For your closet: It’s time for spring cleaning. Minimize the amount of space you use to store bags and scarves by hanging shower rings or hooks directly on your closet rod.

For tarnished cookware: The key to shiny, bright copper and brass pots and pans? Already in your pantry. Squeeze a dollop of ketchup on a clean cloth and rub it onto your cookware.

For a too-tight lid: When you’re having trouble opening a jar or even a bottle of nail polish, reach for a rubber band. Wrap it around the tricky (or slippery) topper for a much-improved grip.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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March 23, 2015

It’s not just the drama and laughs we tune in to on HBO’s Girls – we’re analyzing the clothing, too. Following this group of four twenty-something friends (and sometimes foes), every personality can take a sartorial cue from Lena Dunham’s hit show. Study up on each character’s style, then set your DVR for this weekend’s season four finale.

Girls Style

Clockwise from top left: Jessa, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Hannah

Jessa
The definition of a free spirit. Dressed in laid-back boho pieces, she looks like a world traveler, because she is.

Marnie
Whether a polished art-gallery assistant or a beanie-loving musician, she always appears put together – no matter how uncertain her life seems.

Shoshanna
Girly, bubbly, and statement-making. Her signature look? Let’s just say she’s never met a hair accessory she didn’t like.

Hannah
With an effortless and vintage-inspired vibe, her outfits often match her every mood, i.e., anything goes.

Shop each character’s wardrobe must-haves in our Get the Look: Style Inspired by HBO‘s Girls Boutique, which opened Saturday, March 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 21, 2015

It’s easy to master the red carpet with a celebrity stylist and glam squad. But we love to see a thoughtful off-duty look, too. While these three outfits have a high luxe factor, you can recreate them all with your existing wardrobe.

Best Dressed

1. Travel-ready and totally chic, Chrissy Teigen paired a T-shirt dress with an Isabel Marant cardigan and tonal accessories to elevate her comfy look.

2. Reese Witherspoon sweetened up a simple white tee with an eye-catching floral Dolce & Gabbana skirt, espadrille wedges, and an easy updo.

3. How to achieve the ultimate laid-back look? Top off casual sneakers and ripped jeans with a tailored jacket, like Gigi Hadid’s IRO blazer.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 20, 2015

The Spring 2015 runways were covered in racket-ready looks, from striped sweaters at Tory Burch to Alexander Wang‘s modern twist on the classic court duds. Sporty, comfortable, and hyper-versatile – what’s not to love about this season’s tennis-inspired style? Read on to go from spectator to champion with this oh-so-easy trend.

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Go beyond head-to-toe white and try bold colorblocking. Whether on a pair of oversized sunnies, a fit-and-flare dress, or a perforated bag, this combination is the perfect way to blend athletic with ladylike. The final step? Slip on a pair of ankle-strap sandals and strut.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opened Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 20, 2015

A new season brings a fresh crop of colors, and this spring, the trending hues are taking a step away from the usual pastels and brights. Here we’re breaking down which shades ruled the runways, from surprising jewel tones to a spectrum of crisp neutrals.

Spring Hues

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March 19, 2015

When it comes to celebrity style, you’ll have to determine “Who wore it best?” on your own for the next few months.

Since the passing of host Joan Rivers last September, Fashion Police returned in January with the additions of Brad Goreski and Kathy Griffin. The new cast had a shaky start, with growing controversies as the season – and the awards shows – went on. Kelly Osbourne announced her resignation last month, with Kathy Griffin stepping down shortly thereafter, both citing creative differences. And yesterday, E! announced that the show is going on hiatus until September.

So set your TiVos for fall – and place your bets for who will step in to host.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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March 19, 2015

Flower-child ensembles are in full bloom this spring. Which means? Retro-print dresses (as seen on the Emilio Pucci runway) are seriously begging for groovy accessories. To nail the look, just let loose and read on.

70s-Inspired Style

Now when we say 70s, peasant blouses and flares are likely top of mind. But to really make a statement this season, go for eclectic prints and accessorize them with abandon. Drape globally inspired jewelry, pull out the wood-heeled platforms, and find your fringe. Just be sure to keep those extras in the same neutral color family and you’ll be good to go boho.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opens Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 18, 2015

Rihanna is at it again, and this time, she’s making history. The singer will star as the next face of Christian Dior, making her the first black woman to front the almost 70-year-old house.

Prepare to see Rihanna in the latest “Secret Garden” campaign, shot by Steven Klein at Versailles. Of her enviable new role, the musician said, “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color.” We’ll cheers to that, RiRi.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 18, 2015

It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. But we’re fast approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Clocks have sprung forward, and on March 20, the calendar marks the official start of spring. Which means entertaining friends on the patio and curling up out there with a good book is within reach. Here’s how to make that outdoor space an extension of your indoor style.

Outdoor Living Essentials

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March 17, 2015

Your secret style weapon for spring? Anything military-inspired. Utilitarian touches (think cargo pockets and olive green) were spotted on runways from Marc Jacobs to Salvatore Ferragamo. Read on to find out what’s so different about this take on the time-tested trend.

Military Trend

Unlike the rigid, uniform-like looks of years past, both structured and relaxed silhouettes are fair game this season. Start with a sharper shape on bottom, like a pencil skirt or tailored trousers. Then, layer on a looser-fitting jacket or button-front top to balance it out. The finishing touch? Minimalist accessories with sleek lines and gold-toned details that tie the outfit together.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opens Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 16, 2015