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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.

Chanel Iman white crop top skirt camel coat model style

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.

chanel iman white top skirt jacket model style

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.

Chanel Iman crop top denim shorts combat boots

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.

chanel iman thigh high boots shorts bomber jacket

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!

Chanel Iman sweat pants turtleneck crop top camel coat style

 

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.

Gigi Hadid cropped concert shirt sheer leggings

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!

Gigi Hadid crop concert tee sheer leggings

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

Sarah xxx

 

Style Inspired: 6 Style Tricks From Lily-Rose Depp

May
31

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Lily-Rose Depp is quickly becoming a household name – she’s a model, actress and has a great eye for fashion. Lily — the 17-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis — always looks so effortlessly cool. She tends to choose bold statement pieces for her nighttime looks and opts for classic ones for daytime.

Keep reading to find out six style tricks to dress like the stunning Lily-Rose Depp.

1.Tube Top X Jeans X Choker 

Lily-Rose looked amazing in a Chanel tube top, pairing it with jeans and high heels. Tube tops are definitely underrated – they were big a few years ago and are slowly coming back into mainstream. They show off your decolletage and shoulders in a very understated sexy way – a definite must have.

Choose a colorful look like the teen and pair it with light wash denim to dress it down. The jeans make the look casual and youthful. The choker balances out the strapless top and adds an edgy touch to the colorful look.  Make sure to pull your hair back into a top bun like Lily-Rose so the focus is on the tube top and choker.

Lily Rose Depp Chanel corset jeans choker style

2. Gray Tee X White Shorts

This is such a simple yet classic look.  Most people would immediately choose their blue denim shorts this summer but why not try white ones?  Lily-Rose styled her light-hued bottoms with a plain gray top and white socks and sneakers.  It’s a quick and easy summer ensemble. To add a fun touch, wear round or reflective sunglasses like her.

Lily rose Depp white shorts gray top sneakers

3. Cream Motorcycle Jacket 

Instead of grabbing a black motorcycle jacket, why not choose a neutral hued one? That’s exactly what Lily-Rose did, and it looks so effortless and chic. She wore the cover up layered on top of a white hoodie and white tee. The model wore the piece with low-rise light wash jeans and sneakers, topping it off with two delicate necklaces and sunglasses.  It’s a great look for daytime but can be easily made nighttime ready by swapping the shoes out for heels and the backpack for a clutch.

Lily Rose Depp style white shirt hoodie jeans

Lily Rose Depp full length jeans white top cream jacket

4. Dress X Bomber Jacket X Bold Lips

Lily-Rose is not afraid of mixing pattern with color. The star wowed in a ruffled dress with a bright gold and black bomber, topping it off with red lips. The key to this look is choosing a feminine dress – i.e. ruffles and pairing it with a bold jacket and bright lips. Make sure to pull your hair back and have the jacket sitting perched on your shoulders for the finishing touches.

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5. Black X Red X White

The actress has mastered the perfect summer casual look. She rocked white shorts with a black tank top. For a unique touch, she sported black and red sneakers with black socks and a red Chanel backpack. The look is really sporty but also very cool girl chic.

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6. Matching Hoodie X Shorts Set

Lily-Rose recently attended a photo call for her film The Dancer at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France and wore a gorgeous Chanel look. She chose an elbow-length hoodie with matching patterned shorts, finishing it off with red heels. This look can be dressed up or kept casual – just make sure the hoodie and shorts have identical patterns.

Since this look is pretty simple, add a bold or funky pair of heels for a unique touch to your ensemble. This look is definitely a chic and classic outfit that can be worn for many different occasions.

Lily Rose Depp Chanel Hooded Shirt Shorts Red Heels Cannes

Photo credit: Getty Images

What do you think of Lily-Rose’s style? Let me know below.

xxx

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 Bella Hadid

Aug
18

Bella Hadid’s modeling career is blowing up! She’s on magazine covers, landing gigs, and walking down red carpets.  She’s always been a fashionista but lately, Bella has been upping her style game and she looks good!  She loves effortless looks, as well as keeping things simple. Check out 6 style tricks to dress like gorgeous Bella Hadid!

1. Bodysuits

Bella loves wearing bodysuits–she likes to wear them for casual night outs, to fancy events and everything in between.  Bodysuits are essentials pieces to your wardrobe–why? They are extremley figure flattering.  The bodysuit tucks everything in and smoothes you out.  Long sleeved bodysuits like what Bella wore in the first photo is sexy, but the longer sleeves balances out the open chest area.

