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

 

Happy 4th of July or How to wear a flag

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Hey, Stylish!

Happy 4th of July all the stylish people from the US! As you know, it’s a tradition to wear the flag abbreviatures for the celebration and I am so happy to experiment with it. The flag theme has always been the inspiration for many designers and you can notice this trend in Balenciaga‘s and Balmain‘s collections. If you want to adopt this trend in real life, try to use it with a humor and mix it up with accessories (in my case a Breton hat). I think the most interesting inspirations are from:

Victor and Rolf:

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Marc Jacobs:

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Follow your #visualcharisma

xo Xenia

 

 

My Look:

dress- ZARA, similar here and there

top: vintage, similar here and there

shoes-YRU

Breton cap-vintage, similar here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Old New Story of Kimono

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Hey Stylish!

The story of the kimono has always intrigued Western world and took many forms in the way it is adapted in nowadays wear. We have seen many examples of the new silhouettes and textiles of many variations of the kimonos. I am actually a big fan of the traditional kimonos that are universally flattering. If you want to adapt more wearable look you can mix it with slip dresses (like I did) or with jeans for a more casual, eclectic look. As usual, I leave you with the freshest runway inspirations:

Cinq A Sept

Gucci

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My look: 

kimono- Vintage, hand painted and batik, similar here and there

shoes- Dolce Vita

belt-Forever 21, similar here

bag-vintage, similar here

slip dress-H&M, similar here

White Out

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Hi stylish!

Five decades ago, fashion icon Audrey Hepburn popularized white shirts with male silhouette. Thank you, Audrey! The white shirt is timeless, flattering and elegant staple like the little black dress. White shirts make you look crisp, clean and classic. There is no limits or rules how to wear white shirt trend, just remember to mix it up with color or texture to make your look more interesting. The runway inspirations for you:

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xoxo Xenia

My look:

shirt: H&M

vest: Mural

shoes: Bamboo

Folkloric

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Hello my stylish friends!

Happy Fashionable New Year! What was your New Year outfit? I am obsessed with my folkloric dress which was a part of my outfit for New Year Eve party. It is important to understand that contemporary fashion trends are inspired by ethnic silhouettes and details, rather than being authentic costume. Mix your ethnic clothes with contemporary, sporty or classy shoes and accessories to avoid head to toe folk. Enjoy some inspirations from Dolce and Gabanna and Ulyana Sergeenko:
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xoxo Xenia

dress: handmade

jewelry:H&M

Never Say Never

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sweatshirt: H&M

jeans:BDG Urban Outfitters Jeans

flats:D&V

Hello my stylish friends!

As I mentioned in my previous posts- I am not a fan of leopard print.However, in fashion you never say never! Animal trend is a total must-have for Winter 2015.As fashionista I cannot resist my growing love to animal prints.My only one suggestion would be to keep the minimalistic forms, which are the best ways of expressing the beauty of animal prints.Here are some examples: Balmain, Wren, Givenchy

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What is your “no-no” in fashion?

xoxo Xenia

How to wear RED

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coat: http://www.choies.com/product/gray-lapel-double-breasted-waistcoat-with-waist-tie_p27985

pants: H&M

shoes: Sam Edelman

scarf: ZARA

Hello my stylish friends!

Did you know that wearing red does not only attract attention from members of the opposite sex, but also increase your level of self-confidence? 

Incorporating bright red into your wardrobe is definitely not an easy task. My only one advice is to mix it with something neutral. Grey considered by artists and designers as a versatile color, which can compliment any other color of the pallet. Just be careful with the undertone of the grey color.For example if you are wearing Coca-Cola red, it is better to compliment it with warm grey.If you are wearing ruby red, combine it with cold, blueish grey. Here are some inspirations for you:

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What are your tips for wearing red?

xoxo Xenia

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