Category Archives: Fashion 2014

What To Wear With A Leather Jacket: 10 Inspiring Looks

Wondering what to wear with a leather jacket? Well, how about something like this:

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Flare Magazine, December 2011; photo via fashionindustryarchive.com

OK, just kidding. While this type of editorial looks are oh-so-pretty in the pages of magazines, things are not that simple in real life. The truth is, there are countless ways to wear a leather jacket, depending on its style, color and shape, but also on the occasion.

You probably have a pretty clear idea about how to wear your leather jacket. But it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, so it might be time to try out something new. Here’s some inspiration to get you going: 10 out of the box looks, all of which involve a leather jacket. Enjoy:

01. Pair your leather jacket with.. jeans

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This is the perfect look for the weekend, when you don’t feel like getting too dressed up, but going out looking frumpy isn’t an option either. The boyfriend jeans and the leather jacket look almost feminine when paired with a hat and some low heels, right?

02. Pair your leather jacket with… a short skirt

02 leather jacket short skirt

A simple and chic look that is easy to throw on and go, any day of the week. All you need is a bouncy skirt, a simple tee and a leather jacket and you’re good to go.

03. Pair your leather jacket with… a midi skirt and heels for a date night

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Dare to make an excellent first impression with a look that is neither too romantic, nor too boyish. The leather jacket will look softened up next to that delicate skirt – and his heart might do the same!

04. Pair your leather jacket with… a long skirt for daily wear

04 leather jacket long skirt daily wear

For this look, the key is pairing a maxi skirt with a distressed leather jacket. Perfect for running errands around town.

05. Pair your leather jacket with… a pencil skirt for a day at the office

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Who said only blazers can pave your way to success? A leather jacket can look just as tough if chosen wisely. Go for a more ladylike style and pair it with a pencil skirt for a powerful office-ready look.

06. Pair your leather jacket with… a lace pencil skirt for dinner with the parents

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This is a tricky one… keep it soft and feminine with a lace pencil skirt in a sweet color in order to balance out that leather jacket. Everyone around you will be smitten!

07. Pair your leather jacket with… sequins, for a special occasion

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Add a whimsical touch to your look by wearing a sequin skirt with that leather jacket of yours. Just keep the rest of your look as simple as possible – you certainty don’t want to overdo it!

08. Pair your leather jacket with… a LBD for a formal occasion

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Looking clean, polished and on trend has never been easier. Choose a sleek little black dress and wear it with your regular leather jacket. For a pop of color, add red accessories and a red lip.

09. Pair your leather jacket with… shorts for Sunday brunch

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An easy and cool look that is perfect for the first part of the day. Plus, you’ll appreciate that it’s comfortable – nothing will ruin your disposition while swapping stories about the night before…

10. Pair your leather jacket with… a soft dress and boots for a gallery opening

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This cool and edgy look would fit right in with the vibe of a newly opened gallery – but that’s not to say you couldn’t also wear it to the after-party! For the perfect mix of high and low, pair some wild booties with your otherwise delicate dress and step into the night.

Here’s one more suggestion on what to wear with a leather jacket, for when you feel like being extra fabulous. Because… why not?!

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How To Wear Oversized Sweaters: 7 Fabulous Looks

Ever wondered how to wear oversized sweaters so that they look just right? The basic look is not hard to plan out: take an oversized sweater, add some skinny jeans and you’re good to go, right?

Well, things can be a little bit different if you’re going for an out of the box look. Think: short skirts, pencil skirts, maxi skirts or leather leggings. Hey, even the classic oversized sweater and skinny jeans combo can look majestically different if styled right. Remember, the devil is in the details…

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #1: With Skinny Jeans

01 how to wear oversized sweaters preppy look

The oldest trick in the book is to balance out the volume on top with some tight fitting bottoms. But if you want to flex your styling muscles, go for a preppy look and add a (chambray) shirt into the mix and a pair of platforms.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #2: With Leather Leggings And Sneakers

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For a more casual twist, pair the sweater with a pair of (faux) leather leggings and some sneakers. After all, we shouldn’t sacrifice style for comfort even on our laziest days.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #3: With A Short Skirt

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Paring a mini skirt with a large, oversized sweater can be so much fun! Keep the proportions in check by having the skirt end a little lower than the sweater, so it can actually be seen. Bonus points if you’re going for a matchy-matchy color pallet: it will make your look more harmonious.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #4: With A Pencil Skirt

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This is a sleek look that you can wear to feel powerful and comfortable at the same time. Since you’re all covered up at the top, go for a pair of ankle booties to give the ensemble a sharp edge.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #5: With A Maxi Skirt

05 how to wear oversized sweaters maxi skirt

OK, you may need a bit of courage for this one… but it’s worth it! Play with the contrasts by adding a casual, oversized sweater to a delicate maxi skirt. You can elevate the look by adding a fancy necklace or a bright lip (or both!) and you’re ready to hit the town!

