No Styling Required: Chic One-Piece Looks

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There are some days that require pieces that speak for itself. When you’re having a busy week, sometimes you need clothing that you can just put on and dash out the door, while still looking fabulous, of course.

I’ve rounded up 3 stylish closet essentials you should invest in.

These three one-piece wonders make getting dressed up way easier. You can opt for different materials, prints, or colors of these silhouettes, but the effect is all the same; these 3 one-piece closet treasures will give you major style, without lots of time spent on styling and primping. Put it on and go. Who knew that one piece could have so much style? Take a look at these one-pieces that pack a sartorial punch.

Jumpsuits

Especially now that the 70s is such a big trend, jumpsuits are back and hotter than ever. Need more convincing? Check out how these stylish stars wowed with their jumpsuits.

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Elevate casual staples like sneakers and a gray hoodie when you work it with a navy jumpsuit a la Dree Hemingway.

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Rose Byrne‘s silver jumpsuit is proof that one stunning piece is all you need.

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Kendall Jenner makes a black jumpsuit even chicer with Chanel flats and classic black sunnies.

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If you want a more feminine twist to your jumpsuit, opt for dainty vintage inspired prints like Mandy Moore.

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Olivia Palermo is a modern style icon, and if she rocks a jumpsuit on its own, better believe you should too. I love this white stunner! So perfect for end of summer festivities.

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Heidi Klum nods to the 70s in this denim jumpsuit. The mechanic style silhouette is another hot trend too.

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Emily Ratajowski shows us an alternative way to style a jumpsuit. An ankle-cropped jumpsuit alludes to the culottes trend and finishing it off with ankle booties is the ultimate cool girl move. Bravo, Emily.

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Leigh Lezark‘s amazing retro print jumpsuit has a flattering low V-cut neckline that makes this look so ideal for your next girls’ night out.

Maxi Dresses

Forget those boring tank maxis paired with flip-flops. The following looks flip the script on your typical summer maxi dress. These floor-length pieces can do more than be your beach cover-up. Maxi dresses can go above and beyond its casual origins and move toward fashion forward fashion editor worthy style. Its volume and drama require no styling, all it requires is the right eye to spot the right maxi to rock.

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Miroslava Duma‘s printed maxi gets modern and architectural with a statement collar.

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 Blogger Maja Wyh knows very well that silhouette can make a major difference. The off-shoulder neckline, stripes, and bell sleeves make this piece stand out.

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Poppy Delevingne looks boho chic in this embroidered and embellished maxi. The design is so intricate that you don’t need anything else.

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Jennifer Grace of the Native Fox blog knows very well that no accessories are needed when you have a textured maxi dress as eye-catching as this one.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley lets her pleated white maxi do all the talking. I love how she styled it simply with white Adidas sneakers and beach babe waves.

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Vanessa Hudgens is frequently spotted in a maxi dress, since it has become a staple of her signature boho style. If you’re looking to make a big splash with your maxi, look for details like midriff cut-outs or double slits.

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Miranda Kerr displays her style savvy with a bright turquoise maxi. You can never go wrong with a vibrant color.

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Alexa Chung‘s floral print maxi has a definite vintage vibe, made even more unique buckled Mary-Janes.

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Chiara Ferragni‘s red, white, and blue maxi frock looks so modern, especially when finished off with matching red pumps and a white cross body bag.

Romper/Playsuit

I love a good romper/playsuit. These breezy one-piece is an ensemble that communicates youthful style and sexy allure all in one breath. This is a great pick for the last slew of summer parties and picnics.

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Aimee Song of the blog, Song of Style, hits a major trend in this romper. I adore that tropical print! Perfect on the beach and perfect for the city too!

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Kate Bosworth‘s Coachella look is a culotte and romper hybrid. How can you not love that midriff cut-out detail and halter neckline? It’s so 90s!

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Alessandra Ambrosio looks chic even while walking her dog. How does she do it? With a printed romper and simple casual accessories, of course. Just slip it on and go.

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Selena Gomez‘s ensemble is evidence that all you need is the right print and fabric to make even a casual silhouette, like the romper, look sexy enough and dressy enough for evening.

