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Stripes: Dress Up or Down

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Photos: Alessandra Ambrosio & Lily Aldridge; Courtesy of splashnews.comrefinery29.com.

I always invest in basic pieces that can be restyled in many different ways, striped pieces are a great example of that. Today’s featured looks above showed us how to dress them up or down with ease.

I especially appreciate the idea of dressing up casual ones, like the striped sweatshirt on Lily Aldridge (above right), or dressing down delicate pieces, like the soft blouse on Alessandra Ambrosio (above left). When paired with distressed denim shorts, a delicate silk blouse is more unexpected than a stripe tee, whereas when paired with sexy pumps and leather shorts, a casual stripe shirt stands out more than a blouse.

Of course, the two each added other signature items to echo their “dress code”: a wedge sandal is perfect when out & about; a roomy tote also adds laid-back casualness to Alessandra Ambrosio’s outfit. For a more dressier ensemble, Lily Aldridge worn a crisp button-down underneath the staple piece she designed for Velvet; a fedora, fine leather crossbody bag, and bright red lips, along with her delicate pumps, lend urban chicness.

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Top: Equipment (on Ambrosio here; $14 here)
Shorts: Rag & Bone/JEAN
Shoes: Timberland (Chloé version on Ambrosio here)
Bag: Fossil (designer version Ambrosio carried here)
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (it’s the pair on Ambrosio; similar here)
Necklace: Gorjana

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Top: Velvet (see the same one on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley here; similar here & here)
Shirt: J.Crew
Short: Topshop
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (6 color options here!)
Shoes: Nine West (great find at $56!) 
Ring: Jacquie Aiche

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Brighten The Winter Days: Sunny Yellow Tops

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Photos: Miranda Kerr, Diane Von Furstenberg and Lily Aldridge; Courtesy of mydaily.co.ukzimbio.com and posh24.com.

For me, nothing is better than a sunny yellow piece to brighten my winter days. Today’s three looks are great examples of how women of different ages can incorporate this bright color into their fall/winter wardrobe.

When entering your 30s, you need to learn how to dress in a smart, sexy yet classy way, one example is