Friday, August 26, 2011

Art of Putting Together a Look with Pants & Tops

Looking stylish is not about wearing designer clothes or carrying expensive bags. It is about being innovative, it is an art of putting an outfit together. A simple tee and well-fitted pants styled with right accessories can help you look like zillion bucks, which you may even fail with loading designer stuff from head to toe.

Most of us find the idea of getting ready very daunting, every time we want to step out of the house. Well, no more. We have chosen some stylish celebs who have hit the bull's eye by wearing the timeless style of combining the right pants and tops, accessorising them wisely and coming out with flying colours looking stylish. Let's take some cues from them and work on our looks with ease.

Keri Hilson nails a stylish look in a timeless style wearing skinny grey denim pants with a simple sleeveless feminine blouse. The gold layered necklace adds a nice touch to her look and actually puts it to the level of 'chic'.

Her handbag and sky high platform pumps aids to the chicness of the look.

Keri Hilson visiting Elle's Office

The petite, 30 years old, Rachel Bilson was spotted in LA looking incredibly chic in denims and army green tank tee that she layered with a smart structured black jacket topped off with two-toned leopard print scarf. She accessorised with grey booties and a black quilted Chanel Bag.
Rachel's look hits the chic mark because of the way she carefully put her accessories together. An exotic print scarf is a smart pick to draw attention, while I think it's great how Rachel cuffed her jeans a bit above the shoe line, to show off the hint of black socks that she wore with her booties. That's clever yet doesn't need a big brainer to work on your own.

Rachel Bilson

Here are incerpts of Rachel Bilson's interview from InStyle where she tells us how she creates an effortless stylish look every time we spot her: "It’s fun to add pops of color here and there. I like to start out with a basic canvas (a white T and jeans), and then add a yellow sweater (H&M has some great ones) and maybe pink shoes. If it’s too much, one or the other provides enough color. When combining hues, you want to use shades that complement one another, such as lavender and brown or blue and green."

Pair of dark denims topped with a wide sleeved blouse and Victoria Justice impresses with her stylish and cute side.

The wide layer sleeves of her top and a nice hue of blue isn't too hard to find from the high street. Right choice of accessories just makes it so perfect - an edgy and cute feather brown necklace, woven matching bracelet and laceless oxfords matching the accessories. Blue and brown look good together.

Isn't it a stylish look easy to create? Just put your thinking cap on and create a million dollar look with your simple pieces and add an edge to it by flowing your creative juices. Or just read on for more ideas ;)

Victoria Justice at MTV Top on 10

A simple white tee, layered with a cardigan and denims - what's the catch? Instead of wearing her jeans in usual style, Zoe Saldana creates an edge to her look by rolling up her skinny jeans and adding smart accessories - bootish open toe wedges, a smart matching tote and sunglasses.

Now you can easily put together this look with carefully selected high-street pieces, without breaking your wallet and fretting over what to wear.

Zoe Saldana visiting Kinara Spa in LA

Zoe Saldana again hits us with a stylish look dressed in a casual and simple outfit. She paired a sleeveless-striped top with black trousers and perforated sandals. And she shows us that you don't have to worry about repeating your pieces, by carrying the same handbag that we spotted on her just above.

There's no harm in repeating your wardrobe pieces, just learn to redefine them by creating different looks with the same pieces.

She completed her black and white look with red lips. Now thats a look very easy to pull off. Whoever said you need 'unique' clothes to look different and stylish? It's about creating 'different' look with your simple pieces by paying simple attention to detailing while mixing and matching up.

BTW, love the fact that Zoe Saldana is carrying a vegan luxury bag - Falabella by Stella McCartney!!!!!

Zoe Saldana in Black Trousers and
Stella McCartney Bag in Beverly Hills

Anne Hathaway makes a bold choice by teaming black cargo pants with a blue crochet sweater over a pink tee and finishing it off with studded loafers and square aviators. But I must say she pulls it off  rather well.
Whether its cargo or khakhi or just denim pants - but smartly teaming it with interesting pieces can work the magic. Even if it does not, just carry it with confidence and you'll pull it off well.

