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Overall Chic

How to Wear Overalls, Olivia Palermo, street syle 2014Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of pacificcoastnews.com.

I have been hunting high and low for a great pair of denim overalls. I want one that stays true to its utilitarian root while complements my personal style. This pair on Olivia Palermo fits the bill perfectly: I love the inky wash and tailored silhouette, also greatly appreciate that it still has all the elements of a classic denim overalls: buckled strips, loops, and a patch pocket details the bib. Pair it with feminine, sophisticated pieces for a grown-up, urban chic vibe. 

In Chinese: 一直很想收一条大热的牛仔背带裤,找了很久都没有满意的,不是颜色不理想就是版型太松垮。直到看到奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的这条:黑色水洗加上修身的裤型,让原本过于休闲和孩子气的背带裤多了份都市感,同时又完整地保留了这种工装裤应有的元素,比如金属的搭扣、可调的背带、腰带圈和前兜上的口袋车线等。配上女人味的单品和配饰,休闲又优雅。 How to Wear Overalls, Olivia Palermo street syle 2014;  1. Paige Sierra Overalls in Vintage Black, (also here & here)  2. BLK DNM Sheer Mesh Top (also here)  5. Charlotte Olympia Charlotte's Web embellished velvet slippers  (also here; similar here)  3. FENDI 2Jours medium textured-leather shopper (great alternative here & here)  4. bobbi brown rich lip color in old hoolywood  6. Nixon 'The 42-20 Chrono' Watch

1. Paige overalls (also here & here)
2. BLK DNM top
5. Charlotte Olympia slippers (also here; similar here)
3. Fendi shopper (great alternative here here)
4. Bobbi Brown lip color ‘Old Hoolywood’
6. Nixon watch

Key pieces: 

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Laid Back Chic

Casual weekend outfit ideas  Julianne Hough, street style, denim overall, leopard slippers, Cynthia Vincent bag, Helmut Lang white pants,   On Julianne Hough:Cynthia Vincent Liela Crossbody Bag, Wildfox Chloe Overalls, Quay Eyewear Asha Sunglasses,Helmut Lang Asymmetric Pleat-Front Pants.  On Julianne Hough: Wildfox Chloe denim Overalls, Cynthia Vincent YNTHIA VINCENTLIELA CROSSBODY bag, loepard slip ons, black scarf, Quay Eyewear Asha Sunglasses. Photos: Julianne Hough; Courtesy of justjared.comfameflynet.biz.

Loose fit pants paired with comfy flats? Sounds challenging. Julianne Hough showed us how to rock this practical combo effortlessly:

First, choose the pants wisely. Both pairs on her have a good relaxed fit without being too wide thanks to the stretch denim fabric and the tapered silhouette, respectively. Second, the rolled hems and fitted tops on her balanced the loose fit of her pants perfectly; Third, the eye-catching leopard print on her shoes distracted attention while offering the effortless chicness.

In Chinese:宽松的裤款和平底鞋的搭配很有挑战性,看看个子并不高,和我们普通人一样也有壮壮腿困扰的Julianne Hough是怎么穿出时尚感的吧:

首先她在裤型的选择上很有心机,看起来宽松,但她的牛仔背带裤的裤腿相对较窄,面料又有弹性。而右边白色的裤子也选择了修饰腿型的锥形,卷起的裤管露出了纤细的脚踝,再配上紧身的上衣,最大化的减弱了宽松裤型显胖的可能。豹纹的包鞋既转移了注意力又给整身look增加了潮感。

Casual weekend outfit ideas  Julianne Hough, street style, denim overall, leopard slippers, Cynthia Vincent bag, Helmut Lang white pants,   On Julianne Hough:Cynthia Vincent Liela Crossbody Bag, Wildfox Chloe Overalls, Quay Eyewear Asha Sunglasses,Helmut Lang Asymmetric Pleat-Front Pants.  On Julianne Hough: Wildfox Chloe denim Overalls, Cynthia Vincent YNTHIA VINCENTLIELA CROSSBODY bag, loepard slip ons, black scarf, Quay Eyewear Asha Sunglasses.

