Classic or Trying Too Hard? Michelle Pfeiffer in Dolce & Gabbana

There’s no denying it: Michelle Pfeiffer is stunning. Particularly when the 55-year-old actress is dressed in a striking Dolce & Gabbana ballerina dress. Though her outfit choice at last night’s premiere of The Family could have garnered the opposite reaction (trying too hard, not dressing for her age, blah blah blah), I’m standing firm that she looked 100% classic.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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October 17, 2013

Style File: Leather At Every Age

APART’S MELISSA DINER TALKS FALL OUTERWEAR

With leather jackets being the must-have outerwear piece of the season, we had to get the scoop on how women can incorporate this look into their wardrobe. Here, APART style guru Melissa Diner dishes on her favorite ways to wear leather (at any age).

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September 7, 2010

Style File: How to Master Fall Trends

TIPS FOR THE NEXT SEASON FROM A RUE LA LA STYLIST

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Confession: Sometimes we get a glimpse of an upcoming trend and love it in theory (or how it looks on the model coming down the runway) but can’t always pull it off in the morning when it’s time to leave for work. So we turned to Rue La La stylist Maureen for easy styling solutions to this season’s most vexing trends.

Lingerie
The trick to mastering lingerie pieces is making it look like you’re not wearing a nightie in public. A couple of easy options: Wear a lacy camisole top under a blazer, or try a slip dress with opaque tights and a chunky sweater.
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August 13, 2010

Style File: Your Work Wardrobe Questions Answered

DEANNA GRUBBS, DIRECTOR OF RETAIL MERCHANDISING AT JOHNSTON & MURPHY, DISHES ON CAREER DRESSING

Johnston & Murphy

Office-appropriate attire is no longer limited to navy dresses and pinstripe suits, but it’s sometimes a fine line as to what flies in the workplace. Our Members shared vexing career clothing questions, and we’re turning to Deanna Grubbs, Director of Retail Merchandising at Johnston & Murphy, for answers on how to take on the work week in style.

Q. No one likes to iron! Is it possible to avoid ironing work clothes?
– Julie via twitter @Jkchavanne

A. Start by selecting fabrics that naturally have wrinkle-resistant properties – such as jersey, wool, and polyester – quite common in dresses and pants. If you prefer the look and feel of cotton, many brands offer styles that have been specially treated to be wrinkle-resistant. In our men’s apparel line, we have a selection of Easy Care shirts that can literally be taken right out of the dryer and worn wrinkle-free. Poly/cotton blends are more common in women’s shirts, and the blend naturally offers wrinkle resistance. And if you insist on 100% cotton, try hanging your clothes in the bathroom while showering to “steam” out the wrinkles. It’s not as good as a press job, but it’s better than nothing.
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July 21, 2010

Style File: Your Questions Answered

STYLIST MISTY HUBER TELLS US HOW TO WEAR THE STYLES WE LOVE

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We love your style questions. From what’s appropriate, to what’s “in,” to what you’re just dying to pull off – your queries get us thinking, and searching for the best answers. This time we turned to Misty Huber, stylist and co-founder of StyleSalt.com and DIYbeautiful.com. Here’s her chic, practical say:

Q. I never know if it’s okay to tuck tops into pants anymore. A few years ago my teenage daughter told me absolutely no tucking in.
A. It’s definitely okay! Tucking in your tops is an easy way to define your waist and create an hourglass figure. The trick to pulling it off is to make sure you have a great-fitting pair of pants that lay flat across your stomach and flatter your derriere without bulging, pinching, or pulling. Choose a substantial fabric. Thin fabrics aren’t as forgiving and can show the excess fabric where you’ve tucked in your top.
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March 24, 2010

Style File: Your Questions Answered

STYLIST ALISON LEE DISHES ON FASHION

Member Questions - Answered

Member Questions - Answered

Spring is a tricky time in the world of fashion. So when our Members wrote in with their most vexing fashion questions, we went to a stylish source for answers. Stylist Alison Lee offered up her insider insights. (And if your question isn’t answered here stay tuned – there’s more to come!)
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March 4, 2010

We’re opening the style file – send in your vexing fashion questions!

How can I break out my spring finds right now? Got a new way to wear a denim jacket? What’s a modern way to wear a suit?

Got style questions? We can relate. So we thought we’d give you a forum for answers. Send in your most vexing fashion problems – just write them in the comments section below. We’ll go to some of our favorite experts for the answers and report back. (Added bonus: We’re guessing our Members will have some fabulous insights, too.)


February 23, 2010