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

Whether you revel in it or loathe it, spring cleaning is most likely on your to-do list. To tackle everything from icky grime to those sources of suspicious scents, we’ve scouted all-natural DIY solutions that will get your home in tip-top shape for the season. This weekend, conquer those stains in your bathtub with the help of grapefruit and salt.

DIY Bathtub Scrub

Ingredients
1 grapefruit
1/4 cup coarse kosher salt

Directions

  1. Halve the grapefruit with a knife and generously sprinkle salt on the flesh of each half.
  2. Wet your tub and sprinkle remaining salt on the bottom.
  3. Start scrubbing away at problem areas with each grapefruit half, squeezing slightly to release the citrus juices.
  4. Finally, rinse away the dirt, salt, and pulp to reveal a cleaner tub.

 

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 4, 2015

Every outfit needs its finishing touch, but with so many eye-catching extras, how’s a girl to choose just one? Let us guide you to the ultimate statement piece for your personal style.

 

Find your next head-turning accessory in our Street-Style Roundup: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique, which opened Friday, April 3, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 3, 2015

A great suit is a power confidence-booster from the boardroom to the taproom. And chances are, your guy already has one dutifully hanging in his closet. Whether he wears it daily or it’s been collecting dust, help his suit live up to its full potential with these easy styling tips.

Suit for a Day Date

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April 2, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to profess your love for Karl Lagerfeld and his feline friend Choupette – now is the time. The designer partnered with French artist Tiffany Cooper on a collection of illustrated tops, launching soon on STYLEBOP.com.

Karl and Choupette

Among the selection? Cartoon-printed sweatshirts and tees, including renditions featuring Karl and his beloved pet sharing sundaes and hula skirts. With prices starting at $85, we predict a street-style cult following in the near future.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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April 2, 2015

What’s so appealing about a diamond? Its dazzling sparkle, clearly. It’s easy to incorporate some of that light-reflecting allure in your home with cut crystal, etched glass, and mirrored elements. Here are five metallic accents ready to brighten any room in a snap.

Add Some Sparkle

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April 1, 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

Pair models in the hottest sandals with pups galore and what do you get? An utter treat. Vogue tapped photographer Bruce Weber for an April 2015 shoot entitled “3 Models, 16 Dogs, and Spring’s 12 Best Sandals.” And it’s safe to say that the mag knows the way to my (and everyone else’s) heart.

Vogue Puppies

Image via Vogue

The main focus here should be this season’s must-have gladiator sandal. But honestly, I can barely handle the cuteness. From Gigi Hadid and Jessica Hart in gilded knee-highs to a border collie named Diva rocking laced-up pairs of her own, this shoot is just too doggone great.

Vogue, please keep these high fashion pups coming. (Don’t make me beg.)

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 31, 2015

To selfie or not to selfie? If you’re headed to a music festival this year, it’s likely not up for debate. Coachella has officially banned selfie sticks, while Lollapalooza similarly outlawed all GoPro-type attachments. This leads to my next question: Why?

Now I know what you’re thinking, selfie naysayers. But it’s really nothing personal. Selfie sticks have been a nuisance to festival-goers, as they often hinder the crowd’s view. Also? Users can take unauthorized recordings of shows, which is very much frowned upon. So this year, concert organizers decided to stick it to them.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 31, 2015

For costume jewelry: Prevent baubles from turning your skin green with the help of clear nail polish. Swipe a thin layer onto any part of your jewelry that comes in contact with your body (like the inside of rings or the back of necklace pendants).

For earrings on the go: Say bye to lost earrings in your weekender bag. Keep pairs together by securing each earring in the hole of a spare button. Now you can travel without the worry of stranded studs.

For tangled necklaces: Next time you encounter a jewelry tangle, grab baby oil and a sewing needle. Apply a couple drops of oil to the knot and lay on a flat surface. Then patiently work your way out from the center, using the needle for grip while detangling.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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March 30, 2015