We’re obsessed with chambray. It’s capable of tackling Saturdays at the dive bar just as well as Monday-afternoon meetings. It’s lightweight, which makes wearing long sleeves in the summer bearable. And it looks good – plain and simple.

But before we get all sappy, a little lesson: What is chambray?

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April 7, 2014

This week, we’re breaking down exactly which trends to wear on top this spring. Next Tuesday, we’ll tackle those bottoms.

1. The crop top is here to stay. So pull out your collection – or start building one immediately.

2. Don’t freak out. There’s no football experience required to sport these varsity jackets.

3. Give the necklace a break. Embellished collars are having a much-deserved moment.

4. Chambray all day, every day? We’re cool with that.

5. The trench is timeless and chic. So we’re buying one in every color.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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March 25, 2014

Guys, there’s no escaping the fact that we’re fully in the throes of fall. There’s a definite chill in the air. Shorts are officially in storage (if you’re organized like that). Your jeans, khakis, and corduroys are back in full rotation. But what should you be wearing on top? We have the answers – that also happen to be totally in right now.

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Continue reading “Hoodies, Plaid, & Other Stuff Every Guy Should Wear This Fall” »

October 1, 2013

Admit it: statement jewelry can be intimidating. But just because it’s big and bright doesn’t mean it has to be reserved for special occasions. Here’s how to incorporate the bold necklace into your everyday wardrobe.

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August 8, 2013

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Ahh, metallics. The not-so-distantly-removed cousin of Trends We Hesitate to Try. According to the spring 2013 runways, however, we can go ahead and embrace the precious tones as a new wardrobe staple. Here’s how.

Stick to the classics. While multi-hued metallics are majorly on-trend right now, you can never go wrong with silver, gold, or rose-gold metallic tones. A silver pair of heels will punch up a jeans-and-tee ensemble.

Play with prints. Fun prints are an easy way to wear this trend without going over the top. A brocade or floral print adds subtle texture.

Anchor it. The great thing about metallics? They’re universally flattering. If you’re aiming to be noticed, select one piece and build your look around it. A light gold skirt, paired with a neutral or chambray top, will nail this trend on the head.

Drop a hint. Adding accents is a fun way to incorporate this trend while still looking office-appropriate. Cap-toe metallic flats, gold-trimmed anything, and the old standby of bold statement jewelry will always pair well with a floral dress or structured blazer.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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April 4, 2013

Arguably the best part about the changing seasons is the excitement of new outfits for every occasion. Here’s your go-to guide for three of spring’s most popular outings – banishing that “what to wear” question for good.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2013

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The chambray shirt has officially solidified its status as a wardrobe staple – but what exactly is it?

Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t denim. It’s a lightweight double-ply woven fabric comprised of colored thread (usually indigo) and complemented by a bleached horizontal thread.

The “classic cut” of the shirt has humble roots – it was the standard-issue uniform for the U.S. Navy through World War II. Today, it’s revered as a timeless piece thanks to iconic American brands, like Ralph Lauren, that popularized the menswear trend.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 19, 2013