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Even more sexy than a cleavage is a backless or see through top or dress. Your top may look plain in the front, but when people see the back of your outfit they’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Halter tops are probably more appropriate during Summer, but a lace or crocheted back can easily be worn this time of year with high waisted trousers or a pencil skirt.
Sexy yet chic, as always.
When you think wide-leg pants, you probably think disco, big wigs and Studio 54. But don’t be fooled: boot cut trousers elongate your legs and make them look skinnier. So why not try it?
Pair your wide-leg pant with a loose blouse or chunky knitted cardigan. And don’t forget to wear high heels: ankle boots or killer pumps are a great way to finish off your outfit.
Vanessa Bruno Wide-leg velvet pants, Diane von Furstenberg Simca stretch-cotton pants, Roberto Cavalli Silk crepe de chine wide-leg pants, Paul & Joe Cliketis twill wide-leg pants, The Row Dashford wide-leg wool-crepe pants, Versace Printed silk-chiffon pants, Acne Lempicka wide-leg crepe pants, Steven Alan Francis wide-leg pants.
Holiday season is also little black dress season. Because we get it, you want to play it safe. After all, black is slimming and also the most sophisticated colour in the universe.
When you’re not a big fan of jewelry to pimp your plain black outfit, we have another tip for you: tights. And funky ones at that.
Go for dots, stripes, animal prints, hearts, .. in black or bright colours. The choices are endless!
Missoni Two-tone wool-blend tights, Wolford Crazy Maze printed tights, Falke Folklore knitted ankle socks, Forever 21 Colorful tribal tights, Wolford Peacock patterned tights, Wolford Inez pointelle tights, Yves Saint Laurent Heart-print sheer tights, Wolford Wilderness tiger-print tights.
When you think of navajo inspired clothing, Vanessa Hudgens automatically pops into your mind. But also on the streets, Indian cultures seem to have inspired the way we dress, like the gorgeous girl shot by The Sartorialist.
We are not saying to walk around saying ‘ugh’ to each other and dancing around a totem pole, but get inspired by the culture and wear suede ankle boots or a cool printed top. Put a loose braid in your hair or wear feather earrings.
The options are endless, just don’t go too far with it. The line between chic and Pocahontas costume is very thin.
Tory Burch Zuzu shearling-lined suede ankle boots, Preen Cube intarsia cashmere sweater, Proenza Schouler PS1 Large leather and jacquard satchel, Diane von Furstenberg Penn fringed leather knee boot, Sandro Surfing intarsia fine-knit sweater, Pamela Love Navajo-inspired cutout brass necklace, Jeeyun Ha Designs Nyawela 14-karat gold feather earrings, Isabel Marant Ojibwe Boy beaded cuff, Isabel Marant Jia printed silk-georgette mini skirt, Ralph Lauren Collection Printed cashmere blanket scarf.
Black & White
What would fashion be without black? Everyone is addicted to it, we all own a little black dress and we’re positive that it makes us look slimmer.
But what makes black stand out even more is adding white to it. It’s the perfect combination of extremes. Wear a black skirt with a white tank as Nicole Richie or a black and white pattern dress as Dianna Agron, it all looks amazing.
Go for b&w accessories and shoes, shirts and dresses. Colourless has never looked more powerful.
Anna Sui Printed silk-chiffon kaftan, Esquivel Linea striped leather brogues, Etro Long checkered cashmere gloves, Proenza Schouler Tie-dye striped cotton-jersey top, Yves Saint Laurent Muse Two Prince of Wales check tweed tote, Thakoon Addition Batik-print jersey dress, Burberry Geometric-print silk-chiffon scarf, Dion Lee Printed silk-georgette A-line mini skirt, Theyskens’ Theory Two-tone leather wedges, Marni Beaded chain and ribbon necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hot Dot iPhone 4 case.
Back to the future
Beam me up, Scotty!
It’s not easy anymore to be fashion forward when everything has been done already. We don’t have any limitations anymore when it comes to fashion (just look at Lady Gaga). But it’s still possible to add a bit of futuristic elements to your outfit.
