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21 Jul

Expert Interview Outfits

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What makes a great job interview outfit? Step one: It has to fit well—no pulling buttons or skirts hiking up. Step two: It needs to be appropriate for your field. The elusive x-factor, though, comes from creating an ensemble that makes you feel like a powerhouse. And while it's tough to check all those boxes, the great news is you only have to do it a few times. Keeping a dependable, proven interview outfit is like having an up-to-date resume; you're always ready for whatever opportunity comes next. While the Marie Claire offices are pretty casual compared to, say, a law firm, they also demand a certain sense of taste and style. (Read: Finding a look can be panic-inducing.) Here, the...
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29 Jun

How To Get Laid Wearing Birkenstocks

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Mel Ottenberg is a Certified Big Deal™ in Fashion Land, having styled Bjork and Chloe Sevigny before becoming Rihanna's all-day-every-day outfit planner. So why is he now working with Birkenstock, the brand beloved by hot camp counselors who just dropped out of Oberlin?
"Not just Oberlin—I went to Rhode Island School of Design, and I wore them too!" he laughed. "Also, when I was a teenager, I interned for Marc Jacobs, and I would wear white Birkenstocks to the office. The city was so hot in summer; we all wore them with basically everything."

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Fast forward to now, when "utility shoes"—Crocs at Christopher Kane, Tevas at Versace—have taken over runways, while Rihanna herself makes best-selling slides for Puma. But though...
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21 Jun

Let The A+ Street Style From Firefly Music Festival Show You What To Wear When It’s Too Hot To Move

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The conditions at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware this weekend: boiling and extremely humid—with a chance of lightning. Not the best weather for looking cute, but these artists and attendees still managed to do it. See the best outfits ahead.

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The '90s girl group vibes are strong with this trio, who coordinated down to the thrifted camo and tinted sunglasses.

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Somebody listened when we said one of our favorite styling tricks for the summer was an open shirtdress over shorts (or a skirt).

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A pair of stylish friends in mirrored sunnies and printed co-ords.

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Laura in all secondhand clothing (while registering...
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15 Jun

3 Looks to Channel Your Inner Claire Underwood from House of Cards

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Claire Underwood is one of TV’s best-dressed characters—nothing makes me rethink my wardrobe, especially my work wardrobe, more than her. Played by Robin Wright, Underwood is minimal and crisp but takes risks with silhouettes, making every look into a very powerful statement. This season she has pushed a bit further with a dramatic all-white inauguration look. It read perfectly feminine and strong, and the military details in many looks she wore during briefings with key politicians really put her in the power seat.

Ahead, three looks that'll let you channel her take on power-dressing.

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1. WHITE MONOCHROMATIC FOR EVENING

Shop the look: Top, $755; net-a-porter.com. Skirt, $2,035; net-a-porter.com. Earrings, $189; needsupply.com. Shoes, $60; zara.com.

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14 Jun

Swap Your Purse For A Basket, Stat

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Is an #OOTD really an #OOTD if there isn't a handbag to pull it all together? Really, nothing makes any old jeans-and-a-top outfit pop like a cool carryall — but, there's one phenomenon happening among the ladies of the 'gram (myself included) that's putting our usual totes and crossbodies to shame: Typical leather handbags are being replaced by baskets of all shapes and sizes. From larger pouches to adorable, color-blocked mini-bags, there's something that just feels so summer-y — and since we can't avoid the reference, so very Jane Birkin — about a woven basket. The trend doesn't just take the simplest of outfits and give them a vintage feel — they're also ideal for sitting on the grass at the...
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12 Jun

How To Wear Your Workout Gear Outside The Gym

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Athleisure may be the easiest and most comfortable way to dress down on days off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish too. Here, staff writer Olivia Keating reveals four ways to wear this sports-inspired trend outside the gym.

1. WITH HIGH HEELS

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Although you don’t need a sultry pout to carry off this look, it does require a certain amount of confidence and ability to walk in four-inch heels. Start practicing your street walk now.

SHOP THE PIECE

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tudded slingbacks, €110 at Uterqüe. Hangisido pumps, Manolo Blahnik, €860 at Farfetch. Metallic green court shoe, €39.95 at Zara.

WITH A COLD SHOULDER

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Puff, puffa, puffer: regardless of what...
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9 Jun

The Fashion Girl’s Guide To Rainy Day Footwear

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Because no-one likes people who wear wellies in the city…

The same thing happens every year: it gets to June, we have a few blazingly hot days and we pack away anything that’s not swimwear, straw bags or sandals.

Then, England remembers it's England, the skies open, we all get drenched walking to the tube and spend the day sitting bare foot at the desk with our shoes on the radiator, vowing not to step outside without a closed toe for the rest of the year.

Though it’s tempting to risk it on a semi-grey morning, nothing will ruin your new Bimba Y Lola rope sandals like a flash flood. So, instead, here’s what you should wear when your weather app says: rain…

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8 Jun

3 Easy Outfits to Wear on Summer Fridays

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The summer season has finally arrived and one of the best parts is the beginning of Summer Fridays in the work place. Who doesn’t love early dismissals and a chance to get a head start on the weekend?

However, finding a Summer Friday outfit that's casual yet appropriate can be a challenge. Let’s face it, although you might want to be wearing cutoffs during work hours they're never going to be OK for the office.

Don’t worry. We made it simple for you with three outfit equations that will fit any work setting. From the laid-back to the corporate, these simple styling ideas will keep you fashionable, comfortable and transition seamlessly to whatever your summer weekend plans may be.

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7 Jun

Shop The June/July Issue

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We're lifting off in style this summer with the season's hottest color and pattern trends—embrace cosmic prints, haute reds, all shades of pink, polka dots, and classic camel!

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SPACE ODYSSEY
Make your style out-of-this-world with metallic, shimmer, and monochrome.

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ShopBAZAAR

Gucci sunglasses, $1,035, shopbazaar.com, Saint Laurent top, $1,350, shopbazaar.com, Rebecca De Ravenel earrings, $345, shopbazaar.com, Jennifer Fisher choker, $1,315, shopbazaar.com, Lizzie Fortunato cuff, $195, shopbazaar.com, Anya Hindmarch bag, $1,295, shopbazaar.com, No. 21 skirt, $1,595, shopbazaar.com, Delfina Delettrez ring, $3,920, shopbazaar.com, Sophia Webster shoe, $550, shopbazaar.com, Proenza Schouler bag, $1,895, shopbazaar.com

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IN THE PINK From blush tones to fiery fuchsias, pink is the versatile shade that will transform your look....
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