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A Better Alternative to Rain Boots

There’s nothing wrong with a galosh, but with April showers upon us it’s a good time to think about stepping up your waterproof game. Rain boots don’t have to be that classic, clunky shape; they now come in all kinds of silhouettes so you don’t have to sacrifice your outfit to the weather gods. Try out one of these options […]

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How to Fix a Snag

You’re favorite shirt has a snag. Before ditching the drab garb (and, perhaps, shedding a tear), use this smart advice to bring your shirt back to life:

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Cheap Ways to Make an Outfit Look Expensive

The biggest fashion trends need not drain your budget—in fact, subtle touches like zippers, small sequins, and beading with a matte finish usually pass for good quality even when made inexpensively. “A button covered in fabric looks more couture,” says Phillip Bloch, a Los Angeles–based stylist and the author of The Shopping Diet. Another embellishment that looks fancy, not tacky: […]

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A Super Simple Tip For Tailoring Jeans

Bringing your new boot-cuts (or skinnies, or wide-legs…) to the tailor for a hem job? Make sure you toss those jeans into the laundry first. Denim shrinks a bit when you wash it, which can cause the length of the inseam to shorten slightly. Putting your new jeans through two wash-and-dry cycles before you get them hemmed will spare you the grief […]

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Wearing White? Go Nude.

It may be pretty obvious that neon green is not the optimal color choice for undergarments worn beneath a white top or skirt. Less obvious, but also not the right choice, is white. White fabric on white fabric creates a double-opaque effect that makes your underpinnings just as obvious as wearing a bright color beneath light shades. Instead, opt for […]

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20 Must-Have Spring Dresses from SouthernLiving.com

Happy first official day of spring, readers! Soon enough, the ground will thaw, the trees will begin to regrow their leaves, and pretty flowers will start popping up all over the place. On top of the botanical changes, the move from winter to spring requires a change in wardrobe as well—but if you live in a temperate climate, that might […]

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Easy Outfit Idea: Boyfriend Jeans

A few simple tricks can make even intentionally rumpled-looking pieces feel proper and polished. To pull this look together, start with a pair of “boyfriend”-cut jeans (styles that are relatively slim-cut will be the most flattering) and add a layering tee. Whip these slouchy basics into stylish shape by pairing them with tailored and ladylike accessories, like a blazer, pointy-toed […]

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How To Remove Salt Stains from Leather and Suede

Has winter’s festive mix of sludgy melted snow and street salt left white stains all over your beloved leather boots? Good news: there’s a super simple solution (literally!). Dip a cloth (or paper towel, or cotton ball) into a mixture of one part white vinegar, one part warm water and gently rub against the stains—they should come right off—and then […]

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Is Your Purse Too Heavy?

The superfluous contents of your purse may be a running joke at this point—even we Real Simple staffers giggled at our over-stuffing—but a too-heavy bag is no laughing matter. If you find yourself toting around everything from makeup to gym shoes to heavy electronics, remember that the extra weight can lead to neck and shoulder pain. Consider this advice from Heidi Prather, […]

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Truth In Beauty: A Take on the Oscars

As I sit in my office typing this, my mother Estela, age 70, is sitting with me. She stopped by for a visit and we started discussing—what else?—Oscars beauty. My take is that there was a certain sameness, and safeness, about most people’s beauty and fashion choices. Mom agrees. A lot of nude makeup looks (Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Julia […]

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