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3 Ways To Wear It: Classic Black Shorts

A pair of simple, well-tailored cuffed black shorts is one of the most versatile garments in the game. They can be dressed up, dressed down, worn with tanks and breezy blouses in the summer and tights and sweaters in the winter. Looking for some styling inspiration? Check out our outfit ideas to take your black… More »


Style Inspiration: Team USA Women’s Gymnastics

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: we looooove our women’s gymnastics team! Gabby, McKayla, Jordyn, Kyla, and Aly [So many Ys! — Editor] put on an amazing show and took home a stack of well-deserved gold medals for their efforts (I totally cried when Aly landed the final combination in her floor routine–did… More »


Style Inspiration: Selina Kyle In “The Dark Knight Rises”

I wasn’t sure about Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), but after seeing “The Dark Knight Rises” this weekend, I am totally on board. Anne’s Selina was brilliant, strong, complex, and clever–the perfect match for Batman as both an enemy and a love interest. Not to mention the fact that Selina Kyle has maaaaad… More »


Style Inspiration Taken From 4 Very Famous Literary Leading Ladies

Movies may offer you your favorite characters served up live on the big screen, but books allow your imagination to run wild. Sure, they describe details of appearance, and mannerism, and style of dress, but it’s up to you to fill in the blanks. The film versions are often disappointing when they don’t live up… More »


Unlikely Style Inspiration: Summer Camp

I’m not a big fan of summer camp. Probably because the one time I went to summer camp every other camper in my cabin got violently ill, I had to deflect projectile vomit with my sleeping bag, the counselors vaguely accused me of poisoning everyone, and–unrelated but just as tragic–my favorite soccer shorts got swept… More »


Unlikely Style Inspiration: Bachelorette Parties

It’s wedding season, which means it’s bachelorette party season, which means purchases of pink feather boas and penis-shaped accessories are skyrocketing. Whether you’re looking for some fashion ideas for the big night out or want to bring some of that flamboyant bachelorette style into your everyday wardrobe, we’re spotlighting six must-have pieces inspired by bachelorette… More »


Style Inspiration: Keira Knightley As Anna Karenina

Confession: I have never read Anna Karenina. Is that, like, a weird thing? Has everybody read it except me? If that’s the case, then don’t spoil the whole thing for me quite yet, because the trailer for the new film adaptation just came out and I am feeling it. I love period films, high society,… More »


Summer Style Inspiration: Nancy Sinatra

The moment I saw this photo of Nancy Sinatra with thick black eyeliner and an entire bouquet of flowers in her hair, I knew I had found my summer style inspiration. It might be too hot to wear her signature thigh-high boots, but the rest of Nancy’s famous flower child look is perfect for beach… More »


Style Inspiration: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor has long been on our style inspiration radar, but her memory is more alive than ever now what with that trainwreck Lindsay Lohan depicting her in a très highbrow Lifetime film. The horror! Elizabeth (who actually loathed being called Liz) was, unlike Lindsay, shambolic in the best way possible, the hottest mess that… More »


Style Inspiration: Tuxedos, Redefined

When you hear the word “tuxedo” you probably think of George Clooney at the Oscars and hedge fund managers sipping champagne at stuffy black tie events. But as you can see, there’s a whole different side to the tuxedo: it’s a fun, feminine style to try out this summer in the form of chic shorts,… More »


Unlikely Style Inspiration: Cat Ladies

The term “cat lady” is often used to describe a dowdy spinster, but we’ve always considered it a compliment. Looks like the world is finally catching on, because cat ladies are actually having something of a fashion moment right now. Here are eight of our favorite cat-themed items to help you become a crazy-stylish cat… More »


Vintage Style Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot At Cannes Film Festival

As the world’s longest-running and most prestigious film festival, Cannes has a lot of history behind it. Since the exclusive gathering was first established in 1946, the picturesque coastal town situated on the French Riviera has seen the most illustrious names in cinema walk its shores. Like its younger incarnations (Sundance, Tribeca, et al.), the… More »


Mother’s Day Style Inspiration Board: Gillian Darmody

As far as mothers go, Gillian Darmody isn’t the best, but she’s certainly the most manipulative. This gangster moll was just a teenager when she was impregnated by the biggest political boss in the sordid snow-globe world of Prohibition-era Atlantic City. Fast forward twenty-five years and she’s the matriarch responsible for Jimmy Darmody, who is… More »


Mother’s Day Style Inspiration Board: Lucille Bluth

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to put together some style inspiration boards that pay homage to our favorite fashionable moms from pop culture. And who better to kick things off than the winking, manipulating, martini-swilling, Motherboy-winning matriarch Lucille Bluth? Check out how to get her WASP-y style for yourself, after… More »


Vintage Style Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot

It’s easy to see why Brigitte Bardot was a style icon: she was a sex symbol, a trendsetter, and her outfits from the ’60s and ’70s still look fresh today. I’ve always loved this photo of her in cropped polka-dot pants, a simple white tank, and ballet flats. It’s so fresh and summery, and easy… More »


Style Inspiration: Katniss Everdeen, The Girl Who Was On Fire

The main character in The Hunger Games is a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen. She has a fiery personality, and, thanks to a creative stylist, a fiery wardrobe to match. To celebrate the rapidly approaching  release of “The Hunger Games” movie, here are some Katniss-inspired pieces both realistic and ridiculous ($1000 flaming Prada shoes, anyone?). Get… More »


Style Inspiration: New York Right Now

I’d never been to NYC before my trip last week (ridiculous, I know!), and I loved every New York minute of it, from the pizza and the crazy cab drivers to the Diptyque sample sale and even the bedbug scare. Whenever I travel, I love checking out the style of each city, and since New… More »


One Dress, Two Ways: Madewell’s Stucco Stripe Dress

Yesterday, Julie and I wore the same dress to work. We both own Madewell’s Stucco Stripe Dress — mine is the “tobacco” color, while she has it in blue and white — but, as you can see, we style it in completely different ways. How to get both looks, after the jump! … More »


Valentine’s Day Style Inspiration: Hearts And Ruffles And Reds, Oh My!

Love is in the air. Why not dress accordingly? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to deck yourself out in heart print sweaters, flirty dresses, and gorgeous shades of red. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces. Shopping details after the jump! … More »


Style Inspiration: Sherlock Holmes

Have you guys been watching “Sherlock,” the modern-day Sherlock Holmes series on the BBC? I just started watching last week and it is, like, shockingly awesome. (Sherlockingly awesome? No. Sorry. Nevermind.) The popularity of this show combined with the recent RDJ/Jude Law movie means general Sherlock hysteria has taken over the world, and I am… More »