Jun 192014
 

 Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear black and white; How to mix checks & stripes,

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Splash News.

Checks, stripes and polka dots are classic patterns that can be found in every woman’s wardrobe. But have you considered putting the three all together? The key is sticking to a simple color palette, like the basic black and white one seen on Olivia Palermo above.

Mixing two patterns that share at least one common color and the print elements are similar, is one easy way to get started. Once you are comfortable with the pattern-on-pattern look, start varying the sizes, then gradually add another pattern in. It’s advisable not to wear more than 3 patterns in the same outfit, which also get approved in today’s looks.

In Chinese: 棋盘格条纹圆点是我们每个女人衣橱都有的经典图案。你有想过把这三个混搭在一起吗? 看看奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的这两个造新吧!不但不凌乱,而且把经典搭出了现代感。所有的元素都保持在简单的黑白色调里是其中的关键。如果你对于图案的混搭还处于入门阶段,先从两件有共同色、且图案大小差不多的单品开始,习惯后再尝试大小不同的图案,找到感觉后再试着加入第三个。像颜色一样,一个造型里的图案最好不要超过三个。

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear black and white; How to mix checks & stripes,  featured:   Clockwise from top left:  Top: Tibi striped silk cami (50% off! see how she mixed it with plaid here)  Shirt: J.Crew BOY SHIRT IN TRIANGLE DOT (30% off with 'HISUMMER' sitewide)  Shorts: Zara checked Shorts (similar here)  Shoe: Aquazzura Belgravia Suede Lace-Up Pumps (more colors here; great alternative here & here)  Clutch: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here) Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana Two Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses

Clockwise from top left:
Top: Tibi (50% off! see how she mixed it with plaid here)
Shirt: J.Crew (30% off with ‘HISUMMER’ sitewide)
Shorts: Zara (similar here)
Shoe: Aquazzura (more colors here; great alternative herehere)
Clutch: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here)

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear black and white; How to mix checks & stripes,  Clockwise from top left:  Top: Zara checked top (obsessed with this dress)  Earrings: Baublebar METALLIC 360 STUDS  Shorts: Zara checked Shorts (similar here)  Shoe: Alexander McQueen Black & Gold Suede Embroidered Loafers (last seen on her here; similar here & here)  Bag: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Jet Set Travel large textured-leather tote  Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana Two Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses (similar here)

Clockwise from top left:
Top: Zara (obsessed with this dress)
Earrings: Baublebar
Shorts: Zara (similar here)
Shoe: Alexander McQueen (last seen on her here; similar here & here)
Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here)

Jun 162014
 

The High Low Mix; Celebrity street style 2014;

Photos: Margot Robbie & Beyoncé Knowles; Courtesy of AKM-GSI, Splash News.

When a celebrity is spotted wearing a piece from a high-street brand despite all the luxurious options she has, that piece is worth to take note, especially like style savvy Beyoncé. This striped number by Topshop has been seen on several celebrities. I especially love the way Margot Robbie & Beyoncé Knowles worn (above): Instead of adding a pop of color, they chose classic black and white for chic, sophisticated ensembles. Luminous skin and the confidence are their best accessories.

In Chinese: 大明星们通常不缺各大奢侈品牌的赞助,所以每次看到她们选择平价单品,而且极有质感和风格时,我都忍不住收藏,尤其是本身很有时尚品味的明星。上面看到的这两个出街造型里的条纹裙来自高街品牌Topshop, 前后已经有三四位明星都穿过了。我尤其喜欢上面的这两个造型,不加任何的颜色,简单的黑白配上经典优雅的鞋子和包包,自信的态度和好皮肤就是最好的配饰。

The High Low Mix; Celebrity street style 2014;  Featured:  1. Chanel ‘The Secret of Vibrant Colour’  2. Topshop satin stripe A-line dress  3. Gianvito Rossi Suede & Plexy Pumps in Black (great alternative here)  4. Saint Laurent Classic Sac De Jour Leather Tote Bag, Black, (similar here & here)

