A. For the bohemian spirit.
A lightweight crossbody keeps you hands-free wherever the road may lead.

B. For the girl on the go.
You need a versatile tote that will transition smoothly from work to play.

C. For the life of the party.
Grab a colorful bag – it promises to make you the center of attention.

D. For the timeless traditional.
Try an elegant investment piece that will never (ever) go out of style.
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By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer & Cassouki Chouramanis, Designer

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January 1, 2015

Alert your shoe rack – big things are coming its way. Our buyers are constantly scouting new brands, and the ones below? Well, these up-and-comers should be on your radar.

5 shoe brands to know

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October 31, 2014

It’s wedding season. Your bedroom closet stands agape, offering nothing more than a tattered suit that’s seen better days. Time to shop for a new one. Not sure what to buy? Look to the lapel. That’s right, according to a recent article in Men’s Health, this seemingly small detail speaks worlds about your personality.

MH-lapel

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July 30, 2014

Just because something looks good on the runway or in a magazine doesn’t necessarily mean it translates into day-to-day wear. Case in point: acid-wash jeans. Sure, they looked great on the popular musicians of the 80s, but it takes a confident man to walk around in them nowadays. And even then, that man would most likely be the subject of a few head tilts. Recently, the Men’s Health Style Team tackled the challenges of modernizing acid-wash jeans.

Acid-Wash Jeans

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July 16, 2014

Is there anything more torturous than the days leading up to a three-day holiday weekend? So close, yet so far away. To pass the time, this writer finds herself browsing celebrity rags in an attempt to ignite some sort of inspirational flame within. Nope, nothing. That is, until an article from Lucky magazine touting “50 of the Chicest Celebrity Airport Outfits Ever” pops up. Since most of the country will be participating in some form of travel this weekend, why not casually try one of the celeb-approved ensembles along the way?

Travel in Style, Like A Celeb

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They make it look so easy. Boyfriend jeans? Check. Fedora and pointy-toe flats? Check. “If celebrities are good at one thing, it’s being able to emerge off their first-class flight looking largely flawless, with nary a hair out of place nor a speck of oil clogging their pores,” writes Maura Brannigan. “Whether clad in a tracksuit or stilettos, this crop of celebrities has the whole airport-style thing down to a science.”

That they do. So I guess I’ll be leaving my favorite (read: tattered) yoga pants at home this trip.

Read more on Lucky.

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July 2, 2014

You know the dilemma. You want to work out, but don’t really have time for multiple wardrobe changes throughout the day. You need those gym clothes to do double (maybe triple) duty if you have errands to run pre- and post- workout. Things like brunch, coffee, grocery shopping… you name it. I reached out to Rue Stylist Emma L. for some expert advice on how to style workout clothes for those non-workout moments.

Style for the Gym and Beyond

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March 11, 2014

While winter may feel like the never-ending season, spring will be here before we know it. So, with that in mind, we asked Rue Assistant Stylist Susie L. to help us style an outfit that works now and in the warmer months.

Take an Outfit from Winter to Spring

“While the weather’s still chilly, pair your favorite blazer with a light tank, and then throw on a colorful scarf and booties for added warmth,” says Susie. “Once the weather starts to heat up, trade the scarf for a bright statement necklace and reach for a neutral pair of ankle-strap flats.”

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 5, 2014

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, leaving us with plenty of style inspiration for the fall. From the tonal dressing at Christian Siriano to the bold furs at MILLY, we can’t help but start planning our autumn wardrobe (even if September is six months away). But since translating runway trends into wearable, everyday outfits isn’t always easy, we asked Rue Assistant Stylist Emma L. for a little help. Below, she gives us her real-world interpretations for two of our favorite Fashion Week looks.

Runway to Rue's Way: NYFW for Everyday Wear

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February 26, 2014

Fast-forward to Saturday night. You’re planning to hit the bar with the guys, but what are you about to put on? Not that sports jersey. Not a frayed baseball cap. And definitely not the T-shirt you slept in. Here, Rue Stylist Susie L. breaks down how to assemble a laid-back look that works.

How to Dress for Guys' Night

“If you’re planning a casual night out,” Susie says, “let your outfit look and feel that way. It’s simple. Start with a blank canvas – in this case, that’s your go-to pair of dark denim. Then reach for a lightweight knit or Henley shirt.”

You want to keep the look simple, but not too simple. Her solution? “Add the luxe extras. Belts or watches will work well here.” And when it comes to your shoes: “Let the venue dictate the vibe. Clean sneakers are cool, but a chukka boot is ideal for any dress code.”

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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February 24, 2014

If there’s one thing to know about the crop top, it’s that it doesn’t have to be reserved solely for summer. All you need is a quick lesson in layering to transform the warm-weather staple into a winter must-have. Since layering can be tricky, however, we enlisted the help of Rue Stylist Caroline M. to show us how it’s done.

How to Wear a Crop Top in Winter

“Go for a long-sleeve crop top that functions as a layering piece, and throw it on over a button-front shirt to protect your midriff through the colder months,” says Caroline. “Add tough-girl edge by pairing it with a high-waisted leather skirt and finishing it off with a bright statement necklace for a pop of color and a hint of glam.”

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 12, 2014