The key to futuristic is thinking in metallics and weird fabric choices, like the pvc clutch. Wear a dress with an amazing silver and green pattern like Reese Witherspoon or combine sequins and stripes like Kate Moss.
The sky’s the limit!
Acne Moma metallic leather patchwork top, Gucci Metallic python sandals, Comme des Garçons Iridescent metallic leather pouch, Elizabeth and James Emery metallic linen-blend blazer, Christopher Kane Aqua gel-filled PVC clutch, Lanvin Asymmetric metallic stretch-crepe dress, Charlotte Olympia Martha in stripes suede and leather wedges, Stella McCartney Foil-print cotton and silk-blend clutch, Etro Metallic silk-blend cropped pants, Dion Lee Assymetric printed silk-blend skirt, Hervé Leger Metallic bandage dress, Michael Michael Kors Two-tone sequin embellished crepe dress.
Make no mistake, beige doesn’t necessarily mean boring. It’s the easiest colour to look like a million dollars when you don’t want to go for black.
It looks mature and put together without trying too hard. So stop linking the colour beige with your grandma and go buy yourself a pair of beige booties, a nude blazer or the ultimate beige item: a trenchcoat. By Burberry, bien sûr.
Paloma Barcelo America suede espadrille wedges, Artemis Wragge The Gossamer cashmere scarf, Yves Saint Laurent Leather waist belt, Tory Burch Robinson patent-leather envelope clutch, Wool and the Gang Snood Dogg DIY wool scarf kit, By Malene Birger Sensi pleated satin-jersey maxi skirt, Chloé Paraty Small python and leather bag, Burberry London Cotton-gabardine trench coat, Yves Saint Laurent Tribute suede sandals.
Pop of colour
The weather is grey, your wardrobe is black and your state of mind is probably a combination of both colours.
And now the good news: it’s not because it’s cold outside that you have to act as such.
Let your wardrobe come to life with pops of colour like neon yellow, lime green and fuchsia pink.
Trust us, you’ll instantly feel better.
Giambattista Valli Striped wool-blend bouclé and crepe coat, Diane von Furstenberg Elley coated-raffia mini skirt, Tom Binns Fauve hand-painted Swarovksi crystal necklace, Christopher Kane Laser-cut leather clutch, Erickson Beamon Neon lucite and diamanté crystal earrings, Notte by Marchesa Ruffled silk and silk-organza dress, Christopher Kane Rainbow cotton and silk-blend dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Icon enameled brass bracelet, Bottega Veneta Intrecciato satin knot clutch, Adam Broomstick crinkled silk-chiffon mini skirt, D&G Letter-print cropped stretch cotton top.
Baby, it’s cold outside. So we have no other choice than to leave the house wearing a cosy knitted sweater to shield us from the wind and snow.
Go for bold colours like bright orange and grass green. Or prepare for the holidays with a reindeer or Christmas tree print. Joy is all around!
Stella McCartney Chunky-knit wool and alpaca-blend sweater, Jil Sander Chunky-knit cashmere sweater, J. Crew Chunky-knit Fair Isle sweater, Proenza Schouler Chunky-knit wool-blend sweater, Paul & Joe Chunky-knit wool sweater, Isabel Marant Yoan alpaca-blend instarsia sweater, Jil Sander Chunky-knit cashmere sweater, Reed Krakoff Honeycomb merino wool turtleneck sweater.
Polka dots are no longer a thing of the past. Their quirkiness adds fun to your look and makes you feel happy and girly.
Mix and match polka dots like actress Emma Stone or keep it simple in a sheer dress with tiny dots like Tank editor Caroline Issa.
Seeing black spots is for one time a good thing.
Moschino Cheap and Chic Ruggled spot-print silk blouse, M Missoni Polka-dot fine-knit cardi-coat, Comme des Garçons Polka dot-print leather pouch, Jets by Jessika Allen Classique polka-dot bandeau bikini top and briefs, Kelly Wearstler Dots wool and silk-blend scarf, Marc Jacobs Polka-dot wool-fleece pencil skirt, Wolford Bonny polka-dot tights, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Polka-dot silk-blend cardigan, Marc Jacobs The Large Single polka-dot leather bag, Diane von Furstenberg Tonda polka-dot twill box clutch, Stella McCartney Polka-dot satin kitten heels.
