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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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Vacation Outfit Ideas (Part III)

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear print dress or skirt, how to wear black and white, beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;     On Olivia Palermo: House of Harlow 1960 Gypsy Feather Necklace, Tibi Solid Silk Halter Cami, Tibi green floral print mini skirt, pink ballet flat, celine clutch, gold bracelet, gold belt;  On Olivia Plermo: black and white stripe dress, pink ballet flat, celine colorblock clutch, gold bracelet.

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of oliviapalermo.comoliviasstyle.blogspot.co.uk.

Vacation is truly a time when we can dress for the mood: Go simple if ‘what to wear’ is the last thing you want to think about: No-brainer one piece dress, never-fail black and white; Extra bonus for a pop of color–be it a neon ballet flat, a bright orange lip or colored nails;

Go bold if you are in the mood, color burst with bright yellow, pink, green and more, don’t be afraid to add statement accessories, as long as you keep them in a similar tone.

In Chinese: 度假的一个好处是我们可以随着心情穿衣服,不再受各种着装要求的限制了:想穿得简单又出彩,黑白条纹的A字裙是最好的选择了,加上一抹亮色就足以让你脱颖而出:无论是荧光的平底鞋,一抹鲜艳的唇彩还是缤纷的美甲。

想穿得靓丽些,在色彩搭配和饰品的选择上下些功夫吧:鹅黄和浅绿,宝蓝和亮橘,炫紫和明黄等都是对比强烈又有时尚感的组合。如果要再加些配饰,那么尽量保持在一个色调里才不会破坏整体感。

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear print dress or skirt, how to wear black and white, beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: House of Harlow 1960 Gypsy Feather Necklace, Tibi Solid Silk Halter Cami, Tibi green floral print mini skirt, pink ballet flat, celine clutch, gold bracelet, gold belt;    Featured:   House of Harlow 1960 Womens Gypsy Feather Necklace in Gold, Tibi - Halter Cami, Tibi Athena printed silk, linen and cotton-blend mini skirt, THE LIMITEDColorblock Oversized Clutch, Sam Edelman 'Felicia'ballet  Flat, Bop Bijoux smooth link gold bracelet

1. House of Harlow 1960 Gypsy feather necklace (also here; similar here)
2. Tibi halter cami (on sale! similar here)
3. Tibi printed mini skirt (great buy here & here)
4. The Limited colorblock clutch
5. Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flat (more color options here)
6. Bop Bijoux link bracelet (on sale!)

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Sweet Monochrome: A-line dress & Bright Splashes

how to wear black and white; how to wear ankle strap shoes;  Kris Jenner, striped dress, black cardigan, red valentino pump, red valentino studded clutch, black dress, white cardigan, colorblock ankle strap pump,  On Kris Jenner: Dolce & Gabbana Striped Sleeveless Dress,   Valentino Rouge Patent Leather Rockstud T-Strap Pumps,    Valentino Rouge Rockstud Chain Flap Bag, Photos: Kris Jenner; Courtesy of wenn.comsplashnews.com.

Like I said when first featuring Kris Jenner, I may not a big fan of her lifestyle, but definitely appreciate her bold choices when it comes to fashion. Sometimes she may dress too young for her age, but mostly her outfit choices are fashionable yet perfect for women her age. Today’s two looks are great examples.

Timeless A-line dresses/skirts are women’s best friends. They cover the parts we may not comfortable with while giving us the ultra feminine hourglass shape. To make them age-appropriate, like Kris Jenner did here, choose the right length and stay in a simple, sophisticated color palette.

Monochrome clothing gives us room to play with accessories: The red studded strap pump and clutch, along with the rests, result a classic, iconic combo; A black and white ankle strap pump enhances the power of simple black and white. For both looks, she wisely kept her makeup natural and quiet.

Upper arm may be a problem area for moms, a lightweight cropped cardigan can cover that area, elongate our legs, or transform an evening dress daytime appropriate, like the strapless version featured below. Of course, a perfectly tailored blazer will do the same.

These two looks are actually great for women at any age: For younger ones, you can wear the dresses alone, accessorize them with bold, fun fashion jewelry or top them off with a denim, military or motorcycle jacket.

how to wear black and white; how to wear ankle strap shoes;  Kris Jenner, striped dress, black cardigan, red valentino pump, red valentino studded clutch, black dress, white cardigan, colorblock ankle strap pump,  On Kris Jenner: Dolce & Gabbana Striped Sleeveless Dress,   Valentino Rouge Patent Leather Rockstud T-Strap Pumps,    Valentino Rouge Rockstud Chain Flap Bag,  alternatives:  ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Combo Cardi, Elizabeth and James Lafayette Cat Eye Sunglasses

Cardigan: ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo (similar here)
Dress: Dolce & Gabbana (great alternative here & here)
Shoes: Valentino (remember she worn the nude version?)
Bag: Valentino (similar here & here)
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James 

how to wear black and white; how to wear ankle strap shoes;  Kris Jenner, striped dress, black cardigan, red valentino pump, red valentino studded clutch, black dress, white cardigan, colorblock ankle strap pump,   alternatives:  REBECCA TAYLORStrapless Dress, NastyGalFaye Platform Pump - Colorblock,  J.Crew Jackie cardigan,  'Kate Spade New York metro' round leather strap watch

Cardigan: J.Crew
Dress: Rebecca Taylor (similar here)
Shoes: Nasty Gal (great style here)
Watch: Kate Spade New York