Dec 172013
 

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com- Olivia Palermo, Selena Gomez,Kate Moss, party outfit ideas 2013,crop top, kimono, coin necklace, statement necklace, pencil skirtPhotos (clockwise from top left): Olivia Palermo, Selena Gomez & Kate Moss; Courtesy of gettyimages.comoliviapalermo.comjustjared.com.

In honor of the coming vacation, today I picked three of my favorite looks, from emerging star Selena Gomez’s bright and trendy outfit to style-savvy Olivia Palermo’s elegant and mod number to the trendsetter Kate Moss’s boho chic ensemble, hope they can give you more ideas to effortlessly stand out in parties. The best tip? Let one piece be the focal point and build your outfit around it, like the crop top on Selena Gomez or the fringe kimono on Kate Moss.

In Chinese: ‘派对季’正式来临了!今天我选了三个最喜欢的派对造型,涵盖了不同年龄段 (从20出头的Selena Gomez到近40的Kate Moss)以及不同的风格(有端庄优雅的,可爱潮派的,或都市嬉皮风的),希望能给你的派对着装更多灵感。从这些look里学到的最好的贴士就是不要贪心,选一个单品作为整身着装的重点,比如Selena Gomez的短款露脐装或Kate Moss和服式的流苏外套,然后用低调的基本款来做衬托。

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1. Theory silk blouse (also here; similar here)
2. Humble Chic NY flower necklace
3. Elizabeth and James Ashlyn skirt (similar here)
4. Christian Louboutin Resilissima boots (also love this pair)

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1. Topshop crop top
2. Topshop cut out shoes (great style here & here)
3. Topshop cigarettte trousers
4. Melinda Maria ‘Sabina Infinity’ Pavé hoop earrings

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1. Topshop fringe kimono (also love this one)
2. Asos coin necklace (Kate Moss’s favor here)
3. J Brand skinny jeans (also here; another great fit here)
4. Gianvito Rossi suede ankle boots (similar here)

Mar 282013
 

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Photos: (from left) Nicole Richie & street style; Courtesy of instyle.co.uktheyallhateus.com.

Besides the different kinds of lust-worthy red pumps that we shared in my last entry, handbag is another great way to incorporate this bright, dynamic hue. Today, let’s start with those we use most in daily life–big totes.

Nicole Richie is known for her edgy Bohemian style. Today’s look is no exception: the tie dye dress perfectly showed her casual chic sensibility with an infusion of Bohemia, while the eye-catching Givenchy tote, Balenciaga ankle boots, beanie and sunglasses keeping the look modern and edgy.

This outfit is great for weekend getaways, hanging out with friends or running errands, also a stylish option for pregnant women like myself: I’m living in my loose shift dresses and flat ankle booties now!

When the color scheme becomes as simple as you can see on the right look above, it’s the detail that really matters: from the subtle brown trim on her sweater to the asymmetrical hemline of her skirt to the cap-toe oxford. The colorblock red tote really brightened up the whole look while echoing the simplicity. Change the mini skirt into shorts, skinny jeans or cropped pants, this look is great for women at any age!

How to use a pop of red to create more ladylike, party-ready outfits? Coming soon!

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Dress: Raquel Allegra (similar here)
Bag: Tory Burch (the Givenchy Nightingale Nicole Richie carried here)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (Balenciaga version on Nicole here)
Accessories: Asos beanieHouse of Harlow 1960 sunglasses

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Sweater: Topshop (adore the unique sheer panel on the sleeve!)
Skirt: Cacharel (65% off now! under $50 here)
Bag: Marni (two sides for two totally different looks! also adore this one from the brand)
Shoes: Tildon (a super comfy pair here!)

Mar 282013
 

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Photos: (from left) NYC street style, Jessie J and Taylor Tomasi Hill; Courtesy of fabsugar.comwhowhatwear.com.

Compared to the bold red clothing pieces we shared in my last entry, shoes are one of the easiest ways to incorporate this classic, eye-catching color without being overwhelmed:

You can make the red shoe as a centerpiece by teaming it with understated neutral items, like the crisp white shirt and grey pencil skirt in first look above; You can emphasize it by wearing another red piece, like the red jumper on Jessie J (above middle); Or you can play with colors by adding analogous colors (like Taylor Tomasi Hill’s purple floral blouse, above right), or adding complementary colors (like green). 

As always, details make a big difference: for the first outfit, the blue printed scarf and leopard sunglasses really spice up the look. I like to take one step further by adding this modern diamond colorblocked skirt by Ann Taylor. This look is great for any age.

For the second outfit, compared to a regular skinny jeans, a two-tone tuxedo version nails this season’s hottest trend while a school-girl vibe satchel adding ease to the look. Change the bag to a more sleek, structured version, I can see this outfit on women over 40.

The third outfit is all about colors, from the printed blouse to the colorblock pumps. Use neutral pieces to cool the loudness. Another ageless look that’s great to embrace the coming spring!

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Shirt: J.Crew
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Dolce Vita (also here, similar here)
Accessories: Forever21 scarfStella McCartney sunglasses (similar here)

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Sweater: Topshop
Pants: Tibi (70% off now! also here)
Bag: Ted Baker (great alternative here)
Shoes: Topshop (lust worthy one here)

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Top: Lord and Taylor
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here)
Shoes: Pierre Hardy (60% off now! great style here)