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Trend We Heart: Shop The Full Leather Skirt

Not since the days of “Pretty Woman” have leather skirts even crossed our minds. Perhaps Cher Horowitz has been the only girl since then to rock one with class. Because otherwise we can only think of Jersey-accented monsters or brain-dead girlfriends of rock gods wearing them. Yet, this ’90s classic has been making a comeback this fall and we like what we see. The garment seems to be fitting in well with the edgier looks on the shelves—you know, asymmetrical lines, lots of black, and a sort of androgynous, Helmut Lang aesthetic. We’re digging the traditional tight-and-straight cut, but what we’re particularly keen on are these leather skirts with more body. They don’t scream s-e-x as much as they do c-u-t-e … Keep reading »

Trendspotting: Fashion Spandex?

Spandex shapewear doesn’t have such a great rep, previously making appearances in bad ’80s music videos and being the culprit behind embarrassing hookup moments. But things might be turning around. DKNY is about to give the oh-so-trendy Spanx a run for its money by launching a new line of tummy-tucking underwear that is meant to be a bit cooler, thanks to neon pink and blue colors. Grazia has pointed out that maybe there’s a trend beginning here, since the presentation of Topshop‘s “Unique” collection was filled with workout-like looks—sports bra-like bandeau tops were paired with Spandex biker shorts under jean shorts. Keep reading »

Caught In A Swirl Of Confusion Over The Tie-Dye Denim Trend?

Did you just audibly gasp in horror upon seeing these tie-dye jeans? Us too. Are people seriously buying these? We knew the ’80s were back when acid wash denim started showing up on the butts of celebs, but this is taking things to a whole new level.

Neiman Marcus has been promoting these styles as the “trend to dye for” (oh har-har), and a few culprits are also being sold on RonHerman.com and Shopbop. Surprisingly, the designs are produced by some of our favorite denim brands—Current/Elliot, J Brand, James. The scary thing about tie-dye denim is that it’s almost, almost something you might change your mind about if you saw Kate Moss rocking it the right way. (Let’s hope she doesn’t.)

What do you think? [NeimanMarcus.com, Shopbop.com] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Erin Fetherston Not A Fan of Pantslessness

“I really believe in people not forgetting their pants.”

—Designer Erin Fetherston talking about her dislike for the ever-more-popular pantsless trend. We see she has no issues with models going braless though. [The Cut]
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Male Nail Polish Paints The Town Red In Berlin

Gone are the days of Marilyn Manson‘s goth-rock and black lacquered nails (we would hope). But apparently nail polish for dudes is experiencing a European revival in a much more colorful way. Makeup line Uslu Airlines has come out with a manicure product branded for men in participation with Berlin DJs and urban culture figures. The colors gracing the men’s hands are baby blue, metallic purple, and silver. Keep reading »

Pre-Dirtied Shoes: Genius or Going Too Far?

Just when we thought the pre-owned, pre-roughed-up trend had run its distressing (ha) course, we happened upon “pre-dirtied” sneakers from shoe gurus Golden Goose. Essentially, their new line of sneaks are white and come with existing scuffs and grime—just as if you (lightly) wore them kicking around town for a few weeks. Now, I get why no one would want a pair of glaringly white shoes, but c’mon, isn’t this taking the “broken-in” trend a bit too far? (Apparently, most people don’t agree with me — the shoes are sold the eff out.) Not sure how much they cost but Golden Goose shoes are super expensive, so … crazy, right? [Inventorspot] Keep reading »

How To Style A Faux Hawk

Despite rumors to the contrary, mohawks are not “soon to be everywhere.” Unattractive, perpetually over-gelled and a staple mostly reserved for those who are trying too hard, it’s simply not a hairstyle that we see gaining too much traction any time soon, New York Magazine. But while the thought of the masses cropping their locks into that woefully misguided style makes us feel like gagging in advance, we are willing to make a concession for: the lady faux hawk.

You see, though it does technically copycat the mohawk in its singular focus on one protruding hair ridge down the center of the head, it does so with much more class and dignity. Plus, if you decide you’re sick of playing the badass, you can easily wash it out the next day. We’ll show you how to master our beloved faux hawk after the jump. Keep reading »

How To Wear Denim Shorts Without Looking Schlubby

Elle UK has huge trend news for you: Everyone is wearing denim shorts right now! Umm, yeah, because it’s summer. And people wear denim shorts pretty much every summer. Know what else people do with denim shorts on an annual basis? Look terrible in them. Too often, the styling is off and they’re either too wannabe sexy (with pointy pumps and a corset, for example, blech) or the thought process seems to be “Hell, this is denim, who cares if I look homeless?” Well, we care. So we’re going to help you get denim shorts right. Keep reading »

Designer Shopping Bags As Totes: The Ultimate In Label Whoring?

After a few weeks of lusting over it, I’ve finally decided to acknowledge that this Valentino bag will not be mine. Even though my computer would look so cute in there and I’m a relatively nice person. Grr. But even during my points of deepest obsession, a Valentino shopping bag never seemed like a reasonable substitute. I get the idea behind carrying designer shopping bags: looking like you can shop at stores that would really eat an entire month’s paycheck in one go. But I don’t get the allure.

The New York Times just wrote about this designer shopping bag “trend” sweeping Japan and focused mostly on the adorable aspects. Like a teenage girl who says carrying a bag from a popular designer store reminds her of the fun times she has shopping. On the other hand, could it also be the ultimate form of label whoring, more intense in its desperation level than carrying fakes? Keep reading »

The New Must-Have Summer Accessory for Guys: Potbellies?

If the New York Times says “it’s hip to be round,” it must be true. According to the paper of record, it is officially cool for dudes to “rock a potbelly.” I’ve always been a secret fan of a well-rounded pot, and I’ve seen several of these burgeoning guts this summer with my own eyes, jiggling in all of their glory around the hip streets of Brooklyn, New York. I mean, who am I to judge? I’m rocking my own little “hot pot.” The day potbellies become trendy for the ladies is the day that pigs fly. But, seriously, why are our dudes getting porky? The hilarious theories after the jump. Keep reading »

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