Jul 302013
 

how to wear black and white; how to wear prints, how to wear sequins; how to wear animal prints; Olivia Palermo; party outfit, street style, spring/summer, geo print dress, leopard flats, snakeskin flats,sequin blazer,zebra skirt, red bag, Givenchy Antigona,  On Olivia Palermo: Westward Leaning Lousiana Purchase   Sunglasses, Free People black and white shift dress, Louis   Vuitton duffel red bag, Express Mesh Baseball Jacket,   Pretty Ballerinas Rosario Leopard Print ballet flats,   ethnic bold statement necklace;  On Olivia Palermo: Diane von Furstenberg black sequin jacket,  Stuart Weitzman snake print ballet flat, Zara sebra skirt, Givenchy Antigona bag; Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of instyle.co.uk, instyle.com.

Black/white is a huge trend this season and will stay strong this fall/winter. This classic color combo actually never goes out of style, I think one reason is that it creates the perfect canvas for fashion lovers to play around by adding colors, patterns & prints, by changing textures, medias and shapes.

Our featured star Olivia Palermo showed us exactly how through these two outfits above: instead of using pure black and white pieces, she chose geometric or animal print ones. Even for basic black outerwear, she pays attention to details by choosing a baseball version with mesh sleeves and a draped front design made of sequins.

When it comes to accessories, she is definitely at the top of the game! Here, she added ethnic necklace, animal print shoes and bright bag to spice up the monochrome palette, making it fun and exotic.

Which outfit do you like? How will you style your black and white?

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1. Theory graphic jacquard dress (similar here & here)
2. Holst + Lee necklace
3. Westward Leaning sunglasses
4. Express mesh baseball jacket
5. Saint Laurent satchel (last seen here; similar here)
6. Pretty Ballerinas shoe (great alternative here in ‘New nude leopard’)

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1. 2nd Day blazer (similar 69% off here)
2. Chanel nail color ‘Dragon’
3. Guess studded belt 
4. DKNY zebra-print skirt (70% off now; similar here)
4. Stuart Weitzman shoe (on sale! similar here in ‘Black/white snake’)
5. Joie Marlo blouse (similar here)
6. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ satchel (last seen here)

Apr 242013
 

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Photos: Emma Stone & Karolina Kurkova; Courtesy of starstyle.com, vogue.co.uk

Leather jacket is undoubtedly a wardrobe staple. We shared how to style it at different ages (here). Today let’s take a hint from chic stylish celebrities and trendsetters, learn how to style it with new trends.

I will break this series into three parts: how to wear leather jackets with feminine pieces, with bold statement pieces and casual/everyday pieces. As you can see from above, this entry is our first part and also my favorite: teaming tough leather jacket with girly dresses.

When feminine meets masculine, the juxtaposition is always fresh and attractive. Compared to cheerful color prints, black and white patterns give girly dresses a mysterious, edgy touch. Another thing we can learn from these two looks is how important accessories are: although the two ladies are using a similar “formula”– leather jacket paired with print dress–Emma Stone chose nude ballet flats and lavender scarf to soften toughness, while Karolina Kurkova used satchel and ankle booties to highlight the edgy, care-free vibe.

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Jacket: AllSaints (the collarless design allows more room for necklaces and scarves; great alternative here)
Dress: Dorothy Perkins (the designer version on Emma Stone here, similar here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Scarf: Chan Luu

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Jacket: Whistles (classic motorcycle vibe; similar here)
Dress: ModCloth (also adore this bird print!)
Bag: Asos (featured here)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (similar on sale here)
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James