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Kiernan Shipka‘s look is sophisticated. Further proof that the romper is a one-piece wonder you should consider for your closet.

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Beyonce ‘s denim playsuit screams 70s glam especially when paired with poker straight locks and hints of earthy brown tones.


Which one-piece will you be investing in? Whether it’s a jumpsuit, maxi dress, or a romper, trust me, it’ll be a worthy addition to your closet. Plus, it’ll make getting ready in the morning or getting ready for a party ten times easier and faster.

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How to Style Culottes

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Culottes are the new must-have pant for the summer. A cross between trousers and skirts, culottes have a voluminous cropped legs that are designed to resemble the ease and flow of skirts.

I love the laidback feel that culottes have. Not to mention it’s one of the trendiest silhouettes to sport this season. The other thing to love about culottes? It is so versatile.  You can jazz it up with bolder pieces or keep it simple and breezy with basic tees or tanks. You can even opt to wear it for work by adding more structure into your culottes look. The cherry on top of this trend is that culottes are a chic and more comfortable alternative to your regular pant.

Don’t get intimidated by culottes. It can be tricky to navigate and style this piece, but not to worry, I’m here to guide you. Here are some of the interesting and stylish ways you can style culottes:

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Pantone‘s Color of 2015 is Marsala. Pick Marsala hued culottes or opt to style your culottes with rich Marsala hues, and you’ll be as good as gold on the fashion trend scene.

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Birkenstocks staged a major comeback last year, and its reign hasn’t yet ended. Play up the comfy chic and polished lounge feel of culottes by pairing it with these sandals. Keep it sleek by throwing on a lightweight blazer.

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Olivia Palermo is really the master at making trends work for her. Culottes + a fringe clutch + graphic stripes = trend perfection. By keeping the accessories to a minimum, the trendy pieces shine.

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If you have a minimalist aesthetic, culottes add a dash of flair to your neutral ensemble of choice.

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Coordinated two-pieces are all the rage this season. Deviate from the crop top and skirt combo and try on this culotte and blazer duo for size. This one-two style punch will be great for the office as it is both fashion forward yet work appropriate.

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A pair of navy culottes is an investment worth looking into. Camel leather pumps, significant arm candy, and an animal print envelope clutch elevates this navy pant.

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Do like fashion maven Jenna Lyons and be a trail blazer. An ankle length pair of culottes with dramatic and maximalist volume is a great alternative to a maxi skirt or cocktail dress.

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Instead of doing white denim for your all-white summer look, why not opt for culottes? It feels more current and is definitely cooler than your standard white ripped denim.

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A pair of linen culottes feels positively Parisian with a simple tee and pumps. Tie a matching cardigan over your shoulder and some tousled waves for the perfect undone casual chic look.

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Look out for culottes that have interesting details, just like this pleated pair. The pleats give any look much needed texture.

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Get inspired by the masculine fashion history of culottes, and give your look a tomboy chic spin. Brogues plus a Peter Pan collar are just the ticket.

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Culottes are the perfect piece to show off your statement shoes. Since these pants are always cropped, it is ideal for letting your heels do the talking (and walking too!).

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Vanessa Hudgens nails the culotte trend by pairing it with modern classics like a camel trench, barely there ankle strap heels, and a striped tee.


Which look did you love? I hope that this post inspired you to slip into the hottest silhouette of the season. 

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Street Style Trend: Summer Whites

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I love that I live in a country that’s pretty much has summer weather year-round. For those fashionistas in the Western Hemisphere, summer will officially be in full swing in a couple of weeks. I’d like to take a cue from these street style stars and follow their lead on this trend–summer whites.

White is such a classic and clean color. I love its purity. I love its timelessness and elegance. All white was considered poor sartorial form for just a couple of years ago but now, white is an all year long style staple. Yes, even whites in the fall/winter fashion season! But nothing beats the effortless effervescence of all white in the summer. Peep my picks and styling tips below, and rock your best white #OOTD this season.
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Wrap dress + jumpsuit = TOTAL CHICNESS. I love how this one-piece integrates a classic flattering wrap dress silhouette on top. Add a sleek hairdo and you’re set.

