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How To Wear Red This Summer

Aug
15

Instead of grabbing black pieces for your go-to wardrobe this summer, take a chance and rock all red. The bold color looks incredible on all skin tones and it will definitely make you stand out in a crowd.  Check out three different but equally amazing ways to sports all red this summer!

1.Hailey Baldwin

Hailey stunned in an off-the-shoulder red top with a matching high-waisted skirt. The model chose the perfect skirt for this look-it featured a thigh slit that balanced the length.  She added lace up cream heels to lengthen her legs and break up the bright colored look.  With this type of outfit, keep the hair and makeup simple so that the bold color is front and center.

Hailey Baldwin revolve red crop top and maxi skirt

2.Bella Hadid

Bella stood out in her off-the-shoulder ribbed crop top with matching joggers. The model’s look is a modern twist on sweat pants.  The drawstring bottoms show off her tiny waist and the strapless top is still really feminine and flattering. Add a choker and combat boots for an edgy touch to the bold ensemble.

Bella Hadid Red crop top sweat bottoms style

3. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez took a more casual approach to the all red look. The pop star chose a red hoodie, pairing it with fitted sweat bottoms. Since the sweatsuit is super relaxed, she balanced it perfected with strappy white heels. She styled her dark tresses back and opted to add large framed sunglasses to finish off her chic airport look.

Selena Gomez red hoodie sweat bottoms style

Which look is your favorite? Let me know!

How To Wear Bold Bright Colors

Jun
25

Instead of grabbing a black dress, why not push the envelope in bold bright colors?  Normally, I stick to the darker side of the color wheel, but lately all I want to do is dress as brightly as I can. Make sure you’re ready to stand out in the crowd because bold colors is not for the shy! Check out 4 ways to wear bold colors this summer!

Kendall Jenner Blue Suit Bright Colors Pants Jacket

Kendall Jenner knows how to wear a pantsuit.  The bright blue color is fun and sexy at the same time.  She chose not to wear a top, so the blazer is super sexy as is, perfect when you’re choosing brighter colors.  Make sure you’re pants are fitted because when choosing colors other than black, if it doesn’t fit well, you may end up looking sloppy.  The silver shoes are just as fun and the perfect finishing detailing to this look.  You definitely don’t want to wear any accessories because that can quickly take this chic look to gaudy.

Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ShopStyle

Jamie Chung’s outfit is a simple way to create some drama by choosing two different bright colors.  Orange goes well with bright pink because they are in the same color group and don’t clash. The skirt and blouse both have the same flow element, making it chic and subtly sexy.  The pink strappy heels are a great way to add another pop of color without overpowering the whole outfit.  Once again, keep the jewelry and lipstick to an absolute minimum because that be too overwhelming.

Photo Credit: GC Images

Beyonce has a similar color scheme as Jamie Chung’s look, but she decided to have more muted bright colors (wearing Cushnie et Ochs).  The long sleeve orange top is super fitted, perfect to tuck into the pink pleated shorts.    As you can see, orange looks great with pink–this is a great look if Jamie’s colors were too bold and you still wanted to try out bright colors.  The coral colored heels and green purse add another dimension.  The green earring are a subtle choice of jewelry, tying in the purse as well.  Since she’s got four different colors going, Beyonce kept her makeup minimal.

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Selena Gomez looks stunning in a bright red Valentino jumpsuit and black clutch and pointed heels.  The long sleeved loose jumper looks fantastic with the black accessories, making the color seem even brighter.  Her makeup is minimal and her hair looks great loose around her, breaking up some of the red.  It’s such a simple jumpsuit but the color makes it stand out.  Perfect for an evening out or even a work function.

Which bold bright look is your favorite? Tell me below!

The Must Have Lip Look For Fall/Winter!

Oct
27

When I fall in love with a certain makeup look, I absolutely become obsessed.  In this case, my newest obsession is…vampy lips.  Some people call the shade oxblood, burgundy, cognac, etc…I just like to call it vampy because it can be many different shades: dark red, dark brown, and dark purple lips.  I like the dark red/purple and the red/brown shades as well as the red/black too. Here are several different dark lip colors I saw and fell in love with:

Barbara Palvin Dark Red Vamp Lips The Lifestyle Reporter

Kristen Stewart Dark Red Lips Vampy

Kim Kardashian vampy lipstick dark red The Lifestyle ReporterLily Collins Vampy Lipstick The Lifestyle Reporterdark red lips tumblr inspo the lifestyle reporterKhloe Kardashian splash news dark lips photo

If I had to choose my favorite shade based on these photos, I think it would be the dark red lip look on Taylor Hill (photo is second from last).  Which of these vampy lip look is your favorite?

I haven’t purchased one yet but here are the brands/colors I’ve been eyeing to find the perfect dark red vampy lipliner/lipstick:

-Nars Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte (oxblood burgundy) and Bette (bordeaux)

-MAC Lipstick Diva

-MAC Lipliner in Currant

-Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in 9C (burgundy) or 11 C (dark plum burgundy)

-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar – Matte: Black Dahlia, Vintage, Anita

I’m leaning toward the OCC lip tars because the colors are gorgeous and they are vegan/cruelty free!  I think I will also purchase the anti-feathering white lip liner they sell too to as the base of the lip tar.  As a note, you apply the lip tar with a brush, which they provide when you buy the product. The lip tar starts off as liquid and then dries on your lips and become matte.

xoxo

Sarah

Three New Ways to Rock a Beanie

Sep
15

Now that fall is around the corner, it’s time to dress for the cooler weather.  Take a cue from these gorgeous ladies and make beanies a staple in your wardrobe.

