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Throwback 70’s: Flared Jeans

 Miranda Kerr street style 2014; Chic Summer Outfit Ideas; how to wear white flare jeans.
Photos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of Splash News, ELLE magazine.

Thanks to her slick middle-parted hair, structured tote and minimal detailed tops, Miranda Kerr made this 70’s flared jeans new and fresh. If you also favor this silhouette, I recommend looking for a pair lies somewhere between a flare and a bootcut. It’s flattering and very versatile. The length is also crucial. Wearing a crisp white trousers with frayed ends is not cool. Spend some time in front of the mirror, with the platform you plan to wear with the jeans, find the right length which should be within an inch or less of the ground. Some recommend wearing flared jeans with flats, I would say do so only if you have supermodel legs, but even super model like Miranda Kerr still went for platforms.

In Chinese: 喇叭裤是70年代风的代表。超模米兰达·可儿(Miranda Kerr)搭配上极简的大包和利落剪裁的衬衫,再加上流行的中分,把复古的喇叭裤穿出了现代感。喇叭裤是非常修身的一种裤型,如果你想尝试,我推荐微喇的版型,看起来像喇叭裤,又不那么夸张,既能拉长身形又非常实用,适合很多场合。裤长也非常重要,以离地半公分到一公分为宜。至于鞋子的选择,我个人还是倾向于高防水台的跟鞋,除非你有模特般的身高,但就像你今天看到的,即使是超模也选了恨天高,不是吗?

Miranda Kerr street style 2014; Chic Summer Outfit Ideas; how to wear white flare jeans.   Shirt: Madewell indigo linen ex-boyfriend shirt  Jeans: Frame Denim Le High Flare high-rise jeans (also here)  Bag: Longchamp 'Roseau' Tote  Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses  Shoe: MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Josephine' Wedge

Shirt: Madewell
Jeans: Frame Denim (also here)
Bag: Longchamp
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Shoe: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Miranda Kerr street style 2014; Chic Summer Outfit Ideas; how to wear white flare jeans.   Shirt: Madewell indigo linen Shirt: Equipment Lynn Geometric-Print Silk Blouse (similar here)  Jeans: Frame Denim Le High Flare high-rise jeans (also here)  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Perry' Tote  Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses  Shoe: MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Josephine' Wedge

Shirt: Equipment (similar here)
Jeans: Frame Denim (also here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen
Shoe: MICHAEL Michael Kors

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Back to Basics: Timeless White Pants (Part IV)

How to wear white pants;  On Gwyneth Paltrow:Barbara black shirt, Tom Ford black Kidskin Natalia Bag,Daniele Michetti strappy sandals, white pants, On Hilary Rhoda: Topshop printed peter pan collar top, Sportmax white wide leg pants,  Madewell brown belt ,vintage crossbody bag, Eddie Borgo white crystal bracelet, Prada shoes,Photos: Hilary Rhoda & Gwyneth Paltrow; Courtesy of instyle.comflickr.com.

In our fourth part of “Back to Basics” series, I want to talk about the timeless white pants, two common types in particular: wide leg pants and skinny jeans. As you can see from above, balance is the key: wide leg bottom calls for cropped or slim fit top, whereas body hugging skinny jeans look better with relaxed fit or boxy cut top.

Since wide leg pants, especially white ones, will make us look shorter, choose high-waisted version, tuck in your top, slip on a pair of platforms to maximize our visual leg length. White skinny ankle jeans or leggings are more flattering, but I would suggest to size up, nothing is worse than too-tight white pants. The cropped length is also great to show off your statement heels.

Like other timeless white pieces we shared before, white pants are so versatile and easy going. This season, I especially like these two pairings showed above:

Gwyneth Paltrow chose the hottest black/white trend. Since the palette is simple, she focused on details, from her slit neck top to outstanding heels (check out the back of her shoes!) Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her minimalist style. But you can always add splashes of color to make your own spin. This look is great for women of any age.

Hilary Rhoda’s flowy pants and lightweight sleeveless top is a great summer combo. I fell in love with this water-ski silk tank from J.Crew. Earth tone accessories tone down the brightness perfectly. This is also an ageless outfit. You can opt for this cap-sleeve top if you are not comfort with your arms: the bright hue and luxe material make it equal parts stylish and comfy.

How to wear white pants;  Alternative:  Madewell Perfect Leather Belt,  Alice + Olivia white Eric Pants,   Ivanka Trump 'Hollyann' Wedge,  Michael Kors Sport gold Watch,  Shashi Sarah Yellow Nugget friendship Bracelet,  Yves Saint Laurent lipstick,

Top: J.Crew (great style here)
Pants: Alice + Olivia (also here, $29 here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Belt: Madewell
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Shashi (the white crystal one on Hilary Rhoda here)
Lip: YSL ‘#8 Fetish Pink’

How to wear white pants/white jeans;  Alternative:  A.L.C. EXCLUSIVE Henrietta Overlap Sleeveless Blouse,  Gap Old Navy Women's The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans ,  MICHAEL Michael Kors - Charlton Crossbody bag,  Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Patent Leather Sandals,

Top: A.L.C. (also love this version; the one on Gwyneth Paltrow here)
Jeans: Old Navy (great style here)
Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors (Tom Ford version Gwyneth Paltrow carried here)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here; on Gwyneth Paltrow here)

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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)