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Pretty Pastel: Go-Everywhere Holiday Outfit Ideas

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Soft pastels are as festival as traditional jewelry tones but more fresh, chic and mod. Today’s featured looks of super models Karlie Kloss & Natalia Vodianova incorporated beautiful turquoise and powder pink, which in my opinion, are “superwoman” outfits that are great for many occasions, whether running errands, last minutes shopping, going to the office, after dark drink, picking up kids from school, or hosting a dinner party.

The key to make pastels cold-weather approved is to add warm textures, like the fur tunic and tweed top showed on the models, respectively. The leather pants, right-on-trend midi skirt and block heel pumps balance out the sweetness of the pastels, making them great for any age!

In Chinese: 相比以往秋冬流行的浓郁宝石色,今年大行其道的马卡龙色系既有同样欢愉的假日感,又多了份别致的清新气息。今天所选的这两个来自超模Karlie Kloss 和 Natalia Vodianova的造型把甜美的马卡龙色上装搭配上了舒适又有复古气息的粗跟鞋、百搭的皮裤以及优雅的铅笔裙,很适合这个时节的各种活动和场合: 既适合通勤、约会,又适合举办派对、采购节日礼品或接送孩子上下学。

秋冬穿这种粉嫩色系的关键在于材质,比如在两位超模身上看到的皮草粗呢等增加了温暖感。深色皮裤和今年流行的有复古风的中长裙优雅的低跟包鞋等平衡了过于甜美的色彩,让40+的妈妈们也可以大胆挑战这些可爱的颜色了。

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Top: Coach (also love this faux fur jacket)
Trouser: Coach (vegan leather version here & here)
Shoe: Coach (love the retro style! higher heel here)
Bag: Coach (great alternative here!)
Bracelet: Kate Spade New York
Eye Palette: Shiseido in color’GR305′

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Jacket: Ted Baker
Skirt: Michael Kors (similar here)
Shoes: Valentino (on sale! similar here & here)
Bag: Fendi (great alternative here)
Powder: Guerlain (also available here)

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Glamour in White: Event & Date Outfit Ideas

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer  On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt,Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukstylebistro.com.

Social season requires multi-functional, season-appropriate yet style conscious pieces. With that in mind, today I picked two glamorous looks from Olivia Palermo, see how she pulled together elegant, fashionable looks that are great for many social events, from formal black tie to a baby shower or date night, by using pieces that can be easily restyled in many different ways.

Like how Raf Simons infused modern poetry to Dior’s bravura signatures, Olivia Palermo chose sleek white blazer to go with her opulent, luxurious organza skirt for the house’s couture show. Front row styles are my favorite to observe, I greatly appreciate outfits like this which capture the spirit of the brand, yet so wearable.

This look is great for formal events, gallery opening, museum exhibits, weddings or fancy dinner. The white blazer, black pumps, embellished belt and cuffs can polish up many casual outfits as well.

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1. Topshop textured blazer (great style here & here)
2. Kate Spade New York susannah dress (also here)
3. BCBG natural stone cuff
4. ONE by Boundary vegan leather skirt (on sale)
5. Alice + Olivia suede pumps
6. Aldo white clutch

The second look below blended different styles harmoniously together: the edgy animal print shirt, girly flared skirt, cool aviator sunglasses and cut-out booties. This drop-waist skirt on her is a new trend this season. Since the flare starts at our hips, the best way to style them is with tops tucked in to highlight our waistline. An embellished belt helps to cinch the waist. Style savvy Olivia also used nude heels to elongate her slim legs.

Again, each piece in this outfit can be easily restyled: Wear the printed blouse with white skinny jeans or black cropped pants; Team the flared skirt with a peplum top or bomber jacket. The usage of the accessories (nude cut out sandals, blue bag and embellished belt) is endless.

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1. Dior aviator sunglasses
2. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here)
3. Joie Blouse (similar here)
4. Aryn K drop-waist skirt (it’s the one on Olivia, on sale; also here)
5. David Yurman diamond & sterling silver ring (also here)
6. Chanel ‘Coromandel’ nail colour 
7. Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag (also here)