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Trend Alert: Lingerie Inspired Pieces

Nov
13

Wearing lingerie inspired pieces – or straight up lingerie – incorporated in your outfit – is one of the sexiest trends right now. While there are many ways to wear lingerie in public, check out three ways you can rock the daring pieces while still looking chic, elegant but oh so sexy!

Bodysuit and Jeans

This look is for bold women out there! Khloe Kardashian chose a Gooseberry Intimates bodysuit (you can purchase the exact black one she wears here and the exact white one here for $139) with skinny jeans. The one-piece hugs her curves perfectly while the denim makes the look daytime appropriate and effortlessly cool. She wore the black bodysuit with distressed denim from her Good American jean line, layers of chokers and brown lip liner.

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Khloe wore the white bodysuit (link to purchase here) by Gooseberry Intimates with light wash denim bottoms and a matching jacket, adding white mules and large black sunglasses. The pink lipstick is the perfect color for this look – it breaks up all the white and blue.

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Lacy Dress X Jacket

Kim Kardashian wore a lingerie inspired dress during Paris Fashion Week. The brunette paired the white number with a matching hued silky jacket that she left off one shoulder. She cinched the outfit with a corset-style belt and added layers of gold jewelry.

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Kim wore another lingerie inspired look, this time a silky black dress with lace trim. You can buy this exact piece from MyStyleMode for only $59.99. She added a sporty oversized jacket with strappy heels and oversized sunglasses. Make sure to pull your hair back into a ponytail like Kim and don’t wear any earrings or necklaces.

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Lace Bralette X Lace Shirt

Taylor Hill wore a black bra with a sheer lacy white shirt on top. To balance out the see-through pieces, Taylor wore a black mini skirt. The top is long sleeved yet sheer- so you still show some skin without it being too much. The skirt is a great piece to wear with this look because it covers up your stomach while still showing off your legs.

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The Chicest Way to Wear a Crop Top With Trousers!

Jun
10

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

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

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

1. Baggy Trousers X Arm Candy

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

Sarah Hyland Red Crop Top Trousers Date Night Ideas Style

2. Cropped Tube Top X Choker

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

Jamie Chung Black Crop Top Tube Trousers Simple Date Night Style

3. Shades of Neutral

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

Kim Kardashian Cream Crop Top Trousers Neutrals Date Night Style

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

xoxo

Sarah

Trend Alert: All About Camouflage!

May
18

I have been obsessing over camouflage and I’m definitely not the only one!  Camouflage is called many things-camo, army, khaki–but at the end of the day, it’s pretty much just a pattern that is seen on military uniforms, using colors like hunter green, light green, etc.  Camo is a definite addition that will toughen up any outfit.  Check out how Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Rita Ora and Kylie Jenner styled their camo!

1. Camo Jacket

A camo jacket is a great way to make any outfit look edgy.  For this look, the key is all about fit–you don’t want your jacket to be too fitted.  The jacket should be loose and even a little baggy.  The reason is that when it’s baggy, it tends to look more casual and effortless.

Lily Aldridge wore her army jacket with a white tee, black jeans and suede gray boots.  This is such a simple look but the army jacket really gives the whole look dimension and color.  Instead of being a simple black and white look, the army jacket gives it a cool girl vibe.  The suede boots and black handbag are the perfect accessories to complete the overall look.

I was hoping the camouflage would hide me from the paps… 😂

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Rita Ora took the army look to another level, pairing her oversized jacket with leggings, white sneakers and a baseball cap.  She wore her baggy jacket with leggings–the perfect combo because they balance each other out.  Adding the white sneakers and hat adds an athletic touch to the look, and the result is nothing less than cool chic!

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Kim Kardashian wore her army jacket to Kanye West’s Adidas show, and she definitely rocked the look!  This look is all about texture and fit!  She chose an oversize army jacket with capri brown leggings, a crop top and sheer top.  This look is probably a little too much for everyday–unless you switch the bottoms with black leggings (that go all the way down to your ankles).  I actually really love the sheer turtleneck under the crop top but you can also wear it the other way–with the crop top underneath the sheer turtleneck.  You could also switch the crop top with a similar colored bralet underneath.  The key to this look is the layers–and I love how Kim pulled her jacket sleeves up so you can see the sheer turtleneck. She finished off the look with dark beige booties–such a chic touch!

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Kylie Jenner wore her army jacket with black jeans a a black top, finishing off the look with black booties.  This look is all about the army jacket and by keeping the rest of the look black, it keeps the focus on the camo.  This is a great daytime look but it will also look great in the evening as well because of the booties.

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2. Army Pants

Army patterned pants are another great addition to your wardrobe and on the plus side, you can wear them year round!  Below is two different takes on the camo pants-version one is fitted skinny jeans, while version two is baggy high waisted cargo inspired pants.

