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Apple or Pear

celebrities street style 2014; airport style; black and white outfits.

Photos: Sophia Bush & Kim Kardashian; Courtesy of Getty Images, X17 Online.

Oh, the infinite joys of black and white! Peplum, wrap effect, drape design, leather, silk, satin, twill…so many interesting details and materials have been used to constantly reinterpret this classic combo, we haven’t counted the endless ways to accessorize it!

Here, Sophia Bush & Kim Kardashian modeled two different body types rocking this palette: Sophia Bush’s slightly boxy cut peplum top hides tummy bulge while skinny leather pants highlight lean legs, this outfit is great for an apple shape body.

Kim Kardashian’s ‘smart’ pants conceal her wide hips and make her legs look long and lean, thanks to the draped faith connexion, angled cuffs and flowy charmeuse material! The wrap effect blouse draws attention to her beautiful face. This outfit is great for a curvy and pear shape body.

In Chinese: 黑白配之所以经典在于它有太多的花样可以去变化、去玩,比如今天的这两个造型里看到的荷叶边、包裹或垂坠的设计,还有皮革、织纹、丝等不同面料的混搭,更不用说那些数不清的配饰了。

另外,今天所选的这两位明星还代表了不同的体型:索菲亚·布什(Sophia Bush)的这件硬挺材质的上衣加上荷叶边的装饰能遮盖小腹,紧腿皮裤又凸显了细长腿的优势,很适合苹果身形。丰满女星的代表金·卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)的这条裤子更有心机,类似哈伦裤的前片可以遮小腹,脚踝处斜裁的设计和亚光的丝滑材质又起到了拉长身形的作用,很适合胯宽或大腿肉肉的梨形身材。

celebrities street style 2014; airport style; black and white outfits. featured:  Top: J Brand Omlie Blouse (similar here)  Pants: J Brand Leather Pants (great vegan leather options here & here here)  Bag: Ashlyn'd Black Sandy Clutch (on Sophia Bush here)  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Nouveau Floral Pumps (also here; great alternative here!)  Beauty: Bobbi Brown Blush

Top: J Brand (similar here)
Pants: J Brand (great vegan leather options here & here)
Bag: Ashlyn’d (on Sophia Bush here)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (also here; great alternative here!)
Beauty: Bobbi Brown

celebrities street style 2014; airport style; black and white outfits. featured:  Top: Topshop drape front blouse (also in petite here)  Pants: Faith Connexion Draped Pants (similar here & here)  Bag: ZAC Zac Posen Studded Loren Mini Cross Body Bag(on Kim Kardashian here)  Shoes: Jimmy Choo 'Abel' Pump (Exclusive Color) (great alternative here & here)  Sunglasses: Super Sunglasses Flat Top Saldatura Sunglasses (handmade in Italy!)

Top: Topshop (also in petite here)
Pants: Faith Connexion (similar here & here)
Bag: ZAC Zac Posen
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here & here)
Sunglasses: Super Sunglasses (handmade in Italy!)

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Maternity Style: Modern, Classic or Edgy

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Photos: (from left) Kim Kardashian, Duchess of Cambridge and Miranda Kerr. Courtesy of eonline.com, instyle.co.uk, celebrityphotos.sheknows.com.

In my fifth month of pregnancy, my regular clothes don’t accommodate the growing belly any more, but I really don’t want to invest in maternity pieces that have limited options and can only be worn several months.

If you, like me, are hunting clothes, or considering reworking old pieces in your closet, to put together stylish outfits that can be worn in different occasions, during pregnancy and long after the baby is born, today’s tips are for you.

Being pregnant doesn’t stop Kim Kardasian from wearing curve-hugging clothes and sky-high heels. I do not recommend any mum-to-be wearing high heels, but I do find that after my belly getting bigger, compared to loose, shapeless pieces that are tent-like in profile, properly fitted garments are much more flattering.

This look of her nailed the hottest black and white trend. I love how she wisely chose black and white accessories to maximize the graphic effect. A scarlet lip is enough to brighten up the look. Instead of her high heels, I found this pair equally stylish and much easier to walk in.

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Dress: Emporio Armani (great style here
Bag: Sondra Roberts
Shoes: BCBGeneration (also here)
Accessories: CC Skye cuffM·A·C lipstick

Kate Middleton’s look (below) is an excellent example of how to rework the old pieces during pregnancy. As Pantone color of the year 2013, this understated, elegant emerald hue is not only trendy, but also universal flattering. Choose a belted or high-waist design which is comfy to wear during pregnancy. Both of the pieces picked below are so Kate-like, but cost much less!

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Coat: Target ($49!)
Dress: DKNY

Miranda Kerr’s off-duty look is always sleek and modern, with an edgy touch. This look is no exception. Loose shift dress doesn’t add pressure to the belly. A structured leather jacket and bare legs show off her figure. A pair of easy-to-walk-in ankle booties are must-have! I literally live in mine: with maxi dress, maternity jeans (the only maternity piece I bought) or knee-length sheath.

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Jacket: Alice by Temperley (similar here)
Dress: Mango
Shoes: Steve Madden

As you can see from all the looks above, being pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to completely change your personal style. All you need is some tweaking, to make your outfits flatter your new body, but still reflect who you are.

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Leather Pants For Different Body Types (Wardrobe Essential Part I)

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Photos (from left): Miranda Kerr, Poppy Delevigne and Kim Kardashian; Courtesy of celebstyle.com; yahoo.com.

Fashion pieces that never go out of style worth the investment, like leather pants, basic pumps, trench coat… No time is better than December to stock them up: since many sizes and colors are still available and the promotions are irresistible. So I call this month my “wardrobe foundation splurge” time. As you can see from above, the first staple I want to share with you are leather pants. Moreover, how we can style them for different body types.

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