Warning: Wearing Skinny Jeans Is Bad For Your Health

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Could these harm your health? | Shutterstock.


It’s a cautionary tale for fashion victims around the world: An unidentified 35-year-old woman from Australia spent the day squatting in her skinny jeans and ended up in the hospital. As a result, doctors have now issued a warning about the side effects — namely muscle and nerve damage — from squeezing into the polarizing pant style.

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This Instagram Algorithm For Fashion Posts Gets You More Likes

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Will dress for likes. | Shutterstock.

We’ve all been there before: You upload a photo of your outfit on Instagram and nervously wait for likes to trickle in, one by one, praying to the social media forces that you break into the double digits. Now, though, you can ensure that those little hearts continue to climb with a new algorithm made for your stylish #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) snaps.

A new algorithm from the University of Toronto calculates which outfit photo will get the most likes on Instagram. The algorithm — which is explained in the Computer Vision Foundation (CVF) report — analyzes “the type of outfit and garments, the type of user, the setting/scenery of the photograph, and fashionability of the user’s photograph” to maximize a photo’s appeal (which translates into likes).  Read more »

Market Report: 30 Gifts You Should Never, Ever Give

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  • Pre-holiday-shopping PSA: Stay away from these 30 horrible gifts at all costs, especially the smoking mittens. WTF. [Refinery29]
  • Drexel students have just launched a Kickstarted campaign to create a new line of eco-friendly yogawear that’s made out of, get this, plastic bottles. And, guys, the pants are really, really cool-looking. [Be Well Philly]

Next: 25 party dresses under $150!

Market Report: Eek! You Are Doing a Smoky Eye All Wrong

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  • Beauty PSA: Stop following the smoky eye tutorials on YouTube. Everyone’s eye shape is different, so what looks great on one person can look like a raccoon-eyed mess on you. Here’s how to use an eyeshadow quad to get the most out of your peepers. [Into The Gloss]
  • Traveling for Thanksgiving? Steal the style of these 10 girls who have their travel-style game on. (Number 9 is my fave.) [PopSugar]
  • J.Crew’s creative director Jenna Lyons wore this to Solange Knowles’s wedding. It is by far the best outfit anyone has ever worn to a wedding in the history of time. [WhoWhatWear]

Up next: 17 winter-perfect dark nail polishes that aren’t black.

Market Report: 5 Fashion Rules You Should Ignore

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  • Throw caution to the wind and abandon these fashion rules. (Psst: Time to break out those pre-Labor Day whites, and start mixing up your metals!)  [The Zoe Report]
  • Got your costume for tonight ready to go, but still lacking in the makeup department? These are the 10 best stores for Halloween makeup. Hurry!
    [Huffington Post]

Up next: The haircut every lady in Hollywood is getting.

Market Report: 10 Must-Have Comfy Kitten Heels

  • Happy belated Cat Day! (Seriously.) Celebrate the feline-centric holiday with 10 pairs of kitten heels you can actually wear comfortably around the city. [Vogue]
  • Squeal! Fans of the Olsen duo’s Elizabeth and James and The Row are in for a treat. The pair is debuting a jewelry collection named AMK x SM which is set to debut November 1. See it here.
    [Lucky]

Up next: How to wear every single piece in your closet. (It’s possible!)

Market Report: The Only 6 Sweaters You Need To Own This Fall

  • Prepare to eliminate closet bulk! These are the only 6 sweaters you need to own this fall. [Glamour]
  • Tom Ford lipstick devotees are about to get psyched. The brains behind some of the most luxe lipstick in the game (that gorg gold case!) is debuting a new matte formula for the holidays. We’ll take one of the Black Dahlia shade, please. [Refinery29]

Up Next: Guess who uses a $220 toothbrush? (Hint: It’s not that surprising.)

Market Report: How To Dress At Every Age

  • Here at Shoppist, we’ve already discussed the cutoff age for mini-skirts (conclusion: it’s murky territory), but what other fashion rules are out there as you progress through the decades? Here’s how you dress for every age. [Refinery29]
  • This jewelry can charge your phone…with your veins. No, this isn’t an excerpt from a new Saw movie. [The Higher Learning]

Up Next: Beauty tips from the Emirates Airlines flight attendants.

Market Report: How To Stretch A Sweater That’s Been Shrunk In The Wash

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  • After our sweater roundup yesterday, you might be wondering the best ways to care for all those knit beauties. Here are 10 helpful tips for caring for your sweaters (like, how to stretch a sweater that’s been shrunk—plus the reverse!). [Madewell]
  • Welp, I guess it was inevitable: the Ebola hazmat suit costume officially exists and it’s just as cringe-worthy as you’d expect. [Today]

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Market Report: Seven Beauty Products You Can Customize

  • I don’t know about you, but I’ve been DIY-ing my beauty arsenal for as long as I can remember. Finally, the beauty industry has caught up. Here’s 7 beauty products you can customize. [Lucky]
  • First there was #BendGate, now we have #HairGate. Word is the new iPhone 6 is pulling people’s hair out—kinda makes us happy our next upgrade wasn’t for three months. [Business Insider]
  • In case you haven’t heard: Blake Lively is pregnant. Let the baby speculation ensue! To hold you over, here are Vogue’s 15 Spring 2015 picks to build out her maternity wardrobe. [Vogue]

Be honest: how many Debbie Harry tees do you have?

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