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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks from Chrissy Teigen

Oct
20

Chrissy Teigen always looks stylish and so put together in classic looks and colors. The gorgeous model, 30, is an expert on how to look sexy without trying too hard.

She’s consistently chosen pieces that are neutral tones – but once and a while she’ll choose a crazy patterned piece or in a bold color. No matter what she wears, she always looks elegant! Check out six style tricks to dress like Chrissy Teigen.

1.Oversized Knit X Thigh Highs

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Chrissy is a big fan of thigh high boots – she wears them often – especially with an oversized dress.  Thigh highs are one of the sexiest shoes out there. Even though they cover most of your leg, it makes your thighs look great and adds that sensual quality to your outfit.

Chrissy chose an oversized knitted sweater and added shorts underneath for safe measure. You can choose any color – but keep it simple with no patterns – for the knitted top. Make sure you don’t wear any jewelry because it will distract from the simplicity of the look.

2.Fitted Dress X Oversized Satin Coat

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The fitted dress and silky coat is another signature look for Chrissy. It is literally one of the most timeless and flattering looks you can wear. It will always been in style and can worn for any occasion. Like Chrissy, keep the colors in the neutral tones – white, black, gray, khaki, pink – these hues can be mixed and matched.

You can also play with the hemline length of the jacket as well as the cut of the dress. Notice how Chrissy always chooses daring heels – like the lace up ones she rocked with the gray/khaki look or the lattice pair she wore with the pink on pink ensemble.

3.Sheer Turtleneck X Suede Skirt

Sheer turtleneck bodysuits are definitely having a moment – and with good reason. They give your look a sexy touch without trying too hard. To keep her ensemble sophisticated, Chrissy wore a camisole beneath the mesh number. She contrasted the black bodysuit with a suede skirt in a deep tan color.

Although her top half is covered by the long-sleeved one-piece, she balanced it out with a skirt that has a deep thigh slit. She rounded it out with strappy black heels.

4.Crop Top X Trousers

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Crop tops can be dressed up with trousers – as seen on Chrissy. The slacks give the charcoal crop top that classy touch.

Crop tops are typically worn for casual occasions or maybe a night on the town – but the beauty showed us how to rock it for a fancy evening. Add a structured black blazer with pointed heels to finish off the smart yet sexy look.

5. Neutral Suit X White Tank

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The typical business suit is either black or gray, but in the this case go out of your comfort zone and try a brighter hue. Chrissy chose a blush colored blazer and trouser set – adding a simple tank top. The unusual color makes the look more youthful and relaxed, especially when paired with the tank. Add a unique necklace like the star and also a bold pair of heels. The silver bottoms add the perfect pop to the tailored look.

6. Pattern X Color To Basic Pieces

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This final look is how to take a simple combo of denim with a black top and make it stand out. Since it’s fall, you can swap the shorts out for long jeans – the combo is what is key. She paired the off-the-shoulder top and jean bottoms with a mustard hued jacket.

She wore the cover up off her shoulders, which complemented the look nicely. Chrissy stepped out in leopard printed heels – adding dimension and some fun to her look.

Which look is your favorite?

Sarah xx

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Chanel Iman

Aug
30

Chanel Iman has impeccable style no matter what occasion. The stunning model always looks so incredibly good, whether its running errands in the city or dressed to the nines for a gala. The 25-year-old beauty chooses pieces that showcase her flawless figure in a classy and sensual way.  Check out six style tricks from Chanel Iman!

1.White X Camel X Gold

Chanel looked so chic in a white strapless crop top with a matching skirt featuring a thigh slit.  To keep warm, the runway star added a camel coat that grazed her mid-calf and sat neatly on her shoulders. She chose the perfect pair of heels – strappy gold ones that balanced the matching hued metal choker around her neck.

