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13 Nov

A Photographic Tribute To Stacking, Layering And Loading Up

Plaid organza dress, nylon long-sleeved shirt dress and double-zip shearling mini bag by Kenzo, python stilettos by Lanvin. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

Tim Elkaïm and Chloe Grace Press chronicle the pieces calling out to be worn all at once for Autumn/Winter 17

In classical sculpture, the ancient Greek goddess Hecate was carved into a polycephalous being, with three heads or faces denoting the various facets of her authority over the earth, sky and sea. Here, for AnOther Magazine A/W17, Chloe Grace Press alludes to the power of Hecate through an edit of pieces which play on multiplicity; clothes and accessories incorporating double, triple and quadruple elements, all in the name of emphasis. Whether a trompe-l’œil heeled patent boot from Maison Margiela, several Chanel necklaces worn at the same time, or duplicated prints from Céline, you too can exude Hecate’s ancient strength with your sartorial choices this season,...
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9 Feb

How To Wear Zara According to Instagram’s Top Bloggers

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Show of hands: How many mornings have you spent starring at your closet, waiting for the perfect outfit to materialize from thin air? And then how many times have you picked up your phone and opened Instagram to scroll through your bookmarked posts until you landed on something that felt inspired by? #ZaraDaily is like that, minus all the frustration. Yep: The hashtag, which mostly features outfits comprised of Zara mixed with other fast-fashion chains, has accumulated nearly 200K photos—and its corresponding account, @zara_daily, boasts more than 345K followers. And if you search a few similar tags, you’ll find thousands of outfits featuring the Zara products that might just be hanging in your closet, plus styling tips for making them look—and photograph!—expensive. Talk about instant gratification. Ahead,...
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23 Jan

How To Do An Undershirt Without Looking Like You’re In 8th Grade

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Back in my middle school days, wearing an undershirt was like a little act of rebellion. Dress codes strictly prohibited any showy tanks tops or straps thinner than three fingers — but, boy, did we get around that. By simply throwing a white T-shirt on underneath, we could get away with wearing just about any crop-top, bra-top, spaghetti-strap, or otherwise revealing shirt without getting punished for it. Lately, though, I've noticed this styling trick having a resurgence — and it's not just to avoid breaking the rules. Layering an tee under any lace top or slip dress instantly dresses it down. Plus, it's probably the easiest (and cheapest!) way to make any summery staple feel more seasonally appropriate, letting you wear...
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16 Jan

How To Layer and Still Look Cute This Winter

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When it comes to looking cool in the cold, I've found that some of the best style inspiration comes from my peers in the industry. As editors, we spend a lot of time outside, running from showroom appointment to showroom appointment, attending fashion shows, covering red carpet events, and more. As expected, even in the face of harsh weather, we don't want to sacrifice style—and that's where layering comes into play. Ahead, some of my favorite tricks that I've learned over the years.

Tip 1: Double Up on Your Jackets

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Wearing a small jacket under a heavy coat is an easy, but not necessarily obvious way to stay warm. Add texture and dimension to your look by mixing materials,...
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10 Jan

Punk Isn’t Dead, But There Is A New Way To Do It

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CRIS FRAGKOU.
I'm probably the furthest thing from punk: I'll take a structured wide-leg jean over a destroyed super-skinny any day, and my idea of head-banging is when the beat drops at Soul Cycle. And since there's nothing worse than trying to do "punk" and falling flat, I've basically written it off as one of those things I just can't pull off. Lately though, street style has begun to convince me otherwise. Thanks to a few buzzy pieces and new streetwear designers, things like clashing prints, oversized silhouettes, shoulder-padded blazers, and fishnets are making their way back into the style zeitgeist, and combined with the skyrocketed return of vintage band tees and those white Kurt Cobain-esque sunglasses, punk is being democratized as something...
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17 Nov

5 Outerwear Solutions You Might Not Have Thought of Before

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Coats: a bit of a no-brainer, right? You pick one out, you stick your arms into the correct holes, done. But anyone who's ever had a cold bum or wrists or simply wanted something a bit more considered ought to know there's a whole new world out there. Here, five ways to layer your jackets and coats for maximum warmth and minimum boredom.

