Diane von Furstenberg

Minimalism

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Top: James Perse | Bottoms: American Apparel Easy jeans | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Bag: Diane von Furstenberg leopard bag | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators | Earrings: Aqua (similar here and here) | Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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As much as I love to make a statement with loud colors and bold prints, sometimes less is more. I like pairing fitted basics usually in a dark shade like these slim fitting high waisted jeans with a cohesive basic black tank and a pair of simple heels…but how do you make a simple outfit stand out? The trick is with key accessories like a fun printed bag or a pop of color from your heels or jewelry. With the right accessories, I think being minimal makes just as big of a statement as an extravagant outfit. :)

xo

Strawberry ShirtCake

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Top: WF Strawberries tank | Bottoms: H&M tulip skirt (similar here and here) | Shoes: Schutz Shoes Inova | Bag: Diane von Furstenberg leopard bag | Glasses: Miu Miu square catwalk | Rings: ASOS wide band ring set

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If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good print, but this summer, it’s not stripes, polka dots or leopard that has me swooning, it’s fruit prints! Ok, I’m totally bullsh*ting because I love all of those prints above, but there’s something so much sweeter about fruit prints that can add a fun squeeze of whimsy zest to any basic look! So you see, fruits are not just for eating but they are also great for wearing as well! :)

Here are some of my favorites! What do you think about fruit prints?

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1) ASOS 2) Alice + Olivia  3) Modcloth 4) NastyGal  5) Chicnova  6) Isolda

Pop of Leopard

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Top: Bar III lace crop top (similar here), Aqua white blazer | Bottoms: Forever 21 lace cut out shorts (similar here) | Bag: Diane Von Furstenberg leopard bag | Shoes: Classiques Entier cap top pumps | Rings: ASOS wide band ring set

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The beauty of leopard print is that they can elevate any ensemble from simple to chic and any pairing seems to work well with this universally flattering trend. Not to mention, leopard always makes me feel a little extra confident. That’s probably why I can’t seem to get enough of this print. I don’t really have any rules when it comes to style and self expression, but I prefer to wear one leopard print at a time. Which means, it’s either a pair of shoes, a dress, skirt, top, a bag, well you get the idea.

Speaking of bags, I have been searching for the perfect leopard print bag forever and this DVF beauty is just that. Well, she does have some minor drawbacks, such as she’s not very structured (which I preferred) and the flaps would periodically pop off the hinge, but overall I’m pretty happy with the size, shape, style and the print is just so beautiful. I guess this is when you have to decide if the pros outweigh the cons right? :)