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How To Wear Denim Like Bella Hadid

Sep
08

Bella Hadid has been everywhere these days. Every time I see a picture of her, she’s either on a cover of a magazine or shooting a campaign at some exotic location. And for good reason. She’s gorgeous, stylish and has that charisma needed to make her an It Girl. Check out 5 ways Bella styled denim and where you can find similar pieces!

1.Denim skirt

Bella has worn denim skirts over and over again – and that’s the thing, you can do totally do that! You can style it multiple ways!

Bella has styled her denim mini skirt with a Calvin Klein sports bra, which is yes revealing, but definitely a fashion statement. The mini skirt gives the classic top a nice casual element. If this is too bold, don’t be afraid to choose a longer top – or try it with a bodysuit (sheer or opaque) or a dress (like Bella did with a denim skirt layered on top) and a jeans jacket. She also went nineties chic with a silky pink top combined with her skirt. Topshop makes a great denim skirt and it’s only $60!

 

2. Jean bikini

Another trend setting look by Bella was her denim bikini she wore while on holiday with her equally stylish friends like Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.  She paired the high-rise bikini bottoms and triangle top with orange reflective sunglasses. I found a really cute one here!

 

3. Denim dress

If you are more of a risk taker, try rocking a denim dress! It’s playful, fun and you’ll definitely have cool girl status. Bella paired hers with a red and black Chanel belt and a coordinating hat. Don’t be afraid of adding bold tones to complement the jean number. I found this similar look on Boohoo and it’s currently 50%!

 

4. Ripped denim

It doesn’t get more All-American than gingham paired with denim. Bella did just that while traveling abroad. The crop top patterned top is classic and chic, which contrasts perfectly with her distressed bottoms. Check out these Urban Outfitters jeans here.

5. Denim Jumpsuit

Bella went on another level when she rocked this denim one-piece – it’s eye-catching, bold and not for the faint of heart. She dressed up the look with a suede duster coat, red heel and a tight bun but these modern overall look can be made casual with the right pair of flats. You can also add a white T-shirt or off-the-shoulder top beneath to change it up. I love this jumpsuit – it may be pricy but oh so versatile!

Which look is your favorite?

 

xxx

Sarah

 

Style Inspired: Joan Smalls’ Turtleneck and Dress Combo

Jan
20

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If you want inspiration for an outfit idea this weekend, look no further than Joan Smalls. The gorgeous supermodel stepped out in Paris wearing a burnt orange turtleneck beneath a black dress with a denim jacket. The ensemble is a homage to the nineties and I am obsessed! The color of the top is perfect for the winter season, and it goes great with the dress.

Add an oversized denim jacket – preferably in the light wash hue – and rock it off your shoulders.

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If you’ve got thigh high boots similar to her – i.e. lace up boots – then absolutely add them for an edgy touch. If that’s too much to you for a daytime look, you can always swap them out for regular thigh high boots.

Me personally, I would wear this combo with either black booties or to go even more casual, Adidas superstars. The key to the look is the color of the turtleneck paired with the strappy dress – a spaghetti strap number is the best choice.

As always though, choose items that you are comfortable in but also pieces that can be re-worn in many different ways.

SIMILAR PIECES:

burnt orange turtleneck: here and here.

black dress: here and here and here.

denim jacket: here.

Boots: here.

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks from Chrissy Teigen

Oct
20

Chrissy Teigen always looks stylish and so put together in classic looks and colors. The gorgeous model, 30, is an expert on how to look sexy without trying too hard.

She’s consistently chosen pieces that are neutral tones – but once and a while she’ll choose a crazy patterned piece or in a bold color. No matter what she wears, she always looks elegant! Check out six style tricks to dress like Chrissy Teigen.

1.Oversized Knit X Thigh Highs

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Chrissy is a big fan of thigh high boots – she wears them often – especially with an oversized dress.  Thigh highs are one of the sexiest shoes out there. Even though they cover most of your leg, it makes your thighs look great and adds that sensual quality to your outfit.

Chrissy chose an oversized knitted sweater and added shorts underneath for safe measure. You can choose any color – but keep it simple with no patterns – for the knitted top. Make sure you don’t wear any jewelry because it will distract from the simplicity of the look.

2.Fitted Dress X Oversized Satin Coat

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The fitted dress and silky coat is another signature look for Chrissy. It is literally one of the most timeless and flattering looks you can wear. It will always been in style and can worn for any occasion. Like Chrissy, keep the colors in the neutral tones – white, black, gray, khaki, pink – these hues can be mixed and matched.

You can also play with the hemline length of the jacket as well as the cut of the dress. Notice how Chrissy always chooses daring heels – like the lace up ones she rocked with the gray/khaki look or the lattice pair she wore with the pink on pink ensemble.

