8 Glamorous Box Clutches to Wear With Your Party Dress

This year we're taking a vow: We're cutting down on the clutter we lug around in our clutches and purses on nights out. After all, do you really need four lipsticks for one evening? One way to stick to this promise: Downsize your bag. Louis Vuitton, J. Mendel, Lanvin and other fashion houses sent tiny, structured box clutches -- with just enough room for your cellphone, credit card and one lipstick -- down the fall runways.   read more

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8 Jumbo Jewelry Pieces For the Bold Fashionista

Fashion Week is never just about the clothes. But at the fall/winter shows, we couldn't help but notice the scene-stealing accessories. These on-trend, oversize necklaces, earrings and collars are eye-catching and easier than you would think to pair with your existing wardrobe. Pair any oversize jewelry piece with a solid top to make your look instantly dressier. Here are eight ways to wear the trend.   read more

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8 Pairs of Leather Gloves Worth Splurging On

At TotalBeauty.com, we love fashion, but winter attire and outerwear aren't our faves. Bulky winter coats, hats that mess with our hair and scratchy woolen gloves just don't scream "sexy." That being said, this year's fall/winter 2014 shows at New York Fashion Week made us think about outerwear in a whole new light. Luxurious (and dare we say sexy) leather gloves complemented the looks at Carven, Missoni and more. Here, eight pairs that changed our mind (and lightened our pocketbooks).   read more

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Jewel-Encrusted Accessories to Jazz Up Our Outfit

The holiday season has officially started (at least according to the displays at every major retail store), and we're already in the mood for festive attire. While this time of the year usually has us wanting anything with a splash of sparkle or glitter, this year we're opting for a more sophisticated trend straight from the runways of New York Fashion Week: jewel-encrusted accessories. Jewel-encrusted clutches, footwear and hair accessories give your outfit the perfect dose of sparkle in a more understated way. Choose one accessory or pile on multiples for a look that is surprisingly versatile.   read more

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8 Fresh Ways to Wear the Quilted Trend

A quilted purse is a timeless accessory every woman should have, but the fall 2014 New York Fashion Week runway shows put a whole slew of other quilted accessories on our radar: quilted moto boots, sneakers, backpacks.... A quilted pattern and rich fabric instantly give any accessory a luxurious feel. Add a quilted accessory to a sporty weekend look for a dressed-up vibe or to a more formal look to keep things classic. Either way, you should invest in one of these quilted pieces. Here, eight pieces we'd add to our wardrobes right now.   read more

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Ditch Your Coat and Try This Fall Outerwear Trend

Capes are topping our shopping lists this season -- and for good reason. Designers brought back this sophisticated outerwear option in their fall 2014 New York Fashion Week shows, showing rich colors, unexpected textures and so many different ways to wear the look. Whether you want to wear a cape in place of a heavy coat or as a stylish substitute for a blazer on an evening out, there's a fall cape you'll love. Start your wishlist now.   read more

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8 Pieces of Stone Jewelry to Make Your Fall Wardrobe Shine

Fall means bulky sweaters, heavy scarves and oversize coats, so it's hard for jewelry to stand out among them. Perhaps it was that thought designers had in mind when they designed their fall 2014 collections, because this season's jewelry is bigger, bolder and more eye-catching. Raw-cut jewelry made from agates, druzy crystals and geodes is popping up everywhere. Here are eight ways to wear this new jewelry trend.   read more

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8 Furry Handbags You'll Love

Fashion trends have long been a sign of the economic climate. So when fur purses appeared en masse at the runways of New York Fashion Week, they seemed to signal fortuitous economic times to come. Although those designer fur purses are pricey and luxurious, they've also inspired hundreds more affordable options, as well as a few DIY versions and faux fur handbags. Here, eight faux fur and fur purses on our lust lists.   read more

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8 Statement-Making Accessories to Add to Your Wardrobe

Consider the new crop of word-emblazoned accessories a not-so-subtle nudge to speak your mind this season. The accessories at fall/winter fashion week shows literally sent a message, proving that fashion designers have a sense of humor. From oversize clutches reading, "Liberal, Miserable and Cynical" to nameplate-style necklaces, these slogan accessories are practically made for your #OOTD Instagram shots. Start expressing yourself with eight of our favorites.   read more

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The Hot New Print for Cold Weather

Plaid is a classic autumnal pattern, and fashionistas everywhere are gravitating toward buffalo check, a bold iteration of the trend for fall. To specify, buffalo check is a type of plaid containing only lines that are equal in width (other types of plaid have lines varying in width and thickness). Classic buffalo check is typically red and black, but it can also be other colors. Now that that fashion lesson is out of the way, check out our favorite ways to wear buffalo check here.   read more

