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3 Ways to Wear a Fringed Jacket

Nov
16

A fringed jacket is such a key piece this fall and winter.  Not only is it versatile, it’s also so classic.  From day to night, the piece will add edge and sexiness to your outfit–it’s definitely a show stopper.  Keep reading to find out three ways to wear a fringed jacket this year!

1. Monochrome X Camel 

Miranda Kerr draped her camel hued fringed Saint Laurent Jacket over  a white collared shirt, which she tucked into loose trousers.  She added a pop with her gold and black belt as well as her statement heels.  To make the look more edgy, she left a few unbuttons open, revealing her bralette beneath it. She added a striped clutch with gold and black hues, as well as hoop earrings and round sunglasses. The key to this look is tucking your collared shirt into your trousers, and adding the gold and black accessories for a pop of edge.

Miranda Kerr Fringed Jacket White Shirt Jeans Model Style

Photo credit: KCS Presse / Splash News

For this next look, Miranda wore the same Saint Laurent jacket, but decided to go edgier, opting for all black.  She paired a high neck top with leather leggings and pointed lace up booties. With this look, make sure you choose leggings you’re comfortable in–try a higher waisted one if you don’t want to show that much skin.  But the pop of midriff helps break up the dark vibe of the look.  The heeled boots definitely lengthen the legs and complete the ensemble.  Pull you hair back in a low bun like Miranda to finish off the outfit.

Miranda Kerr Fringed Jacket Black Outfit Model Style

Photo credit: Marc Piasecki / Getty Images

2.  Black x White

Gigi Hadid styled her fringed black leather jacket with white skinny jeans–simple but so gorgeous. The black and white combo never gets old, and she balances it out with black strappy heels. She kept her makeup light and didn’t wear any accessories, which is perfect because you don’t want to distract from the fringed jacket.  For this look, make sure the jeans are fitted as well as the jacket-the most important aspect is the fit–so that it accentuates your body.

Gigi Hadid Fringed Black Jacket White Jeans Cage Heels

3. Ripped Denim

Kendall Jenner rocked a mustard hued fringed jacket–a bold look that she toned down with a white high neck blouse.  The turtleneck is a great winter element but it also breaks up the bright hue.  She aded ripped denim so the look isn’t too clean cut and paired it with a gray beanie and aviators.  The nude pointed heels lengthen her legs and don’t take attention away from the main piece—the jacket.

Kendall Jenner Fringed Jacket Beanie Ripped Jeans Model Style

Which look is your favorite?  Let me know below!

xx

Sarah

5 Ways to Style a Gray T-Shirt

Sep
13

Gray is one my favorite colors besides black, because it’s timeless and it always looks so cool.  It’s a must have basic piece that needs to be in every girl’s wardrobe.  Check out 5 different ways to wear a simple gray t-shirt!

1.Gray Tee X Jeans X Nude Heels

This is the simplest combination and one of the easiest to put together: a gray t-shirt paired with skinny jeans and nude heels.  Kendall Jenner’s gray t-shirt look can be worn day to night.  The heels add the perfect touch of sexy to the classic pieces and definitely makes a statement. Since the jeans are super fitted, Kendall kept her t-shirt untucked, which gives it nice effortlessly cool vibe.

Kendall Jenner Gray Shirt Jeans Nude Heels Style

2.Gray Shirt X Patterned Skirt

Blogger Jules Sarinana (@SincerlyJules) wears a gray t-shirt with a purple floral skirt.  The combination of the basic tee and the patterened skirt works well because they complement each other.  Since the skirt is loud, she kept the gray shirt untucked to help tone it down. She kept the look casual by adding black flats and aviators as well as a simple gold necklace.

Sincerely Jules Gray Shirt Patterned Skirt Fall Summer Style

3.Gray Shirt X Pencil Skirt

Miranda Kerr wears probably one of my favorite combos: gray shirt, black pencil skirt and lace up heels.  This is a great date night look as well as a night on the town kind of outfit.  The lace up heels are so sexy and make any outfit look unforgettable.  The black pencil skirt is so flattering and feminine, the opposite of the casual tee. Miranda tucks in her tee which is perfect for this look because it makes you look really put together.

