Flared jeans are perennially in style, and it’s a good thing—the cut fits and flatters every body type by balancing out proportions. Wondering how to pull off the silhouette? Here are three simple tips: • The hem should just touch the floor. Too long and the flares will “break” at your ankles. Too short, and silhouette will have the effect of […]
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Going to a holiday party in someone’s home who you know has hardwood floors? Here’s a reason to opt for flats instead of heels: You could potentially damage your friend’s floors. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, walking on a wood floor in high heels can cause dents. In fact, a 125-pound woman in heels creates an impact of […]
A stylish thin belt that fits just right with trousers may be too big to wear at your waist over a dress or cardigan—but that doesn’t mean you have to buy the often-pricey accessory in two different sizes. Instead, try this trick from celebrity stylist Kimmy Erin: Slide your belt through the buckle, past the holes. Then, move the prong […]
Love the height of heels but hate all the attendant discomfort? Look for well-made heels with at least a one-inch platform. The heel will still be as high, but the platform means your foot won’t be at as steep of an angle, making them easier (and more comfortable) to wear. Check out these exercises to strengthen your feet.
Velvet jeans are a fun and versatile fashion choice for fall and winter. Anu Narayanan, Old Navy’s vice president and general manager of women’s and non-apparel, suggests combining a pair with a chunky sweater and booties for a “winter lodge type” day look. As for an evening or party ensemble: Narayanan’s personal choice is to compliment velvet jeans with a […]
Get ready to slip into some nice new cozies. These popular Christmas gift items go on sale in November as retailers try to appeal to shoppers with well-priced packaged sets.
Here’s a trick to use before buying a silk or knit item—and it won’t cost you a thing. Simply pull your potential purchase across width and lengthwise, testing the resilience. Lesser-quality material tends to sag, while higher quality will stay firmer. According to Beth Amason, a fabric coordinator for New York City clothing manufacturer Vandale Industries who has sourced materials […]
If your clothes are clean but have lost that freshly-laundered smell, Kim Castellano, author of The Dirty Side of Fashion (To buy: $20, fashionfirstaid.com), recommends tossing your garments into the dryer with a sachet of lavender.