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Pretty Pastel: Go-Everywhere Holiday Outfit Ideas

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Soft pastels are as festival as traditional jewelry tones but more fresh, chic and mod. Today’s featured looks of super models Karlie Kloss & Natalia Vodianova incorporated beautiful turquoise and powder pink, which in my opinion, are “superwoman” outfits that are great for many occasions, whether running errands, last minutes shopping, going to the office, after dark drink, picking up kids from school, or hosting a dinner party.

The key to make pastels cold-weather approved is to add warm textures, like the fur tunic and tweed top showed on the models, respectively. The leather pants, right-on-trend midi skirt and block heel pumps balance out the sweetness of the pastels, making them great for any age!

In Chinese: 相比以往秋冬流行的浓郁宝石色,今年大行其道的马卡龙色系既有同样欢愉的假日感,又多了份别致的清新气息。今天所选的这两个来自超模Karlie Kloss 和 Natalia Vodianova的造型把甜美的马卡龙色上装搭配上了舒适又有复古气息的粗跟鞋、百搭的皮裤以及优雅的铅笔裙,很适合这个时节的各种活动和场合: 既适合通勤、约会,又适合举办派对、采购节日礼品或接送孩子上下学。

秋冬穿这种粉嫩色系的关键在于材质,比如在两位超模身上看到的皮草粗呢等增加了温暖感。深色皮裤和今年流行的有复古风的中长裙优雅的低跟包鞋等平衡了过于甜美的色彩,让40+的妈妈们也可以大胆挑战这些可爱的颜色了。

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Top: Coach (also love this faux fur jacket)
Trouser: Coach (vegan leather version here & here)
Shoe: Coach (love the retro style! higher heel here)
Bag: Coach (great alternative here!)
Bracelet: Kate Spade New York
Eye Palette: Shiseido in color’GR305′

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Jacket: Ted Baker
Skirt: Michael Kors (similar here)
Shoes: Valentino (on sale! similar here & here)
Bag: Fendi (great alternative here)
Powder: Guerlain (also available here)

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Red Jacket, Two Ways

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Colors ruled fall/winter 2013 runways, from classic primary hues like red and blue to pretty pastels like lavender (Not surprised since we saw so many black & white this spring/summer). Today’s featured ladies rocked this color trend in two totally different ways:

Colors, gingham, lace, cut-outs are all in one outfit? Sounds busy, but Olivia Palermo nailed it by keeping the color palette simple. This outfit (above left) is trendy and glamorous, great for the coming holiday parties.

Natalia Vodianova’s take (above right) on red blazer followed the classic model’s off-duty way: teaming it with perfect fit skinny jeans, sexy black pumps and a classic quilted bag. Mixing one trend with our oldies and goodies is always a smart way to look chic & current without trying too hard.

今年春夏看了那么多黑白色,一定渴望来点色彩吧。这个秋冬明亮的饱和色比如经典的正红色、宝蓝色和柔和的马卡龙色正流行,从 Olivia Palermo 和超模 Natalia Vodianova的这两个look中学学怎么搭配吧。

色彩、蕾丝、格纹以及透视等这些流行元素如果同时出现在一个look里,听起来很不搭,但Olivia Palermo保持整身色调相对简单(经典的黑白与红色)让这些看似冲突的元素成了协调前卫的组合,派对穿时尚抢眼又性感。

Natalia Vodianova则选择了经典的超模街拍look:把流行的新欢和衣橱中经典又实穿的旧爱搭在一起,经典的菱格纹包合身的牛仔裤性感又百搭的黑色尖头鞋我们一定都有,加件最流行的外套就有了随意又体现时尚品味的造型,无论是彩色的西装外套飞行员夹克还是可可呢大衣

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Blazer: Anne Klein
Top: Anthropologie (on sale! great buy here & here)
Skirt: DKNY (similar here)
Shoe: Jimmy Choo (also here; similar here)

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Blazer: Tibi (on sale! similar here & here)
Jeans: Frame Denim (also here)
Shoe:Enzo Angiolini (also love this pair!)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (25% off Friends & Family event, code INTHEFAMILY25)

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The Charm of A Little Black Dress

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I do agree that fashion rules are meant to be broken, but with one exception–
every women should have at least one simple, elegant, go-with-everything LBD. And I consider this not a “rule”, but a “law”. Continue reading The Charm of A Little Black Dress