Apr 272014
 

Birthday outfit idea: crop top and high waisted pantsPhoto: Jaime King; Courtesy of Aleks Kocev.

For those who want to try the hot crop top trend but not comfortable showing skin, take a hint from birthday girl Jaime King, choose one that is slightly longer with a boxy cut, and pair it with high-waisted bottom, so you still get the crop effect, but nothing shows. Another thing that caught my eyes of this look is the white and chocolate brown color combination, so chic!

In Chinese: 如果你不想错过大热的超短款潮流,又对自己的身材不是很有自信, 杰米·金(Jaime King)的这个生日造型能给你些灵感:选择稍长些、箱型剪裁、不贴身的款式,搭配上超高腰的裤子或裙子,赶时髦的同时,既有修饰的作用又能拉长身形。这个造型里另一个吸引我的元素是这一季又热起来的一个色彩组合:白色和深巧克力色。你会尝试吗?Birthday outfit idea: crop top and high waisted pants

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs ring
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim tank (similar here)
3. Diane von Furstenberg pants (great buy here)
4. Lancôme brow pencil
5. Manolo Blahnik pump (similar here & here)
6. French Connection clutch (on Jaime King here)

More flattering-crop top options:

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Sep 292013
 

how to wear leather pants or skirts, how to wear black, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, street style, balmain black blazer, white tee, black leather pants, Isabel Marant booties, jbrand black crop sweater, black leather mini skirt, GIORGIO ARMANI leopard bag,  On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:Balmain Jacquard Double-Breasted Blazer,ANINE BING Leather Skinny Pant,Isabel Marant ‘Tacy’ low boots,Isabel Marant Étoile ‘Tee Almon’ T-shirt,Balenciaga Voyage 24H;  On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Isabel Marant TACY SUEDE AND CALF HAIR ANKLE BOOTS,J Brand Ready to Wear Griffith Cropped Knit Sweater,Oliver Peoples ‘Haley’ sunglasses,GIORGIO ARMANI stained leopard print handbag,Loewe x Junya Watanabe leather skirt,Photos: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of justjared.com.

When investing in wardrobe staples, I always look for details: buttons on jackets, zippers on pants, buckles on shoes, pockets on plain tees, sleeve length of a sweater… those are what make all the difference. As you can see from today’s featured looks above of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: the pieces and colors on her are very simple, it’s the details and accessories make her outfits chic and fashionable.

Black blazer is definitely a must-have for everyone. This season, go for double-breasted version, extra bonus for those with exaggerated shoulders and nipped-in waist. As for the jumper? Cropped length is the way to go, as seen on SS2014 runways, this trend won’t go anywhere soon.

Isabel Marant is the “Chanel” for me. I’m obsessed with everything she designed, besides the beloved Caleen bootiesthis pair on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is edgy, sexy yet practical with the leather straps, pointy toe and easy walk heels. Combined with an It bag and fabulous sunglasses, these outfits can take you from the office to dinner.

在投资衣橱必备的基本单品时,我总是会找那些有细节设计的:外套上的纽扣,裤子上的拉链,鞋子上的搭环,T恤上的小口袋或毛衣袖子的长度等等都会在搭配时让整体更出彩。就像我们在Rosie Huntington-Whiteley的这两个造型中所看到的:她所选的单品和颜色都非常简单,但正是小细节及她所用的配饰使整个look简约而不简单,低调又彰显时尚品味。

黑色的西装外套是必备单品,这一季要投资的话,选择双排扣,有点垫肩而且略收腰的款式。至于秋冬我们都会屯的毛衣,短款是大热的版型,从刚结束的2014春夏时装周看来,这种潮流明年还会持续。

至于鞋款,每一双来自Isabel Marant的设计我都非常喜欢,除了极受追捧的Caleen铆钉踝靴外,Rosie Huntington-Whiteley所穿的这双也很值得投资,与Caleen的休闲感不同,尖头的设计,不同皮革的拼接和抢眼的搭环让这双踝靴个性中又不失女人味。配上经典的设计师包款,这些Look对于约会、出行、和朋友的聚餐以及不要求正式着装的办公室场合等都非常适合。

The art of accessorizing-Rosie Huntington,street style, balmain black blazer, leather pants, Isabel Marant booties,Balenciaga

