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Style File: Zebra Print

I’m a big fan of animal prints in general but what really caught my eye here is not only how bold and eye-catching this look is, but how classic and timeless the pieces actually are. A statement coat, some killer heels, and a chic little bag – That’s a combination that we can all put together and today’s Style File will show you just how to break down this look to make it work for you!

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{Oh My Blog’s Footpassenger Zebra}

This look can be broken down into three key pieces – A dramatic statement coat, a pair of fun, embellished heels, and a simple but chic black handbag to complete the look. Keep reading for some great options that you can try in order to recreate this fabulous style.

Statement Coat:

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{Left: Heritage Zebra-Print Trench – $198 @ Banana Republic & Right: Zebra Print Trench Coat – $99 @ Anne Klein}

A zebra print coat is a great way to make a statement – Depending on your personal style, the venue for your look, and the season, you’ll want to try either a warmer, longer coat, a trench coat, or even a cropped jacket. Those are all variables to take into consideration when you’re picking your pieces.

Heels:

Embellished-Heels

{Left: Jeannette Embellished Pump – $79 @ Rachel Roy & Right: Carvela Gemma Stud Heeled Sandals – $220 @ Asos}

Studs and spikes are two fun embellishments that you can look for in the perfect pair of statement heels – Adding metallics, colors, or crystals are great ways to add some drama to your footwear.

Handbag:

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{Left: Kelsey Embossed Snake Satchel – $226 @ Milly & Right: Analu Squishee Tote Bag – $485 @ Neiman Marcus}

A classic black handbag is one of the most versatile pieces that a woman can have in her repertoire – Be sure to look for something of moderate size so that you it can easily go from day-to-night.

You can also check out previous MCLV Style File looks below:

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Style File: Peace Love Shea in Gucci

I fell madly in love with this look from LA-based blogger Peace Love Shea during the recent New York Fashion Week shows {Bloggers Do It Better: New York Fashion Week Street Style} and immediately started counting down the minutes until I’d have time to shop for similar pieces. And while I’m sure we’d all love to pick up this stunning Gucci outfit & Alexander McQueen coat, I thought I’d try to find something a little more reasonable on the price scale for us mere mortals.

PeaceLoveShea

{Peace Love Shea’s La Vie En Rose}

I love the matching, brilliantly colored top and bottom in this look as well as the chic white touches here. And while this coral is stunning on her, I also just like the concept of a look with an all-over color or print.

Coral Combo:

Los Angeles Fashion Blogger Street Style Peace Love Shea New York Fashion Week StreetStyle

Slim Trouser – $39 @ Mango

Bow Blouse – $28 @ Mango

These sweet Mango separates are a great choice – Not only do they look lovely together, they’re both great, versatile pieces in general and you’d be able to wear them all Spring.

Blue & White Floral Combo:

Los Angeles Fashion Blogger Street Style Peace Love Shea

Printed Cuff Pant – $119 @ Bebe

Floral Print Blazer – $139 @ Bebe

All-over prints are definitely my Achilles heel this Spring and I absolutely love these pieces. Not only do they look fabulous together, you can easily wear each with black, white, any shade of blue, or even a bright color like purple, fuchsia, or yellow.

Talk about versatile!

White Coat:

WhiteCoats

Left: White Coat – $79 on sale @ Dorothy Perkins

Right: Tinley Road Classic Claudine Coat – $35 on sale @ Piperlime

I love a chic white coat – It’s just so classic. So chic. So French!

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{Peace Love Shea’s La Vie En Rose}

In addition to the amazing main pieces that make up this chic look, the accessories, while understated color-wise, are actually quite high-impact as well.

Clear Clutch:

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The Ceres Clutch in Recycled Lucite – $95

White Shoes:

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Pointed Ankle Strap Court Shoes – $44 @ Asos

Mossimo Ankle Strap Heels – $29 @ Target

That clear clutch is perfection paired with the white heels and white coat – It all comes together to create a perfect look. I can’t wait to give this a try!

