I am a big gigantic proponent of only owning a simple, minimalistic set of high-quality shirts, pants, and dresses. It saves money in the long run, it’s versatile, it’s good for the environment, and it takes a lot of the guesswork, time, and agony out of getting dressed in the morning. My day-to-day wardrobe consists mostly of two pairs of black leggings, two pairs of jeans, and multiples of tank tops, T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts that I bought in a few neutral colors. Everything fits right, and everything matches everything. Voilà.
However, I’m also sensitive to the fact that women both are expected to adorn ourselves more prettily than that, and that many of us like to. I like to! I just don’t want to do it through my clothes anymore. The solution I’ve come up with is to buy interesting jewelry that’s bold enough to change the whole look of my outfit, making it appear as if I own more than basically four or five outfits. The great thing about it is that you don’t have to spend much money on it, and if you ever feel like getting rid of a piece, you can trade a friend for a different piece of jewelry. Frugality! Check out these inexpensive bracelets, necklaces, and body chains for inspiration.
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I have an ongoing obsession with Kourtney’s pregnancy style. Maybe it’s because I’m petite/curvy like her and like her fashion ideas for my body type, or maybe it’s just because she has super duper expensive clothes and thus looks way more chic than your average reality TV star. All I can say is that she looks adorable in her latest venture out shopping for baby clothes with her sister Khloe. Where do I get myself one of those half cardigan/half semi-jacket hybrid things she is wearing? How does she make a baby bump look so cute? How does she compel me to use the twee phrase “baby bump” without rolling my eyes? I must say, I also adore the way she and Khloe hold hands when the paparazzi hounds them. The sisters look much cuter walking side by side than Kourt and Lord Disick even on their best day. [Image via Fame/Flynet]
You know what they say, go big or go home. Y’all, I am SICK of wearing clothes that pinch my skin, “hug” my curves (more like strangle, amiright?) and are “figure-flattering” from head-to-toe. What does that even mean anyway? When I see clothing items described as “shrunken” my instinct is to run in the other direction.
I recently found an old photo of me from 11th grade, when I was really into wearing all oversized everything. It wasn’t a good look, but what is a good look is pairing oversized pieces with your more body-conscious pieces — the contrast in proportions is super chic and also gives you room to breathe. Here are 16 big, baggy, bad ass pieces I’m currently digging.
It’s pretty clear that just about all of us have an inner basic bitch, whether she’s hiding deep within our heart or on display right on the sleeve of our North Face fleece. So if we’re all a little bit basic, why is it something to be ridiculed? When rocked a certain way, “basic” sartorial choices can look really chic — and maybe that’s why they’re so popular in the first place. Plenty of celebs seem to feel the same way and have no problem putting a sexy, stylish twist on their ensembles of leggings, top knots, infinity scarves, yoga pants, ballet flats, North Face jackets, Uggs and Starbucks cups — and they look damn good doing it. Click through for a few celebs who are happy to prove that dressing like an alleged “basic” can be a winning choice.
It seems like everyone with a Netflix account and a pair of ovaries (and many people with neither) are rewatching “Gilmore Girls” this month, and I haven’t felt this much Stars Hollow togetherness since 2007! I’ve been in love with this show for years, and I’ll take any excuse to binge watch it. I just made it through the first season, and I’ve noticed a few things: 1) Most of the main characters were developed from the very beginning! 2) Luke and Lorelai need to get it together already, and 3) WTF were they wearing? Read more on The Gloss…