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How To Wear Denim Like Bella Hadid

Sep
08

Bella Hadid has been everywhere these days. Every time I see a picture of her, she’s either on a cover of a magazine or shooting a campaign at some exotic location. And for good reason. She’s gorgeous, stylish and has that charisma needed to make her an It Girl. Check out 5 ways Bella styled denim and where you can find similar pieces!

1.Denim skirt

Bella has worn denim skirts over and over again – and that’s the thing, you can do totally do that! You can style it multiple ways!

Bella has styled her denim mini skirt with a Calvin Klein sports bra, which is yes revealing, but definitely a fashion statement. The mini skirt gives the classic top a nice casual element. If this is too bold, don’t be afraid to choose a longer top – or try it with a bodysuit (sheer or opaque) or a dress (like Bella did with a denim skirt layered on top) and a jeans jacket. She also went nineties chic with a silky pink top combined with her skirt. Topshop makes a great denim skirt and it’s only $60!

 

2. Jean bikini

Another trend setting look by Bella was her denim bikini she wore while on holiday with her equally stylish friends like Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.  She paired the high-rise bikini bottoms and triangle top with orange reflective sunglasses. I found a really cute one here!

 

3. Denim dress

If you are more of a risk taker, try rocking a denim dress! It’s playful, fun and you’ll definitely have cool girl status. Bella paired hers with a red and black Chanel belt and a coordinating hat. Don’t be afraid of adding bold tones to complement the jean number. I found this similar look on Boohoo and it’s currently 50%!

 

4. Ripped denim

It doesn’t get more All-American than gingham paired with denim. Bella did just that while traveling abroad. The crop top patterned top is classic and chic, which contrasts perfectly with her distressed bottoms. Check out these Urban Outfitters jeans here.

5. Denim Jumpsuit

Bella went on another level when she rocked this denim one-piece – it’s eye-catching, bold and not for the faint of heart. She dressed up the look with a suede duster coat, red heel and a tight bun but these modern overall look can be made casual with the right pair of flats. You can also add a white T-shirt or off-the-shoulder top beneath to change it up. I love this jumpsuit – it may be pricy but oh so versatile!

Which look is your favorite?

 

xxx

Sarah

 

Girl Crush: 5 Style Lessons From Lennon Stella

Aug
28

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She became a household name after starring in the TV show Nashville. And Lennon Stella is also a bonafide fashionista. The 18-year-old actress has never been afraid to try bold fashion looks. Check out five style lessons I learned from the stunning Lennon Stella!

1.Floral Embroidered Overalls

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Overalls are a staple for summertime but Lennon went above and beyond – she sported one featuring a skirt bottom (versus shorts) and floral embroidery. The black color of the piece is a nice contrast to the regular denim staple and the skirt element is (at least for me) more comfortable. Nobody likes sweating in fitted overall shorts! Lennon styled the unique item with an off-the-shoulder white top.
2. Printed bomber jacket
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Lennon once again chose a detail oriented item – a printed bomber jacket – and I’m obsessed! The teenager rocked a maroon, green and brown striped cover up with floral embroidery for one Instagram picture. The boho style number is quite the statement piece. Lennon kept the rest of her look simple – opting for a black crop top, jeans and a choker.
Another printed look Lennon stunned in was a stunning Gucci bomber. The bomber featured a multitude of colors, making it a stand out piece. You can easily rock this look – Gucci or not – by choosing a similarly colorful silky bomber jacket.
3. Bandannas
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Bandannas only seem to be popular during festivals, Lennon is bringing back the trend to a day to day basis. The Nashville actress tied hers in the front, adding layered necklaces and a bright red lipstick. The result is definitely classic with a twist. Try it as a fun way to jazz up an outfit. Trust me on this!
4. Button down dresses
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Another staple for summer is a colorful dress, but try it a la Lennon – a sixties inspired button down number. The dress features a playful pattern as well with short sleeves. It’s deinitely not a trend piece – this type of dress is cute for school, work (maybe on a casual Friday haha) or for a date. They will be great this year, next year and pretty much as long as the piece last.
5. Polka dots
This is not a pattern for just kids! Polka dot patterns are timeless – for little ones to adults. It’s fun and playful and the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Lennon chose a rose patterned polka dot dress. The roses break up the black and white dots perfectly.
Or try a polka dot matching set like Lennon rocked for Coachella. The blonde chose a crop top and loose bottoms. She accented the pretty pieces with a lace embroidered choker and bright red lipstick.
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 Photo Credits: Lennon Stella’s Instagram

Style Inspired: Joan Smalls’ Turtleneck and Dress Combo

Jan
20

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If you want inspiration for an outfit idea this weekend, look no further than Joan Smalls. The gorgeous supermodel stepped out in Paris wearing a burnt orange turtleneck beneath a black dress with a denim jacket. The ensemble is a homage to the nineties and I am obsessed! The color of the top is perfect for the winter season, and it goes great with the dress.

