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Throwback College Life

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear distressed/ripped jeans; denim on denim;

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Westward Leaning.

Somehow these two looks take me back to my college years. When the youthful denim is paired with innocent colors like crisp white, powder blue or baby pink, it results an outfit that instantly makes us look and feel 10 years younger. Since we have gone so far from there, show off our hard work with enviable add-ons, like a pair of luxurious loafers or an on-trend handbag.

In Chinese: 今天的这两个造型把我带回了大学时代。单宁特有的年轻感搭配上清爽的白色或少女味十足的浅粉、浅蓝,能立即减龄10岁。“装嫩”的打扮就不要再配上学生味浓厚的球鞋或芭蕾平底鞋了,选择性感的尖头包鞋奢华风的麂皮乐福鞋,加上当下最夯的背包,那种冲突的美是只有我们熟龄女才能驾驭的。

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear distressed/ripped jeans; denim on denim;   Top: J.Crew keeper chambray (30% off here with 'HISUMMER'!)  Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Jeans (similar here)  Sunglasses: Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses in Clear (on sale here!)  Bag: Elizabeth and James Cynnie Leather Drawstring Backpack, Pink Beach ($68 here)

Top: J.Crew (also here)
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied (similar here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker on sale here!)
Bag: Elizabeth and James (also here; $68 here)

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear distressed/ripped jeans; denim on denim;   Top: Chinti and Parker Gathered cotton top (similar here)  Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied Ankle Legging Jeans  Bag: Club Monaco Ela Scandi Star Tote ($57 here)  Sunglasses: Dior So Real Metal & Plastic Sunglasses (similar here)  Blush: Yves Saint Laurent Creme de blush  Shoe: Nicholas Kirkwood Eye pointed slippers (also here; similar here & here)

Top: Chinti and Parker (similar here)
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied
Bag: Club Monaco ($57 here)
Sunglasses: Dior (similar here)
Blush: Yves Saint Laurent
Shoe: Nicholas Kirkwood (also here; similar here & here)

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Black & White Can Be Pretty

 How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend;
Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Rex Features.

There’s a reason why Olivia Palermo is a fashion icon. Take the above left look of her for example: a regal blouse and sexy mesh pump take her casual overalls to another level. A radiant orchid bag brightens up her monochrome ensemble while introducing the hottest color trend this year. I especially love how she adds a pair of bejeweled pins around her waist to add right amount of glitter, which also contribute greatly to a well-balanced proportion. These pins have appeared on her many times– she pined them around the neckline of her dress, lapels on her blazer… Sometimes, it’s the subtle details matter the most and inspire us the most.

In Chinese:  纽约名媛奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的搭配功力和她对细节的注意经常让我感慨万分。比如上面的第一个造型,休闲风的背带裤被她配上了华丽宫廷风的衬衫和性感的镂空包鞋,一个兰花紫的手包点亮了黑白造型的同时不张扬地引入了这一季最火的色彩潮流。我最喜欢的是她别在腰间的一对胸针,不但呼应了衬衫的华丽感,而且更重要的是强调了腰线,拉长了腿型。这一对胸针在她的很多街拍或派对造型里都出现过,有时她别在裙子的领口,有时在西装的领片上。很多时候,正是这些几乎被忽略的细节对整体造型起着重要的作用,也给我们带来最多的搭配灵感。

How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend; 1. ALICE by Temperley chiffon pussy-bow blouse & Paige Denim 'Sierra' Overalls (last seen on her here; similar here) 2. Aquazzura Lulu mesh point-toe pumps (last seen on her here; similar here) 3. Nina 'Treasure Floral' Crystal Brooch (buy a pair! you will be surprised how versatile they are!) 4. Delvaux Givry Santiag suede flap front shoulder bag (also love this!) 5. Lancôme 'Artliner 24H' Bold Color Precision Eyeliner in 'Amethyst