Cara Delevingne took her army patterned jeans and styled it with a moto jacket and black tee. She finished the look off with hunter green combat boots and sunnies. The moto jacket with the camo patterned jeans is a great combo because while the jacket is fancy, the jeans are casual–giving off a chic vibe.

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Kim Kardashian really loves her camo! This time she styled her camo high waisted pants with a white crop top, black duster coat and hunter green heeled boots.  The high waisted pants balance the revealing crop top.  The white crop top is the perfect feminine touch to the overall military tough look, as well as adding heeled boots.

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3. Camo Shirt

If you’re not ready to commit to an army jacket or pants, try the next best thing–an army patterned shirts.  Rihanna and Cara show us two easy ways to take a camo shirt and make it look good!

Rihanna wore her cropped army jacket with cuffed boyfriend jeans and army patterned heels, adding in a backwards gold hat.  Rihanna took the camo and just went with it–choosing to match the heels with the shirt.  By choosing loose fitting boyfriend jeans keeps the look from being too revealing.  She keeps the look sexy by wearing a cropped shirt, showing off her stomach.

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Cara decided to style her army patterned shirt with a leather jacket and jeans, adding in a backwards cap and blue-green sunglasses.  This is such a fun look! The key to this look is keeping the main pieces simple–the jeans and jacket, while adding in fun accessories, like the sunglasses and hat.

Cara Delevingne Army Camo Camoflauge Shirt T shirt model style

4. Camouflage Patterned Hat

Rihanna shows us all how to take camo and make it fancy!  She wore her camo trucker hat with a high neck black crop top and mini skirt, finishing off the look with black heels, red lips, and a gold necklace.  She kept her hair up so that the main focus is the high neck top and gold choker, and added a leather jacket in case the night gets cold.

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Which camo look is your favorite?  Share below!

9 Ways to Wear Your Denim Jacket This Weekend!

May
15

A denim jacket is such a timeless piece and will always be stylish.  It gives any outfit that laidback vibe and is the ultimate summer time piece.  You can add it to a maxi dress, mini dress, skirt, jeans–you name it, it looks good.  If you have a denim jacket and need some outfit inspo, check out these 9 ways to style it.  And if you don’t have one, I’ve listed a couple of great jackets you could purchase.

1. Mini Dress X Denim

Candice Swanepoel wore a simple black mini dress with a denim jacket and hat and looked amazing!  She chose a high neck dress, which balances the whole look.  To give it a more effortless vibe, she wore boots to complete the look. She cuffed her sleeves of her jacket, which is a great way to make the look less preppy.

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2. White Cropped Top and Jeans X Denim

Kendall Jenner chose a fitted denim jacket to compliment her white cropped top and skinny jeans.  This is such a sexy chic daytime look but still so casual.  Her Chanel espadrille loafers definitely dress the look down while still keeping it classy.  She kept her accessories to a minimum and the result is perfection!

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 3. Stripes X White X Denim 

Kim Kardashian took a business type striped shirt and really made it look sexy!  She wore her striped shirt with her denim jacket cuffed, finishing off the outfit with classic white jeans and nude heels.  I love the way she kept a couple of buttons of the top open of her collared shirt but kept the sleeves buttoned up.  Kim cuffed her jacket which I think is brilliant, because it adds a subtle edgy touch to the overall clean cut look.

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4. Maxi Dress X Denim

Miranda Kerr rocked a long black maxi dress with a denim jacket, the perfect look for spring and summer.  Add in some sandals and a patterned bag and you’re ready to go.  For this look, it’s all about adding in bright accessories!  Make sure to roll up the sleeves to keep the look from being too fancy.

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5. Black Denim X Blue Denim

Gigi Hadid’s look is such a simple and quick go-to denim jacket look!  She’s rocking a white tee and black jeans–pieces almost everyone has in their wardrobe, and topped it with a light wash denim jacket.  Gigi chose to complete the look with tennis shoes–the perfect shoes for a day out in the city.

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 6. Buttoned Up Denim

Sarah Jessica Parker wore her denim jacket completely buttoned, a easy way to make the look edgy.  By adding in ripped jeans and boots and a patterned top peeking out of the bottom of her jacket, SJP completed the look. I don’t really see denim jackets buttoned up that often, but I think it’s quite chic!

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 7. Dark Denim X Light Denim

Selena Gomez decided to mix a light wash denim jacket with dark high waisted jeans, finishing it off with a black high neck top, gladiator lace up heels and a bright red bag.  This is such a James Dean inspired look!  Draping the denim jacket keeps the look from being to preppy, instead giving her outfit a cool girl vibe.  The bright bag compliments the dark top and pants, while the heels make the look sexy!