1) Make Your Beanie the Pop of Color

Cara Delevingne knows how to make a statement, and in this case, it’s her bright red beanie.  It’s loud and draws your eyes immediately!  She keeps the rest of her outfit simple: black leather jacket and boots, white t-shirt and jeans.  Choose a bright-colored beanie to spice up your OOTD and it will be an attention grabber.

Cara Delevingne Street Style Red Beanie Black Jacket White Shirt Blue Jeans Model Supermodel The Lifestyle Reporter

 

2) Wear Your Beanie With a Dress and Coat

Jourdan Dunn styles her dress and winter coat right, wearing a black beanie and some flat boots to toughen it up.  The beanie gives her feminine dress an urban twist and the results are flawless!

Jourdan Dunn Dress With Boots Summer Fall Look The Lifestyle Reporter'

If you’re aiming for a more feminine look, wear a black beanie with a matching lace dress. Just add a coat plus flat boots.  The lace peeking out from under the coat give a feminine vibe but the beanie and boots keep the look from looking too sweet.  Not sure who the model is, found it on tumblr 🙂

Black Beanie Gray Jacket Lace Boots

3) Compliment Your Beanie With Red Lips

Rihanna chose a gray beanie to go with a white crop top, leather skirt and sneakers.  If she chose a black colored beanie, the look would have been more goth glam but the gray gives the outfit a relaxed, cool vibe that tones down the otherwise risque outfit.  She adds the perfect touch–red lips.  Red lips means glamour and that’s what we see!  Add red lips to chic up any beanie outfit!  Perfection!

Rihanna Beanie Summer Glam Gray Crop Top The Lifestyle ReporterWhat do you think of beanies?  Share below!

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Sep
06

Supermodel and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is stunning, and her style is always on point.  I would describe it as feminine and sexy.  She always looks put together and definitely wears outfits that compliment her amazing body!  Here are 6 style tricks from the British bombshell!

1) A Gray Coat

Rosie is rocking gray and a Givenchy animal print bag at the airport, looking flawless.  Instead of reaching for a black or tan colored coat, Rosie chose a gorgeous gray colored one.  A gray coat is a good statement piece that instantly makes your outfit chic.  Wear it like Rosie, with a darker colored top and make sure to cuff the sleeves!

Credit: XPOSUREPHOTOS

Credit: XPOSUREPHOTOS

2) Patterned Skirts and Dresses

Rosie loves wearing dresses and skirts with patterns, especially floral and animal print.  Below are two examples of what she loves to wear–patterns.

For dresses, she almost always pairs it with a belt.  The key here is to make she it has a fitted waistline and that is achieved with a belt.  Try incorporating floral to your wardrobe a la Rosie and make sure to add the signature belt to cinch the waist.  Rosie wore her dress with suede boots to keep the look from being to formal, so definitely take that in account before slipping the dress on. The suede boots make the look more casual and less formal.

Credit: REX FEATURES/STARTRAKSPHOTO.COM

Credit: REX FEATURES/STARTRAKSPHOTO.COM

Rosie loves wearing skirts, especially ones with heavy pattern.  The animal print is the perfect look because it is such a chic look.  The stilettos are the perfect touch, making the her outfit look sophisticated.  It’s important to pair the patterned skirt with a simple top.  She chose a high neckline sleeveless top in gray–one of my favorites types of colors because it makes any outfit look less formal.  The combo of the gray top, animal print and stilettos create the perfect OOTD that can wore on a date, a party or work.

Credit: EM43 / SPLASH NEWS

Credit: EM43 / SPLASH NEWS

3) Bomber Jackets

I absolutely love bomber jackets–they just add a nice dimension to any look.  Rosie chose a floral bomber but honestly, any kind–black, olive, cheetah etc would work with her outfit.  I love how balanced her looks are–she’s just wearing simple jeans, black booties, and a white t-shirt and she looks perfect.  Use her look as an inspo–wear simple pieces and add the bomber as a wow factor.

Credit: BAUER GRIFFIN

Credit: BAUER GRIFFIN

4) A Black Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is a quick way to look chic–it always looks good, especially styled like Rosie’s.  To make it look less formal, I love that she rolled the sleeves and cuffed the bottoms.  If you don’t want  to purchase a jumpsuit or can’t find a simple style, a good trick is to try and find pants and a top that look like this and just tuck in the shirt.  I styled my sister using this photo below.  She had some loose black trousers and a loose black top in her closet.  She tucked in her top and it looked like it was a jumpsuit. We cuffed her pants, added some heels and a gold bracelet = Rosie inspired!

Credit: PACIFICCOASTNEWS.COM

Credit: PACIFICCOASTNEWS.COM

5) Red Trousers and/or Blazer

I’m not saying you should go buy a red pantsuit but I would suggest either buying some red trousers or a red blazer.  If they’re the same shade and you want to be bold, yes definitely try wearing it like Rosie as a pantsuit.  But, if that’s too much out of your comfort zone, try incorporating either the red blazer or red trousers into your wardrobe.  Wear it like Rosie with a black top and black stilletos.  If you’re wearing the red trousers, try wearing it with a black top and a black blazer.  Or if you have a red blazer, do the same and pair it with black trousers and black top.

Credit: MAVRIXONLINE.COM

Credit: MAVRIXONLINE.COM

6) Blush Colored Blazer

As you can see, Rosie really likes blazers.  Blazers always make you look put together, no matter how you style it.  In this case, I love the blush colored tone of her blazer.  It literally looks good with everything!  It is such a timeless color that it will never go out of style.  Up your formal wear by wearing it like Rosie–have it sitting on your shoulders and arms!

 

 

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Vogue Festival Blush Jacket Gray Black Bag Nude The Lifestyle ReporterWhich is your favorite Rosie look?  Share your thoughts!

xoxo

Sarah