10 Top Men’s Stores to Shop This Spring

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From left: Art in the Age, Armour and ToBox.

Our men’s shopping scene is growing more robust and varied with each season, and we couldn’t be happier. For those looking to avoid the big-box and mall scene, here are 10 of the best men’s boutiques in the city now, whether you’re looking for fashion-forward pieces (bold floral shorts) or easy-wearing basics (Chukka boots, button-downs). Consider it proof that there’s more to men’s shopping in Philly than J.Crew. Read more »

The Edit: 10 Off-the-Shoulder Tops That Look Good With Anything

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How to bare shoulders without going strapless (or spiraling downward into tube-top territory)? Wear one of the season’s best picks, an off-the-shoulder top. The style — seen everywhere right now — is a perfect way to show off sun-kissed skin and shoulders, plus it conceals the upper arm, which is often a prickly source of insecurity for women. Here, my top tops to spring for now.

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How to Shop Chloé On Sale Right Now

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Chloé pieces are like little slices of heaven: romantic, slightly bohemian, feminine, and endlessly wearable. But they’re often also pretty pricey; even dresses from the brand’s lesser-priced sister line See by Chloé can run upwards of $500. Lucky for you, savvy shoppers, steeply discounted Chloé pieces are popping up all over (well, at least in my inbox).

Here’s how to snag the brand on sale: Century 21 is discounting both lines by up to 60 percent now, both in-store and online. The clothing is primarily See by Chloé, but you’ll find mostly Chloé shoes and bags.

Over on The Outnet (my online bargain-hunting secret), it’s all Chloé, and nothing from See, which means you’ll pay a bit more, but you’ll get more high-design finds. Here are some of my fave picks— but scoop them up quickly!  Read more »

Here Is Your Game Plan for Lilly Pulitzer for Target’s Sunday Launch

Image via Target

Prepare to shop. | Image via Target.

Where there is Lilly, there is shopping chaos. (Seriously, the brand’s fans are die-hard.) And anyone who has been following the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration news knows there has been no shortage of drama surrounding the announcement (think angry sorority girls and rightfully pissed plus-size ladies). While most of the commotion has dissipated, there’s still tons of excitement surrounding the massive 250-piece release. The collection is set to debut this Sunday and — just like with Lilly’s infamous warehouse sales — there is strategy involved to score the best stuff.

Here, our best tips and tricks for maneuvering the in-store and online debut:  Read more »

Monday Obsession: We’ve Found the Best-Ever Denim Jacket

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Full disclosure: I don’t think I actually own anything from J.Crew. I realize this puts me in the minority, as everyone has at least something from the store, but I don’t particularly see myself as a J.Crew girl, despite my raging girl crush on Jenna Lyons and my general appreciation for the brand and its on-point styling.

But my sister was in town last week and I found myself stuffed into a J.Crew dressing room, waiting for her to try on mountains of spangly tees and cute highlighter yellow skirts and lamé camp shirts (lamé!). I rifled through her castoffs and found myself loving this denim jacket. (I own lamé pants, a studded leather coat from the ’80s, a gold sequined coat, and about 10 bathrobes that I wear out, but I do not have a denim jacket. Ridiculous.) The tailored, cropped jacket is distressed, but in a way that feels authentic (that’s because it sort of is: The rips and holes were all grinded by hand). I plan to wear it with a smattering of safety pins, a few fancy and a few, um, pulled from our office supply cabinet.  Read more »

5 Ultra-Wearable Shoe Styles You Need to Have in Your Closet This Spring

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Remember when I gave you an edited list of the spring trends to actually buy into? Well, it’s time to dive a little bit more into the shoe game. This is one of my favorite footwear seasons in some time, primarily because it’s given back to us the deliciously chunky ’70s platform (hallelujah!), but also because it’s ushered in a new era of supremely stylish flats (both demure and aggressively sporty). We’ve also got gladiators — this trend isn’t for the meek! — and a block heel for those who aren’t feeling the whole vertiginous platform thing.

Here, the five best (and most wearable) spring shoe trends, along with my top picks for each — in all price points! How to shop it: Choose one or two styles you love, invest in one and go inexpensive on the other. Then step into your chicest spring ever.  Click here for where to buy and how to wear each style.

New Trend Alert: Why You Should Start Wearing Two Coats Instead of One

Every year, mid-March introduces a tricky fashion dilemma, thanks to temps that swing wildly from cold to warm in a span of only a few hours.  Take today, for instance: It started out at a wintry 35 degrees, but by midday, it’s expected to reach a balmy 61 degrees. Here, the conundrum: Do I wear an ankle-length puffer to accommodate near-freezing mornings? Or, do I opt for a moto jacket for lunch runs outside? The answer, I’ve found, is easy: Just wear ‘em both.

During Fashion Month, a coat-layering trend burgeoned. Here was yet another way for fashion’s boldest to sneak extra patterns and textures into their looks while also accommodating the tricky in-between weather of New York, London and Paris during February and March. Unlike some of the less accessible street-style trends, this one totally worked and we found ourselves dying to replicate it.   Read more »

The 10 Best Philly Shops on Etsy

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Images via MallayVintage, ABJglassworks, PegAndAwl and ZolaJewelryObjects

Etsy, an online marketplace for artists to sell their wares, can be an overwhelming place to maneuver (too many weird watercolors and oddball earrings). And while researching this post, I was reminded Just. How. Many. Etsy shops there are. But there are hidden gems out there; you just need to know where to look. We culled, browsed and pared down the glut of Etsy shops to narrow down the best of the best. So, here you go: a cheat sheet to the 10 best Philly-based Etsy shops. You’re welcome.  Read more »

Spring Fashion Feature: 8 Gorgeous Outfits You Will Love Right Now

All photography by Trevor Dixon | Stylized by Lauren Kozakiewicz

All photography by Trevor Dixon. | Styled by Lauren Kozakiewicz.

As winter’s deep freeze begins to thaw, so does our affection for its trappings: puffy marshmallow coats, thick knits, snow-stomping boots. Happily, this season brings with it lighter offerings and a fresh outlook on style. Here, the very best of spring’s fashion crop, and the new ways to wear it all. Céline, Proenza and Stella ahead!

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