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A breezy white tee and mini combo looks summer festival ready with buckled strappy sandals and a playful ikat textile satchel. Increase the coolness factor of this look with layered jewelry.

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A linen wrap dress with a slit feels like the perfect intersection of classic and current. The leather mules and black oversized sunnies make this look feel so Olsen twins inspired. I really love the Olsen Twins‘ style!

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Modern boho chic is in. A voluminous white maxi skirt, tassel necklace, and printed cropped top is the recipe for bohemian hippie style.

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Can I really make a street style trend roundup without Olivia Palermo? No. Here she is in all her stylish glory, wearing an elegant all white summer look. Love the Audrey Hepburn inspired neckline worn with edgy snakeskin lace up heels. fc4d9a2fdf5525645440e9ce341aa4af

The 70s are so in right now! Give your all-white look a little bit of 70s flair with a pair of earthy brown platforms. Want more 70s fashion inspo? Check out this link.

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I love ripped denim, it just gives an edgy and rock n’ roll vibe to any ensemble. Contrast your ripped white denim with a crisp white shirt and finish it off with a menswear inspired flourishes like a Panama hat and patent brogues.

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Chiara Ferragni is the top blogger for a reason, her style is simply amazing! I am in awe of how dynamic she makes all white look, especially for the transitional season. Lace up shorts plus snakeskin sneaks? Oh yes!

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Mechanic jumpsuits are another top trend for the season. It certainly is a departure from the more billowy, hippie chic kind. Pair with a messy top knot and your fave sandals for a great off-duty look.

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Eyelet details looks so amazing in white, it just resonates with how feminine and fresh white feels when worn in the summer. Take note of the shoulder cut-out details and the super trendy flat mule.

Images from Pinterest and WhoWhatWear


So which look did you love? Which one will you be copping for your summer outfit? I, for one, am excited to style my white denim! See it on my Instagram @stylewithkate.

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Wedding Season Is Open

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Wedding season is upon us. It’s such an exciting time! Whether you’re a part of the wedding party, a guest, or the blushing bride, there is so much fashion inspiration out there for you.

I simply love weddings! The romance, the elegance, the flowers… there are so many things to love about weddings. Here, I’ve put together the weddings I’ve been loving. The details, design, and chicness of these weddings are extraordinary. Let these images guide you as you plan your own wedding, or just let these beautiful images inspire you for the wedding season ahead.

Erica Pelosini‘s Wedding on The Coveteur

Italian stylist and street style maven Erica Pelosini wed Dutch shoe designer Louis Leeman in the picturesque island of Capri. Fashion industry insiders flocked to this chic island for their amazing wedding!

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Laidback with a slight bohemian flair, I love this stylish couple!

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I love how they matched their reception outfits to the Mediterranean vibe of Capri. Love the blue and white chiffon gown! And the groom’s espadrilles too!

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Cocktail hour in Capri, is there anything more perfect?
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Some of their A-list guest include Christie Brinkley and Olivia Palermo.

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Unconventional is the new chic. Adorning their reception with lemons instead of flowers made the event more memorable.

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Bridesmaids post-wedding brunch in matching Mary Katrantzou dresses is the very definition of wedding chic.

Blogger Jessica Tham’s Wedding

Let me share to you these photos from one of the lifestyle blogs Singapore loves, TippyTapp. I love these meaningful moments she shared. Her chicness definitely shows through!

Pre-Wedding

Pre-wedding shoots are a great way to show your more creative and playful side as a couple.

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I love the fashion forward brave coral lip and modern pearl earrings!

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The back of this gown is gorgeous! The lace and bow detail is vintage-inspired and oh-so-feminine.

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What a dapper groom! That navy suit!

Wedding Nuptials and Reception
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Straying away from traditional pastels for her bridal party, the royal blue and lace combo on these bridesmaid dresses is stunning.

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As they made their way to the tea ceremony, the couple looked great in black, white, and red. Creative and modern take on the traditional Chinese garment.

