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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!

3 Selena Gomez Looks You Should Try This Weekend

Apr
15

Selena gomez

Selena Gomez is very versatile with her style – one day she’s rocking a sleek top with skinny jeans and heels and then next she’s sporting a bodysuit with ripped denim. Check out three different Selena Gomez looks that can you try this weekend!

1.All Black

Selena chose to rock an all black ensemble, opting for skinny jeans, a loose sleeveless blouse and strappy heels.  The key to this look is the fit of each piece. She chose skintight bottoms, pairing it with a loose blouse with a long hemline. The two balance each other out perfectly. The heels add that understated sex appeal and really pulls the whole look together. This is a really simple look – but if you’re in a rush and you need to look chic but not like you tried to hard – then this is your look.

Selena Gomez all black sleeveles top skinny jeans heels

Photo Credit: Getty.

2. Lace up X Denim

Once again, Selena shows us how versatile she is. The beauty wore a black lace up bodysuit with a denim shirt, oversized blazer and thigh high boots. She made the revealing bodysuit and mini skirt daytime chic by adding a loose fitting jacket and boots that cover practically her entire legs.  The result is a ladylike but sexy take on lace ups – once again proving that she’s a trendsetter.

Selena Gomez lace up bodysuit jean skirt boots

Photo Credit: Splash

3. Neutral Trench coat X Flared Jeans

This is another great weekend look and perfect for spring. Selena paired flared denim with a pale blue crop top and a suede trench coat. The coat balances the midriff-baring top; she rolled the sleeves which makes it more daytime wearable. The flared bottoms and sunglasses are great ways to incorporate vintage inspired touches to any look.  She pulled her brunette locks back into a center parted ponytail and kept her makeup minimal – so that the look is fresh, simple and classic.

Selena Gomez crop top suede trench coat flared jeans

Photo Credit: Xposure/AKM-GSI

Which look is your favorite?  Let me know below!

Sarah

The Hottest Accessory You Need This Summer

Jul
01

The western inspired double buckle belt is the accessory you need this summer!  It’s sophisticated, timeless and will elevate your outfit.  No matter how it’s paired, the double buckle belt will ooze cool girl chic.  Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Izabel Goulart are all fans of the trends and with good reason!  While they styled it their own way, the end result is still relaxed chic with a Western twist.  Keep reading to find out how to style it and where to find it!

Selena Gomez White Bodysuit Western Belt Denim Shorts Saint Laurent Boots

Selena Gomez decided to up her white bodysuit and denim shorts by adding a double buckle belt, creating the perfect silloutte. The jacket over her shoulders provides color and dimension to the white and blue toned look, while the Gucci bag and Saint Laurent suede boots tie in that Western vibe.  Her hair pulled back is perfect for this look because she didn’t want to distract from that gorgeous jacket. The boots and bag work well with the belt, resulting in Western chic.

Exact Pieces:

Solid & Striped, The Anne-Marie White Bodysuit, $148

B-Low The Belt, The Bri Bri Belt, $148 (sold out at most stores but available on their site)

Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag, $980

Saint Laurent Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots, $995

Similar:

American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Tank Bodysuit, $26

B-Low The Belt Baby Bri-Bri Belt Black & Silver, $138

Office Coolcat Almond Toe Mod Chelsea Boots, $118

Kendall Jenner Black and White Striped Top Western Belt Jeans Model Style Double Buckle

Kendall Jenner really loves wearing belts–Kendall’s staple look is wearing a simple outfit and a belt.  She’s known for her simplictic yet risk-taking take on style.  Her outfit above, a low V neck striped top, black jeans and heels, are all simple yet sexy.  Add in the belt, and you get a  nice metallic touch and a chic twist to the simple black and white look.  The double buckle is an eye-popping element in her outfit and breaks up all the black.

Exact Pieces:

Givenchy Cropped Striped Jumper, on sale fo $930

Same belt as Selena: B-Low The Belt Bri Bri, $148

Blank Denim Hi Rise Skinny Jeans, $78

Givenchy Lucrezia Medium Duffel, Sold Out Everywhere

Barneys.com, Saint Laurent Aviators, $375

Barneys.com, Gianvito Rossi Ellipsis Pumps, $765

Kendall Jenner All Black Western Belt Model StyleKendall also wore the same belt with a black tank and black jeans, breaking up the monochrome with the double buckle belt.

