I Slashed My Clothing Budget by 50% for 2023—4 Smart Trends That Made the Cut

According to Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, I’m only allowed to say Happy New Year for three days—you know, statute of limitations. But that won’t stop me from mentioning my New Year’s resolution of curbing my shopping budget, even if we’re already in the last week of January! Take that, Larry.

This year, I’ve resolved to cut my clothes-and-accessories budget by 50%. Ambitious, but definitely doable considering the frivolous purchases I made last year. In 2023, I am aiming to buy only versatile pieces that can be worn for a variety of occasions and stay away from binge-purchasing things last-minute ahead of a trip or event. Scroll down for the practical trends that made the cut. 

Since I don’t have a corporate job, there’s really no need for run-of-the-bill black blazers in my closet. Instead, I love mixing it up with colorful options to dress up my
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If You Have a Spring Wedding On Your Calendar, You Need to See These 25 Dresses

Winter weddings were all about moody colors, shimmer, and a whole lot of velvet, and I’m ready to move on to the spring wedding season. It’ll finally be warm enough for outdoor ceremonies, so bring on the florals and standout shades galore. While shopping for a wedding guest dress is much more fun than, say, browsing for a staple white tee, it does come with its series of stresses. First off, there are several factors to keep in mind. Is it fancy and formal or daytime dressy casual? Will it be cold in the venue or sweltering in the sun? Should I go for long or midi length? And the most important question of them all: Is it comfortable enough to dance in for four hours straight?

With this in mind, I’ve rounded up 25 dresses that are perfect for every type of spring wedding. So whether you’re going Read more

14 Fashion Girl-Approved Outfits That Are Perfect for 50 Degree Weather

Cold weather is on the horizon, and we’re more than ready to pull out the oversize jackets and cozy sweaters. The days ahead promise plenty of transitional weather that can make dressing while staying comfortable tricky. (How many layers is too many?!) If you’re also scratching your head over what to wear in 50-degree weather, we have a few ideas.

My Instagram saved folder is chock-full of fashion inspiration, so when it came time to gear up for the colder months, I knew I had to take notes from my favorite fashion girls on how to dress for the confusing weather ahead. Below are 15 foolproof outfits to wear for a fall or winter day that’s a bit brisk but not full-on freezing. You’ll find plenty of classic coats, trendy puffers, and cool sweaters amongst the mix of outfits. Plus, shop cool pieces that make layering a cinch. 

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I Recently Started Buying Clothes on Amazon—I'm Very Into These 29 Chic Items

I love Amazon as much as the next person, but up until now, it hadn’t crossed my mind to order clothing from the site. Household items, books, and cleaning supplies are part of my regular shipments, but for some reason, clothing wasn’t occurring to me. Well apparently, I’ve been living under a rock because the ‘zon has some super-chic fashion items that rival my go-to retailers. I’m talking about all of my favorite brands, from Alo to Anine Bing to Staud and LoveShackFancy. 

Now that I’ve made this dangerous discovery, my Prime account is going to see even more action. I can feel my wallet cringing as I type this. If you’re like me and have slept on Amazon fashion thus far, allow me to demonstrate what I’m talking about. Below is a peek inside my current shopping cart that’s basically a collection of all my favorite brands in one … Read more

French Girls Were Right: The Anti-Trend Staple Taking Over My Closet RN

There are a lot of things French women do exceptionally well—knowing how to dress is definitely one of them. But even so, when it comes to my own personal style I have very little in common with the “french girl style” archetype. I prefer cargo pants to tapered denim, I like my sneakers eccentric and over the top as opposed to classic white styles, and I own very few striped sweaters. However, there is one thing I’ve taken to shamelessly borrow from my European counterparts: the tweed jacket. Admittedly, the French were right. Even someone like me who couldn’t be farther from prim and proper ladylike style has taken to wearing them nonstop. A few reasons why it’s been my number one choice as of late: it adds sophistication to my denim and trousers effortlessly, and its ability to be worn as a top when buttoned up (as opposed to
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