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #6: With Shorts

06 how to wear oversized sweaters with shorts

This may not be a look that you can wear all winter long, but you can certainly get away with it in fall. Allow the shorts to be seen by tucking in your sweater and, why not, try out this look with a pair of thigh-high boots as well.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #7: By Itself

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This might be breaking into sweater dress territory, but if your sweater is large and long enough, why not? Make sure to have a contrasting shirt peeking underneath, as it makes for an unexpected detail.

How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans – 20 Stylish Options

The boyfriend jeans have been around for far less time than their skinny or slim-fit counterparts, yet they have reached the same levels of devotion from fashion aficionados everywhere. And, just as skinny jeans are pretty much immortal by now, boyfriend jeans are also on their way to achieving this status – they will be forever in style!

Read on for a few tips on how to wear boyfriend jeans:

How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans #1:

Dressing Them Up

Dressing up your boyfriend jeans can make you feel both put together and comfortable at the same time. In fact, you could sneakily style them in such a way that they become appropriate for work – why not?

A) With Pumps Or Stilettos

Pair boyfriend jeans with a sweater and with pumps or stilettos for the quintessential fall ensemble. Add a (preferably) oversized coat on top to transition this look into the upcoming winter.

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B) With High Heel Sandals

This is the perfect combination for summer days! A pair of boyfriend jeans looks effortless even with high heel sandals. As for the upper part, a band or vintage T-shirt add that extra dose of chicness.

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How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans #2:

Dressing Them Down

We might as well call this the lazy girl’s guide to effortless dressing, since these are obvious (but oh-so cool!) pairings.

A) With (Ballet) Flats

Ideal for extra-long shopping sessions or for any activities that involve a lot of standing and walking. Consider pairing boyfriend jeans with flats when you are exploring a new city on foot and you want to look fabulous in EVERY picture.

boyfriend jeans valentino flats

B) With Sneakers

Are you into the whole normcore craze? Then this combination should be way up your alley. Worn with slip-ons or sneakers, boyfriend jeans are casual enough to look unpretentious. To polish things up just a bit, add a tee and a blazer – easy and sooo comfortable!

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Hats For Fall 2014 – What And How To Wear

What’s the no. 1 cold weather accessory you should never be without? If you answered hats, you’re right! Clearly, scarves and gloves don’t fall back behind, but there’s nothing like a chic and cozy hat (or beret!) to keep your head from freezing over during those early fall mornings.

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So let’s see which are your best choices for fall. Ahead, three types of cold weather hats that successfully tick off both the coolness and the practical requirements on the list.

Hats Fall 2014: Beanies

What a no-brainer, right? Beanies are ridiculously easy to find and to incorporate in an outfit. You can pair them with dresses, jeans, heels or sneakers for an instant boost of coolness. Choosing a black beanie is always a safe bet, but only unusual colors will truly make you the center of attention. A neon beanie, for example, looks fantastic when paired with a dark or gray ensemble. Also, for a bad-ass look, pair any type of beanie with leather leggings and an oversized cardigan or blazer.

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Hats Fall 2014: Structured Hats

From wide-brim hats to fedoras or boater hats, the options are pretty much endless. A simple, structured hat goes perfectly with high heels or with sneakers and it adds a feminine touch to any outfit. For an out-of-the-box look, wear a red fedora with a matching lipstick and keep the rest of the ensemble easy and simple. If you’re going for a more sophisticated look, a fine fedora, some kick-ass leather leggings, high heels and a faux fur should do the trick. Bonus points if the result is an all-black look. Hot!

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Hats Fall 2014: Berets

Berets might have been MIA until now, but they are surely coming back in style! For the Fall/Winter 2014 season, numerous designers (Rodarte, Ermanno Scervino, Ralph Lauren) have sent berets down the runway and the result was stunning! Paired either with skirts of with trousers, we have to give it to them: berets definitely look modern and cool again. For a day-to-day look, pair your beret with a skirt and a sweater – so easy, right? Add a leather jacket to the mix to balance out the look and you should be good to go. Paris, here we cooome!

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Fall Coats 2014: The Season’s Hottest Picks

Oh, let’s admit it: when autumn comes around, we all want to look as cool and stylish as we did in summer, while also keeping ourselves warm.

