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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Suki Waterhouse

Jun
26

IMG_0037Suki Waterhouse is multi-talented–she’s a successful model and actress.  She’s known for her unique style but there’s no doubt, she is definitely an “It girl!”  If you love Suki’s style as much as me, read on to find out how you can dress like this British beauty.

1. Monochrome X Blush

Suki takes monochrome to another level by choosing a blush colored dress, coat and heels.  To break up all the blush, Suki added a bright corally-red lip and red nails.  Choosing one color is a quick and easy way to look chic without trying hard.  The pink belt is perfect for showing off her waistline and ties together the whole look.  This look is simple to recreate–just make sure you choose a light color and roll with it!

Suki Waterhouse all pink blush monochrome outfit

2. Flowy Dress X Funky Heels

Who says to be sexy you have to wear skintight?  Suki is wearing the perfect evening dress–a deep V neckline and flowy skirt.  The long hemline really lengthens your body, making you seem taller.  The blush tone is light and fun, and goes fantastic with her funky floral heels.  The heels add a youthful touch to the long dress and adds dimension.  She kept her makeup simple, opting for pink lips, and no accessories.  Simple and elegant! Check. Check.

Suki Waterhouse Pink Dress long Maxi Floral Heels Simple Style Model OOTD

3. Stripes X Mini Skirt X Blazer

This next look is casual cool, something Suki really knows how to do.  The striped colllared top tucked into a cream skirt and off white blazer are preppy alone, but red sunglasses, a silver necklace and brown boots add a quirky touch.  Make sure to leave a couple of buttons open and roll up the sleeves of your blazer/coat to make the look more casual.  The boots are key to dressing down the outfit and look so comfortable too.

Suki Waterhouse Striped Top Blazer Miniskirt Casual Model Style

4. 1970s Chic

Suki looks beautiful in her floral long sleeved V neck dress and mary jane heels.  The dress is very ’70s chic, especially with her choice of footwear.  Suki pulled her bangs back and decided to go with brown eyeshadow all the way up to her eyebrows, which I think looks fantastic!  While the dress is fancy, her hair, makeup and shoe choice make the look more fun!

Suki Waterhouse Floral Dress Mary Janes Model Style Burberry Prorsum

5. Floppy Hat X Oversized Denim Jacket

Suki’s airport uniform was cool girl chic.  The floppy hat, oversized denim, white tee and white platform sneakers screams cool.  I love the oversized denim jacket because it’s not something I’ve seen a lot, as well as the maroon floppy hat, which adds a touch of funk to her look.  This sport chic look is perfect for daytime!

Suki Waterhouse Denim Shorts Jacket Hat Model Style

6. Accessories, Accessories, Accessories 

Suki wore a blue and purple top/skirt combo, but what really caught my eye was what she decided to pair with it.  She wore a white duster coat, funky bag, and lacey brogues.  The shoes and bag are so unique and add fun to a fancy look.  She once again parted her bangs and wore brown eyeshadow all the way to her brows, which I think she pulls off.  The white duster coat perfectly balances the dark skirt and top, as well as the quirky bag and shoes.

Suki Waterhouse Long Skirt Top White Duster Coat Model Style

Which Suki style trick do you want to try? Let me know below!

 

How To Wear Bold Bright Colors

Jun
25

Instead of grabbing a black dress, why not push the envelope in bold bright colors?  Normally, I stick to the darker side of the color wheel, but lately all I want to do is dress as brightly as I can. Make sure you’re ready to stand out in the crowd because bold colors is not for the shy! Check out 4 ways to wear bold colors this summer!

Kendall Jenner Blue Suit Bright Colors Pants Jacket

Kendall Jenner knows how to wear a pantsuit.  The bright blue color is fun and sexy at the same time.  She chose not to wear a top, so the blazer is super sexy as is, perfect when you’re choosing brighter colors.  Make sure you’re pants are fitted because when choosing colors other than black, if it doesn’t fit well, you may end up looking sloppy.  The silver shoes are just as fun and the perfect finishing detailing to this look.  You definitely don’t want to wear any accessories because that can quickly take this chic look to gaudy.

Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ShopStyle

Jamie Chung’s outfit is a simple way to create some drama by choosing two different bright colors.  Orange goes well with bright pink because they are in the same color group and don’t clash. The skirt and blouse both have the same flow element, making it chic and subtly sexy.  The pink strappy heels are a great way to add another pop of color without overpowering the whole outfit.  Once again, keep the jewelry and lipstick to an absolute minimum because that be too overwhelming.

Photo Credit: GC Images

Beyonce has a similar color scheme as Jamie Chung’s look, but she decided to have more muted bright colors (wearing Cushnie et Ochs).  The long sleeve orange top is super fitted, perfect to tuck into the pink pleated shorts.    As you can see, orange looks great with pink–this is a great look if Jamie’s colors were too bold and you still wanted to try out bright colors.  The coral colored heels and green purse add another dimension.  The green earring are a subtle choice of jewelry, tying in the purse as well.  Since she’s got four different colors going, Beyonce kept her makeup minimal.

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Selena Gomez looks stunning in a bright red Valentino jumpsuit and black clutch and pointed heels.  The long sleeved loose jumper looks fantastic with the black accessories, making the color seem even brighter.  Her makeup is minimal and her hair looks great loose around her, breaking up some of the red.  It’s such a simple jumpsuit but the color makes it stand out.  Perfect for an evening out or even a work function.

Which bold bright look is your favorite? Tell me below!

Makeup Inspired: Pink Lips

Jun
24

I am in love with pink lips! It’s so feminine, soft and looks so pretty. As you can see, you can have many different makeup looks with pink lips, simply by the shade of eyeshadow.  Check out 4 different ways on what to pair with pink lips.

Gigi Hadid is pictured above getting her makeup done for the 2015 Met Gala by makeup artist Patrick Ta.  The pink lips are paired with shimmery cream colored eyeshadow and heavy liner.  Her sockets are darkened with some light brown shadow and finished off with rosy cheeks.  The look is is really shimmery and gold. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Color 11 (Rose Carnation) is similar to Gigi’s lip color.

Cara Delevingne Pink Lips Brown Eyeshadow Makeup Inspired Style

Cara Delevingne’s makeup look with pink lips is is all about the browns.  She’s wearing heavy brown eyeshadow that’s brought out past the socket.  Her eyes are rimmed with a brownish gold pencil on the bottom while rimmed with black on the top.  There’s also a lot of bronzer used in this makeup up look, as well as blush. Try Nars Lipstick in Roman Holiday.

The next look is for Erin Fetherston’s F/W’15 show and probably one of my favorite looks so far.  Not only is she wearing pink lipstick, she has pink eyeshadow.  Her cat eyes is extremely pronounced, which perfectly balances the pink eyeshadow. The bottom rim has some brown eyeshadow as well.  Marc Jacobs has a similar color: Color 102 (Strange Magic).

Kylie Jenner Cannes Pink Lips Makeup Inspired

Kylie Jenner wore this pretty look while in Cannes in June 2015.  She opted for a matte nude pink lip and a lot of eyeliner.  She’s wearing a neutral eyeshadow but honestly, this look is all about the lashes.  She’s wearing a nice set of false lashes to elevate the look, and to balance the heavy top half, she’s wearing brownish-bronze eyeliner beneath the bottom lashes. NYX Cosmetics has a similar color, called Peekaboo Neutral (SPL 860).

Style Inspired: Selena Gomez’ Red Bodysuit and Ripped Denim LOTD

Jun
23

Selena Gomez took New York City by storm, and looked amazing while doing it!

The singer/actress wore a Reformation red Jessa bodysuit (sold out in red but there are other colors, $68), Levi’s ripped jeans, Celine Audrey shades ($284) and Saint Laurent Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots ($995).

The bodysuit shows off her gorgeous figure and the ripped denim adds the perfect amount of edge to the look.  The turquoise and silver choker and white sunglasses are great boho accessories to finish off the look.

Read on to find out where to find similar and less expensive pieces.

Selena Gomez Red Bodysuit Ripped Denim Choker Style

Photo credit: Splash

Similar Pieces

Boohoo.com has a similar bodysuit for only $14.

Urban Outfitters carries a similar pair of Levi’s distressed denim for $89.

