By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
Fall is my favorite season of the year, but it truly pains me to pack away my summer dresses that have only had a few short months of opportunities to be worn. And although not every summer dress you own can be easily transitioned from wearing on a 95 degree day in July to a 60 degree day in September, chances are if you look closely at your closet, most of them can!
This may look like a skirt and a top, but it's not! It's actually a loose-fitting sleeveless tank dress that I wore by itself all summer, and this morning, threw it on like normal, belted it (this is key when wearing a sweater over a a dress as it pulls the lower half together, creating the faux skirt) and added a sweater on top.
I've found that this trick works best with dresses that don't have a structured shape or waist as you want something that will lie flat under your sweater. And what about those sparkly or metallic dresses that are too fancy to wear to the office? It works
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By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazineRead More »from How to Make Your Summer Dresses Wearable For Fall
By Susan Cernek, Glamour magazine
We've chatted about what to wear with stripes, put out an alert on spring's hot new color, and even found a super chic way to wear a basic, boring button-down. But that doesn't mean we've totally forgotten to try and solve of the most daunting wardrobe riddles of all: the perfect date outfit.Read More »from 5 Date Outfit Ideas From New York Fashion Week
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Sep 16, 2010 4:55 PM EDT
By Susan Cernek, Glamour magazineRead More »from 3 Spring Accessories You Can Start Wearing Right Now
I'm not talking about getting all disposophobia about these (anyone else watch A&E's Hoarders?!) spring accessories, but smart shoppers will stock up on these classic add-ons before they become officially cool and the prices for them skyrocket (or worse, your little sister starts wearing 'em non-stop before you get a chance):
Put big wrap-around obi belts (inspired by the sash-like belts that traditionally cinch Japanese kimonos) on the top of your shopping list. You can either go with a classic, decorative style like those spotted on Carolina Herrera's runway (fab for making a button down and pencil skirt look like a million bucks)...
...or you can do a bigger, more sculptural leather version and get into a '70s groove like Marc Jacobs did (pictured above).
I played shopping fairy and tracked down a few obi belts that are on sale now: Click here to check out what I found.
Next on your list? Big bangles, and lots of 'em. You've got to love this
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Sep 15, 2010 10:38 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Gossip Girl Stylist on the Spring Runway Fashion You'll See Serena and Blair Wearing
Our obsession with the Gossip Girl wardrobe is reaching new heights this season, as the girls flit around Paris in to-die-for couture gowns and cute and quirky ensembles that you'd have to be a.) A French girl or b.) Blair Waldorf to pull off. So when we ran into the show's stylist, Eric Daman, at last night's Mulberry party, we just had to ask what we can expect next season.
My first question for Eric: Are there any pieces you've seen on the runways over the past few days that you're just dying to dress the cast in? "I loved the Jenny Packham show," he told me. "The gowns, I mean! We have so many scenes where we need gowns, so it's just so perfect. They did couture daywear for Blair, couture eveningwear for Serena, and I'm just loving it all." The designer is no stranger to the show--Serena will wear a Jenny Packham dress on the upcoming Fashion's Night Out-themed episode--but the spring 2011 collection (above) looks like it's even more
By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazineRead More »from How To Wear A Brightly Colored Boyfriend Blazer
With this morning's talk of orange on our spring fashion horizon, it got me thinking: I need a colored blazer. I always see girls on the street looking cute in them (I'm talking the longer cut boyfriend-y ones...cropped versions just don't do it for me) but when faced with actually wearing one myself, feel like I can't pull it off. If you're like me and have a fashion fear of the colored blazer, constantly sticking to your reliable neutral versions, today's your lucky day because we've got the scoop on exactly how you should wear it:
I can't tell exactly what she's wearing underneath this blazer, but I think that's just the point. The bright color makes it such a statement piece, that what's underneath should be minimal and virtually unseen. From the bottom, it looks like a shirtdress, but from the top, looks like a basic tank and mini. Either way, both options work!
I do have to point out that if you're going to recreate this look at home, make
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Sep 14, 2010 5:11 PM EDT
By Jenny Feldman, Glamour magazineRead More »from Whitney Port On Her Don't Moment, The #1 Spring Trend, And How To Become Her Intern
When we caught up with her backstage minutes before her spring 2011 Whitney Eve presentation, designer Whitney Port was cool, collected and totally adorable, wearing a spring 2011 jumpsuit of her own design. She spilled the beans on her favorite styles from the line, the worst outfit she's ever sported in public, and more:
According to Port, every girl needs to stock her spring closet with prints, prints, prints. (Might we suggest some of these happy, peppy ones?) Her own spring label features not one but three: an abstract geometric one, a ferris wheel one and a feather pattern. Love!
