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Style Inspired: Ariana Grande’s High Waisted Jeans OOTD

Sep
30

This is probably one of my favorite looks this year: high waisted jeans and an off-the-shoulder crop top.  It’s so simple but so cute.  Ariana wore this look the other day and I literally want to buy similar pieces and rock this look as well!  This is such a quick OOTD for going out with friends, a date, or even a casual night look.  It’s so versatile and you can re-wear each piece in so many different ways.  If you want to recreate this look, scroll down to see where to purchase these gorgeous items!

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If you would like to purchase similar high waisted jeans, check out his pair from American Apparel.  They are AA’s Dark Wash High-Waist Jeans and they costs $90.  They can be purchased here.

American Apparel Dark Wash High-Waist Jean // $90

American Apparel Dark Wash High-Waist Jean // $90

American Apparel also carries the same top, it’s called the cotton spandex off-shoulder top in black.  It comes in additional colors as well, including red, white, pink and gray.  The tops are $30 each and can be purchased here.

American Apparel Cotton Off-Shoulder Top // $30

American Apparel Cotton Off-Shoulder Top // $30

What do you think about Ariana’s outfit?  Share your thoughts below!

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Sarah

Trend Alert: Duster Coats!

Sep
29

I absolutely adore duster coats!  They are so chic and are quickly becoming popular.  Duster coats are otherwise known as really long jackets 🙂 .  You can get a thin duster coat or a really, thick one for a cool night.  Duster coats are coming back in style–they used to be popular in the 1920s, and women wore them to guard against wind while in an open car.  These days, a duster coat is the perfect addition to give your outfit a sophisticated vibe.  Now that fall is fully in effect, instead of wearing long pants and long sleeve tops, finish off your shorts and crop top with a duster coat–not only is it trendy, it will keep you warm and covered.  Take a look at three different, but equally gorgeous ways to wear a duster coat.

Kylie Jenner’s Bohemian OOTN:

Kylie styled her pale blue duster coat with an all white romper, nude hat, fringe bag and cream colored stilettos.  She kept the color palette of her outfit neutral, opting to add a pop of color with that gorgeous silky coat.  To make the look edgy, try incorporating accessories like Kylie that show your personality–it can change the look completely!

Rihanna’s Casual OOTD:

Let’s face it.  Rihanna can honestly do no wrong!  For this OOTD, she took a patterned duster coat that looks very Coachella-esque and made it work!  RiRi wore simple denim shorts, patterned crop top and red lips with her long jacket.  This is definitely a different look but it works!  You don’t have to wear a duster coat a certain way and RiRi shows us how you can make it funky yet still so chic.

Rihanna Long Shirt Crop Top Jeans Black Hair The Lifestyle Reporter

Kim Kardashian’s Sydney Look:

When Kim visited Sydney, Australia for her hubby’s tour, she rocked a beautiful pastel pink duster coat with a white crop top and pencil skirt.  She finished it off with nude heels and sunglasses.  The duster coat really adds a chic element to the look.  The color is perfect–it can honestly go with anything.  Kim keeps the look look neutral by wearing all white and uses the pink to give the look some nice dimension.  If you don’t want to show a lot of skin, this is a great option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back of Kim's Pastel Duster

 

Which one is your favorite look?  Share your thoughts below!

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Sarah

Outfit Idea: Monochrome

Sep
23

If you’re in a rush and need to get out of the door quick, take a page from the celebs below and pick a monochrome look.  Wearing one color is a fast way to look chic–it looks instantly glam and very put together.  Take a look below for some great monochrome outfit inspirations.

Kylie Jenner’s All White:

Kylie Jenner is such a trendsetter and this outfit is so gorgeous!  The all white OOTD, including white shoes, looks amazing!  She chose blue-gray nails and edgy accessories to make it less formal.  Kylie went a little vampier with her makeup.  If you try the all white look, follow her lead and wear a darker lip and smoky brown eyes.

Kylie Jenner Monochromoe White Top White Pants Sports The Lifestyle Reporter

 

Ashley Olsen’s All Black Everything:

The Olsen twins are such style icons, and the key to their look is comfort.  It’s never about showing a lot of skin or looking overly sexy.  I love their style!  In this case, Ashley is rocking all black, including black shoes and a black handbag.  Black will always look good and is always a great choice when choosing an outfit.  For this look, make sure your makeup is simple.  To avoid looking like a vampire, choose fitted black pants and a nice stiletto :).

Winter Inspo All Black The Lifestyle Reporter

 

Zoe Saldana’s Shades of Gray:

Zoe looks flawless in a gray OOTN.  Instead of choosing the same shade of gray, Zoe adds dimension to her outfit by picking a darker gray for the skirt and belt.  This is probably my favorite look between the three because it the different shades of gray really look amazing together and I don’t see this very often.

Gray Top Gray Skirt Shades of Gray Zoe Saldana The Lifestyle Reporter

Fall Style: Knit Dresses

Sep
18

With fall just around the corner, what better way to kick it off than with a comfy knit dress?  I love the ones that look like oversized sweaters–so chic and so flattering no matter your body type.  If you love the look of knit dresses, take a look at three different ways you can wear it.

All the looks share the same idea: keep the entire outfit simple–no crazy amounts of jewelry, makeup, etc.  In this case, less is more!

In the first look, Kim Kardashian styles her loose knit dress with some thigh high nude boots and a matching Celine purse. She perfectly complimented the dress with some aviators, a gold watch and dark colored nails.

