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Oscar Style Inspiration: Pretty Peplums

Tina Fey and Michelle Williams were two of the best dressed stars at the Academy Awards, and what did their gorgeous gowns have in common? Peplums! What’s a peplum, you ask? It’s a flared piece of fabric that creates an exaggerated hourglass shape. Peplums are super trendy right now and popping up on everything from blouses to dresses to skirts. Here are seven of our favorite peplum pieces that will look just as amazing in real life as they do on the red carpet…

5 Current Trends Charles Darwin Would Probably Be Into

I think about a lot of things when I get dressed in the morning. I consider the pros and cons of shapewear. I come up with brilliant comebacks that would have been useful 3 years ago. I realize that I kind of miss the Macarena dance. And the other day I found myself thinking, I wonder if Charles Darwin would like my outfit? Instead of psychoanalyzing my need for approval from the father of evolution, I thought I’d make a list of modern day trends that Mr. Darwin might be into. So here we go…

Love ‘Em Or Leave ‘Em: Boat Shoes?

When I started seeing boat shoes in stores and fashion editorials I thought they were awesome — comfortable, versatile, with a laid back preppy vibe — but I quickly found out that not everyone shared the sentiment. My boyfriend, for example, who, upon seeing a photo, said, “I guess if you really like them, I could learn to like them too.” And my friend Katelyn, who was a bit more direct: when I picked up a pair while we were out shopping she grabbed them out of my hand and said, “Winona, seriously, you cannot buy these shoes.” I asked her why and she replied, “Because they’re ugly.” So, what do you guys think? Are you rocking boat shoes or wishing this trend would hurry up and sink? [Sperry Top-Sider Slip-Ons, $80]

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Don’t Sit On This iPhone

We’ve seen a lot of creative iPhone cases, but this one, DIY-ed by the creative ladies at BleachBlack, wins the prize for most…dangerous looking. Not only is it fashion-forward, it looks like it could be quite effective as a weapon. Anyone who dares to mess with you risks getting a face full of iPhone, and man, that wouldn’t be pretty. Keep reading »

Love ‘Em Or Leave ‘Em: Capes

Capes are one of my favorite trends for fall. They’re so chic and dramatic–I love how they look paired with a casual outfit (t-shirt and jeans, anyone?) or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels for a glamorous 40s throwback. The only problem? They’re a bit difficult to pull off. I tried one on yesterday at Banana Republic, for example, and I kind of looked like a khaki version of Gregor the beetle from The Metamorphosis. I showed it to my friend Kyle and he was like, “I don’t get it. Where are the sleeves? Is it just, like, a piece of fabric sitting on your shoulders?” Very helpful, as always. So, what do you think of the cape trend? Will you be wearing one this fall? [Via Spiga Cape, $138, Nordstrom Keep reading »

Huh? Long-Sleeve Shirts As Skirts?

We’re all for multi-functional fashion, but this new trend that one of our favorite street style sites, Chictopia, is advocating makes us scratch our heads. According to the site, the blogosphere is going crazy for long-sleeve shirts transformed into skirts without any sewing. The collar becomes the waistband, and the sleeves are tied around the waist. There’s power in taking style risks — one special look can get a style geek on the fashion icon list in a heartbeat. But it seems counterproductive to make a shirt-as-skirt look avant garde, instead of thrown on, which seems to be the trend’s very point. Check out a few more examples of the look in practice, after the jump… [Chictopia] Keep reading »

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