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Timeless Striped Dresses

How to wear a striped dress, Jamie Chung,Emmy Rossum, red carpet look, street style,spring/summer, black and white, ankle strap pump, Pour La Victoire strappy sandal,Longchamp red bag,    On Jamie Chung:Alice + olivia Cookie Flare Dress, blue Monika Chiang heels, bracelet, On Emmy Rossum: By Malene Birger Lullian black and white striped sleeveless dress, terra cotta Longchamp bag,   Veronica buckled zigzag sandals by Pour La Victoire, black watchPhotos: Jamie Chung & Emmy Rossum; Courtesy of instyle.comzimbio.com.

Close followers know my love of stripes: There are countless outfit inspirations about stripes in my posts, and I personally collect striped pieces in various colors, scales, materials, cuts and shapes.

Although been popularized by Coco Chanel, stripes have a resort-related, laid-back vibe naturally. To polish them up, choose black/white or navy/white version in structured blazer or lady like dress silhouette, like the sophisticated A-line and sleek sheath versions on today’s featured stars above.

When it comes to styling: bright colors are their best friends. A splash of saturated primary color like sunny yellow, classic red or cobalt blue really makes the stripes pop.

Another fun way to play with it is mixing prints: teaming stripes with polka dots, animal prints or floral patterns. The key is keeping them in a similar scale or stick to the same color palette.

In Chinese: 不少常联系的读者朋友都知道我喜欢条纹,不仅我的博文里收录了很多和条纹有关的搭配,而且我的衣橱里挂满了各种颜色、质地、面料和剪裁的条纹单品。

看到条纹,大家往往会联想到运动,度假等休闲娱乐活动。要想把它穿得正式优雅,选择黑白深蓝与白的经典搭配,修身的条纹小西服或典雅的条纹裙装也能让这个活泼的图案添几分正式感。

在搭配上,高饱和色是黑白条纹最好的朋友,如宝蓝明黄亮红等。今年流行的荧光色也能让条纹变得更抢眼活泼。此外,还可以把条纹和其它的经典图案混搭起来,比如波普圆点、动物纹或花朵图案。混搭的一个小贴士:保持图案的大小相对一致,或在同一个色系里。

How to wear a striped dress, Jamie Chung,Emmy Rossum, red carpet look, street style,spring/summer, black and white, ankle strap pump, Pour La Victoire strappy sandal,Longchamp red bag,  On Jamie Chung:Alice + olivia Cookie Flare Dress, blue Monika Chiang heels, bracelet,  Featured: Alice + Olivia Cookie Sleeveless Pleated Flair Skirt Dress in White/Black,  Christopher Kane blue Suede ankle strap pumps,  Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick,  Devora Libin Jewels Stella Spike Pave Bead Bracelet

Dress: Alice + Olivia (on sale; similar here & here!)
Shoes: Christopher Kane (great buy here & here)
Jewelry: Devora Libin Jewels
Lip: Clinique long last soft shine in ‘Runway Coral’

How to wear a striped dress, Jamie Chung,Emmy Rossum, red carpet look, street style,spring/summer, black and white, ankle strap pump, Pour La Victoire strappy sandal,Longchamp red bag,  On Emmy Rossum: By Malene Birger Lullian black and white striped sleeveless dress, terra cotta Longchamp bag,   Veronica buckled zigzag sandals by Pour La Victoire, black watch  Featured: BY MALENE BIRGER 'Lullian' striped dress,  Salvatore Ferragamo 'Bice' Leather Tote,  Pour La Victoire Veronica buckled zigzag sandals

 Dress: By Malene Birger (on sale here; similar here & here)
Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Bice’ (on Emmy Rossum here; great style here)
Shoes: Pour La Victoire (on sale! see it on Olivia Palermo here)

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Outfit-Maker: Statement Skirts

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   On Blake Lively: Burberry dress from the Burberry Prorsum resort 2014 collection, Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 nude kid pump, Lorraine Schwartz ring;  On Jamie Chung:gray tee, Finders Keepers printed asymmetrical Skirt, yellow necklace, neon-yellow cross-body bag, black strappy heels;Photos: Blake Lively & Jamie Chung; Courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.com, instyle.com

