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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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

The Exaggeration

 

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 Hey, Stylish!

How to wear Dolce and Gabanna without actually wearing it? Here is the formula: all black+ feminine cuts+exaggerated forms and silhouettes. I think the third variable in this equation is the most important. I am a big fan of good drama, so exaggerated detailing can bring some new feelings to simple clothes. Just take my look: a simple black sandals are upgraded with a feather trim,  a sweater is detailed with bows and my glasses are embellished with flowers- simple forms spiced with exagerated detailing.

As usual, some of my observations and inspirations. This time from D&G:

 

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My look:

Sweater- Mix vintage

Pants-Forever 21

Sandals- LittleMistress, similar here

Bag- vintage 1975, similar here

Glasses-novelty, original here, similar there

 

 

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:

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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/

Hippie Silk

Hey stylish!

All you need is love and…some summer outfit. Hippie trend has been a go-to summer style for over five decades. In order to add some modern touch to your “peaceful” outfit, you should accessorize it with edgy pieces.  Try sunglasses or a glamorous hat. As usual, fabulous inspirations for you:

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My look:

pants: Vintage from 1989

shirt: Jones New York

belt: Forever 21

shoes: Lucky Brand

The Classy Tomboy

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pants:H&M

shoes:Zara

blazer:Zara

ring: vintage

Hello my stylish friends! 

All of us know that classic fitting blazer is a must-have for everybody! You can combine it with heels to create edgy,runway look or even with snickers(which is super trendy this Fall). Although the menswear trend has been popular for several years, Marlene Dietrich was actually among the first to pioneer the androgynous style. She wore masculine three-piece suits to create a distinctly masculine look that helped to revolutionize and redefine women’s fashion (and actually spice it out).During the 1930s, she  helped to popularize and make pants acceptable for women to wear. Dietrich’s style inspired me for the outfit above. Here are some of her well known looks, enjoy:

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What is your favorite style icon?

xoxo Xenia

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