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Short Story For Every Woman!

A chic jean jacket is the mini's perfect partner.

End of Summer's higher-than-ever hemlines are the new fashion favorites for the girl who's on the go. When going super short, replace the mile-high stiletto with chic flats- there are plenty to choose from this season.

This is also a perfect season to start your private collection of bracelets, bangles and cuffs.

Your everyday bag-downsized to a perfectly portable purse or clutch-in wear-with-everything neutral.

For the next few weeks you can still pair your gladiator natural leather sandals with skinny pants or a casual mini skirt like the one Jamie is wearing on the photos.

On the weekends, keep it simple and sporty with basic tees, knits and denim jackets. With a sexy mini at night, a looser top will keep the proportions right.

It's a very body-conscious look, yet the mini skirt can be very flattering. Making it work depends on color- prints can be a really great choice- and other elements of your outfit.

Jamie is wearing: Jacket: H&M, sold out (love this one too) Sandals: American Eagle (love these ones too), Clutch: Calvin Klein, Tank: Apartment 9 (love this one too), Skirt: Casey Tribal Print, Sunglasses: Steve Madden, Bracelet: handmade, Earrings: Kenneth Jay

Photographed by John Rounds

Model: Jamie Klein

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Styled by Danuta Byra

 

 

THE MINI

The skirt of the season has reached new heights- and whether it's scandalously skintight, flouncy and flirty, or slim and sophisticated, there's a suitable style for everyone.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 20S

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

Keep the concept of mini relative: In your 20s, a traffic-stopping suede mini, graphic tank top and easy silhouette Italian wool coat are perfect for brave fashion followers. Bold but totally acceptable. Just remember you must feel comfortable with the length. If you feel as if you're baring too much, then most likely you are.

LIKE THIS LOOK OR ANY OTHER LOOK ON THIS PAGE? 

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 30S

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

Those in their 30s can still go short-short- depending on whether it's for day, night, work, or weekend. The shorter the skirt, the lower the heel.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 40S

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

Okay in your 40s you are most likely thinking an inch or two above the knee but on rare occasions it is absolutely allowed, especially to those who do not want to hide their legs just yet, to put on a flirty, textured mini and kitten heels to dress it up a bit. Especially when there is no cleavage involved, and the blouse is not fitted. Sexy and elegant.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 50S

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

In your 50s you can pair pumps or heeled sandals with just-above-the knee skirt for a more sophisticated look. Obviously you don't always have to look like a librarian but it is a very flattering look. If you wear loafers or flat shoes you can easily rise your hemline an inch or two above your knees.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 60S

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

In their 60s+ it is safe to say women should stick to clean and simple just above the knee skirts in a conservative solid color or black and white patterns, but I am also a fan of dark florals and tweed pastels. I find that mature women who do go for brighter colors and busier patterns are fearless fashionistas no matter what age.

 

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE CURVY

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

For the more curvy and top-heavy, a bright-colored or single breasted in beige or cream color skirt with a neutral or black shirt creates the proper balance

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE BOTTOM-HEAVY

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

 A fuller-figured woman, especially if she is bottom-heavy, should wear a more A-line skirt and pair it with a simple top, like a button-down shirt or blouse, keeping the colors dark for slimmer silhouette.

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE SLIM-HIPPED

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

A slim-hipped woman should pick a mini with a bit of a flair and pair it with a wispy top, nipped in slightly at the waist to create curves.

Winter White, Weekly Outfit Planner and Style Crush: Khloe Kardashian.

Sweater Cardigan: H&M, Longsleeve Jumper: Free People, Dress: H&M, Thights: HUE, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Ring: Vintage (purchased in Europe), Bag: Bottega Veneta (Vintage)

Crisp white sweaters, dresses and jackets are the ultimate winter signature wear this season. I love white paired with gray and silver. Here I decided to go for a little bit of Aspen chic meets Anthropologie boho.