Courtesy of Zara
Courtesy of Zara
THE QUARTER-ZIP You might be wearing heather gray hoodies under everything, as inspired by Alexa Chung and Kanye (but mostly Kanye), but consider the quarter-zip, made cool by Veronica Heilbrunner and even cooler with silvery threads running through it, as seen in this Zara version. Adjust the ring pull as necessary, or remove...
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11 Nov

The New Way To Embrace Layering

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This post was supposed to be a piece in praise of the pant suit, in honour of Hilary Clinton, the first female president of the United States. I had my two-piece pressed and ready to wear today, to be paired with a T-shirt and trainers for a more low-key slant on head-to-toe tailoring. But I didn’t have the heart to wear it this morning. I chose black trousers and a black knit instead – a more modern take on mourning I guess. Can a piece on the new layering lift my spirits, and yours? Doubtful, but I’ll have a go … Remember when wearing a dress over trousers was cutting edge, innovative and the mark of a true fashion innovator? That was more than 15...
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7 Nov

The Easy Layering Combo That Was All Over the Runway

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I'm a huge fan of the slip dress—just ask anyone at the InStyle HQ. Does this make me Kate Moss, circa 1990? (Just humor me and say, yes.) I've championed the greatness that is the slip dress long before its recent runway takeover, where we saw it in every fabrication, color, and pattern imaginable, and styled with just about everything. Obviously, I was into it. Obviously, I had to write a story about it. And while you and I both know that slips can be paired with anything (wide-leg trousers, button-downs, jeans, and so on), the piece that we're highlighting today is the slim sweater, fine enough to layer under the dress. Simple, yet genius, because with this one sartorial move, it can miraculously turn this otherwise seasonally inappropriate...
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24 Apr

7 of the Prettiest Spring Tops and the Perfect Earrings to Wear with Them

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Isn't it great that the neck/collarbone/shoulder area is finally getting its It Body Part due? Here, we pair seven of spring's best tops with the earrings that show them—and you—off to the greatest advantage.

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Courtesy, design by Katja Cho
Courtesy, design by Katja Cho

Young Frankk gold-plated earrings, $70,youngfrankk.com; H&M backless bodysuit, $40, hm.com.

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Courtesy, design by Katja Cho

Auree Jewelry gold and gemstone earrings, $112, aureejewellery.com; & Other Stories off-the-shoulder top, $85, stories.com.

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Courtesy, design by Katja Cho

H&M tassel earrings, $13, hm.com; Pixie Market ruffle top, $56, pixiemarket.com.

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Courtesy, design by Katja Cho

Nouvel Heritage earrings; $2,300,nouvelheritage.com; Tibi off-the-shoulder top, $425, tibi.com.

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Courtesy, design by Katja Cho

Maria Black gold-plated earrings, $280,net-a-porter.com; Zara lace top, $26,zara.com.

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Courtesy, design by Katja Cho
Courtesy, design by Katja Cho
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28 Mar

How To Layer Clothes For Spring

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ayering for spring is something to celebrate. With the weather still a little on the unpredictable side, naturally it pays to consider warmth, but the overall look is less about keeping cosy, and more about wearing all your favourite new season staples at once. Much like cooler seasons, there’s some simple rules to stick to. Do consider colours when mixing-and-matching, be sure to avoid anything too bulky and stick to a maximum of three separates at one time when executing your spring layered look. Here’s how to get it right. More is more The silky camisole and roll neck knit make for quite the stylish combination when matched-up. Throw in a tan suede button-up maxi shirt, ankle-grazing jeans, a pair of black fishnet socks and...
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