An outfit that mixes something opulent and exquisite with pieces that are austere, plain or casual is what I always love and get inspired by. Today’s featured outfits of Blake Lively & Jamie Chung above perfectly interpreted that:

Highlight a bold, embellished eye-catching skirt with neutral, understated pieces and minimal accessories, resulting a pulled-together yet effortless chic outfit. After all, we are in this era with blurred borders. (I knew it was a dress on Blake Lively, but you got my point)

An outfit that exudes a bit of everything–modern, sharp, sensual, laid-back, sometimes a little sporty–is not only attractive but also practical too:  A tailored blazer and structured satchel can make this combo office-friendly; A flat or sneaker with a bomber jacket and baseball cap can transform it into day-time chic look, and the list goes on…

In Chinese: 混搭衣橱里已有的单品,尤其是那些乍看起来不属于一个“世界”的,是我平时最喜欢看到的搭配,也是给我灵感最多的。这样的组合不仅令人耳目一新,而且能最大限度地增加每件单品的使用频率。

在参加派对或其它重要的社交场合时,一条有装饰感和设计感的裙子必不可少,搭配同样华丽的上装往往显得太过正式、繁复,而且缺乏新意,选择一件简约的白衬衫或者T恤反而清新自然,脱颖而出。

这么美的裙子当然不能只留在“重要场合”穿,其实搭配上利落的西装外套和公文包,就能给无聊的上班着装增加些风情,换上帆布鞋和今季大热的棒球帽,就能轻松自信地应对周末的各种休闲场合了。

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   On Blake Lively: Burberry dress from the Burberry Prorsum resort 2014 collection, Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 nude kid pump, Lorraine Schwartz ring;  From left:  Lafayette 148 New York Lillith Raffia-Embellished Linen Skirt,  Elie Tahari Sequin Vera Skirt,  ASOS Pencil Skirt in Pearlescent Sequins,

From left:
Lafayette 148 New York embellished skirt
Elie Tahari sequin Vera skirt (on sale)
ASOS sequin pencil skirt

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   On Jamie Chung:gray tee, Finders Keepers printed asymmetrical Skirt, DANNIJO Mallory yellow Necklace, neon-yellow cross-body bag, black strappy heels;  From left:  Shona Joy We Surrender Pencil Skirt  findersKEEPERS You Sent Me Skirt  Peter Pilotto Arrow marble-print pencil skirt

From left:
Shona Joy We Surrender pencil skirt (60% off)
findersKEEPERS You Sent Me skirt
Peter Pilotto arrow marble-print pencil skirt

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   Recreate Blake Lively's outfit:   Johana Hernandez Fashion Star sequin embellished Skirt,  J.Crew Silk keyhole top,  Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 patent-leather pumps,   Banana Republic Genuine freshwater pearl earring

Top: J.Crew
Skirt: Johana Hernandez (on sale)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (great alternative here & here)
Earrings: Banana Republic

how to wear a sequin skirt; how to wear a asymmetrical skirt; how to wear printed skirt; Blake Lively, Jamie Chung, red carpet look, party outfit, embellished skirt,Christian Louboutin Pigalle, printed skirt, strappy sandal, grey shirt,   Recreate Jamie Chung's outfit:   T by Alexander Wang Classic Muscle Tee,  CEDRIC CHARLIER Asymmetrical print skirt,  kate spade new york yellow statement necklace,   Steve Madden Realove ankle strap heel sandal

Top: T by Alexander Wang(similar here)
Skirt: Cedric Charlier (on sale)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Kate Spade New York (the one on Jamie Chung here)

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Denim Jacket: Chilly Summer Days Style Rescue (Part IV)

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a floral dress; how to wear studded ankle boots; street style; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Jessica Alba:blue denim jacket, Heartloom floral printed dress,Isabel Marant boots, Simone Camille bag, white top brow cat eye sunglasses;  On Miranda Kerr: G-Star denim jacket,printed sundress,  Isabel Marant boots, Bulgari watch, Chanel oversized sunglasses, Balmain grey bag;Photos: Jessica Alba & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of  vogue.compacificcoastnews.com.

