The 3 Jeans Men Need (And How on Earth to Wear Them)

That one pair of jeans you wear for every occasion? Give it a bit of well-deserved rest. (Seriously, it must be just about falling apart.) When it comes to all the different denim washes and cuts, there’s a time and place for everything. But don’t panic. Here’s the breakdown of what pair to wear where and how to style it right for the occasion.

Men's Denim by Occasion

Date Night: An evening out with your significant other (or latest conquest) calls for a pair of relaxed or boot-cut jeans in a dark blue hue. Play it cool by adding a graphic tee and blazer or go all out in a button-front and sport coat.

Casual Friday: When it comes to working denim into your office look, stick to dark, narrow-leg styles. Pair your jeans with a button-front. Tuck the shirt in – because hey, you’re still at work – but roll the sleeves for a more laid-back vibe.

The Weekend: This is where you can break out your lighter, distressed styles. Just throw on a graphic tee, Henley, or hoodie. Add a pair of canvas or leather sneakers and hit the bar to watch the game and have a few brews with the guys.

Our Men’s Denim for Every Occasion: Date Night & More Boutique opens on Sunday, April 20, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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April 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Posh: See the Style Icon’s 40 Most Memorable Looks

Spice Girls fans, hold your breath – Posh just turned 40. Now, while her days of choker necklaces and spaghetti straps are long gone (for now), Victoria Beckham has managed to carry that simple, timeless, “little Gucci dress” aesthetic from pop stardom to businesswoman to motherhood. In honor of her big day, elle.com has catalogued 40 of her most memorable looks – and they’re, not surprisingly, much more versatile than her Spice World getups.

Victoria Beckham Turns 40

Images via elle.com

For as long as this celeb has been in the spotlight, she’s seldom let her style guard down. As in, every time she wears flats, it’s breaking news. (In a quick Google search, I counted all of two times. In 17 years. No biggie.) With the possible exception of her no-flats rule, we should all take cues. Because if this is what 40 looks like, sign me up.

Check out ELLE for all 40 of Beckham’s most memorable looks.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 18, 2014

The Duchess in DVF: Kate Middleton’s Dress Sells Out in Minutes

Between her amazingly good-looking family (little George included) and her enviable sense of style, it’s no wonder everyone wants to be just like Kate Middleton. So much so, in fact, that the outfits she’s worn while on tour Down Under have been selling out like wildfire. First up? Her Tory Burch dress during a New Zealand playdate. Then there was the flawless Erdem coat while visiting a children’s hospice. And most recently? The ultra-chic navy and white Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress she wore to tour Australia’s Blue Mountains on Thursday.

The Duchess in DVF

Image via Us Magazine & Getty Images

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April 18, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from April 13 to 19

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
With the perfect dose of color, this week’s top looks gave us a fresh reprieve from the persisting dreary weather.

Rue La La's Best-Dressed List for April 13 to 19

  1. Lupita Nyong’o in Chanel at the MTV Movie Awards.
  2. Kiernan Shipka in Preen at the Jimmy Choo CHOO.08° launch.
  3. Jessica Alba in Piece d’Anarchive and Kenzo at the MTV Movie Awards.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 18, 2014

Links of London the Rue Way: Our Style Experts’ Take on the Everyday Stack

With so many watches and bracelets to choose from, Links of London makes for endless stacking possibilities. Just check out how three of our very own associates mixed and matched their favorite pieces to create looks all their own.

How Rue Associates Style Links of London

Nicole A., Fashion Editor
“White, silver, and gold is such a versatile palette. For an extra feminine touch, I added a sleek charm bracelet.”

Alexandra R., Lead Stylist
“Leather-strap watches are back this season, and they make layering super easy. I went with a pebbled style and mixed in a bit of edge with woven bracelets.”

Lindsey D., Assistant Men’s Fashion Editor
“I bought this watch for my boyfriend. Unfortunately for him, I love how it looks layered with my delicate bracelets.”

Our Links of London Boutique opens Friday, April 18, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 18, 2014

Green Chic: A Guide to 4 Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Making Mother Nature proud and staying on-trend? Easy. This season, some of the biggest names in fashion are incorporating eco-friendly fabrics into their designs. But before you shop, check out this breakdown of today’s most popular sustainable threads.

Sustainable Fabrics in Fashion

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April 17, 2014

New Designers and Old-School Brands? Our Fashion Director Weighs In

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
The game of fashion musical chairs has finally stopped, and with several big, iconic fashion houses now run by new  – and, in some cases, unexpected – designers, it will be interesting to see how some of our favorite brands (Dior! Vuitton!) will evolve. Here are the four big changes to keep an eye on.

Jackie Nasser on New Designers at Old-School Brands

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April 17, 2014

10 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Spring Style

When it comes to reworking your wardrobe for spring, there’s no need to throw everything out and start over. Just put the puffers and parkas away, ditch the wool socks, and work these small adjustments into your look. Trust us – they make a big impact.

10 Men's Style Tips for Spring

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April 17, 2014

Hey, Guys: Coach’s New Collaboration Is Just for You (Sort Of)

Coach has long claimed legions of lady fans who love everything from its signature “C”-print bags to its colorful leather loafers. But, guys, hold on before you yawn and turn away. The company has unveiled a new collaboration that was conceived with you in mind.

Coach Collaboration

                                                                                                         Image via out.com

In its new partnership with Philip Crangi – the New York City jewelry designer behind Giles & Brother and a poster boy of cool – Coach has rolled out a limited-edition collection of “rugged jewelry and accessories.” The belts, braided toggle bracelets, and slim key fobs all bear a combination of Coach’s smooth, iconic leather and Crangi’s trademark hardware. The result? A just-right marriage of grit and polish. There’s only one caveat: We can’t guarantee that, if left unattended, your girlfriends, wives, and sisters won’t snatch these pieces up to add a touch of tomboy chic to their own ensembles.

Visit Refinery29 to read more.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 16, 2014

Cheerio, New York: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Moves to London

It’s official: The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held across the pond. At an early-morning press conference inside the brand’s London flagship store, CMO Ed Razek (alongside veteran Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel) revealed his plans for the runway’s relocation.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Relocates to London

Image via elle.com

According to Razek, the brand wanted to move the show from New York to London back in 1998 (when it first landed overseas), but “it just kind of all came together this year.”

My guess is that the show – slated for December 2 – will be packed with British celebs. In fact, it’s rumored that Cara Delevingne has already saved the date. (And I, for one, can’t wait.)

Check out ELLE for more on the VS press conference.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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April 15, 2014