more about: clothing

Pleased To Meet You

Hello, RS readers! My name is Elinor Smith, and I’m a brand new addition to the Simply Stated blog team. I have, however, been working in Real Simple’s fashion department for the past 4+ years. As the assistant fashion editor, I write and do market work for print, as well as for the Daily Finds section of the website. Since […]

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“The $98 Bill” Designer Swimsuit by Norma Kamali

Finding an affordable high-quality swimsuit can be just as hard as finding a flattering one! But I think I may have found the double whammy we have all been searching for. Feast your eyes on “The $98 Bill” suit by Norma Kamali… This retro style nylon-and-Lycra suit (doesn’t it remind you of something Joan would wear on “Mad Men”?) boosts […]

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Use ThredUP to Get Rid of Clothes Your Kids Have Outgrown

It will soon be time to switch out your closet for a more warm-weather friendly wardrobe. And if you ave kids, that means you’ll soon be faced with a pile of clothing that they’ve outgrown. Instead of hauling them off to the thrift store, try posting the items that are still wearable on ThredUP.


Keep reading to find out how ThredUP works.

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Reader Question: How Do I Organize All My Tights?

Last week, a reader (and a friend of mine) Kari, tweeted in asking for help organizing her growing collection of tights and hoisery. Admittedly this made me scratch my head for a second because my collection is in shambles as well.

But after a little pondering, I think the best solution is probably to categorize the tights and store them accordingly. I’d vote for honeycomb storage like this from the Real Simple Solutions product line:

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Choosing the Best Neckline for Your Face Shape

There are some shirts that just look better on than others. And while you might not think about it, it probably has something to do with the neckline and the shape of your face. The new book Wear This, Toss That! by Amy E. Goodman breaks down which necklines flatter each face shape.


Keep reading to see which neckline you should be wearing.

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Get Excited: DEREK LAM + eBay

We have yet another high-to-low designer collaboration to get excited about! Yipee!


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The Best Of NY Fashion Week Day 4-8: Tracy Reese, Chris Benz, Tibi, Milly, TSE & Proenza Schouler

NY Fashion Week is coming to a close today but its leaving us with a bevy of beautiful collections, exciting trends and lust-worthy pieces (see the Proenza Schouler higlhlights below…I NEED that printed dress in the bottom lefthand corner). The second half of the week prevailed as my favorite–for reasons that you can witness in the following pictures. Don’t you just die (in the fabulous-I-need-these-in-my-closet-immediately sort of way)?


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The Best Of NY Fashion Week Day 2-4: Tory Burch, Rebecca Taylor, DKNY, Lela Rose & DvF

Fashion week rolled on through the weekend and I’m happy to report back with some strong looks and wearable trends (vibrant colors, menswear, bold prints, chic layering and the 70’s are back!)


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Love Is In The Air: Vera Wang For David’s Bridal & BHLDN For Anthropologie Launches

Just in time for the annual day of L-O-V-E (Happy Valentine’s Day!), two of our favorite brands are launching bridal collections!


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H&M Teams Up With Boys & Girls Clubs Of America To Give Back!

Charity and fashion go hand-in-hand thanks to the folks at H&M and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America now until February 9th!

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