeskin bag, white colorblock bag, black top, tibi, strappy sandal, Jimmy Choo, street style, spring/summer,   On Olivia Palermo: Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Nude,Olivia and Joy Olivia + Joy Handbag, Regards Small Shoulder Bag.  On Olivia Palermo: Tibi Silk Strappy Cami, Elizabeth and James Hendrick Trench, Elizabeth and James Addeline Crystal-Embellished Linen Shorts, Jimmy Choo Kemble Knotted Suede Sandals, Devi Kroell Moon Large Sutton bag,  Lulu Frost layered statement necklace, Elizabeth and James cuffs ,Cartier watch. Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of stylebistro.comgettyimages.com

As the temperature rises, dressing appropriately for work yet staying cool can be challenging. Today’s featured looks from tasteful and elegant Olivia Palermo can tell us how:

Choose office-friendly pieces with fresh, seasonal colors and airy breezy fabric: like the crisp white button-down shirt, light-weight trench coat, linen bermuda shorts and silk top seen on Palermo.

Show your fashion taste through details: a structured bag in python print, a nude sandal with right-in cut-out design, or an elegant thin belt in metallic hue.

Transform your look from office to evening out simply by changing accessories: add a statement chain necklace, or a bold gold cuff (maybe two, one on each arm), fabulous sunglasses or even just bright colored nails

summer work outfit ideas; how to wear white; how to wear cut out shoes; how to wear bermuda  shorts; Olivia Palermo, white shirt/blouse; beige/khaki shorts, cut out heel sandal, white trench coat, python/snakeskin bag, white colorblock bag, black top, tibi, strappy sandal, Jimmy Choo, street style, spring/summer,   On Olivia Palermo: Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Nude,Olivia and Joy Olivia + Joy Handbag, Regards Small Shoulder Bag. Alternative:  1. Acne teven alanworthy button front tunic,  2. Olivia + Joy Handbag, Regards Small Shoulder Bag ,  3. B-Low The Belt gold Alpha Belt,  4. GIORGIO ARMANIhigh waist bermuda shorts in cupro with pockets,  5. Charles Albert Alchemia Shine gold Cuff,  6. aquazzura cut out suede heel sandal,

1. Acne tunic (great style here)
2. Olivia + Joy shoulder bag ($78!)
3. B-Low belt
4. Giorgio Armani bermuda shorts (similar here & here)
5. Charles Albert cuff
6. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here

summer work outfit ideas; how to wear white; how to wear cut out shoes; how to wear bermuda  shorts; Olivia Palermo, white shirt/blouse; beige/khaki shorts, cut out heel sandal, white trench coat, python/snakeskin bag, white colorblock bag, black top, tibi, strappy sandal, Jimmy Choo, street style, spring/summer,  On Olivia Palermo: Tibi Silk Strappy Cami, Elizabeth and James Hendrick Trench, Elizabeth and James Addeline Crystal-Embellished Linen Shorts, Jimmy Choo Kemble Knotted Suede Sandals, Devi Kroell Moon Large Sutton bag,  Lulu Frost layered statement necklace, Elizabeth and James cuffs ,Cartier watch.   Alternative:1. D&G Cotton trench coat,  2. Lulu Frost Crystal chain necklace ,  3. Tibi Silk Strappy Cami,  4. Elizabeth and James ‘Isabella’ 55mm Sunglasses,  5. Elizabeth and James Addeline crystal-embellished linen shorts,  6. Clinique 'A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin',  7. Jimmy Choo Kemble Knotted Suede Sandals,  8. Elizabeth and James Berlin Multiband Cuff Bracelet,

1. D&G trench coat (great style here & here)
2. Lulu Frost chain necklace (50% off)
3. Tibi silk cami (on sale; also here)
4. Elizabeth and James sunglasses
5. Elizabeth and James linen shorts (similar here)
6. Clinique for Sensitive Skin Nail Color in ‘Red Red Red’
7. Jimmy Choo suede sandals (65% off! also here; similar here)
8. Elizabeth and James cuff

Jul 022013
 

how to wear a colored blazer; how to wear statement shoes;Poppy Delevingne, Karolina Kurkova; color block blazer, distressed jeans, tassel rope-tie heel sandal, jimmy choo, crossbody bag, blue jacket, black skinny jeans, strappy sandals, colorblock bag, black and white, printed top, spring/summer, street style, party outfit,  On Poppy Delevingne: Rag & Bone Jefferson blue Blazer, Jimmy Cho Dream rope-tie elaphe sandals,Jimmy Choo Candy Star-Printed Acrylic Clutch, distressed jeans, white tee;  On Karolina Kurkova: blue jacket, black skinny jeans, ankle strap sandal, crossbody bag, ray ban sunglasses,ethnic printed blouse,Photos: Poppy Delevingne & Karolina Kurkova; Courtesy of vogue.co.uksplashnews.com

Bright colored blazers are great warm weather outerwear options. They are cheerful yet professional. Especially those in primary colors, like the blue ones featured today, can easily take us from office to happy hours. Plus, without yellow undertone, color blue flatters most skin tones.

Pairing them with basic, neutral pieces is a no brainer solution. But this season, it’s all about West meets East. Since the cobalt color brings the Mediterranean breeze, why not add more happiness with some ethnic inspired pieces?

The dream rope-tie elaphe sandals by Jimmy Choo are definitely on the A-list this season: the coin charm, suede ties, mismatching tassels and python print will make any outfit outstanding!

A gladiator sandal in luxe matching blue hue or a bold mirror print top that’s exotic and futuristic is also great and much more affordable counterpiece to your blue blazers.

Of course, with so much going on, we need simple staples to tone it down: distressed skinny jeans are perfect to be juxtaposed against an opulent stiletto; white tee or black pants create the perfect canvas for bright colors and bold prints.

how to wear a colored blazer; how to wear statement shoes;Poppy Delevingne, Karolina Kurkova; color block blazer, distressed jeans, tassel rope-tie heel sandal, jimmy choo, crossbody bag, blue jacket, black skinny jeans, strappy sandals, colorblock bag, black and white, printed top, spring/summer, street style, party outfit, On Poppy Delevingne: Rag & Bone Jefferson blue Blazer, Jimmy Cho Dream rope-tie elaphe sandals,Jimmy Choo Candy Star-Printed Acrylic Clutch, distressed jeans, white tee;  Alternatives:  J Brand811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans,    House of Harlow 1960Olbers Paradox Ring,  SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour 'Never Enough Shoes',

Blazer: Rag & Bone (also on sale here & here!)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (great style also on sale here & here)
Bag: Jimmy Choo (similar here & here
Ring: House of Harlow 1960
Nail: Sephora by OPI ‘Never Enough Shoes’

how to wear a colored blazer; how to wear statement shoes;Poppy Delevingne, Karolina Kurkova; color block blazer, distressed jeans, tassel rope-tie heel sandal, jimmy choo, crossbody bag, blue jacket, black skinny jeans, strappy sandals, colorblock bag, black and white, printed top, spring/summer, street style, party outfit, On Karolina Kurkova: blue jacket, black skinny jeans, ankle strap sandal, crossbody bag, ray ban sunglasses,ethnic printed blouse, Alternatives: MANGO breasted cobalt blue blazer,  TOPSHOP Petite Printed Mirror Tank,  J Brand 915 Super Skinny Legging Jeans,  Loeffler Randall Clemence-Blue,  TL180 Les NouvellesCartable White & Black Mini Crossbody Bag,  Ray-Ban Original Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses,

Blazer: Mango (great style here)
Top: Topshop
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (on sale! similar here)
Bag: TL-180 (lusting over this one)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban