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Style 911: Find Me An Affordable Black Jumpsuit

black jumpsuit under 50

“Maybe The Frisky can do a piece on where to find an affordable black jumpsuit. Love the one in your day-to-night guide but it’s a bit out of my price range!” — Brittany

Never fear, Brittany! You asked for it, and you got it: black jumpers at every price point. No matter whether you’ve got $30 or $300, there’s a jumper for you. Promise. We’ve searched high and low and found nine jumpers that cost less than $150. We hope you like!

Under $50

1. Asos Petite Mesh Front Jumpsuit, $47.99
2. NY Collection Black Jumpsuit, $42.99
3. Need Supply Co. Windowpane Jumpsuit, $34.99

Click through for six more awesome options.

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Day to Night Outfits
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6 Party Dresses To Flatter Your Favorite Feature

party dresses to flatter every body part

Look at you! You’re so hot! You have great shoulders/legs/boobs and you should show ‘em off. We’ve found dresses that flatter every friggin’ shape, no matter whether you think you’ve got a bangin’ behind or a super jacked and strong arms. Because why not show off your best self when you’re out on the town? Keep reading »

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Day-To-Night: 3 Outfits To Take You From The Office To The Club

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Day To Night: Outfits To Take You From The Office To The Club

If you’re anything like us, you find it nearly impossible to leave work, come home and go back out again. Once we get in the vicinity of our couches, the idea of leaving the house to do anything — even the most fun thing — seems unlikely. Which is why it’s imperative that we find outfits that can seamlessly take us from day to evening — without requiring a stop off at home (the social life kiss of death). Check out three day-to-night outfit ideas, after the jump! Keep reading »

Frisky Life Coach: Everything You Need For A Great First Date

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First dates can be great, but you’ve gotta make sure you’re in the right headspace, and armed with the right style tools, to make the most of ‘em. Never fear: the Frisky Life Coach team has everything you need to totally ace a first date, and have a great time doing it. Remember, this stuff is supposed to be fun, right?

That’s why we’ve thought of everything — from hair, to makeup, to what to wear and how to psyche yourself up to hang out with someone new. (Plus, how to gracefully escape if your date is a walking, talking No Fun Zone.) Click on through for our helpful guide.

Got a special event or life milestone you’d like some help with? Drop us a line!

Wear This, Not That: What To Put On To Go To Class

When you’re in college, it’s easy to forget that it’s not perfectly acceptable to wear your pajamas everywhere. People are doing it, so it must be okay, right?

Wrong. So, so, wrong.

You’re a semi-adult. Get your life together and put on a regular pair of pants, with an actual waist. College classes do count as “out in public.”

Case in point: For the love of “Dawson’s Creek,” don’t go to class in the clothes you wore last night. They’re going to smell like smoke, booze or (likely) something worse. Not a good look. So choose something like, say, this TSL Tahari dress  ($67), not the faux leather dress you wore to the club last night.

Click onward for seven more fashion rules to follow when you’re headed to class…

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What To Do If You Hate The Way Your Partner Dresses

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Yeah, they're kind of "Hobbit"-esque, but we love them anyway. Read More »
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what to do if you hate the way your partner dresses

You hate the way the dude or lady you’re seeing dresses. Why the orange tie with the brown shirt and the “wacky” jacket? Why the blue pants with a purple-striped windbreaker? Why so much glitter? What do you do? Well, I’d first advise you do nothing. As in, keep your mouth shut and just enjoy them for their other sparkling qualities: their smile, their wit, the way they sex you all night long. But if you are unable to let their ugly T-shirt collection go, well, let me give you some advice.

I am lucky, because my boyfriend is a hair model. Just kidding! I’m lucky, because my boyfriend works for a major men’s clothing brand and is always dressed like he just came from a 1920s garden party (which okay, is a little weird). But I’ve dated plenty of dudes whose entire wardrobes should have been fire-bombed. Like, for real.

