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All the Accessories Carrie Bradshaw Would Wear in 2019

All the Accessories Carrie Bradshaw Would Wear in 2019

I’m not afraid to admit I’m constantly rotating Sex and the City reruns for love and dating advice, lifelong friendship dynamics, and, of course, major Carrie style inspo. Regardless of the show’s inaccurate depictions of being a single writer living in New York (and buying endless designer shoes), I usually gain something from each episode. It’s one of those go-to Sunday binge-watch shows you never get sick of.

Thanks to the ’90s and early 2000s trend resurgence, the Carrie Bradshaw look has made its way back into the fashion spotlight. When we think of Sex and the City style, Manolo Blahniks, tulle skirts, floral brooches, and Carrie’s iconic gold nameplate necklace come to mind. Though after combing the show’s wardrobe archives, the one category that stands out as most relevant today is Carrie’s accessories. From slip-on heels to armpit shoulder bags and statement belts, these outfit accoutrements stole the … Read the rest

What Is Permanent Press? Your Laundry Settings, Demystified

What Is Permanent Press? Your Laundry Settings, Demystified

Odds are you’ve got a solid arsenal of wardrobe trivia up your sleeve—like which colors flatter your skin tone, what style of boot best suits the season, and so on. But for many, something as practical as navigating washing machine settings leaves us second-guessing our transition into adulthood. To keep your clothes in the best possible shape, knowing the nitty-gritty of proper laundering is essential. Read on for a quick guide to everything you need to know about your washing machine settings—including which temperatures to should use, when heavy-duty washing is required, and what permanent press means.

Pre-wash refers to a soak that treats clothes before the regular wash cycle. This is used specifically for stain removal and extremely dirty clothing. This setting should be accompanied by a stain-targeting detergent.

Regular wash or “normal wash” is what you should use for casual clothing like jeans and non-delicate … Read the rest

The Foolproof Way to Find Out Your Real Body Type

The Foolproof Way to Find Out Your Real Body Type

Remember when our brilliant co-founder Hillary Kerr revealed 23 things she wished she’d known at age 23? Nestled among her nuggets of truth was one point that particularly stood out to us: Not every trend is for every body, and that’s okay. Her sentiment endorses the value of dressing for your particular shape and promises you’ll be more comfortable and confident if you embrace your silhouette, rather than work against it.

So how do we put Kerr’s smart life lesson into practice? The first step is to ask, What body shape am I? Rather than compare your body to pictures of celebrities or fruit today, we’re using Oprah’s fashion expert Bradley Bayou’s foolproof technique. Bayous system uses math—it is a little intensive, but well walk you through itto double-check that youve found your real shape.

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The Best Colors to Wear for Your Skin Tone

The Best Colors to Wear for Your Skin Tone

As far as we’ve been told, finding the right color for your skin tone is very difficult business. Articles ask us to compare our skin to a season—”Are you a spring or a winter?”—or even examine the color of the veins on our wrist. But figuring out what’s most flattering shouldn’t have to be so complicated, right?

We wanted to cut through the nonsense and nail down the specific colors that will flatter everyone, so we broke things down by five general skin tones to make things as simple as possible. Below, you’ll find our easy guide to complementing your skin tone so you’ll never be caught wearing the wrong color again. As an added bonus, it comes complete with shopping options to help you dress your best—totally hassle-free. Ready to check it all out? Read on for our guide to which color is best for your skin tone.… Read the rest

How to Iron Silk in 4 Simple Steps

How to Iron Silk in 4 Simple Steps

Silk has enjoyed a virtually unrivaled reputation as a luxury fabric, whether used in undergarments, dresses, or anything else. It’s no wonder why silk is one of our favorite textures; it looks and feels incredible. Although, with luxury comes high-maintenance, and one of the trickiest aspects of silk is knowing how to keep it looking fresh and wrinkle-free. Whether you’re laundering your favorite work blouse, packing a silk slip for your next getaway, or attempting to restore a vintage silk item, knowing how to iron silk is essential. Here’s how to maintain your favorite silk garments to perfection.

To help silk retain its texture and integrity, the fabric must always be damp when ironing. Keep a spray bottle handy and consider ironing the garment immediately after it’s been hand-washed. Turn the garment inside out while ironing.

