70s: Suede Skirt & Fling Coat

Alexa Chung,Olivia Palermo,70s trend, suede midi skirt, long trench coat, ankle bootiesPhotos: Alexa Chung & Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Getty Images.

One skirt, two ways: Alexa Chung kept the palette simple with clean, tailored pieces in black and grey, while Olivia Palermo brought up the warmth of this earth tone with burgundy and green. The big front pockets, over the knee length and that split make the skirt so 70s. I love they blended in some modern touches too, from Chung’s hottest Prada scarf to Palermo’s military coat.

In Chinese: 很喜欢看到同一件单品出现在风格迥异的时尚达人身上,有种看高手过招的快感。这条麂皮的过膝裙在70年代复古风流行的春夏格外夯。这条裙子腰间的两个大口袋和前面的低开衩设计以及踝靴的搭配非常有七零年代的感觉。一向英伦风的艾里珊·钟搭配上了简约的黑和灰,配饰也选择了线条感极强的单品,比如方形的手包和来自普拉达秋冬款的纤细围巾。优雅名媛奥利维亚·巴勒莫则用温暖的墨绿、绛红色,以及军装风的大衣把麂皮裙穿出了另一种感觉。

alexa chung inspired 70s look-suede skirt, tarlored coat, and prada skinny scarf

Clockwise from top left:

Scarf: Asos

Coat: Burberry

Skirt: Jaeger

Bag: Givenchy

Shoe: Pour La Victoire

olivia palermo inspired 70s look-suede skirt, military  coat, and suede bootiesClockwise from top left:

Coat: Burberry

Sweater: Carven

Skirt: Jaeger

Belt: Courrèges

Shoe: Ella Moss


Update Your Denim

 How to wear denim overalls; midi skirt trend.   Summer Outfit Ideas 2014,

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of athens street

A fashionable wardrobe is not completed without denim. For an evergreen material like this, I always look for interesting designs,  like the patchwork effect, lived-in vibe and fun overall silhouette seen on today’s featured denim pieces. I love how Olivia Palermo used this humble fabric to offset her graceful midi skirt, chic pinstripe shirt and glamorous metallic accessories, resulting two effortlessly chic outfits that are great for many summer activities: from a Sunday brunch, to a drive-in movie night, anywhere you want to stay comfortable with glamour.

In Chinese:   每一个时尚达人的衣橱里一定少不了各式的牛仔单品。对于这种不退流行的经典元素,就要在设计和剪裁上寻找新意,比如今天的这些牛仔单品上看到的不同水洗色的拼接完美的做旧效果以及正流行的连体廓形等等。牛仔的经典在于它和任何材质都可以混搭,从秋冬的皮草到春夏的雪纺。奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)就用低调的牛仔来平衡这几季流行的大伞裙,用童趣的背带裤中和男士衬衫的硬朗。这两个造型舒适又有型,适合很多夏日活动,比如约会或看汽车电影等。

How to wear denim overalls; midi skirt trend.   Summer Outfit Ideas 2014,  Shirt: Mother All My Exes denim shirt (similar on sale here)  Bag: DVF 440 Envelope Embossed Lizard Clutch  Sunglasses: kate spade new york Kia Square Tortoise Sunglasses, Cream/Black  Skirt:  Tibi ULTRA MATTE POPLIN FULL SKIRT (similar here & here)  Shoe: Steven Nuvess Ankle Strap Sandals (love this pair)  Bangle: Kate Spade New York 'idiom - heart of gold' bangle'idiom - heart of gold' bangle

Shirt: Mother (similar on sale here)
Bag: DVF
Sunglasses:Kate Spade New York
Skirt:  Tibi (similar here & here)
Shoe: Steven (love this pair)
Bangle: Kate Spade New York

How to wear denim overalls; midi skirt trend.   Summer Outfit Ideas 2014,  Sunglasses: Westward Leaning N9.2. Color Revolution Sunglasses in Blue and White  Overalls: Siwy Jessie Slouchy Short Overalls (yes, it's the on Palermo; also here)  Shirt: J.Crew STRETCH PERFECT SHIRT IN CLASSIC STRIPE (extra 40% off with HOTOUT; another great style here)  Bag: Topshop Faux Leather Backpack  Bangle: Nadri  Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo 'Varina' Leather Flat (also here; under $100 here)

Sunglasses: Westward Leaning
Overalls: Siwy (yes, it’s the one on Palermo; also here)
Shirt: J.Crew (extra 40% off with HOTOUT; another great style here)
Bag: Topshop
Bangle: Nadri
Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo (also here; under $100 here)


The High Low Mix

High-low mix; Denim jacket outfits; models off duty street style 2014;Photos: Fei Fei Sun & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of US Vogue, Splash News.

The unexpected high-low mix is always so refreshing and eye-catching! Humble materials like denim make intricate, glamorous pieces  daytime-appropriate, thus greatly expand our wardrobe, while making dressing in the morning more exciting and fun. Besides denim jacket, a few others can do the same too, like leather biker jacket, safari jacket, camo jacket/shirt… I consider them wardrobe essentials to invest in.

In Chinese: 奢华和朴实的碰撞总是令人耳目一新。比如普通得不能再普通的牛仔常会用来和华丽的丝、锦缎或繁复高贵的印花相配,让原本只在特殊场合穿的华服也能出街了,大大拓展了我们衣橱的利用率,也让搭配的过程更富想象力,更有趣。除了牛仔外,其它被时尚圈宠爱的,用于混搭的单品还有很多,比如机车夹克、军旅外套、迷彩衬衫等等都是实用好穿的衣橱必备。

High-low mix; Denim jacket outfits; models off duty street style 2014;  featured:  Jacket: Maison Scotch Denim Jacket With Contrast Leather Sleeves (similar here)  Skirt: Emma Cook Abbie printed stretch-jersey skirt  Bag: alexander mcqueen 'Heroine' tote (alternative here)  Lipstick: Nars in 'Dragon Girl'  Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Brit Wrap Strap Booties

Jacket: Maison Scotch (similar here)
Skirt: Emma Cook
Bag: alexander mcqueen ‘Heroine’ tote (alternative here)
Lipstick: Nars in ‘Dragon Girl’
Shoes: Jeffrey CampbellHigh-low mix; Denim jacket outfits; models off duty street style 2014;  featured:  Jacket: AG 'Robyn' Denim Jacket  Tee: T by Alexander Wang STRIPED RAYON LINEN TEE (also here)  Skirt: topshop SPORT WAISTBAND PLEAT MIDI SKIRT  Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in old hollywood  Bag: Nordstrom Eco Tote (also like this one)  Shoes: Valentino Scalloped Pointed-Toe Single-Sole Pump, Red (also here; similar here & here)  Watch: Cartier Pasha White Gold & Diamond Watch, 36mm (similar here)

Jacket: AG
Tee: T by Alexander Wang (also here)
Skirt: Topshop
Lip Color: Bobbi Brown in ‘Old Hollywood’
Bag: Nordstrom (also like this one)
Shoes: Valentino (also here; similar here & here)
Watch: Cartier (similar here)