We, much like the rest of the even vaguely fashion-y world, are rather obsessed with thigh high boots for fall. (And speaking from experience — I got my first pair of thigh highs two years ago — I can tell you they’re as bitchin’ in real life as they are on the runway.) The thing is, all that gloriousness can be a little challenging to reign in. And when it’s not correctly executed, you will look like a hooker. (Think Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.”) Because we love you and want to help you avoid being propositioned by dirty old men in bars, check out our tips for styling thigh high boots. Keep reading »
The “fashion comeback” has been on our brains lately, what with the Charles Jourdan revival, the resurfacing of the peasant blouse, sheer tops and the onslaught of ’80s-inspired styles that came to a head with Marc Jacobs‘ Fall ’09 collection (pictured), and that’s just to mention a few. However, Guardian writer Paul Cocozza says we might have everything all wrong. “Fashion doesn’t really do comebacks,” he writes. “It just never properly says goodbye.” Ooohhh, deep!
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When I walked into Intermix the other day, I was happy to see some fall merch already on the shelves. (Best/most exciting shopping season!) Nestled in among the racks, however, were peasant tops. Lots of them, just like this girly Elizabeth & James blouse. Looks like this trend has officially resurfaced. You’ll also find lots of flowy tops right now on Shopbop.com by labels like Patterson J. Kincaid, Joie, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Rebecca Taylor. While several of those designers have put out California-style looks in the past, it would seem that they’re really returning to draped shapes, flower patterns, and a boho aesthetic that reaches less for hippie than it does Euro-chic.
So what do you think? Wish peasant tops would return to the trend graveyard? Or think they should be a wardrobe staple? Keep reading »
When the harem pant trend came along this spring, many were reluctant to jump on the baggy-bottomed train. And with good reason—why go all gypsy-ass when you know people are going to stare at you, or think you’re smuggling produce or drugs in your crotch region?
True, true, the garment is one tricky trend. But, there are some wonderful things about them, too. Consider the following, and you may find yourself having a big old pants party before you know it. Keep reading »
Once we discovered Fashematics, the blog that shows where fashion comes from through equations, we began to see the logic behind it everywhere in our style research, as in, “Huh, funny, that dress kind of looks like an apple and Jerry Seinfeld at the same time!”
Today’s find: Givenchy rainboots + Anzevino & Florence tie leggings = Lacoste/Zaha Hadid for Colette spiral boots? [HighSnobette, 80spurple.com, Colette.fr] Keep reading »
This summer staple is enjoying newfound attention from designers who have created fun new accessories inspired by shades. Our favorite so far are from A’N'D, which sells Wrist Shade Bracelets, bangles cut from sunglass lenses. Their Grey Neckshade Necklace (above), also features nearly a dozen charms which look like broken shades. (Log on to Creature Comforts to find these pieces on sale right now.) While you’re at it, log on to Odd and Even NYC, which sells amazing vintage-inspired shades by designer Samantha Smikle. Her Double Chain Faced Shades, $20, are connected to a gold chain link, which means you can wear them as a necklace or in the traditional style of over your eyes to protect your peepers from the sun. So old school!
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Getting the so-hot-right-now menswear trend right without literally looking like a cross-dresser can be hard. Too often we try to master slouchy and just end up baggy, (a la Katie Holmes bf jeans misfire). Here’s how to rock it and still look like a chick. A really hot chick. Keep reading »
In what must surely be the slowest of news days, the Daily Mail brings us an article today shedding light on the “disturbing” trend of girls kissing girls. Perhaps you’ve heard of this before? According to the article, same-sex kisses among teen girls has practically become a rite of passage ever since that shared kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV Video Awards. “More than anything, the kiss gave the veneer of acceptance to what would previously have been considered unacceptably risque public behavior, and made a particular type of lipstick lesbianism almost fashionable.” Funny, I went to college years before that infamous kiss and girl-on-girl smoochin’ was “an almost fashionable rite of passage” back then. Keep reading »
There seems to be a prevailing notion that shorts–even dressy ones–can just be thrown on and everything will be alright. I mean, they’re shorts, they’re easy, right? Wrong, bitches. Dressy shorts, when handled incorrectly, will leave you looking effed up. Lest you, lovely readers, should leave the house in black silk shorts, a tee and Chucks, we’ll show you how to get it right. Keep reading »
Patterns like stripes and tie-dye may dominate clothing racks these days, but according to trend spotting website Trendspot.com, mildew fabrics are bubbling up. In recent years, blown-up images resembling mold and mildew have made their way onto clothes by Marni, Emma Cook, and Jil Sander, among others. Isn’t it amazing how something really disgusting, i.e., the green mold that forms on expired bread, can create something so beautiful? [Infomat] Keep reading »