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Shopping Guide: ‘Tis The Season For Plaid

It’s that time of year when the air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and we’re mad for plaid. Few patterns evoke the autumn season like plaid and we’re determined to stay chic with these 12 perfectly patterned fashions.

Shopping Guide: Searching For An Affordable Little Leather Jacket

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Why I'll never get rid of my hand-me-down leather jacket. Read More »

A couple years ago, I wrote a love letter of sorts to my hand-me-down leather jacket. But sadly, my little leather jacket and I are breaking up. Why? Well my too-wide shoulders have pushed a wedge between us. So now I’m on a hunt for a new love because everyone needs an LLJ. Whether faux or real, a little leather jacket is an excellent layering piece when the seasons change, and can elevate the look of simple jeans and T-shirt. So during my first search for an affordable LLJ, I stuck with a price of $250 or less and found 12 leather jackets that got my style juices flowing … maybe you’ll fall in love with one too!

Shopping Guide: Suiting Up

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Nowadays, it’s quite easy to marry style with professionalism in a business suit. You only need to look for expensive-looking fabrics and unusual details, like oversized buttons or bright colors. It also helps to know your own style. For example, if you tend to wear skinny jeans in your casual life, then pick a slim-cut pair of suit pants. And if you prefer a skirt suit, keep the length work-appropriate, but also take the opportunity to show off a bitchin’ pair of heels or boots. Simply think of your suit as a canvas to display your personality and your professionalism. Wearing a suit isn’t required at The Frisky, but we’d happily wear one of these 10 power suits.

Shopping Guide: 9 Gorgeous Moss Green Pieces

Earlier this week, Kate, Ami and I were waiting for our orders in front of our favorite falafel truck when we spotted a girl in the above green halter top dress. The lovely mossy green color was striking, especially paired with a brown leather belt and boots. The dress, $158 from Anthropologie, felt appropriately fall-like but still retained a sexy edge. And the color! The color was absolutely stunning. We liked it so much that I thought I’d search for other great pieces of mossy green goodness. Check out what I found!

Shopping Guide: 7 Coats That Are Actually Waterproof For Reals

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Even though I grew up in Oregon, where the unofficial state motto is, “We’re always wet!” I’m not sure I have ever bought a truly waterproof jacket. I gravitate toward coats that look like they should be waterproof (my Gap anorak, for example), only to have them soak through and disintegrate in the lightest drizzle, like so many papier-mache art projects on the way to the school bus. A recent downpour in London made me realize that it’s time to get serious. I’m over being wet and cold and miserable, so I’ve rounded up some seriously waterproof jacket options. Not water-resistant. Not water-repellent. Waterproof. They may not be the cutest coats you’ve ever seen, but they will do their job diligently. Read on if you’d like to stay dry this fall…

Shopping Guide: 10 Rad Red Looks

If there’s two things I learned from Sunday night’s Emmy Awards it’s that apparently everyone loves “Modern Family” and I guess I should start watching it. And! Ladies love them some red dresses! Red was the major color of the night, so we’ve put together a collection of some of or favorite red looks. Red carpet not included.

Shopping Guide: 10 Perfect Plum Pieces

Now that the temperature’s dropping, we’re craving winter-y colors, too. Plum appeals because it’s a romantic, sort of sexy take on purple. After the jump, 10 plummy pieces to fall for this fall.

Shopping Guide: 10 Cool Chartreuse Pieces

A heady combination of yellow and green, the color chartreuse was named after the French liqueur of the same name. It’s not the easiest color to pull off, but we love how dynamic and cheerful it is. Check out 10 must-have chartreuse pieces after the jump!

Shopping Guide: 10 Wardrobe-Transforming Pullover Sweaters

Shopping Guide: 10 Wardrobe-Transforming Pullover Sweaters
Let’s face it, when we think of sweaters, cardigans automatically come to mind — this is the era of extreme layering after all. But having lived in an open-stitch pullover sweater all summer, I’ve realized how one can transform a wardrobe. Not only are they easy to take on and off, but they also go with practically everything, including cropped pants and pencil skirts a la Joan Holloway of “Mad Men.” Since pullover sweaters simplify a look, choose one that has a bit of embellishment, pattern, intricate stitching, or color to kick up the panache-factor without the heavy use of accessories. I wouldn’t recommend ditching all your cardigans this fall, but maybe one of these 10 wardrobe-transforming pullover sweaters will get some heavy rotation in your style life.

Shopping Guide: 10 Rockin’ Royal Blue Looks

We’re having a royal blue moment. The color is so fiercely cheerful, you can’t help but be in a good mood while wearing it. Get into it! Ten great royal blue items after the jump!

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