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Gingham Chic: Trendy Accessories & Classic Staples

How to wear gingham; Sarah Jessica Parker; Olivia Palermo; Street style;  On Sarah Jessica Parker: Splendid Gingham Button Down Blouse, MiH skinny jeans, jimmy Choo rebel crossbody bag, Jean-Michel Cazabat "Elba" white cut out pump, Ray ban Shield sunglasses; On Olivia Palermo:  Banana Republic Mad Men Collection Hampton-Fit Gingham Crop pants, Juicy Couture black shirt, menswear black oxford.Photos: Sarah Jessica Parker & Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of pacificcoastnews.comfashionbombdaily.com.

My fondness for anything gingham was literally revived when I spotted this photo from Vogue. Since Gustav III first created gingham as a style for interiors back to 18th century, this simple, minimalist print that combined Rococo with Neo-Classicism never goes out of style. Today, I featured two of my current favorite looks incorporated gingham, hope they inspire you to update yours.

Unlike the born-with-it modern vibe of stripes, gingham naturally has a retro, country flair. To make it fresh, style it with your favorite basic staples, be it skinny jeans, leather leggings, black cashmere sweater or sharp blazer, then spice up the whole look with trendy accessories, like the white cut-out pump and lace-up Oxford on today’s featured stars, both very of-the-moment.

These two looks are easy to adopt and very versatile: add a well-tailored jacket to SJP’s outfit, or change Olivia Palermo’s Oxford to a classic black pump, then add a structured tote, you can easily transform these two casual chic looks to polished, office-ready outfits.

How to wear gingham; Sarah Jessica Parker; Olivia Palermo; Street style;  On Sarah Jessica Parker: Splendid Gingham Button Down Blouse, MiH skinny jeans, jimmy Choo rebel crossbody bag, Jean-Michel Cazabat "Elba" white cut out pump, Ray ban Shield sunglasses; Alternatives: J Brand '811' Skinny Stretch Jeans,  Shoedazzle white cut out pumps,  Asos Across Body Bag With Clean Lock,  Shield sunglasses VERSACEVERSACE VE2101,  Deborah Lippmann Nail Color 'Fade To Black',

Top: Splendid (available here & here; $24 here)
Jeans: J Brand (on sale here!)
Shoes: Shoe Dazzle (great style here)
Bag: Asos (great style here; on SJP on sale here!)
Sunglasses: Versace (or this pair)
Nail: Deborah Lippmann ‘Fade To Black’

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-Olivia Palermo  Banana Republic Gingham Crop pants, black sweater,oxford.

Top: Kain (70% off! great alternative here & here)
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)
Shoes: Asos (great style here)
Sunglasses: Topshop
Nail: Deborah Lippmann ‘Supermodel’

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Transform Your Winter Black Into Spring Statement

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Photos (from left): Beyoncé, Olivia Palermo and Sarah Jessica Parker; Courtesy of abclocal.go.com, zimbio.comrefinery29.com.

Spring is on its way. But don’t rush to purge your winter wardrobe. The weather is till chilly, some of our favorite fall/winter pieces can keep us warm, and when teamed with a few other items, they will keep us stylish as well during this time of transition. Today, let’s learn “how” from these three ladies who are on top of their game.

As a role model that President Obama singles out for his two daughters, Beyoncé is definitely outstanding in many fields. Her impeccable fashion choices in the past year have greatly increased her impact on the fashion world too. As her nod to the black and white trend, she chose a monochrome jumpsuit by Osman as her center piece. A hint of red (her scarlet lip and nails) and glitter (her jewelry) completed her stylish modern look.

Inspired by Beyoncé, pull out the black straight-leg pants that we worn the whole fall/winter, team it with this black and white peplum top. The smart tailoring and color choice make this top so flattering, let alone the irresistible price tag. The gold cuff, along with the elegant metallic heel of this beautiful Micheal Kors pumps, adds a hint of sophisticated luxe.

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Top: Astr
Pants: Theory (great buy herehere)
Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (great style here)
Jewelry: Charles Albert (similar here)

Olivia Palermo is undoubtedly a fashion icon. I especially appreciate the creative ways she restyles the same piece in her wardrobe. We saw her in this fur vest and knee-high boots several times (above middle). But by pairing them with an emerald (which is the color of year 2013) skirt and jeweled statement necklace, she made these two pieces glamorous enough for a night-out.

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Vest: Alice + Olivia (similar on sale here)
Skirt: T by Alexander Wang (or this one)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar 60% off here)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (great alternative here)

Sarah Jessica Parker is never afraid of bold fashion choices. Here her bright Misha Nonoo furry coat and romantic coral Christian Louboutin pumps really spice up her LBD. Lace is a big trend last season. If you, like me, can’t stop wearing that favorite black lace dress, use colors to make them spring-ready. A structured blazer balances the romantic soft lace. These Manolo Blahnik BB suede point-toe pumps are my absolute favorite. I wish that I could have them in every color!

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Dress: Diane von Furstenberg (great alternative here)
Blazer: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (see it on Olivia Palermo here, similar here)
Bag: Clare Vivier

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Master The Sweater Trend: Bold, Printed, Colorful

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Photos: Choi Soo Young, Yoon Soy and Sarah Jessica Parker; Courtesy of news.yahoo.com, celebstyle.com, newsen.com; zimbio.com.

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Details of their sweaters; Courtesy of soozarr.tumblr.com, tvdaily.co.kr, zimbio.com.

Fashion is moving towards a more comfortable and healthy way now: from sagging pajamas, easy flats to–what we share today–sweaters! As one who live in sweaters in fall/winter, Continue reading Master The Sweater Trend: Bold, Printed, Colorful