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2.All White Everything

Instead of the typical all black look, try it a la Chanel and wear all white. The beauty slipped on an off-white crop top with an asymmetrical purse and an oversized blazer on top. She showed off a hint of her flat midriff in the cropped top but opted to add a jacket to cover her arms for balance. To break up the all white ensemble, Chanel added a cream handbag.  She rocked black eye makeup for an edgy touch to finish off her look.

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3.Concert Tee X Plaid X Thigh HIghs

Even though she’s wearing a concert tee with ripped denim, this look is a definite head turner. The star of her ensemble is her black thigh high boots that make her legs look long. To keep the outfit from being too much for the daytime, Chanel dressed it down with a loose fitting graphic shirt, Daisy Dukes and a colorful plaid top tied around her waist. Pull your hair back and keep your makeup minimal so that its not too much for the day.

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4.Crop Top X Shorts X Combat Boots

The star wowed at Coachella this year, choosing a cropped concert T-shirt with ripped denim shorts, adding a shoulder bag, choker and combat boots. The choker really gives the ensemble a nice Western vibe while the boots add that cool girl touch. She pulled her front tresses back and added a bracelet and earrings to complete her festival look.

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5.Jeans X Thigh Highs

Earlier this month, Chanel absolutely slayed it in a black bodysuit with denim shorts. To jazz up the two classic pieces, the brunette beauty wore a red and green cropped bomber jacket and thigh high boots.  Thigh high boots are great investments – they are classic shoes that will never go out of style and extremely versatile. She wore her hair loose with minimal makeup to round out the evening ensemble.

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6. Sweats X Camel Coat

Chanel takes a pair of sweat pant and makes then evening appropriate. The beauty rocked grey bottoms with a white turtleneck crop top and a camel hued coat on her shoulders. The coat really dresses up the entire ensemble but the key item in this look is the pointed cream heels.  Make sure you choose track pants that have a drawstring waist so that the fit is flattering. I absolutely love this look – it’s so different but so chic!

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Taylor Hill

Jul
26

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Taylor Hill has such a great sense of style- she always looks so cool and effortless while out and about. The 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel has been a fixture on runways for years now. Keep reading to find out six style tricks from the stunning and ever so fashionable Taylor Hill.

1.White X Plaid X Lace

The stunner knows how to layer pieces that give off that effortless cool girl vibe. She chose a black bralette, adding a white dress on top with a plaid flannel tied around her waist.  Taylor finished off her look with a red bandana tied around her neck like a choker and a black cross body bag. This is an easy look to recreate this summer – it’s sexy but it doesn’t look like you tried hard. I love the look with a top knot- it just adds to that effortless vibe. Finish it off with combat boots for the perfect festival inspired ensemble.

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2. Graphic Tee X Blush

Taylor kept it casual in a graphic T-shirt, which she opted to tuck into a blush hued skirt. The skirt and shirt really balance each other well. Make sure to tuck your shirt into your skirt like Taylor – it makes it look very put together. I love the pink color-it’s so summer casual and it can be re-worn in many different ways. Pull you hair into a high ponytail and keep your makeup minimal for a nice casual daytime ensemble.
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3. Bodysuit X Skirt X Choker

Taylor looked amazing in a black bodysuit with a a white denim skirt, adding a choker and sneakers. Its sexy but still daytime appropriate. Pull you hair into a top knot like Taylor and keep your makeup on the lighter side – lipgloss, defined brows and a touch of eye shadow.

She’s wearing a Flynn Skye bodysuit, which is available here for $97.

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4. Flannel X Jeans

This next look is a very easy to recreate for a casual day out. Ripped jeans with a fitted white tank is a simple combo, but Taylor upped the look with a blue and white flannel shirt, a bandana as a choker and a baseball cap. She added nude shoes to break up the blue tones. The choker and hat are great touches to such a casual ensemble-it adds that needs oomph.