After fawning over all the pretty clothes and models, we asked Whitney to divulge her biggest fashion Don't ever. She didn't waste a second before answering: "It was an orange dress and brown suede pointy toe boots I wore to an event for Clinique's Happy perfume three years ago. I matched the perfume top!" (Check out the look here!) Port also acknowledged that what's
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Sep 13, 2010 10:54 PM EDT
By Susan Cernek, Glamour magazineRead More »from Spring Trend You Can Start Wearing Now: Happy, Peppy Prints
While there doesn't seem to be a whole lotta color goin' on on the spring 2011 runways (mostly nudes and grays, like Tracey pointed out yesterday) the non-neutral hues that have popped up come in the form of happy, peppy, can't-help-but-smile prints like these...
The new-ish thing about these spring prints is that the aren't big, in-your-face-florals but they're not itsy-bitsy either--instead, they are swirly (like Peter Som's marbled designs), bright and festive. They're just fun:
Meanwhile, Jason Wu turned out these flirty little French polka-dot dresses. Granted, there's no such thing as a French polka-dot, but if there were, don't you think it'd look a little something like this?
Zac Posen's kooky, fruity prints (fruity as in bananas, not as in "B-A-N-A-N-A-S!") were maybe the most fun of all the spring prints so far. For his new Z Spoke collection, he partnered with cheeky British illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve to create whimsical prints like
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Sep 13, 2010 10:30 PM EDT
It's a good thing I had a chance to go backstage and check out the clothes at Tommy Hilfiger, because I confess that I spent practically every second of the runway show gawking at one of the biggest concentration of A-list celebs I've ever seen in one place...
Susan, Jenny, and I had the most perfect view of Tommy's insanely star-studded front row from across the runway. I'm talking (from left to right), Kristen Bell, Lenny Kravitz, Benny Medina, Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Christina Hendricks and Neil Patrick Harris...
...and Rebecca Romijn, Jason Lewis, Jessica Szohr, Ed Westwick, and Kidada Jones...
Seriously, it felt like I was in the pedicure chair reading US Weekly...with moving pictures! I also spotted Kimora Lee Simmons and ex-husband Russell sitting next to each other and laughing, chatting, and looking like the poster children for amicable divorce, and The City star Olivia Palermo (with her new short 'do) exchanging runway critique with serious fashion journalistRead More »from And The Award For Fashion Week's Most Star-Studded Front Row Goes To...
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Sep 13, 2010 8:23 PM EDT
By Susan Cernek, Glamour magazineRead More »from Buh-Bye Skinny Jeans? Sleek '70s Bootcut Denim Is On Its Way Up
While waiting for the ADAM show to start this weekend, I caught up on all the New York fashion week scoop from all the folks we follow with our Glamour_fashion Twitter. Highlights included the sheer nuttiness that went on at the Chanel store after-party and the sneak peek behind tonight's Marc Jacobs's show, but I surprised to learn that this post featuring a cute jeans outfit on the Sartorialist racked up a whopping 333 comments!
(Take a quick peek at the outfit, then pop back to chat!)
All the positive comments about this cute outfit made me start thinking that folks are ready to put shelve the skinny jeans for awhile (baggy boyfriend styles too!), and bring back the lean '70s bootcut jeans.
Especially since just last week, Jessica Simpson proclaimed that she's bringing back the flare in her new denim line! Then low and behold, a few minutes later several high-waist, '70s bootcut jeans hit the ADAM runway--aren't they, well, snazzy?
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Sep 13, 2010 6:51 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from DIY Time: A (FREE!) Way To Get The Updated Cutout Trend, As Seen At Cynthia Rowley
Here's the cool thing about being the kind of girl who geeks out on DIY projects, like me: You can steal the styles you saw on the runway only an hour earlier, months before they hit stores--for next to no money! Check out the stroke of DIY genius I had after yesterday's Cynthia Rowley show, after the jump.
I never really warmed up to the cutout trend--until I saw Cynthia's chic version on the runway. Her show was filled with dresses and skirts that had flashes of skin peeking through little circles adorning the hemlines, and I was instantly smitten. And since I'm the kind of gal who has to wear my new shoes out of the store (yes, I suffer from a severe need for Instant Fashion Gratification), I decided to duplicate the look--for FREE!--as soon as I got home.
I pulled out an old Imitation of Christ dress I bought for a song at Century 21 a few years ago and never really wore. The cut is cute, but it always struck me as just kinda boring...so I