I’m really excited about my new fall and winter obsession, the midi skirt. It’s a versatile piece that is great for the office, dinner or a night out.
Midi skirts are so flattering and come in different shapes depending on which part of your body you want to show off. A-line or full midis accentuate the waist and give an hourglass shape, while a straight midi highlights a lean frame.
Give it a downtown vibe with a chunky knit sweater, a graphic tee for a Thursday night concert or a blouse tucked in with a belt for a chic office look. Straight midis are ideal for petites, as they will not overwhelm your frame.
Shoes: heeled bootie or pump
Balance the fullness and femininity of the skirt with a fitted sweater or blouse tucked in or cool tee. Play around with fabrics; tweed and leather are always a good idea. I can’t even begin to explain how much I love the midi in the picture above (top left) worn with a fur vest and opaque tights.
Shoes: pump or a knee high heeled boot for a cold day
Wear a Midi to Your Next Event
Leave your LBD at home for your next cocktail party; a midi skirt in black with a sparkly blouse or a jewel tone or metallic midi will be beautiful and unexpected.
Since midis offer a lot of coverage, you have the freedom to wear a more revealing top. Mixing edgy pieces with flirty is right on trend. Have fun with patterns–a bold, printed midi is just what you need to break up the work week!
Celebrities are wearing their winter white early this year—take a look at their favorite ways to wear the hue.
Perhaps the newly engaged star is preparing for her big day since Kim Kardashian’s go-to has been white lace. Leave it to Kim to transform this otherwise basic color into something sexy. Neither of Kim’s recent looks got good reviews on peoplestylewatch.com, but I have to say I am loving the new mom’s post baby curve-hugging style.
Nicole Richie pulls off the allover white all the way down to her pointy toe pumps, like a pro. This casual denim style is a bit more wearable way to wear white for those of us who don’t have an appearance on a late night talk show, like Kim K. The white pumps are definitely what complete Nicole’s look.
Jamie Chung looks gorgeous in this white on white trouser set. The look is red carpet ready thanks to the plunging peplum top. This goes to show that trousers aren’t just for the office–but if you do want to wear this trend to work , replace the strapless top with a more conservative blouse with a blazer on top. Très chic.
This gown is so simple and beautiful. I love that Natalie Portman kept her makeup and accessories to a minimum, and let this belted Dior gown speak for itself.
Pop of Color
Allison Williams makes a statement in her all white ensemble by layering it with an oversized wool coat—in head to toe Calvin Klein, the actress dons white separates underneath.
Which of these celeb looks do you think are white hot?
*Images via peoplestylewatch.com
‘Tis the season to don your favorite fur accessories and what better fashion insider to borrow fashion cues from than Olivia Palermo. She is, after all, the unofficial queen of styling fur vests and fur scarfs expertly.
First, check out Olivia in this all black fur vest, an absolute must-have for the Fall and Winter seasons. She wore hers with a sleek animal print clutch and skinny leg jeans. Get a similar look with this Linda Richards Rex Rabbit Vest, Kenneth Cole clutch and SOLD Design Lab Moto Pants.
In another look of the day, Olivia Palermo expertly paired her fur vest with a snake embossed black bag, find a similar Kenneth Cole bag here.
Or remix the fur vest trend by swapping out your everyday black or brown fur vest with a colored alternative. Check out the Linda Richards fur vest in Dark Teal, Wine and Taupe.
Find all of the furs you could want right here at LeeNewman!
Boots are a staple for fall and winter—they keep your feet warm and dry, are comfy and super stylish. Since we wear boots so much during the cooler months, it’s great to have a few options to choose from so you don’t wear out the same pair all season.
Take a look at a few of my favorite styles!
These boots are so versatile, especially a two tone pair like Kourtney Kardashian’s. While her boots are Chanel, Michael Kors makes the perfect pair for less. These boots will be your go to—style them with skinny jeans or leggings.
Another great everyday style, combat boots are a cool girl’s essential. Try wearing them with more feminine pieces—I love how Rachel Bilson wears her combat boots with a flirty dress and cardigan, an outfit that can be transformed from day to night by adding a bright lip and a leather jacket in place of the cardigan.
Dress these up or down. There are so many different types of ankle booties that you are sure to fall in love with at least one of them. Skinnies and leggings are a go-to with any style of ankle bootie–the flat DVF booties above would be ideal. Pointed toe ankle booties, like the Tory Burch pair, look polished with a crop pant or pencil skirt. Add a pop of color to a monochromatic outfit with the Michael Kors bootie, or dress trendy by pairing them with a midi skirt or dress.