SIMILAR LOOKS:

Dress: M Missoni, Turtleneck: Maison Martin Margiela, Cape: Missoni, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Blackfive, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Necklace: Lana, Ring: Icepinkim

Tights: ASOS, Jumper: AUTUMN CASHMERE, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Ring: Nak Armstrong, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Dress: Temperley London, Jacket: Temperley London, Boots: Versace

 

WEEKLY PLANNER

It’s easy to fall into a regularity of wearing the same thing every day. To revive up our melancholy for this week, I looked to the street and newest trends for elegant, easy style inspiration. Consider the seven looks below my pre-planned, hassle-free attires for the week.  When I decide what to wear I first pick one inspirational piece- a T-Shirt, shoes, bag or earrings, I style around it my entire outfit. It can be a very creative and fun process...

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Colorblocked Baseball T-Shirt

T-Shirt: American Eagle, Blazer: Selected, Jeans: Paige Edgemont, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Butter Jewelry, iPhone Case: Apple, Lipstick: Inika

Brian Atwood Heels

Dress: ROMWE.COM, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Saint Laurent, Necklace: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bangle: Kate Spade New York, iPhone Case: Casetify.com, Coat: Artizia

FENDI Mini 2jours Structured Leather Bag in Yellow

Dress: societyofchic.com, Vest: Maurices, Pumps: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Fendi, Hoop Earrings: Nyla Star, Ring: Eve's Addiction, iPhone Case: Couture. Zappos.com

Bling Jewelry Genuine Onyx Studs

T-Shirt: vineyard vines (vintage), Coat: Mango, Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Boots: Hot Topic, Bag: Saint Laurent, Stud Earrings: Bling Jewelry, Ring: ICE, iPhone Case: ShopBob

KBETHOS Heather Slouchy Beanie Skull Cap Hat

Top: Stylemoi, Blazer: Rotita, Leggings: Rick Owens, Boots: ElaineTurner, Crossbody Bag: Henri Bendel, Earrings: Shaun Leane, Hat: KBETHOS Bracelets: Charlotte Russe,

Agnona belted oversized coat

Top: H&M, Skirt: Tiger of Sweden, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti, Hobo: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets: Aldo Shoes, Earrings: Tiffany, Ring set: Mango, iphone Case: Amazon

Ripped Highwaisted Jeans

Gym Sweater: Peacock, Jacket: Karen Millen, Jeans: KnowStyle, Shoes; Charlotte Ruse, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Bracelet: Amazon.com, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, iphone case: casetify

TODAY'S STYLE CRUSH: KHLOE KARDASHIAN

Bracelet: IPPOLITA, Sunglasses: jcrew, Top Cami: KAUFMANFRANCO, Earrings: Larkspur & Hawk, Necklace: Larkspur & Hawk, Skirt: ISABEL MARANT, Clutch: ISSEY MIYAKE, Pumps: PIERRE HARDY, Shirt: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Dress: Versus, Jacket: True Religion, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Givenchy, Ring Set: Scotch&Soda

Jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg, Bag: Stella McCartney, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglassess: Victoria Beckham, Jacket: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Shoes: Aquazzura

Blouse:ASOS, Wrap: Madeline Thompson, Jeans: Paige, Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Bracelet: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Shoes: BRIAN ATWOOD, Tank Top: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jeans: DSQUARED2, Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklaces: Laura Lee and MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE, Tote: Marni, Cardigan: M MISSONI

The Sweaters Are On

The Look: 3.1 Philip Lim Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2014, Ring:  Forever 21,  Sweater:  Halogen , Scarf: pur by pur, Shoes:  J.Crew , Pants: 3.1 Philip Lim, Earrings:  Kate Spade , Jacket:  Rare London , Clutch: Banana Republic

The Look: 3.1 Philip Lim Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2014, Ring: Forever 21, Sweater: Halogen, Scarf: pur by pur, Shoes: J.Crew, Pants: 3.1 Philip Lim, Earrings: Kate Spade, Jacket: Rare London, Clutch: Banana Republic

This season the sweaters are on and 3.1 Philip Lim shows that black sweater can be bold when it is oversized.  Black turtleneck, like this Halogen Cable Knit sweater, has always been the most essential, basic piece for Fall and Winter. Elongate your silhouette with 3.1 Philip Lim wide leg pants and break ground with bold ruffle scarf by pur by pur. Ideal for this season is also this zip detail biker jacket by London Rare. Make a statement with these strong, black teardrop earrings by Kate Spade and add some emphasis with J.Crew Elsie Suede Pumps. A single pop of pastel color is an easy way to play up your look; here with sexy Banana Republic leather clutch.