Miranda Kerr Gray T-Shirt Shirt Black Pencil Skirt Lace Up Heels Fall Summer Style

4.Gray Tee X Blazer X Jeans

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley always looks so chic when she’s photographed, and one of her favorite pieces to wear is a simple blazer.  A blazer is a great “fancy” piece–whenever you add it to a look, it instantly makes your outfit look event or work ready.  She wore a gray shirt with her black blazer and jeans.  The shirt is messily tucked in and she added black sunglasses, a gold choker and a Givenchy bag.  She kept her accessories simple because she wanted to keep her look toned down but classically chic.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Gray T-Shirt Shirt Black Blazer Jeans Givenchy Fall Summer Style

5.Gray T-Shirt X White Jeans X Leather Jacket

Cara Delevingne looks so cool in her gray shirt, black leather jacket and boots, paired with white jeans.  The jacket and boots are a great way to toughen up the look and make it less preppy.  The half-tucked shirt in the white jeans looks great with the small black belt and handbag.  She kept the badass vibe by choosing dark eye makeup as well.

Cara Delevingne Gray T Shirt Black Leather Jacket Boots White Jeans Fall Summer Style

Which gray t-shirt look is your favorite? I’m in love with Kendall’s jeans and nude heels look!

xxx

Sarah

 

THE Fall Combo To Try: Boho Dress X Boots!

Sep
10

Boho Dress And Boots The Lifestyle ReporterSummer is coming to an end, which means it’s time for some fall fashion.  Lately, I’ve been really loving the combination of boho dresses with booties.  The combo is fun, youthful and effortlessly chic.  The best part is that it’s all about comfort.  Check out three different ways you can try this combo!

1.Western Inspired

Model Candice Swanepoel wears a gorgeous blue patterned boho dress with tan booties.  The Western inspired combo is the perfect fall OOTD–feminine, vintage inspired and so timeless.  The bright colored dress is a nice change from wearing neutrals and the tan boots give the outfit a very relaxed vibe.

Canidce Swanepoel Printed Blue Boho Dress Tan Booties Fall Style The Lifestyle Reporter

2. Stripes X Ankle Boots

In this next look, Gigi Hadid takes a striped shirtdress and pairs with it with black ankle boots.  She left a few buttons open on her dress and left her hair down–making it a sexy take on the boho dress.  The dress is loose and not the most form fitting, but leaving a few buttons open and having that tie around the waist makes it subtle and sexy.

Gigi Hadid Striped Dress Black Booties Fall Style The Lifestyle Reporter

3. Vintage Vibes

Kate Bosworth chose a vintage inspired boho dress and paired it with black pointed boots.  The 60’s inspired dress has a lot of great detailing including the unique pattern and the peep of skin at the midriff.  This dress is more form fitting than Candice and Gigi’s but it still is that gorgeous combo of boots with a boho dress.  The sunglasses are another great way to add that vintage touch to the look.

Kate Bosworth Printed Dress Black Boots Fall Style

Three different ways of a boho dress and boots combo–which way is your favorite?  Make sure to let me know!

xxx

Sarah

 

 

A New Way to Wear a White T-Shirt This Summer

Aug
25

A white t-shirt will always be a classic piece in your wardrobe, but sometimes it can get a little boring.  Instead, why not mix it up by tying the base of the shirt in a knot and adding a bit of edge to your outfit?  It’s simple, and it won’t damage your tee–just put a new twist to your OOTD.  It adds a nice unique detail to a look, and shows a little skin without being overly exposed.  Check out three ways to wear a tied t-shirt this summer!

1. Tied Up Tee X Graphic Midi Skirt

Iggy Azalea took a simple t-shirt and decided to make a centered knot to show off a little bit of her midriff.  She paired her tee with a patterned midi skirt and white pointed heels.  The knotted tee gives the overall look a unique touch and breaks up all the white in her look.  It’s subtle but extremely flattering.

Iggy Azalea Tied Up White Tee Long Pencil Skirt

Photo Credit: Brendon Thorne/Getty

2. Side Knotted Tee X Black Vest X Jeans

Jennifer Grace, aka @TheNativeFox, shows us how to make the knotted tee look effortless and give off it girl vibes.  She paired the knotted tee with a black vest, ripped jeans, strappy heels and a chain link purse.  The knotted tee is a great way to break up the dark colors of the outfit–the denim and vest–and pull everything together.  The peek of skin takes the tomboyish-like outfit and makes it sexier.  The great thing about this look is that you only show the front part of your midriff–the back is still covered by the tee.  This is a great way to show skin without feeling uncomfortable in a crop top.

