Ruffles, Hippie Chic and TONS of Magenta

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Hey, Stylish!

Fall is officially here, but it is summer time in San Francisco, so I am still not ready to give up on bright colors! Watching the latest Chloe collection, I am so inspired by that Hippie Chic vibes that the famous fashion house is famous for.

If you want to experiment with the Hippie chic, start with something very easy, such as long ruffled dress ( mine is vintage 70’s) and platforms.

You can also play around with the silhouettes and proportions selecting extra flared jeans, and oversized flowy blouses.

Here is Chloe inspiration for you:

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Check Mate or Check Print Obsession

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Hey, Stylish!

Check print is so hot right now starting with a classic jacket cut that has been spotted everywhere at the NYFW. I decided to give a second life to my  90’s dress jacket and pair it with a head to toe vintage. However, you can pair the check trend with almost everything and easily dress it down and dress it up. For instance, pair it with a ripped denim skirt and moto boots for that edgy look or with sequined jeans to glam up the classic cut. I created a couple of collages for your inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gimgham and Polka Dot With a Splash Of Red

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Hey, Stylish!

The gingham has been so popular Spring 17 and this Summer that you can see this print in any store and collection. I decided to pair my gingham Victoria Beckham x Target suit with the polka dot Jeffrey Campbell platform to bring some edginess to the very preppy and polished print. I would recommend pairing the graphic prints with a pop of color, for example, mega trendy red color to enhance the contrast. I also put together some of the outfits for you as a fresh perspective how to transition your gingham into Fall season:

 

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classic black and white with a pop of red
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color blocking and ruffles vs total gingham and neutral colors

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volume on the top with a balanced volume on the bottom and metallic detailing

 

Black Kimono and Beloved All Black

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Hey, Stylish!

You know that I am in love with the kimono trend recently because the kimono converts any outfit into relaxed, effortlessly chic one. Even at the hottest day in San Francisco (which is almost a nonsense) my vintage kimono was keeping me cold because of its silk and cotton blend. I would really recommend finding your perfect kimono in the local vintage stores because the quality of them is much higher than the modern ones. You can always find kimonos in a robe section in almost any thrift shop. For some runway inspirations, check out Gucci and Alice+Olivia:

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The Hard Purple or Trendy Red and White Stripes

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Hey, stylish!

Did you know that purple is the hardest color to photograph? As you can see from the pictures above, my suede vintage skirt seems to be cobalt blue but in real life, it is true purple. Today’s look is about the hottest trend of disappearing Summer-vacation stripes or red and white stripes. You can see them a lot at American runways, such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Michael Kors. There is no brainer that you can wear it with everything, but my suggestion would be pairing it with a solid bold color to enhance the boldness of the print.  Enjoy some of the great inspirations from the runway and also check some of my favorite posts about stripes here and there.

 

My look:

shoes: old Jeffrey Campbell | skirt: vintage |top: H&M |bag: vintage

 

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White Before and After Labor Day

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Hey Stylish!

All we know the stigma that one should not wear white after Labor day, which is a complete false. I truly believe that fashion right now has no rules, gender or boundaries. So please, wear white and all other colors whenever or whatever you want ( maybe just avoid wearing white at someone else’s wedding at least). In today’s look I was not only inspired by my favorite color+ texture technique ( white+metal) but also by the pleated skirt trend that is so hot this season.  Wear the pleated skirts with the bulky sweaters or the longline classic coats to enhance the gentle nature of pleats or go crazy with texture as I did in my look. Here are some inspirations for you: 

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What is your favorite way to wear pleats?

                                xo Xenia

Head to Toe Velvet or Five Trends in One

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Hey, Stylish!
Velvet has been a huge trend since Fall 2015 and is still being seen on multiple runways. However, comparing to the velvet inspirations from 2015 the silhouettes and cuts are more sophisticated and now it is totally common to see shoes and accessories in velvet as well as all clothing possibly imagined. In my today’s look, I combined five trends in one: velvet+wrap dress+fakefur+turban. If you get your inspirations from the runway as I do, you can check out velvet in many unpredictable variations:
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Dries Van Noten (photo credit)
accessories:
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And the most interesting part about it is that you can mix and match all the items and silhouettes together, creating a cohesive and ultra trendy look.
Let me know what do you think about velvet trend!
xo Xenia
My look:
turban- here
dress-ZARA, similar here
pants-H&M, similar here

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