The Golden Jacket

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Hey, Stylish!

This time I would love to share with you a great source to buy this cool jacket. The round metallic detailing in clothes and accessories is a must-have in this season and this jacket is the exaggeration of this trend. Wear it with a pair of jeans and tank top or with the black maxi for a more dramatic look.  And the best news is that this jacket is on sale!!!

Get it here

 

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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

gingham three

 

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

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

Yoshikimono

 

 

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

Unmixable Mix

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Hey Stylish!

Today I decided to mix my  preppy heels with a quirky vintage jumpsuit. If you look at the street fashion trends recently, they all promote playfulness and ability to mix low with high, new with old, color with monochrome. So if you want to give some of your favorite pieces second life, just mix it with unpredictable item: sportswear with heels, puffy skirt with sneakers or leather jacket with lingerie dress. And of course some denim inspirations from different decades:

 

How to Wear Dungarees/ Jumpsuits

2000s

1960s

1980s Moschino collection

 

 

My look:

Jumpsuit: vintage, similar here

Heels: ASOS

 

FIERCE

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Hey Stylish!

The summer is almost over and I definitely need to talk about must-have shoes of this season: gladiator sandals.  Gladiator sandals with extravagant design could become a statement piece of the outfit, so keep it simple. Monochromatic and neutral colors would be great decision for picking up gladiator sandals since they “cut” the proportions of the leg and potentially can make your legs look more corpulent.  Some high-fashion inspiration for you from Alexander McQueen:

 

 

 

My look:

Sandals: found in thrift store for 15 dollars!!!!!!  Similar here and here and maybe there

Dress: Forever 21

Overskirt: my Mom’s DIY project, you can find something similar here

Hat: vintage, 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

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