Iconic Celebrities Summer Looks

Summer is our favorite season for wearing the most fabulous, chic and sophisticated outfits. The city, the beach and basically any set or event turns into our very own catwalk where we proudly present our stylish looks. As proof that some looks are timeless we have selected a few of our favorite images of iconic celebrities and the quintessential outfits they wore to celebrate summer.

  1. Grace Kelly, Monte Carlo, 1972

Monte Carlo

Grace Kelly is famous for her flawless style, for the most surprising looks created by using super sophisticated and classy pieces. The below picture is very representative for her fresh and feminine fashion tastes.

  1. Diana, Princess of Wales, Necker Island, 1990

Diana

Diana was a true role model both due to her humanitarian work and her excellent style choices. Most of her looks are very elegant and formal, but in this image we see a more relaxed Diana walking barefoot on a beach in a casual dress with animal print.

  1. Sophia Loren, 1955

Sophia Loren

Nowadays, the term “sex-symbol” sounds tacky and old fashioned, but if you look at a couple of photos taken 50 years ago of Sophia Loren you understand why such a term was needed in the first place. Her style was sexy, feminine and fresh.

  1. Elke Sommer, 1963

Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer was one of those celebrities that had a well-toned body and she wasn’t shy about showing it off. For her, summer was just the perfect opportunity for wearing a super stylish two-piece swimsuit.

  1. Elizabeth Taylor, Giant set, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was famous for her attractive look and sensual smile. Here we see her on the set of Giant wearing a white swimsuit top and a casual pair of pants with a thin elegant belt. She looks perfect.

  1. Marylin Monroe, Los Angeles, California, 1950

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was incredibly original and fun. She loved the beach and wearing beautiful swimsuits. This high-waist bikini and the simple top that has a delicate bow and wide straps is a signature swimsuit for her beach look.

  1. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was one of the most loved movie stars of all time. Also, she had a great sense of style. Feminine, but smart, her looks were always unique and fresh.

  1. Brigitte Bardot, St. Tropez, France, 1968

Brigitte Bardot

When Brigitte Bardot hit the beach, all heads turned. This breath-taking blonde beauty knew how to look fabulously at the beach. Her style was sensual, feminine and chic. Here we see her wearing a simple flowery swimsuit nicely accessories with oversized bracelets and simple earrings.

  1. Jane Birkin, Cannes, France, 1969

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin is the muse of the famous Hermes Birkin bag. This French celebrity was notorious for her boho-chic style. She adored combining contrasting clothing pieces for creating romantic and feminine looks with a retro vibe.

  1. Nancy Sinatra, 1967

Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra loved wearing light flowery dresses at the beach. This maxi dress with flounces looks beautifully on her.

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The Always Fashionable Baby Doll

Talking about lingerie, there is no other clothing item to make a woman feel sexier and more comfortable than a baby doll dress. This short nightgown seems never to go out of fashion as it has been a symbolic item for many decades already. Able to spice up a romantic evening, but also to provide women with that mixed feeling of beauty and comfort, baby doll dresses come with many options and they are flattering for any type of silhouette. This fashion accessory is a must for any woman and it comes with fabrics like cotton, silk or lace, as many colors as tastes and a lot of patterns (floral, leopard, geometric).

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All women who are passionate about lingerie like to choose the ones that emphasize their assets and downplay more problematic areas. Thus, the baby doll style of lingerie masks thick waistlines and can help reduce the visual effect of large busts or hips. It makes the legs look longer and the woman feel slender. This makes is the perfect choice for full-figured women, but it can also look well on very short but slim women as well as on the tall ones

In order to choose the most appropriate baby doll lingerie for your body shape, you need to know which is the most advantageous for you. The trapeze form is the most popular as it goes for all silhouettes.  With its flared down, it does not mark the waist. The skater’s skirt style is for the thinner ones as it puts a stress on the waistline. If you have long beautiful legs, you can wear the really short version or you can for a slightly longer one if your legs are not that thin and perfect. You have to choose from a variety of styles, for delicate and dainty to wicked and wild.

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Feminine Fashion Items

Opting for a feminine look is always a plus, no matter where you are wearing it. There are a few elements that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to dressing in a cute and feminine way.

Flowers – if there is a symbol of feminine and cute, a flower is probably the perfect one. When we talk about flowers we think about everything that has flowers, from fabrics with flower patterns to hair pieces that have flower designs. If it’s a warm season you can even take a fresh flower and put it in your hair, it will make any girl look absolutely fabulous.

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Pink – Pink is considered to be a color mostly worn by women and there is no wonder why. It softens your look and makes you look cute and innocent. You don’t need to go pink from head to toe, a few pink elements in your outfit are enough to obtain a feminine look. Try to add a pink belt or a pink handbag and you are done.

