Leave denim dirty? | iStock/Azahan Rosedy.
There are two camps of people: Those who wash their jeans, and those who don’t. It’s actually extremely divisive, like cilantro or Donald Trump. Non-washers claim that abstaining from the washing machine allows jeans to develop the best, most natural signs of wear and, in the case of raw denim, helps the jeans mold to your body to become a sort of second skin. Those who do wash say, well, ew.
The debate has been going on for some time; even Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh weighed in, urging buyers to stop washing their denim. Tommy Hilfiger agrees, and so do the folks at French clothing brand A.P.C., who have even gone so far as to include a ‘no-wash’ rule in the employee handbook. There are de-smell tricks, ones that denim heads swear by, and these range from the basic (spot clean) to the interesting (stick ’em in the freezer) to the weird (run into the ocean in them and then roll around in the sand to break them in!). Read more »
Snooze. | Images via Old Navy, Free People and Forever 21.
As a shopping enthusiast with a minor tendency to hoard things, I pretty much avoid cleaning out my closet like the plague. You don’t have to tell me what a chore it is. However, once you get those tired, neglected clothes out of the cobwebby recesses of your closet (after intense nostalgia and slight panic have reared their ugly heads), this overwhelming feeling of satisfaction takes over. (You don’t need to cling on to that shirt—you’re over that shirt!)
To help guide your wardrobe purge, here are seven items to spring clean from your closet, according to us fashion-minded editors behind Shoppist. (In other words, we implore you: Don’t keep those shoes—we’re sick of those shoes.) Read more »
There are some secrets that people who always look put together just know to follow. For the rest of us, it’s a mini-miracle if we make it out the door with our hair done and shoelaces tied. But it really doesn’t take that much time to go the extra mile and look polished. Here are eight outfit details that make you look sloppy, whether you realize it or not. Read more »
Savings are just an email entry away, shoppers. | Image via Tibi.
Remember how we’re always going on about how fast-fashion is the worst, save your money and invest in lifelong, quality garments, blah, blah, blah? If you don’t have the luxury of shopping for designer goods and paying your rent, I understand how this message could fall on deaf ears. (Solidarity, my friends). However, every so often, the wardrobe gods smile upon us, blessing us with things like this gigantic online Tibi sample sale happening right now. Read more »
Care for your puffer so you can look just as stylish next winter. | Images via Style Caster.
It’s sunny and finally feeling like spring today—hurray! This warmer weather has us dreaming of storing our cold-weather clothes away in an attempt to will the climate into turning balmy. Before you do so, however, there’s one step you can take to ensure your puffer coat stays, well, puffy. Try this easy trick before storing your cozy winter puffer away to make sure it comes out of the coat closet next November in mint condition. Read more »
Black lace is always a good look. | Images via Pop Sugar and HGAB.
I can’t remember the first time I fell in love with fashion, but some of my earliest memories are of me sitting on the floor flipping through my sister’s magazines, ogling celebrity gowns on the red carpet. Today, I still live for the red carpet procession of fabulousness—more so than the awards ceremony itself—and this year’s Oscars didn’t disappoint. I caught up with celebrity stylist Anh Mai (remember her?) to hear which red carpet trends she spotted on Sunday. Read on to see her picks and find out cool ways to incorporate the looks into your everyday wardrobe. Yes, it can be done without looking like a prom queen.
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Clockwise from top left: Shopbop.com; Sephora; Proenza Schouler; Dress and Blouse: Moda Operandi; Net-A-Porter; Alexander McQueen; Steve Blaine; Victoria Beckham; Tabitha Simmons.
After seasons of pared-down simplicity, fashion’s boomerang back to ruffles, flounces and frills is nothing short of exuberant, perfect for the recovering minimalist. Read more »
There’s still time to add this to your wish list! | Nasty Gal.
Although it may not feel like it in the slightest, guess what, people? It’s December, and it won’t be this balmy and beautiful forever. Now is the time to snag some stylish outerwear – right around the holidays and before the cold front hits. While you’re out party-hopping, don’t spoil that fancy ensemble by pairing it with a not-so-cute coat. Take it from us: That pill-y peacoat just doesn’t jibe with your cute cocktail dress. Leave the everyday outerwear at home, and opt instead for one of these fabulous options. Read more »
Never enough jewelry. | Shutterstock.
- Stacking jewelry can be deceiving, because it looks so effortless online, but can really be tricky when you try it at home. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to layer necklaces like an absolute pro. And yes, mixing metals is a thing. [She Finds]
- If cozy-chic is your fall fashion aim (as opposed to Coachella-meets-city-style for summer), then you need to check out these eight cool ways to style your favorite sweater. [The Zoe Report]
Plus: Clinkles, gold-leaf hair and more!