Trends go in and out of style faster than you can say “jeggings,” things we laughed at in our parents’ old photographs have wiggled their way into our own closets, and preparations for spring begin before we’ve fully closed the door on summer.
This year’s New York Fashion Week — for spring 2014 — staked claims in multiple decades and countless trends. Some things were familiar (androgyny, underwear as outerwear, animal prints) while others felt comfortingly fresh.
New York Fashion Week nodded to the decade but pushed boundaries on what the future might hold.
Revive your hair for the fall season.
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The blazing sun and chlorine pools of summer have caused more damage to your hair than you may realize. While those strands may just be dead cells hanging on your head, there are ways to bring them back to life.
Spot the damage
If you spent the summer soaking up the sun, chances are your hair could be fried. When you see some rustic coloration or a straw-like texture, UV rays are the ones to blame.
At the same time, products and tools can cause damage of their own.
There’s a word for people who dress up in their best clothes to go to the mall, and that word is “teenager.” For the rest of us, mall wear is typically a mesh of gym shorts, old-as-hell sweatshirts and leggings as pants. After all, how are we going to fit in all that crepe if we’re wearing skinny jeans?
A heady bout of travel anxiety is the common preface to a trip well-traveled. Questions arise from the ambiguity of suitcase packing — how many blouses is really too many blouses — to the memory of what items are essential suitcase stuffers — oh where, oh where is my iPhone charger?
I’ve compiled a list of pre-plane, train or automobile travel tips to ease your fleeing mind and body.
Trusted travel solutions for the fleeing fashionista.
Doesn’t it seem like everyone you know is getting married? It sure seems like that to me. And the majority of those weddings take place during the summer — the season of love. You’ll presumably be attending more than one this season, so that means you’ll need to update your event wear.
Rules definitely apply when getting dressed for the event, so take note of the do’s and don’ts I’ll toss your way.
When choosing dress color …
A guide to appropriate summer-wedding guest apparel.
Maintaining a closet full of aged blue jeans and two times too many sweated tees from high school is equivalent to never washing your face at night: You’re clogging your sartorial pores, readers!
Throughout the years, clothes, accessories, heels and trivial trends find a home in your closet, and it’s easy to let them pile up without realizing it. Too often we leave that already tight space with little room to breathe or grow in the right direction: toward contemporary wardrobe staples and trends with shelf lives longer than fruit.
Engage in the cathartic act of ridding the old to be replaced with the new.
To every budding fashionista, owning a clothing store is an ideal job. To be able to curate your own collection, albeit designed by others, sounds like the finest way to execute your fabulous personal vision of what constitutes style. It sounds glamorously intoxicating from afar, but underlying questions about the good, the bad and the ugly side of the trade arise and advice from those who have succeeded would be beneficial.
Advice from local shopgirls on the ups, downs and turn-arounds of owning your own clothing store.