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Sporty Chic

Karolina Kurkova street style 2014Photo: Karolina Kurkova; Courtesy of Splash News.

Sports lux trend pushes the boundaries further. Beautifully designed sporty pieces with eye-catching details and luxurious materials deserve to see the lights outside of gym. A structured bag and sexy leather pencil skirt will help. If you want to go one step further, stash the sneakers, put on a pair of ankle strap heels, or keep the sneaker, change the jacket to a sharp blazer.

In Chinese: 奢华运动风进一步挑战着不同场合的穿着边界。这些设计精良、材质奢华、细节夺目的运动风单品只是在健身房穿也着实有些浪费。像超模卡罗莱娜·科库娃(Karolina Kurkova)这样把引领时尚运动风的阿迪达斯的防风衣篮球鞋配上性感的短皮裙挺括的邮差包,就可以去和闺蜜聚餐、逛街,在创意行业工作的人还可以穿去办公室。如果想多些都会感,可以把篮球鞋换成绑带高跟鞋,或者保留球鞋,换上西装外套

Karolina Kurkova street style 2014  featured: 1. Gryson Textured Leather Ruby Tophandle Crossbody (great alternative here)  2. Adidas Flocked Windbreaker Jacket   3. Adidas BASKET PROFI EAGLE SHOES (on sale!)  4. Ray-Ban 'New Large Wayfarer' 55mm Sunglasses  5. Sanctuary blogger skirt (also here; similar here)

1. Gryson crossbody bag (great style here)
2. Adidas windbreaker jacket
3. Adidas profi eagle shoes (on sale!)
4. Ray-Ban ‘wayfarer’ sunglasses
5. Sanctuary blogger skirt (also here; similar here)

more sporty chic favorites: 

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Double Dare: Bright Blazer Styling

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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.

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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’

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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

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Leather Jacket Styles: Edgy Meets Feminine

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Photos: Emma Stone & Karolina Kurkova; Courtesy of starstyle.com, vogue.co.uk

Leather jacket is undoubtedly a wardrobe staple. We shared how to style it at different ages (here). Today let’s take a hint from chic stylish celebrities and trendsetters, learn how to style it with new trends.

I will break this series into three parts: how to wear leather jackets with feminine pieces, with bold statement pieces and casual/everyday pieces. As you can see from above, this entry is our first part and also my favorite: teaming tough leather jacket with girly dresses.

When feminine meets masculine, the juxtaposition is always fresh and attractive. Compared to cheerful color prints, black and white patterns give girly dresses a mysterious, edgy touch. Another thing we can learn from these two looks is how important accessories are: although the two ladies are using a similar “formula”– leather jacket paired with print dress–Emma Stone chose nude ballet flats and lavender scarf to soften toughness, while Karolina Kurkova used satchel and ankle booties to highlight the edgy, care-free vibe.

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Jacket: AllSaints (the collarless design allows more room for necklaces and scarves; great alternative here)
Dress: Dorothy Perkins (the designer version on Emma Stone here, similar here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Scarf: Chan Luu

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Jacket: Whistles (classic motorcycle vibe; similar here)
Dress: ModCloth (also adore this bird print!)
Bag: Asos (featured here)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (similar on sale here)
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James