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Would You Keep Your Legs Cool In A Pair Of Sheer Pants?

The other day, while walking down the street, I noticed (without trying) that the woman in front of me was wearing shorts sheer enough that her undies were completely visible. The shorts were so transparent there was absolutely no mistaking she knew what she was showing the world. Sheer clothes are big for summer, and translucent bottoms seems to be a bit of a trend, as Refinery29 noted at least seven companies that offer sheer pants. I guess if you’re going to wear pants during the summer, gauzy is the way to go. But what do you do about underwear — put it on display? What do you think about these practically transparent pants? [Refinery29] Keep reading »

Give Katy Perry’s Purple Eyeshadow A Try

It’s hard to ignore the hideous ’80s images that flash before our eyes when we think of purple eyeshadow, but a recent uptick in celebs pulling off the look has forced us to re-consider our fear of the stuff. Katy Perry may look a little bit like a pretty bobblehead doll in this picture but her shimmery purple shadow definitely isn’t to blame; her eye makeup is gorgeous. Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and a handful of other classy ladies have tried out the look, too, all with great success. After studying their triumphant purple eyeshadow usage, we came up with a few universal tips for trying out plum-colored eye makeup. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Japanese Prime Minister’s ’80s Fashion Gaffe Launches Ironic Trend (And It Costs $500!)

How fashion works today: 1) Something hilarious and slightly outlandish goes viral on the internet. 2) We have a few laughs and say, You can’t be serious. 3) Someone decides the style is “edgy” or “ironic” (or worse, doesn’t see the problem to begin with), and it becomes a trend. 4) More horribly dressed people in the world. Someone makes a profit.

That’s what happened with the heinous shirt Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama wore not too long ago. We, along with most of the other cyber commentators out there, assumed that Mr. Hatoyama had just gotten dressed in 1984 and never changed his outfit. Someone even said, “Walmart wouldn’t even take it.”

Turns out, the Japanese politico might just be a sneaky style genius … Keep reading »

The Great Silly Bandz School Ban

In our childhoods, it was Pogs, Tamagotchis, and snap bracelets. And maybe grown-ups didn’t like them, but we never got them taken away. Today’s youth is on a new trend kick with a company called Silly Bandz, which manufactures rubber band bracelets. (Man, we feel out of touch.) The colorful accessories are popular with the kiddies because they’re cheap at about $5 a pack, and make for fun trading with classmates. However, Silly Bandz are apparently terrorizing schools, reports Time. Keep reading »

No Wedding Ring On Your Finger? Try A Special Divorce Or Single Gal Ring Instead

Even if you’re unmarried, you can “put a ring on it” yourself, according to an article in The New York Times. While the paper won’t call it a full-fledged trend, several companies, like D Jewelry Co., now offer divorce rings, and a few others sell rings that celebrate your singlehood. (There’s even something called the Ah ring — the A stands for “available” and the H for “happy.” Barf. Keep reading »

DIY Demeulemeester Headwear

The bloggers over at Monoxious have truly outdone themselves with this DIY version of Ann Demeulemeester’s zipper headgear. The project requires some sewing skills, but if you’ve got that down, you’re already halfway there. Check out the instructions and consider this an option next time you’re feeling dramatic. [Monoxious via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

So That’s Why Patricia Field Loves Clover Necklaces

As the stylist for “Sex and the City,” Patricia Field has the chance to share her eclectic style with the world through Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha, creating trends and obsessions for women all over the world. A perfect example is the infatuation with nameplate necklaces, which, pre-Carrie, were seen as slightly trashy, but quickly became a fan favorite when SJP wore them. With the upcoming sequel, the fashion stylist has been hard at work, mixing variations of Halston creations in with a few of her own current favorites. Recently, Pat shared her thoughts about which trends “Sex and the City 2″ would inspire, one of which is a four-leaf clover necklace that Carrie wears in a few scenes. Pat Field is capitalizing off the trend she’s sure to create and designed a clover necklace for her Payless line. So, if you decide not to purchase the $56 to $72 clover necklace from Pat’s store, you can have a charm like Carrie’s for a more reasonable $12.99 from Payless. [PR Newswire] Keep reading »

3-D Glasses Get Fashionable

The way we live now: thanks to 3-D video games, porn, and movies (“Avatar,” say whaaa?) coming back from the retro grave, the dorky glasses that go with them have already been co-opted by the masses. Those flimsy blue and red specs of yesterday are no longer, and now there’s a host of high-design companies manufacturing 3-D fashion glasses. Above, the selection from Look 3D, which makes slick frames, some vintage-inspired, others girl-ed out with bubbly pink and purple hues. Geeks everywhere are outraged. [Kotaku.com] Keep reading »

The Deep Tan Is Officially Not Back

A recent blog post by Elle UK tells us that the deep tan is back. All we can say is ohgodno and pray that this doesn’t give an army of Snooki wannabes sanction to bronze until they’re black. So we have a proposition: Before you sit in the sun for weeks straight, or whip out the über-dark spray tan, take a moment to consider how much “tan” your skin can really handle. If you’re of the naturally olive persuasion, the answer may very well be “a lot,” and we’re ready to support you through the process of getting there. If, however, you tend more towards the pale and fair, consider a lighter hand in your bronzing, trendiness be damned. All we ask is that you think for yourself when it comes to artificially bronzing. Keep reading »

Are We All Slowly Starting To Dress Like 8-Year-Olds?

Is fashion slowly regressing? Right now, it’s all about the ’90s floral patterns and Kelly Kapowski-esque Keds. We’ve even spotted a few skorts here and there. Now one of the latest products to hit American Apparel stores are frilly lace socks. Remember these? We wore these in the third grade, usually to birthday parties with some black patent leather flats. To be fair, the look is already kind of on track with the whole socks-and-heels trend. So wait and watch for it—frilly socks and shiny flats. (And baby barrettes perhaps?)

What do you think of these socks? Too kid-like? Or crazy cute? [American Apparel] Keep reading »

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