Zina Charkoplia

Zina Charkoplia
Wednesday, August, 08, 2012 Spend a few minutes browsing Zina Charkoplia's thoughtfully curated style blog, Fashionvibe (each page features one flawless outfit after another), and you'll quickly see that for this Barcelona-based beauty, being stylish is not just a hobby, it's a way of life. Not one to shy away from offbeat patterns, striking color combinations, and the season's hard-to-tackle trends, Charkoplia's ensembles are a consistent reminder that her on-point sartorial sensibilities are every bit as lively and interesting as her beautiful Spanish surroundings. And for that, we can't think of a more deserving person for this month's Style Stalker spotlight, which is why it truly excites us to share seven of Charkoplia's best looks with you today!

On The Streets
Charkoplia has given us plenty of reasons to sing her praises over the last few months, but what really stands out about this tastemaker is her ability to translate the season's biggest trends into a series of brilliantly executed looks. For example, while the task of combining a peplum top, tropical-print pants, and gold metallic oxfords may sound tricky to some, Charkoplia does it with ease, creating a very desirable and effortlessly cool outfit. The same result occurred when she polished a floral romper with an oversized white moto vest, and cleverly teamed pretty pastel hues via a mint-striped button-up and sherbet orange trousers. In addition to her remarkable clothing choices, Charkoplia's accessories are consistently spot-on too. From her hot pink bedazzled shades to her covetable collection of pouch clutches, there's no denying Charkoplia has an incredible eye for intriguing little touches.

Read on for the scoop on all of Charkoplia's featured outfits, as well as a plethora of similar essentials. Plus, don't miss our exclusive interview with this month's stalkee, where she reveals her favorite places to shop and her closet go-tos!--Jessica Baker

Get Her Look
Polish a floral romper with a crisp white motorcycle vest.
Coosy vest; Zara jumpsuit; Balenciaga bag; Topshop boots; Uterque sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Shoshanna Elizabeth Floral Romper ($330); Forever 21 Ditsy Floral Print Romper ($20); Topshop Moto Oversized Sleeveless Biker Jacket ($90).

Transition your cutoffs from summer to fall with black accents, like a sheer button-up and ankle boots.
Levi's shorts; Zara jacket, shirt, clutch and boots; Suiteblanco necklace; vintage sunglasses
Similar Essentials: Equipment Signature Sleeveless Blouse ($188); Vera Moda Pearl Collar Tipped Shirt ($41); MangoSuede Ankle Boots ($110); Ecote Suede Alexandra Ankle Boots ($49).

Mix cotton-candy shades for a bold and sweet daytime look.
Blanco shirt; H&M pants; Zara clutch and shoes; Emporio Armani sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Equipment Signature Blouse ($208); Lucca Couture Open Back Button Down ($54) Rage & BoneMalin Cropped Cotton-Blend Skinny Pants ($290); A.L.C. Danny Cotton Pants ($195).

Accentuate a lively print with a bright cuff and statement earrings.
Marni for H&M blouse, pants, cuff, and earrings.
Similar Essentials: Baublebar Enamel Plaid Cuff ($38); Tory Burch Wood Splice Resin Cuff ($102); Dannijo Valerija Earrings ($348); Anthropologie Glinting Columns Earrings ($158).

Try a dress with a drop-waist and swingy skirt for an ultra-feminine result.
H&M dress and shoes; Trussardi clutch; Emporio Armani sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Three Floor Sundae Dress ($187); Susana Monaco Andrea Babydoll Dress ($185).

Style a peplum top with tropical-print pants and metallic shoes for a playful, trend-focused look.
H&M top; Suiteblanco pants; Balenciaga bag; Zara shoes; Emporio Armani sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: ASOS Top with Peplumc ($36); Dee & Ray Peplum Top ($49); TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Skinny Jeans ($340) in Tropical Floral Print; Theory Floral-Print Slim Pants ($200); KORS Michael Kors Cornfield Oxfords ($250); Boden Casual Leather Plimsolls ($78) in Pale Gold Metallic.

Take your outfit from understated to statement-making with a pair of bright shades.
Uterque blazer; H&M jeans; Friis & Company clutch; Zara wedges; Uterque sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Matthew Williamson Round Sunglasses ($369); Kate Spade New York Franca Cat Eye Sunglasses ($128); Topshop Bright Jelly Sunglasses ($32).

Q&A with Zina Charkoplia
Please describe your personal style in two sentences or less. Chameleonic, casual-chic, and sometimes rebellious-inspired by my travels around the world.

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day style?
As a stylist I need to be comfy during the day, but that doesn't mean I don't wear heels or eccentric outfits. I wouldn't say that there is a lot of "street style" inspiration in my city, but where I work there are a lot of stylish people. Due to the fact that Barcelona is a hot-weather city and very sunny, it inspires me to wear more floral clothing with bright colors and bright accessories.

List some of your favorite current trends and why you appreciate them/how you are wearing them.
At the moment, I'm obsessed with prints, especially floral and animal prints. I also like studs, military trends in khaki shades, neon, powerful accessories, metallic qualities such as gold and silver, leather details on clothes, and furs for the new season.

Who are some of your style icons and why?
Kate Moss is an eternal inspiration to me, not only because of the way she dresses, but because of the effortless elegance she transmits.

Name one go-to piece in your closet and why.
My Balenciaga bag is one of the items I wear the most. It is very stylish and easily paired with things.

What are some of your favorite places to shop?
I'm not going to lie, I love Zara. It's the store I love the most. I also love Topshop and Uterqüe.

What are some of your fashion sites/blogs?
Stockholm Street Style
The Sartorialist

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