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How to Wear a Biker Jacket Elegantly

How to Wear a Biker Jacket
Shop the Look (clockwise, from top): Peel Out Biker Jacket | $38.90 at Heritage 1981, Librarian Tie Neck Cardigan | $44.99 at Ruche,
Leather Lady Lock Clutch | $82.07 at ASOS, Monroe Suedette Boot | $34.80 at Heritage 1981, AE Skinny Cord in Grey Dust | $39.50 at American Eagle.  See more information about this look.


Biker jackets evoke imagery of black leather, hard edges, and sharp studs.  But you don’t have to go over the edge to look sharp in a biker jacket.  The keys to wearing a biker jacket elegantly are twofold: (1) pick the right jacket (sleek, minimal), and (2) dress up the rest of the look with sophisticated pieces with chic details.  Here’s how to wear a biker jacket elegantly:

1.  Start with a simple, sophisticated base: grey cords (or grey jeans) and a tie-neck knit top.  We love the mix of muted colors between these two pieces.
2.  Layer on the elegant biker jacket.  Note the subtle cream color, the slim fit, and the understated detailing.
3.  Finish off the look with standout accessories: a pair of tall grey boots to tuck your grey cords into (the combo creates a long, lean look) and a cheery bright yellow clutch for a burst of color.

How would you wear a biker jacket? Share your style with us in the comments!

4 comments October 8th, 2009

Dexter Gillian Bow Flat

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Prim and proper are these delicately adorned bow flats. You can wear these versatile flats to work, but you can also slip them on for a weekend outing.

$24.99  at Payless.

Add comment October 8th, 2009

How to Wear Brightly Colored Pants

How to Wear Colored Pants
Shop the Look (clockwise, from top): Boudoir Lace Trim Cami | $12.90 at Forever 21, Maddie Faux Leather Tote | $29.80 at Forever 21, Belted Ankle Boots | $26.80 at Forever 21, Real Straight Cords | $54.50 at Gap, Granola Knitted Turtleneck Cardigan | $36.99 at Ruche.  See more information about this look.


What’s the key to wearing brightly colored pants?  Pair them with a top in a complementary color - and then fill out the rest of the outfit with neutrals.  That way, you build the outfit around the pants and work them seamlessly into your look. Here’s how to wear brightly colored pants:

1.  Start with a pair of brightly colored pants.  We chose a pair of mustard cords to build the look around.
2.  Choose a top in a complementary color.  This lace trim camisole in dusty blue pairs beautifully with the mustard cords.
3.  Finish off the outfit with neutral pieces and accessories: a cream colored turtleneck cardigan (which also adds texture), and a buckled handbag and flat boots in shades of brown.

How would you wear brightly colored pants? Share your style with us in the comments!

6 comments October 7th, 2009

American Eagle Ghillie Pump

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Cutouts, a mix of textures, and a rounded toe make this platform pump a must-have for Fall.

$24.99  at Payless.

1 comment October 7th, 2009

Mens Shopping Guide: Six Versatile Jackets Under $150

Guys, it’s time to beef up your outerwear wardrobe and fill your closet with an assortment of versatile coats and jackets that will take you through fall.  What will you need?  A mix of casual and tailored styles in neutral, go-with-everything colors.  Here’s six versatile jackets (all under $150, and most under $100) that will complete your fall outerwear wardrobe:

The Peacoat
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Chino Peacoat | $34.90 at Heritage 1981

The Duffle Coat
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Jersey Hooded Duffle | $91.19 at ASOS

The Field Jacket
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Field Jacket | $99.50 at American Eagle

The Bomber Jacket
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Pinstripe Bomber | $82.07 at ASOS

The Casual Blazer

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Charcoal Shawl Collar Blazer | $80 at Topman

The 3/4 Length Coat
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Long Length Double Breasted Coat | $127.66 at ASOS

What jackets will you be wearing this Fall? Share your style with us in the comments!

3 comments October 6th, 2009

Eggplant Ruffle Sweater Dress

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We love the ruffle detailing and the gorgeous deep eggplant purple color. Wear it as a top, or if you dare, as a dress.

$42.99  at Ruche.

4 comments October 6th, 2009

Six Shoe Trends You Need To Know for Fall 2009

Now that Fall is upon us and you’re out shopping for coats, chunky knit sweaters, and layering tops, it’s time to update your shoe wardrobe as well.  We love the mix of textures and styles that Fall is bringing us - and we have six shoes under $100 for you to start your shoe shopping.  Here’s six shoe trends you need to know for Fall 2009:

Ankle Boots
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Abaeté for Payless Antoine Bootie | $49.99 at Payless

Oxfords
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Fioni Kensington Oxford Pump | $24.99 at Payless

Flat Boots
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Buckled Ankle Boot | $26.80 at Forever 21

Animal Prints
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Mossimo Vassie Snip Toe Pumps | $29.99 at Target

Tall Boots

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BDG Leather Riding Boot | $88 at Urban Outfitters

Quilted Flats
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Quilted Cap Toe Flats | $16.80 at Forever 21

What shoes will you be wearing this Fall? Share your style with us in the comments!

13 comments October 5th, 2009

We Who See Fringe Boot

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What makes this boot stand out? The lace up detailing, the metal grommets, and the fringe detailing at the shoe vamp. Very chic.

$78  at Urban Outfitters.

Add comment October 5th, 2009

You Said: Yes to Motorcycle Jackets

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plaid-wool-moto-jacket_100309We asked: Would you wear Motorcycle Jackets?

You said:  Yes to Motorcycle Jackets, with a 81% to 19% vote.

Style tip? Motorcycle Jackets are fun and edgy - and they’re the perfect item to pair with anything from a summer sundress to a white tee and jeans.  However, the traditional black leather motorcycle jacket isn’t the only style available these days.  We love the motorcycle jacket silhouette in other fabrics, patterns, and colors.  Case in point?  This versatile plaid motorcycle jacket, which gives you two key Fall trends in one.

Next question: Shaggy, faux fur vests are a hot layering piece for Fall, as they add a burst of texture to your look.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear a Faux Fur Vest?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Plaid Wool Blend Moto Jacket | $42.90 at Heritage 1981

6 comments October 4th, 2009

Peel Out Biker Jacket

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Who said that biker jackets have to be rough around the edges? Heritage 1981’s biker jacket is smooth, sophisticated, and supremely chic.

$38.90  at Heritage 1981.

Add comment October 4th, 2009

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