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Stripe on Stripe

How to wear stripes with stripes; How to wear crop tops; How to wear sheer tops; Heidi Klum, Beyoncé Knowles;  On Beyonce: Topshop stripe crop top,Topshop Stripe Tube Skirt,KURT GEIGERDASH RUCKSACk black leather backpack,KAREN WALKER 'Blue Moon' retro round sunglasses,bright orannge red pumps, black hat;  On Heidi Klum:Nili Lotan Silk Stripe sheer blouse,Robert Rodriguez stripe skirt ,Christian Louboutin black pump, blue Turquoise shark tooth necklace,hoop earrings.  the stripes should vary. For example, Heidi’s skirt has a wide stripe, while her blouse has a thinner stripe, breaking the two pieces up and creating balance.Photos: Heidi Klum & Beyoncé Knowles; Courtesy of pacificcoastnews.comsplashnews.com.

Love something? Double it! Print on print, denim on denim, and now, stripe on stripe! Like varying the shades of two denim pieces we talked here, the key of mixing stripes is varying the sizes: different widths and directions of the stripes create balance while adding depth and modern vibe to the monochrome ensemble.

To take it to the next level, stars and trendsetters look for details. Today’s featured ladies captured the skin-revealing trend by choosing sheer blouse or cropped top. To rock this trend gracefully, remember two words: balance and peek-a-boo. Long sleeves and modest underwear balance the see-through sheer fabric; Midi length skirt or high-waist pants elevate a crop top.

Choose accessories that are anything but sexy ones, be it classic black pump, whimsical sunglassestomboy backpack, or menswear fedora. Make the juxtaposition unexpected and attractive, in a good and graceful way.

How to wear stripes with stripes; How to wear crop tops; How to wear sheer tops; Heidi Klum, Beyoncé Knowles; On Heidi Klum:Nili Lotan Silk Stripe sheer blouse,Robert Rodriguez stripe skirt ,Christian Louboutin black pump, blue Turquoise shark tooth necklace,hoop earrings. Alternatives:   Charles by Charles David Charles David 'Sway' black pointy toe leathe Pump,  Michael Kors 'Status Link' Long Pendant Necklace ,  Deborah Lippmann Nail Color,

Top: Nili Lotan (on sale now! great style here)
Skirt: Robert Rodriguez ($14 here & here)
Shoes: Charles by Charles David (on Heidi Klum here)
Necklace: Michael Kors ($12 here)
Nail: Deborah Lippmann ‘Lady Is A Tramp’ 

How to wear stripes with stripes; How to wear crop tops; How to wear sheer tops; Heidi Klum, Beyoncé Knowles; On Beyonce: Topshop stripe crop top,Topshop Stripe Tube Skirt,KURT GEIGERDASH RUCKSACk black leather backpack,KAREN WALKER 'Blue Moon' retro round sunglasses,bright orannge red pumps, black hat; Alternatives:   kate spade new york 'licorice too' pump,  ASOS Roll Brim Felt Boater Hat,

Top: Topshop (similar here)
Skirt: Topshop (also here)
Shoes: Kate Spade New York (on sale! also here)
Bag: Kurt Geiger (great style here & here)
Hat: Asos (or this one)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here)

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Helen’s Weekly Bargain Finds — 6/14/13

Featured:  Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bag,  SheInside Apricot Short Sleeve Hollow Crochet Lace Top,  Vans Footwear Sneaker in Leopard & Black,  bebe Tiered Wing Earring,  ASOS Metal Top Keyhole Round Sunglasses,  Pieces Greta Floral Cap,  chicnova Boat Neckline Denim Dress with Oversize Pockets Details,

Clockwise from top left:
Lulu crossbody bag (similar here)
SheInside crochet lace top
Vans Footwear leopard sneaker
Bebe tiered wing earring
ASOS metal top round sunglasses
Pieces floral cap
Chicnova denim dress

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Color Dare: Bright From Head to Toe

 how to Wear Head-To-Toe Color; how to wear bright colored suits; how to wear a cropped top;  On Olivia Palermo: Diane von Furstenberg Feriha Colorblock Jacket,Louis Vuitton red bag, MSGM pink coral peplum top and pants, Tibi ankle strap colorblock Amber Heel,leopard belt, gold bracelet; On Candice Lake: bright blue suit, blue bustier, white lace up peep toe heel, gold finger ring set, red retro round sunglasses,

Photos: Olivia Palermo & Candice Lake; Courtesy of gettyimages.comglamazonsblog.com.

If you want to make a statement, go with saturated colors no matter the trend. Luckily, they are right on trend this season! Don’t be scared of the hues, all you need is some tips and the confidence to wear them. Once you start, you will be surprised how fun and easy they are to play with!

A bright-colored suit is a great start to experiment with this head-to-toe color trend. The classic and modern silhouette of the suit balance the loudness of its color, besides you can mix and match each separate with all the neutrals in your wardrobe.

After you picked the suit, choose pieces that are either neutral or in the same color family to complete the look, like the jacket on Olivia Palermo (60% off now!) and the blue cutout bustier on Candice Lake above.

For accessories, you can either choose neutral ones but with interesting details, like this gorgeous white cut-out sandals; or play colorblocking by teaming cobalt blue heels with a coral suit; or mix textures and prints by pairing a leopard belt with a jacquard top as Olivia Palermo did.

Last but not least, fabric is the key when wearing bright pieces. Since colored pieces naturally draws attention, you don’t want them to stick to your body, with that said, select fabrics that drape instead of cling, like breezy silk, lightweight wool, high-density cotton or structured jacquard.

 how to Wear Head-To-Toe Color; how to wear bright colored suits; how to wear a cropped top;  On Olivia Palermo: Diane von Furstenberg Feriha Colorblock Jacket,Louis Vuitton red bag, MSGM pink coral peplum top and pants, Tibi ankle strap colorblock Amber Heel,leopard belt, gold bracelet; Other alternatives:  Clare Vivier Escale Bag,  BARNEYS NEW YORK Skinny leopard belt,  Timex® 'Easy Reader' brown Leather Strap Watch,  Karen Walker the number one leopard sunglasses,

Jacket: Diane von Furstenberg (60% off now! also on sale here & here)
Top: MSGM ($30 here & here)
Pants: MSGM (great alternative here & here)
Bag: Clare Vivier (featured here)
Shoes: Tibi (on sale here & here; similar here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here & here)
Watch: Timex
Belt: Barneys New York (similar here)

 how to Wear Head-To-Toe Color; how to wear bright colored suits; how to wear a cropped top;  On Candice Lake: bright blue suit, blue bustier, white lace up peep toe heel, gold finger ring set, red retro round sunglasses Featured:    MICHAEL Michael Kors Linen Shirred Boyfriend blue Jacket,  TOPSHOP Bralet blue Crop Top,  J.Crew Café capri straight leg blue cropped pants in herringbone linen,  Oscar de la Renta Gladia cutout leather sandals,  Maison Martin Margiela 4 Finger Rings gold ,  ASOS red Round Sunglasses With Metal Bridge Detail,

Jacket: MICHAEL Michael Kors (great buy here & here)
Top: Topshop (great style here)
Pants: J.Crew ($20 here!)
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta (among designer sales! also love this pair!)
Rings: Maison Martin Margiela (featured here; $14 here)
Sunglasses: Asos