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Holiday Party Outfit Ideas: Demure Elegance

Kate Middleton style,party outfit ideas 2013, brown coat dress, brown suede booties, brown clutch,navy pleated skirt, navy jacket, navy suede pump, navy suede clutch  On Kate Middleton: Annoushka Favourites Pearl Earrings,   Orla Kierly Crepe navy blue pleated skirt, Max Mara navy   jacket, Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley navy muse   clutch, Alexander McQueen blue pointy toe pump,   On Kate Middleton:Kiki McDonough Eternal 18k Gold Citrine   Pear-Drop Earrings,Orla Kiely Birdie Shirt   Dress,Aquatalia brown bootiesPhotos: Kate Middleton;  Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk, brown; glamour.com.

Kate Middleton style,party outfit ideas 2013, reiss cobalt blue dress coat, navy suede pump, suede belt, red coat dress, nude pump, beige clutch, leaf brooch,     On Kate Middleton: Catherine Walker red coat dress, The   Queen’s Canadian leaf brooch,LK Bennett cream   shoes.,Russell & Bromley clutch,  On Kate Middleton: reiss blue coatdress, navy suede pump, navy suede belt, Photos: Kate Middleton;  Courtesy of graziadaily.co.ukvogue.co.uk.

For the coming parties, if you want some demure and graceful outfit inspirations, look no further than Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who is the epitome of elegant dressing.

She knows what suits her best and sticks with it. As you can see above, the cinched waist dresses highlight her tiny waist. The just-above-the-knee length combined with coordinating shoes is prim, flattering and leg-elongating.

When in muted colors like the navy and brown showed above, she uses complementing accessories to add rich textures to her ensembles; Whereas when in bright colors like the cobalt blue and bright red above, she keeps the silhouette simple for a modern, sleek vibe.

In Chinese: 先前我们分享了前卫的数码印花裙经典的小黑裙,今天来看看优雅的A字裙吧。说起优雅,凯特王妃一定会是先冒入我们脑海的时尚典范。她很清楚自己的身材优势,上面的这几个造型中都能看到的收腰款裙装或裙式大衣是她最常穿的。齐膝或膝上一两公分的裙长既显瘦又端庄。简约的一件式洋装或同色系的上下装,搭配裸色或同色的高跟鞋也是她显高又显瘦的小技巧。

另外,当她选择低调的中性色或暗色调的服装时,会选用不同材质的配饰来丰富整体造型,比如前两个造型里看到的麂皮和丝、棉以及锦缎的搭配。反之,当她选择亮色系的服装时,会偏向于剪裁利落的款式简单的配件来增加现代感。

Kate Middleton style,party outfit ideas 2013, brown coat dress, brown suede booties, brown clutch,navy pleated skirt, navy jacket, navy suede pump, navy suede clutch On Kate Middleton: Annoushka Favourites Pearl Earrings,   Orla Kierly Crepe navy blue pleated skirt, Max Mara navy   jacket, Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley navy muse   clutch, Alexander McQueen blue pointy toe pump,   Featured: 1. Orla KielyMOHAIR PLACEMENT DRESS,  2. ReissTULUM CONTRAST TRIM TEXTURED JACKET,  3. Macy's10K GOLD EARRINGS, CULTURED FRESHWATER PEARL AND DIAMOND ACCENT EARRINGS,  4. Jimmy Choo Anouk Suede Pumps

1. Orla Kiely mohair placement dress (or this pleated skirt, both on sale)
2. Reiss Tulum contrast trim textured jacket (similar here & here)
3. Macy’s10K gold earrings
4. Jimmy Choo Anouk suede pumps (also here; similar here & here)

Kate Middleton style,party outfit ideas 2013, brown coat dress, brown suede booties, brown clutch,navy pleated skirt, navy jacket, navy suede pump, navy suede clutch On Kate Middleton:Kiki McDonough Eternal 18k Gold Citrine   Pear-Drop Earrings,Orla Kiely Birdie Shirt   Dress,Aquatalia brown booties,   Featured: 1. Kiki McDonough Eternal 18k Gold Citrine Pear-Drop Earrings, 2. AquataliaROYAL SUEDE STRETCH BOOTIE,  3. stuart weitzman THE SPORTELOPE CLUTCH,e)  4. Static Boucle Sheath by: Orla Kiely,

