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New Year’s Revolution

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfits, Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria, Lily Collins, Saint Laurent, Cartier, Mary KatrantzouPhotos: (clockwise from top left) Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria & Lily Collins; Courtesy of vogue.frfilmmagic.comdailymail.co.ukgettyimages.com.

Can’t believe we’re stepping into 2014! Thank you all SO much for your support and help in the past year, I especially appreciate all the warm greetings to my son, who means the whole world to me (can’t believe he is already 4 months)!

Speaking of New Year, my revolution in terms of fashion is pushing the envelope further and be more experimental. The arty prints, saturated colors, sultry see-through, subtle punk are all in my ‘try-more’ list. Incorporating more dresses into my practical-oriented mommy-wardrobe is also an exciting challenging. What’s your revolution?

In Chinese: 不敢相信记忆中遥远的2014就在眼前了。谢谢你们在过去一年的支持,尤其感谢那些在我生产期间写信鼓励和祝福我的朋友们,儿子的出生是我2013年最值得骄傲和最感恩的事。现在他就是我的整个世界了。

说到2014,你的新年愿望是什么?在时尚方面,我希望自己在搭配上能更有突破和创新,就像上面这几个造型中看到的艺术图案、大的花朵明艳的颜色性感的透视设计或一些庞克元素等我还想再多尝试。另外,虽然需要照顾宝宝,陪他玩,在日常活动中也要多找机会穿裙子,这个对实用为主导的妈妈们可能会是个挑战。你呢?

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Anja Rubik,Saint Laurent black dress black pump, polka dot tights

1. David Yurman Ring with Diamonds (similar on sale here)
2. Saint Laurent “Paris Thorn” Pumps (similar here)
3. AQ/AQ Belle Mini Dress (also here)
4. Dior Crayon Kohl Eyeliner

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Diane Kruger, Mary Katrantzou printed dress, Edie Parker clutch, Stuart Weitzman heel

1. Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch (similar here)
2. Stuart Weitzman Sandals (also here)
3. Tibi Rococo Check Statement Dress (also available here)
4. MAC Eye Kohl & MAC Pigment

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Eva Longoria,pink dress, SAINT LAURENT studded clutch, Cartier Bracelet

1. Cartier LOVE Bracelet (similar under $100 here here)
2. Christian Louboutin Decollette Red Sole Pump (similar here)
3. Topshop Crepe Seam Flippy Dress (more colors here)
4. Saint Laurent Studded ‘Diagonale’ Clutch (similar here & here)

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Lily Collins, Valentino white dress, lace Jimmy Choo pumps

1. Dana Rebecca Designs Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold (similar here)
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
3. Jimmy Choo Amika lace and mesh pumps (similar here & here)
4. Valentino lace dress (also here; similar here)

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Winter White: Colorblock Coat & Red Accent

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr, Lily Collins, white sweater, printed pants, red pump, white fur coat, jumpsuit,Louis Vuitton bagPhotos: Miranda Kerr & Lily Collins; Courtesy of filmmagic.comsplashnews.com

Thanks to the strong black and white trend, not only the traditional winter white shades like eggshell and cream are totally acceptable, the bright whites we usually see in summer are also can, and should be embraced in winter now. A crisp white piece can instantly make a monochrome look modern, sharp and chic.

Here, Miranda Kerr chose the classic white, blue and red color theme, while Lily Collins demonstrated the black & white simplicity. The faux fur coat on Lily Collins is colorblocked, combined with a black jumpsuit, making the stodgy fur youthful and flattering.

I’m glad that the red trend is back this fall. You can team it with almost any color, the combination of red and white is especially fresh and uplifting.

In Chinese: 感谢这几季强劲的黑白风,现在秋冬穿白色的概念已经完全被大家所接受了,而且色调上也不再局限于传统的米白、象牙白,连春夏常见的亮白色、银白色也完全四季皆宜了。

在色彩的搭配上,Miranda Kerr所穿的蓝、白、红以及Lily Collins身上极简的黑与白等都是经典的组合。我尤其喜欢Lily Collins的这件黑白撞色的皮草外套,和黑色的连身裤搭配起来,降低了皮草的正式感又能拉长腿型。

另外,今年红色又回潮了!就像小黑裙一样,每一个人一定有属于自己的那一款红。这个经典的颜色无论和中性的黑白灰,撞色的蓝、绿还是相近的粉或桔搭配起来都很漂亮,和纯白色配起来更是格外醒目。

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr, white sweater, printed pants, red pump,  aviator sunglasses, Louis Vuitton bag

1. Tibi honeycomb crewneck sweater (great style here & here)
2. Chloé patterned trouser (similar here)
3. Manolo Blahnik BB suede pump (great buy here & here)
4. Ray-Ban sunglasses (on Miranda Kerr here)
5. Prada Saffiano Vernice (similar here)

