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Function Meets Style

celebrity airport style; model's off duty look; how to wear wide leg pants; how to wear the sport trend

Photos: Lily Aldridge & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of FameFlynet, AKM-GSI.

Details and accessories can take an outfit from plain boring to super snazzy. As seen on today’s two outfits, the elevated shoes (from Lily Aldridge’s pointy toe flats with pop of leopard to Alessandra Ambrosio’s suede espadrilles), the classic yet modern designer bags (one by Ralph Lauren and another by Gucci) and the strategically picked jewelries are what make these simple, neutral outfits inspiring and eye-catching.

In Chinese: 细节和配饰总能把即使最普通的衣服调剂得活色生香,比如今天的这两个搭配里看到的豹纹尖头鞋麂皮草编鞋典雅又极具现代感的设计师手包、以及精心挑选的项链、眼镜等让原本平淡的黑白灰造型时髦又养眼。

celebrity airport style; model's off duty look; how to wear wide leg pants; how to wear the sport trend,  Top: Madewell collarless popover in elmhurst check  Necklace: Lulu Forest necklace  Pants: Elizabeth and James Trenton Trousers (yes, it's the pair on Aldridge; also here)  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 'Clubmaster' 49mm Sunglasses  Bag: Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky 33 Soft Calfskin Satchel Bag, Black (adore the apple green leather lining! similar here & here)  Shoe: Aerin 'Imogen' Pointy Toe Skimmer Fla t (Women) (also available here; on Aldridge here!)
Clockwise from top left:
Top: Madewell
Necklace: Lulu Frost
Pants: Elizabeth and James (yes, it’s the pair on Aldridge; also here)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: Ralph Lauren (adore the apple green leather lining! similar here & here)
Shoe: Aerin (also available here; on Aldridge here!)

celebrity airport style; model's off duty look; how to wear wide leg pants; how to wear the sport trend,  Clockwise from top left:  Sweater: J.Crew Collection cashmere sweater (100% cashmere; another must have here! )  Jacket: Current/Elliott The Snap Jacket  Pants: Nic+Zoe Easy Street Pants (yes, it's the pair on Ambrosio)  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 'Clubmaster' 49mm Sunglasses  Bag: Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Top Handle Bag (similar here & here)  Shoe: Kurt Geiger London 'Lotti' Leather Flat (on Ambrosio here)

Clockwise from top left:
Sweater: J.Crew (100% cashmere; another must-have here! )
Jacket: Current/Elliott
Pants: Nic+Zoe (yes, it’s the pair on Ambrosio)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: Gucci (similar here & here)
Shoe: Kurt Geiger London (on Ambrosio here)

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Demure Allure: Bright Colored Dresses

how to wear bright colors  Kate Middleton, Lily Aldridge, spring/summer, Party Outfits, Formal Wear, dresses, pumps,     Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at  ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School on February 14: an LK Bennett blue suit, Cartier watch, and Kiki McDonough earrings.  On Lily Aldridge: Velvet Beki dress with Jennifer Meyer jewelry and Melinda Maria earrings.Photos: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge & Lily Aldridge; Courtesy of wenn.comwireimage.com.

Thanks to leading designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo and Miuccia Prada, Spring 2014 runway likes an art class. The bold face or brushstroke print maybe not for everyone, but one solid primary color is so much easier to pull off.  My tip? When the color is eye-catching, keep the silhouette sleek and accessories minimal for a modern, sophisticated vibe.

In Chinese: 大牌设计师们像Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo和Miuccia Prada把2014春夏的T台变成了艺术课堂。那些大胆的脸谱画笔的图案也许不是每个人能挑战的,但单一的明亮色穿起来就容易多了。小贴士:当单品的颜色很抢眼时,款式和配件最好简单利落。

how to wear bright colors  Kate Middleton, Lily Aldridge, spring/summer, Party Outfits, Formal Wear, dresses, pumps,   Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at  ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School on February 14: an LK Bennett blue suit, Cartier watch, and Kiki McDonough earrings.   Featured:  1. Cartier stainless steel bracelet watch (great alternative here & here)  2. L.K. Bennett Detroit Dress, Snorkel Blue (also available here; similar here)  3. Stuart Weitzman 'Raz' suede clutch bag (on sale! in patent leather here)  4. Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Round Toe Pumps (similar here)

1. Cartier stainless steel bracelet watch (great alternative here & here)
2. L.K. Bennett Detroit dress (also available here; similar here)
3. Stuart Weitzman ‘Raz’ suede clutch (on sale! in patent leather here)
4. Manolo Blahnik BB suede pump (similar here)

how to wear bright colors  Kate Middleton, Lily Aldridge, spring/summer, Party Outfits, Formal Wear, dresses, pumps,   On Lily Aldridge: Velvet Beki dress with Jennifer Meyer jewelry and Melinda Maria earrings.   Featured:  1. Melinda Maria Gold And Gunmetal Pyramid Cluster Earrings  2. Lily Aldridge For Velvet by Graham & Spencer Dress BEKI ZIP BACK DRESS   3. Jennifer Meyer Jewelry 18k Gold Thin Diamond Ring  4. Jimmy Choo ‘Abel’ pump (great alternative here)