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5. Camo X Ripped Jeans X Red

Taylor looked flawless in ripped cropped jeans with a matching white crop camisole, layering a knotted camouflage shirt on top.  The key to this look is layers. The hint of the camisole breaks up the patterned top perfectly. To add a pop of color, make sure to grab a bold hued purse — Taylor chose a red Saint Laurent bag. To finish it off, she added a black belt and white slip-on sandals. Pull her hair up in a top knot and keep your makeup neutral like Taylor.

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6. Sheer Black X White 

This next look is so sultry but still so classy. Taylor wore high waisted underwear with a sheer black skirt, pairing it with a sheer top. She wore the braless top with a strategically placed white cardigan that she tied into a knot. The result is a daring but modern twist on an evening look. Taylor styled her brunette tresses with voluminous curls and rocked smokey brown eye makeup and pink lips.

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Which Taylor look is your favorite? Let me know below.

 

Sarah X

 

 

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Jasmine Tookes

Feb
17

Jasmine Tookes is definitely one of my favorite models. The 25-year-old is not only gorgeous, she always dresses on point.  Her personal style is all about keeping things simple while still showing off her amazing figure.  The California-born beauty tends to choose classic pieces with a focus on the fit.  Keep reading to find out six style tricks from Jasmine Tookes.

1.Monochrome Set

Jasmine wore a maroon hued asymmetrical top with a pencil skirt, both with a ribbed texture.  She rolled the sleeves of the turtleneck top to show off her gold jewelry accents, which perfectly breaks up the deep red tone.  The Victoria’s Secret stunner added black and white heels as well as a tan handbag. The key to this look is simplicity.  She pulled her hair back and opted for minimal makeup to keep the focus on the monochrome ensemble.

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2.Ripped denim

This is the perfect effortless look for day or night. Jasmine is sporting low rise ripped denim with an asymmetrical knitted sweater, showing of her midriff. The beauty added an oversized blazer and adidas sneakers, which make the look effortlessly casual.  This ensemble is a mix of comfort and cool – she balanced it perfectly by pairing the fitted top and jeans with sneakers and an oversized blazer.

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3. Black X Camel

This is such a sexy night out look and so easy to recreate. Jasmine wore a low cut bodysuit tucked into a high waisted leather pencil skirt. She broke up the dark hues with a camel colored trench coat, which she elegantly placed over her shoulders. The model pulled her hair back, opting for brown matte lips and lots of shimmer to brighten up the look.  I love how simple and classic this look is – especially the black pumps to finish off the look.

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4. Tank Top X Skirt

Jasmine opted for an effortlessly casual look – a gray tank top tucked into the front of a maroon knitted skirt.  The result is a chic, feminine day or night look that’s both classy and sexy.  Just make sure you pick a loose top and only tuck in the front so that it looks more relaxed.  Jasmine finished off her look with black heels and a tan handbag.  Makeup wise, she opted for a minimal look and pulled her hair back, keeping the focus on the elegant outfit.

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5. All Black 

When in doubt, just wear all black. You will always look put together just by keeping everything in one color.  The trick though is to make sure the fit is flattering.  Opt for skinny jeans and tuck in a loose top so that you have a defined waist.  Jasmine perched an oversized blazer to make the look more formal, as well as a some peep toe heels.  Jewelry wise, keep it simple as well so that it doesn’t distract from the minimalist look.  A handbag is a great way to add a pop of color and to break up all the dark hues.

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6. Black X White X Gold

I love this edgy look – it’s all about mixing colors and textures. Jasmine wore a loose white crop top with leather harem pants, showing off a hint of her midriff. She added a bold color with the light blue bag as well as some sparkle with a simple gold choker.  The choker and leather bottoms are both great pieces to add edge to a look and can be worn in a million ways.  Her heels are a classic must have for any girl – they make your legs and feet look so good.  In this case, make sure to add some subtle smokey eyeshadow to keep with the edgy theme, and pull your hair back so the gold choker is more visible.

