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 »
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…
You know how it is — you get all excited about a dress, but then it sits in your closet and basically rots while you figure out how to wear it. This happens to me all the time. But never fear, we’ve got a plan to help you make the most out of what you’ve got. I like to buy rather basic dresses, so they can be worn fancy or casual, depending on your mood and desires. And for this experiment, I’ve picked a pretty plain A-line blue dress (blue is the new black, after all). Keep reading »
I was having a conversation with one of my girlfriends the other day and she mentioned how she loves motorcycle boots, but has no idea how to incorporate them into her current wardrobe. I’ve heard this a lot in the past couple months, so I figured I’d share with you the easy ways you can incorporate this awesome flat boot into a variety of your looks.
Motorcycle boots have a tendency to come off a bit tough (think Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), but they’re really much more versatile and easy to wear.
Want proof? Check out these three totally different ways to rock this “hardcore” style using Steve Madden’s Tarnney Boots. Read more…
It’s time to be honest with ourselves and with our closets — Fall is here. Time to put away those barely-there slipdresses and airy tanks, and make room for an arsenal of cozy wear-everyday sweaters. And, if you’re like us, you’ve probably had most of these layering lifesavers stored away somewhere dark and out of sight. Translation? You’re now having to deal with mothballs and pillings. In effect, we’re making the seasonal switchover way easier for everyone involved, and here’s how: know your fibers, invest in the power of Woolite, and stay far, far away from the dryer. For more tips and tricks on sweater-care etiquette (ones that will save you from the daily evils of wear and tear), just keep reading…
Ami was satisfied with the spring looks I helped her put together, so she asked me back into her closet for fall. Sadly, she’ll have to put her hot denim, bell bottom romper away for the time being and bust out her booties because halter top weather is officially over.
The focus of our session for fall was how to work the few new pieces she purchased into her existing wardrobe in a way that was edgy and unique, but still wearable. Last season she livened things up, now she wants to push the fashion envelope a bit farther … but without venturing into Lady Gaga territory. I advised her to pick out a few statement pieces and buy at least one piece that she loved, but didn’t think she could wear. Keeping all this in mind, click through to check out the outfits I came up with.
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Fake glasses or spectacles are the easiest fashion fix there is. Yesterday, after three meetings before 11 a.m. my fake specs came to the rescue when I dashed over to NYFW in the afternoon. Out of the door at 7:30 a.m. meant my hair was limp and clothes creased, but I felt brainy, busy and bright in my glasses. Looking round at the shows too, my guess is I am not the only one faking it.
Earlier this year, my optician made up some Hackett black-rimmed glasses for me — with clear lenses. They are similar to, but larger than my prescription readers and I love them. All through my last year at high school I wore a pair of glasses I had lied to my optician to get. They gave me a terrible headache, but looked great. Now, when I feel like being anonymous but it’s too dark for sunglasses, on go my fakes. Read more …
Though the internet has revolutionized research and class help, I spend most of my time at school damning the evolution of technology. During a 12-page paper, I’m not looking up how Disney has changed in the last 30 years (Journalism class problems), but rather what food I can look up yet never end up making. Seems productive, right? As boring as the web can seem at times (is this only me..?), tit always sucks you in with plenty of procrastination opportunities. Here are the 10 best websites to lose yourself in. Check ‘em out!
Do you have an extra $118? Buy some jeans! Oh, you don’t? Let’s cry together. This store is so unrealistic, yet so nice to look at. Online window shopping at its worst. Read more …
Summer is just around the corner! Hair removal season has begun! In our “Getting Smooth Survival Guide,” we’ll be testing out various ways to defuzz your body parts, if defuzzing is something you choose to do. (No judgement if you’re happily rocking body hair. Do you, girl.)
I started shaving when I was 11. I’m from eastern European stock. We’re hairy. Anyhow, my mom gave me a basic lesson. Water, shaving cream, razor, try not to cut yourself. That was it. I guess I thought I’d get better at it, according to the Outliers principle. Nope. More than 20 years have passed and I still manage to leave my house each day with hairy kneecaps and little red bumps. How? “Silky smooth” is still an elusive concept to me. Maybe others of you have the same problem. In my mind, the rest of womankind has figured the whole shaving thing out and I’m the last woman denied entry to the silky smooth club. But, like anything that I intend to get better at, all that’s required is hard work and perseverance. I’m not sure how I can work harder at shaving, but I have asked around, trolled the interweb, and rounded up a few tips and tricks that will make shaving easier for me (and maybe you). Please, don’t make fun of me if you already knew these things. It just means you are a shaving goddesses. I bow down to you and your silky smooth legs. Keep reading »