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20 Feb

You Could Survive 2017 With These 10 Pieces Alone

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When it comes to wardrobe essentials, there aren't many pieces you need. Hard to believe, right? Sure, it seems like every bag or pair of jeans you eye is a must have, but when we get down to the nitty-gritty, every girl's got her outfit basics.

With that in mind, we've curated your list for 2017, while taking major trends into account and applying them to your shoes, your outerwear, and your accessories. Shop the 10 picks ahead and we promise you'll feel like your closet's not just well-rounded but fashion-world-approved.

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1.A Bag That Doubles as a Work of Art

Loewe Small Puzzle Colorblock Bag ($2,190)

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2.A White Blouse With Personality Jonathan Simkhai Lace-Up Bell-Sleeve...
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20 Feb

7 Cheerful Items We’re Buying to Bring On Spring

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Coach undoubtedly killed it with their winter selections. Our editors could not get enough of the label's winter boots and coats. For spring, the brand also got it so right—and we can't wait to shop with abandon! From this season's offerings, we love the floral accents they've incorporated on sturdy leather bags. Also, anything of theirs that's pink has us seeing hearts after that long, dreary winter. And then, there's the brand's trendy apparel, like this silk, floral bomber ($595; coach.com) and this western-inspired dress for spring ($1,250; coach.com). With warm weather on its way in, we're on the hunt for feminine, cheerful pieces to brighten up our formerly heavy winter wardrobes. The 7 items listed below are at the very top of our shopping list this season. Keep...
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17 Feb

The Spring Piece I Dropped Everything to Buy

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Even if it wasn't my job, I'd still stalk Reformation's new arrivals every Monday and Thursday. I hadn't even started to think about what I need for spring, but as I was scrolling through Reformation's new goods, one piece instantly called my name. It was a plaid double-breasted blazer made of linen, and it was called the Valero Jacket. Checked double-breasted blazers have been trending ever since Balenciaga sent them down its F/W 16 runway. The fashion crowd quickly caught on, and they've been everywhere ever since. I've been coveting a checked blazer to wear with jeans and graphic tees, and Reformation's new lightweight black-and-white version definitely fit the bill. I had a hunch that the blazer would be a hot item, so...
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16 Feb

9 Styling Hacks Fashion Week Has Already Gifted Us

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New York Fashion Week is always a treasure trove of style inspo. Every season, industry insiders take to the streets and give us new ways to think about putting our looks together. And the best part? There’s no shopping required — except in your closet. It’s all in the styling details. Scroll on for nine ways NYFW 2017 is giving us life (and a wardrobe refresh) this season.

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1. Don’t be afraid to mix vibes. Who says you have to be just one kind of chick? If you’re a little bit sporty but also a little bit rockabilly, go ahead and pair a bomber with Western boots and a saddle bag! Just keep the palette limited if you...
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16 Feb

Colored Velvet: One of NYFW 2017’s Most Luxurious Trends

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As rich and luxe as the velvet fabric itself, so are the bold colors sashaying down the New York Fashion Week runways. Be warned: Bold colored velvet is making its presence known on the fall 2017 season. Ditch the basic black and opt in for a bold blue TIbi suit, a soft pink dress as seen at Cinq à Sept, or canary yellow Cédric Charlier statement-making dress. We have plucked eight of the most coveted colored velvet looks from #NYFW.

Take a scroll through to see the best colored velvet looks this season.

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1. MONSE

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3. CÉDRIC CHARLIER

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4. TIBI

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16 Feb

The L.A. Label Making Loungewear That Actually Feels Cool

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“It’s a great statement, for the moment, you know? Not pointing the finger, just generalizing,” Edwin Lora is talking about a camel coat with pastel embroidery that reads “Keep Out of Politicians’ Reach.” That wistful and impossible sentiment has made it one of the most Instagrammed pieces in his collection, Water, which features embroidered slogans executed in muted tones. Lora and his co-designer Zion Lora make the label in downtown Los Angeles, but — in a reverse of the East to West Coast migration we’ve been witnessing this season — they brought their wares with them to New York to show editors this week. Edwin has always been a vintage aficionado, with a particular affection for the ’70s — at one...
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15 Feb

Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine on Personal Style and Originality

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There’s a quote attributed to Coco Chanel that often turns up on Facebook profiles: “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” I’ve read it so many times that in spite of its underlying message—be original—it’s become, ironically, completely unoriginal. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. We’re taught as kids to follow our heart and our gut, not what popular opinion recommends. Only when we’re truly one of a kind, we’re told, will we be destined for greatness.  But is this concept overrated? I’m tempted to think so. To be original, according to the wise oracle Google, is to be an eccentric, unusual person. Now, I’m often told that I have a very unconventional style. It’s a compliment, I...
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14 Feb

Find Your Perfect Celebrity-Inspired Sweater

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Want to rock a cozy look like your favorite celebs? We're looking to Lily Aldridge, Sienna Miller, Selena Gomez, and Jessica Alba for inspiration while hunting the best of the best in chilly weather-wear. Staying warm while looking chic is one of winter's greatest challenges and we're here to help. Scroll through below to shop our favorites.

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1. ANIMAL LOVE

Inspired by Selena Gomez's on-trend Coach Rexy sweater ($695; coach.com)? Try one of these other animal-loving sweaters on for size.

Shop the look (from left): Loewe, $750, net-a-porter.com; Thom Browne, $1,290, mytheresa.com; Topshop, $7, nordstrom.com; Kenzo, $262 mytheresa.com

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2. BOLD STRIPES Chilly weather got you down? We're loving Lily Aldridge's Isabel Marant stripes ($283, matchesfashion.com) with...
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14 Feb

Wear Your LOVE For Barack Obama With The New Supreme Collection

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Supreme just revealed its Spring/Summer 2017 collection today, and while the range includes some of the usual fare (i.e. sweatshirts, five-panel hats and backpacks), a few new items paid tribute to an unexpected muse—Barack Obama. The streetwear brand's new offering now includes anoraks, pants and shirts patterned with the former POTUS' face.

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The pieces come in army green or deep purple patterns, embellished with wavy iterations of the Supreme emblem and portraits of Obama with a label beneath that reads, "44th President of the United States" (in case you forgot).

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The anorak, which is made of cotton, features front pockets and a drawstring hemline, while the matching pants...
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14 Feb

How To Shop Smart When Fashion Becomes A Moral Dilemma

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Fashion has become a moral dilemma; a tug-of-war between price point and ethics. This week’s media expose on high-street fashion and child labour revealed horrible truths about cheap retail habits, and while it still comes as a shock, it’s nothing we haven’t heard before. Yes, it’s great water-cooler conversation, but will it entice us to change our shopping habits? Are we choosing to ignore these truths because the high street is our only option for cheap and fast fashion finds? It was reported that as many as 14 children were found to be employed in Myanmar, Asia, to make clothes for brands such as H&M, New Look and Sports Direct for as little as 0.15c a day, six days a week. But what...
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