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Which Jasmine look is your favorite?  Let me know below

xxx Sarah

 

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Emily Ratajkowski

Oct
24

Emily Ratajkowski always looks so put together, successfully balancing sexy and understated. The model/actress has definitely upped her style game, and it shows! The 24-year-old brunette stunner loves to keep her look simple while still form fitting. Keep reading to find out six ways to dress like Emily.

1. Blush Tones

Emily looks amazing in her light pink sleeveless top tucked into a suede blush skirt.  She paired it with shimmery strappy heels and only a few pieces of jewelry, finishing it off with wavy hair and pink lips. The sleeveless top and skirt are timeless pieces that can be re-worn over and over again.  The key is to tuck the top in because it pulls the whole look together.  This outfit can be worn to work, a date, and an event–it’s such a versatile piece.

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2. Thigh High Boots X Dress

Thigh high boots are so sexy–they elongate your legs and make you look so tall!  They look so good with mini dresses, as you can see on Emily.  For the first look, she chose a white fitted turtleneck dress, pairing it with black thigh highs. This is a simple outfit idea but so classic. Black and white will always look good no matter what.  If you have dresses that are short and you’re not comfortable showing a lot of legs, pair it with thigh highs–it covers a lot of skin but it’s still sexy.

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For the next look, Emily paired a black mini dress with brown thigh high boots and a mustard hued handbag. The brown boots are a nice way to break up the black dress and it also goes so well with a tan.  The dress is literally mid-thigh so make sure it’s on the looser side if you want to wear this look in the daytime.

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3. Flared Skirt X Knotted Top

The seventies are back!  Emily rocks a denim button down flared skirt, pairing it with a simpe white tank she knotted on the side.  The t-shirt is a little sheer, revealing her bra underneath.  The model added cream-colored boots and a black handbag.  The look is all about understated sexy.  The loose tank becomes flattering when you make the knot, revealing part of the midriff.  The flared skirt is a great addition to your wardrobe because it highlights the smallest part (the midriff) while being super forgiving in the hips/thigh area because of the flare.

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4. Neutrals X Overalls

I love overalls but when it gets cool outside, wearing your summer pair is not the best idea.  One of the most underrated pieces has to be long overalls. It’s a great addition to your wardrobe because it can be styled in multiple ways–you will get great use out of it, if you find a quality pair. Emily chose a gorgeous camel-hued version with black button detailing.  The straight leg denim is actually really chic, when paired correctly.  Try wearing it with the least amount of colors. Emily choose white, camel and black–classic choices.  She paired it with a white long sleeved shirt, layering a camel -colored blazer on top, finishing it off with round sunglasses, a black handbag and chelsea boots.

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5. Matching Crop Top X Pencil Skirt

Emily is all about wearing the least amount of colors–and with good reason.  When you wear matching pieces, it automatically looks chic and you look so put together. One of her favorite combos is to pair sleeveless high neck crop tops with matching pencil skirts. It’s so sexy and still classy.  The high neck top balances the midriff showing, while the longer hemline of the skirt balances the exposed arms. For both looks, she added a pop of color with her shoes. In the all black outfit, she chose gold and black strappy heels, while the blush look is paired with black, gold and blush hued pointed heels.  She doesn’t really wear that much jewelry, opting to add a simple gold bangle.

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6. Lace Up Bodysuits

Emily loves her lace up bodysuits–yes they are pretty sexy, but you can tone it down with what you pair it with.  She styled them perfectly–by choosing to wear it with loose boyfriend jeans and ballets flats for daytime.  The pieces she paired it with make it risqué but still daytime appropriate.

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For night time, choose a autumn inspired color like what Emily is wearing–burnt orange.  The color goes so well with black denim and boots.  The color makes the look fun and so effortles-it’s also a color that looks good on pretty much everyone.

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Which Emily Ratajkowski look is your favorite? Tell me below!

