Market Report: 6 Must-Follow Rules for Wearing High Heels With Shorts

Use these pics as your guide. | Fashion Vibe, Pinterest, Sincerely Jules,

Use these pics as your guide. | Fashion Vibe, Pinterest, Sincerely Jules and De-Smitten.

  • Wearing high heels with shorts can be tricky territory. Follow these rules (the biggie: avoid pairing super-short shorts with super-high heels) to nail the look. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Sad news: Burt Shavitz, the bearded, retired beekeeper who founded cosmetic empire Burt’s Bees, died over the weekend at age 80. The story of his life — much of which he spent living in a cabin in Maine with no heat or running water — is fascinating.  [WWD]
  • Today marks the debut of Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman’s first clothing collection. Shop it here. [Shopbop]

Up next: The Army is getting a whole new uniform look.

Market Report: This Is Taylor Swift’s Favorite Red Lipstick

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Lip service. | Shutterstock.

  • Beauty news: Taylor Swift, queen of the red lip, has revealed her favorite lipstick: Ruby Woo by M.A.C. The best part? It’s only $16. [Hollywood Life]
  • Macy’s — which carries Trump fragrances and clothing — has ditched Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants. [Fashionista]
  • This is J.Crew’s most hated sweater, and the cause of the company’s latest scandal. In fact, the company blames this sweater for 175 layoffs. Yes, all because of a crewneck. [Editd]

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Market Report: 10 Fashion Items Every 30-Year-Old Woman Should Own

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The closet upgrades every 30something needs. | Shutterstock.

  • One gorgeous set of lingerie, one great cashmere sweater, one classic trench and seven other things every stylish woman should own by the age 30. (Don’t have something? Get shopping!) [The Zoe Report]
  • Crazy shakeups in the fashion world: Donna Karan has stepped down as the chief designer of the company. The brand has suspended production of its runway shows and collections. [WWD]
  • And Nike founder Phil Knight has stepped down as the brand’s chairman. Someone’s got big sneakers to fill. [Fashionista]

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Market Report: The Crazy Truth Behind Trying to Buy a Hermès Birkin Bag

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Well-loved It Bags. | Shutterstock.

  • Yes, trying to buy a Birkin is just as crazy as you think it is. (Think two-year waiting lists, sales associates determining whether or not you’re “deserving.”) [Racked]
  • Coming this fall: Project Runway for teens! Lifetime’s new spinoff of the design competition will focus on aspiring designers between the ages of 14 and 17. (Yep, Tim Gunn is still co-hosting.) [Fashionista]
  • Rebecca Minkoff is dipping her toe into the athleisure game with a collection of workout basics like sports bras, leggings, tanks and gym bags, set to launch in August. [Well + Good]

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Market Report: You’re Probably Washing Your Clothes Way Too Often

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Think twice before ditching your clothes in here. | Shutterstock.

  • Stop loading up your laundry basket: You’re probably washing your clothing far too often. Follow these guidelines on when to wash your jeans, pajamas, bras and more. (Spoiler: It’s way less often than you think.) [StyleCaster]
  • These seven tips and tricks will help you wear your high heels all day long without having to hobble home. [PureWow]
  • Ready to move beyong the cat-eye? Brave beauty souls, meet calligraphy eye makeup. [Violet Grey]

Up next: Cher!

Market Report: How to Wear a Dress Over Pants (and Why You Should)

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Trend to try. | Victoria Beckham, Suno, The Row, Man Repeller.

  • My favorite fashion trick: layering a dress over pants. Here’s how to do it. [The Cut]
  • Jessica Alba’s billion-dollar brand, The Honest Company, is launching beauty this fall! [Byrdie]
  • Bad news for those of you planning to buy a magic curse on Etsy today: The online marketplace has banned the sale of witchcraft. [Styleite]

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Abercrombie Hires Club Monaco Menswear Designer, Desperately Tries to Be Cool Again

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Will this label ever make it back into your closet? | Deymos.HR / Shutterstock.com

It’s no secret that the fashion masses have started to take notice of Club Monaco. The women’s clothing has become clean and modern, an accessible, if watered-down, version of legendarily minimal brands like Céline and The Row. The men’s collection isn’t far behind, with standout offerings and even standalone men’s brick-and-mortars (rumor has it that Philly might be getting one … eventually). And a struggling Abercrombie has taken notice: They just poached Aaron Levine from Club Monaco, where he’d been VP of men’s design for the past four years. Read more »

Market Report: 9 Mistakes You’re Making in the Shower (That Are Affecting Your Skin!)

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Shampoo before soap. | Shutterstock.

  • Turns out there is a right way to shower and doing it wrong can cause skin irritation, bacne, limp hair and clogged pores. [Glamour]
  • This is what happens when you wear the same thing every day for a month. (Spoiler: People will notice a lot faster than you think they will.) [Refinery29]
  • We might soon seen the end of tax-free online shopping. [Fashionista]

Next: MAC’s newest lipstick and a fashion mag’s closing.

Market Report: Underarm Bedazzling Is Now a Thing

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Prada, pits and Lohan.

  • First, we dyed it. Now, we’re adding gemstone stickers and pastel extensions. To our armpits. [Styleite]
  • To combat lagging sales, Prada is introducing lower-priced bags, so that all devils might wear it. [Bloomberg]
  • Gross: This is what expired makeup looks like in a petri dish. (So go toss all out-of-date lip glosses now!) [xoJane]

Next: Lindsay Lohan’s fourth try at a fashion line; designer buys to get on sale now.

Market Report: 33 Fashion Items to Throw Out Right Now

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Purging your closet should start with your underwear drawer. | Shutterstock.

  • We might be well into summer, but it’s never too late to spring-clean. From “period underwear” (you have this, just admit it) to bootcut jeans, here are 33 items in your closet you need to ditch now. [The Fashion Spot]
  • Say what you will about the ever-polarizing Gwyneth Paltrow, but you have to admit that girlfriend’s got gorgeous skin. Good news for us: She’s launching a skincare line. [Racked]
  • Can you really make $100,000 selling your old clothes on Poshmark? This girl did. (After reading, I downloaded it immediately.) [Refinery29]

Up next: Man Repeller’s activewear collection and the best liquid eyeliner out there.

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