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 8. Denim Shirt X Jacket

Beyonce paired a light wash denim jacket with a high waisted denim skirt.  She chose a simple white top and nude heels, along with gorgeous Chanel pins and a cream bag.  Yes the Chanel is amazingly gorgeous but what I love most is how she paired similar colored denim with a simple white tee.  If you want to emulate this look but don’t have Chanel pins (don’t worry I don’t either 🙂  ) add more bling on the arms.  I don’t want to make holes in my jacket anyways ( well, I would for Chanel 🙂 ) so putting more jewelry on the arms will still add that ‘wow’ factor.

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 9. Denim X Mesh

This is probably my favorite look of all.  This gorgeous lady is Leomie Anderson, a model and blogger and I absolutely love her style!  She paired a light wash loose denim jacket with similar colored ripped denim shorts.  To make the look edgy, she wore mesh loose top with a bralet underneath.  My favorite part about the look is the all white Adidas sneakers.  It’s such a sporty chic look but also really minimalistic, since she keeps things simple by wearing only white and light wash denim.

Make sure to check out her blog, crackedchinacup.com or follow her on insta @leomieanderson.

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Photo belongs to Leomie Anderson; http://www.crackedchinacup.com.

 

I purchased my denim jacket from H & M last year and it’s held up perfectly!  They actually have a sale on their dark wash denim jacket, and I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. They have a couple of different shades but not all are on sale.  Regular price is $29.95.  If you prefer a light wash, check out this light wash denim jacket at H & M.

Urban Outifitters has a light wash denim jacket for $129, and can be purchased here.

Topshop has a gorgeous dark denim wash jacket for $75, as well as a ripped light wash denim for $75.

Which denim look is your favorite?  Let me know!!

Style Inspired: How to Wear Bodysuits Like Kim Kardashian

Apr
13

Bodysuits are a great addition to your wardrobe, not only are they flattering, they are extremely versatile.  This season has been all about the bodysuit and with good reason.  A bodysuit can literally look good paired with anything.  You don’t have to worry about tucking your shirt in or if you’re lower back is peeking out.  You can wear a body suit with a pair of shorts, trousers, skirt, etc, etc, etc. Kim Kardashian has been the queen of bodysuits, and she always wears them well. Take a look at three different looks with bodysuits and where you can purchase similar pieces.

As a footnote, some bodysuits have ways to unbutton the crotch area when you have to go to the bathroom and some don’t, so make sure to keep that in mind when purchasing.  For me, it is a hassle to go to the bathroom with a bodysuit, but I love them so much it doesn’t bother me that much. Ok awkward talk done, now on to the looks!

1. Jeans X Bodysuit

A white bodysuit and jeans combo is the new t-shirt and jeans.  This modern twist to the classic look will make you stand out in any crowd.  Kim chose a long sleeve bodysuit and paired it with denim and added the wow factor of gold heels. Check out this exact dupe of Kim’s bodysuit at Missguided for only $30!

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2. Skirt X Bodysuit

The best type of skirt to go with a bodysuit is a high waisted bodycon skirt.  The reason? It is the most figure flattering because it will really enhance the waist.

The first look is very daytime chic.  With the shorter sleeves and fitted midi skirt, it definitely screams summer.  Check out this similar bodysuit here for only $16.

If you want to look more night out ready, try Kim’s second look pictured below, a white turtleneck and cream colored maxi skirt. To purchase a white turtleneck bodysuit similar to hers, click here for one that costs only $20! 

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3. Trousers X Bodysuit

A simple high neck bodysuit can be the base of a great business outfit.  For Kim, she paired it with a white blazer and high waisted trousers.  To add a pop, make sure to add a vampy lip to keep the look from being too preppy.  To purchase a similar high neck white bodysuit, check out this dupe here for only $24.99.

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Which one is your favorite bodysuit style? Share below!!

xoxo

Sarah

4 Pieces You Need This March!

Mar
15

Hi! I love the month of March, and not just because it’s my birthday month! 🙂 I love that it means spring is around the corner and hot weather is on its way.  Check out four items you need this month!

1. Long Jersey Skirt

Kim Kardashian jersey bodycon skirt midi fittedLong jersey skirts are fitted bodycon style skirts–a different take on a tight skirt.  They are a great addition to your closet–the length instantly makes any outfit look elegant.  This is a must have for spring–it looks amazing with a crop top.  Check out these two Missguided jersey skirts in white or gray–they are only $30 each.  Try pairing the skirt with a turtleneck or sweater crop top.  Or if you don’t want to show your midriff, a bodysuit or top that is semi-sheer.

2. Sheer Turtleneck

Kim Kardashian long jersey maxi skirt bodycon sheer turtleneck top

Sheer turtlenecks are such a versatile piece–you can wear it over a bra for an OOTN or wear it with a camisole underneath for a more demure look.  It looks great tucked into a skirt or high waisted harem pants, as well as with jeans. Free People actually has a red or white sheer turtleneck on sale for $49.95, and Charlotte Russe has a black striped turtleneck on sale for $7.49!!

