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Why Painting Your Jeans Is the Best Fashion DIY Ever (Seriously!) — And How to Do It

I’m not a big jeans person, which is probably why I’m having such a field day this season. Instead of basic baby blues, designers are amping […]

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Why We Should All Start Carrying Baskets Instead of Purses

Though the Hermès Birkin is the crown jewel of purses, it seems few remember that the bag Jane Birkin usually carried was far more humble. […]

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Monday Obsession: We’ve Found the Best-Ever Denim Jacket

Full disclosure: I don’t think I actually own anything from J.Crew. I realize this puts me in the minority, as everyone has at least something from the store, but […]

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How to Wear a Bathrobe As a Spring Jacket — And Why You Should

I have a thing for bathrobes. I wear them around the house — not the very comfy kind, or the very sexy kind, but the dramatic, floor-skimming kind […]

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The New, Weird, Fabulous Ways to Wear Brooches

A few years ago, I took to wearing a cluster of vintage brooches on everything: sweaters, dresses, t-shirts, clutches. After a while I grew tired […]

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My Style Dilemma: Am I a Cool-Girl Minimalist Or a Wacky Maximalist?

As a lifestyle and shopping editor in her early thirties, I feel pressured to have a distinct, set-in-stone style. I should wear only one color, all the time (like […]

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9 Best-Dressed at Indochino’s Opening Party

Last week, Philly Mag’s resident pap HughE Dillon went to the grand opening party of Indochino, a Canadian custom menswear store that has opened a […]

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I Wrote Down Everything I Bought For One Year

In December of 2013, I issued myself a challenge. For one calendar year, I’d keep track of every single apparel item and accessory I bought. The idea […]

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10 Street-Style Inspirations For Your Chicest 2015

It’s easy to fall into a style rut. Take this opportunity to ditch your weight-loss resolutions and replace them with style resolutions. Whether your goal is […]

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Market Report: 5 Style Resolutions For Your Chicest Year Ever

These five simple style resolutions will help you upgrade and polish your look for 2015. And who doesn’t want that? [WhoWhatWear] Because this is just plain […]

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Day In The Life: Pennsylvania Ballet Dancer (And Sugarplum Fairy) Lauren Fadeley

We chatted with Lauren Fadeley (you might recognize her from the Nutcracker signs hanging along Broad Street—she’s the Sugarplum Fairy) to see how she gets […]

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My Favorite Things: Head House Books Owner Richard De Wyngaert

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A Day In The Life With DesignPhiladelphia’s Co-Founder Hilary Jay

If anyone knows all about the coolest stuff in the city, it’s Hilary Jay. Ten years ago, Jay brought DesignPhiladelphia to life, and the weeklong […]

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The Look: 8 Basics That Will Take Your Style to The Next Level

Forget “Look at me!” fashion. This fall, embrace discreet, anti-trend dressing (known as “normcore”) with posh, understated classics that let you blend in — albeit […]

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The Edit: 8 Ways to Wear White After Labor Day

It’s after Labor Day and guess what? People—very stylish people at that—are still wearing white. Gasp! The stark non-color is the easiest way to get (or […]