the lifestyle reporter

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

kendall-jenner-leopard-boots-black-top-and-pants

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
kendall-jenner-leopard-dress-with-matching-choker

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.

Trend Alert: Baseball Caps

Mar
15

Baseball caps are one of my favorite trends this year because it gives an urban feel to any look and it instantly makes your outfit look effortlessly cool.  You can wear it with a dress, jeans and a t-shirt or a jumpsuit – the options are endless. Check out four ways to wear a baseball hat!

1.Leggings 

One of the easiest ways to style a baseball cap is to pair it with leggings and a crop top. The leggings + crop top combo is an understated sexy – as long as you keep the bottoms high waisted. Kourtney Kardashian wore a matching set with a leather baseball cap in black, finishing it off with a denim jacket. The denim is a great way to break up all the black and also add texture.

Kylie wore a white leather baseball cap with a matching hued crop top and black bottoms. The black X white color scheme is classic and will never go out of style. Both ladies kept it casual in sneakers but you could definitely swap them out for heels and wear this look in the evening as well.

Kourtney kardashian black baseball hat denim jacket leggings

kylie jenner white hat ootd

2. Dress X Heels

Rihanna looked amazing in her silky dress, heels and baseball cap! She pulled her hair back into a bun beneath the hat, showing off her décolletage.  The cap adds that nice touch of edge to the fancy pieces.  This look is sexy and so chic.  The hat gives the outfit a bit of mystery while balancing out the pieces.

rihanna baseball cap dress

3. Black X Gold

I love wearing Nike/Adidas/Puma hats – they aren’t ‘trendy’ hats — trendy hats usually go out of style in a few months. Nike/Adidas/Puma hats are classic pieces -something every girl should have.  I love adding that sporty/urban element to my looks because I feel like it gives me more confidence and sass.

For this look, wear all black with gold accessories, and add a cream hued baseball cap.  Black with gold jewelry always looks good together – they balance each other out.  The red nails and lips make the look more glam – it will definitely turn heads.  Each part of this ensemble is a classic look on its own and so when you put them together, it just works!

baseball hat red nails gold lotd

4. Denim X Denim

I have so many hats from my favorite sports teams. I used to only wear them when I went to the gym.  These days, my sports hat serve as the finishing touch to my outfits.  Kendall Jenner wore a chambray top tucked into jeans for a causal but streamlined daytime ensemble.  She added a NY Yankees hat, which made the look less preppy and more effortlessly cool.

kendall jenner ny baseball hat denim ootd

Where To Buy:

FashionNova.com has faux leather baseball caps in white, black, blush, nude, grey and taupe for $14.99 each.

SoSorella.com has a hat that says ‘Girls Tour’ – it’s so dope – it comes in black or pink for $25 each.

Adidas/Nike/Team hats: I personally like to buy mine on Amazon.com – there’s a huge selection  of colors/styles. I ordered one recently and will be getting it this week – I’ll post it on my instagram @thelifestylereporter when I it arrives.

Photo credit: All pictures from Pinterest.

Style Inspired: Hailey Baldwin’s Lace Up Shirt & Kendall Jenner’s Blush OOTD

Jan
06

Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner were spotted out and about in Los Angeles wearing two completely different but equally gorgeous looks. Keep reading to find out how to recreate them!

Hailey Baldwin’s Lace-Up T-Shirt X Mini Skirt X Sneakers

Hailey Baldwin Lace Up Shirt Kendall Jenner Blush Skirt Top

The blonde beauty wore a olive hued lace up t-shirt from LF, paired with a cream mini skirt. I am in love with the LF shirt–it’s sporty and sexy without being too revealing.  The fact that it’s a loose top keeps it from being too much for daytime.  Since it’s so oversized, Hailey paired it perfectly with a short skirt–which keeps the focus on the top.

To add even more edge to her look, she added hoop earrings and a large black bag. Her white sneakers keep the look casual with a sporty twist.  She pulled her hair back in a high ponytail, which I think is perfect because you can actually see the lace up detailing that goes all the way up to her neck.

