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

 

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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Virgil Abloh

What is your favorite way to wear pleats?

                                xo Xenia

Carrie Bradshaw Outfit or Stripes on Stripes

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My look:

skirt- Victoria Beckham for Target (sold) , but can find it here

top- Forever 21 (old) similar here and there

sandals- vintage 90’s, similar here and there 

hat-vintage, similar here

muff-vintage, similar here and there

Hey Stylish!

I have always been fascinated by the work of the famous stylist Patricia Field in the Sex and the City. Even though, she viewed Carrie Bradshaw as a fashion risk taker, many of her outfits were so fashion forward and effortlessly chic at the same time. I really enjoy her outfits in Paris, so feminine and avant-garde at the same time. I tried to adapt this aesthetic into my today’s outfit by taking the feminine silhouettes and mixing them with a bold print mixing technique.  Check out some great Carrie Bradshaw inspirations:

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xo Xenia

Acid Wash Denim and Jeffrey Campbell Work of Art

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 Hey, Stylish!

Weird and unusually beautiful shoes are having a moment this year. Designers are using unconventional materials and silhouettes to enhance the boldness of the nowadays style. I like the notion of wearing the art on your feet… and wearable art itself. The unusual and unique pieces do not necessarily only come from the runway, here are some of my favorite sources for unique and affordable footwear:

  1. Jeffrey Campbell.My favorite shoe designer and beloved shoe brand. Campbell is an  LA based shoe designer that creates quirky, fresh and super trendy heels, flats and platforms. You can see a lot of IT girls wearing his designs. I own around 7 pairs of Jeffrey Campbell shoes and would love to expand my collection.
  2. Poshmark. A platform for recycling your old wardrobe finds online. You can find a lot of unique, vintage or designer shoes there at affordable prices ( spoiler alert: Jeffrey Campbell as well!!!). The best part about it is that you can bargain and propose your own price.
  3. Y.R.U. Another cool and young brand. It is pretty edgy and has a great variety of Lolita, Goth, and rock chic shoe gear.
  4. eBay. This is a no brainer. You can find anything on eBay, including unique and crazy shoes. My favorites are this and that.
  5. DollsKill. A cool website for one of a kind piece for every taste: edgy, flirty, romantic, punk and etc. They also have huge flash sales very often.

Let me know what are your favorite places to buy the inspirational footwear! If you want to find some new inspirations for unique purses, check out my blog post about it.

Xo Xenia

My look: 

jeans- vintage, from my favorite Buffalo Exchange

sequined top- Forever 21

denim ripped jacket- BCBG thrifted, similar here and there

shoes- Jeffrey Campbell ice skating shoes, old collection. If you are size 8, can find it here

bag- Zara, old collection, similar here
P.S. Check out the coolest inspirations from runway:

Beloved Alexander McQueen

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Dior:

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Thom Browne:

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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

 

 

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/

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