Black velvet if you please.
Velvet is a fabric that looks luxurious with anything and everything. The shimmer is subtle enough for any occasion, and the big touch me factor makes it perfect for dates.
Wear a velvet dress to a party or add a blazer and heels for an office-friendly look. Sophisticated, yet sexy.
Steven Alan Annette velvet jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs Chevron velvet and twill clutch, Alexander McQueen Studded velvet and suede belt, Erdem Ellie cowl-black velvet dress, Nina Ricci Belted velvet coat, Erdem Daniella printed velvet gown, Dolce & Gabbana Bow-embellished velvet sandals, Miu MiuLeather-trimmed velvet blazer, Jimmy Choo Catherine python and velvet tote,J. Crew Button-embellished velvet top, Vanessa Bruno Wide-leg velvet pants, T by Alexander Wang Panne-velvet camisole, Thakoon Velvet ankle boots,Christian Louboutin Enclume 140 metallic lather and velvet ankle boots, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Velvet and crystal necklace.
How to vamp up your boring and dark coloured winter wardrobe? Easy: try experimenting with bold and chunky jewelry.
Brightly coloured like Eva Mendes’ turquoise Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. Or understated chic like Leighton Meester’s Chanel number.
With statement jewelry, you don’t do less is more. Go big or go home.
Bijoux Heart Ecran 24-karat gold-plated drop earrings, Roberto Cavalli Gold-plated bib necklace, Lulu Frost Art Deco brass and crystal bracelet, Lulu FrostDay & Night Swarovski crystal earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal-plated Swarovski crystal cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal-plated Swarovski crystal ring, Isharya Druzey 18-karat gold-plated agate necklace, Yves Saint LaurentArty gold-plated glass ring, Isharya Maharani Bling 18-karat gold-plated drop earrings, Pamela Love Navajo-inspired cutout brass necklace, Tom BinnsGrande Dame Swarovski crystal and bead necklace, Erickson Beamon Swarovski crystal earrings, Oscar de la Renta 24-karat gold-plated cabochon clip earrings,Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated crystal ring.
It’s less plain than a pony tail and it’s more casual than the chignon: meet the braid.
But braids don’t just come in hair styles. Jewellery, purses, sandals and belts. All can be braided.
Are crocheted tops a bit too Woodstock for your taste? Try a woven scarf or even more subtle: a braided friendship bracelet.
Christian Louboutin Hola Chica studded leather flat sandals, Aurélie BidermannDemeter braided 18-karat gold-plated ring, Mulberry Braid-trimmed leather gloves, Marni Braided cotton belt, Bottega Veneta Handmade knitted wool and suede scarf, Alyssa Norton Diamanté and braided silk bracelet, Zara Braided ballerina flat, Gucci Saddle woven-paneled leather bag, Proenza Schouler Suede and macramé sandals.
To the max
Thanks to the Olsen twins the maxi skirt was re-introduced circa 2004. And although the fashion world was sceptic of their boho way of dressing at first, the maxi skirt was put back on the map and so was the Olsen twins’ status as fashion icons.
Not familiar with the maxi skirt? Keep it simple with a plain black skirt, A-line, pleated, whatever you like.
When you’re more of a daredevil try a maxi skirt in a bright colour or with an ethnic print. But beware: less is more. So combine your bold skirt with a simple tank top or blouse.
Richard Nicoll Two-tone silk crepe de chine maxi skirt, Ralph Lauren CollectionCashmere maxi skirt, Etro Printed silk-chiffon maxi skirt, Jil Sander Heidelbeere pleated crepe skirt, Theyskens’ Theory Cathedral-print silk pleated maxi skirt,Missoni Emiliana crochet-knit maxi skirt, Preen Box wool-crepe skirt, ErdemPrimrose sequined maxi skirt, Theyskens’ Theory Flint silk-organza maxi skirt,Maison Martin Margiela Stretch-wool maxi skirt, Thakoon Batik-print cotton bustle skirt.
