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

No matter what the groundhog predicts this Sunday, I’ll be adding a few dresses to my wardrobe rotation. Sure, chances are it’ll still be cold, but that’s what tights are for. Ahh, tights – the ultimate way to extend the life of your favorite dresses. Let’s take a look back at just how they became so popular.A History of Tights in Women's Fashion

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January 28, 2014

Winter isn’t even here yet, and we’re already missing the hot sun. But, for now, let’s talk cozy.

1. Put those bare legs away, young lady. It’s time for tights and socks to reign supreme.

2. Some of these gloves may work better as accessories than insulators. But we still want them.

3. Don’t want to pile on another layer? Cue the fireplace.

4. Blankets are the perfect excuse to get cozy (and a little lazy).

5. Sure, we wear scarves all year. But let’s be honest. They’re a lot more practical during the winter months.

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November 19, 2013

TIPS FOR THE NEXT SEASON FROM A RUE LA LA STYLIST

Style File

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