I’m not quite ready to expose my arms, but I want to bust out my cute warm-weather dresses. What should I do?
A cropped sweater or shrug can be a perfect — and slimming — accompaniment to your summer look, suggests celebrity stylists Monica and Barbara Abbatemaggio. “Even donning a pretty shawl can help trim the appearance of your arms,” adds Monica. And while you might be resistant to wearing a traditional cardigan, a light cotton cardigan in beautiful summer hues will not only add structure to your free-flowing dress, but also keep you warm on cooler summer evenings too. But whether you choose a sweater, shrug or cardigan, remember that proportion is key. “It should conform to your body to help define your curves and be figure-flattering,” says Barbara. After all, a well-matched garment can give a summer dress instant glam. Check out my suggestions below!
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Heidi Klum totally pulls off the tough, Brooklyn chic look. The bag and scarf, however, seemed out of place; so I swapped out the animal print bag for a solid tote and added an animal print scarf. Check out the affordable pieces below and tell me what you think of Heidi’s look?
She looks like she got dressed in the dark! The dress is totally wearing her and does nothing for Jennifer’s curvy shape; the sneakers are cute but with a maxi dress? Really? And what is up with the bag? Anyway…I decided to redo her outfit with a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap maxi dress (extremly flattering on everyone), white wedges for some height and simple accessories. What do you think of Jennifer’s outfit?
Kim Kardashian looking fabulous as always wearing bright blue J Brand skinny jeans, leather jacket and studded booties at JFK in New York City. Get Kim’s trendy look for less with pieces from High Gloss Fashion, Blue Fly and more! At High Gloss Fashion, get 25% off orders of $75 or more (use code SPRING25).
Kim Kardashian sure has the concept of layering down, and I personally think she looks her best when she tones it down a notch and keeps it casual and cool. Great pieces to have in your Spring wardrobe: instead of booties, try sandals with the cargo’s; the denim jacket should be a wardrobe staple and can be worn with everyhting form shorts, skirts to all your Spring dresses. Get Kim’s look for less with pieces from Belloiris, AE, Topshop and more!
I love Natalie Portman’s style and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of the pieces. But the ensemble as a whole makes her look frumpy. I put together an outfit that stays true to her look but incorporates pieces that add some spunk and sex appeal. Hope you like it! What do you think of Natalie’s look?
Kate Moss out shopping wearing a blazer, pleated shorts and ballerina flats. Great casual look that can easily be transitioned into a sexy evening look with a pair of heels. Get Kate’s look for less!
Lauren looking chic in a leather skirt, sheer blouse and scarf. I decided to pick some pricier pieces (like the top and the clutch) because they offer mileage. You can wear the top with just about anything and the clutch is not only perfect year round, but it will give any outfit a pop of color. Get Lauren’s look for less!
Silence & Noise Moto Skirt – $24.99 (originally $68) at UrbanOutfitters.com
Woven Link Scarf – $24 at JohnstonMurphy.com
Fortune Bracelet Set – $5.80 at Forever21.com
Michael Antonio Pump – $39.95 at Endless.com
Rampage Ludlow Clutch – $58 at Amazon.com
Only Sienna Miller can rock a pair of harem pants this good! Here she is at the “Boss Orange” fragrance premiere in Madrid wearing white harem pants, a gray tank and a boyfriend blazer. This is the perfect example of how to wear an overly trendy piece with simplicity and class!
Boyfriend Blazer – $64 at Fredflare.com
One-Thousand-And-One Trousers – $49.95 (was $178) at Anthropologie.com
BDG Racerback – $14.99 (was $24) at Urbanoutfitters.com
Twist Bangle – $14 at Ardenb.com
Rihanna is the Queen of Rocker Chic. She always manages to look tough, yet feminine and sexy at the same time. Get Rihanna’s look for less!
Ruffle Front Jacket – $22.50 at Wetseal.com
Ira Faceted Bead Earrings – $3.80 at Forever21.com
Crocodile Booties – $32.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Essential Skinny Jeans – $39.50 at Alloy.com
Boy Tank – $15.50 or 2 for $25 at Delias.com