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12 Oct

How to Translate 3 Street Style Trends for Real Life

DAVID ROEMER

Make the season's standout looks your own.

All it takes is a glance at your social feed to see that street style is an influential part of the fashion landscape. And as tastemakers flock to the world’s style capitals for fashion week, the photographers who track them are capturing a full picture of what everyone will be wearing this fall. Here's how to incorporate three of the season's most important trends into your wardrobe.

Strong Suiting

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DAVID ROEMER
The return of bold-shouldered tailoring echoes the power suits of the 1980s, but this fall’s best versions are just as easy to wear to brunch as they are to a boardroom meeting, partly because styling one has never been easier. This double-breasted suit is paired with...
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10 Oct

Black Eyeliner Has Never Been Better

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If this past season is anything to go on, a black liner (or perhaps a wardrobe of them) promises seemingly infinite possibilities for transformation. Whether inky pens were used to paint a razor-sharp wing or smudged kohl simulated suggestively slept-in makeup, the runways demonstrated loads of ideas for wielding your favorite black eyeliner. Behold your new favorite ways to make your mark.

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Not for the faint of heart or tired of eye, a crisp slick of black reserved for the lower lash lines provided an unexpected twist on typical top lined lids.
At Isa Arfen, makeup artist Andrew Gallimore traced lower lids with Nars Black Valley Eye Paintfor a modern take on traditional “Kabuki makeup.”

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ISA ARFEN / COURTESY OF NARS
Lower lids...
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10 Oct

Hands Off! The Coolest Girls Won’t Be Carryling a Bag Next Season

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Anyone who has drunken the cross-body Kool-Aid can attest to the addictive nature of not having to hold a handbag. Allowing it to rest easily on your hip isn’t only a breeze, it also has that “devil-may-care spirit” to it, or—as they say here in Paris—a certain je ne sais quoi. Carine, known to forgo bags in lieu of pockets, perhaps exemplifies this better than any one else. Fortunately for us all, this freedom doesn’t simply stop there. This week’s Paris runwaysoffered plenty of riffs on the concept.

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VALENTINO SPRING/SUMMER 2018 / GETTY
The most-bold iteration of this was at Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli took his signature romantic mood in sportier direction. He proposed a four-point harness style, because why should babies in...
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27 Sep

5 Ways To Wear PJ’s, According To Milan Fashion Week’s Street Style Scene

Photographed by Phil Oh
Ciao, bella! The showgoers of Milan Fashion Week are now departing for the runways in Paris, and what sartorial inspiration they’ve left in their wake. This season, the street style crew embraced pajama dressing and the cozy Danish hyggephenomenon in new and wonderful ways, proving that getting decked out for the photographers outside the shows doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort. There were silk pants with fuzzy, furry moccasins, overcoats with easy button-down blouses, and white denim (yes, after Labor Day) with slides and thin silk scarves. It was as if the most stylish travelers were living that dolce vita life, valuing ease over edge and backing away from full lewks—though, unlike most locals, they probably didn’t squeeze in that classic afternoon nap. In...
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26 Sep

Carrie Bradshaw Flowers Hit a Major Milan Runway

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Way back in 2000, Carrie Bradshaw wore giant Chanel flowers on Sex and the City's third season. They took her through dating Aiden (good Carrie), cheating on Aiden (bad Carrie), stalking Natasha (No, Carrie!), and of course, drinking champagne with a tween Kat Dennings.

Much like Carrie's nameplate necklace, baguette bag, and fear of emotional stability, the flowers faded as the series progressed. But today on the Missoni runway, the famous Italian brand tried hard to bring them back. They bloomed on blazers, capes, outerwear, and evening gowns, and came in Technicolor hues like backlit violet and blue-almost-black.

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25 Sep

You Will Have Opinions About These Leveled-Up Flip Flops

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While a podiatrist once ranked flip-flops the second-to-worst summer shoe (foot-health-wise) and any city-dweller can tell you wearing them on the street is basically asking for a staph infection, for spring, designers are like, "Hold my beer." That is their prerogative, but here, we've collected some souped-up examples—platforms! beading!—to help you form your own opinion on this most unlikely trend.

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You will find that this slideshow is ordered by descending outlandishness with full-length shots, followed by closeups of the advertised leveled-up flip-flops. Here, we begin with Rihanna's take on the surfer-y Havaianas—but with a heel and a surfboard leash functioning as an ankle strap.

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2 FENTY X PUMA Not that you asked, but...
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25 Sep

Fashion Week’s Best Lip And Lid Combos

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Nothing goes together quite like a wink and a smile, which is why makeup artists at New York Fashion Week teamed high-octane eyes with barely-there lips, or contrasted loud mouths with lid looks that barely whispered. Here, 7 ways to achieve the perfect beauty balance from backstage.

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Courtesy Maybelline
1  Metallic Pout + Flushed Lids “A face like a cherry blossom” is how makeup artist Erin Parsons described the flashy crimson lip at Bibhu Mohapatra. Eyes were washed with blush and a bit of white highlighter on the inner corners. While Parson’s layered a red lip pencil with metallic powder to catch the light on the runway, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick in Hot Lava offers a similar effect in...
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25 Sep

At Bottega Veneta, Real Men Carry Clutches

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There was some serious It Girl ammo at Bottega Veneta, with Kendall, Gigi, Bella, Adwoa, Kaia, Presley, Hailey, Candice, and Emily Ratajkowski (ciao!) walking in the 10 am show.

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But the star-studded lineup wasn’t the only talking point on Tomas Meier’s Spring 2018 runway. The collection involved a heavy dose of Millennial Pink, along with its cousin, Unicorn Purple (you know, that pinky-violet shade frequently used on Care Bears and My Little Pony merch). But unlike in New York, the pink party wasn’t just a girl thing—Meier gave his male models the same colors and silhouettes as the women, with some carrying pink bags and even clutches, too.

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Has fashion finally gotten the memo that...
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25 Sep

New York Fashion Week Had The Most Model Diversity Ever

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The results are in, and the New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 shows were the most diverse yet―even without the usual boost from Yeezy. The Fashion Spot has released its annual report, and in a interesting bit of good news, every show featured at least two models of color—meaning that there were no all-white casts, even among the least diverse shows. Out of the 94 New York presentations counted, 36.9 percent of models were women of color, 3.46 percent were plus-size, and 1.19 percent were transgender or non-binary. The shows with the most racially diverse casts included: Brandon Maxwell, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, while those with the most size diversity included Torrid, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, and Chromat. TFS’ report is extensive, and goes further to break...
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22 Sep

Ladylike With a Subversive Streak

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A lady in the streets, but a freak in the sheets? Every fashion capital has its own distinct look, and the dominant mood floating around London is all-out femininity spiked with a sexy, subversive streak. Simone Rocha and Molly Goddard are two must-see designers known for making frothy, utterly romantic confections that have a girlish charm—but are hardly virginal. Edie Campbell opened Goddard’s Spring show in a full-skirted white cotton dress with an off-kilter empire waist. Innocent enough, but she was dragging on an e-cigarette and clutching a glass of wine, her eyes smudged with kohl (leftover from the night before?). There was something similarly twisted about Rocha’s latest collection inspired by the china dolls she played with growing up, which she’d dress in Victorian gowns...
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