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They’re Chic. They’re Edgy. Here’s How To Wear Wide-Legged Jeans Now

Nothing says retro-cool quite like a pair of wide-legged jeans. The ultimate denim companion for your everyday adventures, these bottoms fill in nicely when your standard pair of skinnies just won’t do. They’re a...
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Not Into Short Shorts? Try These Instead

Remember the question asked by that ’80s Nair commercial: Who wears short shorts? Fast forward 30+ years and the answer is that not many women over the age of 22 are wearing tiny shorts...
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How to Style a Denim Skirt (When You’re a Grown-Up)

Denim skirts are as essential to women’s wardrobes as little black dresses, classic white blouses, and tailored black pants. Don’t let any voice tell you that they’re too youthful or dated. Because when you...
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How to Wear A Bomber Jacket 6 Ways

Bomber jackets are more classic than trendy — and always reliable, comfortable, and super stylish. You can easily wear this piece when you want to dress down something that’s a little too prim for...
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9 Iconic Wardrobe Essentials — and Where To Get Them Now

There’s never just one item that every closet needs. If anything, there are at least a handful of classics — wardrobe essentials that all women should own, mostly to resolve the dreadful and recurring...
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5 Ways to Wear Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda shorts can be a bit tricky at first glance. They bear a distinctly pulled-together appearance, and they channel a hint of old-school charm that harkens back to days spent at camp when you...
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7 Ways to Style Your Distressed Denim

We know you have a few items in your closet you’d rather not talk about. Those army boots from high school you just can’t part with. That faux leather mini you were sure you’d...
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Plus-Size Fashion for Women Over 70? A Reader Asks!

A Budget Fashionista reader asks: I am stuck wearing t-shirts and jeans to everything. I don’t feel comfortable in low neck tops or too tight of clothes. I have a fixed income, so I can’t just...
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How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans (4 Dos and 3 Don’ts)

Boyfriend jeans are a favorite pick for off-duty models and celebrities. Get the look right and you have an ensemble that’s carefree, casual and chic all rolled into one. Get it wrong and —...
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Business Casual Denim: 4 Picks We Love

Even in the most casual office settings, you want to keep it professional and polished. So whether you work in a jean-friendly environment every day of the week or reserve your denim for Casual Fridays, the business...
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4 Designer-Look Summer Outfit Essentials for Less

No one does cool-girl summer style quite like French fashion houses, but if you’re reading this right now, you’re probably not looking to pay those high-end prices. And who could blame you? As gorgeous as these...
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Mother’s Day Outfits That’ll Make Her Proud

Growing up, dressing for family holidays was a bit of a drag. If you weren’t stuck matching with your siblings for pre-planned photo opps, you were probably given some serious guidelines for looking your best...
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Top 10 Ways to Wear Skinny Pants

Skinny pants, also known as such as leggings, jeggings and skinny jeans, are a high fashion staple. They wear like a blank canvas—you can use them as a base for looks ranging from ultra casual...
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Alessandra Ambrosio: Steal Her Style

Whether she’s on Mommy duty to her young children, running errands across LA or arriving at a celebrity-packed event, Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio’s street style is always perfectly put together. The Victoria’s Secret model’s...
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Updated! 7 Ways to Dress Up Denim

We have had a satisfying life-long love affair with our jeans, but let’s face it — as far as current trends go, jeans are more cazh than fab (and yes, that’s how you abbreviate casual…I googled it)....
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What Ever Happened to…Chic Jeans?

(Editor’s note: this post about Chic jeans was updated 1/2017). Ladies, those of you of a certain age (ahem) remember the miracle that was Chic Jeans — the high waist, the medium-to-dark wash, the...

The Birth of the Jegging (Jeans +Legging)

We can argue over whether jean leggings are truly leggings or just REALLY skinny jeans, but….however you define them they’re a hot trend for spring. We like the jegging for both its retro ’80s fabulousness and...
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