The art of accessorizing-Lily Collins, white fur coat, topshop jumpsuit, red clutch, ankle strap heel

1. Topshop jumpsuit (also love this one)
2. Gorjana Camila ring set
3. Minkpink coat (also here)
4. L.A.M.B. shoe (great style here)
5. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture’ lip color #001
6. Salvatore Ferragamo Vara bow clutch (also here; great buy here)

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Summer Shorts: Edgy Leather & Sexy Pump (Part V)

how to wear leather shorts; Floral print blazer; white blazer; colored pumps; Summer outfit ideas; Lily Collins,Beyoncé, street style, party outfits;  On Beyoncé: Helmut Lang white Tailored blazer, white top, black leather shorts,  Karen Walker sunglasses, Jimmy Choo green pumps, Alexander Wang Devere Satchel, black fedora hat;  On Lily Collins: Helmut Lang printed blazer, Thakoon black Leather Shorts, black pointy toe pump, Loeffler Randall red lock clutch, GIVENCHY Shark Tooth Necklace.Photos: Lily Collins & Beyoncé; Courtesy of vogue.com, justjared.com.

The heat wave seams tamed, weather cooled down here in New York. Usually I would immediately pull out my favorite leather shorts, but with a huge belly at 35 weeks, I still need to wait patiently. The good part is my shorts can wait too since I can wear them year round: spring/summer with lace and pastel tops, early fall with jumpers/jackets, later with thick tights and booties.

Besides distressed denim cutoffs, leather shorts are what I wear most in spring/summer. I prefer faux leather because they are more breathable considering the weather. But this season, designers reinvented this beloved piece, treated leather like any other fabric, made them paper-thin, flowy, soft and colorful. Because of my pregnancy, I haven’t try one yet, so those of you who tried, please share with me your thoughts!

For those who haven’t, before move to any printedcoloredscalloped hemcut-out leather shorts, the basic black pair is definitely a must-have. It goes with everything (from a simple white Tee to romantic lace blouse, from a floral printed blazer to tough motorcycle jacket) and instantly make the look effortlessly chic.

Here, Lily Collins & Beyoncé’s outfits are great for a date night or hanging out with friends. The structured blazer and sophisticated palette make these looks ageless too. Changing the shoes to sneakers or loafers, they are great for everyday wear.

And once again, the “Nothing has the transformational effect of a great shoe or beautiful bag” claim had proved: the red clutch and mint green pump on them instantly brighten up the outfits, making them fun & summery.

how to wear leather shorts; Floral print blazer; white blazer; colored pumps; Summer outfit ideas; Lily Collins,Beyoncé, street style, party outfits;  On Lily Collins: Helmut Lang printed blazer, Thakoon black Leather Shorts, black pointy toe pump, Loeffler Randall red lock clutch, GIVENCHY Shark Tooth Necklace.  Alternatives:  1. Helmut LangMandala print blazer,  2. Tibi Classic Racer Back Camisole,  3. Givenchy Women's Small Shark Tooth Necklace,  4. Topshop Zip Side Leather Look Shorts,  5. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color 'True Coral',  6. Kate Spade New York Licorice black pointy toe pump,  7. Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch,

1. Helmut Lang blazer (70% off! also on sale here)
2. Tibi classic silk camisole (great alternative here)
3. Givenchy shark tooth necklace (similar here)
4. Topshop leather look shorts (on Lily Colins here)
5. Tom Ford lip color ‘True Coral’
6. Kate Spade New York pump (also here)
7. Loeffler Randall lock clutch (on sale!)

how to wear leather shorts; Floral print blazer; white blazer; colored pumps; Summer outfit ideas; Lily Collins,Beyoncé, street style, party outfits;  On Beyoncé: Helmut Lang white Tailored blazer, white top, black leather shorts,  Karen Walker sunglasses, Jimmy Choo green pumps, Alexander Wang Devere Satchel, black fedora hat;  Alternatives:  1. HELMUT LANGLINEN SLUB TWILL JACKET,   2. House of Harlow 1960 Carmen Sunglasses in Black,   3. Splendid Stretch Camisole,   4. Topshop Zip Side Leather Look Shorts,   5. Kate Spade New York 'licorice too' pump,   6. ASOS Wider Roll Brim Felt Boater,   7. Sophie Hulme Khaki Leather Mini Envelope Crossbody Bag,

1. Helmut Lang jacket (on sale; under $60 here & here)
2. House of Harlow 1960 Carmen sunglasses
3. Splendid stretch camisole (or this one)
4. Topshop leather look shorts ($18 here)
5. Kate Spade New York pump (on Beyoncé on sale here!)
6. ASOS hat (featured here)
7. Sophie Hulme envelope crossbody bag (on sale here)