There’s a right and a wrong way to go about trying to tweak your partner’s style. Again, I’d advise that you use kid gloves when it comes to this stuff because even the dude you think puts zero thought into his jorts and Dr. Who shirt ensemble can get mighty upset when his aesthetics are questioned. But if you must…

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So What Do You Wear To A Rave, Anyway?

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rave wear

I was never much of a raver. I was too busy getting moody and sullen with my punk music and my whiny indie rock to ever delve too deeply into the rave scene. But even I couldn’t escape the rave fashion of the ’90s; I once bought a horrible synthetic fabric maxi skirt from Philly’s resident tacky rave wear shop, Agent Aloha.  The image of women in ’90s rave culture, was curious: Women were somewhat sexualized––the standard outfit was oversized, crazy-big pants paired with a baby T and sneakers––but also infantilized, particularly within the candy raver scene, where sucking on pacifiers was de riguer. So I guess … sexy babies? Ecstasy was the drug of choice back then. I did it once and had a great time, but then woke up the next day feeling like I was going to die. I didn’t die (obvs), but I did realize that people who have weird serotonin issues probably shouldn’t fuck around with MDMA.

In any case. Keep reading »

One Chambray Blouse, Three Ways

chambray shirt three ways to wear it

We fell in love with this Land’s End chambray top while looking for cool scoop-neck shirts. It looks so summery and light — the perfect alternative to the typical button-down chambray shirt. Chambray is basically perfect. Think about it: You wear your jeans with everything, right? And chambray’s just a softer variation on denim, so you can wear it all the damn time. After the jump, three looks that pair perfectly with this cute lil’ chambray shirt. Keep reading »

Jessica's Style Challenge
nautical style challenge
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Amelia’s Style Challenge: Three Summer Pants Outfits For Under $300

amelia style challenge

You know how it’s so annoying the way some people refer to a pair of pants as a “pant”? Well, sorry to say, I have become one of those people. I say this, because Amelia recently came to me asking for advice on how to expand her pant selection in the summer months. After all, it’s not so comfortable wearing skinny jeans in 90 degree heat, now is it? Amelia was looking for something soft and flowy, silky and comfortable — and, of course, reflective of her preppy-meets-downtown style.

1. Asos Tapered Pants, $59.40
2. Elizabeth and James Trent Paisley Pants $79
3. Yumi Kim Tania Pants, $68
4. GoMax Calantha Sandal, $44.95
5. Swell Jordan Everyday Woven Tank, $24.50
6. GAP Bleecker Striped Tank, $22.95

After the jump, see how I put it all together, and how you can create three totally awesome outfits for under $300, from top to toe.

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Megan's Style Challenge
Megan Midi Skirts
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Megan’s Style Challenge: More Midi Skirts, Please

Megan Midi Skirts

The Frisky’s promotions editor Megan is so cute — and she’s always rockin’ adorbs skirts. The other day, she came in wearing an ikat print skirt that she’d hand-altered because it was too long. Skirts, said Megan, are never the right length. She wanted me to help her find a few midi-length skirts (those are skirts that fall below the knees but above the calf) that could be worn all year long — and she had a budget of $100 per outfit. Good thing personal shopping is pretty much my favorite thing to do. I was able to find her a slew of great items–and all on the cheap, too.

1. ASOS Sleeveless MidiDress with Pleated Skirt and Belt, $54.30
2. Pieces Mille Chunky Chain Short Necklace, $30.55
3. ASOS Aztec Skirt, $61.09
4. Ann Taylor Boatneck Tee, $28
5. Dorothy Perkins Blue Polka Dot Midi Skirt, $44
6. Express Lace Shoulder V-Neck, $16.14
7. Soulmates Draped Lace Jacket, $39.00
8. Trotters Sandals, $25.50

Click through to see how I put ‘em together for around $300. Keep reading »

Ami's Style Challenge
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The Midi Skirt
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