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Trend Alert: Lingerie Inspired Pieces

Nov
13

Wearing lingerie inspired pieces – or straight up lingerie – incorporated in your outfit – is one of the sexiest trends right now. While there are many ways to wear lingerie in public, check out three ways you can rock the daring pieces while still looking chic, elegant but oh so sexy!

Bodysuit and Jeans

This look is for bold women out there! Khloe Kardashian chose a Gooseberry Intimates bodysuit (you can purchase the exact black one she wears here and the exact white one here for $139) with skinny jeans. The one-piece hugs her curves perfectly while the denim makes the look daytime appropriate and effortlessly cool. She wore the black bodysuit with distressed denim from her Good American jean line, layers of chokers and brown lip liner.

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Khloe wore the white bodysuit (link to purchase here) by Gooseberry Intimates with light wash denim bottoms and a matching jacket, adding white mules and large black sunglasses. The pink lipstick is the perfect color for this look – it breaks up all the white and blue.

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Lacy Dress X Jacket

Kim Kardashian wore a lingerie inspired dress during Paris Fashion Week. The brunette paired the white number with a matching hued silky jacket that she left off one shoulder. She cinched the outfit with a corset-style belt and added layers of gold jewelry.

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Kim wore another lingerie inspired look, this time a silky black dress with lace trim. You can buy this exact piece from MyStyleMode for only $59.99. She added a sporty oversized jacket with strappy heels and oversized sunglasses. Make sure to pull your hair back into a ponytail like Kim and don’t wear any earrings or necklaces.

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Lace Bralette X Lace Shirt

Taylor Hill wore a black bra with a sheer lacy white shirt on top. To balance out the see-through pieces, Taylor wore a black mini skirt. The top is long sleeved yet sheer- so you still show some skin without it being too much. The skirt is a great piece to wear with this look because it covers up your stomach while still showing off your legs.

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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.

 

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Lily Aldridge

May
05

Lily Aldridge embodies the word ‘chic’–she’s got a great sense of style, and can make any look classy and timeless. She’s a Victoria’s Secret Angel, a Sports Ilustrated cover girl, and a mom!  I love that about her–she has a family and a career–and a keen eye for putting together outfits that scream elegant!  If you love Lily as much as me, keep reading to find out 6 style tricks to dress like Lily!

1. Overalls X White Shirt X Red Lips

Lily wore lightwash flared overalls with a white off-the-shoulder shirt–two simple pieces but always classic.  She transformed the look by adding red lips, tan heels, and a pink handbag.  The off-the-shoulder top gives the look a sexy vibe, perfectly complimenting the red lips.  These are actually the same Frame Denim flared overalls Kate Bosworth wore but in a lighter shade.  The key to this look is choosing the lightwash overalls and pairing it with the daring lip and shoulder baring white too.

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2. Cropped Top X Cropped Trousers

This breezy look on Lily represents springtime!  The white crop top has a feminine and unique shape, exposing some of her midriff. Her cropped trousers/culottes balance the whole look–they’re loose and high waisted, which compliments the crop top.  The white and yellow tones of her outfit screams spring time, and the tan bag and mules give off an elegant vibe.  This look reminds me of the 1960s classic look or something Audrey Hepburn could have worn, but the midriff showing really modernizes the look.

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3. All White X A Splash of Pink

All white-a quick way to do ‘fancy’ without really trying. Lily nailed this look–fitted high waisted trousers with a tucked in tank, and topped with a duster coat and nude heels.  For a pop of color, she added a pink bag, which is a great way to break up the all white look.  The key to this look is to make sure the trousers have a fitted waist, so you don’t get lost in the layers.  The pink bag is a great handbag color because it’s not your typical color and it really softens and feminizes any outfit it’s paired with.

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4. Leopard X Gold

When Lily wants to add edge to an outfit, she likes to add a little leopard and gold.  In the first photo below, Lily dressed up a white turtleneck and black pants with a leopard purse and studded gold and black chelsea boots.  These two accessories give the whole outfit an edgy vibe!  Both the leopard print and the gold accents are must haves for any wardrobe because they will always be stylish.  The second photo below is another take on the leopard and gold.  Lily wore a animal print strapless top and paired it with black trousers.  She accents the look with gold arm cuffs and bracelets, making the outfit so night out sexy!