3.Sheer Turtleneck X Suede Skirt

Sheer turtleneck bodysuits are definitely having a moment – and with good reason. They give your look a sexy touch without trying too hard. To keep her ensemble sophisticated, Chrissy wore a camisole beneath the mesh number. She contrasted the black bodysuit with a suede skirt in a deep tan color.

Although her top half is covered by the long-sleeved one-piece, she balanced it out with a skirt that has a deep thigh slit. She rounded it out with strappy black heels.

4.Crop Top X Trousers

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Crop tops can be dressed up with trousers – as seen on Chrissy. The slacks give the charcoal crop top that classy touch.

Crop tops are typically worn for casual occasions or maybe a night on the town – but the beauty showed us how to rock it for a fancy evening. Add a structured black blazer with pointed heels to finish off the smart yet sexy look.

5. Neutral Suit X White Tank

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The typical business suit is either black or gray, but in the this case go out of your comfort zone and try a brighter hue. Chrissy chose a blush colored blazer and trouser set – adding a simple tank top. The unusual color makes the look more youthful and relaxed, especially when paired with the tank. Add a unique necklace like the star and also a bold pair of heels. The silver bottoms add the perfect pop to the tailored look.

6. Pattern X Color To Basic Pieces

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This final look is how to take a simple combo of denim with a black top and make it stand out. Since it’s fall, you can swap the shorts out for long jeans – the combo is what is key. She paired the off-the-shoulder top and jean bottoms with a mustard hued jacket.

She wore the cover up off her shoulders, which complemented the look nicely. Chrissy stepped out in leopard printed heels – adding dimension and some fun to her look.

Which look is your favorite?

Sarah xx

Trend Alert: Thigh High Boots

Sep
27

If you’re looking for a sexy outfit that is so easy to throw together – then look no further. The simplest combo is an oversize T-shirt or jacket with thigh boots.  You can pick any type or pattern for the top and pair it with over the knee boots. Take a look at some stunning combos that you can try for a night out that definitely turn heads.

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Bella Hadid paired an oversized camouflage shirt with black thigh high boots and loose hair.

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Gigi Hadid wowed in a loose fitting black jean jacket with patent boots. She added a simple choker with a ponytail and mauve lip liner.

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Kourtney Kardashian paired a bold orange Pablo concert T-shirt with forest green peep-toe boots for her daytime look. The 37-year-old styled her dark tresses loose and sleek.

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Ariana Grande styled her thigh high boots with a graphic oversized Moschino tee – which gives off the perfect cool girl vibe!

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Karrueche Tran is one of the most stylish ladies in my opinion – and she did not disappoint in her red top with her black boots — simple, effortless and so sexy!

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Chanel Iman

Aug
30

Chanel Iman has impeccable style no matter what occasion. The stunning model always looks so incredibly good, whether its running errands in the city or dressed to the nines for a gala. The 25-year-old beauty chooses pieces that showcase her flawless figure in a classy and sensual way.  Check out six style tricks from Chanel Iman!

1.White X Camel X Gold

Chanel looked so chic in a white strapless crop top with a matching skirt featuring a thigh slit.  To keep warm, the runway star added a camel coat that grazed her mid-calf and sat neatly on her shoulders. She chose the perfect pair of heels – strappy gold ones that balanced the matching hued metal choker around her neck.

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2.All White Everything

Instead of the typical all black look, try it a la Chanel and wear all white. The beauty slipped on an off-white crop top with an asymmetrical purse and an oversized blazer on top. She showed off a hint of her flat midriff in the cropped top but opted to add a jacket to cover her arms for balance. To break up the all white ensemble, Chanel added a cream handbag.  She rocked black eye makeup for an edgy touch to finish off her look.

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3.Concert Tee X Plaid X Thigh HIghs

Even though she’s wearing a concert tee with ripped denim, this look is a definite head turner. The star of her ensemble is her black thigh high boots that make her legs look long. To keep the outfit from being too much for the daytime, Chanel dressed it down with a loose fitting graphic shirt, Daisy Dukes and a colorful plaid top tied around her waist. Pull your hair back and keep your makeup minimal so that its not too much for the day.

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4.Crop Top X Shorts X Combat Boots

The star wowed at Coachella this year, choosing a cropped concert T-shirt with ripped denim shorts, adding a shoulder bag, choker and combat boots. The choker really gives the ensemble a nice Western vibe while the boots add that cool girl touch. She pulled her front tresses back and added a bracelet and earrings to complete her festival look.

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5.Jeans X Thigh Highs

Earlier this month, Chanel absolutely slayed it in a black bodysuit with denim shorts. To jazz up the two classic pieces, the brunette beauty wore a red and green cropped bomber jacket and thigh high boots.  Thigh high boots are great investments – they are classic shoes that will never go out of style and extremely versatile. She wore her hair loose with minimal makeup to round out the evening ensemble.

