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

 

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:
shoes
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Dries Van Noten (photo credit)
accessories:
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dresses
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Preen (photo credit)
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

DRAMA

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Hey Stylish!

One of the hottest summer trends are ruffles. The fluffier, bigger and dramatic they are, the more modern they are. However, you need to take in consideration proportions. More volume on the top, less volume on the bottom and vice versa. Also keep in mind that ruffles play a role of accessories, so you don’t need to add supercilious elements to your cohesive outfit.

Some inspirations from Gucci and Valentino for you:

 

Looking ethereal in a pink Gucci dress with ruffles, Kristina stars in FASHION editorial

 

Xenia.

My look:

Button up shirt- mine is vintage, similar here

Dress: Nasty Gal

Shoes: ASOS

Lemon or Sunnyside

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Hey Stylish!

Today’s look was inspired by new trend -humor fashion. More and more fashionistas relax their outfits with quirky and unique accessories to take away some seriousness from the outfits.  The fastest way is adding a pair of unusual sunglasses, which instantly elevate the look and make it feel that you are stylish without even trying. Another way would be jewelry and clutches, even a bag  charm  would work.  Here are some inspirations for you:

                                          Xenia

My outfit:

Pants- Forever 21, similar here

blouse- Forever 21, similar here

clutch- Amazon, here

Print Me Out!

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Hi Stylish!

I am obsessed with Advanced Style blog. If you have never heard about Iris Apfel and Valerie Von Sabel you definitely need to check out this blog that captures bold and elegant style of older New Yorkers. It is interesting that the older fashionistas have more courage to mix prints and wear bright accessories. That courage makes their style unique and unrepeatable; what is impossible to say about “style” perception that we have nowadays. I feel that we assume that “style” is a synonym for “hype”. That is why Pinterest and Instagram are full of Kardashian family clones that look the same.

My today’s look was inspired by the way Advance style ladies mix prints, according to certain rules:

1.Bolder=better

2.Fabric has to match (wool with heavier textures, silk or chiffon with lighter)

3. Add a resting point ( a part of your outfit where an eye can rest, in my case the rest point are my shoes)

Enjoy some inspirations from Advanced Style:

 

 

 

 Xenia

My look:

poncho-H&M similar here and there

pants- Forever 21, similar here

shoes- Topshop, similar here and there

ear cuffs- ASOS, similar here

photo credit: http://www.advanced.style/

Translucent Transperency

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Hey stylish!

Summer is definitely time to experiment with colors and textures and learn how to mix them. This season transparent and translucent fabrics is huge trend that would be around for next seasons too. However, not everyone has a courage to wear the translucent top or skirt, and let’s be honest it is not appropriate for work or school. In this look I am wearing my favorite vintage over sized top with mom’s jeans to make it look fresh and sporty rather than “aggressively sexy'” that transparency of fabric can create. I would transition this look to more appropriate for school or any public event by adding a camisole underneath or a crop top. I enjoy this new trend of transparent translucency that could be so translucently transparent!

Here are some inspirations for you from these season translucent trends:

Gucci:

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and Prada:

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Xenia.

 

My look:

Jeans: mine are vintage, similar here and there

Top: vintage, similar can find here

sneakers: Zara, similar here

purse:  here

sunglasses: similar here

 

Jumpsuit and My Come Back

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Hi Stylish!

If anyone still here, I want to apologize for a long break. Since I have a little bit of free time during  summer, I will update on the outfits and trends I found interesting and worth talking about.

Back to the trends. Spring is time for floral prints, which is an obvious, cheesy way to update your look for spring or summer.  However, Sp16/SS16 trends are requiring abstract  representation of floral as well as hyper realistic.  You can find photo realistic floral prints in  Jenny Packman’s spring collection:

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more abstract, almost flat and very “patchwork” in Gucci’s:

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and very feminine, watercolor florals in  Simone Rocha’s:

 

So even if you think that florals are predictable for summer, the representation of it is quite different and changes from season to season.

 

                                                            Back,

                                                            Xenia

Back to my outfit:

Similar jumpsuits:

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Sandals:

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jewelry:

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