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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.

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{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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Fashion:

Jackets and blazers and coats – Oh My! Chic jackets, blazers, and coats in brilliant jewel tones, soft velvets & corduroy, fun patterns, formal tweeds & brocades, and freshly pressed trenches will all make appearances this Fall, so get a head start with WhoWhatWear’s Street Style with Adam Katz Sinding: Chic Outerwear.

Sweatshirts don’t have to be boring or gym-worthy, this season you’ll want to find a sweatshirt with a cute patterned or retro design to pair with your separates. Bright colors, fun nostalgia-inducing graphics, even highschool letterman-style sweatshirts will be hitting the streets – Trend: Sweat Chic.

There’s nothing quite like seeing what one of your fashion idols has their closet to get you in the mood to revamp your own wardrobe! Luckily for us Harper’s Bazaar is taking you on a tour of DJ, model, and Chanel ambassador Leigh Lezark’s fashion collection – Closet of the Month: Leigh Lezark.

When you’re fashion-obsessed the passion for fashion doesn’t stop with clothing and accessories, it extends to ever facet of your life. Like Tom Ford said: “Fashion is everything. Art, music, furniture design, graphic design, hair, makeup, architecture, the way cars look – all those things go together to make a moment in time, and that’s what excites me.” So let’s enjoy this tour of a fabulous, fashionable, organized home – The Brunette’s My home, my essentials.

One of the reasons that I love doing Style File posts is that you get to recreate and put a fun, fresh spin on an outfit that someone you admire has worn. Whether it’s a celebrity, a model, a blogger, or a fashion editor, you’re taking the time to really look at their personal style and try to recreate a look that you love. Smile For Style agrees and has shared her picks for this killer look from Revenge start Ashley Madekwe – Get Her Look: Ashley Madekwe.

Health & Fitness:

If you could make some small changes in your life and boost your mood and ultimately your happiness, wouldn’t you? Best selling author Gabrielle Bernstein shares her tips – From simple things like starting the day with positivity to practicing self-love. Happiness 101: 6 Ways To Be In A Good Mood All The Time.

I don’t know about you, but I like to hold onto Halloween for as long as possible, and that means making Halloween-style treats wellllll after the holiday itself passes – Sweet Vegan Treats For a Happy Halloween.

Taking some time for a calming yoga routine each day could not only help you cope with everyday stress, it could also give you a great energy boost – Yoga Moves for a Pick-Me-Up from Women’s Health.

The ladies over at Tone It Up! are known for their great outdoor & beach workouts that you can do with little to no equipment and their latest, Halloween inspired workout is another fab example filled with bridges, planks, and cardio – Your Tone It Up Tuesday SpOokTacULaR Workout!

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food but unfortunately it’s not usually on the approved foods list for the conscientious, healthy eater. But what if it could be? Check out these killer veggie-filled recipes and get cooking! Green Garden Pizza, Garlic Flatbread/Pizza Crust, Heirloom Tomato & Sweet Corn Pizza & Swiss Chard Pizza from Gluten Free, Soy Free Vegan.

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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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