These belong in the freezer. No, seriously. | Shutterstock.
Frozen pizza, bags of peas and ice cubes are probably things you can find in your freezer right now. What’s most likely not there? A pack of tights. But putting hosiery in the freezer is actually a brilliant style hack that can save you money, time and embarrassing stocking runs.
Here’s how it works: The cold temps keep the individual fibers of the tights firm, which prevents runs from starting. To make your tights super-durable, run them under water until they’re damp, put them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. In the morning, take them out, and let them defrost and dry at room temperature. It’s a once-and-done deal; do it one time and you’re good to go.
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It still feels a touch too wintery for bright, sunny florals. But there’s no need to forego prints altogether. The best transitional prints now are those with big personality, from birds and records to superheroes and scribbles. Here are eight picks that you can wear now, and all spring long.
Images courtesy Alice + Olivia by stacey Bendet, Stella Jean, Mary Katrantzou, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Stella McCartney, Club Monaco, Stone & Strand.
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Wings, beer, Tom Brady, KATY PERRY. It’s Super Bowl weekend, and here’s what to wear to your big game party.
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Indochino, the pioneer in online custom menswear is now venturing out with brick-and-mortar stores. Headquartered in Vancouver, Indochino opened its third showroom in the USA earlier this month in Philadelphia at 1606 Chestnut Street.
Two years ago they held a very successful pop-up store on Walnut Street, and were excited to return to the Philadelphia market. Last week they held their grand opening party and many of Philly’s stylish men came by to explore beautifully curated collections, hear about custom tuxedos and how to color-coordinate suits and accessories.
Guests enjoyed local craft beer from Saint Benjamin Brewing Company and delectable cuisine from Rachel’s Pantry (vegan catering). The gift bags were fun, too, and included a patriotic pocket square, a handkerchief, a coupon for 20 percent off a first purchase, and a package of beef jerky.
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Fringe, ’70s and denim. | Photos courtesy of Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent and Michael Kors.
Each new season brings with it a whirl of new trends, textures, silhouettes and patterns. (Farewell, pajama dressing! Hello, power suits! So long, cut-outs! Welcome back, sheer panels! Bye, kitten heels! Bring on … platforms?)
For many, sifting through the onslaught of new can be overwhelming. So I’ve broken it all down for you. Here are four top trends to start thinking about now (if you haven’t already!), and some choice fashion picks to help you embrace them. Even better: A lot of these pieces are transitional, meaning you can start wearing them now and take them through spring. So, let’s get shopping, shall we?
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Image via Alexa Chung for AG/Avenue 32
You’ve probably heard of Britain’s fashion icon Alexa Chung (basically the other Kate Moss) collaborating on a fashion line with denim royalty AG. The vintage-inspired line consists of killer sweaters, dresses, t-shirts, and endless denim, and it nails Alexa’s careless Twiggy style.
The line is stirring up lots of buzz, but you’ll only be able to snag it in one (yup, just one) Philly shop. The lucky spot? Skirt boutique in Bryn Mawr, who just got their delivery today.
Find out what Alexa items you’ll find in Philly
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A real-life New York gay couple appears in Tiffany’s latest engagement campaign, the first in the company’s history to feature a same-sex couple.
The handsome fellows are sitting cozily on a stoop in The Big Apple in the black-and-white photo. In the corner is the phrase, “Will you promise to never stop completing my sentences or singing off-key, which I’m afraid you do often? And will you let today be the first sentence of one long story that never ever ends?”
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We love real fur as much as the next person, but sometimes you need a cheaper and, not to mention, more fun alternative. Faux fur allows you to try out the quirkiest and loudest fur trends—like stripes, unnatural hues, and interesting cuts—in a more accessible way. So toss one on (or prop one over your shoulders à la blogger chic) with a tee and jeans for a perfectly cozy fall look. Plus, if you opt for the leopard print, you’ve got yourself an Edie Sedgwick get-up for Halloween.
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Philadelphia’s Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium is teaming with Suddenly Fem, the national retailer that specializes in clothing for the M2F woman, to sell a collection of clothing for crossdressers and transitioning transgender women.
Suddenly Fem, which, before now, was primarily a online-based clothing company, will offer dresses, teddies, gaff panties, skirts and pants at Passional, where personnel has undergone collaborative training meetings with Suddenly Fem to be better prepared to guide the transitioning customer.
Passional‘s Kali Morgan says she gets a lot of requests from trans customers. “We have sold items for the transgender community since the start of our business, but this partnership will allow us to offer a wider variety of merchandise and educational resources for this underserved market.”
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