You can also check out previous MCLV Style File looks below:

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MCLV Style File: Miranda Kerr in Victoria Beckham

My fashion crush on Miranda Kerr has gotten pretty out of control in recent months – I just adore how she always looks chic and totally put together whenever she steps outside. Her style is part classic and part modern with great attention to details and always a fun little twist.

I mean seriously, could this woman look more effortless chic or put together?

And I’m not the only one paying close attention to this trend-setter, Modelinia agrees whole heartedly – Miranda Kerr Takes Home November’s Best Dressed Model of the Month Award!

{Tom & Lorenzo}

So let’s not waste a moment more and break down this fabulous, white-hot look so that we can all put together chic little looks like this one for Winter. 🙂

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Black Halo Jackie O Sheath Dress – $350 @ The Trend Boutique, Robert Rodriguez Sequined Midi Tank Dress – $175 @ Shopbop.com & Ecru Ponte Sheath – $80 @ White House Black Market}

Finding the perfect white dress is going to be the key to this look – You want something that suits your personal style as well as your body type. So pay attention to the fabric and fit – you don’t want a peep show – as well as the length, silhouette, and the neckline. You want something that flatters you and boosts your confidence.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Z Spoke Zac Posen Audrey Satchel – $315 @ Piperlime, Aldo Galambos Frame Bag – $110 @ Asos.com & Studded Frame Bag – $70 @ Asos.com}

These retro style ladylike handbags are adorable – Such a fun style with so many colors and shapes available out there. Your choice will be dependent on whether you want to try for a pop of color with a bright handbag or if you’re more interested in putting together a classic black & white look or even going for an all-over white monochromatic style.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: McQ Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Pumps – $215 @ The Outnet, Steven by Steve Madden Miguell Cap-Toe Pumps – $150 @ Dillard’s & Vince Camuto Renees High Pumps – $60 @ Piperlime}

If you don’t already have the perfect pair of neutral heels in your closet this is a must have! They’re a great alternative to classic black and will work with so many looks and occasions. Depending on your personal style you might want to find an embellished or visually interesting pair, or maybe you’re just in the market for a basic, versatile nude heel.

What’s great about this look is that’s fairy basic – Dress + heels + accessories – but there are an endless number of ways to spice it up. From belting the dress to choosing a brilliantly colored handbag to pairing the look with a killer pair of spiked stilettos. Just be sure to inject a little of your unique personality into the look!

You can also check out previous MCLV Style File looks below:

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Style File: Ladies Who Lunch – Olivia Palermo

I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE Olivia Palermo’s personal style {this is her second appearance in the MCLV Style File series – see her first here}. She just has such a well-put together, but interesting and creative sense of style, I can’t remember ever looking at a photograph of her an not loving it.

{Oliviapalermo.com}

What I adore about this look is that it’s tailored and stylish, but still versatile enough that you could wear it for a number of events – From a wedding to a work luncheon to a meet-the-parents dinner with your new beau.

 

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Malene Birger Leandro Lace Maxi Skirt – $575 @ Net-A-PorterEmporio Armani Polka Dot Pencil Skirt – $300 @ Farfetch.com & Pencil Skirt In Baroque Print – $35 @ Asos.com}

Depending on how you would like to recreate this look, you may wish to find a pencil-style skirt in an all over pattern or one with panels of lace or printed fabric – A baroque print or dramatic brocade would both be lovely and right on-trend for Fall 2012. Though any style of pencil skirt will be an instant classic and something that you can wear season-after-season.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Alice + Olivia Arie Polka-Dot Blouse – $270 @ CUSP by Neiman Marcus, 213 Industry Natasha Polka Dot Blouse – $90 @ Piperlime & Merona Perfect Polka Dot Blouse – $25 @ Target}

A pussy bow blouse in a polka dot print is another chic, versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, and I highly recommend finding one in a style that suits your figure. I have a lovely one from Zara that looks equally great with jeans and a blazer as it does tucked in a skirt with heels.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Christian Louboutin Indies 85 Pumps With Cut-Out Detail – $995 @ My Theresa, Beverly Feldman Glee Navy-White Striped Pump – $115 @ 6pm.com & Bella Vita Women’s Wow Pumps – $90 @ Foot Smart}

