The easiest way to dapper-ize an outfit is with great outerwear. A crisp waxed-canvas jacket or trim bomber elevates a worn pair of jeans, and a denim jacket instantly adds style cred when layered under a blazer. (See how to pull this off here.) Instead of investing in an entire new wardrobe for spring, consider buying one great jacket. We’ve found 10 of the best out there now. Consider it your shopping list. (Psst: Check out our lineup of the most stylish spring jackets for women here, and see our roundup of the must-know men’s spring trends here.)
As much as the 50-degree temps seem like sunbathing weather (ya know, compared to snowpocalypse), it’s not quite time to ditch your coat. But that doesn’t mean you need to bundle up. Spring offers tons of fresh outerwear that looks seasonally appropriate (think: airy watercolors and punchy pineapple prints) while still keeping you warm as the seasons transition. Here, 10 gorgeous picks you can wear this week. So long, cocoon coats. Read more »
Thanks to Daylight Savings, you may have noticed that the sun is actually still out during your evening commute. (Cheer!) But that means that your mornings leave you in the dark. Brighten up with one of these 14 luminaries — we’ve got floor lamps, desk lamps and, yes, even a surprisingly chic nightlight. It’s not quite natural sunlight, but for now, we’ll take it. Read more »
For the last five years or so, it’s been skinny jeans every day, everywhere. And while no one can dispute their slimming, leg-lengthening qualities, we’re starved for new proportions. Enter: Wide leg jeans. The throwback denim is experiencing a major comeback and we’re already stocking up for spring. However, as stylish as they may be, there are a few styling tricks to keep in mind:
1. Keep the wash light. Save the ultra-inky washes for your raw denim. Wide legs are meant to skew retro.
2. Wear heels. Wide leg jeans are already equipped to make your legs look crazy-long. Maximize the illusion by wearing your jeans with booties or a platform sandal.
3. Call your tailor. Most wide legs jeans have super-long inseams—usually 32 inches and up. If you’re not leggy and don’t plan on wearing 6-inch heels (see #2), then be sure to call a tailor to take up the seam. Raggedy hems will look more grungy surfer than hippie goddess. Psst: While shopping, account for any fading or whiskering that might look wonky post-hem. Read more »
Step away from the oft-Instragrammed J.Crew navy gingham shirt. The classic, while always a hit, can get majorly boring — and fast. From fresh embroidery accents (think Hawaiian dancers instead of lobsters) to unexpected textures like comfy, quilted cotton, there are tons of ways to up your shirt game without succumbing to the expected. Here, eight to get you started. Read more »
If you’re deeply in need of a spring fashion fix, we suggest metallics. From traditional golds and silvers to out-there florals and blues, major sheen is having a major moment. The best part? Though we included some aspirational warm-weather pieces (hello, jacquard shorts!), metallics are largely transitional. Try layering a sleeveless oxford atop a turtleneck or switching out a carryall for a rose gold clutch. Read more »
With the onslaught of spring collections arriving at local retailers, it’s a tricky time to think about buying clothes. Here at Shoppist HQ, we’ve found an alternative: Instead of sprucing up your closet, trick out your family room/den/living room — really, wherever there’s a chair — with a throw pillow. The more textures, patterns and colors, the better. The best part? You can just sub ‘em out when you get bored.
As an avid bralette hoarder, I can attest to the dopamine-releasing, feel-good effects of a lingerie purchase. Lacy, delicate and coquettish, they’re pretty enough that they might trump buying shoes. In preparation for Valentine’s Day (or just to rev up your jeans-and-tee look), we’ve culled 15 glamorous lingerie pieces to fit your needs. Best practice: pair it with a swipe of confidence-boosting, red lipstick, and you’ve got one sexy look.
Remember when we asked male Philly Mag staffers to weigh in on their favorite goods from the Barneys Warehouse Clearance sale? Well, after the post, the men all agreed that the best pick went to design director Michael Wilson, who called out an awesome pair of wingtip lace-up boots.
But, much to the chagrin of some staffers, the boots quickly sold out (c’mon, they were marked down to $119.60 from $660). So this week’s fashion roundup was a no-brainer: 11 pairs of stylish men’s boots that are also on sale. A word to the wise: These steep markdowns will move quickly; get your trigger finger (and credit card) ready.
Psst: If you’re worried about salt stains, consult this tutorial for removing white marks and keeping your boots pristine.
Like a giant sparkly necklace or a fun printed coat, one accessory or clothing item can make an outfit. That’s why your requisite winter look of sweaters and jeans needs to be introduced to the statement bootie. Comfy and easy to slip on, the bold boot doesn’t need to be bright or gaudy to make a splash. Instead, opt for interesting textures (like tufts of fur!), embellishments or a play on classic neutrals (like tortoiseshell and bronze). Getting dressed doesn’t get much easier than this.