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How to Mix Fashion Styles: Preppy and Professional

The preppy look can be both casual and dressy, so you can fly your prep flag in many different ways, including at the office.

How to Find a Flattering Swimsuit

The beach is a place where you bare it all--or most of it all. The right swimsuit can help you turn heads for all the right reasons. Learn which style is right for your body.

How to Add African Flair to your Professional Style

Adding some African flair to your wardrobe may seem like a bit much for the office, but it's a lot easier than you'd think. Here are some tips to help you out.

How to Find Petite Jeans That Fit

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.

5 Tips for Sporting the Soho Chic Look

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

5 Trendy Punk Looks

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.

Modern Looks: 5 Ways to Adapt the Hipster Style

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.

5 Ways to Express Your Indie 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.

How to Create Street Style with Flair

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.

Creating Eclectic Style With Clothes You Own

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.

5 Essential Vintage Items for Your Closet

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.

Casual Indie Style on a Budget

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.

5 Features Women Want in Clothing

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?

5 Tips on Creating a Bohemian Style

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.

How to Find Your Fashion Style

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.

5 Gothic Style Trends

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.

5 Great Dresses for Prom

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?

5 Must-have Shorts for Women

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.

5 Ways to Wear Madras

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.

5 Ways to Wear Seersucker

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.

5 Must-have Shorts for Men

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.

When/How to Wear White

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.

5 Swimsuit Styles for the Everyday Woman

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!

5 Swimsuits for the Everyday Man

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.

5 Ways to Transition Your Style from Spring to Summer

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


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