Before the leather jacket became our favorite style to borrow from the boys, this must-have piece claimed a place in history as protective outerwear. Let’s take a look back at how some of the most iconic styles made their way from the military and motorcycle subculture to the masses.
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This holiday season, the key to a luxe look can be found in the palm of your hand. That’s right – it’s your clutch. But with so many of these petite purses on the party circuit, you’ll want to size them up before snagging one for yourself.
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Like the LBD, the bouclé jacket is an iconic Chanel piece. And for years, I’ve dreamed of getting my hands on this textured classic. For now, however, I’m settling for a little piece of its history with a quick look back at how bouclé’s become so beloved.
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For the past several years, camouflage has been all over the runways. But with its fashion-week popularity, many have forgotten the original intent of this season’s It print. So let’s take a look back at how camouflage made its way from the military to the masses.
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Neoprene – better known as “scuba fabric” – is the latest sport fabric seen on the runways. Why is this flexible synthetic making waves out of the water? Here, we break it down.
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Our wardrobes all share at least one common thread: a pair of blue jeans. And, since this year marked their 140th birthday, let’s take a look back at the story behind the birth of our wardrobe standby.
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Today, we’d hardly consider the simple act of wearing pants a political demonstration. But, believe it or not, there was a time when women were banned from trying the trouser on for size.
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Seldom do diamond jewelry and professional sports align (although if they did, I might be more of an avid sports fan). But in the case of the tennis bracelet, a slight mishap at the 1987 U.S. Open is to credit for the piece’s name.
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As October becomes more official with each turning leaf, it’s time to shift our footwear selection to complement the season – boot season, that is. And making an annual return to cover our legs in buttery leather is the classic English-style riding boot. But before we walk the walk, let’s talk about the origin of the coveted equestrian style.
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After dominating yet another runway season, it’s pretty much official: the peplum trend is here to stay. With a nip at the waist and fabric hovering on the hip, the silhouette itself has essentially become the universal shape of femininity. But who was the first to figure out just how flattering this style could be?
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