1. ALICE by Temperley blouse & Paige Denim overalls  (last seen on her here; similar here)
2. Aquazzura mesh pumps (last seen on her here; similar here)
3. Nina crystal brooch (buy a pair! you’d be surprised how versatile they are!)
4. Delvaux Givry Santiag suede bag (also love this!)
5. Lancôme eyeliner in ‘Amethyst’

How to wear black and white; summer outfit ideas 2014, street style 2014, Radiant Orchid color trend;  1. RED Valentino Sleeveless Dress with Front/Back Pintucks (great alternative here & here)  2. Ann Taylor buckle skinny belt  3. Karen Walker deep freeze sunglasses (on sale here!)  4. Larsson & Jennings silver-plated watch  5. Alexander McQueen black suede studded slippers (anther of Palermo's favorite on sale here!)

1. RED Valentino dress (great alternative here & here)
2. Ann Taylor buckle belt
3. Karen Walker sunglasses (on sale here!)
4. Larsson & Jennings watch
5. Alexander McQueen studded slippers (anther of Palermo’s favorite on sale here!)

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Fresh Palette: Blue and White

Spring/summer outfit ideas 2014; blue and white color combination; How to style distressed white jeans;

Photos: Rosie Huntington Whiteley & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of AKM-GSI, E! Online.

Blue/white is a long-loved combination. Here, these two angles use distressed jeans, blue chambray shirt and biker jacket to give this traditional palette a modern interpretation. Sexy pointy toe stilettos and covertable bags polish up the whole look.

White jeans are tricky to pull off. If you are confident about your legs, choose skinny version and go up one size. There’s nothing worse than white jeans that are too tight! If you are not comfortable with your thighs, or you simply prefer a relaxed look, this pair on Rosie Huntington Whiteley is right for you, slouchy on top, skinny at bottom.

In Chinese: 青花瓷般雅致的蓝白组合一向很受喜爱。今天所选的这两个超模的出街造型也用了这个色彩组合,但单品的选择——破洞牛仔裤单宁衬衫、麂皮夹克等——赋予了这个组合年轻感。混搭上性感的尖头高跟鞋IT包,潮感十足。

白色的牛仔裤一向不好驾驭。如果你对自己的腿型足够自信,选择包身款,但是我建议选大一号,没有什么比过紧的白色牛仔裤更煞风景了。如果你希望修饰肉肉的大腿或更偏爱随性的款式,罗西·汉丁顿-惠特莉(Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)身上的这条最适合不过了!

Spring/summer outfit ideas 2014; blue and white color combination; How to style distressed white jeans;   Clockwise from top left:  Shirt: Topshop chambray western shirt (in petite here!)  Top: LNA Crew Neck Tee (on Huntington Whiteley here)  Jeans: Siwy Kendra Slouchy Skinny Jeans (Yes, it's the pair on Huntington Whiteley! also here)  Shoe: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker (on Huntington-Whiteley here)  Bag: Givenchy (on sale! also available here; similar here)  Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli 'Kurumba' 60mm Oversized Sunglasses (great alternative here!)

Clockwise from top left:
Shirt: Topshop (comes in petite here!)
Top: LNA (on Huntington-Whiteley here)
Jeans: Siwy (also here)
Shoe: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker (on Huntington-Whiteley here)
Bag: Givenchy (on sale! also available here; similar here)
Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli (great alternative here!)

 Spring/summer outfit ideas 2014; blue and white color combination; How to style distressed white jeans;   Clockwise from top left:  Jacket: Morgan blue suede biker jacket  Top: dELiA*s TIE-DYE SHARKBITE TANK  Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN Ripped Skinny Jeans  Sunglasses: MICHAEL Michael Kors 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses  Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Clutch (similar style here)  Shoe: Stuart Weitzman 'Nouveau' Pump

Clockwise from top left:
Jacket: Morgan
Top: Delia’s
Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN
Sunglasses: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar style here)
Shoe: Stuart Weitzman (investment worthy here!)