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Q. Will boyfriend blazers be in style during the fall?

A. The answer is a resounding YES! If you were lucky enough to buy a boyfriend blazer in the spring, then you’re all set. If not here are a few options for you in every price range:

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Q. I have been eyeing a metallic tote to add some dimension to my mostly neutral wardrobe. Would a metallic tote look out of season in the winter? Thanks so much for your help! I love your website!

A. While not as “hot’ as they have been in past seasons, there are many gorgeous metallic handbags out there right now. They can absolutely be worn in the winter and are great for brightening up a neutral wardrobe. Another handbag color to consider is red. Not only is red super hot this season, but it’s a classic color that is ideal for adding dimension to a neutral wardrobe since it pairs well with so many colors. Here are some tote options for you to consider:

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Q. I am an active college student searching for a large stylish bag to hold a couple of books, my school supplies, makeup, etc. Where can I find something large enough that’s still trendy and affordable?

A. We found several stylish handbag options to take you from class to shopping to dinner with friends, and not a boring tote or collegiate backpack in the bunch. The best part? Nothing costs more than $100:

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Q. I’ve been stuck in a jeans and t-shirt rut since university and have finally decided that enough is enough. I have some perfectly nice clothes that I’ve never worn because I don’t know how to put together outfits. I also have a lot of questions, but I’ll just go with this one for now. I have a corduroy skirt that has been hanging in my closet for ages because I don’t know what to wear with it besides a boring black top. I’m 27 years old, 5’0” and an average build (I’m not straight up and down but I’m not curvy either). I have dark red hair and very pale skin so too much black close to my face tends to wash me out. I’m on a pretty tight budget, so Target/Old Navy-like prices would be ideal. Thank you so much for your website!

A. Great news, it’s time to pull that corduroy mini out of the closet! Wear it with tights and boots or leggings and heels; on top, layer on cardigans, blazers and jackets for a great look. We were inspired by this laid back layered look from the Dsquared² fall runway (shown right) to create the affordable looks below:




Q. I will be attending a 700 guest wedding in a few weeks and I am confused about what to wear. I am a size 16 and have tattoos and facial piercings. It’s so hard to find a dress that would accommodate my style. I love the rocker look but do not like showing my legs. so i tend to wear tube dresses that hit mid calf. What would you suggest for plus size dresses and shoes?

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A. We totally dig the rocker look, but even rock stars have to dress for an elegant affair. Below are a few dresses that don’t show too much skin and won’t compromise your edgy style.

Choose an edgy, yet evening-appropriate shoe to complement your dress:

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