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Fashion Objection! Lawyers Get A Lesson In What Not To Wear

If lawyers had half the fashion enthusiasm of Elle Woods, they might actually stand a chance of being liked. (Or at least, they’d remain one of the world’s most hated groups, but look good enduring it.) Because the Chicago Bar Association considers poor legal style such an issue, the organization hosted a fashion show called “What Not to Wear” where law students presented themselves before a panel of judges for evaluation of their court room style. Some of the critiques were harsh and biting, which isn’t surprising. Some objections: “The interview world is no place for a cheap, ugly tie,” “I shouldn’t know anything about your underwear… bra straps are meant to be hidden, and “Khakis were invented for men who can’t match clothes.” Amen to that.

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Forever 21 Lookbook Styling: Confusing, Terrifying

Big, mainstream brands like J.Crew and Target have done an exceptional job turning their images around with the help of artful styling. In the case of the former, Jenna Lyons and a team of hip stylists create the kind of frothy tableaus you see here and lookbooks to compete with any high-fashion brand, and the latter gets the job done thanks to collaborations with “it” designers like Rodarte. Forever 21 has evolved into a more sophisticated brand as well, attracting plenty of over-21s who want to buy into their sweet, oh-so-sweetly priced trendy goods. We love ‘em! But when it comes to the professional styling game, it looks like this season at least, they have failed. No really. FAIL. [Nitrolicious]

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Does Talking Fashion On A Date Weird You Out?

I’m into beta males—artists, nerds, intellectuals—so I’m fairly used to a guy with metrosexual tendencies. True, I like and appreciate a well-dressed boy with style, but I tend to assume that his real knowledge of fashion doesn’t go past “nice shoes,” and “your t*ts look good in that top.” So when I’m on a date, and we get to the “what do you do?” part, and I respond, “I’m a writer, I mainly write about fashion and style,” I expect that he won’t probe too much more. Yet, lately on my dates, I’ve been blown away by some of the fashion speak men have thrown out. Keep reading »

Paris Wears Her Greens, All Of Them

We considered putting this photo of Paris Hilton on The Fashion Peacekeepers, but, honestly, it was really, really hard to think of anything positive to say about this curious ensemble. (Bonus points for matching sneakers to leather handbag? Um.) So, uh, we’re just gonna let it be. [Beverly Hills, 4/13/10] Keep reading »

The Gladiator Jelly: What Happens When Trends Mate

Listen up, kids. There’s a reason we hound you about using protection. This is what happens when two trendy styles mate recklessly: bastard offspring. Say hello to Topshop‘s gladiator jelly sandal, a lonely fashion that will likely never find its place in the world due to identity crisis issues.

What do you say? Could you adopt a pair of gladiator jellies? Or think it should be one or the other? [Topshop] Keep reading »

Can Socks With Heels Ever Be A Fashion “Do”?

You’ve seen the style blogger girls show off their very best poses while gazing down at their socks and heels combo. (Ahem, Rumi Neely.) You’ve even contemplated digging through your closet for the perfect pair of socks to test-drive in your own city. But for whatever reason — cowardice, fear of being ridiculed, or my own excuse, which is just plain laziness — this is one look perhaps you have yet to try. Since spring is finally here, it’s time for that to change and Bruno Frisoni agrees, as the brand just launched a pair of platform pumps complete with removable socks. Now, I’m not suggesting that you go out and purchase these specific shoes, because, let’s be honest, the look can be achieved for much less money. I’m just saying, I think it’s time to try the socked look. And I’ll be the first one to admit I’m going to attempt this combination come Saturday afternoon. [Style.com] Keep reading »

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