In Our Fashion Fix-It Kit: SPANX®

We’re beyond excited that spring is officially here. And even more excited that we can finally ditch our winter leathers in favor of a few bright and breezy seasonal items. But with warm-weather dressing comes a few delicate challenges – and that, friends, is why one should always have SPANX® on hand.

SPANX® on Rue La La

Our SPANX® Boutique opens Thursday, March 20, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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March 20, 2014

Menswear Pioneer: Brooks Brothers’ Biggest Contributions

Brooks Brothers. You know the name. It’s synonymous with foolproof style, tailoring, and every kind of suiting essential. This brand has more than earned its icon status – it’s been making the world a more dapper place since 1818. Two of its most influential contributions? Read on.

Brooks Brothers

The Ready-Made Suit (1849)
Call it a result of the California Gold Rush. Fortune seekers didn’t want to wait on tailors, so Brooks Brothers seized the moment and introduced the first off-the-rack suits.

Non-Iron Shirts (1998)
The search for wrinkle-free ends here with the launch of the BrooksEase – the original 100% cotton, non-iron shirt. Just toss in the washer and dryer and go. There’s no need to dry clean.

What will the brand pioneer next? The never-wash chino? The holeproof sock? We’re all ears.

Our Brooks Brothers Boutique opens Wednesday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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March 19, 2014

3 Fashion-Industry Experts Share Their Tahari ASL Picks & Styling Tips

Bringing style to your 9-to-5 routine isn’t always an easy feat. So, to help our fellow career women out, we asked three fashion-industry experts to show us how it’s done. Read up on their styling tips below, then prepare yourself for a promotion – to resident office trendsetter.

Office Styling Tips

Lynn G., Tahari Head Designer of Suits & Separates
“It’s hard to choose just one of my designs, but this black and white combo effortlessly goes from day to evening.”

Jackie N., Rue La La Fashion Director
“I always gravitate toward dresses as they’re so easy. And the color of this jacquard number is perfect for post-work cocktails.”

Leslie P., Racked National Editor
“A simple white shift is always cool. Even better? This one’s done in chic leather with seams and darts for an extra-flattering fit.”

Our Tahari ASL Boutique opens Monday, March 17, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 17, 2014

On the Move: Bruce Pask Trades T Magazine for Bergdorf Goodman

Spring is in the air and times are a-changing. Especially for T: The New York Times Style Magazine's men’s fashion director, Bruce Pask. The always stylish and effortlessly cool Pask just accepted the title of men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman.

Bruce Pask

Image via New York Magazine: The Cut

Considering Pask has been styling menswear for Bergdorf’s for a couple of years now – notably in its spring 2012 men’s lookbook – the move isn’t that much of a shock. I have no doubt Pask, a street-style favorite, will take his new role in stride and create killer men’s content for the mega store. My real concern is, who will fill his rather large shoes at T Magazine? We’re taking bets in the office.

Read the full article on style.com.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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March 14, 2014

It Takes Two: Hollywood’s Most Powerful Stylists Pose with Their Stars

Earlier this week, after a very exciting (and stylish) awards season, The Hollywood Reporter named this year’s most powerful stylists. We internally applauded, fawned over Hollywood’s style fairy godmothers, and then, just as we were about to move on, a high-fashion spread featuring said stylists and their A-list clients was posted.

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Image via The Hollywood Reporter

Needless to say, moving on never happened. The pictorial was, as Rachel Zoe (who came in 6th) would say, “so major” that I blocked off my calendar for most of the afternoon. Scrolling through this online pictorial is like watching the credits roll, except you actually want to see everything and you feel pretty deflated when it ends – until you start imagining what your own pictorial will look like one day. Or, at least, that’s what I did.

Head on over to The Hollywood Reporter to see the pictorial for yourself.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 13, 2014

Style Tips: The Advice Every Man Should Live By

The moments that take you out of your routine? You know, when you dress up, get together with the guys, or treat your significant other to a nice dinner? They’re the ones that really count. So make time for them – and learn how to dress for them, while you’re at it.

Men's Style Tips from Rue La La

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March 13, 2014

Is Cara Delevingne the New Kate Moss? Karl Lagerfeld Thinks So

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about Cara Delevingne. Why? Well, between perfecting the ultimate eyebrows, posting amazing Instagrams, and having a slew of A-list besties, she struts her stuff on some of the most revered catwalks in the fashion business.

Cara Delevingne

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March 10, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 

As I pack for L.A. Fashion Week, I’m envisioning sun-kissed skin and an escape from the never-ending cold. So my picks from this week’s Boutiques are all about adding a warm-weather touch to my winter wardrobe. As for inspiration, I’m looking to Burberry and Emilio Pucci’s spring runways (think lace and athletic details).
Most Coveted Picks by our Fashion Editor

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March 9, 2014

Your (Printable) Spring Style Checklist

Prove yourself a true fashion maven this season with seven quick checks. Just take a look at our favorite spring trends, click to download and print the list below, and use it as your personal shopping manual.

Rue's Spring Checklist 2014

Our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique opens Sunday, March 9, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 9, 2014

The Luxe Items Every Man Should Own (and Why)

When it comes to upgrading your wardrobe, there’s no need for a complete overhaul. Mixed into your everyday look, a high-end accessory or two goes a long way. Here’s where to start.

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The Luxe Tie
Unlike synthetic fibers, 100% silk maintains a smooth, flexible surface. Which means? It hangs straight and holds that all-important dimple under the knot. People will notice.

The Luxe Briefcase
Besides the fact that you can say, “It’s Dolce & Gabbana,” this statement piece just ages well. The leather is thick. It’s often cut and stitched by hand. You’ll carry yours (quite possibly) forever.

The Luxe Belt
Quality leather holds up to daily wear. Invest in two belts – one brown and one black, to coordinate with your shoes – then hang them vertically and away from sunlight so as to not dry out the leather.

The Luxe Pair of Shoes
You won’t find glue or cardboard here. Designer shoes are constructed to last, which means all they need is a quick trip to the cobbler to be good as new again. Go for black oxfords – they’ll never go out of style.

Our Amp It Up: Pair Luxe Extras with Dapper Clothing Boutique is now open.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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March 8, 2014