14 Stylish Coats That Won’t Ruin Your Fancy Outfit

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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 »

Shop Talk: How to Dress Up Your LBD for the Holidays


Dressing up a wardrobe workhorse 101: It’s all in the details. | Shutterstock.

  • With the holiday season in full swing, nobody’s got the time (or, let’s be real, money) to spring for a new party wardrobe. Instead, upgrade your LBD to holiday-ready with these 10 easy styling tricks. [PureWow]
  • In case you haven’t found gifts for everyone in your life yet, here’s a super-handy list of white elephant gifts under $15 that you’ll want to keep for yourself. [PopSugar]

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Shop Talk: How to Layer Necklaces Like a Style Blogger


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!

How to Break Out of Your Fall Fashion Rut


How to (just slightly) change up your go-tos. | Images via J Brand, Forever 21, Shutterstock, Nine West and Banana Republic.

Fashion uniforms are great. They’re the secret of some of the most stylish women ever, and they make dressing a cinch. But it’s easy to mistake a uniform or signature look for, well, a fashion rut. There’s no shame in this; we all often reach for the easiest things in our closet, the ones that don’t take any thought, the pieces we’ve worn a thousand times, the head-to-toe outfits we know work well and still fit. But after you’ve thrown on that chambray button-up for the fiftieth time, it’s easy to feel lazy, stagnant and, well, downright bored.

Switching things up doesn’t have to mean a complete style turnaround, though. It just calls for subtle tweaks to what you already own. To make your rut-busting process easier, I’ve rounded up seven wardrobe staples — easy, go-with-anything items that tend to get the most wear – and their just slightly elevated counterparts. Think of it as Your Personal Style, Version 2.0.  Read more »

Shop Talk: How to Wear a Turtleneck Like It’s 2015 and Not 1987


It’s all about how you pair the old wardrobe staple. | Shutterstock.

  • The Steve Jobs staple is back in a big way (and not just to complete the easiest Halloween costume of all time). Here’s how to wear a turtleneck without crossing into ‘80s Christmas card territory. Editors’ pick: Pair a thin, tight turtleneck with a fuller midi skirt for a classic silhouette. [Purewow]
  • If you want your tresses to steal the spotlight this Halloween, check out these hair-centric Halloween looks, complete with instructions, to turn yourself into a unicorn, fairy princess, or (my favorite) subway pizza rat. [Popsugar]

Drake lipstick and DIY runway accessories that don’t look homemade

Shop Talk: How to Last All Day in Heels


Rock your heels like a champion, all day long. | Shutterstock.

  • Fashion editors dish their eight secrets for wearing heels all day long. Turns out, they aren’t superwomen – just really, really smart with their shoe selection. [WhoWhatWear]
  • The newest nail craze is the shattered glass mani. Now, I’m not usually one to jump on the nail trend bandwagon, but this one has me thinking twice – it’s the perfect blend of avant grade and girly shimmer. [The Fashion Spot]
  • Got a date coming up? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or your millionth: these are the three date looks you need to have in your wardrobe arsenal. From casual at the movies to glammed out for a fancy dinner, here’s how to dress to impress your hottie. [The Zoe Report]

Plus: Eat your way to better skin, and the 11 Target beauty products you’re missing

Shop Talk: How to Dress Down a Cocktail Dress for Daytime

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Casual accessories bring a dress from fancy to office-appropriate. | Shutterstock.

  • Here at Shoppist, we’re all about busting out your fancy things for everyday, because fashion is supposed to be fun. But there’s an art to it, and this article breaks it down to perfection. Follow these four styling tips to dress down a cocktail dress for daytime, and you’ll be looking next-level chic in no time. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Do you have a closet full of amazing clothes, half of which you never really wear? You don’t have to go through hassle of going to a Buffalo Exchange and hoping they’ll deem your clothes worthy of reselling (check out our Shoppist editor’s harrowing/humiliating journey through resale here). Now, you can post your clothes online via sites like Etsy, Poshmark and Whirl – and you can make bank if you follow these awesome tips to maximize your online presence. [U.S. News]
  • It’s getting kinda cold now, but don’t pack away your sandals just yet! Check out these four tips for pulling off tights with open-toed shoes so you can get the most out of your transition-season wardrobe. [PureWow]

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Shop Talk: How to Completely Transform Your Fall Wardrobe for $0 (No, Really)


Free wardrobe makeover tip #1: Mix prints. | Lauren McGrath.

  • Want to look like you have a whole new wardrobe without spending a dime? No, this is not a trick. Check out these ten genius ways to pair, accessorize, and transform your style for fall using items you already have. Score! [The Fashion Spot]
  • However, if you are looking to spend a dime or two, here is the one and only definitive list to follow when shopping for spring. Hint: It’s all about bright colors, crazy prints, statement eyeglasses, and all sparkle everything. Be a step ahead of the trend and start rocking these themes now – instant It Girl. [Man Repeller]
  • Been feeling a little short lately, especially under all these fall layers? I’m with you. These five celeb-approved styling tricks to make you look taller are seriously about to infiltrate your life. Also, you will feel much better about your own height knowing stunners like Scar Jo and Vanessa Hudgens are just barely over 5 feet. [WhoWhatWear]

Plus: How to pull off a short hemline, and finding your spirit houseplant.

Fried, Dried and Frizzy: 10 Pro Tips for Fixing Summer’s Worst Hair Woes


Your best hair ever awaits. | Shutterstock.

As much as we talk about skin protection in the summer (are you wearing sunscreen now? Go put some on!), we rarely discuss the fact that our hair can take quite a beating in the sun. I chatted with Cassie LeMunyon, a colorist and stylist at Suede Salon and Spa in Marlton to get tips on keeping locks healthy and fresh. Read more »

Market Report: You’re Probably Washing Your Clothes Way Too Often


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!

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