When the tryptophan kicks in, it's all we can do not to slip into something a little more comfortable. That said, we still want to look presentable should there be an impromptu family photo or an Instagram snap. The compromise? Forgo your worn high school sweats for a pair of drawstring pants that are actually chic. From a silky print, perfect for warming up with your favorite knit tee (and a cup of hot cocoa!) to the sleeker leather variety just waiting to be dressed up with a cashmere sweater and pumps, we've rounded up some very, well, adjustable solutions to staying comfy this holiday right here.
Traveling for Thanksgiving presents packing challenges, especially if you aren't going to your home but to the home of a significant other, friend, or roommate — Is it OK to wear my pajamas to breakfast? Do I have to wear a dress for Thanksgiving dinner? Fortunately, we're here to help relieve that holiday stress and make packing for your Turkey Day a little easier. Your guide to not overstuffing it begins right now. Read on for our tips for efficient packing, then click through for the 14 must-have items in your suitcase — plus a super handy no-fail packing guide.
- Don't sacrifice space for a single amazing piece you can only wear once. Look to tops and dresses you can wear more than once.
- If something wrinkles easily, leave it at home. Look to easy fabrics and finishes that will roll and fold easily in your suitcase.
- Know the power of accessories. A great pair of earrings or a pretty necklace can take a sweater from day to night in a flash while also taking up little space in your bag.
We see a lot of sweatpants at the airport, but a bit of travel shouldn't mean that you shouldn't have on a cute outfit when you arrive at your destination. That's especially true when you're traveling for the holidays. Just follow our tips for smart travel style below, then click on for the street style inspiration — and be ready to wow anyone who meets you at the terminal.
- It's all about the basics. Think comfort, like skinny jeans and a t-shirt to start, when putting together your look.
- The trick is finishing easy separates with cool layers. An open cardigan will feel cozy and a little bohemian, a leather jacket has that model-off-duty effect, and a blazer provides a sophisticated edge.
- To finish it all off, remember that comfortable footwear can be just as cute and so much more practical than heels (no one wants to be hobbling around the airport!). Look to wedge sneakers, ballet flats, oxfords, or ankle booties for a perfect travel shoe.
Get more outfit ideas for your travel days right here.
Plaid is a classic cold-weather print, and thanks to Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Chloé, this pattern is covering everything from pants to outerwear this season. But if you're wondering what that means for your own day to today, we've got some answers in this edition of Currently Trending. Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara is taking on the classic pattern and showing you some surprising ways to incorporate plaid into your daily look. Watch on for inspiration, and make sure to pick up some plaid stat!
Consider this kind of shopping a smart investment — that's because we've handpicked 50 polished pieces that are perfect for the office. Slipping on a posh pencil skirt, crisp blazer, or sharp trousers can get you noticed for all the right reasons at work. And, since none of these finds come in over $50, you won't have to worry about your wallet taking a hit. Click through to start dressing for the job you want, without shopping a cent outside your salary range.
She's back! Reprising her role in Mango's Winter 2013 campaign, Miranda Kerr appears in images and video shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin atop the New York City skyline. Joined in this season's catalog by Bette Franke and Julia Stegner, the model's solo shots are certainly a sight to see — click through to peruse them all (bonus: see Miranda at work in the video)!
If anyone knows the secret to that je ne sais quoi that sparks our love affair with Parisian street style, it's Garance Doré. Which is why she was the perfect photographer for Macy's Maison Jules collection. Teaming once again with the label and girl-crush-worthy blogger Jeanne Damas, Garance gave us insight into the effortless aesthetic. "I think one of the secrets to Parisian style is to be yourself. Jeanne doesn't try to be anyone else — she's really herself," she told us exclusively on set for the label's Holiday campaign.
The full collection wont be in-store until Oct. 15, but we got a preview at Maison Jules's Parisian-inspired Brooklyn shoot. Check out all the looks that Jeanne and Garance created, find out how to make the bloggers' looks your own, and see their favorite pieces.
Not that we need to remind you, but it's Winter, which means it's not exactly fun to be outside (if you happen to be weathering snowy, sleeting, rainy, freezing conditions, that is). And while we thoroughly miss the sun's rays, we also really love seeing our favorite celebrities showing off their sleek plays on bundled-up "couture." Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Sarah Jessica Parker to Rachel Weisz to Jessica Chastain has taken to layering up in the most luxurious coats, hats, boots, gloves, scarves — the works. What's more, they're also supplying us with subzero styling cues beyond enviable outerwear and killer boots. Head inside to witness more than 60 celebs rocking Winter looks that you can work into your own cold-weather wardrobe now.
When the snowstorm put its icy damper on New York Fashion Week, our first thought was: well now what do we wear? And while the photos show, snow is no match for our favorite street-style fixtures, the lesson learned here is actually quite useful as we finish out the last of the cold months. Herein find the looks worn during the height of Nemo that proved both slick in outfit appeal and in functionality. We're skipping the open-toed sandals, the impractical minidress statements, and anything else that looks great, but won't work for our wintry real-life purposes. Click through and get inspired on how to look chic — even if and when you're dressing for really bad weather.
The Fall '13 runways have supplied a steady stream of undeniably gorgeous outerwear, causing some serious coat lust all around. And today, we're taking a closer look at the most luxurious, the most wearable, and the most innovative outerwear to show so far. Rebecca Minkoff sent out a plethora of updated aviator jackets, adorned with fur-trimmed collars, tweed panels, and leather trimming — a jacket, in short, made for the downtown-cool girl. Helmut Lang provided another round of minimalist wares, 3.1 Phillip Lim made a strong case for pink, Altuzarra gave us Cruella de Vil black-and-white fur, and Prabal Gurung sent out an army of beautifully embroidered utilitarian parkas. See the best outerwear fresh from the Fall '13 runways here.