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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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How to Mix Your Stripes Like a Sartorial Champ


Updated February 27, 2020

Doing right by stripes is a job for a sartorial champ — or at least someone who understands the intricacies of sleek lines and the ways they play best with one another. In truth, you can learn how to mix stripes, even if the concept sounds totally foreign to you today. Just follow these basic…

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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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What to Wear When It Feels Too Hot for Clothes


Updated February 27, 2020

If it feels like a sauna out there and you can’t imagine stepping out in anything but cut-off shorts and a tank, you’re not alone. The entire country is awash in what feels like a permanent heatwave. Of course, it’s typical of summertime — but there are ways to get through the sludge in the…

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5 New Ways to Wear an Old Warm-Weather Trend


Updated February 27, 2020

Celebs have shown us full range of the lace dress this year. From Lily Collins’ romantic take at the spring 2018 Givenchy show to Tracee Ellis Ross’ color-bomb lace dress on the Late Night Show with James Corden, the lace trend has earned its way into the spotlight. If you’re looking for outfit inspo for your next…

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Up Your Shorts Game with These Trending Instagram Outfits


Updated February 27, 2020

From the street to the beach, shorts are a go-to in summer. While you can find this warm-weather staple in a variety of colors and styles, they can be tricky to wear stylishly — without falling into the shorts-and-t rut, that is. If you’re struggling to put together interesting and creative shorts outfits, we’re here…

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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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How To: Shorts for Women Over 50


Updated August 13, 2020

Warm weather doesn’t stop because you’re over 50. We know shorts can be a challenging buy, though, because every store seems to carry only two options. You have the short-short, designed strictly for teenage legs. And then there’s  the long and shapeless short, designed for — well, that’s a mystery actually, because they’re universally unflattering…

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Fabric & Hue: Prep Your Summer Palette Now


Updated January 24, 2019

Even the most uninvolved shopper knows the basics of buying summer — you’re after lighter shades and lighter fabrics to beat the heat. For the average consumer, this means comfy and breathable cotton pieces, some linen (when you want to spiff it up) and of course, a touch of breezy chiffon for special occasions (all those outdoor weddings). These are…

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Dearborn Denim: The Inside Scoop on My Fav Jeans


Updated January 24, 2019

Jeans. We all have our favorite pair of denims. You might be a J.Crew girl or New York and Co. fanatic, and it’s all good. But the thing is, you may not know what you’re missing. I sure didn’t — until the nice people at Dearborn Denim reached out and asked if I’d check out…

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The Underrated Pant Cut to Wear This Spring


Updated February 3, 2019

Pants that hit mid-shin may seem difficult to style, but capris are actually really fashionable and ultra-versatile. Here are five ways to wear capris! Capris for Traveling Capris are fabulous for traveling over the spring and summer because they take up less space in your bag. They’re also handy when you’re not sure how the weather will…