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Office Glamour: Black and White

how to wear black and white; What to Wear to Work; summer office wear 2013; Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, colorblock dress, white bag, white pump, white blouse, black blazer, black pants,black pump, black clutch  On Victoria Beckham in Beijing 2013: Victoria Beckham   DOUBLE CREPE BLAZER, Victoria Beckham black pants, Casadei   Blade Valentina Anklestrap Pumps, Victoria Beckham zipped   pouch,white blouse;  On Cameron Diaz: Martin Grant Dana black and white Dress with gold belt, Valextra Heritage Top Handle white Bag, Christian Louboutin white pump, gold watch, oversize sunglasses; Photos: Cameron Diaz & Victoria Beckham; Courtesy of eonline.comgettyimages.com.

What I love most about fashion is that it’s forever evolving, but for this year’s black and white trend, I wish it could stay. It just so classic, versatile and practical. As long as you pick the right shape and accessories, this combo really can take you anywhere.

Here, Cameron Diaz & Victoria Beckham showed us how to take this trend to the office with the right balance of subdued glamorous and fashion-conscious:

Black pumps and bags are work wardrobe staples, this season, change them into white. Team with a knee-length or below the knee dress. A gold belt or watch adds just the right amount of luxe touch.

Victoria Beckham exemplifies the minimalist chicness. Her ‘secret’ lies in the details: from a sexy heel with metallic accent and flirty V-cut topline, a understated luxurious clutch to a deep V-neck shirt and an impeccable tailored jacket tossed over her shoulders.

In Chinese: 虽然不断的更新与变革是时尚永恒不变的主题,但是对于我喜欢的潮流,有时候真希望它能永恒不变,比如今年大热的黑与白。只要找到对的剪裁和配饰,这个经典的色彩组合可以让我们游走于任何场合。

就拿我们呆的时间最长的办公室来说吧,把以往常备的黑色高跟鞋和公文包换成白色,加上一条黑白拼接的及膝或膝下裙 (Cameron Diaz所穿的这条现在三折!),既符合潮流又优雅端庄。以极简现代风格著称的Victoria Beckham则在细节上脱颖而出,比如她脚上的这双金属跟的鞋(最喜欢楦头的桃心设计!)和低调优雅的手包,披在肩头的外套,低开领的衬衫以及精致的细腰带等。

how to wear black and white; What to Wear to Work; summer office wear 2013; Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, colorblock dress, white bag, white pump, white blouse, black blazer, black pants,black pump, black clutch;   On Cameron Diaz: Martin Grant Dana black and white Dress with gold belt, Valextra Heritage Top Handle white Bag, Christian Louboutin white pump, gold watch, oversize sunglasses;  Alternatives:   Gucci Youngster Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses,  Movado 'Bold' Round Bracelet Watch,  Chloé Eau de Parfum Spray,   Topshop 'Gwenda' white Pump

1. Martin Grant Dana dress (70% off now!)
2. Gucci oversized cat eye sunglasses
3. Movado bracelet watch
4. Chloé Eau de parfum
5. Madison working bag (alternative here & here)
6. Topshop pump (on Cameron Diaz here)

how to wear black and white; What to Wear to Work; summer office wear 2013; Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, colorblock dress, white bag, white pump, white blouse, black blazer, black pants,black pump, black clutch;    On Victoria Beckham in Beijing 2013: Victoria Beckham   DOUBLE CREPE BLAZER, Victoria Beckham black pants, Casadei   Blade Valentina Anklestrap Pumps, Victoria Beckham zipped   pouch,white blouse;  Alternatives:  HELMUT Helmut Lang Gala black Jacket,  Equipment Brett white Shirt,  Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Harper Chelsea Lariat Necklace,  Casadei CASADEI pointed toe pump,  'New Taylor' black straight leg Pants,  Illamasqua white Nail color,  Miu Miu Matelassé leather clutch

1. HELMUT Helmut Lang jacket (on Victoria Beckham here; similar here)
2. Equipment Brett Shirt
3. Jennifer Zeuner necklace
4. Casadei pump (adore the V-cut topline! similar here)
5. Halogen New Taylor pants
6. Illamasqua nail color in ‘Scorch’
7. Miu Miu Matelassé leather clutch

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Brighten Up Your Work Wardrobe

Miranda Kerr street style: wearing Alexander McQueen Heroine orange bag, Stella McCartney printed blouse, Manolo Blanhik blue pumps, black cropped pants and oversized sunglasses Victoria Beckham airport style wearing Victoria Beckham Collection coat and aviator sunglasses, orange pants, white shirt, Chloe sandal by helen hou, the art of accessorizing

Photos: Miranda Kerr & Victoria Beckham; Courtesy of akmgsi.com, instyle.com.

A fresh new week just started, with coming work and meetings, we definitely need some inspiring outfit ideas to lift up our spirit. Today, I featured two office-friendly looks from leading ladies in fashion industry. Take a hint from them, dress stylishly yet appropriately.

Adding a punch of color through accessories is a great start to try brights in the office: a scarlet skinny belt,  a statement banglea bright tote, a delicate pump, or even just a pair of colored sunglasses.If you are comfortable with more than one bright color, there are several great combinations to play with: orange and blue/teal (like Miranda Kerr’s orange satchel and blue suede pumps),  yellow and purple, green and red.

After you are comfortable with bright colors, feel free to move to colored clothing, they can be totally professional as long as you do it right: Choose those with sleek and classic silhouette and keep them tailored; Pair them with other 9-to-5 staples, like Victoria Beckham did above: a crisp white button down shirt paired with bright orange trousers; Keep the accessories neutral and simple. 

Miranda Kerr street style: wearing Alexander McQueen Heroine orange bag, Stella McCartney printed blouse, Manolo Blanhik blue pumps, black cropped pants and oversized sunglasses by helenhou.com-the art of accessorizing; alternative:Reiss Josh printed oversize shirt, Gap Slim cropped pants,Furla 'Candy' Transparent Rubber Satchel, Chinese Laundry Area pump,Tory Burch 59mm Oversized Sunglasses

Top: Reiss (great style here)
Pants: Gap (similar on sale here)
Bag: Furla (more color options here; Designer version on Miranda Kerr here)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry ($56! great style here; Designer version on Miranda Kerr here)
Sunglasses: Tory Burch

Victoria Beckham airport style wearing Victoria Beckham Collection coat and aviator sunglasses, orange pants, white shirt, Chloe sandal by helen hou, the art of accessorizing;Alternative: Jcrew stretch perfect shirt, DV by Dolce Vita Tremor platform sandal, Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses,Lauren Ralph Lauren Reversible Croc Embossed Belt,VANESSA BRUNO Casual orange wide leg pants

Shirt: J.Crew (great buy here)
Pants: Vanessa Bruno (also here; similar here)
Belt: Lauren Ralph Lauren (also here)
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita (now on sale for $54!)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (also here; on Victoria Beckham here)