Add an oversized denim jacket – preferably in the light wash hue – and rock it off your shoulders.

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If you’ve got thigh high boots similar to her – i.e. lace up boots – then absolutely add them for an edgy touch. If that’s too much to you for a daytime look, you can always swap them out for regular thigh high boots.

Me personally, I would wear this combo with either black booties or to go even more casual, Adidas superstars. The key to the look is the color of the turtleneck paired with the strappy dress – a spaghetti strap number is the best choice.

As always though, choose items that you are comfortable in but also pieces that can be re-worn in many different ways.

SIMILAR PIECES:

burnt orange turtleneck: here and here.

black dress: here and here and here.

denim jacket: here.

Boots: here.

Style Spotlight: Chantel Jeffries

Jan
14

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She’s amassed a huge following on social media, thanks to her gorgeous looks, her killer style and her past romance with Justin Bieber.

But make no mistake, Chantel Jeffries is a bona fide star in her own right. She’s a DJ, a model and a successful You Tuber. The stunner is also a brand ambassador to the trendy online store Pretty Little Things.

Check out seven times Chantel proved to the world she’s a fashion force that can’t be messed with.

1. Fishnet X Ripped Denim x Cropped Hoodie

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Chantel wore this eye catching look during a trip to the UK. The blonde beauty layered ripped black denim over matching hued fishnets. I love the idea of fishnets – it takes a revealing look and makes it more understated but still keeping it sexy. She made the look casual with a bold orange cropped hoodie, adding converse sneakers and a beanie. Chantel, who wore her locks sleek and loose, finished off the look with a mini Givenchy purse.

2. Satin X Denim

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This next look is great for a date night, girls evening out or just when you’re feeling fancy. I love the look of silky pieces – and this blush colored set is so perfect! The Pretty Little things two-piece featured a low-cut top with an asymmetrical skirt. The stunner gave the glamorous look a casual touch by wearing a light wash denim jacket. For this night out, Chantel chose simple but oh so classic strappy cream heels. She held tight to a furry blush clutch and rocked a fringed hairstyle to round out her look.

3. Red X Black

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Chantel showed off her flat stomach in another flawless look – she paired a black button up crop top with matching denim bottoms. The blonde added a black and red satin bomber jacket with a patterned scarf-style choker. She also wore a delicate gold chain to finish off her look. The star, who posed with King Bach, kept her makeup minimal and styled her hair with a deep side part.

4. Satin robe X Choker X Heels

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In November, Chantel wowed in a blush and white colored frock – which resembled a robe. The beauty looked so glamorous in the knee-length number, adding a sparkling choker and strappy nude heels. She styled her hair half up half down with pink lined lips.

5. Lace Up Leggings

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The DJ showed off her incredible curves in lace up leggings, pairing it with a matching hued crop top. The stunner chose an elegant sleeveless white vest with gold pointed heels for a pop of color. Chantel wore a tie up choker around her neck for a sexy touch. She also decided to keep her tresses sleek, which keeps the sophisticated and very grown up. If you aren’t comfortable showing that much stomach, find a pair of lace up bottoms that sit higher on your waist.

6. White on White

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Chantel showed us why you can still wear white after Labor Day – the model wore a low-cut neutral bodysuit with high-waisted flared bottoms, adding strappy cream heels and a gold necklace. This look is great because it really show’s off the shape of a woman’s body but in a very flattering way. The bodysuit tucks everything in while the loose bottoms keeps the waistline comfortable. The waist looks small and with your low-cut top, it’s still super sexy.

7. Loose Turtleneck Dress X Fringed Heels

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This next look is great for nights you want to look hot but still super comfortable. Chantel chose a loose-fitting turtleneck that grazed her thighs. She paired the piece with funky neutral heels featuring a fringed element. The result is effortless but still hot – those legs will be the stars of the show!

Photo Credit: Chantel Jeffries / Instagram

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Which Chantel Jeffries look is your favorite?

How To Wear Leopard Print Like Kendall Jenner

Oct
24

Kendall Jenner is a big fan of leopard print – the model is often seen rocking the trend. The 20-year-old loves adding the bold pattern to her outfits – check out four different animal printed looks Kendall sported.

+ Black and Lace

kendall-jenner-leopard-jacket-black-jeansKendall chose a long animal print coat over a lacy black bralette, adding black jeans and matching boots. The runway star chose to make the jacket the main attraction for her look – and she did so by keeping the rest of her look in black.  To add even more edge to her sexy daytime look, the beauty finished if off with a choker.

Leopard X Leopard

kendall-jenner-leopard-dress-and-jacket-model-styleThe model chose a spaghetti strap animal print dress with a similar printed jacket on top.  The key to this look is to pick pieces with different designs but the same pattern – so it doesn’t look like a uniform. Kendall added a Chanel purse with a delicate choker and patent boots.

+ Loose Bottoms and a Crop Top

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Kendall decided to add a touch of leopard to her airport look by stepping out in patterned booties. The stunner decided to go for sporty pieces, including loose bottoms with a mesh crop top. The shoes are a great way to add the pattern in a subtle yet sophisticated way.

