I get style inspiration from a lot of unexpected places, from cookbooks to fabric stores to the especially lovely shade of pink my neighbor’s head turns when he mows his lawn on hot afternoons. But even though I try to keep an open mind about the things that might inspire my wardrobe, I must admit I was genuinely surprised when I found myself admiring the heart print shirt Harry Styles wore to the premiere of the new One Direction movie, “This Is Us.” As I’ve mentioned before, I struggle mightily with the boy band generation gap and Harry’s trendy hair is usually too much for me to handle. Oh well, let’s check out a few heart-print pieces inspired by the stylish Mr. Styles, shall we? Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
We love “Orange Is The New Black” for a variety of reasons, chief among them, I can’t think of another television program that so authentically speaks in women’s voices, where women’s lives are so thoroughly explored and uncovered. Come to think of it, it’s hard, even, to think of another television show that features so many Very Real female characters at all.
In short, the show is great, and though I’m only 7 episodes in (no spoilers, please), I am fully committed to these ladies. So in the spirit of celebrating what a great show “Orange Is The New Black” is, I’ve created an outfit inspired by what’s worn inside the walls of Oswald State Penitentiary. Keep reading »
Not sure if you’ve caught wind of the barely mentioned, mostly overlooked news story that Duchess Kate is IN LABOR RIGHT NOW and the royal baby will be born ANY MINUTE. I couldn’t resist putting together a little collection of cute crown-themed products inspired by the birthday of the future king or queen of England. Because although I might be a commoner, I’m always down to add some royal bling to my jewelry box. Check out all the shopping details (and definitively non-royal price tags) after the jump! Keep reading »
I love the idea of doing a fashion post inspired by my dad because his complete and total disdain for fashion is one of the major reasons I became interested in it. My dad’s style outlook can be summed up as “function over fashion.” He chooses his outfits based on two factors: comfort, and strategic efficiency in the event of a zombie invasion. For this reason, most of his wardrobe consists of zip-off cargo pants, hiking boots, safari hats, and misanthropic message T-shirts. Can you see why I’m excited to turn him into an unlikely style icon? Get the classic “Winona’s Dad” look (venomous snake not included) for yourself after the jump! Keep reading »
In honor of Father’s Day, we thought it would be fun to draw some style inspiration from the most unlikely of sources: our dads. Our fathers’ lifestyles — and fashion senses — vary greatly, but one thing’s for sure: all our dads definitely have a look that’s all their own. Let’s kick things off with Rachel’s dad, a Connecticut-based currency trader whose style is summed up by his daughter as follows:
His signature look: black polo shirt (unbuttoned, chest hairs exposed), black jeans he’s had for 25 years, sandals (or UGG slippers, which he regularly wears out of the house), and some fancy ass watch set to a completely different time zone (for work purposes, I guess), expression of displeasure.
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Here at The Frisky, we’re celebrating Father’s Day in style by taking some unexpected fashion cues from our dads. First up was Amelia’s California dad’s amazing ’70s denim-on-denim look. Jessica’s New England-based dad is up next. Here’s how Jess described her computer programmer papa’s style:
“My dad wears shirts or pants with holes in them until we buy him new ones for Father’s Day or Christmas. Please note the ‘dad sweater’ and stylish ‘froggies’ on his glasses.”
While I have a hunch that Jessica’s dad is going to get a brand new pair of jeans this weekend, that doesn’t mean we can’t recreate his holey denim/slouchy sweater look for ourselves. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
My dad had a number of signature looks over the course of my childhood, aspects of which I did not and still do not think are cute, like the yellow tinted Lennon-glasses and the pair of Birkenstocks permanently on his feet (with socks in winter). (I did, however, always dig his vintage T-shirt collection.) But damn if I did not see this photo of my dad in the ’70s and think, Are my eyes deceiving me or is this a page from the most recent Madewell catalog? Chambray on denim? Clogs with a goddamn heel?! A leather waist purse?!?! I will be replicating this outfit exactly and now you can too. Keep reading »
Gloria Steinem is a feminist hero. She’s also a smokin’ hot babe with great style. Since today is her 79th birthday, we thought we’d celebrate not only her contributions to the feminist movement, but also her enduring look — her signature oversized glasses, short skirts and center-parted hair. We’ve attempted to help you get her mod squad look with a modicum of effort. Check out our style inspiration pieces after the jump!
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The 1993 Disney Halloween comedy “Hocus Pocus” is straight-up one of my favorite movies of all time. I assume everyone has seen it already, but if not, I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you — you just have to watch it, with or without the under-16 audience for which it’s intended. Halloween may be just around the corner, but I’m not spooked to admit that I seek to channel a little bit of “Hocus Pocus” every day of the year (it does star the future Carrie Bradshaw, after all). You can cop the hip witch look, too — just add chunky jewelry and black boots and go, no broomstick required. Keep reading »
Tuesday night I went to a special screening of Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan,” with a Q&A with the director and actor Chris Eigeman after. I forgot how much I loved this movie, which is an ode to all things prep and Upper East Side in the late ’80s. The characters are all having existential crises about what it means to be wealthy and privileged but bored, and they all deal with a “poor” Chelsea interloper by the name of Tom Townsend, a ginger-haired pseudo-socialist who challenges their position. Nothing much happens in the movie, but it does set the scene and set off the fascination with the privileged life of New York socialites, and probably in some ways helped set the scene and success for stuff like “Gossip Girls.” Anyway, the heroine of the film, if there’s any, is Audrey, a wisp of a richie girl whose innocence and beauty captures the imagination of Tom. She is the ultimate preppy chick, which is why we’ve decided to copy her style after the jump.
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