If you’re anything like us, your legs are a little less than summer ready. (Self-tanner, anyone?) So before you boldly bust out those cutoffs and miniskirts, remember there’s another option: cuffed jeans. Here are three ways to get it done.

1. The Thick Cuff

Thick-Cuffed JeansSlouchy denim (AKA your fave boyfriend jeans) requires a roll that will stay put – cue the thick cuff. Fold twice to between 2 and 3 inches thick, then pair this casual look with a graphic tee and punchy heels for a relaxed summer feel.
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May 6, 2015

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Each year, we wait patiently for fashion’s annual Met Gala. And each year our Instagram feed is hit with an onslaught of behind-the-scenes pics. So why the shortage of star-studded grams from last night’s ball? The event, overseen by Anna Wintour, was a social media–free zone for the first time ever, thanks to a newly enforced cell phone–photography ban.

The goal of the new regulation was to help ensure the security and enjoyment of the many A-listers in attendance. And while keeping the mystery alive is a concept we can definitely get behind, we did miss the usual flood of Insta-updates. Remember Cara Delevingne’s video of a tipsy Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel last year? Sequel, please!

Thankfully, there were plenty of pre- and post-party pics to make us feel like we were almost there. The usual suspects (ahem, Kim K.) were all about sharing, but even Instagram-newbie Marc Jacobs got in on a little selfie action. And if he can change his tune toward social media, maybe by next year Anna can, too. Fingers crossed.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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May 5, 2015

When it comes to fashion icons, Audrey Hepburn is at the top of our list. From oversized sunglasses to a single strand of pearls, there’s no denying this movie star’s influence on fashion. She practically set the standard for Hollywood glamour. But it’s her classy, ladylike looks we love the most: simple silhouettes, structured accessories, and a dazzling smile.

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To snag a bit of her signature style, follow these easy steps:

  1. Remember three little letters: L.B.D. Audrey took the simple black dress from understated to statement making. How’d she do it? With a cinched waist and a simple strand of pearls.
  2. Never shy away from a bold red lip. To pull any outfit together, just swipe on your favorite shade of crimson, flash a smile, and go.
  3. Invest in a pair of striking sunglasses. You’ll need to be shaded from those flashing lights.
  4. Embrace menswear. Audrey was the first to make a pantsuit feel as feminine as a ball gown – it’s all in how you carry yourself.
  5. The best accessory? Confidence. You’re never fully dressed without it.

 

For extra inspiration, head to our Make It Your Own: Style Inspired by Audrey Hepburn Boutique launching Sunday, May 3, at 11AM ET.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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May 2, 2015

Getting down and derby this weekend? You’ll need a hat. From Churchill Downs to a downtown rooftop, here are three sure-bet toppers for any fete.

The Fascinator

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May 1, 2015

Wedding season is officially upon us. And I for one am hyper-aware because in less than two months I’ll be walking down the aisle toward my tuxedo-clad husband-to-be. Sure, the planning has been maddening, but there are plenty of shopping-related silver linings. Here’s a look at some of the things on my list (invitees, take note).

Bridal Wedding Wishlist

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April 30, 2015

We have to admit, our hearts broke a little when Karlie and Doutzen officially hung up their wings a few months ago. (What can we say, we got attached to our catwalk regulars.) But good news: heaven – er, Victoria’s Secret – just got 10 new Angels.New Victoria's Secret AngelsNew VS Angels

Continue reading “10 New Angels Get Their (Victoria’s Secret) Wings” »

April 29, 2015

Praise the style gods – the sneaker trend is going strong (in all its comfy glory). Haven’t tried the look yet? Rue La La Stylist Caroline M. is giving you four types to test out – and showing you how to style each.

Skirt & Sneakers

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April 29, 2015

For your bra: If your go-to bra has a little bit of underwire poking through, simply cover it with a patch of moleskin. Say ouch no longer.

For your sunglasses: Scratched a beloved pair of sunnies? Dab brass or silver polish on the lens and gently rub. Remove with a clean, lint-free cloth to reveal smoother shades.

For too-tight pumps: When shoes are a tad small, reach for your blow-dryer and put on a pair of thick socks. Step into the problematic pumps and direct the dryer’s heat on tight spots to stretch.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 27, 2015

We’re always looking for an easy way to look chic. (Who isn’t?) Luckily, this season is all about wearing one color from head to toe – white. So step away from complicated color palettes, and let Rue Stylist Emma L. show you three ways to wear the look.

1. Play with Proportions
Add some punch to a seemingly simple outfit with this advanced layering. “A shorter skirt underneath a long coat is visually interesting and very on-trend. As is a short, boxy jacket over a longer top and slim pants,” says Emma.

The All-White Trend

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April 23, 2015

While working on the northern coast of Peru in Trujillo, Nisolo founder Patrick Woodyard learned that the city is home to 100,000 shoemakers – most of whom lack access to a global marketplace. And it didn’t take long for this soon-to-be entrepreneur to have his aha moment.

His Nashville-based brand is on a mission to put handmade, classic shoes on your feet, while employing 35 Peruvian workers. Meaning? Ethically produced leather essentials that feel and look good. They also do good by offering beyond fair-trade wages, educational opportunities, and skill-building workshops for the team. Get to know Nisolo in five quick stats.

Brand to Know: Nisolo

Shop these handcrafted classics and make your own impact on Peru in our Nisolo Women’s & Men’s Shoes Boutique, which opened Friday, April 17, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 17, 2015