1. Melinda Maria pyramid cluster earrings
2. Lily Aldridge For Velvet dress
3. Jennifer Meyer 18k Gold thin diamond ring
4. Jimmy Choo ‘Abel’ pump (great alternative here)

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Chic Moms on the Go

Mom's Outfits Ideas, how to wear ankle boots,  Street style, fall/winter,  Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Street style, maxi dress, leather jacket, white sweater, skinny jeans, ankle boots, sunglasses,Givenchy 'Antigona'     On Lily Aldridge:white jumper/sweater, blue skinny jeans, black leather ankle boots,   On Miranda Kerr: Saint Laurent fringe leather jacket, green maxi dress/skirt, Saint Laurent ROCK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS, Givenchy 'Antigona' bag, Rick Owens black scarf, red lips, Stella McCartney round oversized sunglasses;Photos: Lily Aldridge & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of gettyimages.comakmgsi.com.

Being a mom myself, I found these fashion and beauty essentials really help me getting ready faster:

1. A pair of comfy yet perfect fit skinny jeans in dark wash: Comfy is key for moms; Slim fit can remind me to stay in shape; Dark wash ensures versatility.
2. A structured, tailored blazer or leather jacket. Again, for its versatility.
3. A pair of stylish flats: ankle booties for fall/winter, slippers for spring/summer.
4. A high-quality, convertible roomy satchel with zips (yes, you don’t want your things fall out of bag every time you bend over to tie your child’s shoes).
5. A pair of fabulous oversized sunglasses: it covers puffy and tired eyes while saving a lot of make-up time.
6. Bright lipstick: it instantly brightens up my face. Classic red is great, but I’m very into this orange now.

In Chinese: 当了妈妈后,我发现这几样单品成了我的衣橱必备:

1. 深色的紧身牛仔裤(舒服一定是前提;之所以选择深色是因为无论办公室还是学校或者周末去公园都可以穿;紧身则能时刻提醒自己要注意保持身材。)
2. 剪裁合体的西装外套皮夹克(还是因为它的百搭,有时候即使穿着T恤和运动裤,只要加件外套,换上高跟鞋,就可以去开家长会或和好友聚餐了)
3. 舒适又时尚的平底鞋:秋冬我会穿长筒靴踝靴,春夏则穿复古包鞋
4. 带拉链又有容量的大包,可手提又可肩背
5. 大墨镜:遮住睡眠不足的黑眼圈,又大大节省了化眼妆的时间。
6. 亮色的唇膏,能瞬间提亮肤色。红色很经典,但这一季我更钟爱这款亮橘色

Mom's Outfits Ideas, how to wear ankle boots,  Street style, fall/winter,  Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Street style, maxi dress, leather jacket, white sweater, skinny jeans, ankle boots, sunglasses,Givenchy 'Antigona'   On Lily Aldridge:white jumper/sweater, blue skinny jeans, black leather ankle boots,   Featured:  Sweater: TOPSHOP KNITTED LOOPY STITCH JUMPER,  Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell 'Everly' Bootie,  Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James Lafayette Cat Eye Sunglasses,  Makeup: Clé de Peau Beauté     Luminizing Face Enhancer in Gold,

Sweater: Topshop
Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James
Makeup: Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer

Mom's Outfits Ideas, how to wear ankle boots,  Street style, fall/winter,  Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Street style, maxi dress, leather jacket, white sweater, skinny jeans, ankle boots, sunglasses,Givenchy 'Antigona'   On Miranda Kerr: Saint Laurent fringe leather jacket, green maxi dress/skirt, Saint Laurent ROCK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS, Givenchy 'Antigona' bag, Rick Owens black scarf, red lips, Stella McCartney round oversized sunglasses;  Featured:  Jacket: Saint Laurent fringe leather jacket,  Dress: Mossimo® Women's Longsleeve Scoop Neck Maxi Sweater Dress - Assorted Colors,  Shoes: Saint Laurent ROCK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS,  Bag: Givenchy 'Antigona',  Scarf: Rick Owens black scarf ,  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney round oversized sunglasses,  Makeup: Dior ‘Couture’ Lip & Nail Palette,

Jacket: Saint Laurent (also here, last seen on her here; similar here)
Dress: Target
Shoes: Saint Laurent (similar here & here)
Bag: Givenchy ‘Antigona’ (similar here here)
Scarf: Rick Owens (similar here)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney
Makeup: Dior ‘Couture’ Lip & Nail Palette (Limited Edition)