1. Balmain double-breasted blazer (similar here & here)
2. T by Alexander Wang classic T shirt (similar here)
3. Isabel Marant Tacy pony booties (also here; similar here)
4. Anine Bing stretch leather skinny pants (also here; similar here)
5. Westward Leaning sunglasses
6. Balenciaga Voyage 24H (similar here)

The art of accessorizing-Rosie Huntington,street style, Isabel Marant booties, jbrand crop sweater, leather skirt, GIORGIO ARMANI leopard bag

1. J Brand Ready to Wear cropped sweater (also here; similar here)
2. Topshop quilted skirt  (or this one)
3. Giorgio Armani leopard print handbag (great style on sale here!)
4. Fashion Fair Supreme Lipstick in color ‘Champagne Toast’
5. Oliver Peoples ‘Haley’ sunglasses (similar here)
6. Isabel Marant Tacy pony booties (also here; similar here)

Jun 142013
 

how to wear a white blazer; street style; how to wear maxi dress or skirt;  On Olivia Palermo: Christian Louboutin strappy sandals, Rebecca Minkoff becky white blazer Jacket, Chloé ‘Alice’ two tone purple and black bag, yellow silk cami, printed sheer maxi skirt, gold bracelet, gold watch, metallic belt;  On Olivia Palermo: Mulberry tweed chain bag, rebecca Minkoff becky white blazer Jacket,Paige LYDIA distressed denim JEANS,Tibi silk cami, Andrea Carrano nude ballet flats, Westward Leaning black cat eye sunglasses.

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of startraksphoto.comzimbio.com.

White blazer is truly a wardrobe essential that we can pull out and restyle every spring/summer. This particular style by Rebecca Minkoff has been so popular. Besides the impeccable cut, structured silhouette, silk material and variety of color options (also here here), what attracted me the most are the unique shawl lapels, pointed hemline and high-low length. No wonder it has been loved by celebrities, trendsetters and fashion bloggers.

Today’s featured looks from Olivia Palermo showed us how versatile it is: It can polish up a laid back, distressed-jeans-with-ballet-flat combo or tone down bold colorful silk-cami-and-sheer-maxi-skirt look. For casual basic look like above right, one or two eye-catching accessories can instantly elevate it, be it a statement bag, an opulent necklace or a pair of trendy sunglasses; For a busy bold look like above left, it’s better to keep all the pieces in a similar color family: the yellow cami, brown printed maxi skirt, strappy sandals and metallic belt are all warm, rich color tones, thus they blend harmoniously without overwhelming.

how to wear a white blazer; street style; how to wear maxi dress or skirt;  On Olivia Palermo: Christian Louboutin strappy sandals, Rebecca Minkoff becky white blazer Jacket, Chloé ‘Alice’ two tone purple and black bag, yellow silk cami, printed sheer maxi skirt, gold bracelet, gold watch, metallic belt;  Alternatives:  J.Crew Carrie cami,  Chico Pleated Animal Maxi Skirt ,  'Cole Haan Marine Air' Sandal,   Mango Hook mesh belt,

Jacket: Rebecca Minkoff (great alternative herehere & here)
Top: J.Crew (extra 30% off with code SUMMERTIME)
Skirt: Chico’s (great buy here here)
Shoes: Cole Haan (similar here)
Bag: Chloé (on sale here & here! similar here)
Belt: Mango

how to wear a white blazer; street style; how to wear maxi dress or skirt;  On Olivia Palermo: Mulberry tweed chain bag, rebecca Minkoff becky white blazer Jacket,Paige LYDIA distressed denim JEANS,Tibi silk cami, Andrea Carrano nude ballet flats, Westward Leaning black cat eye sunglasses. Alternatives:  Tibi Classic Racer Back Camisole,   Sam Edelman 'Felicia' Flat,  Stuart Weitzman leopard chain crossbody bag,  Deborah Lippmann ‘Supermodel’ polish,

Jacket: Rebecca Minkoff (great alternative herehere & here)
Top: Tibi (also here; great alternative here)
Jeans: Paige Denim (love this leg slimming color!)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Stuart Weitzman (lusting over this one!)
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (similar here)
Polish: Deborah Lippmann ‘Supermodel’