Bella Hadid Lace Up Bodysuit Denim Shorts Coachella Model Style

Bella also likes to wear a spaghetti strap bodysuit with her jeans. While at this year’s Coachella, she wore a spaghetti strap bodysuit and then added a white jacket, Western inspired belt and a bandana to her fun look.

Bella Hadid Denim Shorts Bodysuit Model Style

This next look is the perfect answer for an evening event.  It’s an understated sexy. Instead of wearing a revealing bra underneath, Bella chose a more modest bralette underneath her collared sheer bodysuit.  On top of the bodysuit, she added a leather jacket, which matched her skirt.  The high waisted skirt keeps the look from showing too much skin.  If it was lower, this outfit would be more of a nightclub look.  Instead, it’s a classy but youthful option for a fancy event.

Bella Hadid Sheer Bodysuit Leather Skirt Jacket Model Style

2. Black X White

Bella likes to keep things simple and in this case, she chose the most basic combo–black and white.  This timeless, elegant look is ladylike with edge.  She chose a billowy blouse that she tucked into a leather skirt.  Add in a mini chain purse and put your hair in a simple bun for an effortlessly chic day or night look.

Bella Hadid White Top Black Leather Skirt Model Style

3. Ripped Denim

Bella loves to rock ripped jeans, especially when it involves pairing it with black pieces.  The model decided to wear a low cut top with a simple jacket and round sunnies for a day in the city. She added casual black sneakers, keeping the look from being too feminine.  This is a great outfit combo for days when you just want to run out the door but still look fashionable.  The sunnies and sneakers are great ways to infuse a more vintage vibe to the black tank and jeans combo.

Bella Hadid Black Top Denim Jeans Model Style

4.All Black

For the most part, Bella loves black.  She is most often seen wearing the  monochrome look.  Bella wears the little black dress as well as a black jumpsuit to various events.  Black will always look classic and elegant so choosing that color when going to a fancy event is always a good idea. She adds a little more makeup with black pieces–in the top look, she’s got subtle cat eyes using eyeshadow, while in the second photo, she’s wearing a red lipgloss.  She also pairs her all black looks with gold accessories, including a gold choker and heels with the dress and a chain link purse with her jumpsuit.

Bella Hadid All Black Off The Shoulder Dress Model Style

Bella Hadid All Black Look Jumpsuit Model Style

5.Flannel X Black

Bella wears a long sleeved black dress with a plaid flannel tied around her waist. She piled on her accessories, wearing a silver choker, dangling necklaces and a couple of rings. She added black boots to finish the look as well.  This grunge inspired outfit is edgy and very 90s esque.  The black dress is definitely on the shorter side so adding a flannel on top is a great option to keep everything covered.

Bella Hadid Black Shirt Flannel Model Style

6. Ladylike X Vintage

In this next outfit, Bella looks like a mix of the 1950s and 2015.  The flouncy yellow skirt and the high neck cream top are the epitome of classy and reserved, but Bella added that dose of sexiness by choosing to wear the sheer top with a floral bralette underneath.  The bralette and skirt compliment each other, pulling the whole look together without looking too refined.  She also loosened up the look even more by adding a few necklaces/chokers.  The shoes are also a nice casual touch.

Bella Hadid Yellow Long Skirt Vintage Model Style

Which Bella Hadid look is your favorite?  I love the bodysuit look personally!  Let me know! xxx Sarah

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Joan Smalls

Jul
27

Joan Smalls is a supermodel in every aspect–she’s been on various covers, modeled for multiple brands, and was even featured in a Beyonce music video.  Besides her hugely successful modeling career, Joan also designed a capsule collection for True Religion jeans.  She’s know for killer sense of style–alternating between daring looks and casual chic outfits.  Check out 6 style tricks from the one and only, Joan Smalls!

1. White Crop Top X Blue High Waisted Trousers

Photo Credit: Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic

Joan wears a simple white sleeveless crop top tee with high waisted blue trousers, finishing off the look with a cream colored clutch and heels.  This look is all about minimalism.  The white and blue is a classic combo and you can wear this color pairing day or night.  The great thing about this look is that each piece is super versatile and timeless.  The fitted top perfectly balances the loose nature of the pants, making the look feminine, elegant and chic.