Izabel Goulart Western Double Buckle Belt Model Style

Izabel Goulart decided to wear a smaller double buckle belt, but it’s still equally eye catching.  She chose to add the belt to a loose dress and leather jacket.  This is my favorite way to style the belt–by cinching the waist and creating a nice shape. The dress would have been too baggy and not really flattering, not even for a model, and by adding in the belt, you get to show off your silhouette.  A simple black belt would have melted into the dark colored dress, but the metalic detailling of the belt pops out and adds that urban touch.  The leather jacket toughens up the look and goes well with the black and silver belt, a simple daytime or nighttime look.

What do you think of the Western inspired double buckle belt?  Let me know below!

xxx

Sarah

 

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!

Style Inspired: Selena Gomez’ Red Bodysuit and Ripped Denim LOTD

Jun
23

Selena Gomez took New York City by storm, and looked amazing while doing it!

The singer/actress wore a Reformation red Jessa bodysuit (sold out in red but there are other colors, $68), Levi’s ripped jeans, Celine Audrey shades ($284) and Saint Laurent Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots ($995).

The bodysuit shows off her gorgeous figure and the ripped denim adds the perfect amount of edge to the look.  The turquoise and silver choker and white sunglasses are great boho accessories to finish off the look.

Read on to find out where to find similar and less expensive pieces.

Selena Gomez Red Bodysuit Ripped Denim Choker Style

Photo credit: Splash

Similar Pieces

Boohoo.com has a similar bodysuit for only $14.

Urban Outfitters carries a similar pair of Levi’s distressed denim for $89.

Office has a very similar pair of suede chelsea boots for only a fraction of the price ($118).

Nasty Gal has a silver and turquoise choker like Selena’s for only $25.

Selena Gomez Red bodysuit Denim Boots

The Hottest Shoe Trend of Summer!

May
29

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to only wear sandals or open toed shoes.  It’s actually more fun to wear non-sandals during the hot months!  Yes, it might get a little sweaty or warm when your foot is in a sock, but hey, it does look good.  Boots, tennis shoes and thigh highs–aka wearing closed toed shoes–is the hottest trend this summer.  So put away your sandals, and check out 5 ways to wear your closed-toed shoes year round!

1) Combat Boots

Kylie Jenner blew me away with her Coachella outfits and teal hair, but I think my favorite part was the boots–she rocked cream colored Timberland boots.  In the below picture, Kylie was out and about in LA after Coachella and decided to rock a skintight dress, baggy coat, baseball cap, and her Timbs.  The Timbs provide that perfect touch of edge to her look.

In the second photo, Kylie wore her Timbs to Coachella, pairing it with white hot shorts, acrop top, long vest and a baseball cap.  Like the first look, the outfit is super simple, and the boots give a rough vibe to it.  If she wore it with sandals or heels, it would be too feminine and soft–the boots toughen up the whole look.

Kylie Jenner Timberlands Beige Baseball Cap Style

Kylie Jenner Coachella 2015 Timberland Style

2) Thigh Highs

Chrissy Teigen wore thigh high boots with a gray tank, denim shorts and a black handbag.  The shorts and tank are really simple, but when you add the thigh high boots, it makes the wholesome look more sexy and more nighttime fancy.  The thigh highs will literally take any shorts and tank combo and make it sexier and so chic.

Chrissy Teigen Denim Shorts High Boots T-Shirt Model Style

Selena Gomez’ outfit is similar to Chrissy’s–except the top is 3/4 sleeves and she chose a bib necklace and black thigh highs.  Tucking in her shirt is not only figure flattering, but it shows off the shorts.  She left the back part of the shirt untucked, which gives some coverage, but it adds that effortlessly cool touch to it.

Selena Gomez Thigh Highs Gray Top Denim Shorts style

3) Sneakers

Rihanna styled the perfect outfit for a night out if you don’t want to wear heels.  She wore her Nike sneakers with a white bodysuit, denim shorts, red lips and a baseball cap.  She also added a printed backpack, a bodychain, bracelets, a choker and really large hoops.  The key to this look is adding a lot of accessories, like RiRi, and the bold red lip–that’s what will take the sneakers to nighttime chic.