Patterned shoes are going to be everywhere this Fall so don’t hesitate to scoop up a fun pair that you’ll also be able to pair with this look. Depending on your taste you may be interested in heels with cut-outs, mesh panels, stripes, prints, or even dramatic and eye-catching embellishments.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right:  Patrizia Pepe Gold Nappa Leather Skinny Belt – $150 @ FORZIERI Italia, Gold Metallic Lizard Skinny Belt – $35 @ Ann Taylor & G by GUESS Skinny Sequins Belt – $20 @ Guess.com}

The final touches here are going to be gold gold gold! A skinny metallic gold belt and gold jewelry & accessories like a boyfriend watch, thick cuff or bracelet, and small clutch. I think an envelope clutch would also go great with this look, either in gold like Miss Olivia chose, or in black or navy depending on your chosen color scheme.

What to keep in mind about this look is that it features a collection of great individual pieces, any of which can and should be tweaked and adjusted to suit your coloring, personal style, and body type. Just pick and choose the pieces that suit you best!

You can also check out previous MCLV Style File looks below:

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Style File: Lovely Pepa’s Flower Power

Welcome to another Style File post – Our last outfit breakdown was a killer patterned black & white dress that Poppy Delevingne wore to Berlin Fashion Week and this time we’re going to check out a bright, fun outfit that’s a great way to transition to colder weather now that Fall 2012 is upon us.

{Lovely Pepa}

Throwing a floral blazer over a skirt & top combo is a great idea, it takes this from a basic Summer look to an eye-catching, colder-weather appropriate outfit that can easily be adapted to suit your style and the pieces that you have available in your closet.

The extras for this look are especially great – The long, layered necklaces, chunky bracelets, and oversized gold mens watch are lovely but that handbag is what really stole my heart.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Lc Lauren Conrad Floral Blazer – $50 (sale) @ Kohl’s, ASOS Premium Floral Print Blazer – $55 @ Asos.comTall Co-ord Floral Blazer – $130 @ TopShop}

The key to this look is the floral blazer, finding one that suits your coloring and shape may take some time, but it’ll be worth it since this is such a great piece for Fall.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Left to Right: Rachel Roy Quilted Wrap Skirt – $175 @ Zappos.com, Vince Camuto V-Neck Wrap Dress – $100 @ Shop The Shoe Box & BCBGMAXAZRIA Silk Ruffle Flounce Draped Skirt – $60 @ 6pm}

You could try a sweet blue wrap skirt for this look or you could opt for a cobalt dress and achieve a similar silhouette. It’s the bright colors and eye-catching accessories that make this look work so you don’t need to stress about copying it piece-for-piece.

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Marmen Cross Necklace – $250 @ Urban Outfitters, House of Harlow Diamond Cross Necklace – $60 @ Designs By Stephene & Multi Row Cross Necklace – $20 @ Asos.com}

Whether you’re a fan of delicate necklaces or chunky, gold jewelry or silver, wearing a single chain or layering multiple pieces – There’s something fun in this style to suit your personal taste!

{Indulgence to Savvy Shopper – Vince Camuto Gold Boyfriend Watch – $175 @ Dillard’s, Gold and White Links Boyfriend Watch – $55 @ Asos.com & Merona Silver Tone Extra Large Boyfriend Watch – $20 @ Target}

A boyfriend watch is a funky alternative to a cuff or bangle, it adds a masculine touch without taking your look straight to made-for-the-boys territory. Gold or silver, embellished or plain, there are tons of options out there.

Curious how I would interpret this look using pieces that I have in my wardrobe? Tuesday’s MCLV Style: Factory Girl post was actually inspired by this look from Lovely Pepa!

{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Floral Blazer – Pim + Larkin from Piperlime, Pleated Black Mini – Zara (one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe, true story), Ankle Booties – Rebecca Minkoff from Shopbop.comFloral Top – Anthropologie, and Jewelry – All from Sasha Maks Vintage

As you can see, you can mix this look up, change colors, and adjust the jewelry to create something fresh and unique, a look that is all yours!

You can also check out past MCLV Style File looks below:

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