Dec 052013
 

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-Karlie kloss,Natalia Vodianova,party outfit,blue fur top,leather pants, pink jacket, black pencil skirt, chanelPhotos: Karlie Kloss & Natalia Vodianova; Courtesy of gettyimages.comfilmmagic.com.

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)

May 312013
 

how to wear double side slit maxi skirt; how to wear bright orange; street style;  On Alessandra Ambrosio:Jennifer Zeuner Riley Long Skinny Snake Necklace with Emerald Eyes , Gerard Darel orange tote, Happiness Tank in Tangerine by lovers + friends,Chloé Leather Wedge Sandals,Kymerah double side slit maxi skirt; On Candice Lake: orange blouse, black pencil skirt with side splip, orange/red ankle stap sandal, black crossbody bag, red sunglasses

Photos: Alessandra Ambrosio & Candice Lake; Courtesy of zimbio.comcandicelake.com.

Unlike last spring when pastels dominated streets, saturated brights take center stage this season. Among them, orange and raspberry are two of my favorites. From clothing to accessories, they will surely spice up all our summer whites!

As you can see above, orange is our featured color today. Since the shade is so bright and eye-catching, team it with neutral pieces, then choose one or two accessories in the same color family or the same shade to enhance the overall impact, like the two ladies did above.

Tangerine is not something new (since Pantone revealed it as the color of 2012, it hasn’t gone anywhere), so in order to make the look more current, Alessandra Ambrosio played a new maxi skirt trend: the double side slit version! Yes, the maxi dresses/skirts have gone from side slit to high-low to double split now!

Last but not least, keep proportions in mind: team a maxi skirt with a sleeveless slim fit top. If you want the eyes focus on your body-hugging pencil skirt and the sexy subtle side slit, keep your arms covered.

how to wear double side slit maxi skirt; how to wear bright orange; street style;  On Alessandra Ambrosio:Jennifer Zeuner Riley Long Skinny Snake Necklace with Emerald Eyes , Gerard Darel orange tote, Happiness Tank in Tangerine by lovers + friends,Chloé Leather Wedge Sandals,Kymerah double side slit maxi skirt; Alternatives: INTERMIXNSF EXCLUSIVE Split Collar Sleeveless Silk Blouse,  Charlotte Russe Double Side Slit Maxi Skirt,  Ivanka Trump 'Hollyann' Wedge,  Gap orange Leather Tote,  Gorjana Maudie Pendant Necklace,  MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Griffin' 15mm Retro Sunglasses,

Top: NSF ($30 here; on Alessandra Ambrosio here & here, check the back design!)
Skirt: Charlotte Russe (great buy here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (designer version on Alessandra Ambrosio on sale here)
Bag: Gap (on Alessandra Ambrosio here & here)
Sunglasses: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Necklace: Gorjana (on Alessandra Ambrosio here)

how to wear double side slit maxi skirt; how to wear bright orange; street style;  On Candice Lake: orange blouse, black pencil skirt with side splip, orange/red ankle stap sandal, black crossbody bag, red sunglasses Alternatives: Wallis Orange Petite Blouse,  Mango slip pencil skirt,  Calvin Klein Vivian orange ankle strap sandal,  Givenchy Butterfly Frame Sunglasses,  Loeffler Randall Rider Bag,

Top: Wallis (great style here & here)
Skirt: Mango (great buy here!)
Shoes: Calvin Klein (lusting over this pair)
Bag: Loeffler Randall
Sunglasses: Givenchy (48% off now)

May 242013
 

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!

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Linea Pelle Grayson Bar Bag