Sarah xx

 

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Sara Sampaio

Sep
16

Portuguese model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio has definitely reached supermodel status, which should come as no surprise, considering she is absolutely stunning.  The 24-year-old model is definitely a natural when it comes to street style, and you can dress like Sara too!  Check out 6 style tricks to dress like Sara Sampaio!

1.Denim X Thigh High Heels

This is such a sexy day or night look. Sara is wearing ripped high waisted jeans, a simple white t-shirt with a leather jacket layered on top.  She put in that “wow” factor with her thigh high laser cut heels.  The statement making heels are such an edgy addition to her minimalist look–it takes it from casual to sexy.  Heels like this will look good with skirts, shorts, dresses–no matter what, you will turn heads.  She kept her hair and make up to a minimum, which keeps the look from being too high fashion and makes it both day or night appropriate. The leather jacket and ripped jeans are also simple ways to make the look less preppy.

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2. All Black Day and Night

Sara is a big fan of wearing all black. Why?  Keeping the whole look black will always look chic.  In the first photo, Sara wears BCBG at NYFW–black crop top, leather jacket, culottes and strappy heels.  The crop top is a good choice because it not only breaks up all the black but it also adds a sexy touch to the look.  The red lips is a nice pop of color to the all black ensemble.

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In this next look. Sara wore an all black daytime look. She wore a black collared top, ripped shorts, a black purse and sneakers.  She mixed several different textures, making this the perfect all black day look.  Her short shorts are really flattering, showing off both her legs and stomach–if you don’t feel comfortable showing off both areas, just choose one and it will still look just as good.  The loose top is a great way to balance all of the skin showing and keep this look casual.

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3. Add a Pop of Red

In this next look, Sara wore ripped denim, cut out heels, a black crop top and a red leather jacket.  She usually opts for simple pieces, but always has a piece with a “wow” factor.  In this case, the red jacket is what makes this look unforgettable.  She shows off her midriff, but keeps the look still casual by wearing ripped boyfriend jeans.  I love that she cuffed the ripped jeans, making it look super put together.

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4. All White X Metallic Accents

When she’s not wearing all black, Sara loves to pair all white pieces with metallic shoes.  The all white look is so classic and effortless.  In the first look, she chose white capri trousers and a tucked in top, which makes it look like a jumper.  She added a pop of metallic by choosing silver heels and gold bracelets.  The look is minimalistic and youthful, and each piece can be wore again and again in different ways.

Sara Sampaio All White Model Style Tricks

She wore another white look to an event, this time choosing a revealing crop top, pairing it with a loose-fitted knee length skirt.  Sara is really good at balancing her outfit–it never looks too revealing or too modest–it’s always the perfect amount of skin to fit ratio.  She added a bold lip and gold strappy heels to her all white look.

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5. 70s Chic

Sara looks amazing in this next look, wearing high waisted flared jeans, a simple black crop top, red lips and funky green sunglasses.  The top and jeans are simple pieces but add in the chain link purse, red lips and sunglasses, and you got a unique look that will make you stand out.  It’s classic with a twist!

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6. Two Piece Set

Sara loves simplicity with a kick and in the next OOTD, she chose a matching crop top and skirt set with a fun pattern.  The white and black two piece looks so polished together–perfect for work, a date or a fancy event.  Nude heels are an easy way to make your legs look long and will also lean you out–it also keeps the attention on the outfit.  She kept her accessories to a minimum, because it would get too busy, especially with that pattern.

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Which Sara outfit is your favorite?  Make sure to let me know below!

xxx

Sarah

 

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Bella Hadid

Aug
18

Bella Hadid’s modeling career is blowing up! She’s on magazine covers, landing gigs, and walking down red carpets.  She’s always been a fashionista but lately, Bella has been upping her style game and she looks good!  She loves effortless looks, as well as keeping things simple. Check out 6 style tricks to dress like gorgeous Bella Hadid!

