Tag: Styling Tips

Back To School With Cara Loren: Mom Knows Best.


While late August has us lamenting the end of summer (how, how, how is it almost September?), the thought of new back-to-school fashion is keeping our spirits high. Crisp, clean clothes and shiny new kicks always put us in a good mood, especially on adorable pint-sized versions of ourselves. Speaking of adorable, we can’t get enough of blogger Cara Loren and… read more »

The How To: Resident Design Expert Anna Burke's Tips For Styling A Bookshelf.


We’ve been slowly but surely sprucing up our home thanks to design expert Anna Burke of Anna Burke Interiors (aka, she who makes everything chicer and more organized). Right now, we’re focusing on our bookshelf. It makes such a big statement when done well, but can be tricky to pull off without a styling strategy. Fret not, that’s where we (and by we, we mean… read more »

What To Wear During A Heatwave: Three Foolproof Looks.


Consider this your official welcome to the dog days of summer. The fact that skyrocketing temperatures pose a serious sartorial conundrum is definitely not news – and yet, if each August, you still find yourself staring blankly into your closet, contemplating such things as the forty-degree difference between your walk to work and your sub-arctic office –… read more »

The Q&A, Father's Day Edition: On Being A Dad, From A Guy Who Has It Figured Out.


Good looking, fashionable, funny, kind, and driven: We know these characteristics sound entirely too good to be true, but they are exactly what set Hello His menswear blogger Cody Andrew in a league of his own (especially if this little Q&A with the dad of three is any indication). Always one to live in and embrace the moment, his overwhelmingly positive… read more »

How To Wear A Maxi Skirt: 3 New Ways To Style The Summer Staple.

The Style: The maxi skirt.

The Checklist: Five Dresses We Swear By Come Summer.

There are a few workhorse dresses absolutely essential for every closet out there. These are the dresses you’ll gratefully reach for when you get a call for that last minute interview, that last minute dinner invite, that last minute anything. Or (let’s be real) when you are already 20 minutes late for work and need to somehow get it together and look put… read more »

Try This: Simple Easter Baskets, As Made By Baby Rabies' Jill Krause.

It just so happens that Easter is one of our favorite holidays, and it seems we will never grow out of that whole egg and basket and candy and bunny thing, no matter how old we get. Luckily, having kids is a great excuse to keep the tradition (respectably) alive. In that spirit, we tapped Baby Rabies’ founder (and hilarious mama of three) Jill Krause for a fun… read more »

How To Tie A Neck Scarf: 4 Styles You Can Do In Your Sleep.

Now that winter has (nearly) left us, it’s time to swap your heavy wool scarf for its breezier, more spring-centric counterpart: the neckerchief. It’s this season’s most versatile accessory, instantly adding a splash of color or personality to transform otherwise blasé outfits. In a bandana print, it changes fashion editors into metropolitan cowgirls; worn extra… read more »

And That's A Wrap: Lessons Learned From #PFW Street Style Pros.

The end of fashion month is here and editors/bloggers/buyers around the world can be heard taking off their sky-high heels and sighing a deep breath of relief. Fresh from #MFW (and before that, #LFW and #NYFW), On Abbot Kinney’s Michael Dumler hit the ground running to photograph the world’s most stylish set in, arguably, the world’s most stylish city. His street… read more »

Milan Street Style Trend To Try: Bold Graphics.

With the epic cold and rain of #NYFW and #LFW behind us, we couldn’t be happier to touch down in Milan (which, in contrast to the Northeast, feels like the tropics). On Abbot Kinney’s Michael Dumler combed the city’s “stradas” for of-the-moment trends and the stylish personas behind them. One in particular caught our eye: bold graphics. Below, each fashionista’s… read more »

Outerwear Obsession: The #LFW Piece We Need (As Snapped By On Abbot Kinney).

Due to London’s generally overcast and drizzly temperament, the city’s most fashionable have learned to adapt one very crucial piece: a great coat. Be it refined, textured, or statement making, it’s the one essential every style maven has in her closet (and the piece we’re currently coveting). Straight from NYFW, Michael Dumler of On Abbot Kinney hopped a plane… read more »

To Wear Now: The Layered #NYFW Look, As Shot By On Abbot Kinney.

Freezing temps, icy streets, and intermittent snowstorms—hardly ideal conditions for high-fashion looks. Yet somehow, editors, bloggers, models, and the likes continue to prove that no matter the weather, fashion always finds a way. During NYFW, the talented Michael Dumler of On Abbot Kinney braved the frigid outdoors to capture some of the city’s best… read more »

Golden Globes Red Carpet 2015: Lessons We Learned, Dresses We Liked.

Golden Globes red carpet was the first of the 2015 awards show season and we are pleased with the sartorial results. While some of us hardly moved from the living room to the kitchen on Sunday, others gave America whiplash as they traipsed across the television screen (Allison Williams in Armani Privé, Taylor Schilling in custom Ralph Lauren and Jessica Chastain… read more »

Holiday Style 101: What Top Tastemakers Are Wearing Now.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been on a bit of a holiday kick around here, waxing poetic on everything from the perfect cold-weather cocktail to the décor tricks that will holiday-ify your home. But now, with the holiday party season officially in full swing, we’re turning our focus back to style. Holiday style, to be exact, and all the champagne bubbles and… read more »

For the Gents: How To Wear A Suit Now, As Snapped By On Abbot Kinney's Michael Dumler.

Crisp, starched, cuffed—we love a man in a good suit. Now that fall is upon us, we’re spotting tailored pieces left and right. We tapped On Abbott Kinney’s Michael Dumler to snap some seriously stylish gents looking dapper in their suits. Guys, check ‘em out and follow their lead, one pressed piece at a time.

