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


Updated August 31, 2020

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 little dressier and more refined, and because they resemble basic trousers, they’re more versatile in their styling possibilities, too. Here are…

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Spring/Summer Trends

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 on the regular. Sure, you might break out a pair of worn Daisy Dukes when you’re hanging around the house on…

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Fashion Advice

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 learn to master this piece, you’ll be styling denim skirt outfits that are versatile, wearable in all four seasons, and oh-so-chic.…

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How to Wear A Bomber Jacket 6 Ways


Updated December 24, 2019

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 your everyday or toughen up a pair of jeans and a tank. You can even throw your bomber on over a…

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Every Day

9 Iconic Wardrobe Essentials — and Where To Get Them Now


Updated March 30, 2020

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 “nothing to wear” problem. Read on for nine pieces no woman should do without. (Or jump to the infographic.) 1. The…

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Spring/Summer Trends

5 Ways to Wear Bermuda Shorts


Updated February 27, 2020

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 were a kid. Even so, it’s not as difficult as it seems to pull off these summertime essentials. If you’re not…

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Fashion Advice

7 Ways to Style Your Distressed Denim


Updated January 22, 2019

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 wear every weekend. And the concert T-shirts. All of the concert T-shirts (T-Swift is doing just fine without you wearing her…

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Plus-Size Fashion for Women Over 70? A Reader Asks!


Updated August 22, 2020

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 buy anywhere. I am over 70 and plus-size. How can I change up my wardrobe?  Any part of that sound familiar?…

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Every Day Editor's Picks

How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans (4 Dos and 3 Don’ts)


Updated November 19, 2020

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 — well, it’s not the end of the world to have a bad outfit day, but we’re just not gonna let that…

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Business Casual Denim: 4 Picks We Love


Updated September 10, 2020

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 casual denim pieces you do pick make a difference. They can inform coworkers, customers or clients about who you are — what you want to…

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Spring/Summer Trends

4 Designer-Look Summer Outfit Essentials for Less


Updated January 25, 2019

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 effortless collections can be, it’s tough to stomach tags with that many digits. But thanks to a little industry trickle down, it’s…

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What to Wear in Your 20s & 30s

Mother’s Day Outfits That’ll Make Her Proud


Updated December 24, 2019

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 on big days around the relatives. One of the best parts of being a grown-up is simply the flexibility to choose…

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Fashion and Style Trends Every Day

Top 10 Ways to Wear Skinny Pants


Updated February 3, 2019

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 to almost formal. The downside of skinny pants is they can quickly turn into a fashion disaster if not styled correctly.…

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Celebrity Style & Fashion What to Wear in Your 20s & 30s

Alessandra Ambrosio: Steal Her Style


Updated January 25, 2019

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 signature look is cool, casual and comfortable–making her wardrobe one that we’d seriously like for ourselves! We’ve rounded up some of…

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Every Day

Updated! 7 Ways to Dress Up Denim


Updated March 28, 2020

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). But that doesn’t mean your beloved denim has to be relegated to cleaning-the-basement-day status. It just means that to make your jeans…

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Fashion and Style Trends

What Ever Happened to…Chic Jeans?


Updated April 2, 2019

(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 peg leg, the gold scrolly letters proclaiming that you were, in fact, “chic” (pronounced “chick” but whatever). Oh, the grandeur! Okay,…

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Spring/Summer Trends

The Birth of the Jegging (Jeans +Legging)


Updated January 19, 2019

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 its potential to make our legs look a mile long. The good news is that the latest jean leggings come in a…