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5. Evening Coat X Deep V Dress

Lily is wearing probably one of my all time favorite evening coats–it’s a unique color–I’d call it a mix of blush and tan. The material for this coat is silk but any type of coat that has that slinky, satin-y material will definitely work. I love the fact that you don’t have to tie anything with her coat, it’s simple, streamlined and super long.  To balance the coat, she wore a red deep v long sleeve dress (Alice + Olivia $242).  Lily really shows you can wear a braid and it can still look sexy for a night out–for those nights you don’t want your hair down or in a ponytail.  The braid looks great with the whole outfit and subtle makeup plus drop earrings. She finished off the look by wearing black strappy shoes–classic heels that every girl should have!  The coat she’s wearing is the Sofie Coat by Wes Gordon ($2890), but check out this similar camel coat on JohnLewis.com.

Photo Credit: Splash News

Photo Credit: Splash News

6. All Black Maxi Skirt X Crop Top

Instead of wearing a mini skirt, choose a maxi skirt a la Lily.  The black skirt looks amazing when paired with a crop top.  The one Lily wore is showing a lot of stomach and clavicle, which balances out the long, loose skirt.  I love the all black look of her outfit–it’s fancy, chic and easy to recreate.  For the crop top, choose one that you feel most comfortable in–for Lily, she wore a deep V crop top but if that’s not something you want to wear, pick one that goes a little higher on the chest. The key for this look is to wear a sleeveless crop top with a maxi skirt.  Make sure to wear heels for this look so the skirt doesn’t drag and finally, pull your hair back in a simple middle parted ponytail to complete the look.  Add a few bracelets and some simple earrings for the accessories. Boohoo.com has similar bralet for only $20!  Misguided has a similar skirt for $50.

Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Which look is your favorite?  Share below!

Candice Swanepoel Designs Denim Collection for Mother Denim

Feb
03

Candice Swanepoel Mother DenimNot only is Candice Swanepoel a successful supermodel, she can also add designer to her resume! The South African stunner designed a collection of ’90s inspired jeans, including slashed denim and shorts, for Mother Denim.

Candice is often seen rocking high waisted jeans or ripped denim as her off duty style, so it’s no surprise she is designing denim–she knows denim!

The Victoria’s Secret Angel spoke to Vogue about her new collection and what inspired her–the denim shorts Cindy Crawford wore in the 1992 Pepsi commercial that first aired during the Superbowl.

“I love that image, so that’s where it all started. It’s not that dress-up denim–it’s more ‘girl off-duty.’ That relaxed look that was still sexy. They just threw on a white shirt and the jeans kind of did it all,” Candice told Vogue.com.

A portion of proceed from the collection goes to South African based mothers2mothers, a organization that helps prevent the spread of HIV between mother and child.

The jeans also feature her family crest. a detail she wanted to add to give love to her family and roots in South Africa.

“It’s pretty little and funny–it’s a swan in a pool. When we were talking about details, I thought that was a cute touch. I thought if I’m putting my name on the jeans, my crest should be on it too–make my make proud!” she told Vogue.com.

To check out Candice’s collection, click here!

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Candice Swanepoel

Oct
02

Candice Swanepoel is one of my favorite supermodels!  Not only is she gorgeous, she’s also an animal lover and isn’t afraid of pushing the envelope when choosing her wardrobe.  She is a fan of the nineties (me too!) but she also embraces the inner flower child as well.  That’s what I like about her–she doesn’t conform to a certain style or trend–she wears what she feels like, and it always looks so good!  Take a look below to find out six style tricks from Candice Swanepoel:

1. Wear a colorful, patterned dress:  Candice isn’t afraid of patterns and this dress is absolutely beautiful.  Her hippie chic outfit is the perfect look for a day out, and she tops it with a simple choker that is the perfect accessory for her long dress. She added some retro style Ray Bans and voila, the perfect flower child OOTD.  Choose a dress with a 1970s vibe like this–the floral and colorful pattern is very hippie.  Her dress is the Free People Novella Royale MIdnight Rambler Dress and it’s $176.

