It’s no secret mules are making a major comeback. After being spotted on nearly every fashion influencer last spring, they’ve officially shed their “grandma shoe” label. Here are three street-style-approved ways to wear them.

How to Style MulesWith Cropped Denim
Pair a chunky-heeled mule with dark, cropped skinny jeans for an effortlessly cool look. Feeling a little too dressy? Try light, distressed denim instead.

How to Style MulesWith a Midi Dress
Not sure how to take your mid-length dress from desk to dinner? Mules will do the trick. No outfit switch necessary.

How to Style MulesWith a Miniskirt
A shorter hemline will show off this style with ease. Try mules in black paired with a leather mini for the ultimate girls’-night look.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer

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August 6, 2015

If you’re anything like us, then your favorite TV shows probably feature some serious style. Dying to incorporate the looks into your closet? Just pick a character below, and we’ll teach you how.

TV Characters' ClosetsFor the Modern Career Woman: Abby McCarthy
Whether she’s off to a school pickup or a book pitch, Abby is always put together. Her lineup includes an artillery of blazers, power pumps, and of course, her #GirlBoss Birkin. So grab your sleekest silhouettes and your investment bag, and start climbing the career ladder.

TV Characters' ClosetsFor the Preppy Socialite: Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke
When there’s downtime from calculated retribution, Emily is always polished and ready for her next charity function. To walk in her vengeful shoes, choose classic shapes and stick with solid colors (besides the occasional floral print for truly special occasions).

TV Characters' ClosetsFor the Quirky Extrovert: Mindy Lahiri
After office hours, Mindy trades the white coat for even brighter options. Get her look by starting with graphic prints and bold colors, and don’t be afraid to mix and match. Finish it off with fun extras like chunky jewelry.

TV Characters' ClosetsFor the Urban Trendsetter: Zoe Hart
Like any city transplant in a small town, Zoe definitely sticks out. Channel her sleek and trendy style by choosing dark colors and going big in the accessory department. We’re talking oversized earrings, studded clutches, and vibrant pumps.

Now we just need a button on our remote to deliver us every item.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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August 5, 2015

Finding the just-right pair of jeans can do wonders for your backside. The secret? It’s all in the pockets.

Jean Pockets by ShapePlain Wide Pockets
Best for: The well-endowed
Why: Unembellished wide pockets that sit lower on your backside help to balance out a bootylicious rear. Avoid intricate stitching details and smaller pockets, since they can exaggerate size.

Jean Pockets by ShapeFlap Pockets
Best for: Flat-bottomed girls
Why: Detailed flap pockets (think: buttons, contrast stitching, or embroidery) give the illusion of a rounder backside. Those that taper to a point help emphasize the top half of your booty – a.k.a. where you need the most added volume.

Pocket-Shape_blog_3Close-Sitting Vertical Pockets
Best for: Wide behinds
Why: Midsized back pockets that sit closer together (and don’t splay diagonally outward) work well with the scale of wider behinds, drawing attention toward the middle of the rear and creating the illusion of a narrower backside.

It’s time to flaunt your best asset. Our Denim All-Stars: Shop the Labels You Love Boutique opened Tuesday, August 4, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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August 4, 2015

Ever fallen for a blouse that’s just slightly too flowy for your liking? Cue the half-tuck. A little less formal than the full-tuck, this simple style trick adds instant polish and gives the illusion of longer, leaner legs. Here’s how.


  1. Start with your top draped naturally over your jeans.
  2. Then, tuck in the front about an inch, letting the sides and back hang loose.
  3. Gently fluff some of the tucked material out over your waistband to achieve a relaxed, effortless look.
  4. Not feeling quite right? Play with the angle of your tuck, either pulling fabric back into the waistband or letting more hang out. Repeat until satisfied.

Ta-da! You just gave “business in the front, party in the back” a whole new meaning.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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August 1, 2015

Ever wonder why some people are obsessed with red, while others can’t stop wearing blue? It could be based on their countries of origin. Read on for six colors and their meanings.

Color Meanings Chart

Now put your newfound knowledge to use and get hue happy. Our Spin the Color Wheel: Style in Every Shade Boutique opens Friday, July 31, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 31, 2015

We can’t get enough of Taylor Swift’s retro-chic look – and neither can the paparazzi. Here’s a look at how she’s making old-fashioned fresh again.

Taylor Swift Style
The Matching Set
It’s safe to say coordinated separates are this crooner’s go-to. By pairing them with a variety of shoe styles, she makes the ensemble work for nearly every occasion.

Retro Sunglasses
It’s hard to catch T. Swift without a pair of standout sunnies. Her most frequently worn frames? Cat-eyes and wayfarers.

The Top-Handle Bag
This boxy carryall adds structure to flirty outfits and is a must-have accessory to complete Taylor’s look.

Grab your red lipstick and head to our Make It Your Own: Style Inspired by Taylor Swift Boutique, which opened Tuesday, July 28, at 11AM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor 

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July 28, 2015

Bangles as a form of self-expression? We’re all in. Here’s a simple guide to layering on a whole arm’s worth.

How to Stack Alex and Ani
Make It Personal
Give your stack meaning by including an initial, zodiac sign, or token of your favorite place.

Mix Your Metals
Silver and gold can mingle. Try combining both finishes for a modern, effortless vibe.

Add Some Color
The simplest way to make people stare? Hue-happy beads. They’ll really make your picks pop.

Time to layer on the charm. Our Alex and Ani Boutique opened Friday, July 24, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 24, 2015

Style Inspired by Clueless
It’s been twenty years since Clueless was named Fashion Movie of the Year by WWD and Vogue. Luckily for us, the iconic 90s style created by costume designer Mona May is still majorly influential. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite looks.

Style Inspired by CluelessOveralls
These days it’s hard to miss this one-step, effortless staple. The denim piece has dominated both the runway and street.

Clueless Inspired StylePlaid
Preppy is back in a major way. An Ivy League fave, the pattern graced the runways on everything from outerwear to accessories.

Style Inspired by CluelessMini Backpack
The pint-sized accessory made famous by the Clueless crowd has become an absolute must-have for any fashionista.

Our Get the Look: Style Inspired by Clueless Boutique opened Sunday, July 19, at 11AM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 19, 2015

In palm prints, florals, and more, tropical colors lit up the runways this spring. And with thermometers hitting all-time highs, there’s no time like the present to experiment with the palette.

Tropical Colors StyleMarni
In need of a vacation-ready ensemble? Try an abstract printed piece paired with global-inspired necklaces. Continue reading “Color Lab: Tropical Punch” »

July 17, 2015

The most versatile piece in your closet? A classic white shirt. Tucked, layered, unbuttoned — this top does it all. Here are three things to pair the staple with.

how to wear white shirthow to wear white shirt

Midi Skirt
Option 1: Wear with trendy sneakers for a look that’s both fashion-forward and functional.
Option 2: Keep it ladylike with bold heels and a classic top-handle bag.

how to wear white shirthow to wear white shirt

Statement Necklace
Option 1: Put your hair up and stay buttoned to let your necklace be the focal point.
Option 2: Keep a few top buttons open and layer with delicate pieces for a more relaxed look.

Skinny Jeans
Option 1: Add a textured topper and finish with a red lip for a confidently refined ensemble.
Option 2: For a little edge, rock white denim and push up your sleeves to show off a cuff.

Our 5 Ways to Style: The Classic White Shirt Boutique opens Wednesday, July 15, at 3PM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 15, 2015