Weekend Chic

weekend outfit ideas 2013Photos: Taylor Swift & Doutzen Kroes; Courtesy of

Accessories are key to spicing up basics, as showed here: from the edgy footwear (combat boots on Taylor Swift, lace up booties on Doutzen Kroes) to bags that full of characters (the retro glamour of Taylor Swift’s or the bohemian hobo of Doutzen Kroes’s), to their fabulous sunglasses, hat, coordinate lips or artfully tossed hair.

In Chinese: 今天的这两个look再次展现了配饰的强大力量:T恤配上短裤或迷你裙的简单造型,加上精致的小手包格斗靴和一抹红唇,Taylor Swift看起来复古又俏皮。配上波希米亚风的大挎包,镂空的踝靴眩光太阳镜,Doutzen Kroes看起来则颇有都市风情,休闲随意又不失性感。

weekend outfit ideas 2013, featured: Cardigan: tory burch boyfriend SIMONE CARDIGAN grey, Hat: free people Patton Pork Pie Hat, Shorts: T BY ALEXANDER WANG Leather And Twill Shorts, Boots: Frye ‘Courtney’ Boot, Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Sara Pebbled Frame Shoulder Bag, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' 50mm Polarized Sunglasses, Lip: Rimmel London Kate Matte Lipstick,

Cardigan: Tory Burch (another great style here)
Hat: Free People
Shorts: T by Alexander Wang($49 here)
Boots: Frye (also here)
Bag: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Lip: Rimmel London Kate Moss Collection

weekend outfit ideas 2013, featured: Top: ZOE KARSSEN Good Times cotton and modal-blend T-shirt, Skirt: SANCTUARY Sexy Stripe Mini Skirt, Shoes: AQUAZZURA Sexy Thing Patent Leather and Mesh Ankle Boots, Bag: Stela 9 Ganesha Bucket Bag, Sunglasses: Westward Leaning Color Revolutions Acetate Square Sunglasses/Neon Pink

Top: Zoe Karssen
Skirt: Sanctuary
Shoes: Aquazzura (on sale here; similar here)
Bag: Stela 9 (on sale)
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning



Statement Accessories: Retro, Punk or Ethnic

 how to wear bold, retro, futuristic, edgy, cut out, ethnic jewelry by helen hou, the art of accessorizing

Photos: (clockwise from top left) Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr, Shala Monroque, Coco Rocha, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea. 
Courtesy of,

Spring/summer is a great time to play with different types of statement accessories–when we dress less, eye-catching accessories really help to elevate the simple outfits while filling in the blanks. Today, I picked several of my favorites this season, from Miranda Kerr’s retro sunglasses and Punk finger ring set to Olivia Palermo’s ethnic choker necklace and futuristic slate-colored pearls, from Shala Monroque’s whimsical brooch to Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea’s edgy cut-out cuffs, hope to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and explore more sides of yourself!

Retro round sunglasses on Miranda Kerr-by helen hou, the art of accessorizing, Alternative: Quay Retro Sunglasses,  A.J. Morgan 52mm Retro Round Sunglasses,  Madewell hepcat shades,  3.1 Phillip Lim Amber And Yellow Tortoiseshell Sunglasses,  Prada Baroque Round Sunglasses,  Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Round Sunglasses,

A.J. Morgan 
3.1 Phillip Lim
Prada (truly an art piece!)
Marc by Marc Jacobs ($14 here)

Shala Monroque-white and gold-by helen hou, the art of accessorizing, Alternative: Forever 21 Panther Brooch,  Alexis Bittar 'Allegory' Dragonfly Statement Pin,

Alexis Bittar
Forever 21

Doutzen Kroes-silver cuff Alternative: K KaneSilver Signature Cuff,  Forever 21 Cutout Chevron Cuff,  Vince Camuto 'Basics' Cuff,  Mango Embossed metallic cuff,  Deborah Lippmann Nail Color,

Cuff: (clock wise from top left)
K Kane
Forever 21
Vince Camuto
Nail: Deborah Lippmann “hit me with your best shot”

Miranda Kerr-rock and edgy jewelry set Alternative: Gorjana Chloe Necklace,  CC SKYE Mini Spike Bracelet,  Ariella Collection 'Messages - Love' Script Station Bangle,  Maison Martin Margiela Open Ring Set, ASOSChunky Bracelets & Rings Multipack  ,


Necklace: Gorjana
CC Skye (similar here)
Ariella Collection (40% off)
Maison Martin Margiela (similar here & here)

futuristic bold grey pearl necklaces Alternative: stella & dotIsadora Pearl Bib Necklace,  AZ Collection Mirror Polished Ball Necklace,

Stella & Dot
AZ Collection

statement necklace transforms an outfit Alternative: DANNIJO Medine Bib Necklace,   Stella & Dot Indira Necklace,

Stella & Dot (50% off now!)

Olivia Palermo wearing ethnic accessories Alternative: Pachamama necklace,  Mango MANGOEthnic necklace,