Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Hit List: Jessie J's Striped Jeans

    We're swooning over Jessie J's new striped denim. Photo by Getty ImagesWe're swooning over Jessie J's new striped denim. Photo by Getty ImagesPatterned denim is a huge trend this year, and we've seen legs adorned with everything from animal prints to floral designs. But we fell in love with the striped jeans English singer Jessie J wore to BBC Radio's Hackney Weekend. The contrasting black and white vertical stripes are not just eye-catching-they really elongate her legs! The "Domino" songstress paired her bold denim with other neutrals like a white jean jacket and studded black boots, while her coral and black cropped tank injected the right balance of color into the look.

    It may seem like a wild look for every day, but styled correctly striped jeans can work, and Jessie J's exact pair is fairly affordable. The Jordan Stripe Jeans by Motel are sold at Urban Outfitters for $90 and select sizes are on sale for $56 at Asos.com. (They're also available in pink and white stripes or purple and white stripes for $39.77 each on Asos.com.) If you're feeling timid about the trend, you could try Rag & Bone's tuxedo jeans ($100) or

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  • Beyoncé’s 10 Best Looks: From Low-key Cool to Red Carpet Glam

    Over the years we've watched Beyoncé's transformation from a young musical newcomer to a sophisticated superstar and fashion icon. Her glitzy red carpet gowns are like works of art, her video wardrobes spawn armies of imitators, and her casual weekend outfits are always the right mix of sexy and cool without trying too hard. So basically, we wouldn't mind being Queen B for a day or two. Here's a look back at some of her finest sartorial moments. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty editor

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  • Look Back: Why Debbie Harry’s Downtown Style Still Rocks

    As a regular at legendary New York clubs like Studio 54 and CBGBs, Debbie Harry's style reflected the best of disco, punk, rock, and new wave. From glam sequin dresses and asymmetrical tops to streetwise leather jackets and ripped tees, Blondie's gorgeous lead singer catapulted trends that are still considered the epitome of cool over 30 years later. We're taking a look back at Harry's classic beauty looks and stylish ensembles that continue to inspire the way we dress. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

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  • GIVEAWAY: $1,500 Designer Handbag and Orbit Gum!

    Our contest winner will receive a gorgeous $1,500 purse by a highly coveted designerOur contest winner will receive a gorgeous $1,500 purse by a highly coveted designerHas your handbag seen better days? Yahoo! Shine and Orbit would like to help freshen up your purse and your breath by giving one lucky reader an incredibly fancy designer bag (approximate retail value: $1,500) filled with the cute new micro packs of Orbit gum. Upload photos of your busted, worn-to-death, beat-down, or just plain ugly carry-all that's begging for retirement to our Flickr group contest. Include a description of what's wrong with the bag and why you deserve a new one. Whether you're starting a new job, or just seeking a more polished look, one of you will have your deepest handbag wishes come true! Be the envy of your friends with a clean, fresh smile and a stunning new designer bag featuring one of the world's most recognizable logos.

    Strawberry Remix is just one of several flavors that come in these new purse-friendly micro packs. The winner will get to try them all!Excited enough yet? Upload your photo to Flickr from now until July 20 (click here to enter). Then we'll round up the busted handbag photos into a slideshow where Shine readers will vote on who should win. The winner will be announced on

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  • Pick of the Day: Wedge Sandal

    Up your height and cool factor in these wedge heelsThese edgy Gavin Wedge Sandals by Joe's Jeans were original $195, but now they're on sale for $98.

    Sale starts Monday at noon EST on MyHabit.com.




  • Find it Fridays: Tribal High-Low Dress

    Hello, and welcome back to Find it Fridays! My latest challenge for Shine's weekly fashion scavenger hunt came from a reader named Megan. Here is her request:



    "I am dying to try the hi-low dress trend, but am having a tough time finding one that flatters my skin tone. I love the bohemian vibe tribal prints give, but most dresses I've seen are in an orange-y shade, which is not good for a redhead. I'm 5' 6'' and a size 4, and I'm trying to keep it under $50. If you can help me find a dress, I'd be ecstatic! Thank you."



    This is a girl who knows what she wants! Megan, I found a variety of cool tribal, edgy, boho printed hi-low dresses in colors that would complement your red hair and fair skin and stayed within your budget. Please let me know if you like these choices. Readers: please weigh in on which one you think Janice should pick! Do you have any additional tips on where she can find what she's looking for? Let her know in the comments.

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  • Pick of the day: Beaded necklace

    undefinedThis colorful nOir necklace is the perfect summer accessory. It was originally $215, but now it’s $86.

    Sale starts Friday on MyHabit.

  • Pick of the Day: Theory Sunglasses

    We love these black and clear framesThese chic, two-tone Theory sunnies were originally $295, but now they're on sale for only $65. Grab them while they last!

    Sale starts Thursday at noon EST on MyHabit.com.


  • Pick of the Day: Summer Scarf

    Animal prints will never go out of style.This lightweight Carolina Amato woven ocelot summer scarf was originally $124, but now it's on sale for $59. Snatch it up now and pull together any look!

    Sale starts Wednesday at noon EST on MyHabit.com.



  • Pick of the Day: Ikat Sundress

    Cooler than your average sundressThis edgy Lafayette 148 New York Aurora Ikat Dress was originally $468. Now it's on sale for only $92!

    Sale starts Tuesday at noon EST on MyHabit.com.



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