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Western Spirit: Fringe Bags & Floral Shorts

 Celebrities airport and street style 2014; How to wear the western trend for summer 2014

Photos: Poppy Delevingne; Courtesy of Rex Features,  Splash News.

This is my ideal travel outfit which marries trend and function, allowing us adapt to temperature changes between takeoff and landing with ease. I love how Poppy Delevingne made the soon-to-be-everywhere western elements  (the fringes and flowers) city-centered with a leather jacket, sneaker and sweatshirt.

In Chinese: 这是我理想的旅途穿着:潮感十足又随性舒适。而且可以适应机场、目的地等不同的温度和气候。西部元素很快就会席卷大街小巷了,比如流苏花朵、木底拖鞋等。走在时尚尖端的街拍偶像已经把秋冬的元素融入了她们夏天的搭配。今天的这个造型里,波比·迪瓦伊(Poppy Delevigne)用皮夹克卫衣匡威把西部元素融入了都市休闲中。

 Celebrities airport and street style 2014; How to wear the western trend for summer 2014. Clockwise from top left:  Jacket: BLK DNM Motorcycle Jacket With Quilted Stripes (love the  quilted sleeves! similar here)  Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960 Krissy Sunglasses   Sweatshirt: Zoe Karssen See You in Grey Heather (my go-to brand for the coolest off-duty wear! on Delevingne here!)  Short: Free People Sahara Printed Short ($32 here)  Sneaker: Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers  Bag: Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag (similar here & here)  Sandal: Sam Edelman 'Gigi' Sandal

Clockwise from top left:
Jacket: BLK DNM (love the  quilted sleeves! similar here)
Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960
Sweatshirt: Zoe Karssen (my go-to brand for off-duty essentials! on Delevingne here)
Short: Free People ($32 here)
Sneaker: Converse
Bag: Gucci (similar herehere)
Sandal: Sam Edelman

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Summer Shorts: Dress Up & Down

How to wear leather shorts, how to wear printed shorts, Olivia Palermo, street style, spring/summer outfit ideas 2013, denim chambray shirt, printed jacquard shorts, floral ballet flats, burgundy red tote, white shirt, brown leather shorts, cut out sandal,   On Olivia Palermo: Msgm Red and Pink Jacquard Woven shorts, 7 For All Mankind Slim Western Denim Shirt, Pretty Ballerinas floral ballet flats, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Louis Vuitton red duffel bag.   On Olivia Palermo: Zara leather shorts, Fendi 2Jours Medium Tote Bag burgundy, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, white shirt; Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of bauergriffinonline.comzimbio.com.

We usually think of the shirt and shorts combo as a classic casual outfit choice, Olivia Palermo proved otherwise:

For the left look above, she balanced a casual chambray shirt with luxe, structured jacquard print shorts. As always, she finished off with an unexpected touch, in this case, a fun, summery floral ballet flats. This look is feminine yet fashionable, great for a casual date, a getaway, or downtown stroll.

For the right look above, she dressed up this classic combo by choosing urban chic staples: crisp white button down shirt, leather shorts and suede cut-out heel. This look is office-friendly, yet so easy to transform for night out simply by changing accessories.

As women, we always love leg slimming pieces, the loose shorts on Olivia Palermo are great examples. But this kind of shorts tends to exaggerate our hips, so take a hint from this style savvy, cinch your waist with a belt, which will make you look taller and slimmer.

How will you play with this combo? Share with me!

How to wear leather shorts, how to wear printed shorts, Olivia Palermo, street style, spring/summer outfit ideas 2013, denim chambray shirt, printed jacquard shorts, floral ballet flats, burgundy red tote, white shirt, brown leather shorts, cut out sandal,   On Olivia Palermo: Msgm Red and Pink Jacquard Woven shorts, 7 For All Mankind Slim Western Denim Shirt, Pretty Ballerinas floral ballet flats, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Louis Vuitton red duffel bag.   Alternatives: Current/Elliott The Perfect shirt,  Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch,  Mango metallic embellished skinny belt,  Sam Edelman floral ballet flat,   Saint Laurent 'Duffle 6' Leather Satchel,

1. Current/Elliott The Perfect shirt (on Olivia Palermo on sale here)
2. Westward Leaning sunglasses
3. MSGM Short (similar here & here)
4. Michael Kors slim runway watch
5. Mango embellished skinny belt
6. Sam Edelman flat color ‘Melon’
7. Saint Laurent ‘Duffle 6’ satchel (similar here) 