Office has a very similar pair of suede chelsea boots for only a fraction of the price ($118).

Nasty Gal has a silver and turquoise choker like Selena’s for only $25.

Selena Gomez Red bodysuit Denim Boots

How To Wear a Jumpsuit Like Gigi Hadid

Jun
22

Supermodel Gigi Hadid loves wearing jumpsuits.  Whether it’s a red carpet event, a day out in the city, or at the airport, Gigi leans towards jumpsuits for her go-to look.  Why? Well for one thing, jumpsuits are easy –all you do is grab it and poof, your outfit is complete.  It’s also always chic no matter how you style it.  If you’re in a rush or just want to put together an outfit in a short amount of time, jumpsuits are the piece you need in your wardrobe.  Read on to find out how to style a jumpsuit like Gigi Hadid.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Above: Gigi Hadid in a Michael Kors jumpsuit at the 2015 CFDA Awards (Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Gigi styled her Michael Kors jumpsuit with gold accessories (clutch and heels are also Michael Kors), which perfectly complement the look.  By keeping the outfit color scheme all one color, with slight differences in the shade, you’re keeping the look minimalist and simple, perfect when you’re choosing bold colors. Missselfridge.com has a similar jumpsuit for $80.

Gigi Hadid Stella McCartney Black Cutout Jumpsuit

Above: Gigi in a Stella McCartney Jumpsuit

In the above photo, Gigi opted for a more vampy daytime look, choosing a black cut out Stella McCartney jumpsuit, black lace up booties and dark red lips.  The peekaboo cut outs show just enough skin to make the look sexy but the high waisted lower half of the jumpsuit keep the look elegant.  Gigi tends to go light on accessories, but added a dark red lip to complete the vixen look. This jumpsuit is $4,095, but if need it in your life, check it out on fwrd.com.  Nastygal.com has a more affordable version for $78.

Gigi Hadid White Vera Moda Jumpsuit Gladiator Sandals

Gigi wore a white jumpsuit with strappy black and gold flat sandals and handbag.  The white jumpsuit is casual, simple and great for daytime.  The black sandals keep the look daytime friendly, and the gold detailing in the shoe add a nice punch of color to the black and white look.  She kept her makeup minimal and her hair in a high bun, which continue the simplistic theme of the outfit. For a similar look, check out this white Vero Moda jumpsuit on asos.com for $46.

Gigi Hadid Gray Ripley Rader Jumpsuit

Above: Gigi in the Ripley Rader Heather Gray Lounger.

Gigi was spotted at the airport wearing the gray Ripley Rader Heather Gray lounger with a short sleeved gray sweater layered on top.  She finished the look with Adidas sneakers and a knitted sweater.  The goal for this look was definitely comfort yet style, and she accomplished that.  By adding a cropped sweater on top, she makes the jumpsuit a little more sporty.  The jumpsuit’s top half has a V-neck cut so the sweater is great if you’re not comfortable showing that much skin.  The sneakers also add an athletic touch to her overall look.  She kept her hair in a bun and her makeup to a minimal, which give the look a casual yet cool vibe. You can purchase the exact piece on ripleyraderstyle.com for $158.

Gigi Hadid H&M Denim Jumpsuit

Above: Gigi in an H&M Denim Jumpsuit

Gigi takes denim to the next level in this H&M jumpsuit.  She added heeled chelsea boots and a blue backpack to the look.  The jumpsuit alone is very preppy but by adding in those boots and the backpack gives a hip edge to it.  She also wore dark eye makeup, which gives a nice urban chic touch to it.  Make sure to roll up the sleeves so it looks more relaxed.  You can purchase the exact jumpsuit on Hm.com,  Make sure to snatch it up quick because it’s on sale for $25.

Tell me which jumpsuit is your favorite!

 

The Chicest Way to Wear a Crop Top With Trousers!

Jun
10

I love how versatile crop tops are–you can dress them up or down, show a hint of skin or more, depending on what you pair it with.  On the other hand, I love trousers because to me, it screams fancy!

When you put the two together, it’s pretty much magic in my opinion.  But there is a way to make the combo look even more amazing–by keeping your outfit monochrome!  You can wear this look on a date, a party, a night out or a day out with the girls.  When you do that, you are upping the elegance factor and it makes you look so put together.