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a white lace dress or peplum top; how to wear leather pants; street style; red carpet look; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Emmy Rossum: blue dark wash denim jacket, Sam & Lavi Bernadette Duchess white cream Lace Dress,  Coach Legacy Leather Mini crossbody bag, Vans printed sneakers, yellow scarf;   On January Jones: Textile by Elizabeth and James denim jacket, Zara white lace crochet peplum top, Helmut Lang Stretch-Leather Leggings, Christian Louboutin peep toe leather booties, Marni bag, IDC earrings,Photos: Emmy Rossum & January Jones; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukjustjared.com.

As you can see from the four looks above, today our featured item is the classic denim jacket, in particular the cropped, medium to dark wash version. This shade goes with everything and is great for year-round wear. The cropped length is versatile and leg-elongating!

During spring/summer, I especially love paring it with soft, delicate feminine pieces, like floral or lace sundresses on the ladies above. With comfortable walking booties or sneakers, the finishing outfit can take you from street to beach. With sexy stilettos and scarlet lips, January Jones even worn it to the red carpet!

This summer, wherever you go, pack your favorite denim jacket with you!

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a floral dress; how to wear studded ankle boots; street style; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Jessica Alba:blue denim jacket, Heartloom floral printed dress,Isabel Marant boots, Simone Camille bag, white top brow cat eye sunglasses; Alternatives: ModCloth Aerial Image floral print Dress,   Givenchy MEDIUM PANDORA FLOWER PRINT LEATHER BAG,  ASOSMetal Highbrow Cat Eye Sunglasses,

Jacket: J Brand (great alternative here & here)
Dress: ModCloth (or this one)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
Bag: Givenchy (on Jessica Alba here)
Sunglasses: ASOS (designer choice here)

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a floral dress; how to wear studded ankle boots; street style; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas; On Miranda Kerr: G-Star denim jacket,printed sundress,  Isabel Marant boots, Bulgari watch, Chanel oversized sunglasses, Balmain grey bag; Alternatives: J Brand universe Denim Jacket,  ModCloth floral printed dress,  Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot,  Saint Laurent Duffle 6 - Medium' Leather Satchel,  Urban Outfitter SUO Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses,  Timex Easy Reader' Leather Strap Watch ,

Jacket: J Brand (great alternative here; on Miranda Kerr here)
Dress: ModCloth (or this one)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
Bag: Saint Laurent (on Miranda Kerr here; great alternative here)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitter ($16! designer choice here)
Watch: Timex

chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a white lace dress or peplum top; how to wear leather pants; street style; red carpet look; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On Emmy Rossum: blue dark wash denim jacket, Sam & Lavi Bernadette Duchess white cream Lace Dress,  Coach Legacy Leather Mini crossbody bag, Vans printed sneakers, yellow scarf;  Alternatives: Madewell the jean jacket in storm cloud wash,  Topshop 60s Lace Panel Shift Dress,  Coach 'Legacy Tanner - Mini' Tote,  Gap Printed Lace Up Espadrilles,  Nordstrom Cashmere Blend Eyelash yellow scarf Wrap,

Jacket: Madewell (on sale here)
Dress: Topshop (on Emmy Rossum on sale here!)
Shoes: Gap (on Emmy Rossum here; great buy here)
Bag: Coach (featured here; lusting over this one!)
Scarf: Nordstrom (linen blend here)

 chic denim jacket outfits; how to style a white lace dress or peplum top; how to wear leather pants; street style; red carpet look; What To Wear To A Music Festival; Travel Outfits ideas;  On January Jones: Textile by Elizabeth and James denim jacket, Zara white lace crochet peplum top, Helmut Lang Stretch-Leather Leggings, Christian Louboutin peep toe leather booties, Marni bag, IDC earrings,  Alternatives: Madewell the jean jacket in storm cloud wash,  ModCloth Modern Day Maker lace peplum white Top,   Citizens of Humanity coated leather jeans,  Gianvito Rossi peep toe Bootie in Black,  Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ - Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15

Jacket: Madewell (on sale here)
Top: ModCloth
Pants: Citizens of Humanity (on January Jones here; see Miranda Kerr worn it here)
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here)
Lip: YSL ‘#17 Red Muse’