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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After trying the Mary Jane shoe on for size, we’ve learned that eponyms – things named after the person who inspired them – flood the fashion set. And as it turns out? The same goes for places. Here, we visit three well-known styles inspired by actual locales.
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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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