For this monochrome look, simplicity is key, aka don’t put too many pieces of jewelry on.  Instead, choose one statement accessory and don’t add anything else. Take a look at three ways to style trousers and a crop top in the chicest way ever!

1. Baggy Trousers X Arm Candy

Sarah Hyland decided to wear all red, a bold choice, but super sexy.  Out of the three looks, this one shows the most midriff, but she perfectly balanced it by choosing baggy trousers.  The bottoms are so baggy that it almost looks like a skirt but note that the waist is still fitted.  She paired it with a strappy crop top and a gold arm band.  Her makeup is minimal, because her outfit color is so bold.  Make sure to keep your makeup like Sarah–neutral and light–because red is so loud!

Sarah Hyland Red Crop Top Trousers Date Night Ideas Style

2. Cropped Tube Top X Choker

Jamie Chung wore an all black outfit but decided to show off her shoulders and clavicle by wearing a cropped tube top. She’s only showing a hint of midriff, which is just the right amount to break up the all black look.   She added a gold choker and red lips to brighten the look.  It’s important to pull your hair back so that you can show off your arms/shoulder and not weigh the look down.

Jamie Chung Black Crop Top Tube Trousers Simple Date Night Style

3. Shades of Neutral

Kim Kardashian transformed cream colored trousers with a drop waist into such a must have piece! The loose fitting pants are about a shade lighter than her sexy wrap crop top she paired it with. Add in cream colored heels and a silver necklace to complete the look.  Kim also kept her makeup to a minimum and had her hair down with just a few waves.  While the top is revealing, it works well with the loose bottoms, resulting in a feminine, sexy yet still elegant look.

Kim Kardashian Cream Crop Top Trousers Neutrals Date Night Style

Which monochrome crop top and trouser pairing is your favorite?  Let me know!

xoxo

Sarah

Wish List: 5 Things I Want This Summer

Jun
04

Summer is here and that means time for a wardrobe update!  I love pieces that are not just summery items, but ones you can incorporate throughout the year.  I’ve been keeping an eye on several items–items that I could wear over and over!  Check out five things on my summer wish list and how you can get them too!

1. Ankle Length Skirts

Ankle length skirts first caught my eyes when I saw Kim Kardashian wearing a white one with a crop top and duster coat.  What I love about ankle length skirts: they’re fitted, and manage to make you look curvy, feminine and still classy.  Instead of wearing a mini skirt, I love the idea of wearing a skintight ankle length skirt that covers my legs with a long sleeved crop top. I’m obsessed with the ankle length skirts from online store Tea-You.com, because the quality is amazing and they’re lined so it will flatter every body type and last a long time. You can purchase one for $90–the quality and design of these pieces is worth the price. The item is called the Anna-Belle Ankle Length Lined Skirt and you can choose between camel, olive green, and lilac on tea-you.com.

Tea You Anna-Belle Ankle Length Lined Skirt, tea-you.com.

Tea You Anna-Belle Ankle Length Lined Skirt, tea-you.com.

 

2. Side Split T-Shirt

These long t-shirts may seem like it should be reserved for fall, but it’s actually the perfect t-shirt for summer.  The fabric is light and the slit down the sides are great because it can show off your denim shorts you wear underneath the long shirt.  It’s edgy but still modern–the perfect tee for summer!  I love the Side Split T Shirt in Taupe for $24 on Missguidedus.com.

Split Side T Shirt in Taupe, Missguidedus.com

Split Side T Shirt in Taupe, Missguidedus.com

 

3. Sleeveless Duster Coat

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I love duster coats, I mean, what’s not to love? You can wear them year round, they make any outfit look elegant, and they are light.  For summertime, I love sleeveless duster coats, especially Boohoo.com’s Lara sleeveless version for $30. It comes it several colors, including black, blue, coral, cream and rose.

Lara Sleeveless Duster Coat, Boohoo.com.

Lara Sleeveless Duster Coat, Boohoo.com.

