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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks to statement-making additions like quirky, throwback clock faces and mixed metals, watches have gradually earned the rights to valuable wrist real estate. You can style ‘em amidst a bracelet stack (like the Tory Burch pictured above) or don a menswear-inspired standard and wear it on its own. Now, peruse these picks—there’s an option for every budget—to zero in on a worthy watch—ahem, or two. (We don’t judge.)
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Come winter, outfits become defined by coats. In order to break free from the sea of black down toppers, we suggest opting for a twist on the classic, be it a wool coat in an abstract print or a puffer that plays with patterns. And with all the great sales to be had, there’s no reason to invest in pricey outerwear at the expense of your wallet. Here, 10 stylish, weather-ready coats to be brave those 25 degree temps.
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Confession time: Even though I wear leggings and a noodie to sleep 364 days out of the year, on Christmas Eve, you’d better believe I’m wearing a full pajama set. Something about the festive morning brings out the sleepwear style game in all of us. So in honor of tomorrow’s Christmas morning, here are eight sets of seasonally appropriate sleepwear to give you PJ inspiration, or ya know, prompt a last-minute gift from Santa.
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Jewelry designers are finally maximizing earring real estate with the advent of double-sided earrings. Rather than fastening your earring with clunky metal backs, or worse, the well-intentioned plastic variety, utilize both ends of the post with backs that create streamlined shapes or an unexpected profile. The best part? Most double-sided earrings give the illusion of being simple studs, so it’s a subtle way of adding some extra sparkle or hardware.
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