Source: Meet Your Cool-Girl Alternative to the Cocktail Dress
As we're well into the holiday season you may already be tired of the proverbial cocktail dress, but don't worry, we've got your fix. This season we're drawing on the polished but laid-back outfit combos we saw on the likes of Tibi's Fall runway, with slouchy sweatshirt tops and posh pencil skirts. It's the best of both worlds - a mix of comfort and cool - that's as fresh and unexpected as it is easy to pull together. The trick is finding luxe fabrics to make the ensemble all the more eye-popping. Look to festive jacquard in seasonal reds and greens, sleek leather, and satin-finished peplum to dress up, then counter with a sportier sweatshirt top (that'll also keep you cozy!). Should you fear you're not quite party-ready, that's where your footwear factors in - opt for a minimalist, totally sexy ankle-strap heel to finish it off, and if you're still in search of something to glam it up, don't hesitate to complement your
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- FabSugar | Fashion – Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:07 PM EST
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FabSugarSource: Keep Your Winter Layering Far Away From the Michelin Man - Here's How
Let's take a moment to put aside the holiday styling preparations, and turn our attention to a more casual affair. We're thinking off-duty here. More specifically, we're thinking about the ways in which we can take our low-key Winter looks - layers, layers, and more layers - and transform them into chic, functional, nonbulky uniforms. Let's start with three solid outfit ideas: a silky maxi dress-turtleneck combo for the feminine styler, a plaid-infused ensemble for the classicist, and a leather-fur-wool trifecta that won't let a textural enthusiast down. Click on for our latest (off-duty) edition of how not to look like the Michelin Man when heading out into subzero temps, and tell us how you'll be wearing your laid-back wares this weekend.
- Winter whites with a layered, cozy twist. To make sure you're not drowning in the lighter hue, take care to play with proportions, tones, and texture. Here, we went
- FabSugar | Fashion – Wed, Dec 5, 2012 6:44 PM EST
FabSugarSource: Styling 101: Olivia, Leigh, and Julia Take On the White Shirt 3 Ways
Carolina Herrera's launch of the CH White Shirt Collection proved to be more than just a party - the celebration was also a celebrity how-to in styling the designer's new line of classic button-downs. If you've ever overlooked the button-down or cast it aside as a humdrum wardrobe necessity, these three renditions may just serve to sway your opinion. Certainly, there's a little fashion fodder here for every personality, from Olivia's leather pants to Julia's more elegant evening look. Just read on for the styling takeaways, courtesy of three of our favorite fashion faces.
- The sophisticate: Leigh offered a more conservative approach, the kind you just might take to the office - perhaps with a polished blazer to top it off. She kept her style simple but selected a cap-sleeved iteration to inject a little more interest and drew attention to the collar by buttoning the blouse to the very top. Wide-leg pants
- FabSugar | Holiday Gift Guide – Wed, Dec 5, 2012 6:31 PM EST
FabSugarSource: You're About to Be an Online Shopping Pro - 9 Reasons Why Right Here
Cyber Monday may be over, but the online holiday shopping madness hasn't even hit its tipping point. And while we don't doubt your prowess when it comes to snagging a great deal in 10 clicks or less, this is a special case of seasonal sale overload. Bottom line: we don't want you to miss a beat as you scour the web for gifts. So, consider this an early present from us to you - all the "best practice" tips you could ever want when it comes to online holiday shopping like a pro. Free shipping? Check. Promo codes at the ready? Done. The insider scoop on how to save big on your favorite sites? Yours for the taking. It's all here, trust us; just keep reading.
- Tuesday is the jam. For some reason, Tuesday seems to be the universal day that ecommerce sites post new sales and update their merchandise. And if you plan on scouring your favorite online destinations on Tuesday, start your clicking really early. Most
- FabSugar | Fashion – Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:35 PM EST
FabSugarSource: The 7 Holiday Party Staples Every Girl Should Have at the Ready
What's the easiest way to keep your holiday styling stress-free? Stick to the bare (but bold) necessities. When you think "festive fashion," chances are, you conjure up images of metallic party dresses, sequined tops, and velvet accents, and you would be right to think this way. But let's be real. It's not exactly budget-friendly to splurge on an entirely new wardrobe just for a four-week-long holiday party circuit stint. That's why we've outlined the seven staples that will, in effect, get you through the season effortlessly and with that aforementioned element of sparkle and shine. We know you've already got the basics - denim, a great black dress, a chunky cardigan - so these particular picks provide the punch-up needed to take even the most casual outfit from laid-back to luxe. Some are subtle (a sophisticated lace top, for example) and some not so much (a bejeweled satin clutch is certainly a louder choice):Read More »from The 7 Holiday Party Staples Every Girl Should Have at the Ready
- FabSugar | Fashion – Fri, Nov 30, 2012 5:06 PM EST
FabSugarSource: You Don't Have to Pack Away Those Summer Dresses After All - Here's WhyRead More »from You Don't Have to Pack Away Those Summer Dresses After All — Here's Why
We're about to double the number of Winter-wearable items in your closet without spending a dime - the secret? Keep your summery dresses where you can see them. That's right, if you haven't already packed them away, we've got a better idea for you: equip these lightweight numbers with the appropriate seasonal layers (soft, fuzzy cardigans, thick tights, booties, and slick outerwear); then there's no reason to pigeonhole these warm-weather pieces to a four-month window. For those on the fence about crossing tried-and-true dressing lines, we've got a star-studded lineup to make a strong styling argument and we're providing easy tips below.
