We like to go by the old adage, “If you dress for it, spring will come.” But since the weather hasn’t quite caught up with us yet, our maxi dresses need a little help to make them seasonally appropriate. Keep reading for tips on making the transition completely seamless.

Maxi Dresses

Looks via Vogue Thailand, stylecarrot.com, and WGSN.com

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March 25, 2015

With snow blanketing much of the continent this month, our sweatpants are in heavier rotation than we’d like to admit. Wondering how to walk out of the house with that oh-so-fleecy feeling intact? Read up on how to style them for work, play, and the weekend.

How to Style Sweatpants

Looks via Native Fox, Song of Style, and Northern Light 

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February 25, 2015

For sturdier tights: Three quick steps prep a new pair of tights for long-lasting wear. Run them under water and squeeze out the excess liquid. Put them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Let them warm to room temperature and slip them on.

For salt stains on clothing: Don’t despair if sidewalk salt covers the back of your pants. Soak a clean rag with one part white vinegar to two parts water. Treat each stain and then pat dry.

For too-long black skinnies: Need a shorter hemline but want to avoid a trip to the tailor? Take advantage of your knee crease, grabbing the fabric and pulling upward to fold over until you hit the desired length.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 17, 2015

For patent leather: To get your shiniest accessories glistening again, just wipe them with a bit of glass cleaner. To remove scuffs, gently scrub with a Q-tip and petroleum jelly.

For a too-big belt: When even the smallest notch is loose, pull your belt through its buckle to the desired tightness. Then loop it under and back over to create a secure knot.

For slippery soles: Prep shoes for icy surfaces by roughing up leather soles with sandpaper. Now you have enough grip to stay afoot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 24, 2014

The goes-with-everything cable-knit sweater: it either lives in your closet or sits on your wish list. And while it looks great with skinnies and knee-high boots, we’re always on the hunt for new ways to style one. Here, Rue Stylist Emma L. offers up three ensembles that highlight this seasonal superstar.

Cable-Knit Style Tips

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November 4, 2014

Bringing style to your 9-to-5 routine isn’t always an easy feat. So, to help our fellow career women out, we asked three fashion-industry experts to show us how it’s done. Read up on their styling tips below, then prepare yourself for a promotion – to resident office trendsetter.

Office Styling Tips

Lynn G., Tahari Head Designer of Suits & Separates
“It’s hard to choose just one of my designs, but this black and white combo effortlessly goes from day to evening.”

Jackie N., Rue La La Fashion Director
“I always gravitate toward dresses as they’re so easy. And the color of this jacquard number is perfect for post-work cocktails.”

Leslie P., Racked National Editor
“A simple white shift is always cool. Even better? This one’s done in chic leather with seams and darts for an extra-flattering fit.”

Our Tahari ASL Boutique opens Monday, March 17, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 17, 2014

While winter may feel like the never-ending season, spring will be here before we know it. So, with that in mind, we asked Rue Assistant Stylist Susie L. to help us style an outfit that works now and in the warmer months.

Take an Outfit from Winter to Spring

“While the weather’s still chilly, pair your favorite blazer with a light tank, and then throw on a colorful scarf and booties for added warmth,” says Susie. “Once the weather starts to heat up, trade the scarf for a bright statement necklace and reach for a neutral pair of ankle-strap flats.”

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 5, 2014

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, everyone has romance on the mind. And for those of us who are single, a first date might be on the horizon. But with that prospect comes the burning question: What should I wear?

Luckily, Rue Assistant Stylist Lindsay T. is taking away all your what-to-wear jitters – right down to the very last bangle and belt. So getting a second date? Pretty much guaranteed.

What to Wear on a First Date

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January 29, 2014

The biggest night of the year? Coincidentally, it’s the last. But choosing a killer party outfit isn’t always easy. That’s why we enlisted the help of Rue Assistant Stylist Susie L. to help us kick off 2014 in style.

New Year's Eve StyleWomen
Wearing sparkles on New Year’s Eve is pretty much an unwritten rule. And this blush sequin dress fits the bill. Add a bright crossbody, strappy sandals, minimal jewelry (like these tiny gold bangles), and a flute of champagne for good measure.

Men
Even if you’re not attending a fancy ball on NYE, you can still rock dapper pieces. Add some festive interest with a navy velvet blazer and gold tie. Then throw on black pants and lace-up dress shoes for an extra-sharp touch. That midnight kiss is as good as yours.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 25, 2013

The time has come for holiday party after holiday party. And with a look that must be equal parts polished and festively fun, the office fete is the trickiest of them all.

Thankfully, Rue Assistant Stylist Lindsay T. is taking the guesswork out of dressing. Impressing the boss? Piece of cake.

What to Wear to the Office Holiday Party

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December 4, 2013