1. Kiki McDonough Eternal 18k gold earrings (similar here)
2. Aquatalia Royal suede booties (also here; similar here)
3. Stuart Weitzman the Sportelope clutch (on sale here)
4. Orla Kiely Static Boucle Sheath (more options from the brand here)

Kate Middleton style,party outfit ideas 2013, reiss cobalt blue dress coat, navy suede pump, suede belt, red coat dress, nude pump, beige clutch, leaf brooch, On Kate Middleton: Catherine Walker red coat dress, The   Queen’s Canadian leaf brooch,LK Bennett cream   shoes.,Russell & Bromley clutch,  Featured: 1. Macy's14K WHITE GOLD RING, LONDON BLUE TOPAZ (4 CT. T.W.) AND DIAMOND (1/8 CT. T.W.) OVAL RINGENTER A,  2. MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Wide suede waist belt,  3. Bobbi Brown Blush Pale Pink 0.13 oz ,  4. Diane von FurstenbergJULIAN MINI WRAP DRESS,  5. Manolo BlahnikBB SUEDE 90MM PUMP, NAVY

1. Macy’s 14K white gold ring
2. McQ Alexander McQueen suede waist belt
3. Bobbi Brown blush (Kate’s favorite!)
4. Diane von Furstenberg Julian wrap dress (also here)
5. Manolo Blahnik BB suede pump (under $100 here)

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1. Chanel vintage embellished brooch (will be your family heirloom; great buy here)
2. L.K.Bennett pump (Kate wears them a lot; similar here)
3. Isaac Mizrahi New York red dresses ($56 here)
4. Saint Laurent Lutetia flap clutch (similar here & here)

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High-Low Mix: Cropped Sweater & Tulle Skirt

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Do you have a delicate, exquisite dress or skirt that has been sitting in the closet waiting for that special moment, which might never come? Well, it’s time to pull it out. Be creative and experimental, make your evening skirt day-time appropriate by teaming it with jumpers, sweatshirts, tees or a bomber jacket.

Here, as a nod to the hottest crop-top trend, Olivia Palermo & Jessica Alba picked black short sweaters to highlight their beautiful light-colored skirts and make them pre-fall appropriate. With an evening clutch and embellished pump, Olivia Palermo’s combo is great for a night-out or an event. Jessica Alba dressed the similar combo street chic by accessorizing it with a hobo bag and fabulous sunglasses.

From the bags they carried, you can get an idea of this season’s bag trend: yes, instead of making a statement, this season, let your bag blend in and be part of your outfit.

不知道你是不是像我一样,衣橱里躺着几条精美的丝绸或刍纱的长裙,等着某个特别的日子再拿出来穿,但几年过去了,还躺在衣柜底,一次都没碰过。今天的两个造型或许能给我们灵感,多做些尝试,搭配日常穿着的单品,比如毛衣T恤帽衫运动夹克,让这些看似特别场合才穿的单品多见些阳光。

纯美的颜色、独特的细节设计和精美的面料让Olivia Palermo和 Jessica Alba所穿的这些淡雅的长裙公主般梦幻。搭配上大热的短款毛衣,平衡了它们的隆重感,深色调也使这身look更适合渐冷的天气。通过变换配饰就能让这些搭配适合不同场合:可以像Olivia Palermo一样加上精美的手拿包和水晶装饰的高跟鞋,适合约会、参加晚宴或其它正式活动;或像Jessica Alba所示范的,加上休闲风的斜挎包、太阳镜凉鞋,打造适合白天出街,轻松又抢眼的look.

