Jul 092014
 

 How to wear maxi dresses; summer outfit ideas 2014;  Models off Duty looks;

Photos: Miranda Kerr & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of Getty Images, Xposure Photos.

As we said in Part 1 of this summer dressing series, nothing is as easy yet eye-catching as a maxi dress. If you get tired of basic black, grey or striped versions, try these two, each hits one hot trend this summer: western floral pattern and drop-waist silhouette. I love how these two fashion savvies modernized the revived trends with edgy, minimalist accessories, like the peep toe sandals and sleek tote on them, respectively.

In Chinese: 就像我们昨天在第一部分聊到的,长裙是夏天好穿又好看的必备单品。如果你已经有了黑白或条纹等基本款,今天的这两条你一定不能错过:西部风情的花朵裙和下腰线的棉布裙。对于这两件复古风格的单品,两位超模有着不同的演绎:罗西·汉丁顿-惠特莉(Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)的帅气踝靴中和了花朵裙的女人味,米兰达·可儿(Miranda Kerr)低调简约的手包平底鞋为甜美的造型加入了现代感。

How to wear maxi dresses; summer outfit ideas 2014;  Models off Duty looks;   Lip: M·A·C Lipstick in 'Pretty Please'  Dress: ASOS Bandeau Maxi Floral Dress With Contrast Waist (also love this)  Bag: Brahmin Croc Embossed Checkbook Wallet (on Huntington-Whiteley here)  Shoe: Balenciaga Glove Slingback Sandals (great alternative here & here)

Clockwise from top left:
Lip: M·A·C in ‘Pretty Please’
Dress: ASOS (also love this)
Bag: Brahmin (on Huntington-Whiteley here)
Shoe: Balenciaga (great alternative here & here)

How to wear maxi dresses; summer outfit ideas 2014;  Models off Duty looks;  Clockwise from top left:  Bag: Fendi '2Jours Elite' Leather Shopper (great alternative here)  Dress: Anthropologie Midi Pencil Dress  Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York Kia Square Tortoise Sunglasses  Ring: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Yvette 3 Band Ring  Shoe: Tory Burch Aimee Bicolor Leather Bow Point-Toe Flats (similar here)
Clockwise from top left:
Bag: Fendi (great alternative here)
Dress: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York
Ring: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry
Shoe: Tory Burch (similar here)

May 302013
 

how to look good while traveling; On Olivia Palermo:Zara skirt, Louis Vuitton red satchel, black top, nude flats, oversized sunglasses, stick/arrow edgy necklace, embellished belt;  On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:Mary Katrantzou metallic printed jacquard jacket, AG skinny jeans, Viktor & Rolf brown bag, Jacquie Aiche jewelry, Maison Michel grey fedora hat, nude pumpsPhotos: Olivia Palermo & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.comcoolspotters.com.

T-shirt, jeans and sneakers/boots are what usually come up in our mind when planning trips. Can we stay polished and glamorous on the way to our destination? Today’s featured fashion connoisseurs can tell us how in two simple steps:

First, add one statement piece to elevate the otherwise laid-back, plain look. Take their outfits for example: the black tee and ballet flats on Olivia Palermo, gray shirt and blue jeans on Rosie Huntington are basic pieces we all have and would wear to the airport. Instead of pairing the black tee with jeans or sweatpants, try a right-on-trend flounce skirt, it’s easy yet fashionable, also convenient to transform after you land. Similarly, instead of bringing a hoodie or sweater for a T-shirt-and-jeans combo, try a statement blazer or even just a well-fitted leather jacket, which will instantly polish up your look.

Second, using accessories strategically. Compared to delicate fine jewelry, a unique statement fashion necklace, like this arrow version, will finish off your look with style. You don’t need to worry about damage and the style will go great with all the outfits you bring. Also, think of accessories that are multifunction: A well-made designer satchel can polish up any outfit while fits all your essentials; An oversized sunglasses can ensure you look good without makeup while offer UV protection; A stylish hat can cover your bad hair while keeping your ensemble chic; A fashionable watch can make sure you leave on time while being a statement accessory itself…

how to look good while traveling; airport style; how to wear flounce skirt; On Olivia Palermo:Zara skirt, Louis Vuitton red satchel, black top, nude flats, oversized sunglasses, stick/arrow edgy necklace, embellished belt;  Alternatives: Three Dots 3/4 Sleeve boatneck British black Tee,  Zara COLOR BLOCK COMBINATION SKIRT,  Sam Edelman 'Felicia' Flat,  CLARE VIVIER Escale red satchel Bag,  House of Harlow Nomadic Warrior Arrow Necklace in Metallic Gold

Top: Three Dots
Skirt: Zara (designer version on sale here & here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Clare Vivier (great buy here)
Necklace: House of Harlow (great style here!)

how to look good while traveling; how to wear printed metallic blazer/jacket;  On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:Mary Katrantzou metallic printed jacquard jacket, AG skinny jeans, Viktor & Rolf brown bag, Jacquie Aiche jewelry, Maison Michel grey fedora hat, nude pumps Alternatives:Joie Mehira Animal Printed blazer,  AG Adriano Goldschmied light washed skinny Legging Jeans,  Enzo Angiolini 'Infiniti' nude Pump,  Prada Saffiano Lux brown Tote Bag,  wet sealThin Banded Fedora,

Blazer: Joie (also here; on Rosie Huntington here)
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied (it’s the pair on Rosie Huntington, more sizes available here)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (great style here & here)
Bag: Prada “Saffiano” (great alternative here & here)
Hat: Wet Seal ($10; designer version 50% off here!)

Apr 162012
 

The first time I got my passport, the first question raised on my mind was:” why the cover is burgundy?”  But after a second look, I thought:” why not burgundy?

Burgundy is so universally flattering, versatile yet stylish. It’s serious but still has a lively vibe. It’s classical and modern at the same time.

It’s a perfect color for fall and winter, but when paired with light and fresh tones like pink or ivory, it will make your look sophisticated in spring and summer, especially when it is used in bags, like this LV Sofia Coppola SC Miranda Kerr carries:

Miranda Kerr in Paris (picture from Fabsugar)

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