Our Happy Ending in Singapore Brides

Check out this pre-wedding shoot! The feeling of romance is still there, but I love how personal, intimate, youthful and playful this shoot is. I am especially in awe of all the colors, that made this shoot come alive!

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The painterly print on this chiffon maxi is so dreamy!

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Behind-the-Scenes at Bridal Veil as featured in Singapore Brides

Shooting in busy Orchard Road, this behind-the-scenes look into the shoot is so inspiring!

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The hair and makeup definitely took a cue from Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Michelle Huinmin’s designs for Bridal Veil are oozing with sophistication and modern elegance.

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Loving that contemporary halter neckline. It gives a traditionally white gown an avant garde feel.

Ah… weddings. I’ll never get tired of them. Weddings just have that unique brand of glamour, and it conveys an elegance that is simply incomparable. Which wedding did you love the most?

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Singapore Fashion Week: Lace-Up Heels

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Today is the first day of Singapore Fashion Week and I decided to make a little prediction on what the street stylers and trend setters are going to choose when it comes to shoes.

We shall see if I am right by the end of the week! In the mean time…Ta-da!

Yes, as you have probably guessed, it is Lace Up Heels.

There is always a footwear trend every season that prove to be the fast favorite among the fashion crowd. This year, lace-up heels seems to be the reigning shoe of the moment. From the platforms to the mules, lace-up heels are definitely the more glamorous and more feminine of other shoe trends. Delicate straps accentuate and flatter your legs and the sleek design is easy to coordinate with looks. Lace-up heels have just enough detail to be interesting, but since the details are more on the subtle side, it doesn’t overwhelm your #OOTD.  Lace-up heels make the right statement, and investing in a pair is the right move this season for any fashionista.

Fashionistas all over the globe have been spotted by street style photographer lens in lace-up heels. Here’s my rundown of street style looks that should inspire your lace-up heel style this year:
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Take your eyes off Olivia Palermo’s flawless print on print ensemble for a second, and avert your gaze onto her rich forest green lace-up heels. I love how the romantic feel of the jewel toned lace up heel contrasts against the graphic black and white separates.

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Another modern style icon, Alexa Chung, lends downtown cool to the conventional evening feel of lace-up heels. With her trademark mini, vintage framed bag, and tomboyish sweater, she lends a definite mod vibe to this look.

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Anna Kendrick shows off her style smarts, since the delicate details of lace-up heels are perfect for girls with petite frames. These snakeskin lace-up heels match perfectly with her black dress and white blazer. I love that pop of orange too!

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A fringe skirt makes a major splash, but these white lace-up heels look just as good with it. It continues the movement in the look and coordinates with the summery vibe of this look.

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Consider these nude lace-up heels your best friend for the summer. More than being leg-lengthening, these nude sandals are versatile. It looks stunning with this midi skirt, and is sure to look just as great with your summery rompers or denim shorts.

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Although commonly associated with boho style, brown lace-up sandals can also go with more graphic pieces, just like these striped trousers.

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Blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style is so good at mixing trends with more dressed up pieces. She does so quite brilliantly when she mixes trendy blue lace-up heels with a dove gray and white structured set.

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Actress and style blogger Jamie Chung adds a flashy flair to her casual daytime style. Her tasseled and lace up sandals uplift her cropped top and joggers ensemble. I especially love the black footwear with the earthy tones of the look.main.original.585x0 (1)In fashion, sometimes opposites do attract. A very sporty top juxtaposed with the sophistication and sexiness of lace-up heels is an ingenious way to set yourself apart from your run-of-the-mill aspiring fashionista.

All Images from WhoWhatWear

I’ve got my eye on the footwear Singapore!! Lets see some lace-up heels this week at the Tent! Follow me on IG @stylewithkate to see all the photos from #SGFW 2015. 

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Must Have Midi

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Hi ladies! Time for another trend report. If your skirt game is needing a little refresh, scout the mall for a midi skirt on your next outing. Not quite a maxi, and not quite a mini, the tea length demure hem of the midi skirt has been making fashion headlines as of late and has been making countless appearances on street style blogs, red carpets, and runways. The prim and proper appeal and the infinite styling possibilities that come with this covetable piece make the midi a new contender for the workhorse go-to item in your closet.

