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Office Chic: White Pants

Chic work outfit ideas; celebrity street style; spring/summer 2014 outfit ideas; white pants style

Photos: LeAnn Rimes & Jessica Alba; Courtesy of Wire Image, GC Images.

Last time I shared a great office outfit idea. Today, I have two more to help you beat the Monday blues, both incorporated a work wardrobe staple for warm weather: the white pants. LeAnn Rimes went for a sleek, slim version to offset her printed wrap blouse, while Jessica Alba opted for a dramatic, on-trend version and tamed it with a well-fitted pinstripe shirt. The sophisticated neutral palettes are office-friendly too.

In Chinese: 上次我分享了一个自己非常喜欢的上班族造型,今天又看到两个很优雅又有范的搭配,希望能帮助你舒缓即将面对另个繁忙工作周的压力。这两个明星都选了一件春夏上班族必不可少的单品——白色长裤。黎安·莱姆斯(Margaret LeAnn Rimes)选择了简约的修身西裤来衬托作为造型重点的印花衬衫;杰西卡·阿尔芭(Jessica Alba)则把白色的阔腿裤作为造型的中心,用低调的衬衫来平衡阔腿裤的强大气场。这两个造型里看到的黑白灰等优雅的中性色也是办公场合的绝佳选择。

Chic work outfit ideas; celebrity street style; spring/summer 2014 outfit ideas; white pants style;   Clockwise from top left:   L'Agence Long-Sleeve Shawl Collar Blouse (great alternative here & here)  Kate Spade New York 'idiom - heart of gold' bangle  Tory Burch 'Callie' Seamed Crop Pants (love the small slits in the hems!)  Calvin Klein Allena

Clockwise from top left:
L’Agence shawl collar blouse (great alternative here & here)
Kate Spade New York gold bangle
Tory Burch ‘Callie’ pants (love the small slits in the hems!)
Calvin Klein Allena sandal

Chic work outfit ideas; celebrity street style; spring/summer 2014 outfit ideas; white pants style;   Clockwise from top left:   Clockwise from top left:   Theory 'Perfect' Pinstripe Shirt  MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton studded leather and printed calf hair tote (another great buy here! on Jessica Alba here)  Alice + Olivia Eric pants (similar on sale here)  BP. 'Springs Wedge' Sandal (on Jessica Alba here)

Clockwise from top left:
Theory ‘Perfect’ shirt
MICHAEL Michael Kors tote (another great buy here! on Jessica Alba here)
Alice + Olivia Eric pants (similar under $80 here)
BP. wedge sandal (on Jessica Alba here)

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Party Outfits: Nerdy Glasses & Dress Pants

holiday party outfit ideas 2013, pastel trend fall 2013, How to Wear Menswear, how to wear a turtleneck sweater, Jenna Lyons, party outfits, fall/winter,   On Jenna Lyons: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION brown and navy colorblock WOOL PEACOAT, jcrew silk boy shirt, J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT, ankle strap pump, oversize glasses, red lip,  On Jenna Lyons: brown tweed menswear coat with black collar, green cashmere turtleneck sweater, pink pants, yellow pump, mint clutch, Photos: Jenna Lyons; Courtesy of graziadaily.co.ukvogue.com.

Can’t find the perfect party dress? How about wearing pants instead! I’m a self-proclaimed Jenna Lyons style fanista. These two looks of her made me want to try pants for the coming holiday parties. The way she mixes lux satin, silk or fur with laid-back denim, jersey or cotton, and the way she combines colors are always so unexpected and inspiring.

Besides her chic, borrowed-from-the-boys style, another signature of her is definitely the nerd eyeglasses, which are the epitome of her well-balanced style. My favorite place to get eyeglasses is Warby Parker. The options they have are affordable and greatly crafted. Moreover, for every pair sold, they will distribute a pair to someone in need. So I know I shop for a good cause.

I’m currently obsessed with their new collection collaborated with beloved fashion stylist Leith Clark. You can find smart-looking frames in enchanting cobalt, crystal clear, retro round, flirty cat-eye…and more. Wow, eyeglasses can be so chic and fashionable!

In Chinese: 面对年末纷繁的派对,穿什么总是难题,如果找不到合适的小礼裙,有没有想过裤装也会是不错的选择?J.Crew的创意总监Jenna Lyons是我的时尚偶像,她混搭和配色的功力总是让我惊讶,也给了我很多日常着装的启发和灵感。

除了她那独特的带有男孩风的优雅装扮外,她那副大的黑框眼镜也歪打正着,现在成了她独特的时尚标志之一。这几年平光镜的潮流也让不近视的我加入了“眼镜大军”。在美国我个人最喜欢买眼镜的地方是一个叫Warby Parker的网站,那里的眼镜不但价格很公道,做工也极好。而且每卖出去一副眼镜,他们会捐献一副给需要的人。对我这种购物狂来说,多少减轻了血拼的愧疚感:)现在他们和好莱坞的造型师Leith Clark合作推出了一个新的系列,把眼镜做得更时尚了,有抢眼的宝蓝色、未来感的透明色、流行的猫眼以及复古的圆形镜框等各种各样的选择。

