Jun 072013
 

Outfits for every occasion; How to wear bright red/orange dress; what to wear to summer parties; studded sandals;  On Reese Witherspoon:Fendi 2Jours Calfskin brown Tote Bag, Vanessa Bruno orange dress, Dita sunglasses, brown t strap studded flat sandal, elastic colorblock buckle belt; On Stacy Keibler: Alice by Temperley red romper, Isabel Marant Charlotte Strassed and Studded Sandals in Black, black patent leather belt, black hobo bag, black sunglasses, gold bracelet.

Photos: Reese Witherspoon & Stacy Keibler; Courtesy of fabsugar.com

Is there any outfit that multitasks? Not only can we wear it to the countless parties and celebrations, but can toss it in for getaways, running errands or just an afternoon stroll. Today’s featured ladies applied one that can do just that:

A bright colored sundress with a waist-cinching belt (this season, the back-on-trend romper will do the same!), a pair of embellished sandals that are equal parts comfortable and chic, and a well made, can-polish-up-any-outfit leather tote!

Eye-catching orange and red are two great choices that flatter all skin tones. When choosing accessories, those with gold accents will bring out the warmth in the color orange, whereas black ones can tone down the richness of the red, resulting a classic, never go out of style combination.

Outfits for every occasion; How to wear bright red/orange dress; what to wear to summer parties; studded sandals;  On Reese Witherspoon:Fendi 2Jours Calfskin brown Tote Bag, Vanessa Bruno orange dress, Dita sunglasses, brown t strap studded flat sandal, elastic colorblock buckle belt; Alternatives: Splendid Henley orange Dress,  Jeffrey Campbell 'Calavera' Skull Stud t strap Sandal,  Prada “Saffiano” bag, Tom Ford 'Jennifer' 61mm Oval Frame Sunglasses,  Gorjana Arc Large Hoop Earrings,  LAUREN Ralph Lauren - Stretch Belt with Interlocking Buckle,

Dress: Splendid (similar here; on Reese Witherspoon here)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (great style here & here)
Bag: Prada (great alternative herehere; on Reese Witherspoon here)
Sunglasses: Tom Ford
Earrings: Gorjana
Belt: LAUREN Ralph Lauren

Like the ubiquity of the Isabel Marant ankle booties, this Charlotte strassed and studded sandals are the hottest footwear choice among celebrities and trendsetters now. The perfect heel and outstanding embellishment make it surprisingly versatile too. It can add unexpected edgy twist to your dressed-up looks and lend a hint of lux and boho vibe to your dressed-down outfits.

Rompers are seen everywhere now. I think the key to make them stylish is trying to avoid the childish connotations: choose fitted cut with cool details or feminine elements, add serious accessories, either a sexy or edgy shoe, a fine unique jewelry piece or a great handbag.

Outfits for every occasion; How to wear bright red/orange dress; what to wear to summer parties; studded sandals;  On Stacy Keibler: Alice by Temperley red romper, Isabel Marant Charlotte Strassed and Studded Sandals in Black, black patent leather belt, black hobo bag, black sunglasses, gold bracelet. Alternatives:BCBGMAXAZRIA Heusley Sleeveless Romper,  Christopher KonEllena Large Hobo,  Marc by Marc Jacobs Round Sunglasses,  Lulu Frost Absinthe Bracelet,  Lauren Ralph Lauren black patent leather Belt,

Romper: BCBG Max Azria (great alternative here)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (on sale! also available here! similar here)
Bag: Christopher Kon
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bracelet: Lulu Frost
Belt: Lauren Ralph Lauren

May 302013
 

I want to dedicate this final part of our “Back to Basics” series to a spring/summer essential: the white dress. Like that special LBD, we all need a little white dress that can represent ourselves.

As you can see from the six outfits featured below, from Rosie Huntington’s sweet romance to Nora Zehetner’s subtle edginess to Jessica Stam’s modern simplicity to Stacy Keibler & Stacy Keibler’s sexy glamour, these fashion-conscious tastemakers stay true to themselves while nodding to the white dress trend that is spotted everywhere now, from the Cannes film festival to the streets.

how to wear white dress; featured: Christian Dior white bustier, white skirt, white Christian Louboutin pump, Vanessa Bruno Eyelet blouse, Manolo Blahnik BB Patent Leather Point Toe Pumps, Chloe pale pink skirt, Jacquie Aiche jewelry, Burberry aviator sunglasses,

Photos: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of vogue.co.uk, instyle.com.

How to wear white dress; featured: Susana Monaco Flutter Tube Dress,  Rebecca Taylor Strapless Knit Dress,  Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress,

From left:
Susana Monaco (on sale!)
Rebecca Taylor
Diane von Furstenberg (great buy 40% off here)

how to wear white dress;Black and white trend; On Nora Zehetner: Nora Zehetner Bird cut out white dress, Calvin Klein metallic ankle strap sandal,Calvin Klein metallic box clutch;  On Jessica Stam: two tone dress, black and white, black pumps, purple clutch

Photos: Nora Zehetner & Jessica Stam; Courtesy of vogue.com.

How to wear white dress; black and white trend; cut-out trend; featured: Topshop Lace Appliqué Dress with with asymmetrical hem,  Three Floor Adolescent Sister Dress with cut out,  Sportmax Himare Deep V-neck Knitted black and white Dress,

From left:
Topshop (great designer version here)
Three Floor
Sportmax

how to wear white dress; Featured: Jennifer Hudson at the first annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards; Stacy Keibler at the Escada flagship shop opening

Photos: Stacy Keibler & Jennifer Hudson; Courtesy of instyle.comdailymail.co.uk.

How to wear white dress; peplum trend;body-hugging dress; featured: Cynthia Steffe 'Brooke' Ponte Knit Peplum Dress,  Donna Ricco Jacquard Sheath Dress,  London Times Sleeveless Halter dress with waist embellishment

From left:
Cynthia Steffe
Donna Ricco (on sale here; great style here)
London Times

A great pair of shoes is a perfect match for all these versatile knee-length or slightly above the knee dresses featured today. I handpicked eight of my favorites, from basic, functional neutral pumps to bright color sandals to arty, collect-worthy stilettos, they will surely spice up our LWDs! The best part? They won’t go out of style!

how to wear white dress; Spring 2013 shoes guide; Featured: Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Point-Toe black pointy toe Pumps,  Nine West Drusilla white pumps,  Valentino 'Rockstud' Pump,  Jimmy Choo Lance Mirrored Metallic Leather Sandals,  kate spade new york 'licorice too' neon colored pump,  Stuart Weitzman 'Platswoon' nude Pump,  Steve Madden 'Realove' ankle strap Pump,  Aquazzura Sexy Thing Cutout Booties,

1. Manolo Blahnik (similar here)
2. Nine West (another great pair here)
3. Valentino
4. Jimmy Choo (more color options here! great alternative here)
5. Kate Spade New York (on sale! also here)
6. Stuart Weitzman
7. Steve Madden (also here)
8. Aquazzura

Hope you enjoy today’s entry as much as I did!

Aug 262012
 

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Kate Middleton, Stacy Keibler, blogger Wendy, Constance Jablonski, N/A, Lily Collins. Courtesy of Instyle.com; Wendyslookbook.com; Vogue.fr.

Bold colors are having their moments this fall/winter. As a classic bright color, red is no exception. Last time we focused on red bottoms (different styles of red skirts), today we will continue to focus on red, but at the top–I want to share with you some stylish and glamorous looks incorporated red tops, blazers and coats. Continue reading »