From military jackets to major brocade, the Fall 2012 collections were packed with stellar trends we can't wait to try. But when it's still in the sweltering mid-80s outside, what's an ahead-of-the-curve girl to do?
We've rounded up some of the coming season's best styles and tweaked them for late summertime-so you can feel fashion-forward without breaking a sweat. Click through for our runway inspiration, styling tips and shoppable picks.
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From military jackets to major brocade, the Fall 2012 collections were packed with stellar trends we can't wait to try. But when it's still in the sweltering mid-80s outside, what's an ahead-of-the-curve girl to do?Read More »from How to Wear Fall's Biggest Trends Right Now
- Babble.com | Fashion – Thu, Aug 16, 2012 2:43 PM EDT
As much as I love summer, I have to admit I am a little excited for fall and all its fashions. Of course, that means it's the season for denim! There are so many amazing options these days. Different cuts, washes and colors -- there's always something for everyone and every occasion! Instead of wearing those plain blue jeans, try these 8 denim alternatives this fall. Enjoy! - By Liz Stanley
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One of my favorite fashion trends of the moment (and my current love affair) is polka dots! What's there not to love about polka dots though, right? They're classic and effortlessly timeless, and can feel both cheekily retro or perfectly modern. I tend to have a lot of basics in my wardrobe. Pieces that can easily transition from lunch meetings with clients to date nights on the weekends. And I am all about fun accessories and statement pieces! Add in a fun pop of color and pattern, like these fun dots, and you're set all year-long! For fall I am absolutely loving this trend -- here are 7 of my favorite picks to inspire your own polka dot obsession! - By Cyd Converse
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The stars came out this week to celebrate "Sparkle", opening this Friday. While the film has the dubious honor of being Whitney Houston's last movie, we can't wait to see some sumptuous 60s-era costumes and hair designs and to hear stars Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo harmonize. Here are some hits (and a few misses) from the red carpet.
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Thu, Aug 16, 2012 2:29 PM EDT
Move over, Diner Dash -- there's a new girl game on the market. "Fashion Hazard" is an arcade-style video game for the iPad and iPhone that lets gamers choose a fashion model avatar and then guide her down an action-packed runway, dodging obstacles like red paint, flying lattes, and other antagonistic models. No surprise that the game was created by Interactive Product Group, a part of Conde Nast, the media giant that publishes "Vogue," "Glamour," and "GQ."
The game was influenced by "Temple Run," a fast-paced, Indiana Jones-esque chase through an ancient temple. "Fashion Hazard" is similar, only a catwalk replaces the temple paths. It's being introduced as a sort of antidote to the typical video games for girls that are all about running a cupcake store or dressing up dolls. "Fashion Hazard" is clearly trying to make the statement that girls like action, too, and arcade-style games are not just for boys.
- The_Stir | Fashion – Thu, Aug 16, 2012 2:20 PM EDT
red stilettos heelsI think as women we're raised loving high heels: We're photographed walking around in mom's or grandma's shoes as little girls, we buy our first pair of one-inch kittens for the father-daughter dance, and our college closet is stocked with pumps for every occasion.
Now let's pause for a moment and talk about something else: stilettos. I can't walk in them to save my life. I would faceplant. I can see wearing these sky-high spikes if you had no nerve endings in your feet (or were eager to lose said nerve endings), but for the rest of us, it just seems hopeless. Now now, don't you fret, you fashionistas you! I have the stiletto solution EVERY style savvy mom has been waiting for ...
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Wear the heels anyway. Just skip the height, the super thick platform, and the headache and slip into a pair of heels you can actually get from place-to-place in. You can make every sacrifice in the book, but don'tRead More »from 6 Sexy High Heels Moms Can Wear Without Falling Over (PHOTOS)
You can instantly update your fall wardrobe with a fresh new handbag. Even better is that with any of the following choices, you can do it for less than $80!
Hop a Flight Teal and Coral Purse
Whether you're heading across country or just across town, come prepared with this vibrant vegan leather purse with a coral top handle, golden slide closures, and bottom panel with brogue detail. $42 at Lulus.com
Elliott Lucca Handbags Lucca 3-Way Demi
Classic styleThis timeless piece, which is available in myriad colors, will work as well with jeans and a tee as it will with work and evening play attire. $78 at zappos.com
Take It or Weave It BagThis petite, woven purse with a fuchsia interior is so prismatic that it'll go with pretty much any outfit. $39.99 at modcloth.com
Eskeets Elegant OptionThis modern spin on the messenger bag will have you delivering style this season. $50 at Aldo Shoes
Crowston Cute ClutchThis versatile and amazingly affordable clutch comes with plenty of Read More »from Fabulous Fall Handbags Under $80
By Amanda Orley, CNBC.comRead More »from Rent the Runway Buys into Social Media
Have you ever eyed a movie star on the cover of a magazine and thought, "I wish I could afford that outfit."
Rent the Runway, a website started by two Harvard Business School classmates, makes that possible.
Jennifer Fleiss, 28, and Jennifer Hyman, 31, created Rent the Runway in 2009. Their goal was to provide women with "aspirational products from top designers that a woman otherwise wouldn't be able to afford" says Fleiss. Today, Rent the Runway has over 2.5 million members and has raised over $30 million in funding.
The concept is simple. Create an account for free on Rent the Runway's website for access to over 25,000 dresses and 4,000 accessories. Shoppers can rent a dress (and a second size for free) for four or eight days at a time at prices ranging from $30-$250. Additional fees apply for the eight-day rental period. To return the dress, you simply package it into the enclosed pre-paid envelope and drop it in any USPS blue mailbox-no dry cleaning
If there's one motto Hollywood seems to live by, it's "if you've got it, flaunt it"-advice Gwyneth Paltrow took to heart, recently. In a new paparazzi shot, the actress was spotted leaving a restaurant wearing very little indeed, with people asking if she was even wearing pants at all. We know Gwyn's got fab legs, but this fashion faux pas got us thinking: Can shorts ever be too short?
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The simple answer, of course, is yes. If you're going to be flashing your naughty bits, your shorts are probably too short. But there are other things to take into consideration when examining the length of your garments: Are your legs shapely enough to pull them off? Can you bend over without flashing anyone? Are you comfortable? If you answered no to any of these, you might want to reconsider your outfit.
Rumor has it that Gwyneth was actually wearing tiny, white daisy dukes under this longRead More »from Can Shorts Ever Be Too Short?
Former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and rock legend Stevie Nicks has the kind of wardrobe that's hard to explain. Equal parts gypsy queen and gothic sorceress, she's never met a fingerless glove or velvet gown she didn't like, and we have yet to see an outfit that she can't pull off. Nicks has inspired legions of fans and paved the way for stylish artists everywhere--from Taylor Swift to Florence Welch.
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