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Summer Loving: Around the World

Summer time is one of my favorites, not for the hot days, but more for the warm nights. No matter where you are, having a nighttime outfit for a summer night date is a must. For the summer, I lock away my LBD’s (Little Black Dresses) because when it’s warm and beautiful out, why be dressed in black? If black is something you need to have, then have a  pop of color with your shoes and accessories! This post is all about color.

This particular post is all about travel and no matter where you go this Summer, these looks are sure to make you stand out! I’ll be styling looks for Los Angeles, London, Istanbul, Paris & St.Tropez (divided into two posts).

Let’s begin our travelling to…

1. LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles is known for it’s laid-back vibe and beach bunny feel. On the contrary to popular belief of Los Angeles being super dressy, it’s actually a very mellow place. Unless you’re in Hollywood going to a club, you don’t need to over-do it. You can go to a nice restaurant in a cute floral dress and heels! When in L.A…the simpler the better (I’m serious).

1. Purple Split Neck Halter- TOPSHOP

2. Glitter Pumps- Christian Louboutin

3. Blue Suede Heels- TOPSHOP

4. Nude Heels- ALDO 

5. Gold Bangles- Mulberry

6. Blue Stone Ring- Yves Saint Laurent

7. Solid Heart Earrings- AUSTIQUE

8. Blue Handbag- Balenciaga

9.  Blue Clutch- Ted Baker

The reason I love Purple & Blue is that they compliment each other so nicely. It may seem like a weird combo at first, but when put together, it’s one hot look. Blake Lively recently sported this color combo and let me just say, she turned heads. You can always do a color with nude as well, but finding colors that complement each other is a must!

2. ST. TROPEZ

St. Tropez is a luxury beach town in the South of France. I have never been, YET, but I can only imagine how fierce everyone will look in beachy-luxurious outfits at night. I myself, am way too excited to start shopping for this part of my trip, and I stumbled upon this look which can be dissected and turned from a daytime look to a nighttime. Below is the nighttime version, but this dress is to-die-for and I had to utilize it in this portion of my date night outfits. After all, how dressy do you want to get in St. Tropez? It’s like the Bodrum, Turkey of France, and we don’t go there to only be stylish, but we go there to party! This look is daytime/dinner time/and party time appropriate. Score!

1. Dolly Dress- TOPSHOP

2. Neon Canvas Sandal- ZARA

3. Color Block Sandal- SIREN

4. Stone Sandal- Jimmy Choo

5. Floral Stilettos- Forever 21

6. Wrap Bracelets: Chan Luu

7. Flower Earrings- Urban Outfitters

8. Turquoise Ring: Les Pommettes 

9. Ring- Dsquared

10. Gold Watch- American Apparel

11. Bangles- Paige Novick

12. Nude Bag- CHANEL

13. Colorblock Handbag- ASOS

14. Red Handbag- BALENCIAGA

I know I kind of threw a lot of things on top of each other, but there are SO many options with this look that I just couldn’t resist basically throwing together about three outfits at once. You can literally do ANYTHING with this dress as it’s almost like a blank canvas. If these shoes are too funky, you can do a solid colored pump, think blue, pink, red, or purple, or keep it totally simple and accessorize the dress with a bib necklace, or chunky pendants.

Stay tuned for Paris, Istanbul & London summer night looks!

Which look did you like best?

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Ask Deniz: White Men’s Blazers

Question:  I got a nice new white blazer. what kinda shirt do i wear with it? how about pants? can give you several suggestions?

Answer: Blazers are a classic staple in any man, or women’s wardrobe. They can instantly define your look and add sophistication to any ensemble. For men, a blazer should be your go-to item for every outfit, whether it’s daytime or nighttime. White is always a great warm-weather option as it’s light and can bring a sharp edge to any look.

Here are some tips to rock a white blazer without feeling too 80’s.

When wearing a white blazer with jeans, or any kind of denim, keep the sleeves pulled down. Avoid scrunching them, it can appear too sloppy and dated. Jeans are the casual staple, so make your blazer is fitted and perfectly rolled down to take the super casual vibe down a bit.

If you’re wearing a white blazer with a T-shirt, make sure your jeans are dark, or opt for a fitted slack. Stick to basic T-shirts, the more detailed, the sloppier. You want to clean, and sharp.

When wearing your white blazer with a dress pant be sure to have a neutral color slack. Do not go for white-on-white…it just doesn’t look right and can be hard to pull off. A khaki or even navy pant is clean, and black always works.

I love colorful button downs with white blazers, it definitely adds a nice pop. But since white is such a bold color and stand out, opt for more pastel-like hues. Baby blue is my personal favorite with khakis…add that white blazer and voila!

One of my favorite looks is from a DETAILS magazine shoot with Robert Pattinson:

If solid pastels are not up your alley, try a nice slim striped button down. Maybe a soft navy stripe will do the trick? If you want something bolder, do a coral stripe, or green.

When it comes to shoes, the cleaner the better. I personally love a nice oxford or loafer, or any kind of dress shoe. A blazer adds a bit of class to any outfit, so the shoe matters. If you’re more urban-chic, opt for a clean sneaker…I love Creative Recreation, but of course, Converse is always a classic.

Depending on your personal style, wear it how you feel best. These tips are just a few suggestions.

A white blazer should be the compliment to the outfit you already feel confident wearing. So, be sure your base look makes you feel good and the blazer will do it’s job right.

Ask Deniz

As of today, a new section has been added to the site. It’s the Ask Deniz category which will allow me to answer any questions you got.

This is open for both men & women and can be about fashion dilemmas, fashion tips, fashion advice, or even personal questions directed toward me.

Every week I will answer 1-2 questions in depth so I can accurately and effectively give you the answer you seek!

I’m not saying I’m a know-it-all, but I enjoy blogging and definitely feel like I can offer some good input with whatever you ask. As a stylist and buyer for the clothing boutique that I also manage, I have gained knowledge and have hands-on experience with fashion, the fashion industry and fashion dilemmas. I also enjoy feedback, post requests and getting to know my followers as I don’t just blog for myself, but for you!

I will keep all information (Name, Location, E-mail) confidential and will only post the question submitted that I will be answering.

E-mail  LEFASHIONMONSTER@GMAIL.COM and ask away!

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