Gym to Brunch: How to Make Active Clothes Work Overtime

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

Spring Awakening: Take Your Winter Pieces Into the Warmer Months

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

Runway to Rue’s Way: 2 NYFW Looks Reimagined for Everyday

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

Get Dressed: It’s Guys’ Night Out

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

Long Live the Crop Top: How to Rock the Summer Staple This Winter

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

First-Date Dilemma: A Cure for the What-to-Wear Jitters

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, everyone has romance on the mind. And for those of us who are single, a first date might be on the horizon. But with that prospect comes the burning question: What should I wear?

Luckily, Rue Assistant Stylist Lindsay T. is taking away all your what-to-wear jitters – right down to the very last bangle and belt. So getting a second date? Pretty much guaranteed.

What to Wear on a First Date

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January 29, 2014

Stock Your Closet for 2014: The Classic Pieces Every Wardrobe Needs

Out with the old, in with the new, right? Sort of. When it comes to starting the year off on a stylish note, it’s all about the classics. Whether you already own them or need to add a few to the lineup, these are the timeless staples your closet should be stocked with for 2014.

Wardrobe Staples for Women and Men

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January 1, 2014

Celebrate in Style: New Year’s Eve Looks to Toast To

The biggest night of the year? Coincidentally, it’s the last. But choosing a killer party outfit isn’t always easy. That’s why we enlisted the help of Rue Assistant Stylist Susie L. to help us kick off 2014 in style.

New Year's Eve StyleWomen
Wearing sparkles on New Year’s Eve is pretty much an unwritten rule. And this blush sequin dress fits the bill. Add a bright crossbody, strappy sandals, minimal jewelry (like these tiny gold bangles), and a flute of champagne for good measure.

Men
Even if you’re not attending a fancy ball on NYE, you can still rock dapper pieces. Add some festive interest with a navy velvet blazer and gold tie. Then throw on black pants and lace-up dress shoes for an extra-sharp touch. That midnight kiss is as good as yours.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 25, 2013

Become a Present Pro: 4 Original Gift-Wrapping Ideas

The decorations are in place. The presents are purchased – well, almost. Next up? The glorious stage of wrapping. For some of us, that’s the not-so-fun part. But for our Assistant Stylist, Emma L.? It’s a beloved holiday task. She even asks other people if they need any help wrapping theirs. (I’m totally taking her up on it.)

If you’re lacking talent in the wrapping department, here are some of Emma’s tricks to adding a bit more personality to any present, even if you usually default to the gift bag.

Gift-Wrapping Tips from Rue La La

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December 18, 2013

Best-Dressed Friend: Holiday Looks That Outshine the Rest

First, there was Friendsgiving. And now? The annual Yankee Swap. Mixed in with all those office parties and family get-togethers, this fete should be the most fun to dress for. Rue Assistant Stylist Emma L. shows us how it’s done.

Looks for the Holiday Circuit

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December 11, 2013