I’m really into the over-the-knee socks trend. I think they look super cute under boots, layered over tights, leggings, or bare legs. They’re flattering, sexy, and warm — a rare trifecta that’s been especially appreciated in this awful cold weather we’ve been having. I had been wistfully admiring this look on other women for awhile, but I was hesitant to try it myself. As someone with, umm, ample thighs, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to find over-the-knee socks that didn’t pinch or create a wool sausage effect. Then I ordered a pair of EG Smith over-the-knee socks from Sock Dreams, and now I’m rarely ever not wearing them. I had to take a moment to share the love with y’all, because these socks are THAT good. Keep reading »
Here at The Frisky, we hate the phrase “I can’t wear that,” because honestly, no matter the trend or your body type, there’s always a way to make a style work for you. In our new feature “I Can’t Wear That (Or Can I?),” we’ll talk about subtle tweaks and tips that make any trend — from crop trops to neon orange — accessible to all. Yes, really! First up, stylish sneakers for non-models:
I really, really love the sneakers-with-stylish-outfits trend, but as a short, curvy lady, I’m worried that on me it will look more “frumpy soccer mom” than “cool, off-duty model.” Is there a way for me to rock my bright sneakers without making people wonder if I just forgot to pack my regular flats in my gym bag? Can I really pull this off?
Girl, you totally can. While model types might be able to throw on sneaks, sweats, and sunglasses, and get photographed by The Sartorialist, we non-models just have to work a bit harder to ensure our sneakers look purposeful instead of lazy. Here are a few guidelines: Keep reading »
Well, the results are in, and it turns out that men hate pretty much all of this year’s biggest trends: high-waisted pants, sneakers, short hair, makeup, body autonomy, etc. How are we supposed to dress ourselves in the face of such ire and confusion from the opposite sex? YouTube Goddess Tadelesmith is here to solve the mystery! [YouTube]
I bought a pair of faux leather pants a couple months ago, but I haven’t worn them much because I can’t figure out exactly how to wear them. They’re not a super skinny jeggings style, so they look a bit off with baggy tops and tunics, but tight tops don’t look right either. Enter Julianne Hough for some style inspiration: I love how she cuffed up her leather pants and paired them with boyish oxfords and a simple sweater. Totally recreating this look for myself. Here’s how: Keep reading »
Goodbye, Emerald Green. Hello, Radiant Orchid! The Pantone Color Institute has announced its new color for 2014. This year’s hue is described as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.” Hey, sounds good to us. We rounded up 11 Radiant Orchid pieces — clothing, shoes, accessories, and makeup — to help you get a jump on 2014. Click through to add some radiance to your closet!
Lily Allen is back with a new song, a questionable music video, and her signature funky/feminine style. I’m pretty in love with this dusty pink coat, and pairing it with leopard print pumps is a fun, Lily-esque choice that totally works. Want to steal her look for yourself? Get all the pieces (for around $100 or less!) after the jump… Keep reading »
Cobalt blue is one of those trends (and by “one of those trends” I mean “all trends”) that come back around every few years, but I always get particularly excited when fashion magazines start being like, “Have you heard of this really pretty color called cobalt blue?” because cobalt blue happens to be my favorite color. And luckily, this fall is yet another season of cobalt. Pair this bold blue with black, cream, khaki, and other neutrals, or play with more unexpected combinations like hot pink or deep red. However you wear it, here are 10 cobalt pieces to bring a bit of this fabulous trend into your fall wardrobe…
One of the items shown above is a pair of petite faux leather overalls from ASOS. The other is a pair of men’s rubber chest waders from Amazon. Can you tell which is which? I’m still trying to figure it out…
I’m very intrigued by the new wave of accessories that has cropped up specifically to cater to teenage hipsters attending music festivals (I’m looking at you, giant floral crowns and crocheted bikini tops). Fanciful garters and other thigh decorations meant to be paired with super short shorts are another trend in this category. Pretty sure this pentagram garter, for example, was created to cater to the mysterious, slightly goth breed of festival girl. I’m not sure if I should be more concerned about the fact that a pentagram is a meaningful religious symbol that should probably not just be wrapped around your thigh “because it looks cool,” or because the tan lines from this thing would be pretty horrific. I think I’m gonna go with the tan lines. [$22, Karmaloop]
I scoped out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the weekend, and one trend definitely stood out to me: So. Much. Faux. Leather. I’m not complaining! I love the look of leather, but I really love faux leather because it’s more affordable and more humane than genuine leather. Want to add this sexy trend to your fall wardrobe? I rounded up 10 of my favorite faux leather pieces from the Nordstrom sale, including sexy leather-esque pants in plus, petite, and regular sizes. Click through to shop the trend, but shop fast — these prices are only good til August 5th!