Anne Hathaway in London

Kristin Cavallari looks effortlessly stylish in a a gray asymmetric sweater paired with skinny white jeans. Sky high sandals in white and wood and grey satchel finish off her look.

The white and grey combi is what makes this work for me.

Kristin Cavallari in Beverly Hills

Tailored and cropped was the route Kylie Minogue chose. Khakhi high-waisted pants teamed with white shirt and brown belt and bag and she looks chic and stylish.

How to wear? The tailored and cropped trouser can run from pleated and slim to baggy and slouchy. A pleated pair will flatter curvier ladies who need more hip room, while a slim cut slung low is best for girls with narrow hips or a long torso. (Source) 

Kylie Minogue in Khakhi Pants
Lindsay Lohan was spotted arriving at LAX Airport in a white shirt paired with black leggings. Now when I put together this look in my mind, it doesn't sound very enticing. However, one look at Lindsay's picture and I am convinced that you can certainly look chic and stylish with these two timeless pieces which wouldn't be hard to find anyone's closets.

So how does she do it? A long white shirt would be slouchy on its own, so a clever way of adding a feminine touch would be to cinch it with a smart belt, like the black belt with metal buckle (Chanel) Lohan cinched her waist with. A straw hat and sunglasses gave it a nice summery touch, while her blue bag added a pop of colour (not visible in the picture). She finished the look with boots tucked over the leggings. Simple and stylish, and yet very easy to pull off.

Lindsay Lohan Arriving at LAX
Whether its a simple white shirt or a printed one, you can never go wrong with blue denims paired with a smart well-fitted shirt. Lindsay Lohan certainly got it right when she styled her lustworthy well-cut plaid shirt with a dark blue denim and ankle length boots. Her rocker chic black studded bag and white scarf adds instant glamour to an otherwise rather simple everyday easy jeans look.

Lindsay Lohan in Beverly Hills with studded bag

Magenta pants, simple white tee layered with a black jacket and accessorised with black wayfers sunglasses, mink boots and studded bag (Burberry Studded Bag as seen on Lindsay Lohan above) and the outcome? A stylish Rachel Bilson.

Did you like the studded bag that was spotted on Lindsay and Rachel above? You can get a steal of the same from River Island, click here to buy.

Yet again, Zoe Saldana puts together a very smart look, by thinking a little out of the box with simple pieces - well-fitted bootleg denim pants, a feminine shirt with a pop of colour and matching across body bag. She let the coral of her blouse stand out and kept the accessories, makeup and hair simple. No jewelry or flashy bags but smoky eyes and matching nails.

She added an edge to her look by the way she wore her crepe coral shirt - instead of keeping it completely tucked-in she just kept the front in and loosened it from the sides and back. Now that was a risque, which very well paid of.

Zoe Saldana in NYC in bootcut denim and coral shirt

Quick Tips:

- Well-fitted pants, whether its your everyday denims or khakhis or elegant trousers, paired with any upper - top, shirt or a simple tee, can look stylish. The key is a good-fit, so invest in good pants.

- Accessorising is the key. Bag, belt, scarf or jewelry or a combination of all. No one can undermine the power of key accessory on any ensemble.

- Make it interesting by adding a pop of colour: whether through a bag, hat, scarf, bright lips, coloured top or bright bottoms.

- If you're donning this look for the day, then make sure to add a stylish pair or sunglasses. They add instant chic to your look and hide your flaws.

- Use your creative side and add a twist like we've seen on some of the stylish ladies, above.

- Do your hair however you like, pull them down or up the key is that your hair should go with the overall look.

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  1. Cute outfits. Especially Zoe's, Kristen's and Keri's.

  2. thanks for a very nice post. i tried the folding jeans style and totally liked it...


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