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Shopping for jeans can be a nightmare, but if you're petite, it can be even more annoying. Here, we'll walk you through what you need to look for -- so you can look your best.

The streets of Soho are filled with fashionistas who are always getting it right. How can you dress like one of them?

The whole punk attitude is that they don't care what you think. But the secret to dressing punk may belie a devil-may-care attitude: It actually takes more than a black leather jacket and a studded belt to create a punk look.

If you want to be a hipster, you have to dress the part. Skinny jeans, layered tops and trendy glasses will get you started, but there's more you can add to really embrace the style.

If you've been shopping at the mall for a couple of decades now, it might be time to shake things up a little. It might be time to go indie.

Once upon a time, you were pretty hip, maybe even a trendsetter -- but you've lost your mojo. Sounds like it's time to hit the streets for inspiration.

Want to stand out in a crowd? Creating an eclectic fashion style will help you get noticed, but you don't need to break the bank to do it.

Everyone loves trends, but you depend on the classics -- those timeless go-to pieces that you can throw on to complete your look. Here are five vintage essentials for every fashionista's closet.

As happens with most things cool and different, "indie" has gone mainstream -- good news for those who want the look without searching far and wide and paying non-mass-produced prices.

Shopping for the perfect wardrobe can be both thrilling and daunting, often simultaneously. What do women really look for when filling their closets with the perfect clothing choices?

If your fashion personality is more laid back than couture, perhaps an eclectic, bohemian look is just the style breakthrough you've been waiting for.

Finding your own personal style won't happen overnight. You have to experiment, eliminate and take risks. But if you follow these tips, it can be done.

Going goth no longer means all black clothes and multiple piercings. It's becoming mainstream and even ruled the runways during the spring fashion shows.

Mermaid style dresses, bold colors, sequins, beads and chiffon. Which dress will make you feel like a celebrity on the red carpet on your prom night?

Shorts are a summer clothing staple, but you don't have to be stuck wearing nothing but boring denim and khakis. Find shorts in flattering styles and patterns to show off your best assets this summer.

Madras has been around a long time, and while it's usually associated with the country club set, this bright, plaid fabric is actually making the rounds in lots of places.

Seersucker's a fashion classic -- if you don't overdo it. We'll show you how to wear this summer style essential and look fab at it.

In the summer, women can wear tank tops, tube tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, capris -- basically, whatever they want. Men have shorts, and that's about it. Here are the five kinds of shorts that every man should have.

White used to be a summer-only color, but that rule has finally disappeared. However, to pull off a white wardrobe, there are some other rules that make sense.

Shopping for a swimsuit makes most women anxious and depressed, but if you know what to look for, you can walk away with a suit perfect for your body!

When it comes to men's swimsuits, they all look pretty similar. But there are some definite differences that will come out when you suit up.

As the weather warms up, your wardrobe will lighten up, and there are some tricks to making the most of the transition.

A casual look through any fashion magazine will show you that stripes are poised to make a big splash this season. They're a little tricky, but don't worry: We've got 5 ways to wear stripes the right way.

This isn't 1987. Nevertheless, neon is back. How can you incorporate a few neon accents into your wardrobe to create a fun, tasteful look?

You may have already chosen some Valentine's lingerie, but chances are you'll want to wear something over it during your date. Whatever your evening plans, you can make them even more special with the perfect look.