Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of oliviapalermo.com, startraksphoto.com.
Olivia Palermo has been wearing a lot of black and white pieces lately, my favorites are these two looks above. With intricate details, dynamic patterns and a pop of brights, she gave the simple black and white a reinterpretation, making this classic combo bold, delicate and fashion-forward.
For her first outfit (above left), black and white, stripes, see-through trends blend together harmoniously thanks to the simple color palette and classic silhouette. As always, details and accessories make a big difference, as showed in her second outfit above: with the delicate laser cut out, well-thought printed clutch, sophisticated Mary Jane pump, and subtle yellow & purple color block, it’s hard to believe that her dress is only a $66 piece from kohl’s!
1. Tibi mesh sleeve top (also here)
2. Mango metal skinny belt
3. Tibi transit yoked skirt
4. Vince Camuto ‘Cabanna’ sandal (investment-worthy pair here!)
5. Chanel nail colour in ‘Bel-Argus’
6. Ray-Ban sunglasses
7. Delvaux Tempête MM bag (last seen on her here; great alternative here)
1. BCBG scalloped waist belt (similar here)
2. Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s shift dress
3. Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane pumps (great style here & here)
4. Westward Leaning sunglasses
5. Rebecca Minkoff mini box bag (lusting over this one!)
Photos: Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale; Courtesy of instyle.com, coolspotters.com.
Midriff baring is not only trendy now, also quite practical for combating the heat. Wearing crop pieces for night-time is easy: a bustier with high-waisted pencil skirt or a bandeau and hot shorts with a boyfriend blazer. But styling it daytime appropriate can be quite challenging. Today, I featured two daytime chic outfits to give your some inspiration.
Compared to plain jersey version, the ones on today’s featured style-conscious starlets are more elegant and feminine thanks to the beautiful embroidered details and high neckline. Exposing just the right amount of skin by pairing them with high-waisted pants or skirts. Strappy sandals echo the polished glamour while the eye-catching It bags on them add a touch of urban chic.
1. Topshop lace crop top (similar on sale here)
2. SunaharA Malibu ring set
3. ASOS linen pants
4. Givenchy ‘Nightingale’ (similar here)
5. Illamasqua nail color ‘Spartan’
6. Steve Madden sandal (also here)
1. For Love & Lemons crop top (also here)
2. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses
3. Chloé Eau de parfum spray
4. Isabella Oliver drape skirt
5. Reed Krakoff color-block sandals (also here; similar on sale here)
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ (also here; on Ashley Tisdale here)
Photos: Cameron Diaz & Alessandra Ambrosio; Courtesy of zimbio.com.
Welcome to a new series that dedicates to an essential piece–“Summer Shorts”! From denim blue to crisp white and neon brights, from tough leather to delicate lace and dynamic stripes, this series will feature them all! Hope these hand-picked looks can inspire you to style yours and style chic during the dog days!
To start, I want to talk about the pervasive denim cutoffs. Like with any other wardrobe essentials, I look for details when hunting for my perfect pair. The leg elongating high-waisted version on Cameron Diaz and star print one on Alessandra Ambrosio are great examples: they are as versatile as basic ones but have more character.
You can simply style them with T-shirts: graphic, striped or plain white ones. But I like how today’s featured ladies did: liven up their outfits with bright colors. Blue goes well with many brights: yellow, orange, pink, red or green. You can go bold and pair your denim shorts with a bright neon Tee/jumper or learn from Cameron Diaz, add colors through accessories: a bright tote, sneaker or colored sunglasses.
Alessandra Ambrosio’s colorful, bohemian-inspired look may be for bold players. As for Cameron Diaz’s outfit, I can see women of any age rock it stylishly.
Blazer: Acne (also here; similar here)
Top: Gap (more colors here!)
Shorts: Joe’s Jeans
Shoes: Tabitha Simmons (also seen on Miranda Kerr here)
Bag: Miu Miu (similar here & here)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney (also here)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (wear it long or doubled)
Shorts: Big Star (also here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Golden Lane (or this one!)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Necklace: Frasier Sterling (similar here)