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You can count on midi skirts to add a certain fashion editor appeal and gravitas to your most casual tees and cheekiest sweaters. Just check out how this gray pleated midi skirt glams up and styles up the cream graphic cropped sweater.

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A midi skirt with lots of volume and texture instantly makes you look in-the-know when you don it. Not to mention, these skirts are fun to twirl in! Whether you choose to pair it with an equally feminine pair of strappy platforms or with a thick heeled tread sole statement shoe, the midi skirt looks chic every single time.

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If you’re looking to add a lot of drama and maximum oomph to your look, consider investing in a graphic printed midi skirt. The silhouette of the midi combined with the look-at-me bold and brash print make for a fashion statement that will certainly make you the style star of every room you walk into.

Looking for more midi inspiration? Check out more midi skirt wardrobe inspo:

All images below from WhoWhatWear

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Midis are the perfect length for cocktail hour. A midi skirt with an embellished hem paired with a leather jacket and a bright colored clutch makes for a great alternative to your conventional cocktail dress.main.original.585x0 (2)

Isn’t leopard print such a classic? A midi skirt in this print is a piece that will most likely outlast trends, and can easily transition from day to night, from casual to dressy. main.original.585x0 (3)

This calf-length midi is such a chic and sophisticated way to get dressed for the office. It is, of course, a more feminine way to style yourself for the boardroom and is a very welcome departure from your standard office wear of plain pant suits and pencil skirts. main.original.585x0 (4)

Leave it style maven Olivia Palermo to work a leather midi skirt with otherworldly elegance. Pared down with a classic and crisp white button-down, not only does the detail of the leather midi skirt stand out even more, it also makes the look more polished and preppy. main.original.585x0 (5)

Do your unique take on boho summer style. Give your flowing maxi a rest and show off those dainty ankles in a paisley print  midi with low-heeled chunky sandals. The cropped collar top and round sunnies are the perfect finishing touches to this laidback look. main.original.585x0Modern style icon Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor ups the glamour on her band tee as she pairs it with a ladylike white midi. Opt for a midi instead of denim when choosing what to wear with your T-shirt, it’ll make a world of a difference.

Are you converted into a midi skirt lover yet? I know I am! Time to look for that perfect midi to add to my closet. Happy shopping ladies!

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Shopping Guide: Top Fashion Jewelry Brands

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Fine Jewelry is undoubtedly at the top of every woman’s dream list. It is an investment that will be an heirloom and will outlast trends and time. However, fashion or costume jewelry holds a special place in every fashionista’s heart and her closet and jewelry box, of course. High street brands like Zara, Mango, River Island etc., all have their respective takes on fun and fashion forward bling. But here I’ve rounded up the brands and some top picks for fabulous and glamorous fashion jewelry that are both playful, elegant, tasteful, and are of high quality. Ditch those statement costume jewelry that are tarnished or have missing stones, and invest in sparklers that pile on the wow factor.

DANNIJO

Sister Jodie and Danielle, the founders and designers of DANNIJO, put a premium on sustainability and women empowerment. What started out as a way to raise funds for their grassroots women’s initiative in Africa turned out to a be highly successful and coveted line of costume jewelry. With aztec and geometric influences and rock n’ roll lifestyle feel, DANNIJO is at the top of every it girl’s list. This brand has been spotted on the likes of Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Natalie Portman.

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LULU FROST

Founded and based in NYC, Lulu Frost has a distinct aesthetic combining art deco architecture inspiration with contemporary kitschy and girly influences. The brand has had collaborations with eponymous retailer, J. Crew, and has been spotted on First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift proving the brand’s diverse yet sophisticated look. Marrying antique and modern, Lulu Frost captures the crux of what it means to be chic and stylish.