The Native Fox Tied Up Tank Vest Jeans Style

Photo Credit: The Native Fox

3. Off The Shoulder Knotted Tee X Denim Skirt

Kendall Jenner took a white long sleeved t-shirt and changed it up quite a bit.  She not only rolled her sleeves, but she also pulled the shirt to make it one shouldered, and knotted the hem. She paired her shirt with a denim skirt, belt and booties.  Tying a knot on the base of your shirt is a nice twist to the classic combo of a white tee and denim bottoms.  The off the shoulder top is another great way to make it sexier, as well as the peek of midriff.

Kendall Jenner White T-Shirt Knotted Denim Skirt Belt Off The Shoulder Style

What do you think of the knotted t-shirt look?  Let me know below!  And make sure to follow @TheLifestyle Reporter on instagram!

xxx

Sarah

5 Denim Looks to Try This Week

Aug
10

Denim will always be a classic piece in your wardrobe. The great thing about denim is how versatile it is–you can dress it up or down, make it edgy or preppy, and so on.  It’s great for every season, but since we’re right in the middle of summer, why not try a new outfit combo using denim?  Keep reading to find out five denim looks you need to try this week!

1) Denim Skirt X Stripes

Jamie Chung chose a ripped denim skirt with a thin black belt, a striped t-shirt, mules and a studded bag.  This is a great example on how you can style a ripped skirt into a chic look without looking too edgy.  It’s a great outfit for the day time–casual but well put together.  For this outfit, the mules were the perfect elegant touch.  The studded bag adds a nice edgy element to the overalll outfit.

Jamie Chung Denim Skirt Striped Top Mules

Photo Credit: Photographer Group/Splash News Online

2) High Waisted Jeans X Double Belts

I love high waisted jeans–it’s so classy and simple.  You don’t have to have the same body type as Kendall Jenner–high waisted jeans can look amazing on everyone.  To find your perfect pair of high waisted denim, make sure you try them on in person (don’t order online) and try to choose one that has fitted legs.  Pairing high waisted denim with a crop top is my all time favorite combo because you can show a small portion of your midriff without feeling too exposed.

This denim look is great because the double belt and boots are a fun twist to the usual classic and simple crop top/high waisted denim combo.  Kendall chose a tan belt, which she pulled through the belt holes. She added a decorative belt casually looped around her–it’s a western style metal belt.  She cuffed her jeans and wore edgy combat boots.  She didn’t add too many accessories, just a simple silver bangle and round sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner High Waisted Jeans Crop Top Double Belts

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

3) Button Down Skirt X Ruffles

Alexa Chung wore a denim button down skirt, a ruffled white crop top and red lips–such a simple but gorgeous combo.  The button skirt is definitely becoming a popular piece this summer and with good reason.  The skirt is super flattering because it’s fitted at the hips and flares out.  The metal detail of the button adds dimension to an otherwise simple skirt.  The ruffled top and red lips are both classic and oh so chic.  The simple pieces, when combined, create a bold but feminine denim look.

Alexa Chung AG Jeans Denim Button Down Skirt Ruffle Crop Top Red Lips

Photo Credit: AG Jeans

4) A Pop of Color

Model Mica Arganaraz’ street style is so on point!  She paired a classic pair of denim shorts with a white tee, orange blazer and black Birkenstocks.  The burnt orange blazer is a bright pop of color to an otherwise simple day out look. She rolled the sleeves up and pulled her hair in a high bun–great details that give off that effortlessly cool girl vibe.  If you want to change up your summer uniform, then this is a great look.  You can make this night time appropriate by adding a pair of nude heels.

Mica Arganaraz Orange Jacket White Tee T Shirt Tank Denim Shorts Style

5) Ripped Denim X Booties

Gigi Hadid wore ripped denim and a white tee with tan suede booties.  She added aviators and a white bucket bag to finish off the look. The frayed top and jeans are perfect for the summer–it’s youthful, edgy and fun.  Sandals would have made the look too casual–the booties add that city chic vibe, as well as the bucket bag and aviators.  This look is so effortlessly cool!

Gigi Hadid Distressed Ripped Denim Sued Tan Boots White T Shirt Style

Which denim look is your favorite? Let me know!

xxx

Sarah

The Easiest Outfit Combo Ever!