The color purple is not only Oprah’s favorite book, it’s also an amazing and bright statement color.
Take notes from topmodel Hilary Rhoda and pair a lilac see through blouse with dark skinny jeans or go all the way like actress Kate Mara in a violet cocktail dress.
For those who are new to this flashy color, go for a pair of glamorous earrings or sunglasses. A chic clutch or some fancy killer heels always do the trick.
Marie-Hélène de Taillac Elisabeth 20-karat gold and 35.13-carat tourmaline rubelite earrings, Smythson Superstar leather notebook, Mulberry Bayswater patent-leather bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs Jungle printed silk-twill jumpsuit, Miu Miu Aviator-style acetate and metal sunglasses, Ralph Lauren Black Label Cable-knit cashmere sweater, Sass & Bide Good Thins asymmetric silk dress, Gucci silk-organza floral collar, Burak Uyan Cut out suede sandals, Burberry Prorsum Cropped wool pants, Diane von Furstenberg Paneled wool-blend mini dress, Christian Louboutin Loubi Croissant suede clutch.
Shimmer & Shine
There’s nothing like some sparkles to add a little bit of extra *Vavavoom* to your outfit. If a sequined dress is too bold for your style, try pimping your regular outfit with a sparkly clutch or sweater. Break the rules by wearing a sequined top during the day to give yourself a touch of glamour while doing your routine.
J.W. Anderson Sequined wool sweater, Matthew Williamson Sequin and feather hand-woven dress, Dolce & Gabbana Metallic paillette-embellished clutch, Miu Miu Sequined clutch, Dolce & Gabbana Paillette-embellished tulle pants, Marni Sequined pouch, Anna Sui Sequined jacket, J. Crew Sequined silk-crepe dress,Alice + Olivia Sequined stretch-mesh dress, Dolce & Gabbana Metallic sequin-embellished leather shoes.
Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month we couldn’t let the month pass without providing you with a pink mood board. Wear something pink to show your support for people struggling with cancer. Pink is the most feminine and happy colour you can find, so go wild with it!
Marie-Hélène de Taillac 22-karat gold sapphire ring, Smythson Lizard-effect leather iPad sleeve, Preen leaf silk-georgette and crepe dress, Dolce & Gabbana Oversized wool-blend blazer, Marni Knitted wool and brass chain necklace, Miu Miu Glitter and suede peep-toe ankle boots, Yves Saint Laurent Belle du Jour small leather wallet, MAC Cremeblend blush So Sweet So Easy.
Who thought white lace dresses were only appropriate for a wedding couldn’t be more wrong. This dress easily shifts from day time to night time and can be worn multiple ways.
Go for cute as a button like Rachel Bilson in her Suno dress and pale pink Vanessa Bruno blazer. But you can also toughen it up by combining it with a khaki parka and bad ass boots. The choice is yours!
Milly Cotton-blend lace dress, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Lace shift dress, A.L.C. Jagger Cotton-blend lace dress, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Crocheted cotton dress, One Vintage Kaitlin dress, Topshop Lace swing dress, Temperley London Lace dress, D&G Asymmetric lace and georgette dress.
Light as a feather
From Rodarte’s ballet costumes for last year’s Oscar-winning Black Swan to Anna Dello Russo’s pale pink Jason Wu frock: feathers are everywhere.
Go for full-on glamour with a dark feathered cape to go with your bustier dress or mix a feather-embellished skirt with a black tank top.
Afraid to look like Sesame Street‘s Big Bird? Keep it simple with a classy headband or Navajo-inspired earrings.
Et voilà, you’re ready for a fun, fashionable and feathery night out.
Eugenia Kim Claudia feather-embellished silk-satin headband, Asos Nude feather clutch, Zara feather-embellished woolen cape, River Island Gold look feather dangle earrings, Matthew Williamson Feather and sequin-embellished silk skirt, Aurélie Bidermann 18-karat gold dipped feather necklace, Daisy Knights 22-karat gold-vermeil feather charm bracelet, Brian Atwood Alexa feather-embellished suede boots.