Earrings – there’s something about earrings that make you look extremely feminine and sweet, especially when it comes to long sparkly earrings or big round ones. So, to complete your look you can easily add a pair of beautiful earrings.

Hair pieces – applying different accessories to your hair will not only make you look more feminine but will also make you look more stylish. A lot of women often overlook the importance of a beautiful hair piece when they dress up for different occasions.

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Full Length Velvet Is A Star This Season

With the 90s still being the major influence in world fashion nowadays, there was no way that the autumn winter collection of 2015 – 2016 wouldn’t be influenced in some way as well. And while the summer months were all about 90s throwbacks, this season the entire influence can be summarized with a single word: velvet.

Yes, from small details like cuffs to full length velvet dresses, this versatile material will certainly be one of the most visible this year. While it will undoubtedly touch every little aspect of fashion the full length velvet dress will be something you must own if you want to be “in” this season.

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This beautiful material will also be a significant part of all accessories. Just to show how big of an influence it will have, you can pick out one of the new Channel handbags, a whole line of which are made from velvet. But it isn’t just designers who are showing off their creations. A whole list of celebrities has been seen wearing velvet, including Kim Kardashian or Georgia May Jagger.

Kim Kardashian’s Paris excursion was particularly emblematic for this season as she boasted a stunning full length velvet coat made by famed designer Roberto Cavalli. The dress perfectly represents the entire influence, being revealing as well as extremely elegant and comfortable.

For women that like the idea of adapting their outfit to the latest trend but don’t or can’t pull off a full length velvet garment, there are numerous tricks. One of the most popular is to add a dress with a small velvet addition. Whether it is a pencil dress or a more classical choice, an intricate velvet made neck detail or something of the sort can work splendidly, while also allowing you to feel comfortable.

Velvet isn’t just about the dresses and coats. It will also be a huge part of footwear design. Whether we are talking practical shoes with small detailing, a full velvet boot or something even more glamorous it doesn’t matter. Everything works, and if you pair it with a chic neo-gothic suit or a modern pants and jacket number, you will certainly be in style.

When it comes to colors there are two main influences for this upcoming season. The first will be a whole array of dark and deep blues, while the second will be made from dark purple and violet. The beautiful texture of the velvet, along with the amazing design of the dresses, accessories and footwear is certain to spark anyone’s interest in some way for this amazing material. Like anything though, remember that you can go overboard, so try to keep a good balance between glitz, glamour and materials before heading out and everything should be just fine.

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Check Out Some Wide Leg Pants

When it comes to fashionable clothing items that you should add to your wardrobe this season wide leg pants are one of the most important things to include. These pants come in all shapes and sizes and can be paired with just about anything from turtleneck tops to shirts, blouses and anything else you might think of.

Some of the most popular models you are likely to find are high waist pants, creased or pants with side panel detailing. The best part of this interesting fashion item is that it is extremely versatile, allowing you to pull off looks that range from elegant to casual; that work for just about any venue imaginable.

Wide Leg Pants

The key to getting the perfect pair of wide leg pants is to get the gradual looseness aspect right and not go with any model as long as it has wide legs. The waist has to be very well defined with a somewhat fitted top part of the trouser, while the lower parts of the item can be as baggy as you want them to be. Length is also up to you with models ranging from cuffed, just under the knees to below the ankles.

An elegant and more conservative pair of tuxedo wide legged pants are ideal for a special occasion, especially if you pair them with a well suited top and a well fitted blazer.

While not everyone can pull them off, colors are a great way to make your outfit pop. If you have the body type and confidence to pull off a colorful wide leg pant you should definitely go for it. It is a great way to attract attention without wearing anything uncomfortable or revealing.

Wool tweed is also very popular and practical when it comes down to it. A light grey or brown pair of tweed wide leg pants should definitely be included into any wardrobe this season. They are a great way to look fashionable while also sporting something extremely comfortable. These types of wide legged pants are great for work as well as a night on the town or even a more high-brow event as long as you have the top to match. For some classic urban chic, try pairing them with a simple top and a medium to long reefer jacket which is also extremely popular this season.

If you want something fun to wear during the autumn months, when the weather is still quite warm, make sure you also try the cuffed wide legs. You can pair them with any type of blouse and blazer combo. While colors can work, this look is certainly ideal in black or other dark colors like charcoal grey or navy blue.

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The Turtleneck Sweater Is A Classic

There are few fashion items out there that are such a powerful staple of the autumn – winter season as the turtleneck sweater. This iconic garment has been working for decades and is again one of the hottest additions you can buy for your wardrobe. Few other pieces of clothing can work as well as the turtleneck when you are looking for something that combines style, comfort and that hard to find coziness that is so sought-after during the cold season.