How to wear leather shorts, how to wear printed shorts, Olivia Palermo, street style, spring/summer outfit ideas 2013, denim chambray shirt, printed jacquard shorts, floral ballet flats, burgundy red tote, white shirt, brown leather shorts, cut out sandal,     On Olivia Palermo: Zara leather shorts, Fendi 2Jours Medium Tote Bag burgundy, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, white shirt;   Alternatives: 1. Theory Shirt - Larissa Luxe white shirt,  2. Piper Gore Scarlett Cognac Leather Shorts,  3. Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal,   4. Giorgio Armani 'Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick ,  5. stella & dotLuxor Link Bracelet - Gold,  6. J.Crew Chevron buckle leather belt,  7. Fendi2Jours Medium Tote Bag,

1. Theory Shirt (great buy here & here)
2. Piper Gore leather shorts (under $80 here!)
3. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here)
4. Giorgio Armani lipstick color ‘401’
5. Stella & Dot link bracelet
6. J.Crew leather belt
7. Fendi ‘2Jours’ tote (great alternative here & here)

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Summer Shorts: Classic Denim & Splash of Color (Part I)

how to wear denim shorts; summer outfit ideas shorts;    On Cameron Diaz:Reed Krakoff yellow bag, Stella McCartney sunglasses, Tabitha Simmons striped Espadrille Sneaker, high waisted denim shorts, white tank, beige blazer,   On Alessandra Ambrosio: Topshop Knitted Fluro Weave Jumper, Big Star 1974 Denim Remy Star Short, Mulberry bag,Ombre Coral and Rutilated Quartz Necklace, ballet flats; Photos: Cameron Diaz & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of zimbio.com.

Welcome to a new series that dedicates to an essential piece–“Summer Shorts”! From denim blue to crisp white and neon brights, from tough leather to delicate lace and dynamic stripes, this series will feature them all! Hope these hand-picked looks can inspire you to style yours and style chic during the dog days!

To start, I want to talk about the pervasive denim cutoffs. Like with any other wardrobe essentials, I look for details when hunting for my perfect pair. The leg elongating high-waisted version on Cameron Diaz and star print one on Alessandra Ambrosio are great examples: they are as versatile as basic ones but have more character.

You can simply style them with T-shirts: graphic, striped or plain white ones. But I like how today’s featured ladies did: liven up their outfits with bright colors. Blue goes well with many brights: yellow, orange, pink, red or green. You can go bold and pair your denim shorts with a bright neon Tee/jumper or learn from Cameron Diaz, add colors through accessories: a bright tote,  sneaker or colored sunglasses.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s colorful, bohemian-inspired look may be for bold players. As for Cameron Diaz’s outfit, I can see women of any age rock it stylishly.

how to wear denim shorts; summer outfit ideas shorts;    On Cameron Diaz:Reed Krakoff yellow bag, Stella McCartney sunglasses, Tabitha Simmons striped Espadrille Sneaker, high waisted denim shorts, white tank, beige blazer,   Alternatives: Miu Miu STRUCTURED LEATHER TOTE,  Joe's Jeans Easy Cutoff denim Shorts,  Gap Womens New Support Cami,  Acne LINEN BLAZER,  Stella McCartney CAT-EYE STYLE SUNGLASSES,  stella & dotDemi Layering Necklace - Gold,

Blazer: Acne (also here; similar here)
Top: Gap (more colors here!)
Shorts: Joe’s Jeans
Shoes: Tabitha Simmons (also seen on Miranda Kerr here)
Bag: Miu Miu (similar here & here)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney (also here)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (wear it long or doubled) 

how to wear denim shorts; summer outfit ideas shorts;    On Alessandra Ambrosio: Topshop Knitted Fluro Weave Jumper, Big Star 1974 Denim Remy Star Short, Mulberry bag,Ombre Coral and Rutilated Quartz Necklace, ballet flats;  Alternatives:   Sam Edelman 'Felicia' ballet Flat,  Golden Lane Small Duo Satchel,   Dolce & Gabbana Iconic Logo Sunglasses,

Top: Topshop
Shorts: Big Star (also here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Golden Lane (or this one!)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Necklace: Frasier Sterling (similar here)