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Weekend Attire

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Weekend wardrobe calls for casualness and ease, but the ways to achieve that vary depending on our activities. For a walk around cities, we may want something sleek and edgy for an effortlessly urban chic look, like leather pants, leopard scarf, or studded booties. For a getaway, comfort is key. Jacket, top and chunky scarf build up ideal layers for us to adjust to different temperatures while loose fit jeans and ballet flat making commute a lot easier.

In Chinese: 周末我们总会穿得休闲些,但根据场合和活动的不同,我们休闲搭配的侧重点也有不同,比如如果仅仅是周末在市区里的一些活动,像逛街购物或和朋友聚餐等,选择些有都市感的、线条简洁、图案典雅的单品,秋冬典型的有皮裤豹纹或铆钉装饰的包包、鞋子或围巾等。如果周末要外出度假,舒适和便于活动就更重要了,洋葱式的穿法外加围巾、帽子等有助于我们适应室内外的各种温度,宽松的裤款平底鞋也让旅行更方便舒适。

how to wear leather, how to wear boyfriend jeans, airport style, fall/winter, street style,   On Rosie Huntington Whiteley: LAURENCE DACADE beige studded Ankle boots, 	Helmut Lang Skinny Leather Pant, Givenchy Antigona satchel,  Anita Ko jewelry, Givenchy sunglasses, grey sweater, leopard scarf  Featured:  Equipment 'Sloane' Crewneck Cashmere Sweater,Helmut Lang leather pants,  Laurence DacadeSTUDDED ANKLE BOOT,  Givenchy KENYA METAL SMALL ANTIGONA DUFFEL,  GivenchySQUARE SUNGLASSES,  Lauren Ralph Lauren Wool Infinity ScarfJacket: Etoile Isabel Marant (similar here)
Top: American Vintage
Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar here)
Shoes: Zigi
Bag: Michael Kors (similar here & here)
Sunglasses: Gucci
Scarf: N.Peal Cashmere (similar here)

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Sweater: Equipment (on sale here!)
Pants: Helmut Lang (faux leather choice here)
Shoes: Laurence Dacade (similar here)
Bag: Givenchy ‘Antigona’ (great style here)
Sunglasses: Givenchy
Scarf: Lauren Ralph Lauren (great style on sale here)

 

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Modern Maxi: Simple Palette & High Impact

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As a perennial piece, maxi dress is definitely a trusty staple that we can count on for many occasions: from formal events to summer soirees to afternoon strolls. To make it feel more current and new, instead of thinking bohemian and romantic outfits, go with a modern, Gothic vibe:

Right-on-trend high contrast black and white can give any romantic print a contemporary twist, like this understated one with Art Nouveau blossoms. Classic stripes and tie dye effect print are also great options.

Also, pay attention to details: Halter neckline can perfectly highlight your collarbone and shoulders, adding just right amount of sexy allure; Shell and anchor motifs add whimsical touch and juxtaposition to classic nautical stripes; A centered knot can create rippling texture to a wild, tie dye print.

Lastly, use accessories to enhance the modern vibe: on-trend white add-ons with gold embellishment, chic fedoraoversized sunglasses, from sidewalk and boardwalk satchel, or simple, dainty and personal jewelries.

These two looks are great for women of any age, and are super easy to transform for many coming summer activities. Also, the classic and versatile color palette on these featured dresses can take you into fall/winter stylishly.

 how to wear maxi dresses; black and white trend; monochrome look;  On Jessica Alba:Sam & Lavi plaid maxi dress, Simone Camille bag,  Jennifer Meyer Personalized Nameplate gold necklace, black fedora, black sandal. Alternatives:  Emma Cook Peach Sailor Stripes and floral Silk Maxi Dress,   Tory Burch ROBINSON MOCHILA MIDDY SATCHEL printed,  MICHAEL Michael Kors t strap 'Hamilton' Sandal,  FOREVER 21 Braided black Straw Fedora,  Jennifer Meyer Personalized Nameplate - Yellow Gold 2 Sided ,  Jennifer Zeuner JewelryMini 1/2" Heart Necklace with Diamond,  Roberto Coin 'Tiny Treasures' Key Necklace,

Dress: Emma Cook (great style here; on Jessica Alba on sale here)
Bag: Tory Burch (on Jessica Alba here)
Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Hat: Forever 21
Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner heart necklaceJennifer Meyer personalized nameplate (great alternative here!)

Other great options for you to recreate Jessica Alba’s effortless chic look:

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From left:
Young Fabulous & Broke (or this version)
Bebe (the mix of stripes is so flattering!)
Necessary Clothing

how to wear maxi dresses; black and white trend; monochrome look;   On street style:halter neck dress, white sandal, black clutch Alternatives:  Wallis Black And White Stripe Maxi Dress,   DV by Dolce Vita white strap sandals,   Tory Burch Reva Oversized black Clutch ,  Marc by Marc Jacobs Polarized Oversized Sunglasses,

Dress: Wallis 
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita ($47!)
Bag: Tory Burch (also here)
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Other great options for you to recreate her laid-back sophisticated look:

how to wear maxi dresses; black and white trend; monochrome look;  Featured: Jessica Simpson Scalloped Back Print Maxi Dress,  ReissReiss Alla GECKO PRINT SILK MAXI DRESS,  PiamitaZelda printed silk maxi dress,

From left:
Jessica Simpson (adore the neckline; check out the cut-out back!)
Reiss
Piamita (60% off now!)

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Maximize the Value of Your Maxi Dress

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Maxi dress is undoubtedly a wardrobe staple. Among so many choices, I especially adore the simplicity and versatility of a sleek black maxi dress. Last summer I shared three ways to style them. This summer, as a trend of this season, the color black takes the center stage. No better time to score your own black maxi dress and make the best use of it all the way through fall!

As you can see from the four looks of Miranda Kerr (above), with the simple silhouette and never-go-out-of style color, a black maxi dress can take us anywhere: Team it with ankle booties, studded tote and oversized sunglasses, you get an effortlessly chic “models off-duty” inspired look; Wear it with glamorous heels and fine jewelry, you are party-ready; Top it off with a denim jacket, printed crossbody bag and flip-flops, you are laid-back yet stylish; Pair it with a light weight scarf, leather jacket and easy walk shoes, you get a comfy yet polished travel outfit, the list goes on…

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Dress: LnA (56% off here; similar here)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (great style here)
Bag: ModCloth
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Jacket: All Saints (similar here)
Dress: ModCloth (great find at $50! similar here)
Shoes: Gucci (similar here)
Bag: Saint laurent (similar on sale here)

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Jacket: KUT from the Kloth (great style here)
Dress: Splendid (or this version)
Shoes: Tory Burch (also here)
Bag: Fossil
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (also adore this pair!)

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Jacket: Topshop
Dress: Splendid (or this version)
Shoes: Rag & Bone (great style here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (also available here; lust worthy one here)
Scarf: Chan Luu

The best part of a black maxi dress is that you can transform it simply by changing accessories. Want an urban bohemian look? Wear a printed scarf as a belt, finish it off with gladiator sandals. Need a rock ‘n roll touch? Add a studded tote and killer booties

Of course you always have the option of wearing it as a skirt by adding a graphic tee, a chambray shirt or a military vest, as you can see from the looks below.

How will you style your black maxi?

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Dress: Tbags Los Angeles (40% off now!)
Other pieces showed in these three outfits are available here
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