提到包款,与以往抢眼的设计不同,今年秋冬服装唱主角,所以包款的选择上,要能与服装相呼应,融为一体。

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1. Topshop knitted cropped top (also love this one)
2. Chloé polka-dot layered tulle skirt (also here; similar here)
3. Primary fold over python Clutch
4. Rachel Roy Aron4 (also here & here)
5. Bobbi Brown ‘Smokey Eye’ mascara
how to wear a maxi skirt, how to wear tulle skirt, how to wear a pleated skirt, how to wear a crop top,   Olivia Palermo, Jessica Alba, fashion week, street style,  On Jessica Alba: Ralph Lauren black crop sweater, Ralph Lauren pink maxi skirt, Ralph Lauren patent leather bag, Ralph Lauren cat eye sunglasses, Ralph Lauren Bliesta Calfskin ankle strap Sandal, Ralph Lauren watch,   Featured:  1. Topshop Knitted Funnel Cropped Top, 2. Elizabeth and James Madison Sunglasses, 3. Reiss Mason Maxi MAXI SKIRT, 4. Marc Jacobs The 1984 Patent Satchel Bag, 5. Ralph LaurenBliesta Calfskin Sandal, 6. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ
1. Topshop knitted cropped top (also love this one)
2. Elizabeth and James Madison sunglasses (on Jessica Alba here)
3. Reiss maxi skirt  (great style here!)
4. Marc Jacobs The 1984 patent satchel (similar here)
5. Ralph Lauren Bliesta calfskin sandal (great alternative here)
6. Yves Saint Laurent silky sensual radiant lipstick in ‘Nude Beige’

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How To Wear Red (Part IV: Bags)

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Last time we talked about adding a splash of bright red to punch up our casual, off-duty outfits, today let’s share another four polished looks, and see how a small red bag can spice up ladylike outfits that can take us from desk to dinner, and more.

For this first look (below), I love how Jane Keltner de Valle makes the normal white button-down shirt and black skirt effortlessly chic by simply adding a clear red bag and blue strap sandal. These two bight pieces not only add pops of color, but also add a futuristic and modern vibe to the look.

This clear bag is my favorite: the PVC part is a playful reinterpretation of the classic color and shape; the top handle and shoulder strap make it very handy and versatile. Moreover, it can keep you stylish on rainy days! 

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Top: J.Crew (great buy here)
Skirt: ModCloth
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (also here; great buy here!)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (tried and true!)

Second look (below) is also from Jane Keltner de Valle. Compared to the preppy, playful look above, this one is so sleek and modern. The white dress with black details emphasizes the simplicity of the look. A pair of lace up booties adds edginess while a red clutch (adore the clean and timeless design of this one) brightening up the monochrome palette.

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-black and white with a pop of red inspired by Jane Keltner de Valle

Dress: Sportmax Code ($60 here)
Bag: Smythson (similar here & here)
Shoes: Schutz Arieli (similar here)
Sunglasses: Gucci ($14 here

Third look is from beloved Giovanna Battaglia. I especially appreciate her ability to add different elements to her ladylike looks, from Bohemian flair to British nonchalance to rock ‘n’ roll edginess.

Take the look below as example: the soft pastel pieces (light grey top, pale blue skirt and blush bow pump) are sweet and girly, but the details make the look stand out:

The bright red clutch punches up the soft palette, the chain necklace and the leather material of the skirt toughen up the sweetness while the rolled up sleeves and drape front design of the top add ease and casual vibe. Soft, light-colored leather piece is a huge trend now, this baby blue one (great alternative here) becomes my current obsession!

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Top: Mango
Skirt: Alice + Olivia (similar on sale here)
Bag: Tory Burch
Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (lusting over this pair!)
Necklace: Fallon Jewelry (great buy here)

For the last look below, compared to a yellow or blue bag (which we can find the colors on the top), this red clutch is unexpected. Not every one can rock the cutout top on her, but this equally stylish version is a great alternative (adore the small cutout at the front!). With the flattering knee-length skirt which balances bare arms, this look is great for women at any age.

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Top: Whistles Thea
Skirt: ModCloth
Bag: Tory Burch (lust worthy one she carried here)
Sunglasses: Gucci ($14 here)