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Shopping Guide: Show Off Your Leopard Spots

Sizzling, sexy, sophisticated — all these words describe leopard print. Surprisingly, this pattern is easy to wear because it acts as a neutral yet also makes an impact. If you’re looking to spice up leopard print even more, then pick a garment in dazzling red. Either way, you’ll be hot, hot, hot in leopard spots!

How To Wear: Shorts In Cold Weather

Wearing shorts in the middle of the fall or winter can be a little tricky for some. But I’m here to tell you that it’s really as easy as wearing a skirt or dress during the colder months. All you have to remember are a few simple rules, for lack of a better word. First, and this is a biggie, you have to create a continuous line of color from the shorts to your legs or your legs to your shoes or from shoes to legs to shorts. Also, wear something that skims the body on top to avoid any boxiness. It can be a fitted top, sweater, or even a jacket that highlights the waist. In addition, if you’re going for a light pair of shorts, then balance out the color while making it season appropriate with a darker neutral. But in this instance, if you choose black then don’t also add in gray and brown or vice versa. See these rules in practice with the two shorts for cold weather looks I put together. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Obsessed With Vests

When I was a child, there were three things that defined my style — big earrings, hats, and vests. Big earrings and hats are style preferences that not everyone shares, but I’m going to argue that everyone needs a vest or two. For one, they’re excellent for layering this time of year, but won’t be too hot when the temperature warms during the day. And vests show that you’re more adventurous than simply choosing a jacket or cardigan as a cover-up. Here are nine of our favorite knit, tunic-length, drape-y, and menswear-inspired vests.

How To Wear: No Sweating Knit Sweatpants

We’re all about being cozy and toasty this autumn, so we’re coveting a pair of knit sweatpants. Surprisingly, these pants aren’t as difficult to wear as you’d think. Thinking of knit sweatpants as simply relax-fit slim pants is the first step. Then you just add other items that make you comfortable and pull the whole look together. Layering other quintessential fall wear, like a plaid shirt over a long-sleeve T-shirt, will complement the relaxed feel of the pants for casual weekend wear. Pick a pair of space-dyed knit pants and you’re on your way to an unconventional tuxedo. Simply add a pretty blouse, a clutch, and shoes and you’ll be ready for a special dinner out. Take a look at the casual and dressy outfits we put together for inspiration. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Cozy, Comfortable Corduroy

Whether thin, medium, or wide wale, you just can’t beat the cozy and comfortable quality of corduroy. But we’re not ones to sacrifice style for comfort, so we’ve culled the essential corduroy pieces that will enhance stylish wardrobes, while ensuring that the wearer stays cozy throughout the day.

Shopping Guide: 10 Colorful High-Heel & Flat Ankle Boots

Shh, we’re going to let you in on a secret … It’s OK to recycle your black, brown, and beige boots from last fall and winter if you like them. OK, so now that you’re covered on the neutral footwear front, we’d like you to take a look at these colorful high-heel and flat ankle boots. They’re an easy way to transition from fall to winter, will add some color to your look, and fight the gray day blues.

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