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2. Add flannel to your outfit:

Candice loves flannel–she not only pairs it with jeans, she also adds it to casual day dresses.  She definitely loves the nineties style, and she incorporates it with any look just by adding flannel.  Make sure to invest in a choker and combat boots and you’re good to go.  I chose two different flannel looks Candice sported because I wanted to show the versatility of the look–she dressed it down with combat boots and a dress, and then dressed it up with nude booties, and an all white look.

Credit: Candice Swanepoel's Instagram

Credit: Candice Swanepoel’s Instagram

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Credit: Getty Images

3. Pair a pencil skirt with a beanie:

This is a great look because she incorporates a beanie into a fancy look.  She added the beanie to add that cool factor and it works! For this, make sure to have a lot of black–a black beanie, a fitted black skirt and black booties.  The sweater will break up the dark color and give it a nice dimension.  What you get is a sophisticated, tough OOTD or OOTN like Candice.

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4. Invest in Capris

Candice looks great in a pair of white capris–pants that stop a few inches above the ankle.  This is a great piece to have in your wardrobe–it’s a classic item that will always be in style.  You can wear it to work, school, on a date, or even make it sexy by pairing it with a crop top.  Try wearing it like Candice, by adding a cream colored sweater and simple stilletos–instantly chic.

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Credit: PacificCoastNews.com

5. Pair your Converse Sneakers With a Crop Top

Crop tops are usually reserved for a more sexy look and when Candice paired it with her Converse sneakers, she accomplished that!  Converse sneakers usually makes an outfit look cool but it’s not the typical “sexy” shoe.  The way she paired them with a crop top changes that!  This is such a sexy way of wearing Converse sneakers and it looks so effortless.  If you have sneakers like her, try wearing it like Candice, with a simple crop top and ripped jeans-the results are amazing!

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6. Wear tights under your Denim Shorts:

Just because the weather cools down doesn’t mean you have to put away your favorite pair of shorts.  Try this style trick from Candice–add some opaque tights under them.  Candice perfectly paired it with an army green jacket and black beanie but my favorite part?  The boots she finished the look of with.  This is a look I will definitely be sporting this fall.

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Which Candice trick is your favorite?  I have to say mine is the tights under shorts idea.  Share your thoughts below!

Three Different Looks You Could Be Rocking This Weekend

Jul
01

Now that summer is officially underway, beach parties and bbq’s will be making their way on social calendars. If you want to mix up your summer wardrobe, take a look at some looks I’ve been loving this week!

1) Casual and Cool 90s

I love the 90s–it’s my favorite style decade, and who can forget one of the most popular item–overalls! Light blue or dark denim, black, white–love it all! This is a must have item for summer! Throw it on over a crop top and it’s sexy but still sweet. Or wear it with a simple white t-shirt and look effortless. You can show as little or as much skin as you want. Check out this look from Selena Gomez, who is rocking a floral crop top underneath her overalls.

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Selena Gomez in Black Orchid Denim Overalls

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2) Effortless Chic

Denim shorts represent summer to me and adding bold heels and a black belt takes the effortless to another level.  Try pairing it a la supermodel and South African goddess Candice Swanepoel, who wore her shorts with a white top, snakeskin patterned heels and an Alexander Wang purse during Paris Fashion Week.

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3) Sexy But Comfortable

Don’t get me wrong short skirts are cute, sexy and look good with everything. But, it’s a pain to wear–you have to constantly make sure nothing is showing, it’s not too short and if it’s flattering. Instead of worrying how it sits on your body, my favorite length is a long skirt. The long, flawy ones are adorable but I like the slightly fitted long skirts. You can get one embellished with zippers, a patterned design, but if you want to try out the trend, get a simple long black skirt. It looks amazing paired with pretty much anything, but I am loving Kim Kardashian’s take on a long skirt summer look. Wear a black version with a black crop top, showing only a slither of skin.

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