Source: How to Turn Your NYE Dress Into a Winter Wardrobe Staple
So, here's what happened: you got a little pressed for time on New Year's Eve and ended up having to run into the nearest store to find a last-minute look for the night. In a panic, you grabbed the first sequined minidress that caught your eye and convinced yourself that you'd wear it well after the countdown to midnight. Now that the party is over and the celebration has ended, you're basically stuck with a glittery piece of history - but what do you do with it? If, like us, you're all about making the most of what you've already got, just see how we've styled up a party-ready sequined dress to serve you well for work and the weekend - and turn that eleventh-hour purchase into an unexpected wardrobe staple.
Work: Daytime sequins were a serious hit on the Spring runways, with designers like Reem Acra, Fendi, Tracy Reese, and more showing off how to make the shiny stuff work at the office. Make your NYE dress office-ready
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- FabSugar | Fashion – Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:33 PM EST
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FabSugarSource: Don't Pass on Prints: How to Put a Fresh Spin on Your Winter Florals
To some people, feminine florals are an inherently springtime trend, but designers like Rag & Bone, Valentino, and Proenza Schouler all showed a bevy of bold flowered prints on their Fall runways - ushering in a new, unexpected look for the cold-weather months. Recently, we saw some always-stylish celebs getting in on the movement, so we've styled up three outfits that incorporate Winter florals in a way that will have you rethinking your seasonal pattern rules. Read on for a few floral-mixing tips, then click here to see and shop our editor's picks.
- Dressy florals aren't a new concept by any means, but we love a sultry take on red and black romanticism. Style up a fitted floral dress with black tights and a contrast coat, then accessorize with sexy studded booties and a chain-strap bag.
- Put a spin on the girlie floral button-down blouse by making it party-ready with a black peplum miniskirt. Slip on a
- FabSugar | Fashion – Thu, Jan 3, 2013 5:07 PM EST
FabSugarSource: 3 Festive Finds - and How to Put Them to Good Use When the Party Is Over
There's a lot of buildup that goes into the party season. Not that we don't love all the outfit planning, but it can be a bit of a letdown to find that perfect party look only to realize you probably won't be wearing it again (or at least anytime soon). Those can be some big investments for one-time-only wear, so to save you from any buyer's remorse that might settle in when the party ends, we're showing you how to put those pieces to good use well after the holiday season. We scoured the market for three of our favorite seasonal pieces - then we put them to the test with a party-perfect look and a look to wear long after the ball drops. We're pleased to report that each of these pieces easily pulls double duty.
- Party Pants: Yes, jacquard pants like this Tibi Anais Jacquard Skinny Pant ($485) were just about made for party season - but don't underestimate their versatility. You can amp them up with a
- FabSugar | Fashion – Thu, Jan 3, 2013 5:02 PM EST
FabSugarSource: Winterize It: 5 Miniskirt + Tights + Boot Combos to Try Now
Just because it's frigid out doesn't mean your poor little miniskirts have to suffer in the back of your closet. It's time to dust them off and add them to your Winter rotation. How so? By pairing them with tights and boots. But not just any tights and boots - ones that will really elevate your skirts to a whole other level. This is the time to experiment with colors, textures, and prints. We're talking taking your holiday-ready sequin miniskirts and tempering them with gray tights and ankle boots and adding a pop of color to your printed minis via bright-red boots. There's way more amazing combos to try, so check out five miniskirt, tights, and boot outfits we've put together just for you.
- Every girl should have a leather miniskirt in her arsenal. Spice it up for Winter with red tights and gray lace-up booties.
- Who said sequin skirts are only good for the holidays? Wear yours with gray tights and black suede
FabSugarSource: Did You Buy the Wrong Winter Coat This Season?
Did you buy the wrong coat this season? Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about finding the heaviest coat to stay warm in the Winter, it's about wearing the right one. Each climate has its own peculiarities; some have more rain, others have heavy windchill factor, and some have more snow. Needless to say, it takes a certain kind of coat to battle the forces of Mother Nature, so we're supplying you with some essential coat-guide tips before you make your big investment this season. Just read below for our regional coat-buying guide.
- West: States like California, Oregon, and Washington experience mild to moderately cold Winters with rain and a lot of snow in certain regions. The best coats for this region are water-repellent coats with insulation. Thinner puff coats are a good choice, along with wool coats, and padded anorak jackets.
- Northern Rockies: States like Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska are much more
- FabSugar | Fashion – Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:07 PM EST
Source: Meet Your Cool-Girl Alternative to the Cocktail DressRead More »from 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
- FabSugar | Fashion – Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:00 PM EST
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