Monday, June 8, 2015

Style Crush, Style Staples #BIRTHDAYGIRL Edition: Kate Upton

Happy Birthday Kate Upton! Today is the day that the "instal-model" celebrates her 23rd birthday and what a wonderful 23 years it has been! The social media model has made her mark in the world of modelling having been featured in Sports Illustrated several times - most famously in the Antarctica pictorial in which she wrote a puffer jacket with a fur trimmed hoodie and in 2012 was included on Maxim's Hot 100 List. Miss Upton also has some high-fashion cred and has been featured on the cover of Vogue Italia, French ELLE, CR Fashion Book, British Vogue, Sunday Times Style, Vanity Fair and Vogue. The All-American model has also been a GUESS girl and been included in campaigns for Express, Beach Bunny Swimwear, cosmetics company Bobbi Brown and most recently the Game of War. In between modelling, the busy Gemini has found time to film movies and has appeared in Tower Heist, The Three Stooges and The Other Woman.

While attending photo shoots, film sets and red carpet premieres, the famous model has maintained a style that is classic and adaptable for a hectic lifestyle. Kate's wardrobe sticks to a colour palette that is neutral think summer whites, soft greys, basic black and classic tan. She keeps her accessories simple often carrying the Celine Luggage Tote, simple clutches and wearing minimal jewelry pieces. Being the curvaceous woman that she is Kate sticks to fashion pieces that flatter her figure such as blazers that give the appearance of a cinched-in waist and pointy-toe heels that elongate her legs.

Scroll down below to see more of Miss Upton's style staples - white blazers, white jeans, V-Neck dresses, skinny pants with loose blouses and, large lapels.

1) White Blazers
If you haven't heard it already, white is the colour of summer and Kate knows that as well since one of her style staples is none other than white blazers. Blazers are an excellent piece to have in any wardrobe as they elevate daily wardrobe essentials such as a basic T and jeans or a cute romper to sophisticated status. Kate exemplifies the value of having a blazer in your wardrobe by throwing one on for a red carpet event and sporting one as she walks down the street.

2) White Jeans
Kate Upton and I seem to be on the same style wavelength as she is wearing white jeans! As Kate knows white jeans are the new go-to jeans for the summer and can be worn with a myriad of colours. Here we see Kate pair white jeans with a black embroidered sweater and deep blue handbag and above she pairs her distressed white jeans with a lace blouse and bright blue heels. Like the white blazer, again Kate takes a wardrobe style staple and wears it both at a high profile event and at the airport. 

3) V-Neck Dresses
Kate with her hourglass figure sticks to dresses that tastefully highlight her curves which in this case are dresses with V-Necks and ruched fabric. If you are top heavy, a v-neck is very flattering and ruched fabric hugs your curves without clinging to your body while accentuating all of the right places. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Kate sticks to what works for her which is why we see her in not one but two V-Neck ruched dresses one in black and one in red.

4) Skinny Pants and Loose Blouses
Sometimes putting the together the right outfit is a balancing act which is why I recommend wearing a loose blouse with fitted bottoms or shorts. Kate seems to think so too. By pairing a loose blouse with fitted skinny pants, Kate creates a flattering and balanced silhouette that highlights her long, lean model stems and flatters her large chest. The black and tan colour palette is timeless and keeps the focus on her medium-length blonde hair and bright smile.

5) Large Lapels 
A large lapel may not be something that stands out when you are picking up a new jacket but those two pieces make a large impact by giving a coat character and an extra dose of style. As we see in the above photographs, Kate knows the power of a lapel. In her grey coat, the lapels make her overall look daytime fall chic and in her leather jacket, the lapels make her jacket crazy cool.

What do you think of this Birthday Girl's style? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

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