Leopard print has come a long way from its primal past. The pattern that once stood for luxury and sex appeal is now considered to be “the new black.” Let’s take a look back at how this bold pattern has continued to change its spots on the fashion front over the years.

All About Leopard Print

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December 31, 2013

This just in: the metallic trend is set to shine right on through to the New Year. And lucky for you, we have the lowdown on how achieve the lustrous look come 2014. Check it out below.

Metallics for 2014

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December 17, 2013

Before the leather jacket became our favorite style to borrow from the boys, this must-have piece claimed a place in history as protective outerwear. Let’s take a look back at how some of the most iconic styles made their way from the military and motorcycle subculture to the masses.

Iconic Leather Jacket Styles

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December 10, 2013

This holiday season, the key to a luxe look can be found in the palm of your hand. That’s right – it’s your clutch. But with so many of these petite purses on the party circuit, you’ll want to size them up before snagging one for yourself.

How to Choose a Clutch

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December 3, 2013

Like the LBD, the bouclé jacket is an iconic Chanel piece. And for years, I’ve dreamed of getting my hands on this textured classic. For now, however, I’m settling for a little piece of its history with a quick look back at how bouclé’s become so beloved.

All About Bouclé

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November 26, 2013

For the past several years, camouflage has been all over the runways. But with its fashion-week popularity, many have forgotten the original intent of this season’s It print. So let’s take a look back at how camouflage made its way from the military to the masses.

What Are You Really Wearing? Camouflage

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November 19, 2013

Neoprene – better known as “scuba fabric” – is the latest sport fabric seen on the runways. Why is this flexible synthetic making waves out of the water? Here, we break it down.

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November 12, 2013

Our wardrobes all share at least one common thread: a pair of blue jeans. And, since this year marked their 140th birthday, let’s take a look back at the story behind the birth of our wardrobe standby.

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November 5, 2013

Today, we’d hardly consider the simple act of wearing pants a political demonstration. But, believe it or not, there was a time when women were banned from trying the trouser on for size.

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October 29, 2013

Seldom do diamond jewelry and professional sports align (although if they did, I might be more of an avid sports fan). But in the case of the tennis bracelet, a slight mishap at the 1987 U.S. Open is to credit for the piece’s name.

BLG-1793 What Are You Really Wearing - Tennis Bracelet

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October 15, 2013