Exact Top: LF Stores (they don’t have an online store but you can find a location here)

Similar Top: Nasty Gal Morgane Lace Up Plaid Shirt $48

Similar Skirt: Forever 21 Faux Suede Mini Skirt $22.90

Kendall Jenner’s All Blush Look

Hailey Baldwin Lace Up Lf top Olive color Kendall Jenner Blush Top Shirt

Kendall wore a silky blush button up top with a matching mini skirt and boots.  The light pinky nude color is so timeless.  When you wear one color for both your top and bottom, it instantly makes your look chic and polished.  For a nice pop of color, Kendall wore edgy sunglasses and a gray purse. The gray purse is the perfect pop of color to bring some dark tones to the otherwise light hued ootd.

She also chose to leave her shirt half-tucked inside her skirt, which is an easy way to make it look more laid back. The calf-length boots in the same color elongate her legs even more and make the look seamless.  She left her hair down straight, which I think suits the outfit well because it looks more effortless.

Similar Skirt: Boohoo Night Tavi Jumbo Rib Step Mini Skirt $14

Similar Top: Charlotte Russe Oversize High-Low Button Up Top With Pocket on sale for $20

Let me know which look is your favorite – Hailey or Kendall?

 

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

 

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 Hottest Accessory You Need This Summer

Jul
01

The western inspired double buckle belt is the accessory you need this summer!  It’s sophisticated, timeless and will elevate your outfit.  No matter how it’s paired, the double buckle belt will ooze cool girl chic.  Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Izabel Goulart are all fans of the trends and with good reason!  While they styled it their own way, the end result is still relaxed chic with a Western twist.  Keep reading to find out how to style it and where to find it!

Selena Gomez White Bodysuit Western Belt Denim Shorts Saint Laurent Boots

Selena Gomez decided to up her white bodysuit and denim shorts by adding a double buckle belt, creating the perfect silloutte. The jacket over her shoulders provides color and dimension to the white and blue toned look, while the Gucci bag and Saint Laurent suede boots tie in that Western vibe.  Her hair pulled back is perfect for this look because she didn’t want to distract from that gorgeous jacket. The boots and bag work well with the belt, resulting in Western chic.

Exact Pieces:

Solid & Striped, The Anne-Marie White Bodysuit, $148

B-Low The Belt, The Bri Bri Belt, $148 (sold out at most stores but available on their site)

Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag, $980

Saint Laurent Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots, $995

Similar:

American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Tank Bodysuit, $26

B-Low The Belt Baby Bri-Bri Belt Black & Silver, $138

Office Coolcat Almond Toe Mod Chelsea Boots, $118

Kendall Jenner Black and White Striped Top Western Belt Jeans Model Style Double Buckle

Kendall Jenner really loves wearing belts–Kendall’s staple look is wearing a simple outfit and a belt.  She’s known for her simplictic yet risk-taking take on style.  Her outfit above, a low V neck striped top, black jeans and heels, are all simple yet sexy.  Add in the belt, and you get a  nice metallic touch and a chic twist to the simple black and white look.  The double buckle is an eye-popping element in her outfit and breaks up all the black.

Exact Pieces:

Givenchy Cropped Striped Jumper, on sale fo $930

Same belt as Selena: B-Low The Belt Bri Bri, $148

Blank Denim Hi Rise Skinny Jeans, $78

Givenchy Lucrezia Medium Duffel, Sold Out Everywhere

Barneys.com, Saint Laurent Aviators, $375

Barneys.com, Gianvito Rossi Ellipsis Pumps, $765

Kendall Jenner All Black Western Belt Model StyleKendall also wore the same belt with a black tank and black jeans, breaking up the monochrome with the double buckle belt.

Izabel Goulart Western Double Buckle Belt Model Style

Izabel Goulart decided to wear a smaller double buckle belt, but it’s still equally eye catching.  She chose to add the belt to a loose dress and leather jacket.  This is my favorite way to style the belt–by cinching the waist and creating a nice shape. The dress would have been too baggy and not really flattering, not even for a model, and by adding in the belt, you get to show off your silhouette.  A simple black belt would have melted into the dark colored dress, but the metalic detailling of the belt pops out and adds that urban touch.  The leather jacket toughens up the look and goes well with the black and silver belt, a simple daytime or nighttime look.

What do you think of the Western inspired double buckle belt?  Let me know below!

xxx

Sarah