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Posts for October 9th 2012
Olivia Wilde joined a slew of gorgeous starlets at Glamour's "These Girls" event in NYC, but it was Olivia's edgy combo that really had us talking. The brunette beauty hit the rock-chic trifecta working a distressed leather jacket with black lace-up AllSaints leather pants and matching motorcycle boots. She balanced her textured trio with a classic white tank, minimal jewelry, and au naturel makeup. Take the plunge and pair a gray leather topper with lace-up leather pants and matching moto boots to channel Olivia's biker babe look or dress up your leather jacket and on-trend bottoms with black pointed pumps for a street-meets-sexy style.
There's something very chic happening with each of these celebrity ensembles — and it's all happening south of their ankles. To be fair, their cocktail looks and casualwear are styled starting places, but the outfit clincher in all of these looks is a pair of t-strap heels, flats, or sandals. While the silhouette is nothing new, the t-bar is pulling rank as one of the hottest styles to hit the pavement this season, on the heels of style setters like Alexa Chung at Fashion Week and Emma Stone. As for designers, we're getting both sweet flat and sexier studded iterations from Valentino, retro-feeling heels with modern-day flair from Christian Louboutin, and a range of other styles to choose from that all add extra interest with a t-bar strap. This is style to a T, so click on to see who's wearing them — then shop your own.
With the Fall chill starting to creep in, now is the perfect time to embrace furry vests as seen all over the Fall runways from the likes of Band of Outsiders, Etro, BCBG Max Azria, and J. Mendel to name a few. Not only are they perfect for layering with basics — just look at Olivia Palermo for the ultimate example — we love the idea of pairing them with glamorous evening gowns for a simultaneously textural and functional warm layer addition. Style tip: on those extra cold days, layer a longer fur vest with a polished wool coat for a chic, yet cozy look. Ready to shop? Whether you prefer the real thing or opt for faux fur, we culled nine must-have pieces to add to your Fall arsenal right now.
Kim Kardashian's style has transitioned from glamour girl to rock-chic goddess, swapping bold colors and prints for lots of luxe leather, and her latest Miami ensemble was right on point. The brunette stunner styled an olive green button-down blouse with a black leather miniskirt and laser-cut Jimmy Choo sandals while running errands with her boyfriend Kanye West. She completed her South Beach style with a few gold bangles, face-framing Kanye West wrap sunglasses, and a printed Louis Vuitton zip wallet. Mimic Kim's look with a green button-down, black leather mini, and cutout sandals for cocktails with the girls.
We don't have to tell you that jeans are the ultimate wardrobe staple, and we also don't have to go into how insanely expensive they can be. As much as we love our luxe denim, we also know that the best pairs sometimes come with small price tags. If you're on the hunt for a sleek new pair of jeans, but can't be bothered to blow your budget, we're coming to the rescue. Click through now to shop 15 of our favorite pairs, all under 100 bucks.
Olivia Palermo opted for a Fall-friendly ensemble, complete with black motorcycle Report boots ($100) instead of her usual signature stilettos, while cruising around NYC. The fashion maven layered a reversible leather and fur vest ($785) over her black turtleneck sweater ($770), both by Zadig & Voltaire, and true blue skinny jeans for instant luxe, then accessorized with cat-eye shades, a few gold jewels, and a black Hermés bag for additional glamour. Olivia's perfectly layered look is easy to re-create with pieces you already have in your closet and a few simple tips. Feel free to play with color for a bold take on her low-key look, or swap her denim for a pair of leather pants and sky-high pumps for a night out.
It's time to be honest with ourselves and with our closets — Fall is here. Time to put away those barely-there slipdresses and airy tanks, and make room for an arsenal of cozy wear-everyday sweaters. And, if you're like us, you've probably had most of these layering lifesavers stored away somewhere dark and out of sight. Translation? You're now having to deal with mothballs and pillings. In effect, we're making the seasonal switchover way easier for everyone involved, and here's how: know your fibers, invest in the power of Woolite, and stay far, far away from the dryer. For more tips and tricks on sweater-care etiquette (ones that will save you from the daily evils of wear and tear), just keep reading.
Good Practices For Always
- Storage locale counts. Where you keep your sweaters is a huge factor in how they "age." The ideal storage spot for your cold-weather layers should be cool and dry. Direct sunlight (we know some of you rock those hanging racks) causes some fabrics to yellow, and as much as it makes sense to hang your sweaters, it's actually better to fold them. If you do decide to keep them hanging, splurge on cedar hangers, which help to repel moths.
- Keep the pilling at bay. You know those little balled-up pieces of fabric that gather when you've worn a sweater a few times? Well, they're easy to get rid of, and in no way, require a trip to the dry cleaners. We've got a quick video on how to dispel pillings, courtesy of FabSugar TV's Allison McNamara. Bottom line: invest in a sweater comb or shaver (and in desperate times, use a piece of fine-grit sandpaper).
- Know your fiber ABCs. Here's the deal: caring for your sweaters properly lands squarely on knowing what they're made from. Wool is an umbrella term for a textile fiber borne from sheep, goats, rabbits, and some members of the camel family. Still with us? OK, on that note, let's refresh our memories on the official wool breakdown. Angora refers to rabbit hair, mohair refers to hair from an Angora goat, cashmere stems from the hair of a Cashmere goat, merino is a type of sheep hair, and llama wool, well you know where that hair comes from.