Wednesday

Summertime Blacks and Androgynes

It's finally summer; the college kids are out partying everynight, while the high schoolers sit trapped in their sunny classrooms praying for June to come. But am I ready to get my summer clothes out? Not quite yet. As predicted by the Spring 2007 runways, which consisted mainly of black and white pieces and a whole lot of leather, the typical summer flowery prints are nowhere to be found.
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Chanel Spring 2007 Couture
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Balenciaga Spring 2007

Instead, celebs and models alike are stepping out in the summer heat wearing classic LBD's, androgynous white button downs, black pants, and leather jackets.
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Ashley Olsen

INSPIRATION:
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Rocker Joan Jett

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Lindsay Lohan with Karl Lagerfeld

INSPIRATION:
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Brigitte Bardot

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Ashley Olsen

INSPIRATION:
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Singer Patti Smith

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

INSPIRATION:
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Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria

PUNKED UP LDB's
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Maggie Cheung
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Mary Kate Olsen

The currently popular black and white fedoras are reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca
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and Katherine Hepburn in Syliva Scarlett
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Irina lazareanu
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Lindsay Lohan

Of course we're all familiar with Diane Keaton's famous androgynous style in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"
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But how many of you knew that the style was originated by 30's film star Marlene Dietrich in "The Blue Angel"?
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The Androgynous look is FAR from manly, it's incredibly sexy, like seeing Angelina Jolie wear just an oversized white button down in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
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GET THE LOOK: The trick is having one thing about you that is still seen as feminine: smoky eyes, red lips, high heels or ankle boots, or skinny black pants with an oversized white button down and/or blazer

THE ESSENTIALS:

-BLACK BLAZER
Dream Item:
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Stella McCartney pinstripe blazer $1,365.00
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J.Crew Wool crepe Elliot jacket $218
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-WHITE BUTTON DOWN
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Gap Stretch fitted shirt $39.50
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-BLACK PANTS: SKINNY AND WIDE LEG
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CHEAP MONDAY Tight 32" Inseam in Black Overdye $65
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J.Crew Favorite-fit oxford suiting classic trouser $118
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-BLACK ANKLE BOOTS. Wear with tights and an oversized mans button down, sleeves rolled up, and a black miniskirt (if necessary)
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Steve Madden Survey ankle boots $138.56
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-OLSEN-ESQUE SANDALS
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nicole black leather sash heel $89
CLICK TO BUY

-SEXY MAKEUP
Nars Lipstick in "Fire down below"
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Urban Decay eyeshadow in "Oil Slick"
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-Hats
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Stetson Charleston $82
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Christys' Stingy brim Fedora - Bali Buntal Straw $70
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AS FOR LEATHER JACKETS, cheap, well-fitted versions are hard to come by and require a LOT of searching. I bought literally three leather jackets before I found the perfect one (from H&M!) So if you're willing to put up the money, treat yourself to a really great one by Mike & Chris
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Clark leather hoodie $916
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Otherwise I suggest searching in thrift stores, flea markets, and lower end stores and department stores for cheaper (but still well-made) versions.






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