On Friday I went to a Fun. concert. Like, the band Fun. And it was really fun. And all this fun talk is getting very confusing. Anyway, to the point: lead singer Nate Ruess put on a great show, and his look was on point: rolled skinny jeans, white oxfords, and a classic navy blazer. After the concert not only did I have “We Are Young” stuck in my head for the rest of the weekend (and possible the rest of my life), I was dying to steal Nate’s preppy/hipster style for myself. I’ll totally be rocking this look with a messy bun and hot pink lipstick. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
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I watched the ’80s classic “Better Off Dead” this weekend, and wow, hindsight really is 20/20. First off, it’s pretty clear that John Cusack’s character Lane Meyer is kind of an obsessive psycho when it comes to his girlfriend Beth. Um, hangers with her picture on them? Cuh-raaaaaazy. Second, Beth is pretty much a wet blanket, and it’s so obvious that Lane’s neighbor, exotically cool French foreign exchange student Monique, is a way better match. For one, she’s French. But also, she likes sports, and can fix a car, and can spot Lane’s major problem (that he gives up before even trying) from a mile away. Plus, her fashion is so, so good.
For most of the movie, she wears an oversized winter coat with a porkpie hat and a lot of boyish layers. Somehow it totally works, but we realize her look may not be for everyone, so we’ve updated the baggy boyish thing with some contemporary touches. Click through to see our interpretation. Keep reading »
On this day 35 years ago, the world lost the king of rock and roll. Elvis Presley’s tragic death at 42 shocked the nation and, as then-president Jimmy Carter made clear, irreparably changed the face of American pop culture. Elvis’s most celebrated tracks, not to mention his heartbreaking slow-motion fall from grace, may be seared into our collective memory, but let’s not forget the influence he had on fashion as well at the time — and I don’t just mean his jumpsuit phase. So without further ado, let’s garner some style inspiration from that old beloved hound dog (and with just a touch of help from Priscilla) …
Annie Lennox totally killed it during last night’s Olympic closing ceremony. The singer, who got her start as one half of The Eurythmics, performed a rousing, pirate-y rendition of her hit “Little Bird,” which stood out against the four (four!) Jessie J performances and Fat Boy Slim’s faux DJ-ing. We were reminded of Annie’s super original look, especially her standout style during her early years with The Eurythmics, and decided to try and copy her boyish look. After the jump, we give you our best go at Annie’s signature “Sweet Dreams” style, softened just a touch.
I’m not a big fan of summer camp. Probably because the one time I went to summer camp every other camper in my cabin got violently ill, I had to deflect projectile vomit with my sleeping bag, the counselors vaguely accused me of poisoning everyone, and–unrelated but just as tragic–my favorite soccer shorts got swept down the river, never to be seen again. Whether your camp memories are positive, negative, or nonexistent, it’s easy to appreciate the laid back style of this summer tradition. Get the camp-y look for yourself, after the jump! Keep reading »
It’s wedding season, which means it’s bachelorette party season, which means purchases of pink feather boas and penis-shaped accessories are skyrocketing. Whether you’re looking for some fashion ideas for the big night out or want to bring some of that flamboyant bachelorette style into your everyday wardrobe, we’re spotlighting six must-have pieces inspired by bachelorette party style. Check ‘em out, after the jump… Keep reading »
When you hear the word “tuxedo” you probably think of George Clooney at the Oscars and hedge fund managers sipping champagne at stuffy black tie events. But as you can see, there’s a whole different side to the tuxedo: it’s a fun, feminine style to try out this summer in the form of chic shorts, crisp jackets, and cheeky swimsuits. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
The term “cat lady” is often used to describe a dowdy spinster, but we’ve always considered it a compliment. Looks like the world is finally catching on, because cat ladies are actually having something of a fashion moment right now. Here are eight of our favorite cat-themed items to help you become a crazy-stylish cat lady. Check out shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
A few months ago I got the sudden urge to learn how to play golf, so I signed up for a community education course and we had our first class this past Saturday. Besides all the weird golf terms (frog hair?!), the most surprising thing I learned was that golf style is pretty amazing — in a plaid, pink, preppy, polo shirt-y kind of way. After the jump, check out five golf-inspired pieces that would look just as awesome on the street as they would on the fairway … Keep reading »
“The Avengers” smashed box office records this weekend, and who was responsible for most of the smashing in the film? The Incredible Hulk of course! Played by Mark Ruffalo, Hulk is temperamental, strangely lovable, and green. Very, very green. Click through for six gorgeous green pieces that are totally wearable whether or not you’re raging mad … Keep reading »