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Vacation Outfit Ideas (Part I)

What to Wear on Vacation; how to wear prints, stripes and bold colors; Olivia Palermo, spring/summer, street style,  floral print dress, striped shorts,red top, ballet flats, straw tote,   On Olivia Palermo: floral print dress, Mar Y Sol straw bag, Pretty Ballerinas printed mesh ballet flat;  On Olivia Palermo: TIBI Striped knitted-cotton shorts,  Mar Y Sol straw bag, Tibi Cami Silk Halter, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Pretty Ballerinas printed mesh ballet flat; Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of dailymail.co.ukmavrixphoto.com.

Whether long or short, various vacations still fill out our August calendar. This four-part series is dedicated to helping you stay chic on the way, all inspired by style savvy Olivia Palermo and her recent trip to Greece.

Straw tote is definitely a summer vacation essential. Its inherent casualness instantly makes any outfit beach ready. Stripes, bright colors and cheerful prints are also essential elements to lighten up a trip.

This season, instead of traditional nautical blue/white pieces, pack the trendy black/white version. They are equally chic, but more sleek and modern, along with a breezy sundress and ballet flat, resulting several effortlessly chic outfits that can take you from the boardwalk to the sidewalk.

In Chinese: 进入8月,仍有不少或长或短的出游计划。看看时尚偶像Olivia Palermo在她最近的希腊之旅中都穿了些什么,从中找些搭配灵感吧。

编织包是海边度假的必备单品,椰叶或稻草的自然气息能瞬间带来轻松愉悦的假日感觉。此外,经典的条纹舒适的吊带裙以及明快的色彩也是点亮旅途的不二选择。说到条纹,相比海边最常见的蓝白条纹,Oliva Palermo所选的黑白更出彩,呼应了本季的流行,搭配时可休闲亦可正式,可以轻松应对旅途中的各种场合。

What to Wear on Vacation; how to wear prints, stripes and bold colors; Olivia Palermo, spring/summer, street style,  floral print dress, striped shorts,red top, ballet flats, straw tote,   On Olivia Palermo: floral print dress, Mar Y Sol straw bag, Pretty Ballerinas printed mesh ballet flat;  Alternatives: JIL SANDER NAVY Sleeveless floral dress,  'Biancospino' Zebra Print Ballet Flat,  Tory Burch Chunky Straw Tote,  B-Low The Belt Angelina Belt,  Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses,

Dress: Jil Sander Navy (great style here & here)
Shoes: Sweet Ballerina
Bag: Tory Burch
Belt: B-Low (also love this one)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

What to Wear on Vacation; how to wear prints, stripes and bold colors; Olivia Palermo, spring/summer, street style,  floral print dress, striped shorts,red top, ballet flats, straw tote,   On Olivia Palermo: TIBI Striped knitted-cotton shorts,  Mar Y Sol straw bag, Tibi Cami Silk Halter, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Pretty Ballerinas printed mesh ballet flat;   Alternatives:  tibi Solid Silk Halter,  Tibi Striped knitted-cotton shorts,  'Biancospino' Zebra Print Ballet Flat,  Tory Burch Chunky Straw Tote,  BCBGMAXAZRIA Multi-Chain Bohemian Necklace,  Westward LeaningChildren of California Acetate Square Sunglasses

Top: Tibi (on sale; also here)
Shorts: Tibi (great alternative here & here)
Shoes: Sweet Ballerina
Bag: Tory Burch
Necklace: BCBG Max Azria (similar here)
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning

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Back to Basics: Timeless White Blazer (Part V)

How to wear white blazer; black and white; wide leg jeans; white on white; On Laura Whitmore:Paul Joe white blazer, Joie white blouse, J Brand white distressed skinny jeans, Kurt Geiger black pointy toe pumps, Pandora rings,  Stella Dot Gitane Tassel Necklace, Stella Dot Soar Necklace;  On Vogue editors Esther Adams: white blazer, brown saddle crossbody bag, wide leg jeans,striped top,Photos: TV presenter Laura Whitmore & Vogue editor Esther Adams; Courtesy of vogue.comcontactmusic.com.

Today’s featured item is the most requested one in our “Back to Basics” series: the white blazer. There is no need to say more about how essential it is, so let’s go directly to our “style class”.

As a basic and staple piece, there are countless ways to wear a white blazer (check out related post here & here, you can always search “white blazer” at my home page for more inspirations), today I want to share with you two of my favorites this season:

First one is an all-white look from Laura Whitmore. Head-to-toe white is right on trend now, and I love how she used black accessories to play with the black/white trend as well, resulting a fresh, modern, high-impact ensemble.

Like we shared here, for simple color palette like this, details really matters: her artful layering necklaces add a whimsical & luxe touch, sheer blouse and pointy-toe pumps infuse sexiness, while distressed jeans grounding the polished vibe.

Esther Adams’s retro chic pairing is definitely what I would wear now since the whole fashion world is turning back for inspirations. High-waisted wide-leg jeans teamed with platforms are leg-elongating. Striped top and vintage looking brown crossbody bag enhance the overall retro vibe. Choose a cropped blazer if you are not as tall as Esther Adams.

Both looks are great for women of any age (for 40s and above, change Laura Whitmore’s distressed jeans to a basic white one or straight leg version for a more polished look). Also, for those of you who want to add some cheerful spring color, these are very similar outfits featured on Miranda Kerr & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for you!

How to wear white blazer; black and white; white on white;   On Laura Whitmore:Paul Joe white blazer, Joie white blouse, J Brand white distressed skinny jeans, Kurt Geiger black pointy toe pumps, Pandora rings,  Stella Dot Gitane Tassel Necklace, Stella Dot Soar Necklace;  Alternative: Rag And Bone White Textured And Quilted Jefferson white Blazer,  Mango MANGOfit sheer white blouse,  Citizens of Humanity Racer Skinny white distressed Jeans,  Enzo Angiolini 'Infiniti' black Pump,  J.Crew Skinny patent belt,

Blazer: Rag & Bone (see it on Rihanna here; also on sale here)
Blouse: Mango (Joie version on Laura Whitmore here)
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (J Brand version on Laura Whitmore here; similar here)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (great style here)
Belt: J.Crew
Necklace: Stella & Dot tassel necklace & soar necklace (yes, they are the ones artfully layered on Laura Whitmore)

How to wear white blazer; wide leg jeans;  On Vogue editor Esther Adams: white blazer, brown saddle crossbody bag, wide leg jeans,striped top, Alternative: Theory 'Lanai' Twill white Jacket,  INTERMIX Bailey 44 EXCLUSIVE Striped Henley top,  MiH Marrakesh Kick Flare Jeans,  Diane Von Furstenberg platform sandal,   Fossil Vintage Revival Flap Portfolio Bag,  Jacquie Aiche Alphabet Letter Initial Waif Ring,

Blazer: Theory (similar here & here)
Top: Intermix (great alternative here & here)
Jeans: MiH (see it on Miranda Kerr here; similar here)
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg
Bag: Fossil (on sale here)
Ring: Jacquie Aiche