3. Camouflage Jacket

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Camouflage jackets are such a simple way to toughen up any outfit.  It literally goes with anything, a skirt, pants, shorts, etc.  It makes any OOTD look effortlessly cool. To add edge to your look, make sure to roll up your sleeves.  Take a look at this gorgeous camo jacket at Zara for $129 .

4. Fringe Handbag

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Fringe is one of my favorite trends right now–it is so boho and chic!  If you’re not ready to commit to a fringed jacket or skirt, the next best thing is a fringe handbag.  It takes an everyday outfit and makes it look instantly cool.  Fringe is also a great way to take an outfit from day to night.  Zara has a gorgeous fringe bucket bag for $179.

Which is your favorite piece? Share below!

Make sure to follow @TheLifestyleReporter on instagram!:)

xxx

Sarah

Trend Alert: The Outfit Combo You Need to Try!

Feb
13

Whether you’re going out with your boyfriend or out with friends, one of the hottest looks this season is wearing maxi skirts with crop tops.  But that doesn’t mean you have to show a lot of skin! That’s what I love about this look, you can show a little bit of your stomach, or keep it covered.  Keep reading to find out more on how to style one of the hottest trends this season!

Kim Kardashian Maxi Skirt Crop Top Maroon The Lifestyle Reporter

This look Kim Kardashian is wearing is pretty sexy, but still elegant.  The key to this look is to keep it all one color.  It pulls the whole look together yet still still looks understated.  The crop top is showing off cleavage and stomach, and the skirt has slits, but adding a vest or a coat makes it less revealing.  If you don’t have a vest or don’t want to purchase something like that, wear a longer coat instead.  Just make sure the fabric isn’t too heavy and that it is made with similar ones for the top and skirt.

Vanessa Hudgens Denim Crop Top White Skirt Maxi The Lifestyle Reporter

Vanessa Hudgens’ look can be work as a dressy ootd or a casual ootn–I love the versatility!  The white maxi skirt goes perfectly with the blue crop top.  For this look, make sure the crop top isn’t cleavage revealing, and that it is a halter type top.  Like Vanessa, pile on the bracelets and rings to make the look more boho!

Nina Dobrev Black Top Maxi Skirt Pink Blush Jacket Eli Saab The Lifestyle Reporter

Nina Dobrev’s take on a maxi skirt is a great way to wear a crop top without showing a lot of skin. Just tuck in the shirt into the high waisted maxi skirt, and voila-a chic twist to the typical crop top/maxi skirt combo. I love how the look is still sexy because of wearing a somewhat sheer top, which shows the bra underneath. The blush colored maxi skirt goes perfectly with the black top, making this a very fancy OOTN. Add in a jacket and you’re good to go.

Which is your favorite take on the maxi skirt/crop top combo?

xoxo

Sarah

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3 Ways To Wear a Crop Top in Winter

Jan
07

Just because the weather is colder doesn’t mean you have to put away your crop tops.  Kim Kardashian has a great sense of style and knows how to rock a crop top.  You can definitely wear them in the winter months, and here are three different ways you can style them!

1) High waisted trousers are so elegant and a great timeless piece to add to your wardrobe.  They also look amazing with crop tops.  To stay warm, opt for a long sleeve sweater crop top like Kim.  Make sure though that it’s fitted to avoid looking boxy.  If you want to emulate Kim’s crop top but don’t want to run out and buy one with a similar “knotted” look, just knot a crop top sweater yourself.  It’s a great way to change up a simple black sweater without spending money or cutting it.  Keep jewelry to a minimum and make sure to add a bold lip–it completes the look!

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

2) I personally love this next outfit because it’s so simple. Pair a white crop top with a matching long fitted skirt and finish it off with a long cream colored coat.  Keep the colors really neutral because it really makes the outfit look more effortless. The jacket is a gorgeous–it’s definitely lighter than your normal nude color coats.  Unless it’s really cold, try reaching for a lighter jacket like Kim’s because anything thicker could look really bulky.  Add nude colored heels and a purse and you’re good to go.

Kim Kardashian White Crop Top Long Skirt Jacket Hermes Bag

Photo Credit: AKM GSI

3) If you don’t want to show your stomach but still want to rock a crop top, well this next look is for you.  Kim wore a blush colored fitted dress and wore a matching loose fit crop top turtleneck sweater over it.  You’re not showing your stomach but it’s still a sexy look!  Pair it with funky heels and pull your hair back in a ponytail to finish off the look.

Kim Kardashian Pink Turtleneck Crop Top SkirtWhich look is your favorite?  I love the second one personally!  I definitely will be emulating that outfit soon.  Make sure to follow @thelifestylereporter on instagram.

xxx

Sarah