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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

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.

Candice Swanepoel Denim Jacket Black Dress Boots Model Style

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!

Kendall Jenner All White crop top pants black shoes denim jacket model style

 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.

Kim Kardashian Denim Jacket Striped Top White Jeans Heels Birkin Bag Style

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.

Miranda Kerr Denim Jacket Black Dress Sandals Model Style

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.

Gigi Hadid Denim Jacket Model Style Black Jeans White Tee

 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!

Sarah Jessica Parker Denim Jacket Ripped Jeans Style

 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!

Selena Gomez Denim Jacket Black Top High Waisted Jeans Lace Up Heels Style

 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.

Beyonce Denim Skirt Jacket Style Fashion

 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.

Leomie Anderson Denim Jacket Sheer Top Shorts Model Style

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!!

3 Outfits You Have to Try This Week!

Apr
06

Fashion in the springtime means color, color, color!  If you’re not sure what to wear this week, check out these three completely different OOTD’s for some wardrobe inspiration!

1. Jeans X Jeans

Jeans on Jeans is such a effortless look and it’s so chic!  Gone are the days that you have to choose two different shades of denim–this season, it’s all about matching.  Miranda Kerr rocked a light wash denim chambray top with the same shade of jeans, which looks amazing!  To give the outfit a pop of color, she chose some leopard print slip on heels and a black handbag.  Leopard and denim really compliment each other so well, making this outfit a perfect 10! This is an easy look to recreate–just make sure the denim top and jeans are the same shade or just really similar.  The lighter the denim the better–it is springtime! Make sure to finish off the look by rolling the sleeves up of your chambray top-it makes the whole look less formal.

Photo Credit: Vantagenews/AKM-GSI

Photo Credit: Vantagenews/AKM-GSI

 

2. Plaid X Stripes

This look is all about mixing patterns and colors. Jessica Alba chose a flannel midi skirt with a striped crop top and a chambray top.  It definitely gives off a nineties vibe, especially with the tennis shoes to finish off the look.  When recreating the look, make sure to choose a striped top that compliments the plaid skirt.  For Jessica, she chose pieces with red, but feel free to pick blue stripes or any other color you like–as long as you choose a plaid skirt with that color in the pattern.  The denim chambray top not only keeps the look from showing too much skin, but it also is the perfect jacket for springtime if you tend to get cold but don’t want to overheat.

Jessica Alba Plaid Skirt Striped Crop Top Chambray Jean Top Style

Photo Credit: Bauer – Griffin

3. Blazer X Ripped Jeans

A blazer is typically something you wear to dress up an outfit or to work, but Chrissy Teigen shows us all how to truly rock a blazer and still look casual.  The ripped jeans and tucked in white shirt looks perfect with a embroidered blazer.  The detail on the blazer really gives the whole outfit a retro vibe, especially with the added tan handbag.  To keep this look from being too hippi-esque, Chrissy chose to tuck in her white shirt and wore skinny jeans.  The key to this look is choosing a blazer that isn’t structured or fitted, and making sure to tuck in the tank into the jeans.

Photo Credit: Alo Ceballos/GC Images

Photo Credit: Alo Ceballos/GC Images

What is your favorite thing about springtime?  I love seeing all the flowers blooming as well as pulling out my floral pieces 🙂 !

 

The Newest Sweater Trend You Need To Try!

Jan
05

Instead of reaching for the same sweater over and over again, why not try something outside the box?  In this case, I mean sweaters with patterns, prints and with a unique texture.  Check out three different looks types of sweaters, and how to style them this winter!

1) Patterned Sweater

Instead of reaching for a solid colored sweater, why not rock some patterns a la Kate Bosworth?  She wore a patterned sweater for a casual day out, pairing it with textured pants and clogs.  Kate definitely chose the right pieces to compliment the sweater; you want to pair it with simple pants in order to keep the attention on the intricate pattern.  When choosing a patterned sweater, make sure you choose one that is a little of the looser side–it gives off an effortless vibe.

Photo Credit: FRAZER HARRISON/WIREIMAGE

Photo Credit: FRAZER HARRISON/WIREIMAGE

2) Animal Print Sweater

If you want to make a statement, wear a bold animal print sweater the next time you need an OOTN.   Miranda Kerr wore a gorgeous green zebra print sweater, pairing it with an sexy midi skirt and boots.  Since the color and print is so bold, the key to this wearing a black skirt and boots.  Choose a sexy skirt, i.e. like one with a slit.  This is such a great night out winter look because most of your body is covered but it’s still sexy!

