Need to run out of the house but can barely stand to switch out of your sweatpants? (Blame it on the turkey). Luckily, turning the comfy go-to into something that won't have you hiding should you run into an old flame in your hometown is easier than you think — and only has a few rules that need following. Keep your top simple and avoid anything sexy: a cozy knit works beautifully and maintains the off-duty vibe. Heels are hard to pull off with sweats, but smart flats are easy. A pointed toe is chic, but still easy for running around town. When it comes to your accessories, the in-vogue baseball cap is a nice addition that doubles as a fix for bed head and, as always, a luxe leather bag dresses up anything and everything. Love it? Shop our picks here.
Sure, we could roll up to any Thanksgiving table in our sweatpants, but that wouldn't be nearly as much fun as putting together an amazing outfit. We like to think of Thanksgiving as the kickoff to the holidays, so it's prime time to start stepping up your game with seasonal threads, no matter where you're headed for dinner. In case you're struggling to pull together just the right look for dinner at home or your first Turkey Day at your boyfriend's, we've done the work for you. Get all the outfit ideas you need right here.
"Friends-giving" DinnerDinner with friends is the place to show off your cool new finds, like a great leather skirt. Warm it up with tights and a pullover sweater, and finish with your favorite ankle booties — et voilà! Shop clockwise from top left: Duffy Chunky Knit Sweater ($280), Auden Crystal Stud Earrings ($138), Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Miniskirt ($495), Madewell Two-Tone Lace-Up Boots ($228), J.Crew Solid Opaque Tights($20) For more inspiration, keep clicking.
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Formerly known as the go-to cloth of magicians and larpers, velvet has finally managed to ditch the "ye olde" stereotype and gain some serious fashion cred. Designers are sending it down their runways, models are wearing it while off duty, and editors are buying it in bulk. Plush, luxe fabric is officially in.
But before you, too, jump on the velvet bandwagon, we suggest matering our five no-fail tips. Each one will help you dodge the fabric's costumey pitfalls and come out looking like a street style star.
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Winter might be on its way, but the chilly weather brings no threat of Malia Mills slowing down. And why should it? The New York-based, Honolulu-born designer just celebrated 20 years of creating flattering and stylish swim styles — and it's no coincidence that the brand's had such longevity. Mills certainly knows a thing or two about suits you can live in.
And with Resort season coming up, beach vacations and tropical getaways aren't too far off in the distance. Before you take last Summer's styles out of hibernation, get Mills's tips to ensure your swimwear lasts just as long as her brand has!
The sensible dresser would balk at this outfit written down: neon with print with bright blue with a textured coat? It gives you vertigo just typing the words. Still, when we saw it all paired together on fashion editor J.J. Martin, we were pleasantly surprised. The neon acted as a neutral tucked into a statement pencil skirt, and a pale topper kept the overall effect light and bright (unlike a black or navy coat, which would've quickly weighed the whole thing down). She didn't play it safe with her accessories, either, using them to add extra bright doses. Instead of picking somber colors, it was vivid blue and cranberry for her bag and fur scarf, respectively. And the pumps, while nude, felt special thanks to a studded ankle strap. Want to re-create the entire look (or select pieces)? We've shopped it out below.
Shop clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone Leather Collar Sweater ($395), Dorothy Perkins Neutral Check Circle Skirt ($39, originally $49), Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Chicret Cross Body Bag ($298), Schutz Gilberta Atanado Pump ($170)
Whether you gave into an impulse purchase or finally took the plunge on a pair of leather pants you've been eyeing all season, what comes next is a little trickier: how do you actually wear them? Fortunately, while some of us may struggle with styling leather pants, the street style crowd excels, and we're borrowing from their outfits right here.
Layer Them Up With a Coat
For beginners: layering a longer hemline, like a coat, jacket, or even a sweater dress, can cover any of the areas you may be less than thrilled about showing off in leather pants.
More styling wisdom from the street style pros right here.
Why is something this basic so tricky to style? The sweater dress is so slouchy and easy, we either overcomplicate how to wear it or we veer on the side of too easy. The trick is finding the balance and adding interest, because quite frankly, sweater dresses aren't totally interesting on their own. Instead, play with the proportion by adding knee-high boots, and add a more definitive silhouette with a structured jacket, coat, or blazer. And, if your sweater dress is oversize, go one step further and cinch the waist with a belt to define your curves. As for the rest, don't go crazy — just finish it off with your favorite Winter accessories, like a printed scarf, cozy beanie, and sophisticated tote. We've done the work — just shop the outfit to pull it together on your own.
Shop clockwise from top left: Topshop Hooded Toggle Duffle Coat ($178), Zara Sweater Dress ($80), Richmond Beanie ($32), Ray-Ban Shrunken Aviator Sunglasses ($150), Rebecca Minkoff Amourous Satchel ($325), Banana Republic Plaid Fringe Scarf ($60), Kate Spade Saturday Knee-High Heel Boots ($295)