1. Torn by Ronny crop top
2. Wildfox Chloe overalls (also available here; similar here)
3. Steve Madden pony hair flat (more colors here!)
4. Cynthia Vincent Liela crossbody bag (on sale!)

Casual weekend outfit ideas  Julianne Hough, street style, denim overall, leopard slippers, Cynthia Vincent bag, Helmut Lang white pants,   On Julianne Hough:Cynthia Vincent Liela Crossbody Bag, Wildfox Chloe Overalls, Quay Eyewear Asha Sunglasses,Helmut Lang Asymmetric Pleat-Front Pants.  On Julianne Hough: Wildfox Chloe denim Overalls, Cynthia Vincent YNTHIA VINCENTLIELA CROSSBODY bag, loepard slip ons, black scarf, Quay Eyewear Asha Sunglasses.

1. Asos metal top sunglasses
2. Rebecca Taylor Poplin easy pant
3. Truth or Dare By Madonna Kuali
4. Equipment ‘Sloane’ cashmere sweater & Graphic Image personalized iPad case

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Back to Basics: Timeless White Tops (Part III)

how to wear overalls, baseball hat trend, high-low mix; Alao featured: Topshop Knitted Textured Crop Jumper, topshop MOTO Bleach Long Leg Dungarees,Gerald Darel orange tote, espadrilles, nike sneakers, gold chain/link necklace, baseball hat

Photos: Alessandra Ambrosio & Robyn Rihanna Fenty; Courtesy of justjared.compacificcoastnews.com.

In this part of our “Back to Basics” series, I want to share with you some unexpected ways to style other two timeless white pieces: plain white jumper and sweatshirt. As you can see from above, these looks have a gamine & tomboy vibe that has been spotted on the runway this season. Back in 1992, this type of style inspired by the cool kids on the street made Mac Jacobs lose his job at Perry Ellis. Now it becomes an inspiration for major designers and a trend that attracts the fashion cognoscenti.

Alessandra Ambrosio and Rihanna’s looks above also incorporated two microtrends this season: overalls and baseball cap. Alessandra Ambrosio opted for a cropped version with her white knit which is also in right now. The nice fit, rolled up hems and light wash color polished up her dundarees. A trendy sunglasses and bright oversized tote give her look an urban touch.

A pure white slouchy sweatshirt can be challenging. Rihanna’s look (above right) is my favorite so far. An outfit with boyish shirt, sneakers and baseball cap are sportif, however, with a fitted mini skirt, tied-around-the-waist chambray shirt, gold accessories, preppy glasses and a sober tote, she kept the overall look polished and stylish.

how to wear overalls; featured Topshop Knitted Textured Crop Jumper, topshop MOTO Bleach Long Leg Dungarees,Gerald Darel orange tote; Alternatives:  Gap Leather Tote,  DSW Aerosoles Solitaire Flat,  Asos Round Sunglasses With Metal Bridge Detail,

Jumper: Topshop
Dungarees: Topshop
Bag: Gap (great style here; Ambrosio carried here)
Shoes: Aerosoles (designer version on sale here)
Sunglasses: Asos (20% with code TAKE20 sitewide; more retro styles here)

how to style baseball hat and sneakers; Alternatives:Topshop Slouchy white Sweatshirt,  Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Ferrous Wash,  Mango navy Stitching tube skirt,  Nike - Flex 2012 Run sneakers,  MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Medium Travel' Tote,  Marc by Marc Jacobs Toggle gold chain/link Necklace,  Michael Kors Sport gold Watch,  New Era Cap 'New York Yankees - Tonal Classic' Fitted Baseball Cap,  Elizabeth and James Reade Glasses,

Chambray shirt: Madewell
Sweatshirt: Topshop (great style here)
Skirt: Mango
Shoes: Nike
Bag:MICHAEL Michael Kors
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs ($48 here)
Glasses: Elizabeth and James (great options here)

BTW, It’s the last day of Linea Pelle’s friends & family sale. If you are looking for handbags, go and check it out, they are offering 30% off sitewide with code LPFF30. Below are my picks. This Grayson bar bag reminds me of the Proenza Schouler PS11 shoulder version, but with such a friendly price tag. Good luck!

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-Seersucker Knit shorts Golden Lane Small Duo Satchel

Linea Pelle Grayson Bar Bag