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How To Shop For Midi & Maxi Skirts/Dresses As A Petite Girl

I may be a tad biased, but I feel like conventional fashion wisdom leaves petite girls like myself with very few sartorial options for summer comfiness. To make clothes look proportional instead of swimming in too-long dresses, short ladies are advised to show hella leg and whip out the wedges and heels, which is all well and good, but sometimes I just want a little functionality on a hot day. Lounging in the park, wandering around a new city on vacation, or attending a family barbecue is not much fun when you’re paranoid about flashing everyone in your short skirt or tripping in your heels and being catapulted through the air. As much as I believe in dressing to highlight your shape, I also think rules are dumb and hate being told that I “can’t” wear long skirts I could actually move in because of my height. Guys, we can all wear whatever we want! I’ll never look like Gisele in a maxi dress, but sometimes it’s worth it to get to spend a day without worrying about my skirt riding up. Fellow shorties, here are some tips for picking out maxi skirts and those ever-mystifying midi skirts as a petite woman. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Edgy Pairs Of Front-Back Earrings

Ever since Emma Watson showed up to the Golden Globes in January wearing Dior’s asymmetrical double pearl earrings, I’ve been dying to find a similar pair of front-back earrings. Basically, front-back earrings are when the back of the earring — what would normally be a boring post — is actually a decorative part of the earring. Many of them mimic the look of tunnel earrings without the stretched out piercing hole. Sometimes front-back earrings are even two pairs of earrings in one. When I went to Paris in May, I stumbled upon a little jewelry shop that was selling a pair similar to but decidedly more affordable than the Dior earrings, but the smaller pearls could also be worn separately as plain ol’ studs. So cool! Click through for 10 pairs of front-back earrings I’m totally loving…

Happy Bastille Day: 15 Items You Need To Dress Like A French Fashion Icon

Happy Bastille Day, aka French National Day, aka a day in which I do two things with even more gusto than usual — eat cheese and covet the effortless French style of such icons as Francoise Hardy, Clemence Poesy and Jean Seberg. If capturing that cool French way of dressing is your M.O., here are the 15 French fashion icon-approved items you need in order to do just that.

12 DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Summer Sandals

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Guys, I live for sandal season. — they’re the next best thing to going completely barefoot. While I typically rock flip-flops the minute the temperatures hit 65 degrees, I’m excited about all the DIY possibilities sandals offer. Now, you’re not going to want to take a hot glue gun to your Lanvin flat sandals of course, but if you’ve got a cheap pair of rubber flip-flops or ankle strap flats, or a desire to update last year’s gladiator sandals, here are some easy DIYs to try!

6 Frisky Staffers, 3 Customized Looks From EShakti

When custom clothing company eShakti reached out to us here at The Frisky and told us about their customizable garments, we knew we had to give them a whirl. Since we’re a group of gals made up of all different shapes and sizes, we thought it would be cool to pair up with our body type opposites and each choose an outfit to customize; we paired up Katie and Amelia, Jessica and Winona, and Sophie and Claire. Not only can you send eShakti custom measurements for a perfect fit, but you can personalize your look by selecting outfit details—type of neckline, sleeve preference, length and more. So was eShakti able to dress us all in flattering clothing that fit? You be the judge.

One Pair Of Short Overalls, Four Ways To Wear Them This Summer

Short overalls! Overall shorts! Shorteralls! Whatever you call them, these babies — last seen during the ’90s — are hot shit for summer. Here are four ways to wear them…

Must Haves: 15 Pairs Of Metallic Shoes For Every Occasion

Metallic shoes match everything, so why limit yourself to just one pair? From sneakers and flip flops to heels and flats, we have a shoe for every outfit.

Fashion Math: Polka Dots + Stripes + Checks

Happy Thursday, students! It’s time for an advanced lesson in print mixing, brought to you by professional do-nothing Olivia Palermo. I was so inspired by Olivia’s daring decision to combine three prints in one outfit that I just had to do a little Fashion Math of my own. Here are six ways to wear stripes, checks/plaids and polka dots — at the same time…

Hi/Lo: Flat Sandals For Summer

I’m sad. After years of depending on J. Crew’s Capri flip-flop as my go-to summer sandal, the company went and broke what was already perfect by pushing out a new version with slightly thicker straps and this weird supportive thingy on the heel. The difference between the old and new versions is marginal but noticeable and just decidedly not the same. As a creature of habit, this is upsetting. Don’t fuck with my summer shoe game, J. Crew! I guess this means I’m in the market for a new summer sandal, but where to start? I know! With absurdly expensive designer pairs and their affordable alternatives!

Want: Art Socks With Famous Paintings On Them

I’d have to get creative to figure out where I would actually wear these socks, but that’s no matter. The Sock Drawer’s fun line of art socks includes the work of artists like Da Vinci, Botticelli, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. Can wearing paintings on your ankles make you more creative via osmosis? [Miss Moss via Vogue] [Image via David Kitz for Vogue]

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