Jul
17

Matching Sets Streetstyle The Lifestyle ReporterMatching sets or sometimes called coordinates, are THE trend of summer!  What exactly are they?  It’s literally wearing a top with shorts, pants or a skirt with the same exact pattern or in the same shade.  The uniformity of pattern/color creates a clean, elegant, and vintage-esque vibe to your outfit.  It’s also a great choice when you’re in a hurry.  The best part is that so many shops and online stores have matching sets so you can recreate your own look too! Check out 5 different ways to style a matching set!

Chiara Ferragni Matching Floral Set Cordinates Style Summer Patterned Looks

Chiara Ferragni looks boho chic in her matching floral set at this year’s Coachella Festival.  The off-the-shoulder top and shorts are breezy pieces that are a must have in your wardrobe.  The shorts can be pulled up to show less skin or lower to show off more midriff.  What’s great about this look is the pattern–it’s fun and girly but still casual. Add in a hat, a necklace, bracelets and multiple rings to complete the look.

Missguided has a gorgeous set that is really similar to Chiara’s.  The pattern is so pretty and it has that off-the-shoulder detail that I love. The top is: Missguided Printed Bardot Top ($30) and bottom is the Missguided Scarf Printed Shorts Navy ($36).

Joan Smalls Maroon Matching Set Coordinates Model Style Fashion Summer Ideas

Model Joan Smalls shows us how to rock a matching set into the cool summer evenings.  She chose to pair her maroon colored pants and blouse with orange Adidas sneakers.  The maroon color is a good choice when choosing a pants and loose blouse set because it’s elegant, modern and not too flashy.  I love that Joan chose to add a bold color to the look with her bright sneakers, adding edge to the formal look, making it more casual. She added in a simple gold choker and major eyeliner, which definitely adds that edge to her look.  Boohoo.com has similar pieces: the Jasmin Basic Oversized Tee in the color Wine ($14) and the Lucy Loopback Jogger in the color Wine as well ($16).

Taylor Swift Matching Set Floral Top and Shorts Style

Taylor Swift’s matching set is all about the florals.  The shorts and blouse combo have a gorgeous blue colored floral pattern.  She paired it with bright blue heels and a maroon purse.  The casual daytime ootd still shows of her legs, but is still ladylike.  The blouse is loose, which balances all of the leg showing.  This feminine look is sexy but in an understated way. The bright heels add a nice sexy touch to the look, and a bit of youthful fun.

Asos.com has a fun floral blouse and shorts: the ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Purple Floral Cut Out Detail Crop Top (on sale for $18) and the ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Purple FloralShorts (on sale for $19).

Ashley Madekwe Matching Set Cordinates Style Summer Ideas

Ashley Madekwe looks flawless in her black and white gingham crop top and pants.  The emsemble gets a bit of glam with her heels, as well as a simple black handbag.  The loose fitting trousers and sleeveless crop top are a great outfit combo for day or night, perfect for anyone who wants to look elegant but still turn heads.  Missguided.com has a monochrome gingham shell top ($20), and it’s currently on sale! They have pants as well, called the gingham high waisted skinny trousers ($36).

Miroslava Duma Matching Set Blue Top and Skirt Cordinates Summer Style

Miroslava Duma takes a blue mini skirt to another level by adding a matching blouse layered on top.  Add in platform heels, a chunky necklace and a mini handbag, and you’re ready to hit the streets.  This funky look is so summery chic, and I love how she took a mini skirt and made it daytime appropriate.  This simple look makes a big statement because of the bold colors of the matching set, as well as the chunky accessories. Forever 21 has a pretty top and skirt that looks similar to Miroslava’s: Paneled Batwing Top ($12.80) in navy and the favorite mini skirt ($4.80) in navy.

Which look is your favorite?  Let me know below!

 

How to Wear Shorts Like Chrissy Teigen

Jul
07

Chrissy Teigen has to be one of the most down-to-earth models I’ve ever seen.  She’s beautiful, funny and has a great sense of style.  One of her wardrobe staples is shorts, and she loves styling them in various ways. They are literally one of the most versatile pieces a girl can own.  Check out 10 different ways to style shorts like Chrissy Teigen!

1. Blazer X Hat X Mules

Chrissy wore denim cutoff shorts with a white tee, ivory blazer, nude hat and cream colored mules for a day out.  This is a simple look that can also transition into the evening.  The ivory color of the blazer pairs perfectly with a simple white tee, and the hat and mules add dimension to the look.  This outfit is all about different shades of cream and nude, including the finishing touch of a cream colored handbag.  Keep the makeup to a minimum and wear your hair back because this look is all about clean lines and simplicity.