So you should be happy to hear that, this season, coats are in the spotlight. Whether we’re talking about capes, faux furs or boyfriend coats, they are all statement pieces that are hard to resist! Without further ado, let’s take a close look at the season’s hottest picks:

Fall Coats 2014 Trend #1:

Mixed-Media

The mixed-media coats boast a mix of fabrics that can be surprisingly diverse and colorful. Faux fur and wool or leather and wool are combinations that feel very fresh right now. As with all other wardrobe essentials this season, don’t shy away from color! You may not believe it, but a powder pink coat that features both faux fur and wool is actually the piece that you need to spice up your season.

fall coats 2014 mixed media

The mixed-media coats are from: hm.com/Jil Sander via stylebop.com/zara.com

Fall Coats 2014 Trend #2: Faux Furs

Love it or hate it, fur is in, in, in again! However, this season, it gets a colorful update. For fall 2014, crazy-colored furs steal the spotlight with their daring hues. Don’t be afraid to go for bright red and orange or even for a color-blocking pattern. Still, if you’re a fan of the classics, black or natural-colored furs will also be available this season. Whichever you choose, remember you can stay warm and cruelty-free in a chic faux fur.

fall coats 2014 faux furs

The faux furs are from: thedreslyn.com/mytheresa.com/coggles.com

Fall Coats 2014 Trend #3: Capes

Fashionistas everywhere are crazy about this trend, and it’s no wonder why: this classic piece is incredibly versatile and easy to wear on a daily basis. Shorter capes can successfully complete a daytime look, while longer ones will look fab with an evening dress. For maximum impact – again – go for color! Pink, red, blue or green are all fantastic options which will help you achieve an effortless, fashion-forward look, day after day.

fall coats 2014 capes

The capes are from: Mango via johnlewis.com/Marni via the outnet/Ted Baker via johnlewis.com

Fall Coats 2014 Trend #4: Pastels

Whatever we do, it seems that pastel-colored coats are never out. But that’s great news! If the previous seasons were all about pink pastel outerwear, this fall the offer is more diverse: soft shades of baby blue, peach and purple. It may look like they are too shy, but pastel coats can make quite a loud statement when paired with all black or dark outfits.

fall coats 2014 pastels

The pastel coats are from: coast-stores.com/Pinko via harrods.com/Reiss Havana via johnlewis.com

Fall Coats 2014 Trend #5:

The Boyfriend Coats

Perfect for bundling into, the boyfriend coats are probably the most versatile fall coats. Their slouchy nature and relaxed vibe make them an ideal match for everything in your closet, from skinny jeans to sexy dresses. You can just throw them on and go – what more could you wish for?

fall coats 2014 boyfriend coats

The boyfriend coats are from: houseoffraser.co.uk/wishbone via johnlewis.com/lacoste.com

Top 90s Fashion Trends That Are Back In Style

Slowly, but surely, some of the most beloved 90s fashion trends have been making a comeback. At this point, we can pretty much say for sure that scrunchies or tiny butterfly clips will not be coming back in style – ever. But a few trends like slip dresses, chokers or high-waisted jeans are surely returning in style.

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Keep reading to discover five 90s fashion trends that are now chicer than ever before.

1. The Slip Dress

The off-duty look of choice for all the major 90s models – we’re looking at you, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss – is back in tip-top shape! The careless, effortless vibe that a slip dress gives off is pretty much unparalleled. This is why slip dresses can nowadays be seen everywhere, from red carpets to street style shots. Pair it with a pair of heels to update this sexy 90s trend.

2. Crop Tops

Crop tops might have been huge in the 90s, but they are even bigger now. Today, they are already deeply rooted into our wardrobes and they’re worn by everyone, everywhere. From elegant evening looks to party-ready ensembles, crop tops are surprisingly versatile. For a 2014 version of the crop top look, make sure you pair the top with a high-waisted skirt or pant. No belly-button in sight – you want to keep it chic, chic, chicer!

3. High-Waisted Jeans

Speaking about crop tops, their best pals from the 90s, the high-waisted jeans, are also back in the game! Wear with simple tops, and let them make a statement on their own, or pair with romantic blouses for a modern update. You can even wear them to the office if you add a belt and a blazer. This versatile piece is, without a doubt, the most loved of the 90s fashion trends today.

4. Chokers

Hello, nostalgia! Remember the tattoo chokers everyone and their mother had in the 90s? Well, they are back in style now. So are metallic, crystal or otherwise unconventional chokers that can we worn either by themselves or layered, for an eclectic look. If you want to steer away from the conventions, your best choice is a minimalist, metal choker.

5. Grunge Looks

OK, so maybe grunge in the 90s was a bit different from its modern renditions. But who cares? The spirit is still here and it’s all that matters, right? For a modern take on the 90s grunge, mix flannel shirts with ripped shorts, creepers and a beanie. A little bit of a sexy edge never hurt nobody – don’t be afraid to try it, for it will make your 90s inspired look seem modern and fresh.

Are you convinced yet? Remember, what goes around, comes around – fashion tends to be repetitive and what was old can suddenly be new again.

Which one of these 90s fashion trends was your favorite?