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First up, an effortless-looking Keira Knightley put a cozy-layer spin on her paisley-printed sheath just by adding a long black cardigan, black tights, and black ankle boots. Next, Nicky Hilton
- FabSugar | Fashion – Wed, Oct 31, 2012 2:13 PM EDT
FabSugarSource: Yes, the Fur Vest Is Officially a Fall Staple - 10 Ways to Wear It NowRead More »from Yes, the Fur Vest is Officially a Fall Staple — 10 Ways to Wear it Now
After yet another season, the (faux) fur vest emerged once again as a staple in our closets. Why? Its luxe look adds interest to any Fall look, not to mention that it stylishly protects us from the chill. If the parade of style-setters, like Olivia Palermo, or the runways rife with fur layers, like J. Mendel, haven't yet convinced you of its ultrachic effect, then allow us to persuade you. Inside we've outfitted 10 ways to wear one awesome faux-fur vest for Fall - no matter what the occasion. In fact, you could wear this piece from the office to the weekend and even as the finishing touch on your most glamorous of looks. From city slicker to downtown girl to all-black edge, we have the perfect plush ensemble to fit everyones style, so shop our editor-curated looks here!
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FabSugarSource: How to Keep Cozy (Without Looking Sloppy) at Work
When the real cold weather starts, it's tempting to ditch any sort of dress code and head to work wrapped up in a sleeping bag. Thankfully, common sense (and a little vanity) brings us to our senses; but since Winter definitely means bundling up, even for the office, we're helping you to do it as stylishly as possible. No, a corporate look isn't exactly cozy, but there are ways to warm up the suit look (aside from following Anna Dello Russo's lead and slapping a stick-on heating pack under our clothes) with some creative layering. For our favorite ways to do just that - plus a few key pieces - read on:
- The surest way to stay warm and polished is all about the fabrics you choose. Winter calls for heavier finishes, like velvet, corduroy, and wool. While you wouldn't wear a wool suit in August, you also shouldn't wear your linen jackets in November. Trade your breezy fabrications for something more cozy, like these wool trousers
- FabSugar | Fashion – Wed, Oct 31, 2012 1:57 PM EDT
FabSugarSource: One-Minute Makeover Tip: Give Your Slouchy Sweater the Cinch
Today's wardrobe refresh lets you have your slouchy sweater and a more defined shape, too. That's to say, we're getting a hold (rather, a cinch) on these chunkier Fall layers before they consume us. You don't need to break the bank to follow suit - all that's required for this mini overhaul is some strategic belt, plus topper, action.
Take it from these seasoned style setters: giving your look an extra dose of definition is a cinch.
- The first thing you should know about giving your oversize sweater the belt treatment - it inevitably leads to a new take on proportions. Whether you pair this waist-enhancing accent with jeans on bottom or a slim-cut pencil skirt, it draws your eye to three, instead of two, shapely points: the torso, the waist, and the legs.
- If you're wearing a printed or supertextured sweater, we'd go for a thicker, wider belt to offset the dynamic pattern. A skinnier version may not break up the
- FabSugar | Fall Fashion – Thu, Oct 25, 2012 7:29 PM EDT
FabSugarSource: Beyond Camouflage: How to Wear Fall's Military-Inspired PiecesRead More »from Beyond Camouflage: How to Wear Fall's Military-Inspired Pieces
The military-inspired look isn't a fleeting trend, and we've got the Fall '12 runways to back us up. Instead of just erring on the side of traditional camouflage prints and surplus army parkas, there's a new breed of structural pieces that point to an updated take on utilitarian silhouettes and cavalry-influenced details. Victoria Beckham presented a strong olive-green-and-black palette that gave way to a particularly feminine crop of military-inspired sheaths - not your average cargo dress. Altuzarra put a luxe fur-trimmed spin on parkas and khaki pants, Jason Wu toughened up his vest selection with a military twist, and Burberry provided the perfect balance of equestrian meets old-school military. As with any heavily themed trend, the trick is never to go overboard - one piece per ensemble is always enough. Thus, we're looking to incorporate the coolest military trench coat into our off-duty wardrobe, juxtapose a