Fashion Month Finale: Paris Street Style, Snapped By On Abbot Kinney.

The city of lights always shines bright, but during #PFW, it’s positively blinding. With #NYFW, #LFW, and #MFW behind us (phew, we’re tired just typing that), Michael Dumler of On Abbot Kinney set his sights on Paris’ stylish streets for the final farewell to fashion month.

Ciao, Bella: The Milan Street Style We'll Be Copying, As Snapped By On Abbot Kinney.

Attention to detail, exquisite tailoring, and sumptuous textiles, the clothes that come out of Milan mean business. In fact, we like to think of this city as the Mecca of fashion. Right on the heels of #NYFW and #LFW, this year's #MFW certainly didn't disappoint. Michael Dumler of On Abbot Kinney was there in the thick of it all to capture the city's best street… read more »

Grammys Trends You Can Actually Wear: A 2014 Red Carpet Recap.

There were times during last night’s Grammys broadcast when it was easy to forget you were watching an award ceremony. From the seemingly endless big-budget performances to the casual stadium-style arrangement of the seats, everything felt more fun than serious. By contrast, the red carpet was a bit... tame. However, that didn’t prevent a few cool (but tricky)… read more »

Dress Season Is Upon Us, Folks: The Four Styles Currently Topping Our Shopping Lists.

The recent chill in the air brought us to the startling realization that we need more dresses. Truth is, those flirty little sundresses we've been wearing for the past four months simply (and sadly) won't cut it for those winter days at the office, those various holiday parties and festive occasions. And so: On to the new. Here, a few of the styles we're buying… read more »

All Black, All Day: A Love Letter To The Best Of Those Basic Hues.

Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in New York for nine years, but to me black isn’t some serious shade to be reserved for formal occasions or funerals. It’s a way of life. From a casual sweatshirt and jeans combo to a knock-out LBD for an important Saturday night date, my wardrobe is filled with the hue for two reasons: it’s easy and it never goes out of style.… read more »

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding: The New Orleans Edition.

From the flurry of invitations to the pics of celeb nuptials in every glossy mag, one thing’s for sure: Summer is wedding season. It also happens to be awful, frizzy hair season. And the season of skyrocketing temperatures. Which presents a bit of a problem for a style-savvy guest like me. So: What to wear to a summer wedding without melting into a sad,… read more »

Spring Fashion: A Love Letter From Keiko Lynn Groves.

Although I'm a dedicated fan of warmer weather, I often have a difficult time dressing for actual Summer - those sticky, sweaty, humid kind of days. That's when I inevitably throw my hands up in defeat, put on as few clothing items as possible and simultaneously thank my lucky stars that I found an apartment with central air. But Springtime, you are perfect - and… read more »

Sound Bite: Janie Bryant Is Mad Men's Costume Designer for A Reason.

...because in one mere sentence she manages to reveal the key to dressing like a woman.

What style habit should every woman adopt?
Incorporate vintage and own some sexy lingerie.


This Surface to Air Cape: Must-Buy of the Day. (Take Two.)

There’s something about capes that makes them ideal for transition weather (winter to spring…hello; fall to winter.) This cool, neutral-color Surface to Air version would look just right with a textured cashmere sweater peeking out the sleeves. Plus, we go crazy for the big pockets – perfect for warming those hands on biting February days. Can you relate?

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This Lauren Merkin Clutch: Must-Buy of the Day.

…because it’s all about the clutch this spring. Because it’s just a wee bit too soon to start our spring shopping, and this purchase will tide us over until then. Because camel hues are all over the Fall / Winter runways at this very moment. And because a good Lauren Merkin clutch just plum never goes out of style.

Styling Tips: Coated Denim 101.

Coated jeans: I’m a fan. Super sexy, surprisingly wearable, and just a tad more special than those plain old blue jeans. I own them in solid colors as well as in a metallic silver, and love that they look like leather pants without the price tag. I pair them with a blazer and wear them to the office for day, then add heels for a night. One thing to note is that… read more »

Styling Tips: The Duo Behind Meredith Wendell On Adding A Bit O’ Color In your home & closet.

1. Start an inspiration board. Print images you love and post on a bulletin board - if you see it every day on the wall, you won’t forget that cool new idea.

2. Go on a colorful vacation. I grew up close to the Greenbrier Hotel, which is full of color. I always leave with new ideas for my collection or our apartment.

Snapshot: Cozy Winter Style, Perfected.

Alas, we are not, in fact, going to Sundance, but if we were, this is precisely what we would rock: A heather grey waffle knit sweater topped with a sleek faux fur vest. Loose hair, rosy cheeks and classic aviators capped by a perfectly thick crème knit hat. Nonetheless: Inspiration for weathering (literally) the snowy days ahead.

Denim Trends: The Corduroy.

The corduroy, that perennial staple hailing from our childhood, is back once again, folks. Just in time, too, as cords provide the comfort, warmth and, of course, style so many of us are desperate for come January. We are obsessed with how surprisingly versatile they are, too, feeling just as fresh paired with a tucked-in buttondown or a blazer at the office as… read more »

Best Dressed, Golden Globes Edition: Julianne Moore. (Hands Down.)

The Golden Globes are always a highlight of the awards circuit. It’s the first big show of the season, a veritable constellation of stars from TV and film are present, and there enough loopy speeches and awkward camera pans to make any .GIF-loving techie smile. It’s also the first real chance we get to see and assess some of spring’s biggest trends in action.… read more »

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