We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But the dreary-day outfit thing isn’t exactly exciting, right? Wrong. Say goodbye to plastic coats and clunky rain bootsWith these three easy style swaps, you’ll be embracing the imminent drizzle in no time. Promise.

bubble umbrella

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With a dome-like silhouette, bubble umbrellas not only look cool, they actually shield rain from all directions and even protect freshly curled locks.

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April 15, 2015

Spring is here. And with rising temperatures come (drumroll, please) rising hemlines. The stars on the red blue carpet at the MTV Movie Awards were all over the minidress trend this year. Consider these leggy looks that extra push you need to put away those winter tights.

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April 14, 2015

There’s no better way to embrace your feminine side than to sport spring’s blooming prints. Here are three starlets that mastered florals this week.

Best Dressed

1. Delicate and dainty, Freida Pinto attended the screening for Desert Dancer in a lavender Elie Saab dress with floral appliqués.

2. Bella Thorne opted for a bright and playful Milly crop top, which she paired with a midi-length alice + olivia skirt and contrasting black pumps.

3. Kerry Washington mixed polka dots and florals in her Giambattista Valli dress at the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors event in Los Angeles. Sideswept hair, a berry lip, and red lace pumps completed her flirty look.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 10, 2015

Drake. Florence + The Machine. alt-J. This year? You need an ensemble as killer as the Coachella lineup. Below, we’ve pulled together the essentials for your weekend in the sun (whether you’ll be stage side or jamming in your hometown).

Coachella Trends

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April 8, 2015

From 20th-century work wear to standard-issue U.S. Navy shirting, chambray has taken quite a journey since its earliest appearances centuries ago in Cambrai, France. Now a closet staple for ladies and gents alike, the fabric boasts classically good looks – but it’s also a fresh canvas for trending details. Read on, then button up.

Chambray 101

What it is: Chambray is a lightweight woven fabric (generally cotton) comprised of colored thread and complemented by bleached horizontal yarns. Traditionally, it tends to be indigo or light blue in color.

What it isn’t: Though the hue may suggest otherwise, it’s not denim. So those of you who haven’t jumped on the all-jean bandwagon yet can layer your blues without hesitation. Wondering how to nail the look? Mix a dark-wash top with lighter bottoms (or vice versa).

Build your collection: Go beyond the classic-cut button-front shirt. Try a sheath dress for another wardrobe multitasker. While chambray is best known for blue, colors like red and grey put a spin on the tried-and-true fabric. To take it to the next level, just play with pattern (think white floral or tonal stripes).

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 7, 2015

The AMC drama Mad Men may be entering its final season, but its raved-about style is primed to live on. So instead of bidding a (tear-filled) goodbye to your friends at Sterling Cooper & Partners, take cues from these put-together characters and pay homage to their looks in your own wardrobe.

Mad Men Style

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April 4, 2015

We’ve all been there. Trying on countless pairs of jeans just to walk out of the fitting room empty-handed. Well, those days are long gone. All you have to do? Find your body shape below, then choose a pair that’s guaranteed to flatter.

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Athletic
Opt For: Straight or Boyfriend Jeans
Play up your shape with a fitted pair. Or try a looser style to add curves. (You can rock both.)

Petite
Opt For: Skinny Jeans
Their leg-lengthening powers make you look supermodel tall. Plus, they’re easy to hem.

Curvy
Opt For: Flared or Boot-Cut Jeans
Hello, hourglass figure. Wider leg openings balance you and highlight your assets.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 31, 2015

Orange has become the color of the moment, perhaps due to the heavy 70s influence this season. It’s popped up both on and off the runways for spring – and these three starlets worked the hue with ease.

Best Dressed

1. Effortlessly cool, Dree Hemingway paired an earthy orange clutch with her high-waisted Chloé trousers for an undone nautical vibe.

2. Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel showed off a winning color combo with a bright, figure-flattering midi skirt and an athletic-cut, light blue top, both from Mugler. The metallic accents and fresh makeup finished off her modern look.

3. Orange floral embroidery stole the show on January Jones’s navy Preen dress. The Mad Men actress tied the ensemble together from tip to toe, debuting a fiery new hair color for the occasion.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 27, 2015

Haven’t kept those get-fit resolutions from January? Me neither. Fortunately, with a little help from our friends (in this case, SPANX®), a smoother silhouette is just an undergarment away. Whichever style you choose, these three shaping all-stars will be there to back you up.

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March 26, 2015

Good news for fans of the cutest bow-wearing cartoon around: high fashion is about to take your favorite character to new heights. Designer Yohji Yamamoto has teamed up with Hello Kitty parent company Sanrio. The result of this unlikely collaboration? A line of clothing and accessories starring the kawaii (a.k.a. adorable) phenomenon.

Hello Kitty Goes High Fashion

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The new brand, dubbed Kitty’s, will feature items ranging from $72 to $330. The collection will launch with polo shirts, sweatshirts, and T-shirts, followed by accessories including backpacks, iPhone cases, and baseball caps. With Yohji’s avant-garde styling and Hello Kitty’s twee charm, we’re sure that this pairing will result in whimsical couture.

Not since the news that Hello Kitty isn’t an actual kitty has the franchise been rocked so hard. Whatever she is, we’ll welcome her Yamamotofication into our wardrobes with open arms.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015