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BAUBLE BAR

Another NYC made and based jewelry brand, Bauble Bar is at the forefront of fashion jewelry online retail. They have an entire range of customizable jewelry and special services to cater to brides-to-be. They pretty much have every service you can imagine. Bauble Bar even has guest bartenders, who curate their own collection. Emma Roberts and Coco Rocha are some of the stylist celebs that they have collaborated with. There are also available stylists online, whether by chat, mail, phone or video, for any of your burning questions on accessorizing.

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EDDIE BORGO

Making edgy jewelry since 2008, Eddie Borgo is a NYC brand that takes inspiration from the wonderful city it is based in. Aside from harnessing and capturing the vibrant and upbeat energy of New York City in its designs, Eddie Borgo is also inspired by vintage costume jewelry, American tradition and heritage, and heavily rooted in the rock n’ roll culture. This luxe jewelry brand injects street style trends and urban vibes effortlessly into each piece. The designer, Eddie Borgo, has won many awards including the CFDA Swarovski Award for Innovation in Accessory Design.

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JENNIFER MEYER

Marrying the special quality of personalized jewelry, modern high street style, and the timeless elegance of fine jewelry, Jennifer Meyer has become a quick A-list favorite. From the Olsen twins to Jessica Alba, her understated yet statement making jewelry have been making fashion headlines and winning her scores of fashion fans from all over. Luxury meets wearability, her designs are handmade with love and Los Angeles and definitely have that distinctive echo of bohemian style and an easy air of sophistication.

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LIZZIE FORTUNATO

Twins Kathryn and Lizzie Fortunato have been consistently creating eclectic jewelry since 2008. Using influences from various world cultures and handicrafts, these pieces are adorned with hand beading, loom embroidery, and vintage textiles. If you’re looking for something perfect to go with your bohemian pieces or to update your summer style, Fortunato Jewels are it. Their pieces are where high-end and world-class craftmanship go together to create cool pieces that every girl would love to have on their necks.

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Happy Xmas shopping ladies!

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Must-Have Sweaters for Fall 2014

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I love sweater weather. Cozy knit scarves, snug beanies, and soft cardigans are both indispensable pieces that will undoubtedly complete your fall wardrobe. With a variety of designs available to suit every girl’s style, taste, and personality, there are simply so many ways to play around with sweater dressing when you’re styling yourself. Although fall is the common time to break out those statement making knitwear, knits are also making waves with spring/summer runways and street style. All season, all occasion, and definitely all casual elegance, sweaters will give your style a texture uplift and an increase in chicness.

These celebs certainly know how to get decked out in the best and most stylish knit wear. Whether it’s more dressed up and polished or more daytime casual, we can certainly see that the sweater’s trendiness translates anytime and anywhere.

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Karolina Kurkova shows off her penchant for white as she steps out clad in a menswear-inspired ensemble. Her cream knit  jumper serves as the visual texture that adds interest to her look. main.original.585x0 (2)

You can count on Olivia Palermo to pull of a monochromatic sweater and skirt set look. Casually half-tucked at the waist, the burgundy hue of her sweater and pencil skirt is the perfect canvas for her awe-inspiring statement necklace. main.original.585x0

California girl, former reality TV star, and fashion media and business mogul Lauren Conrad understands the power of knit wear and layering to instantly increase the sophistication of a tank dress and nude sandals. She does her own take on springtime layering in this chunky oversized knit cardigan.

Images from WhoWhatWear

Ready to take on the knit wear/ sweater trend? Shop my picks below:

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M Missoni Wave Knit Cotton Blend Sweater from LuisaViaRoma

Missoni’s signature prints will liven up your fall/winter wardrobe. Pick one of the colors within the sweater design and coordinate it with your other cold weather accessories, like scarves, gloves etc. This will look just as good in the summer, with shorts and ballet flats.