holiday party outfit ideas 2013, pastel trend fall 2013, How to Wear Menswear, how to wear a turtleneck sweater, Jenna Lyons, party outfits, fall/winter,   On Jenna Lyons: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION brown and navy colorblock WOOL PEACOAT, jcrew silk boy shirt, J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT, ankle strap pump, oversize glasses, red lip,  On Jenna Lyons: brown tweed menswear coat with black collar, green cashmere turtleneck sweater, pink pants, yellow pump, mint clutch,   Featured: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION PEACOAT IN ITALIAN WOOL,  J.Crew COLLECTION BOY SHIRT IN NAVY TIE SILK ,  J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT,  J.Crew COLLECTION FALSETTO SILK PRINTED PUMPS,  Michael Michael KorsMICHAEL MICHAEL KORS CROSSBODY,  WARBY PARKER DOWNING eyeglasses ,  Nars NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in 'Dragon Girl'

Coat: J.Crew (great alternative here & here)
Shirt: J.Crew (similar here)
Pants: J.Crew
Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Shoes: J.Crew (lusting over this pair!)
Eyeglasses: Warby Parker ‘Downing’ (my favorite place to get eyeglasses! stylish & affordable)
Lip: Nars in ‘Dragon Girl’

holiday party outfit ideas 2013, pastel trend fall 2013, How to Wear Menswear, how to wear a turtleneck sweater, Jenna Lyons, party outfits, fall/winter,   On Jenna Lyons: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION brown and navy colorblock WOOL PEACOAT, jcrew silk boy shirt, J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT, ankle strap pump, oversize glasses, red lip,  On Jenna Lyons: brown tweed menswear coat with black collar, green cashmere turtleneck sweater, pink pants, yellow pump, mint clutch,  Featured:   J.Crew CAPTAIN COAT IN JEWELED HOUNDSTOOTH,  J.CrewCOLLECTION CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER,  BY MALENE BIRGER Louane satin-trimmed stretch-jersey tapered pants,  Jimmy Choo NEON ELAPHE PUMP,  J.CrewCOLORBLOCK LEATHER POUCH,  WARBY PARKER DOWNING eyeglasses,  NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in 'Madere',

Coat: J.Crew (also love with this pink one!)
Sweater: J.Crew (similar here)
Pants: By Malene Birger (similar here & here)
Shoes:Jimmy Choo (great buy here & here)
Clutch: J.Crew
Eyeglasses: Warby Parker ‘Downing’ (my favorite place to get eyeglasses! stylish & affordable)
Lip: Nars in ‘Madere’

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Glamour in White: Event & Date Outfit Ideas

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer  On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt,Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukstylebistro.com.

Social season requires multi-functional, season-appropriate yet style conscious pieces. With that in mind, today I picked two glamorous looks from Olivia Palermo, see how she pulled together elegant, fashionable looks that are great for many social events, from formal black tie to a baby shower or date night, by using pieces that can be easily restyled in many different ways.

Like how Raf Simons infused modern poetry to Dior’s bravura signatures, Olivia Palermo chose sleek white blazer to go with her opulent, luxurious organza skirt for the house’s couture show. Front row styles are my favorite to observe, I greatly appreciate outfits like this which capture the spirit of the brand, yet so wearable.

This look is great for formal events, gallery opening, museum exhibits, weddings or fancy dinner. The white blazer, black pumps, embellished belt and cuffs can polish up many casual outfits as well.

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  alternatives: 1. Topshop Textured Blazer, 2. Kate Spade New York susannah blue dress,  3. BCBG Natural Stone Mosaic Cuff,  4. ONE by Boundary Vegan Leather Skirt ,  5. Alice + Olivia Dina Suede black Pumps,  6. Also BERNELL women White Synthetic envelope clutch,

1. Topshop textured blazer (great style here & here)
2. Kate Spade New York susannah dress (also here)
3. BCBG natural stone cuff
4. ONE by Boundary vegan leather skirt (on sale)
5. Alice + Olivia suede pumps
6. Aldo white clutch

The second look below blended different styles harmoniously together: the edgy animal print shirt, girly flared skirt, cool aviator sunglasses and cut-out booties. This drop-waist skirt on her is a new trend this season. Since the flare starts at our hips, the best way to style them is with tops tucked in to highlight our waistline. An embellished belt helps to cinch the waist. Style savvy Olivia also used nude heels to elongate her slim legs.

Again, each piece in this outfit can be easily restyled: Wear the printed blouse with white skinny jeans or black cropped pants; Team the flared skirt with a peplum top or bomber jacket. The usage of the accessories (nude cut out sandals, blue bag and embellished belt) is endless.

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt, Alternatives:  1. Dior 'Havane' Metal Aviator Sunglasses,  2. Aquazzura nude cut out suede sandal,  3. Joie Blouse - Gudelia Leopard Print ,  4. Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Skirt ,  5. David Yurman Blue Topaz, Diamond & Sterling Silver Ring ,  6. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 'Coromandel',  7. Rebecca Minkoff Shoulder Bag - Diamond Quilt Mini Affair ,

1. Dior aviator sunglasses
2. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here)
3. Joie Blouse (similar here)
4. Aryn K drop-waist skirt (it’s the one on Olivia, on sale; also here)
5. David Yurman diamond & sterling silver ring (also here)
6. Chanel ‘Coromandel’ nail colour 
7. Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag (also here)