2. Button Down X Jeans X Sneakers

Joan Smalls White Shirt Jeans Sneakers Simple Model Style

This next look is a very menswear inspired outfit.  She’s wearing an oversized white collared shirt, completely buttoned up and untucked, with skinny jeans and sneakers. She kept her accessories unisex, opting for a backpack instead of a purse.  This outfit is still casual chic because she decided to roll up her sleeves and added earrings for a feminine touch.  The sneakers add that sporty element to an otherwise preppy outfit, perfect for school, a day out with friends, or when you’re just looking for something comfortable but still cool.

3. Black X White Combo

Joan Smalls Black Sheer Top White Jeans Model Style

Black and white is one of the most timeless, effortless combos you could ever do, and Joan shows us two new ways to wear the colors.  In the top look, Joan decided to up the sexy factor by pairing a black sheer long sleeved top with a bralet underneath.  She added white jeans and leopard print heels.  By choosing a loose fitted top with dark red lips, Joan makes the look elegant and still nighttime chic.  The animal print detail is a great way to add some fun and color to the black and white look.

Joan Smalls White Long Sleeved Dress Black Crop Top Model Style

In this black and white pairing, Joan takes her street style urban by wearing a long sleeved dress with a short sleeved sheer top layered on top.  She added black and white sneakers, a chunky gold necklace and a black clutch to complete her look.  I think the layering is brilliant–you add color and dimension to a simple white dress by layering.  The gold necklace is an easy way to add another texture to the black and white outfit.  The sneakers are the perfect way to add a touch of urban flare to a dress, keeping it casual cool.

4. Track Pants

Joan Smalls Track Pants White Shirt Black Blazer Model Style

Track pants are one of my favorite trends this year–why?  Because you can dress it up or down, and they are just so comfortable!  Joan shows us two different ways to wear track pants.  In the top look,  she chose black track pants, pairing them with a white t-shirt, black blazer and patterned slip ons.  The blazer makes the look more formal, while the slip ons downplay the fancy vibes.  Her white long-sleeved shirt popping out at the cuffs is another great style trick to make the outfit more casual and less preppy.  The black and gold clutch also add a nice modern touch to the outfit.

Joan Smalls Black Strappy Crop Top Gray Track Pants Heels Model Style

In the above outfit, Joan takes a risqué strappy black leather crop top and pairs it with gray track pants.  The track pants make the look daytime chic, while the strappy heels and crop top make it sexy.  The combo of the slouchy loose pants and the strappy top and heels provide the perfect balance.  It’s not too revealing but it still pushes the envelope.  She went minimal on her makeup and added a fun bag, allowing the look to be more daytime wearable.

5. Add a Pop of Red

Joan Smalls White Shirt Red Handbag Ripped Jeans Boots Red Lips Model Style

Red is probably one of my favorite bright colors, because it looks really good on pretty much everyone.  I like touches of red–it’s sexy, fun and not overpowering!  Joan decided to wear ripped denim with a white tee and combat boots, adding a red fringed handbag, plaid leggings and dark red lips. The red looks gorgeous with the simple white and blue jeans combo.  This is another great tip from Joan–wear different shades of red when adding multiple colored pieces.  The bag is the brightest color, while the lips are much darker.  The plaid leggings are patterned, so it’s toned down with the black in the design.  Overall, this is a great summer look (if you don’t wear leggings underneath) as well as a perfect winter look (just add a coat).

6. Sweater X Mini Skirt X Oxfords

Joan Smalls Kenzo Sweater Bright Blue Skirt Oxfords Model Style

In this next look, Joan paired a graphic Kenzo sweater with a bright blue mini skirt, oxfords and fun socks. To keep the skirt for overpowering the whole look, Joan opted for a loose fitted sweater layered on top of the skirt.  Choosing a graphic sweater is key because it keeps the look youthful and fun.  Having her socks showing is another great way to make the look more playful, and is balanced perfectly with her oxfords.  The small black clutch is the right choice because it’s simple and doesn’t distract from her outfit.

Which Joan Smalls style trick is your favorite?  Let me know below! xxx Sarah

Style Inspired: Beyonce’s Knitted Dress

Jul
23


Beyonce has one of the most amazing bodies and she showed off her killer curves in a gorgeous asymmetrical v-neck knitted dress by Self-Portrait.  The camel colored dress was perfectly balanced by her cream colored Givenchy Pyramid Pouch Purse and heels. The look is simple and sexy, perfect for day or night.  The knitted material will keep you warm on a cool summer night and add texture to your outfit.

Exact Dress:

If you want to recreate the look, you can purchase her exact dress by Self-Portrait for $271.  For a similar dress, with a much lower price tag, check out these three options I found.

