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

Read with coffee: The 5 style headlines you need to know this a.m.

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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]

  • Solange Knowles is teaming up with Kiehl’s Skincare to raise money for charity. For a limited time, sales of her favorite serum, Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, will benefit Son of a Saint, 14 Plus NYC, and Plus, the serum will come in a colorful, limited-edition box designed by Solange. [Hello Beautiful]
  • Forget heroin chic, homeless chic, or any of the other brow-raising fashion moments – the newest fashion statement coming out of Valentino and Junya Watanabe is being dubbed “migrant chic.” These looks are clearly influenced by African style; we’re seeing high fashion campaigns shot in the middle of a Hungarian refugee camp. This article begs the question, “Is appropriation necessarily wrong?” Franca Sozzani argues that it’s fashion’s way to weigh in on current events. [The New York Times]