Wearing a bright, bold shirt might be too much for some. But never fear, we’ve got three ways to wear that impulse purchase that’s been sitting in your closet, collecting dust. The key with any kind of bold shirt or blouse is to make sure that what you pair it with is fairly basic and plain. You don’t want to be competing with what you’re wearing, after all.
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Jeans are the keystone around which the rest of my wardrobe revolves. Sure, they’re not exactly trendy or adventurous, but they are definitely cool, comfortable, and the easiest thing to throw on in any given morning. The perfect pair can make you look like a supercharged version of yourself — taller, thinner, more stylish, even smarter! We may have left our printed jeans back in summer storage, but that doesn’t mean we’ve resigned ourselves to the faded old stalwarts: coated, or waxed, denim not only provides a sleek substitute to the black and blue variety, but the thicker, more substantial fabric makes it perfect for the cooler seasons upon us. We took the guesswork out of what to wear with your new favorite pair of jeans by putting together three different looks, after the jump … Keep reading »
Today’s 1 x 3 was inspired by Ami and Amelia. Both of them are able to pull off a chambray shirt with aplomb, and I’ve pretty much directly copid a couple of their looks for this lil’ feature. Chambray shirts are great because they can be dressed up or down, worn alone, or layered with simple tees. They can tone down overly girly outfits and add a little bit of edge to basically anything.
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On Friday, I got an email from a reader named Tyiesha. It simply said: “Where can I find these?” with the attached photo.
Well, Tyiesha, I looked high and low. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The bad news? I couldn’t find the exact shoes you’re looking for. I’m thinking they might be Alaia, which would make them prohibitively expensive anyway. But I did find three booties that closely approximate the shoes you’re really jonesing for. Check them out after the jump, and let us know what pair you picked! Keep reading »
Boots. They shouldn’t be that hard, right? But yet people make all kinds of sartorial mistakes when it comes to wearing ‘em. That’s why we’ve put together this celebrity-studded guide to good and bad ways to wear boots. Check it out and choose your footwear wisely.
Want to know how to get a leg up on looking super fashionable and trendy? Try a printed pant please! This trend, although not new, has continued throughout this fall/ winter and will keep going through Spring 2013, so you better get your print on! Geometric, flower, jacquard, and animal print pants can create both casual and dressy bold outfits that have that added punch that will have people turning heads… and believe me it will be in a good way.
I know what you are thinking, NO WAY! I have no idea how to make these pants look good, they will not be flattering on me, I will look like a clown, blah, blah, blah … But you are wrong! If you wear them properly and you heed my advice below, you will hit a whole new level of fashion-forward. Read more…
A casual gray sweatshirt is a can’t-be-without stalwart in any wardrobe, but we’re not talking the classic Champion men’s version anymore ― the old standby has been given a respectable high-end twist this season with softer, warmer textures and a more figure-flattering shape. Think of it as a sporty take on your favorite cashmere sweater: it can go upscale low-key with printed jeans, a crystal statement necklace, and flat boots, or even cocktail party-ready with a maxi skirt and turquoise earrings. Don’t believe me? See for yourself … Keep reading »
“My job is a bit unusual because I work in a large sports bar/ lounge at night. I handle all of the events in the space from birthdays, game watches, corporate happy hours and pretty much anything under the sun. I find myself in a wardrobe dilemma!! My hours are so random just like the events and I never know what to wear. The guys that work here just get to wear jeans and our bar t-shirts or sometimes they will wear button ups and jeans. I feel like I have to be dressed a little nicer because you never know when someone will drop by and want to plan a huge event! The other thing that makes it tricky is that I am often on my feet for long periods of time and we have 3 levels so heels aren’t the right footwear at all! Any advice?”
As someone who used to DJ a bunch, and has spent my fair share of time in and around bars, I feel your foot pain. There’s always flats, definitely. But have you considered a platform wedge? They’re actually a lot more comfortable than you might think — because having a platform means you’re not walking on as much of a heel as it first appears.
As for what to wear? Looking professional in a bar scene can be a challenge, but we think dark or black denim, or casual, comfortable dresses should do the trick. Check out our picks after the jump!
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“I just got a job that requires ‘business casual’ attire, but I have no idea how to make that look fashionable, so I either end up over-dressing or just wearing boring slacks and a button-down. I work in the recovery field with mostly men, so I also need to stay on the conservative side. The specifics: I am an hourglass size 10/12, I live in San Diego (so heavy winter options are unnecessary here), and I cannot wear jeans. Help!!” — Michelle
Ugh, business casual, such a nebulous, unclear concept, right? If it was really casual, you’d be able to wear sweatpants with impunity. And if it was really business, you could wear biz suits and not feel out of place. But alas, it is in the weird, stupid void in between. I feel your pain.
The key to dressing biz cash is finding the appropriate mesh of fabric and silhouette. You need to find items that are in textiles that are comfortable and wearable, and in shapes that are flattering. I think a few cotton or rayon A-line dresses could do the trick. Paired with a blazer and flats, and you’ll look professional and polished — but not too dressed up. Let me know what you think of these…
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You will never catch me in a jumpsuit. Never ever. Mostly because I like to know that I can get out of my clothes quickly if I really need to pee. But those are my priorities. Jumpsuits can be totally cute! We’ve got some handy rules for wearing a jumpsuit with aplomb.