Similar Options:

-Forever 21 has a Jersey Knit T-Shirt Dress in Olive ($22.90).  Although it’s not long sleeved or asymmetrical, the color is gorgeous and it’s really form fitting.

-Boohoo.com has a long sleeved asymmetrical hem knitted dress, called the Samantha Asymmetric Hem Rib Knitted Dress ($35) in grey.

Beyonce Knitted Dress Camel Colored

Beyonce Side View Knitted Dress Style

Beyonce Closer View Knitted Dress Camel Colored

Credit: All Photos From Tumblr

 

What do you think of this knitted dress?  Let me know your thoughts.  xxx Sarah

The Easiest Outfit Combo Ever!

Jul
17

Matching Sets Streetstyle The Lifestyle ReporterMatching sets or sometimes called coordinates, are THE trend of summer!  What exactly are they?  It’s literally wearing a top with shorts, pants or a skirt with the same exact pattern or in the same shade.  The uniformity of pattern/color creates a clean, elegant, and vintage-esque vibe to your outfit.  It’s also a great choice when you’re in a hurry.  The best part is that so many shops and online stores have matching sets so you can recreate your own look too! Check out 5 different ways to style a matching set!

Chiara Ferragni Matching Floral Set Cordinates Style Summer Patterned Looks

Chiara Ferragni looks boho chic in her matching floral set at this year’s Coachella Festival.  The off-the-shoulder top and shorts are breezy pieces that are a must have in your wardrobe.  The shorts can be pulled up to show less skin or lower to show off more midriff.  What’s great about this look is the pattern–it’s fun and girly but still casual. Add in a hat, a necklace, bracelets and multiple rings to complete the look.

Missguided has a gorgeous set that is really similar to Chiara’s.  The pattern is so pretty and it has that off-the-shoulder detail that I love. The top is: Missguided Printed Bardot Top ($30) and bottom is the Missguided Scarf Printed Shorts Navy ($36).

Joan Smalls Maroon Matching Set Coordinates Model Style Fashion Summer Ideas

Model Joan Smalls shows us how to rock a matching set into the cool summer evenings.  She chose to pair her maroon colored pants and blouse with orange Adidas sneakers.  The maroon color is a good choice when choosing a pants and loose blouse set because it’s elegant, modern and not too flashy.  I love that Joan chose to add a bold color to the look with her bright sneakers, adding edge to the formal look, making it more casual. She added in a simple gold choker and major eyeliner, which definitely adds that edge to her look.  Boohoo.com has similar pieces: the Jasmin Basic Oversized Tee in the color Wine ($14) and the Lucy Loopback Jogger in the color Wine as well ($16).

Taylor Swift Matching Set Floral Top and Shorts Style

Taylor Swift’s matching set is all about the florals.  The shorts and blouse combo have a gorgeous blue colored floral pattern.  She paired it with bright blue heels and a maroon purse.  The casual daytime ootd still shows of her legs, but is still ladylike.  The blouse is loose, which balances all of the leg showing.  This feminine look is sexy but in an understated way. The bright heels add a nice sexy touch to the look, and a bit of youthful fun.

Asos.com has a fun floral blouse and shorts: the ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Purple Floral Cut Out Detail Crop Top (on sale for $18) and the ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Purple FloralShorts (on sale for $19).

Ashley Madekwe Matching Set Cordinates Style Summer Ideas

Ashley Madekwe looks flawless in her black and white gingham crop top and pants.  The emsemble gets a bit of glam with her heels, as well as a simple black handbag.  The loose fitting trousers and sleeveless crop top are a great outfit combo for day or night, perfect for anyone who wants to look elegant but still turn heads.  Missguided.com has a monochrome gingham shell top ($20), and it’s currently on sale! They have pants as well, called the gingham high waisted skinny trousers ($36).

Miroslava Duma Matching Set Blue Top and Skirt Cordinates Summer Style

Miroslava Duma takes a blue mini skirt to another level by adding a matching blouse layered on top.  Add in platform heels, a chunky necklace and a mini handbag, and you’re ready to hit the streets.  This funky look is so summery chic, and I love how she took a mini skirt and made it daytime appropriate.  This simple look makes a big statement because of the bold colors of the matching set, as well as the chunky accessories. Forever 21 has a pretty top and skirt that looks similar to Miroslava’s: Paneled Batwing Top ($12.80) in navy and the favorite mini skirt ($4.80) in navy.

Which look is your favorite?  Let me know below!