5 Easy Ways to Change Your Look


Imitate the Best

The Internet offers an almost endless parade of slideshows and clips from last night's awards show or last week's premier. Stop admiring fashion from afar and start downloading photos and taking notes. It's a sure bet that's what your tween is doing. We're living at a time when life imitates art. The designer garments that looked so au courant on the runway or in that celebrity interview will be copied, mass produced and on sale at a dress shop in your neighborhood before the ink dries on the style section of your Sunday newspaper.

More than ever before, celebrities are photographed, interviewed and evaluated based on their style sense. If you like the way a particular public figure dresses, pay attention to her look for tips about how you can update your style from someone whose fashion savvy you trust. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so they say. It makes good fashion sense, too.

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10 Iconic Fashion Pieces Named for People or Places

10 Iconic Fashion Pieces Named for People or Places

From the bikini to the Herm├Ęs Birkin bag, fashion favorites are often named for the people and places that inspired them. HowStuffWorks looks at 10.