 

4. Ripped Denim

In my opinion, ripped denim is better than wearing shorts.  It’s edgy, sexy and timeless.  Ripped denim can worn so many ways, you can dress it up or down, wear it on a night out or a casual ootd.  My favorite pair is the Sorella Self Destruct jeans for $60, made from vintage Levi’s denim.  They’re custom denim so each pair has a different wash.

Sorella Self Destruct Jeans, sosorella.com.

Sorella Self Destruct Jeans, sosorella.com.

 

5. Cropped Sweatsuit Set

Kylie Jenner wore a red sweatsuit–a  cropped hooded sweater with sweatpants–and suddenly I’m obsessing over the look. Who thought sweats could look so sexy?  She got her pair from Sorella Boutique–it’s called the “Sorella Don’t Sweat It Sweatsuit,” retailing for $70.  It comes in several colors in addition to red, you can get it in gray, green and white.  My favorite has to be the green–I can definitely see myself wearing them with my black lace up heels!

Sorella Don't Sweat it Sweatsuit, sosorella.com.

Sorella Don’t Sweat it Sweatsuit, sosorella.com.

The Topshop Kendall + Kylie Collection is Out: Check out TLR’s Favorite Pieces!

Jun
03
Photo courtesy of Topshop.

Photo courtesy of Topshop.

It’s official!  The Kendall + Kylie at Topshop collection is out, just in time for the start of summer.  The Jenner girls infused the beach (they are California girls 🙂 ), florals and even a sweater for their collection.  The pieces will fit perfectly in this summer’s wardrobe and there is pretty much something for everyone’s style.  The collection is available on Topshop.com as well as on Nordstrom.com (Topshop section).  Check out 5 of my favorite pieces and how you can style them!

1. Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Floral Print Jumpsuit $105

This floral jumpsuit is my favorite piece from the whole collection.  The pattern is beautiful and the cut is sexy yet still wearable in the daytime.  The short sleeves are great for a warm day, as well as the light colors–you defeinitly won’t get hot in this. I actually don’t like the floral jumpsuit with sandals, I think cream colored lace up heels or wedges would look great with it.  The heels will make you look tall and classy in this bright piece.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop, Floral Print Jumpsuit $105

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop, Floral Print Jumpsuit $105 Photo courtesy of Topshop.

 

2. Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Floral Print Hawaiian Shirt, &68

This button up shirt is another great piece from their new collection–it’s versatile and comfy.  The shirt can be styled with denim shorts, high waisted white shorts, or a black mini skirt.  You could also wear a fitted mini dress and leave a couple of buttons open so you can see more of the dress.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Floral Print Hawaiian Shirt, $68.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Floral Print Hawaiian Shirt, $68. Photo courtesy of Topshop.

 

3.Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Duster Coat, $150

This white duster coat is a great jacket for those cool summer nights, light but still enough material to keep you warm.  This duster coat will literally go with anything–you can pair it with a black dress, a neon colored two crop top and midi skirt, or even denim shorts and a crop top.  The key to rocking this coat is making sure you pair it with heels or heeled boots–sandals would be too casual for this piece.  This timeless piece can be used over and over again, as long as your careful with keeping it clean!

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop White Duster Coat, $150.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop White Duster Coat, $150. Photo courtesy of Topshop.

 

4. Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Sweatshirt, $68

This sweater is a definite departure from their floral and beach pieces, but it still has that tropical vibe.  It’s a fun sweatshirt that will add a youthful touch to your outfit, whether you style it with denim shorts, a fitted neon skirt or even with floral shorts. Since it’s a sweater, you can wear this piece all year!

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Sweatshirt, $68. Photo courtesy of Topshop.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Sweatshirt, $68. Photo courtesy of Topshop.

 

5. Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Embroidered Surplice Top, $70

This embroidered crop top is so detailed and light. There’s a tie by the waist that you can adjust, which really adds a feminine quality to the piece. There’s little holes all around in a pattern, which shows off a hint of skin but not too much.  My favorite part is the cut on the top, the V neck that reminds me of DVF wrap dresses.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Embroidered Surplice Top.  Photo courtesy of Topshop.

Kendall + Kylie at Topshop Embroidered Surplice Top. Photo courtesy of Topshop.


To see the whole collection, check out Topshop.com or Nordstrom’s Topshop section.