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Turtlenecks are an incredibly versatile fashion item as well, being ideal tops for just about any type of casual look. The oversized turtlenecks of the 2015 – 2016 season are certainly incredibly comfortable as well as stunning pieces should you want to go for a more elegant look.

The key here is to go big, regardless if you will be pairing them with a skirt, a pair of straight pants or jeans, the oversized turtleneck is essential if you want to be fashionable this cold season. When it comes to materials and textures, the sky’s the limit with just about anything being allowed.

The cut can either be well fitted or with rounded shoulders depending on your body size or preference, of course. For a more intricate look some models have funnel neck detailing or loose necks. There are numerous textures and extra patches added to give an interesting look to the turtleneck, even a varied amount of stitching.

In terms of length, some models can be quite short, exposing some of the torso, while others can go below the hips. Depending on what you want your overall look to be like, you can go for a more casual normal length turtleneck or with a flirtier short one. The short one can be perfectly paired with a skirt and would look great in a blue or green pastel color.

White and crème colors and a simple design are ideal for a more elegant look. A medium length turtleneck sweater would be a great pairing for a long, form fitting skirt and a pair of brown suede or leather boots. If you want something to set you apart and give you a more urban look you should go for a more ragged texture, even one that incorporates pieces of other materials in the mix.

Colors like light burgundy, red, or light blue are ideal for this type of look, but you can go with anything that has a bit of complexity to it. These turtlenecks can also be paired with just about anything, but for an urban look you can go with either a simple black skirt, a pair of torn jeans or a highly patterned skirt which has a compatible color.

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Rolex Watches – Going To Extremes

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Most people know Rolex watches as glamorous status symbols and this is the main reason they purchase one but this brand can offer some of the most amazing timepieces that can withstand extreme conditions and even welcome them. The amazing thing is that despite being very resistant, they still manage to look amazing and keep with the Rolex theme of making status symbols for the elite.

Rolex Submariner Black Dial

One of the main things is water resistance. Every luxury watch brand has a special model or collection that is designed to withstand great water pressure. These watches are created for professional divers and when it comes to Rolex, we have the Submariner. The original model was the first to withstand water pressure of up to 100 m; the modern version can go as deep as 11,000 m and it also resisted temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius. This is one of the icons from the industry and has a very sturdy build.

After conquering the deep seas, the sky is the limit and a common problem that pilots used to have is the different time zones. Having two time zones is essential and Rolex GMT Master was the first to offer this feature in 1954. The new model can basically offer three different time zones thanks to the adjustable hand and rotating bezel. Everything can be done without changing the minute or base hour hands. Rolex watches are not just appreciated for their looks but also for the heritage behind every model.

Rolex Daytona White Dial

Extreme speed with precision can also be found with Rolex watches, more exactly, the Rolex Daytona. This model is meant to offer a precise reading and it is named after the 24 hour endurance race at Daytona which Rolex has been a sponsor at for a long time. This chronograph is an amazing piece of engineering and one of the most valued timepieces due to the first limited edition series that started cult status.

The Rolex Explorer as featured on Horologue website is also created for extreme conditions such as climbing Mount Everest and it is very resistant to scratches, damage and temperature. It is a watch designed to take on dirty environments and continue working perfectly in some of the roughest terrains in the world.

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There you have it, a list of models made by Rolex that go far deeper than the way they look. Each of them is meant to take on an extreme environment and do it with style.

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For A Bohmian Look, Try The Blanket Coat

The blanket coat, also known as a capote is one of the most popular autumn and winter wear items in the recent history of fashion. Combining an unequaled elegance as well as amazing comfort and impressive versatility, the blanket coat is truly a legendary fashion item.

It is also one of the most in fashion items for the 2015-2016 autumn and winter collections with huge names from all across the fashion world including it in their stunning collections.

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When it comes to the history of this garment, you should know that it started around the time of the discovery of the Americas and the immediate North American fur trade. The French-Canadian traders of the day used to adapt their blankets into capotes to best face the cold weather.

The capote was even incorporated in the French military of the 1600s. It was somewhat modified and came in knee length with no buttons and had a sash included in the overall design.

Present day capotes are a great way to combine an elegant autumn or winter look with something extremely practical and comfortable. The blanket coat of 2015 will be more blanket than capote and will boast never before seen levels of comfort and versatility.

Most blanket coats will come in dark green, brown or other autumn colors, however, some names like Burberry or Zara will also throw a splash of color into their blanket coat collection coming up with dark violet, burgundy or navy blue models.