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The Elder Statesman Cashmere Sweater from Net-a-Porter

Every fashionista needs and more importantly, deserves a quality cashmere sweater. Nothing can beat the luxurious feeling that wearing cashmere gives. This one from The Elder Statesman is in a vibrant pink color that will pop with your blacks and navy blues.
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Alice + Olivia Face Appliqued Knitted Cardigan from Net-a-Porter

If you’re searching for something playful, grab this Alice + Olivia knit cardigan. The super fun face applique will look extra amazing when paired with a pencil skirt, opaque tights, and over-the-knee suede boots. 443540_fr_xlElizabeth and James Oversized Leopard Print Cotton Blend Cardigan from Net-a-Porter

To any fashionable woman, leopard print is practically a neutral. This print is perfect to pair with practically anything in your closet, and this oversized cardigan from Elizabeth and James is the perfect knit cover-up for your dresses and tailored separates.

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Jil Sander Leather-Trimmed Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater from Net-a-Porter

Turtleneck is a major trend this year. This Jil Sander piece modernizes and makes this trend even more covetable, with a few smart design decisions; from the leather panel detail on the inner sleeve, subtle asymmetrical hemline, and the understated gray color, of course.

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Etro Knit Sweater from MyTheresa

The vintage print on this Etro Knit Sweater is simply stunning. Layer a crisp, white button down underneath this knit for a quick and chic office look, or opt to wear on its own and pair with distressed denim and sneakers for some effortless street style flair.

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Chloe Knit Sweater Dress from MyTheresa

A sweater dress is a great way to get dressed, whether you find yourself in the midst of springtime or fall. You can wear this Chloe frock with tights or without, with heels or flats. The marled gray knit fabric and colorful geometric pattern make this piece truly versatile.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Knit Sweater from MyTheresa

For the full-on preppy look, slip into this classic Polo Ralph Lauren sweater design. Channel country club springtime chic and wear it with a pleated white mini skirt and espadrilles. Come fall, accent this knit with red scarves and matching cropped navy trousers.

Sweaters are a godsend. It is both comfy and fashionable! What is your sweater pick this season?

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Layer It Up: 13 Street Style Looks to Steal

Latest trends

Layering is an art that all fashionistas aim to perfect and excel in. It’s not just simply about piling one piece of clothing after another. Layering is all about mixing textures, playing with silhouettes, combining colors and harmonizing trends together in order to create a multidimensional visually interesting and appealing look.

Typically associated with the colder months of the year, layering has now spilled over to the warmer months. Style soldiers don’t just layer in the fall or winter, summer layering is a legitimate fashion movement too. Layering takes some skill and fashion savvy and when you’ve done it as expertly as these street style looks have, you can undoubtedly call yourself a true blue fashionista.

I’ve handpicked 13 of the best street style looks that show layering mastery. Jot down some notes, and apply your fashion learnings to your own style.
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All white is a quintessential summer outfit. An unbuttoned silk shirt in a burnt orange hue gives these white separates a punch of color. It also adds an element of undone casual glamour.

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Refresh your fall layering by wearing a pair of sheer tights underneath your super skinny jeans, it’ll be a nice and alluring sartorial surprise. Keeping the blazer fully buttoned also creates a stronger color statement when combined with blue and red.

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Use summer closet items to keep your fall outfits interesting. A pair of leather shorts and white sneakers looks unexpected yet totally apropos with a chunky knit, a cozy scarf, and a luxe camel overcoat.

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A sliver of your denim shirt underneath a warm cable knit sweater is grandpa chic meets urban styling. The cuffed jeans and red clutch are much needed details that sweeten up this look.

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Leopard + stripes + buffalo check print equals a print on print layering extravaganza. This look manages to meld all those prints together without having it clash, the key here is choosing it in more neutral color palettes that are easy to mix and match.

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When it gets way too cold that one coat can’t handle it, layer two on! There’s no fashion rule that says you can’t anyway. Putting on a nude coat over a buttoned bold colored one is a great style fix for those extra chilly days, it’s fashion without sacrificing comfort at its finest.

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Leopard print is so chic, timeless, and versatile that most fashion pundits consider it a neutral print. A leopard print topper, like this one, is an excellent way to upgrade an all black ensemble. The leather moto jacket peeking out hints at texture layering.

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A boxy leather shell top and a white classic button-down isn’t the typical match, but when layered together it’s a match made in fashion heaven. This closet pairing works brilliantly because of the texture as well as genre contrast, the traditional vs. modern and the tough leather vs. the relaxed white cotton/linen.