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6. Sweats X Camel Coat

Chanel takes a pair of sweat pant and makes then evening appropriate. The beauty rocked grey bottoms with a white turtleneck crop top and a camel hued coat on her shoulders. The coat really dresses up the entire ensemble but the key item in this look is the pointed cream heels.  Make sure you choose track pants that have a drawstring waist so that the fit is flattering. I absolutely love this look – it’s so different but so chic!

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Taylor Hill

Jul
26

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Taylor Hill has such a great sense of style- she always looks so cool and effortless while out and about. The 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel has been a fixture on runways for years now. Keep reading to find out six style tricks from the stunning and ever so fashionable Taylor Hill.

1.White X Plaid X Lace

The stunner knows how to layer pieces that give off that effortless cool girl vibe. She chose a black bralette, adding a white dress on top with a plaid flannel tied around her waist.  Taylor finished off her look with a red bandana tied around her neck like a choker and a black cross body bag. This is an easy look to recreate this summer – it’s sexy but it doesn’t look like you tried hard. I love the look with a top knot- it just adds to that effortless vibe. Finish it off with combat boots for the perfect festival inspired ensemble.

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2. Graphic Tee X Blush

Taylor kept it casual in a graphic T-shirt, which she opted to tuck into a blush hued skirt. The skirt and shirt really balance each other well. Make sure to tuck your shirt into your skirt like Taylor – it makes it look very put together. I love the pink color-it’s so summer casual and it can be re-worn in many different ways. Pull you hair into a high ponytail and keep your makeup minimal for a nice casual daytime ensemble.
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3. Bodysuit X Skirt X Choker

Taylor looked amazing in a black bodysuit with a a white denim skirt, adding a choker and sneakers. Its sexy but still daytime appropriate. Pull you hair into a top knot like Taylor and keep your makeup on the lighter side – lipgloss, defined brows and a touch of eye shadow.

She’s wearing a Flynn Skye bodysuit, which is available here for $97.

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4. Flannel X Jeans

This next look is a very easy to recreate for a casual day out. Ripped jeans with a fitted white tank is a simple combo, but Taylor upped the look with a blue and white flannel shirt, a bandana as a choker and a baseball cap. She added nude shoes to break up the blue tones. The choker and hat are great touches to such a casual ensemble-it adds that needs oomph.

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5. Camo X Ripped Jeans X Red

Taylor looked flawless in ripped cropped jeans with a matching white crop camisole, layering a knotted camouflage shirt on top.  The key to this look is layers. The hint of the camisole breaks up the patterned top perfectly. To add a pop of color, make sure to grab a bold hued purse — Taylor chose a red Saint Laurent bag. To finish it off, she added a black belt and white slip-on sandals. Pull her hair up in a top knot and keep your makeup neutral like Taylor.

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6. Sheer Black X White 

This next look is so sultry but still so classy. Taylor wore high waisted underwear with a sheer black skirt, pairing it with a sheer top. She wore the braless top with a strategically placed white cardigan that she tied into a knot. The result is a daring but modern twist on an evening look. Taylor styled her brunette tresses with voluminous curls and rocked smokey brown eye makeup and pink lips.

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Which Taylor look is your favorite? Let me know below.

 

Sarah X

 

 

How To Wear a Concert T-shirt Like Gigi Hadid

Jun
17

Gigi Hadid stunned during a girls night out trip earlier this month with fellow It girls Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin to The Nice Guy in West Hollywood.

The 21-year-old model showed off her sculpted abs in a cropped concert T-shirt with sheer paneled mesh leggings.

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The Rolling Stones top gave the look a relaxed, edgy touch while the leggings upped the sex appeal. The combination of the top and skintight sheer leggings made it the perfect night out look when you’re not in the mood to wear a dress or skirt.

She complimented the cool girl ensemble with a long necklace and heeled boots, finishing it off with a ponytail and minimal makeup.

If you can’t find a cropped concert top like Gigi, just choose one and cut off a couple of inches from the bottom and voila – you have the perfect summer top!

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What do you think of this look? Let me know!!

Sarah xxx

 

Style Inspired: Chrissy Teigen’s All Black Look

Jun
02
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Last week, the gorgeous model Chrissy Teigen stepped out with her baby girl Luna and husband John Legend for lunch with the Wests – Kanye and Kim Kardashian. The 30-year-old beauty sported an asymetrical black bodysuit with high waisted matching colored denim shorts. This is such a perfect spring and summer look — and it’s very figure flattering.
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The bodysuit really makes you streamlined and its so figure flattering. Chrissy has an amazing figure and the bodysuit accentuates her curves. The new mom sported strappy heels – which jazz up the shorts look and give it an elegant touch. To keep the look from being too revealing, she added a long loose fitting sheer cardigan.
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She sported black aviator sunglasses while rocking wavy loose tresses and minimal makeup. This is a great day date look or while you’re out with friends. The good thing about this look is that each piece is very versatile for future outfits.
What do you think of this look Chrissy is rocking? Let me know!
Sarah xxx