I never thought my shoe of choice as a five year old in the early nineties would ever be back in style, but I have to say I definitely don’t hate that they are. I love the hip hop vibe they give off. Khloe Kardashian and Rita Ora are among celebs who are rocking Tims with leggings, tights and jean shorts. Timberlands do require a commitment when you wear them, so wear them with confidence!
Now it’s time for me to go shopping! What is your favorite fall boot?
I don’t know about you guys, but I am hearing a lot of wedding bells this season. Weddings are the most exciting, magical day anyone could have (so I’m told). Therefore, I created a special blog for all of you lucky bride-to-bes on how to prepare for your magical, fairy tale wedding.
I know how much time and effort it takes to plan a wedding. You have to decide on your themes, venue, cakes, dresses, hair, makeup, etc. So I am going to give you couple pointers to make you less stressful.
The biggest thing that probably matters to women is what dress they are wearing, am I right? There are six different types of wedding dresses you can decide on.
Mermaid dresses have been very popular over the past years because dresses like these accentuate your curves and give you that “princess of the sea” look. Try playing it around by adding a contrast ribbon or go elegant with diamonds or sequins.
A-line dresses are perfect for all body types because it tends to hide that unwanted tummy. You can go strapless, halter, one strap, either way you will still feel like a beautiful princess.
3) Ball Gown
The ballgown, also known as the “fairy tale” dress, have flairs at the waist with a full skirt. They usually look great on pear shaped bodies, hiding the lower body. If you are petite, the ballgown is not the ideal dress for you because the skirt can be overwhelming on a small frame and tends to make you appear shorter.
Sheath dresses are perfect for petites. They are narrow and flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. These dresses will make you feel like Athena, the Greek goddess.
5) Tea Length
If you are planning to go wild during your reception or after party, go for a dress that falls around or past the knee. This dress won’t keep your feet from slipping while you dance away your special night!
You can totally rock the mini dress if you’re going for more of a party look. The skirt falls above the knee and it’s perfect for petites. I do not recommend the mini for plus sizes.
Alright, now that we have looked at different types of wedding dresses, how are you planning to wear your hair?
There are many different ways to style your hair up (as shown). Putting up in messy buns like these will give you that fun, flirty look. To make that look into a perfection, accessorize with a headband like Kim Kardashian did, or a flower to make it more eye-popping.
These waves are classic and beautiful. If you want to go for a girly and that “angelic” look, waves are a good choice. You can also accessorize with flower pins or headbands.
I love, LOVE this hairstyle. It gives off a Rapunzel vibe– a combination of chic, fun, flirty, girly, sporty and elegant. I feel like this is a hairstyle that not many brides do for their big day so… Why not try something different?
I hope this blog helped a lot of you, future brides. Remember, wedding planning should be exciting and heart throbbing and far from stressful. Good luck and congratulations!
We’ve recently concluded our second Polyvore contest, Street Style and the lucky first place winner is thewondersoffashion! Below is a picture of the lucky winner with her free prize, a Diane von Furstenberg iPhone case and a little bit about herself. We think this Polyvore contest winner is darling, don’t you?
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Olivia Palermo wore one of fall’s hottest prints to Carven’s Spring 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week–a plaid drop waist Zara dress. So yes, that means if this dress isn’t already sold out you can get Olivia’s dress for yourself without breaking the bank.
Olivia completed her school girl style with to die for Stuart Weitzman thigh-high gray boots and an envelope clutch in dark green with a center parted side braid. I think this looks is super cute and on trend. Do you think Olivia’s Paris Fashion Week style deserves an A+ or do you think it is too much of one look?
Michael Kors got it exactly right in his spring 2014 collection; retro, ultra-flattering silhouettes and versatile basics such as trenches and wide leg trousers, are just what every woman wants in her closet this spring.
What makes this collection so wearable is that many of the looks are separates, which makes it so easy for the modern day woman to wear to work, on vacation or out roaming the city.
The mix of textures, snake embossed leather, knits, denim and even fur were unexpected and chic.
White, navy, brown and beige are used throughout the collection. Bold floral prints in both neutrals and grassy green stood out on long, form fitting dresses, flirty skirts and bra tops, shorts and even very pinup like, high-waisted bikinis.
One of my favorite looks is a brown long sleeve, peasant dress with a wide snake leather belt at the waist—I love the 70s vibe it gave off. Super feminine with touches of masculinity are going to allow this collection to be incorporated into a woman’s everyday spring wardrobe with ease.