Chrissy Teigen White T Shirt Denim Shorts Ivory Shorts Model Style

Photo Credit: BAUER-GRIFFIN/GC IMAGES

2. Nude Crop Top X White Shorts

The nude crop top compliments the white cutoff shorts, adding a chic touch to this casual look.  Although not pictured, she wore simple tan sandals, which keeps the look relaxed.  She didn’t wear any jewelry and kept her hair and makeup to a minimum.  This is definitely a great low maintenance look that is subtle and still sexy.

Chrissy Teigen Nude Shirt White Shorts Simple Look Model Style

3. Thigh Highs X Long Knitted Cardigan

Chrissy transformed the denim cutoff shorts and white tee look to nighttime chic by adding a forest green long knitted cardigan and thigh high tan boots.  This is sexy yet still cool girl chic.  The structured handbag adds in another shade of tan to the overall simple look.  In this look, Chrissy wore shimmery eye shadow, pink lips and wavy hair to glam up the look.

Chrissy Teigen White T Shirt Blue Denim Shorts Duster Coat Knitted Thigh High Boots Model Style

4.  Asymmetrical Tank X Lace Shorts

This next look is strictly black and white. She paired her knitted asymmetrical white top  with lace shorts, a Givenchy Purse and laser cut heels.  This is an edgy look for Chrissy, and she nailed it!  The heels add that tough girl vibe while the shorts make it feminine.  The overall result is chic with an urban touch.

Chrissy Teigen Knitted Long Top Shorts Heels Givenchy Bag Model Style

5. Denim X Denim

Chrissy chooses an all denim look, wearing a chambray top in the same shade as her denim shorts.  She pulled her hair back in a messy ponytail and wore smoky eyes to finish off the look.  This take on the all denim look is relaxed yet a touch of edge.  The chain bag add in another element of edgy glam to the look, perfect for a day or night out.

Chrissy Teigen Denim Chambray Top Cutoff Shorts Casual Model Style

6. Off-the-Shoulder Top X Thigh Highs

Chrissy wears her tan thigh highs again, this time wearing an off-the-shoulder gray top and denim shorts.  She defnielty likes simple outfits that still have that sexy aspect.  I personally love the look of thigh highs and denim cutoffs–its edgy, sexy yet casual.

Chrissy Teigen Gray Top Denim Cutoff Shorts Thigh High Tan Boots Casual Model Style

7. Denim X Hat X Gold

Chrissy pulls out her white tee and chambray top again, but this time styling it completely different.  She keeps the chambray top open so we can see the white top, and adds in a floppy hat, gold sandals and a tan handbag.  This look is definitely more boho than her other all denim look, but it still works!  Its casual yet still fun!

Chrissy Teigen Chambray Denim Top White T Shirt Cutoff Shorts Hat Model Style

8. Sheer Top X Booties X Hat

Chrissy wears a black hat with a sheer blouse, western inspired belt, cutoff shorts and booties.  This hippie inspired look is so glam, and the bootie shoes show off a lot of leg.  She left several buttons open on her sheer blouse, making it super sexy.  The hat and sunnies add a vintage vibe to the overall look.

Chrissy Teigen Blue Sheer Top Denim Short Hat Boho Chic Model Style

9. Off-the-Shoulder Knit X Booties

Chrissy decided to wear several different shades of cream with her denim cutoff shorts. She wore a knitted cream off-the-shoulder top with her cutoffs. She added studded details to the look with her booties and purse.  The off-the-shoulder knit is a great summer piece because althought it’s light, it can keep you warm during the cool nights.

Chrissy Teigen Lace Knitted Top Denim Shorts Booties Nude Colored Model style

10. Sheer Top X Floral Kimono X Thigh Highs

Chrissy decided to up the sexy factor with a sheer black top and floral kimono with her shorts.  She wore cream colored thigh high boots and her Celine tote.  The thigh highs are perfect for this particular look because it covers most of her legs, balancing the sheer top.  This look is also very boho inspired and will work well both day and night.

Chrissy Teigen Sheer Blouse Denim Cutoff Shorts Thigh High Boots Celine Tote Model Style

Which Chrissy Teigen inspired shorts look is your favorite?  Let me know!!

xxx

Sarah

 

 

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!