Rihanna White Bodysuit Denim Shorts Nike Sneakers Style

4) Booties

Candice Swanepoel’s outfit is so on point–from her white tank, to her western belt and white wash denim shorts.  The black handbag and snakeskin patterned booties make it such an edgy, fun look.  The booties provide a nice pattern, while the black bag and belt balance out the light top and jeans.  Perfect for a day out of shopping, a date, or school.

Candice Swanepoel White Shirt Denim Shorts Booties Model Style

In the next photo, Vanessa Hudgens was photographed wearing overalls, a black crop top and baseball cap and studded booties.  Overalls can be toughened up by incorporating a lot of black.  The crop top shows some skin, which makes it sexier than your average overall get up, while the edge is introduced through the boots and hat.

Vanessa Hudgens Denim Overalls Black Crop Top Boots Booties Style

 

So next time you’re heading out the door in shorts and tank, instead of reaching for sandals or flip flops, pull out your boots or sneakers to change up your look.  These shoes will always make your look sexy yet still so chic!  Let me know which look you like best!

xoxo

Sarah

5 Ways to Wear High Waisted Jeans With a Crop Top!

May
26

High Waisted Jeans with a crop top is a great go-to look this summer–not only is it stylish, but comfortable too.  High Waisted jeans were THE look of the 1990’s, especially when paired with a crop top.  In reality, high waisted denim first became popular in the 1940s, and flared high rise jeans an IT item in the 1970s.  No matter what decade, high waisted jeans will always be a timeless piece in your closet!

Check out five different crop top and high waisted denim looks that you could be rocking this summer!

1. Wear Stripes With a Sweater Tied Around Your Waist

Selena Gomez put together a casual sporty look for a day out in LA.  She chose a striped red and white crop top, pairing it with high waisted boyfriend jeans, white tennis shoes and a sweater around the waist.  The crop top is very fitted, but balanced out by the loose style of jeans and the choice of sneakers.  I love the sweater around the waist–its very 90’s chic and perfect to wear for those cool nights.

Selena Gomez High Waisted Jeans Red Striped Crop Top Sweater Tied Around Waist 90s style

2. Add a Belt and Ankle Boots

Blogger Jazzabelle Rocks wears her high waisted denim with a belt, loose crop top and ankle boots.  Each piece is simple but put together it looks so effortlessly cool.  She kept the colors to black and the light wash denim–the perfect combo. The ankle boots really grunge up the outfit and the belt detail finishes the look.

She is such a gorgeous lady with impeccable style–make sure to follow her instagram @jazzabellediary and her blog: jazzabellesdiary.blogspot.com.

Jazabelle's Diary High Waisted Jeans Crop Top Black Belt Ankle Boots 90s style

Photo Belongs to: Jazzabelle Rocks, jazzabellesdiary.blogspot.com

3. Pair With Heels and a Fitted Top

Ariana Grande chose dark-wash high waisted jeans and a fitted crop top and black heels.  This is a easy look to put together when you’re in a rush and want to look cute.  The crop top is super simple but adding the high waisted jeans makes the outfit very chic.  The heels give a nice fancy touch to the overall look, which allow the look to be worn both day and night.

Ariana Grande Crop Top High Waisted Jeans 90s Style

4. Choose a White Loose Fitted Long Sleeve Crop Top and Add a Pop of Color

Kylie Jenner wore light wash denim with a loose-fitted white long sleeve crop top blouse and lace up heels.  The pink handbag adds a great pop of color to an overall simple look.  While hers is a mini Saint Laurent bag, any color or any bag would be perfect for this look, as long as it’s in a bright color.

Kylie Jenner high Waisted Jeans White Crop Long Sleeved Top Pink Purse Style

5. Add a Cropped Sweater With Flared Denim

Emma Roberts decided to wear flared high waisted denim with a mustard colored cropped sweater and leopard print heels.  She added a tan belt as well as a gold handbag.  This is such a refreshing take on high waisted denim because of the flared bottoms.  I love the 1970s inspired denim she chose, as well as pairing it with animal print heels and a fun colored sweater.  This look is great for night outs or a date–it’s casual but so effortless stylish too.

Emma Roberts Crop Top Sweater High Waisted Flare Jeans Style

Which crop top and high waisted denim look was your fave?  Let me know below!  And make sure to follow @thelifestylereporter on instagram!

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!!