1. Bodysuits

Bella loves wearing bodysuits–she likes to wear them for casual night outs, to fancy events and everything in between.  Bodysuits are essentials pieces to your wardrobe–why? They are extremley figure flattering.  The bodysuit tucks everything in and smoothes you out.  Long sleeved bodysuits like what Bella wore in the first photo is sexy, but the longer sleeves balances out the open chest area.

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Bella also likes to wear a spaghetti strap bodysuit with her jeans. While at this year’s Coachella, she wore a spaghetti strap bodysuit and then added a white jacket, Western inspired belt and a bandana to her fun look.

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This next look is the perfect answer for an evening event.  It’s an understated sexy. Instead of wearing a revealing bra underneath, Bella chose a more modest bralette underneath her collared sheer bodysuit.  On top of the bodysuit, she added a leather jacket, which matched her skirt.  The high waisted skirt keeps the look from showing too much skin.  If it was lower, this outfit would be more of a nightclub look.  Instead, it’s a classy but youthful option for a fancy event.

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2. Black X White

Bella likes to keep things simple and in this case, she chose the most basic combo–black and white.  This timeless, elegant look is ladylike with edge.  She chose a billowy blouse that she tucked into a leather skirt.  Add in a mini chain purse and put your hair in a simple bun for an effortlessly chic day or night look.

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3. Ripped Denim

Bella loves to rock ripped jeans, especially when it involves pairing it with black pieces.  The model decided to wear a low cut top with a simple jacket and round sunnies for a day in the city. She added casual black sneakers, keeping the look from being too feminine.  This is a great outfit combo for days when you just want to run out the door but still look fashionable.  The sunnies and sneakers are great ways to infuse a more vintage vibe to the black tank and jeans combo.

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4.All Black

For the most part, Bella loves black.  She is most often seen wearing the  monochrome look.  Bella wears the little black dress as well as a black jumpsuit to various events.  Black will always look classic and elegant so choosing that color when going to a fancy event is always a good idea. She adds a little more makeup with black pieces–in the top look, she’s got subtle cat eyes using eyeshadow, while in the second photo, she’s wearing a red lipgloss.  She also pairs her all black looks with gold accessories, including a gold choker and heels with the dress and a chain link purse with her jumpsuit.

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5.Flannel X Black

Bella wears a long sleeved black dress with a plaid flannel tied around her waist. She piled on her accessories, wearing a silver choker, dangling necklaces and a couple of rings. She added black boots to finish the look as well.  This grunge inspired outfit is edgy and very 90s esque.  The black dress is definitely on the shorter side so adding a flannel on top is a great option to keep everything covered.

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6. Ladylike X Vintage

In this next outfit, Bella looks like a mix of the 1950s and 2015.  The flouncy yellow skirt and the high neck cream top are the epitome of classy and reserved, but Bella added that dose of sexiness by choosing to wear the sheer top with a floral bralette underneath.  The bralette and skirt compliment each other, pulling the whole look together without looking too refined.  She also loosened up the look even more by adding a few necklaces/chokers.  The shoes are also a nice casual touch.

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Which Bella Hadid look is your favorite?  I love the bodysuit look personally!  Let me know! xxx Sarah

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Joan Smalls

Jul
27

Joan Smalls is a supermodel in every aspect–she’s been on various covers, modeled for multiple brands, and was even featured in a Beyonce music video.  Besides her hugely successful modeling career, Joan also designed a capsule collection for True Religion jeans.  She’s know for killer sense of style–alternating between daring looks and casual chic outfits.  Check out 6 style tricks from the one and only, Joan Smalls!

1. White Crop Top X Blue High Waisted Trousers

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Joan wears a simple white sleeveless crop top tee with high waisted blue trousers, finishing off the look with a cream colored clutch and heels.  This look is all about minimalism.  The white and blue is a classic combo and you can wear this color pairing day or night.  The great thing about this look is that each piece is super versatile and timeless.  The fitted top perfectly balances the loose nature of the pants, making the look feminine, elegant and chic.