Photo Credit: BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC/SIPA USA

Photo Credit: BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC/SIPA USA

3) Textured Sweater

A textured sweater is a great addition to any girl’s wardrobe.  Choose a fuzzy neutral colored sweater like Jamie Chung, and it will be something you can wear over and over again.  A great winter twist to any outfit is sparkles and it compliments the neutral toned fuzzy knit perfectly.  The sweater gives a nice dimension to the skirt and keeps the whole look classy–a great date night or even work look!

Photo Credit: BEN ROSSER/BFANYC/SIPA USA

Photo Credit: BEN ROSSER/BFANYC/SIPA USA

Which one is your favorite look?  Tell me below!  Also, make sure to check @thelifestylereporter on instagram!

xxx

Sarah :}

5 Items You Need In Your Closet This Fall

Nov
04

I love fall because it makes me think of the holidays, hot chocolate and Christmas films :).  Butit also makes me think of changing up my outfit for the cooler weather.  Now that it’s November, it’s time to  update the closet, and here are the top five items that need to be there ASAP!

1. Sleeveless High Neck Sweater Crop Top

I know the title is a mouthful but the hottest top for fall is a sleeveless high neck sweater crop top.  I’ve been seeing this specific look pop up at several stores. I love these Chanel ones below but if you’re like me and on a budget, check out what I found for only $17.90 at Forever 21.  This type of top is great paired with a fitted skirt or high waisted denim.

Sleeveless High Neck Sweater Crop Tops Chanel

Forever 21//Open-Knit Racerback Crop Top//$17.90

Forever 21//Open-Knit Racerback Crop Top//$17.90

2. Chokers

Chokers are a simple way to jazz up an outfit and it can make any look chic and badass.  It’s also very versatile.  Miranda Kerr wore a gold choker with just jeans and a t-shirt, but it add a very high-fashion element.  On the other hand, Rihanna chose a silver choker to give her outfit a more edgy touch, and it works. This is something that will always be in style!

Miranda Kerr Simple White T Shirt Black Lace Bra Black Jeans Boots Hermes Birkin Bag Purse Gold Choker Necklace The Lifestyle ReporterRihanna Choker 3. Ripped Jeans

Ripped jeans are hot and they look so freakin cool!  This is a definite must have–it gives you an edgy vibe, no matter what you pair with it.  You could wear ripped jeans with a blouse and blazer and it still gives off that cool vibe.  I like how Kylie Jenner styled her ripped jeans below–with a silky tank.  When purchasing ripped jeans, remember you don’t have to choose a really ripped denim like Kylie, it can be only minimally ripped, i.e. at the knees.  Just choose one that you feel comfortable in and have fun styling them!

Kylie Jenner Ripped Jeans The Lifestyle Reporter 4. Bodysuits

Kim Kardashian is the queen of bodysuits and this is a trend worth trying! A bodysuit is a great way to not only look slimmer, but it is very form flattering for all different body shapes. Bodysuits can come in a variety of styles—there’s the lace/mesh ones, or the turtleneck bodysuits that cover your neck and arms. Bodysuits are a great investment item because there are many different ways of wearing them—with jeans, a pencil skirt or trousers.   If you are hesitant to purchase one, try getting a simple black bodysuit. Forever 21 has a great one for only $7.80!! American Apparel and Nasty Gal has some great choices for bodysuits.

Kim Kardashian pink bodysuit nude skirt the lifestyle reporter

Kim Kardashian white long sleeve bodysuit jeans the lifestyle reporter

5) Faux Fur Coats and Vests

Faux fur coats and vests are THE pieces to add to your closet.  Not only are faux furs cruelty free, they will keep you warm in the colder months.  You can get them in many different cuts and patterns but the great thing about faux fur coats/vests is that they go with everything.  Lily Collins wore a faux fur minkpink coat and it looks amazing!  Try a black or white faux fur, but, if you’re feeling bold, I would suggest a faux fur leopard print coat–they are gorgeous!!  I love the faux fur coats/vests at Missguided so be sure to check them out.

Lily Collins Faux Fur Coat Minkpink The Lifestyle Reporter

Which item is your favorite for fall/winter?  Share your thoughts below!