Most blanket coats will boast an elegant simplicity, doubled by a comfort factor. It will be THE fashion item for the oversized silhouette look this autumn and can even work into winter with some small additions. The fabric is made for comfort and will be as fluffy and soft as possible. This new interpretation of the capote will be kept together by a simple waist tie that can be adjusted to adapt to your overall look. The cascading neckline will give it a chic element as well as some lightness.

While the blanket coat is definitely a long step away from the traditional peacoat, it can be paired to look just as fresh and stylish, only with an added level of coziness. The volume aspect of the blanket coat is definitely a change, one which can easily be transformed into an elegant statement by cleverly combining a large hat, corresponding colors and a simple pair of jeans or a comfortable pair of form fitting pants.

While numerous accessories might throw the balance off a bit, a pair of sunglasses can definitely look great. You can wear blanket coats with just about any hairdo and the wilder the color the more urban chic your outfit will look.

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Keep An Eye On Women’s Eyewear

Designer eyewear has rarely been such a highly regarded accessory in the world of fashion, and with new technology allowing a great combination of practicality, amazing colors and shapes, eyewear is an important part of maintaining a fresh outfit, regardless of season.

Whether you want to work on your tan this summer and keep your eyes safe from any form of UV light, or just look good in any environment, you should know that there is a model that works for you and your outfit. Women’s glasses are particularly important as the wealth of models and designers makes it a hugely important accessory, one which has a specially designed model for any outfit on the market from casual to formal and everything in between. As next season’s models take a lot of inspiration from the curvy 1960s and 1970s you can imagine that rounded, curved and funky frames are in, however, there’s more to 2015 eyewear than that.

This is why you must be up to speed with what’s hot and what’s not in 2015 in terms of eyewear. So for a more precise look here are a few of the most popular examples for this year.

Piaf by A-Morir

Piaf by A-Morir

This stunning pair of glasses is dedicated to one of France’s greatest voices, Edith Piaf. The stylish accessory is filled to the brink with Swarovski crystals adding a touch of extravagance and sparkle to your style while also maintaining a cool look that works splendidly with any sort of outfit. The funky design makes the glasses look unique and elegant, with a coquette pattern of the frame adding an extra layer of class and distinction to an already stunning pair of glasses. The glasses will work with just about any form of stylish outfit on the market and will certainly make you a noticeable figure thanks to all those crystals.

Dita’s Hurricane Cateye Glasses

This impressive pair of glasses will certainly impress and add a unique note of style to whatever outfit you pair it with. The unusually shaped frame along with the dark tone make them extremely versatile. They can be a perfect pair to take with you while going for a walk or shopping but they can also work with more casual outfits.

If you want to truly impress people you can opt for a pair with a frame made from high quality natural materials such as horn, wood or leather.

The Lioness by Anna-Karin Karlsson

If you truly want to make a statement with your glasses then there simply is no better choice than The Lioness by Anna Karlsson. The unmistakable centerpiece is plated in 24-karat gold while the lenses are mirrored in order to offer the very best protection.

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Business Fashion

Business fashion is a great way to make sure that you stay fashionable and chic even at your work place. Some business fashion trends have been making their way into more casual fashion trends and it seems that the elegance and sophistication of a business outfit is definitely something to be desired. If you are a career woman and are looking to either spark up your outfit or completely change your style you will definitely love the trends that are going to be popular in the next season.

From Instagram to the catwalks we have been seeing an original approach to business fashion.  Chanel, Marc Jacobs or Karl Lagerfeld have shown people that you don’t need to lose your creativity in the office, especially when it comes to what you wear. Nowadays we have been seeing the trends pointing out to some interesting changes. There is a futuristic touch to everything and some outfits seem to be taken out of Star Trek.

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Another thing that has changed in business fashion is the fact that business outfits don’t have to always be in dark or black tones. For example, in 2015 the most sought out colours are beige, peach and usually mixes of warm colours and more natural tones even for the strictest business suites.

There’s also a unique femininity to the lovely outfits that are shown on the catwalk. For example, there are a lot of elements that suggest simple lines and cute romantic touches like white lace, flowery fabrics or exquisite metal elements. All these can really improve an outfit by making it more unique. For example, someone who wants to stay trendy can definitely achieve that by focusing on having the right fabrics, like a shirt with a flower pattern underneath a jacket they would usually wear at the office. This way, they don’t change much but there is an element that keeps them within what’s trendy that season.  Another way to stay trendy without going too extreme is by choosing jewellery that complements your outfit. Bulky jewellery is one of the main trends in 2015 but you can choose just a single piece to wear so that it doesn’t come as too overwhelming for a more official outfit. You can choose a pair of earrings or a lovely necklace and you will certainly feel fabulous even during boring work hours. Besides that, you can add a trendy handbag that matches the rest of your outfit.

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