2. Button Down X Jeans X Sneakers

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This next look is a very menswear inspired outfit.  She’s wearing an oversized white collared shirt, completely buttoned up and untucked, with skinny jeans and sneakers. She kept her accessories unisex, opting for a backpack instead of a purse.  This outfit is still casual chic because she decided to roll up her sleeves and added earrings for a feminine touch.  The sneakers add that sporty element to an otherwise preppy outfit, perfect for school, a day out with friends, or when you’re just looking for something comfortable but still cool.

3. Black X White Combo

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Black and white is one of the most timeless, effortless combos you could ever do, and Joan shows us two new ways to wear the colors.  In the top look, Joan decided to up the sexy factor by pairing a black sheer long sleeved top with a bralet underneath.  She added white jeans and leopard print heels.  By choosing a loose fitted top with dark red lips, Joan makes the look elegant and still nighttime chic.  The animal print detail is a great way to add some fun and color to the black and white look.

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In this black and white pairing, Joan takes her street style urban by wearing a long sleeved dress with a short sleeved sheer top layered on top.  She added black and white sneakers, a chunky gold necklace and a black clutch to complete her look.  I think the layering is brilliant–you add color and dimension to a simple white dress by layering.  The gold necklace is an easy way to add another texture to the black and white outfit.  The sneakers are the perfect way to add a touch of urban flare to a dress, keeping it casual cool.

4. Track Pants

Joan Smalls Track Pants White Shirt Black Blazer Model Style

Track pants are one of my favorite trends this year–why?  Because you can dress it up or down, and they are just so comfortable!  Joan shows us two different ways to wear track pants.  In the top look,  she chose black track pants, pairing them with a white t-shirt, black blazer and patterned slip ons.  The blazer makes the look more formal, while the slip ons downplay the fancy vibes.  Her white long-sleeved shirt popping out at the cuffs is another great style trick to make the outfit more casual and less preppy.  The black and gold clutch also add a nice modern touch to the outfit.

Joan Smalls Black Strappy Crop Top Gray Track Pants Heels Model Style

In the above outfit, Joan takes a risqué strappy black leather crop top and pairs it with gray track pants.  The track pants make the look daytime chic, while the strappy heels and crop top make it sexy.  The combo of the slouchy loose pants and the strappy top and heels provide the perfect balance.  It’s not too revealing but it still pushes the envelope.  She went minimal on her makeup and added a fun bag, allowing the look to be more daytime wearable.

5. Add a Pop of Red

Joan Smalls White Shirt Red Handbag Ripped Jeans Boots Red Lips Model Style

Red is probably one of my favorite bright colors, because it looks really good on pretty much everyone.  I like touches of red–it’s sexy, fun and not overpowering!  Joan decided to wear ripped denim with a white tee and combat boots, adding a red fringed handbag, plaid leggings and dark red lips. The red looks gorgeous with the simple white and blue jeans combo.  This is another great tip from Joan–wear different shades of red when adding multiple colored pieces.  The bag is the brightest color, while the lips are much darker.  The plaid leggings are patterned, so it’s toned down with the black in the design.  Overall, this is a great summer look (if you don’t wear leggings underneath) as well as a perfect winter look (just add a coat).

6. Sweater X Mini Skirt X Oxfords

Joan Smalls Kenzo Sweater Bright Blue Skirt Oxfords Model Style

In this next look, Joan paired a graphic Kenzo sweater with a bright blue mini skirt, oxfords and fun socks. To keep the skirt for overpowering the whole look, Joan opted for a loose fitted sweater layered on top of the skirt.  Choosing a graphic sweater is key because it keeps the look youthful and fun.  Having her socks showing is another great way to make the look more playful, and is balanced perfectly with her oxfords.  The small black clutch is the right choice because it’s simple and doesn’t distract from her outfit.

Which Joan Smalls style trick is your favorite?  Let me know below! xxx Sarah