To iron silk without damaging it, it’s crucial that you use the Read the rest

5 Things I Never Wear When I Work From Home

5 Things I Never Wear When I Work From Home

After over two years of working remotely as a fashion and beauty writer, I’m confident I’ve cracked the work-from-home code. For instance, I know the importance of taking regular, short breaks away from my computer to keep me alert and productive all day long. I know that keeping coffee at hand is a basic cardinal rule. I also know that I must change out of my pajamas as soon as I’m out of bed each morning, even if I wake up early with time to spare or I’m having a meeting-less day. If I stay in my pajamas, I won’t feel as energetic or as mentally sharp as I need to be in order to tackle the first influx of emails.

I also know that the clothes I change into need to strike a very specific balance. My outfits can’t be too comfortable. Wearing sweatpants day in and day out … Read the rest

What Is Rayon? Here's What You Should Know

What Is Rayon? Here's What You Should Know

Rayon is one of the most versatile fabrics around, yet it remains somewhat of a mystery. That’s partly because of its remarkable ability to shape-shift—not just literally, but also in terms of imitating other fabrics. Rayon has been known to take on the properties of silk, cotton, wool, and others, and can be used in nearly any type of clothing. This can make it challenging to pin down exactly what it is, how to launder it, and what type of weather it’s best suited for. To help boost your familiarity with this ubiquitous fabric, keep reading to see everything you need to know about rayon.

In a nutshell, rayon is a fabric made from purified cellulose fibers, which are typically created from wood pulp. Though rayon is derived from natural materials, it requires certain chemicals, so it’s considered to be a semi-synthetic fabric.

One of the most common … Read the rest

9 Fashion Girls You Should Be Following for Next-Level Home Inspo, Too

9 Fashion Girls You Should Be Following for Next-Level Home Inspo, Too

Fashion girls are our main source of style inspiration for obvious reasons. But more and more, we’ve started turning to them for things like how to style our hair, which shade of nail polish to choose, and now we’re adding one more reason to scroll through the feeds of our favorite fashion influencers: how to style our homes.

Every now and again we get a glimpse of a stylish side table or a statement mirror in one of their outfit shots, so in the interest of decorating our own spaces as well as possible, we’re highlighting six fashion girls whose feeds are overflowing with cool interior ideas—and, of course, including ways to shop the stylish home decor items we’re spotting in their homes and apartments. From the dreamiest armchairs to the photogenic coffee tables, prepare to hit “follow” on the following accounts and fill up your home like … Read the rest

6 Jeans-and–T-Shirt Formulas NY Girls Will Never Retire

6 Jeans-and–T-Shirt Formulas NY Girls Will Never Retire

Aside for the little black dress, we’d be hard-pressed to find an outfit more classic or more timeless than pairing jeans with a T-shirt. Since the ’50s, it has been the pinnacle of all things cool and casual. For proof, just look to old-school style icons like Jane Birkin, Jean Seberg, and James Dean, three celebrities who wore the winning combination regularly and in endless variations.

Despite the fact that some seriously stylish A-listers support the jeans-and–T-shirt combination, there are still people who remain unconvinced. They associate the word “classic” with “boring.” They think that just because the outfit has withstood the test of time, it’s somehow unoriginal or uninventive… It’s old news. We disagree. A classic is a classic for a reason. It’s not unoriginal; it’s universal. It’s not uninventive; it’s foolproof.

Keep scrolling to see the six best ways NY girls are styling their classic jeans-and–T-shirt outfitsRead the rest

What Not to Do When Returning an Item

What Not to Do When Returning an Item

We’ve all been there—wanting to return an item (or items) that we purchased on a whim, usually for an upcoming event that had us feeling especially uninspired by our closets. Perhaps you went home, tried it on, and realized it just wasn’t really right, or maybe you noticed that the fit wasn’t as great as it seemed in the cramped dressing room. Maybe you were even so confident in your choice at first that you ripped off the price tags. So what’s there to do other than hold on to the item, letting it collect dust in your closet? Well, depending on the store’s policies, you still might be able to return it if you follow the below advice to a T. We spoke to numerous retail associates with experience at stores like Madewell, Lululemon, Loft, and Barneys to find out exactly what behavior you should avoid if … Read the rest