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Trend Alert: Chokers

Dec
16

Chokers are one of those accessories that will always add that sexy factor.  It can take a polished look and make it instantly effortless and edgy. You can go simple with a black ribbon-style choker or go all out with a blinged out version.  This type of necklace is definitely a nod to the 1990’s but over 25 years later, it’s still a must have piece for any girl’s jewelry box. Check  out five ways to style a choker!

1.Black X White X Gold

Miranda Kerr wowed while at LAX airport last week, pairing a gold studded black and white choker with a dark hued bomber jacket, white crop top and cream colored high-waisted leggings.  She added black pointed boots, a large bag and vintage style sunglasses.  The choker took the neutral toned look and added a nice metallic detail.  The colors of the necklace also tie in the white, cream and black of the outfit perfectly!

Miranda Kerr Suede Leggings White Top Choker

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2) A Simple Black Choker

Gigi Hadid wore a black ribbon-like choker while out and about in West Hollywood with Zayn Malik.  This is a great way to add an edgy touch in the simplest way–she styled the choker with a black velvet crop top, a leather jacket and high waisted jeans.  This look is so effortlessly cool and so easy to recreate!  Make sure to pull your hair back into a low bun so you can show off the choker!

gigi hadid choker crop top jeans

3) Charm + Choker

Cara Delevingne styled a choker with a large sparkling charm, giving the whole look a pop! This choker is great for adding a unique touch to an all black look and is something that will draw a lot of attention to your décolletage. The slightly off center look is also a good way to make the necklace less formal, perfectly paired with a high bun and red lips.

Cara Delevingne Choker Black Dress

4) Bandanna Choker

Kylie Jenner added a bandanna to her night out look, pairing it with a black dress, a leather bomber jacket and lace up heels.  She took a folded bandanna and tied it around her neck–adding a cool girl touch to the ensemble.  It can even be done with colorful scarves if you don’t have a bandanna, just fold it diagonal and then fold it over until it becomes the width you want it to be.  This look is great if you want it to look edgy but not vampy.

Kylie Jenner Bandanna necklace all black dress bomber jacket

Close up of Kylie Jenner bandana choker black bomber

5) Tie it up

I love the way Gigi styles her chokers–it always looks so effortless. The blonde beauty is wearing a rope-style necklace–meaning it looks like several chokers layered  on top of each other. She added the light blue choker to a white top and duster coat with leather leggings. The light color is a great way to add a sexy touch to a look without making it vampy.  Instead this is an airy, posh look that can add a nice detail to a look. The light color is a nice change and pairs perfectly with the white top and jacket.

Gigi Hadid White Choker Look

Which type of choker is your favorite?

Sarah xx

 

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

 

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Miranda Kerr

Jun
02

Miranda Kerr is one of my favorite models, ever since I read her book, “Treasure Yourself”. The Australian native is such a beauty!  Miranda is not just a model–she’s a author, businesswoman (her company is Kora Organics) and mother.  She has impeccable style and always looks so stylish and chic, even when she’s running errands.  Check out 6 style tricks from Miranda Kerr and how you can dress like the supermodel.

1. Wear All Black and Add Color With Bright Heels

One of the most classic pieces in any girl’s closet is her little black dress, and in this case, Miranda takes that to the next level.  She paired a loose knitted black dress with an oversized blazer.  She brought in a pop of color with her black and bright blue heels.  If you’re in a rush and want to look chic and put together for an evening out or a date, this is your look.  It is so simple to recreate and each piece can wore in many different ways.  The bright heels were the perfect choice for this look, because if she chose black or beige, it would make the look so boring–the color is youthful and fun!

Miranda Kerr Black Blazer Dress Blue and Black Heels Mosel Style

2. Pair Stripes With Animal Print and Denim

Miranda looks casual but oh so stylish is her striped tank, white jeans, chambray top tied around her waist, round sunglasses, Birkin bag, and her leopard print heels. The chambray shirt tied around the waist is a quick way to make a look more casual, while the leopard print heels make it fun! This breezy daytime outfit is so effortlessly cool!

Miranda Kerr Striped Top Denim Chambray Top White Jeans Leopard Model Style

3. Add Thigh High Boots

In the next look, Miranda wore a gray dress, black jacket and thigh high boots.  The thigh high boots make the whole look sexier and perfect for a night out.  The boots make the entire outfit less preppy–a must have for your wardrobe if you want to make the outfit sexy but still super classy.

Miranda Kerr Gray Dress Thigh Highs Model Style

4. Add a Duster Coat and a Pastel Handbag

Miranda decided to wear a white dress with a cream colored duster coat and a baby blue Givenchy bag.  The cream duster coat is an essential piece in your wardrobe because it’s a light jacket that is great for cool summer nights and makes your outfit classy!  The pastel colored bag serves as a pop of color for the white and cream look.  Pastel handbags are great for spring and summer as they are airy and will brighten your look.  A cream bag would have been washed out by the duster coat and heels, so the baby blue color was the perfect choice!

Miranda Kerr White Dress Duster Coat Baby Blue Purse Model Style

5. Choose a White Tee and Add Red Lips

This next look reminds me of a modern Audrey Hepburn.  The sunglasses, white t-shirt and red lips are retro but the leather shorts and bright heels are very modern.  This is a definite edgy look, even though it’s a pretty simple outfit.  The key to this look is the red lips and the bright heels–it makes the black and white more eye catching!

Miranda Kerr White Shirt Black Leather Shorts Red Lips Model Style

6.  Wear Floral Midi Skirts With Black Tanks

Miranda loves to wear patterns, especially florals. This look is timeless– a black tank tucked into a floral midi pencil skirt and black heels. It is such a classy outfit and very easy to recreate.  The key to this look is making sure your floral skirt is longer than your knee but not maxi length–that way you can still see the black heels.

Miranda Kerr Floral Midi Skirt Black Tank Top Model Style

 

Which Miranda look is your favorite?  I love the floral patterns on her skirts, so I have to say the last outfit!

xoxo

Sarah