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: How a Fashion Editor Shops on a Budget

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Savvy style. | Shutterstock.

  • Yep, a former Condé Nast fashion editor shops the sale racks. Here are her secrets to scoring the best, affordable fashion finds. Tip 1: Ignore seasons and don’t be a complete fabric snob. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Jessica Simpson is planning to open freestanding boutiques for her billion-dollar eponymous fashion empire, which is now sold at stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s. [US Weekly]
  • Okay, this is amazing: Marilyn Manson took to a Reddit AMA on Friday to divulge his makeup routine. Shocker: He really knows his brands. [Styleite]

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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: 6 Ways to Make Beach Coverups Look More Stylish

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Breezy beach style. | Shutterstock.

  • Beach coverups don’t have to always be caftans and sarongs. This is how you can rock the coverup game with pieces you’ll want to wear long after you’ve taken off your swimsuit.  [Vogue]
  • Here’s a sneak peek of all of the items from Target’s collaboration with jewelry designer Eddie Borgo. (You’ll want them all.) [PopSugar]
  • After conquering the fashion world with The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are breaking into the beauty sphere with body oils and hand cream. We’re adding these to our shopping list now. [Byrdie]

Up Next: Audrey Hepburn’s weird (and semi-dangerous) beauty trick.

Market Report: What It’s Like to Shop at Forever 21 As an Adult

  • Even if Forever 21 never ages, you do. So what’s it like to shop there in your thirties, when you’re past the point of needing to buy ‘going out’ tops every weekend? The answer: not always pretty. [Huffington Post]
  • Printed leggings are my favorite way to amp up my fitness wardrobe. Here are the 10 best, editor-approved pairs out there now, in wild colors and crazy patterns — all guaranteed to wick sweat and stay in place during the toughest workouts. [Rank & Style]
  • Career advice: After you’ve laid off a bunch of your team members, maybe don’t head straight to a bar and post gloating Hunger Games hashtagged Instagam pics, like this J.Crew exec did. [Fashion Week Daily]

Next: Check out the first Apple pocket watch.

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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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.

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