FabSugarSource: 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
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- 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
- 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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One-Minute Makeover Tip: Give Your Slouchy Sweater the Cinch
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
- FabSugar | Fashion – Thu, Oct 25, 2012 7:23 PM EDT
FabSugarSource: One-Minute Makeover Tip: Do the Varsity Thing With a Polished Twist
The sporty vibe first got its stylish overhaul via Isabel Marant's pumped-up kicks and Rag & Bone's slick tuxedo-meets-racer stripe trousers. Now, it's more than a little evident that the athletic aesthetic has taken a turn for the outright academic. Welcome to the "new school" of sporty, where classic letterman jackets get the polished treatment, baseball caps aren't just for playing ball (and bad hair days), and preppy argyle prints prove perfect for low-key crewneck sweatshirts. But don't take our word for it, look to our latest crop of style setters for easy OMM (that's code for one-minute makeover, of course) inspiration. The thing is, you don't have to invest in a new set of clothes to achieve a similar brand of too-cool-for-school. In fact, we think it's worth a little journey to the back of your closet - and into your high school styling archives - to nail this look. Interest piqued?
- Don't limit your
- FabSugar | Fashion – Thu, Oct 11, 2012 7:07 PM EDT
FabSugarSource: Here's How to Borrow From the Boys - the Right Way
There's nothing quite as satisfying as pulling on a boyfriend sweater (whether it's actually your boyfriend's or an oversize treasure you've somehow inherited over the course of your lifetime) on a cold autumnal morning. As the temperature dips, we're looking for more comfy and cozy pieces to base our looks around. Instead of scouring the usual virtual racks, we headed over to the men's department and found some irresistible pieces we'd like to add to our Fall basics lineup: a cozy grandpa cardigan sweater, printed puffer vest, and camouflage tee. Just how do we plan on wearing these borrowed-from-the-boys pieces? It's all about adding an unexpected pop of masculinity to your regular feminine looks. So read on for a few helpful tips, then shop our editor-curated picks here!
- As the temperature dips, you'll need a trusty puffer to keep you cozy. We love the idea of taking this men's tartan vest and belting it to give it a cute
- FabSugar | Fashion – Thu, Oct 11, 2012 7:01 PM EDT
FabSugarSource: One Minute Makeover Tip: Add a Little (or a Lot) of Leopard
What is it about leopard print that always looks instantly fabulous? No matter how you wear it, the pattern always manages to look cool and edgy - and it's one of the easiest ways to spice up your Fall ensemble. As you can see from these chic street stylers, leopard print can be donned in small or large doses, so whether you play it safe with a scarf or clutch, or go all out in a printed coat or top, there's really no wrong way to rock these spots.
- To achieve a laid-back leopard look, adjust your thinking: once you start to consider leopard print as a neutral, it will be infinitely easy to inject it into your current wardrobe. Start mixing your leopard pieces like you would anything else - a leopard scarf with a striped tee, spotted heels with floral pants, etc. It will look cool, hip, and totally effortless.
- A high-impact way to make your leopard print pieces feel fresh for Fall is to put them against a basic
- FabSugar | Fall Fashion – Thu, Oct 11, 2012 6:58 PM EDT
Source: The Easiest, Cutest Combo You'll Wear All Fall: Full Skirts + SweatersRead More »from The Easiest, Cutest Combo You'll Wear All Fall: Full Skirts + Sweaters
Cold mornings make it even harder to get out of bed - and that much harder to put together a cute look on the fly when you're already running 20 minutes behind schedule. Fortunately, this round of fashion math is all about a no-fail outfit formula that will take the stress out of getting dressed (no matter how many times you hit the snooze button). The answer is a three-piece (well, four when you add your tights) solution that makes use of three seasonal essentials: a great fitted sweater, a feminine full skirt, and a pair of go-with-anything ankle boots. Throwing the three together, no matter what prints and textures you play with, creates a classic Fall look that's both figure-flattering and totally appropriate for a day at the office. Just remember to keep your skirts on the longer side if your workplace is more conservative, and up the cool factor for a night out with a full leather skirt. Truthfully,
- FabSugar | Fashion – Thu, Sep 27, 2012 4:51 PM EDT
Source: Muffin Tops and Other Cautionary Tales: We've Got Your Style FixRead More »from Muffin Tops and Other Cautionary Tales: We've Got Your Style Fix
You could chalk it up to a case of "when ill-fitting clothes happen to good people," but whatever the underlying cause of our most dreaded style dilemmas may be, we're putting a (full) stop to them now. Here's the thing: we, like many, are not exempt from the perils of muffin top, underarm fat, back fat, "mom butt" - you get the picture. But, rather than accentuate our not-so-sexy features, we're looking to disguise, conceal, and banish those unflattering bits with some strategic styling (and, of course, a healthy lifestyle). It's all about emphasizing what we love most about our bodies - and, OK, looking insanely good in an LBD à la Brigitte Bardot - so no more fashion snafus from here on out.
The problem: Muffin top
Styling solution: Friends don't let friends fall victim to the muffin-top look. So, we're telling you now: size up. Chances are, you think that by increasing your jean size, you'll lose that