Kim Kardashian Oversize Sweater Tall Nude Beige Boots Celine Purse The Lifestyle Reporter

 

In the next look, the model is also rocking a white sleeveless knit dress like Kim, but this time, it’s styled with a sleeveless vest in off white.  It’ important to find a vest that’s longer than the dress–it balances the look!  Add a single silver colored bangle with simple makeup and there you have it!

 

White Sweater Dress Sleeveless Oversize Vest The Lifestyle Reporter

 

This next look is my favorite!  It looks like the most comfortable oversized turtleneck!  The unique boots make it a cool, casual look.  Make sure to roll the sleeves, it keeps the look from being too polished!

Black Oversize Turtleneck Boots Simple Winter Fall Looks OOTD The Lifestyle Reporter

Three New Ways to Rock a Beanie

Sep
15

Now that fall is around the corner, it’s time to dress for the cooler weather.  Take a cue from these gorgeous ladies and make beanies a staple in your wardrobe.

1) Make Your Beanie the Pop of Color

Cara Delevingne knows how to make a statement, and in this case, it’s her bright red beanie.  It’s loud and draws your eyes immediately!  She keeps the rest of her outfit simple: black leather jacket and boots, white t-shirt and jeans.  Choose a bright-colored beanie to spice up your OOTD and it will be an attention grabber.

Cara Delevingne Street Style Red Beanie Black Jacket White Shirt Blue Jeans Model Supermodel The Lifestyle Reporter

 

2) Wear Your Beanie With a Dress and Coat

Jourdan Dunn styles her dress and winter coat right, wearing a black beanie and some flat boots to toughen it up.  The beanie gives her feminine dress an urban twist and the results are flawless!

Jourdan Dunn Dress With Boots Summer Fall Look The Lifestyle Reporter'

If you’re aiming for a more feminine look, wear a black beanie with a matching lace dress. Just add a coat plus flat boots.  The lace peeking out from under the coat give a feminine vibe but the beanie and boots keep the look from looking too sweet.  Not sure who the model is, found it on tumblr 🙂

Black Beanie Gray Jacket Lace Boots

3) Compliment Your Beanie With Red Lips

Rihanna chose a gray beanie to go with a white crop top, leather skirt and sneakers.  If she chose a black colored beanie, the look would have been more goth glam but the gray gives the outfit a relaxed, cool vibe that tones down the otherwise risque outfit.  She adds the perfect touch–red lips.  Red lips means glamour and that’s what we see!  Add red lips to chic up any beanie outfit!  Perfection!

Rihanna Beanie Summer Glam Gray Crop Top The Lifestyle ReporterWhat do you think of beanies?  Share below!

Style Inspired: Kendall Jenner Wearing All Black at NYFW Party

Sep
14

Kendall Jenner not only hit the runway at NYFW, she also attended photographer Russell James’ book release party.  She wore a gorgeous yet simple outfit–a look I will definitely be recreating this week.  She wore an off the shoulder black long sleeve top with a studded black mini skirt.  All black is a quick way to look effortlessly cool.  I found two different skirts inspired by her outfit.  They are a little different but I think with this look, as long as it’s a black skirt with some sort of studding or metal accent it will work!  Check out my picks below!

Photo credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret

Photo credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret

Nasty Gal has a similar looking top for $38.   It’s called the Courtney Crop Top in black and can be purchased here.

Nasty Gal Courtney Crop Top in Black, $38

Nasty Gal Courtney Crop Top in Black, $38

I fell in love with two similar mini skirts from Revolve Clothing.  This first one is by Bec & Bridge and is called the Argon Skirt.  It’s currently on sale at Revolve Clothing for $169.  Check it out here.

Bec & Bridge Argon Skirt, $169 at Revolveclothing.com

Bec & Bridge Argon Skirt, $169 at Revolveclothing.com

The second skirt I found on Revolveclothing.com.  It’s the Ladakh X Revolve Rattlesnake skirt and is on sale for $38.  It’s a little more risque but I think the design is so interesting.  It can be purchased here.

Ladakh x Revolve Rattlesnake Skirt, $38 at revolveclothing.com

Ladakh x Revolve Rattlesnake Skirt, $38 at revolveclothing.com

 

 

Kylie Jenner Does 1960s Glam for Byrdie

Sep
12

Kylie Jenner flexs her modeling muscle for Byrdie.com, and she looks amazing!  The youngest Jenner’s shoot was all about the sixties and showed several different looks inspired by the era.  Kylie rocks cat eyes, voluminous hair and bright patterned pieces.  Take a look at some of my favorite photos from her feature.  To see all of her looks, check out the article on byrdie.com.

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

PHOTO: Justin Coit

Which one is your favorite?  Tell me below!

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The Easiest OOTN: Whitney Port at NYFW

Sep
10

Whitney Port’s New York Fashion Week’s outfit for the Alice + Olivia by Stacy Bendet SS 15 Presentation was amazing!  Her look was simple and used items that probably most girls have in their closet!  Love that! Instead of finding the exact color/pattern of the skirt, I think the most important aspect of the outfit is how she pairs it.  She takes a long sleeved black top and tucks it in a cute miniskirt.  When was the last time you did that?  I know I haven’t!  I’m always trying to find trendy tops to match with my mini skirts but this is what I will be wearing next time I go out!

So next time you’re looking to find a good OOTN, pull out your trusty black shirt, tuck it in your miniskirt and put your hair in a ponytail!  Keep your jewelry at a minimum, add a black clutch and some funky heels and voila!  Chic like Miss Port!

Whitney Port Alice and Olivia Black and Silver Skirt The Lifestyle Reporter

What do you think of Whitney’s outfit at NYFW?