Apr 262013
 

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Photos: Nicole Richie & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of justjared.com, vogue.co.uk.

As the third and final part of “leather jacket styles” series, this entry is about how to style it with casual everyday pieces. It may sound easier, but I personally think it’s the hardest one. Compared to the trendy printed dresses and bold eye-catching pieces we shared in my last two posts, laid-back items need more effort to reach the “effortlessly”chic level while reflecting your own personality.

For basic combinations like leather jacket and jeans, the best way to make it more “yours” is through details and accessories. Take today’s two looks for example: the retro round sunglasses, edgy arrow necklace, oversized tote and printed pumps give Nichole Richie’s leather jacket and jeans combo an urban bohemian vibe which the star is best known for; whereas the distressed details on the jeans, classic striped tee, ankle booties and understated practical messenger bag reflect Alessandra Ambrosio’s off-duty, casual yet polished style.

Take a hint from them, add accessories to give your basics more character!

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Jacket: Rag & Bone (65% off now! great buy here & here)
Top: ModCloth
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (great style on sale here)
Shoes: Charles by Charles David
Sunglasses: House Of Harlow 1960 (similar here)
Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 (also here)

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Jacket: Topshop (also here)
Top: J.Crew (on sale; extra 25% off with code SPRINGBEST)
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans (great style here)
Bag: Givenchy (similar here!)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (adore the split shaft design!)
Sunglasses: Wildfox (it’s the pair on Alessandra Ambrosio; 20% off here with code SPRINGY)

Mar 282013
 

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Photos: (from left) Nicole Richie & street style; Courtesy of instyle.co.uktheyallhateus.com.

Besides the different kinds of lust-worthy red pumps that we shared in my last entry, handbag is another great way to incorporate this bright, dynamic hue. Today, let’s start with those we use most in daily life–big totes.

Nicole Richie is known for her edgy Bohemian style. Today’s look is no exception: the tie dye dress perfectly showed her casual chic sensibility with an infusion of Bohemia, while the eye-catching Givenchy tote, Balenciaga ankle boots, beanie and sunglasses keeping the look modern and edgy.

This outfit is great for weekend getaways, hanging out with friends or running errands, also a stylish option for pregnant women like myself: I’m living in my loose shift dresses and flat ankle booties now!

When the color scheme becomes as simple as you can see on the right look above, it’s the detail that really matters: from the subtle brown trim on her sweater to the asymmetrical hemline of her skirt to the cap-toe oxford. The colorblock red tote really brightened up the whole look while echoing the simplicity. Change the mini skirt into shorts, skinny jeans or cropped pants, this look is great for women at any age!

How to use a pop of red to create more ladylike, party-ready outfits? Coming soon!

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Dress: Raquel Allegra (similar here)
Bag: Tory Burch (the Givenchy Nightingale Nicole Richie carried here)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (Balenciaga version on Nicole here)
Accessories: Asos beanieHouse of Harlow 1960 sunglasses

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Sweater: Topshop (adore the unique sheer panel on the sleeve!)
Skirt: Cacharel (65% off now! under $50 here)
Bag: Marni (two sides for two totally different looks! also adore this one from the brand)
Shoes: Tildon (a super comfy pair here!)

Mar 202013
 

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Photos: (from left) Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift and Rachel Zoe; Courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.commirror.co.ukyesitiskevin.blogspot.com.

Three ways to instantly update your white dress? You probably can tell from the looks above: add a pop of color with an eye-catching red box clutch, draw the eye up with a pair of exotic turquoise earrings; perfectly frame your face with a bold statement necklace. But not all three together of course.

Pay attention to the details when you are picking these outfit makers: for a sharp, modern black and white dress, Nicole Richie picked a red clutch with a whimsical antiqued golden clasp. The snake skin effect faux leather also echoes the edginess of her dress; Rachel Zoe balanced her innocent, sober dress with bold statement necklace and oversized bracelet. Since all of her add-ons are pretty bold, she kept them in a similar tone.

As you can tell from the three pictures below, Taylor Swift’s look is my favorite. Her curvaceous, ravishing dress fits like a glove, a perfect balance between sexy and elegant. The turquoise earrings are truly unexpected on red carpet. To steal a scene, grab the attention, red carpet dressing is all about the unexpected. That’s why a bold turquoise piece can easily beat expensive diamond (remember this look of Hedi Klum?)

We don’t have many chances to wear gowns, but today’s three simple tips work perfectly with your white sundress, maxi dress or sheath. Don’t forget to give them a try when you need to dress up for a night out, a fancy dinner or a formal event!

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From left: 
BCBG Max Azria  strapless cascade gown
ONE by Babs Bibb maxi dress
Tory Burch Breanna  dress

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-red clutch and black white gown inspired by Nicole Richie

House of Harlow 1960 Olivia clutch (on sale!)
Diane von Furstenberg crystal & patent leather clutch
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry wishbone necklace & butterfly necklace

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From left:
Bounkit turquoise & clear quartz earrings
Kendra Scott Danielle earrings 
Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise bead drop earrings (similar here)

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Ben-Amun pearl and dangling pendant necklace (similar here)