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A clever styling trick to keep warm and snug is layering two scarves together. It’s also a great way to introduce more prints into your everyday attire. Just make sure that the prints you choose for your scarf will harmonize and complement each other, almost like they were meant to be worn together.

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Get into the sport trend by opting for a varsity jacket to wear under your coat. Ditch your layering staples, i.e. your fave denim and leather moto jacket, for a day and take the athletic trend out for a spin.

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Summer layering can be a bit tricky. This street style look, however, makes it looks effortless and easy. The sheer panel at the top makes it still look breezy and light, even with the leather jacket on. The flannel layered underneath just adds that extra print detail. The top handle bag and neon-laced sneaks are surprising accessories that work brilliantly in completing the look.

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A T-shirt in a similar hue as the sweater is an ingenious layering tip that you can easily copy and personalize. The monochromatic layering maintains the ease of this look.

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Leave it to Olivia Palermo to introduce and successfully pull off luxurious layering like this. A emerald green fur vest and a tweed coat with leather sleeves? Yes, please. She ups the ante of her jeans and sneaker combo further with her exotic croc skin frame bag.

 

Inspired yet? I know I am. Get to your closet stat, and start experimenting with layering different pieces, textures, and colors. Have fun ladies!

All Images from WhoWhatWear

 

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Sporty Looks for Summer

Latest trends

Alexander Wang was definitely one of the pioneers and trailblazers for the resurgence of the athletic trend that is sweeping the fashion industry at the moment. Gray sweats, sneakers, and mesh tops are moving out of the confines of the gym, and are now firmly planted in the style spotlight. Sports luxe have been spotted on the backs of the most stylish set, like Miroslava Duma, Olivia Palermo, and Chiara Ferragni to name a few, this fashion trend show no sign of slowing down.

Sprint-Trend-SportyYou can count on more sportswear detailing and materials propping up even in the most classic of silhouettes. From Gucci to Marni, DKNY to Marc Jacobs, locker room wear is a trend that’s here for the long haul. Incorporate this sought-after look into your wardrobe, and get inspired with my top 10 picks for the best sporty summer looks:

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Wearing your sneakers with a relaxed tee and tote in a matching color is an advanced style move that makes your casual attire look a little bit more polished and pulled together.

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Trousers with a single vertical white stripe is an understated nod to jogging pants. Take it to another level by using it to diminish the dressiness of the sequin top and studded heels.

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Mesh details are hot, hot, hot this season. Turn up the volume on this sporty material when you wear it with distressed jeans and menswear inspired loafers.

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The drawstring and pocket detail of these shorts allude to its gym attire origins, but the ankle strap sandal and oversized camel coat make it look updated and super chic.

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Change up your crop top, and go for a sports bra instead. Wear with a high-waist pleated skirt, and give a fresh and twist on the athletic trend.

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You won’t look a like a dad when you wear sneakers with jeans and a blazer. Just bear in mind that your separates should be tailored and not baggy.

main.original.585x0 (4)A striped sleeved T-shirt gives a subtle nod to sportswear. Topping it off with a crystal statement necklace and lucite heels makes it unique and personal.

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Never downplay the value and impact headwear can add to your ensemble. Just by simply wearing a baseball cap, you can dip your toe into the athletic wear trend. Opt for baseball caps done in a more luxe material, like this leather cap, and avoid sports insignia at all costs.

new-york-21-682x1024You need not be limited to blazers and boxy jackets when choosing a piece to complement your favorite graphic print pencil skirt. A varsity jacket is the way to go, when you want to add a bit of sporty glam to your street style.
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Gray sweatpants must always be paired with something more formal or a more rigid or tailored shape to it. By using a leather vest to layer the look, you don’t look like you’re lounging at home or sweating it out on the treadmill.

Why not try this trend out for size? You might be surprised at how many chic points you’ll score!

Images from: WhoWhatWear, Fashion Magazine, Valley Magazine, Lauren Messiah, GlamAsia, Pinterest, Refinery29

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