+ Nude Shoes and Wavy Hair
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The cover girl decided to wear a flirty printed dress that featured a fabric choker detail. Kendall finished off the mini with nude calf-grazing booties and wavy hair. Keep your makeup minimal so that it doesn’t overpower the look or make it too clubby.

Style Inspired: Kylie Jenner’s Off The Shoulder Nude Dress

Sep
07

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Kylie Jenner wore a gorgeous nude off the shoulder dress featuring cut out detailing on her elbows. The 19-year-old reality star’s stunning frock is from MyStyleMode – an online boutique – retailing for $57.99.  The number, which grazed her thighs, hugged her curves perfectly.

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The teen later added an olive green bomber on top, opting to wear it low on her shoulders. Kylie pulled her dark brunette tresses back into a high ponytail and rocked neutral hued makeup. She wore brown shimmery eye shadow and pink glossed lips, which perfectly balanced her light colored dress.

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Style Inspired: Chrissy Teigen’s All Black Look

Jun
02
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Last week, the gorgeous model Chrissy Teigen stepped out with her baby girl Luna and husband John Legend for lunch with the Wests – Kanye and Kim Kardashian. The 30-year-old beauty sported an asymetrical black bodysuit with high waisted matching colored denim shorts. This is such a perfect spring and summer look — and it’s very figure flattering.
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The bodysuit really makes you streamlined and its so figure flattering. Chrissy has an amazing figure and the bodysuit accentuates her curves. The new mom sported strappy heels – which jazz up the shorts look and give it an elegant touch. To keep the look from being too revealing, she added a long loose fitting sheer cardigan.
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She sported black aviator sunglasses while rocking wavy loose tresses and minimal makeup. This is a great day date look or while you’re out with friends. The good thing about this look is that each piece is very versatile for future outfits.
What do you think of this look Chrissy is rocking? Let me know!
Sarah xxx

Style Inspired: 6 Style Tricks From Lily-Rose Depp

May
31

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Lily-Rose Depp is quickly becoming a household name – she’s a model, actress and has a great eye for fashion. Lily — the 17-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis — always looks so effortlessly cool. She tends to choose bold statement pieces for her nighttime looks and opts for classic ones for daytime.

Keep reading to find out six style tricks to dress like the stunning Lily-Rose Depp.

1.Tube Top X Jeans X Choker 

Lily-Rose looked amazing in a Chanel tube top, pairing it with jeans and high heels. Tube tops are definitely underrated – they were big a few years ago and are slowly coming back into mainstream. They show off your decolletage and shoulders in a very understated sexy way – a definite must have.

Choose a colorful look like the teen and pair it with light wash denim to dress it down. The jeans make the look casual and youthful. The choker balances out the strapless top and adds an edgy touch to the colorful look.  Make sure to pull your hair back into a top bun like Lily-Rose so the focus is on the tube top and choker.

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2. Gray Tee X White Shorts

This is such a simple yet classic look.  Most people would immediately choose their blue denim shorts this summer but why not try white ones?  Lily-Rose styled her light-hued bottoms with a plain gray top and white socks and sneakers.  It’s a quick and easy summer ensemble. To add a fun touch, wear round or reflective sunglasses like her.

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3. Cream Motorcycle Jacket 

Instead of grabbing a black motorcycle jacket, why not choose a neutral hued one? That’s exactly what Lily-Rose did, and it looks so effortless and chic. She wore the cover up layered on top of a white hoodie and white tee. The model wore the piece with low-rise light wash jeans and sneakers, topping it off with two delicate necklaces and sunglasses.  It’s a great look for daytime but can be easily made nighttime ready by swapping the shoes out for heels and the backpack for a clutch.

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4. Dress X Bomber Jacket X Bold Lips

Lily-Rose is not afraid of mixing pattern with color. The star wowed in a ruffled dress with a bright gold and black bomber, topping it off with red lips. The key to this look is choosing a feminine dress – i.e. ruffles and pairing it with a bold jacket and bright lips. Make sure to pull your hair back and have the jacket sitting perched on your shoulders for the finishing touches.

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5. Black X Red X White

The actress has mastered the perfect summer casual look. She rocked white shorts with a black tank top. For a unique touch, she sported black and red sneakers with black socks and a red Chanel backpack. The look is really sporty but also very cool girl chic.

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6. Matching Hoodie X Shorts Set

Lily-Rose recently attended a photo call for her film The Dancer at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France and wore a gorgeous Chanel look. She chose an elbow-length hoodie with matching patterned shorts, finishing it off with red heels. This look can be dressed up or kept casual – just make sure the hoodie and shorts have identical patterns.

Since this look is pretty simple, add a bold or funky pair of heels for a unique touch to your ensemble. This look is definitely a chic and classic outfit that can be worn for many different occasions.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

What do you think of Lily-Rose’s style? Let me know below.

xxx

Sarah