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The Only Knitwear Guide You'll Need This Season

As temperatures start to drop, our wardrobes require more than a little makeover. Now is that slightly mournful time of year, when we bid a temporary adieu to our dresses and lightweight tops in favour of those life-saving knitwear pieces that promise to make winter far more bearable – and considerably more stylish. Sourced straight from our favourite style geniuses, here are five essential pieces you need to see you through the next few months. Reminiscent of the sweater you stole from his clo

5 Fashion Trends That Sprang From Latin Roots

A glance through the racks at nearly any women’s boutique reveals dozens of dresses accented with striking embroidery. It’s a testament to the rich character of Old World Latin styles, particularly the intricately embroidered, floor-length dresses worn by indigenous Mexican women. Modern styles nod to the past with their impressive workmanship, often in the form of an exquisite floral or vine pattern on a shorter-length dress or an airy tunic. Chances are, you’ve spotted bare shoulders for sever

Best Party Clutches for the Holidays (and Beyond)

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a dust bag (or two) filled with ghosts of evening bags past. Most were inexpensive impulse buys, a little sparkle here, a little color there, apropos of nothing really. A couple were purchased based on their “vintage vibe” alone. If we had a truly great clutch, it was merely a cosmic accident. Enough’s enough! A girl’s gotta grow up sometime and start being strategic about her “wow” pieces. When it comes to catching the eye (and compliments), the party clu

20 Best Holiday Party Dresses for Women

You’ve never been one to pass up a good party dress. From red carpet stunners to gala show-stoppers, there’s never a dearth of pretty party dresses — and certainly never a shortage of reasons to snag one or two for your wardrobe. Perfect for the holiday season and beyond, these party-perfect dresses run the gamut from glam to glitzy. There’s something for everyone in this luxe mix. Here are 25 styles you’ll want to show off year round.

DIY: How to Stretch Shoes That Are Too Tight

We’ve all been there: Standing in front of our closets, a sexy boot pulled halfway on, only to discover that it’s in dire need of a little workout. And by workout, we mean it needs to stretch. While learning how to stretch shoes isn’t rocket science, it’s also not as easy as wiggling around the material and hoping for some give. There are some tried-and-true methods out there that promise to make it easier for you to wear your hottest shoes without a struggle. Learn how to stretch your favorite

Best Crossbody Bags to Wear with Coats and Fall Outfits

Whether you wear just one or opt for this season’s double-bag trend, the inimitable crossbody bag is a style no woman should be without. Chic, practical and quick to sling on and go, it’s as easy to wear as your favorite LBD or your most reliable pair of jeans. The best ones add something a little extra to your look, be it a pop of color or a hint of structure to bring everything together. Take a cue from these street style looks that show just how amazing a crossbody bag works with all your fal

Best Stilettos: How to Wear Stilettos Year-Round

When has the classic black stiletto heel ever steered you wrong? Answer: Absolutely never. Look how at home they seem with a pair of slouchy jeans, a relaxed tee and a cover-up. They add just the right dose of sass and femininity to an otherwise completely low-key ensemble. Get the effortless look with Verocara’s Pointy Toe Pumps. Talk about a show-stopper. Whether you wear them with a formal dress or a more understated daytime dress, chances are you’ll turn heads in a pair of stilettos that fea

How to Clean Suede Shoes Like a Pro

There’s something so sad about losing a precious accessory to a weather tragedy. Whether it’s the scarf that fell into a puddle or the pair of suede boots you accidentally wore in the snow, you know it’s never easy to say goodbye. It’s no surprise then that simply knowing how to clean suede shoes can mean the difference between a salvaged pair and a sorry farewell. Suede just doesn’t respond well to any sort of debris, be it moisture or dirt. Small particles are easily lodged in the material and

7 Ways to Reinvent the Blazer This Season

Slightly baggy black pants on their own may be a little intimidating, but they look polished when you team them with a lean, slightly fitted blazer, like a cotton-blend one from Babyhclub. Make stripes your go-to print when you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone. Sleek pink lines give this Miss Posh Striped Tunic Blazer a ladylike touch that softens up something edgy underneath. Black may be the neutral of choice, but white goes a long way during the warmer months, especially when you t

How to Wear Long Vests in 2015

Traffic-halting yellow is hardly the color du jour for most of us, but when it’s as valiantly fearless as it is here — thrown over a light dress for a pop of color — it looks downright perfect. Try a WearAll Sleeveless Open Cardigan Waistcoat for a similar look that makes long vests of the past look downright timid. Treating the long vest as a jacket opens up a world of opportunities for your wardrobe. Seen here, it adds a layer to a sleeveless dress on a sunny day — just right if you want to co

How to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots This Season

If ever there was a good time to familiarize yourself with over-the-knee boots, it’s now. The dramatic boot style, once considered far too risqué for everyday wear, is now as much a staple as a pair of sensible flats. Pulling them off is easy, too. The key is to opt for sophisticated styles that help establish a lean silhouette. Take your style inspiration from these chic looks that demonstrate how to wear over-the-knee boots to invigorate your cold-weather style instantly.

How to Wear High-Waisted Pants, Plus 7 Must-Have Pairs

Nothing quite says 70s chic like a pair of high-waisted pants. In its many iterations — sleek, baggy, lean, full — there’s glamour written all over these comfortable bottoms. Fuller coverage also provides a more modest approach to your everyday style. It’s easy to make a pair of high-waisted pants work too, especially when you take your cue from one of these traffic-halting looks. Here’s how to rock the throwback look with a modernized twist.
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