1. Chanel ‘The Secret of Vibrant Colour’
2. Topshop satin stripe dress (similar here & here)
3. Gianvito Rossi pumps (great alternative here)
4. Saint Laurent classic Sac De Jour tote (similar here & here)

The High Low Mix; Celebrity street style 2014;  Featured:  1. Topshop satin stripe A-line dress  2. Dior (Beauty) 'Diorskin Nude' Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup SPF 10  3. Dior (Beauty) Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner  4. Gianvito Rossi black suede pump (similar here & here)

1. Topshop satin stripe dress (similar here & here)
2. Dior natural glow fresh powder
3. Dior waterproof eyeliner
4. Gianvito Rossi suede pump (similar here & here)

Jun 132014
 

Models off Duty 2014; How to wear printed pants;

Photos: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of AKM-GSI

Prints, patterns and bright colors draw attention to body parts. If you are blessed with lean legs, why not highlight them with a pair of patterned pants? The easiest way to style them is with neutrals. If the print is light colored, like the rhombic printed jeans on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (above right), then choose neutrals like white, cream, beige and light grey, whereas for dark patterns, go with navy, black or chocolate brown. Still too much to think about? Choose stripes or polka dots with equal (or near enough) amount of white and black.

In Chinese: 我们都知道要运用衣服去扬长避短,把亮色或图案放在你想突出的部位。如果你有一双修长的美腿,大胆尝试印花裤吧,选择条纹等有现代感的几何图案比较不会过时。最简单的搭配就是像上面的这两个来自超模罗西·汉丁顿-惠特莉(Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)的造型,用低调的中性色单品去衬托裤装的主角地位。如果裤子是浅色图案,选择白色、米色、浅灰等中性色的单品,同样,如果是深色印花,或以黑色为背景的印花,则选择深蓝、黑或深棕色来搭配,整体效果会更和谐。不想考虑这么多的话,就选黑白面积相同的条纹或圆点吧!

Models off Duty 2014; How to wear printed pants;  Featured:  Sweater: Isabel Marant sweater (similar here) Pants: A.L.C. Andrew Pants  Blazer: Madewell duskfall blazer in deep navy (extra 20% off with SUNNY)  Shoe: Gianvito Rossi Suede pumps (similar here & here)  Bag: Givenchy Ayers-Accented Medium Antigona Duffel Antigona  (on sale! this unique design also avialable here; similar here)  Sunglasses: Stella Mccartney Cat Eye Sunglasses

 Sweater: Isabel Marant (similar here)
Pants: A.L.C. 
Blazer: Madewell (extra 20% off with SUNNY)
Shoe: Gianvito Ross (similar here & here)
Bag: Givenchy (on sale! This unique design is also available here; similar here)
Sunglasses: Stella Mccartne

Models off Duty 2014; How to wear printed pants;  Featured:  Blazer: Helmut Lang Twisted Blazer (also here; similar here & here)  Top: silk Eileen Fisher Scoop Neck Silk Tunic top  Jeans: Étoile Isabel Marant Nea printed mid-rise boyfriend jeans (also on sale here!)  Sunglasses: Stella Mccartney Cat Eye Sunglasses - Brown Fade/Brown Gradient  Bag: Givenchy Ayers-Accented Medium Antigona Duffel Antigona  (on sale! this unique design also avialable here; similar here)  Shoe: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker SJP 'Fawn' Pump (Nordstrom Exclusive)  (on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley here)

Blazer: Helmut Lang (also here; Yes, it’s the one on Huntington-Whiteley; similar here)
Top: Eileen Fisher
Jeans: Étoile Isabel Marant (also on sale here!)
Sunglasses: Stella Mccartney
Bag: Givenchy (on sale! This unique design is also available here; similar here)
Shoe: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker (on Huntington-Whiteley here)