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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 »

Babydoll Dresses, Blue Eyeshadow & Other Trends We Miss

The Trends We Miss
The other day, I complimented my friend Becca on her dress and asked her where she got it. “Target, like, three years ago,” she sighed. “My heart hurts for Target three years ago. Everything was so cute and fit me perfectly.” We got to talking about other collections and trends that we still yearned for, even though they were long gone. For example, I totally loved it when every store was stocking leggings and tunics a couple years back–so comfy and flattering! And I really miss those light-up sneakers from the early ’90s, but that’s kind of a given. Click through to check out other Frisky staffers’ favorite styles of yesteryear, and please share your own long lost favorites in the comments…

Love It Or Leave It: The Midi Skirt

One of the biggest trends heading into this fall is the midi skirt. (Get it? Not maxi, not mini, but mid-length–took me a while to figure that one out.) These calf-length skirts feel delightfully retro–especially the swingy, pleated versions–and it’s always a bonus when a trend is work-appropriate. The problem? They can be tough to wear, especially for those of us who are vertically challenged. I’m 5’3 with short legs and on the rare occasion I find a midi skirt that actually hits at mid-calf (rather than dragging on the floor), it’s not particularly flattering. “Stumpy” is really the best way to put it. So what about you? Are you embracing the midi skirt or leaving it on the rack? [Shown: Pleated Midi Skirt, $190, ASOS]

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An Open Letter To Platform Shoes

Dear Platform Shoes,

I have an issue that I need to resolve with you, but I want to do it in a sensitive and productive way so I’m going to try to use “I-statements.” Did you ever learn about “I-statements,” Platforms? According to my 7th grade health textbook, you can solve any problem by simply filling in the blanks to this sentence: “When you _______, I feel _______.” Example: “When you borrow my favorite sweater without asking, I feel sad.” Or maybe “When you talk about Justin Bieber, I feel old.”

So here it is, Platforms: When you are the only type of shoe available at every shoe store, I feel cheated out of my inalienable right to a wide variety of heels… Keep reading »

“Owling” Is A Hoot!

Planking” … “cone-ing” … interweb trends move so quickly one can hardly keep up. The latest is “owling.” It’s exactly what it sounds like. You perch on something like an owl and try to look wise and bird-like. Fairly simple. This is exactly the kind of trend I can get into. I mean, I’ve been doing variations of “owling” for years, only I haven’t documented it. It’s usually been done in the interest of annoying my little brother. See above, me “owling” in the Frisky office. I enjoyed it a bit too much. Seriously, you should try it. [WOW] Keep reading »

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