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13 Shoes Every Up-and-Coming Career Woman Must Own

You've heard it a dozen times -- dress for the job you want, not the job you have. As a career woman, it's important to have a wardrobe you feel confident and powerful in. But at the same time, you don't want to throw every element of your personal style in the trash for uniform style. To strike the perfect balance, we've compiled a list of the 13 shoes every career woman should have. These shoes complement every outfit in your work wardrobe, are professional and sophisticated, and still leave room for your own style interpretation. Do you need some basic pumps for work -- yes. But who says they can't be snakeskin pumps?   read more

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8 Edgy New Ways to Wear Pearls

Pearls are timelessly beautiful. But as classy as a string of pearls can make you feel, it can also feel a little bit like you're playing dress-up. Which is why we're in love with these eight completely refreshing and modern ways to wear pearls. Last year, Chanel debuted chunky pearl chokers at New York Fashion Week, and we instantly fell in love with this new take on a classic. Since then, funky shapes and new uses for pearls as accessories have grown tenfold, and red-carpet stars and street-style bloggers alike are wearing the trend in ways that suit their personal styles. Here are eight ways to wear pearls in modern fashion.   read more

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12 Shoes That Stole the Show at NYFW

The runway shows at New York Fashion Week left us dreaming of clothes we won't be able to wear until a long, cold winter has passed. But the shoes? Those, we can get on board with right now. The shoe trends at fashion week covered everything from lace-up heels to comfy sandals we'd wear on a typical Saturday. Here, 12 fashion week shoes that left us reeling.   read more

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8 Grown-Up Charms to Add Flair to Your Handbag

Remember when you were in grade school and your backpack had so many colorful keychains hanging off the zipper that you were pretty sure they weighed more than your books? I miss those days. Apparently, so did the creative teams at Fendi, MCM and several other high-end bag designers, because keychains are back. OK, we call them "bag charms" now, and you're more likely to see them on an expensive satchel than a JanSport backback. Call 'em what you want -- we're on board. From luxury charms resembling our favorite designer to colorful pom-pom-adorned bag charms, these trinkets make us want to start a new collection. Here's why you should, too.   read more

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You Need These Stylish (and Comfy) Shoes

It's been 10 years since the series finale of Sex and the City and I still dream about Carrie Bradshaw's fictional shoe closet. Girl has her fair share of covetable designer footwear, but it's her collection of slip-on mules that makes me most envious.   read more

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The Print That Goes With Everything (Seriously)

Last weekend, one of my friends boldly announced, "I'm just going to say it. Snakeskin is the new neutral." I couldn't wrap my head around it. I have long since reserved the whole "patterns as a neutral" category for cheetah print and cheetah print alone. But as I started going back through fashion week coverage, and the more editorials I flipped through, I saw it. Snakeskin is everywhere -- and for good reason. Whether you wear it in bold colors or subtle neutrals, snakeskin does go with just about anything, and it adds an element of luxe. Even simple jeans and a T-shirt can get an update from a small snakeskin accessory like a bracelet or scarf. Here, eight examples to make you a believer.   read more

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The Prettiest Commitment-Free Tattoos Ever

Confession time: I'm one of those people who got a tattoo when she was younger and grew to regret it shortly thereafter. (What can I say? I'm impulsive.) So when I first started seeing metallic temporary tattoos on the music festival circuit and at the beach, I was enthralled. There are now dozens of designs of these shimmery gold, black and silver tattoos in every pattern you could want. These metallic tattoos can be worn as body art or eerily realistic-looking jewelry. Most products last four to six days and rub off with ease using coconut oil or baby oil. And each tattoo comes on a sheet with multiple styles, so you can cut up the designs and remix them however you like.   read more

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The Fall Shoe Trend We're Stealing From the Boys

We're pretty fond of stealing looks from the boys -- oversized blazers, boyfriend jeans, motorcycle jackets -- and women's clothing lines are following suit. Oxfords, brogues and saddle shoes are popping up everywhere, and much like this summer's Birkenstock trend, they're stylish and comfortable. Embrace the look with other menswear separates or put a girly twist on the trend with a heeled, metallic pair. Whichever you choose, here's your style inspiration.   read more

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The Fun, Fruity Print That's Everywhere This Summer

The cure for a balmy, sweltering summer: refreshing pineapple prints. This season, bold graphic patterns have hijacked our wardrobes, and taken us straight to the tropics. Dreamy palm fronds and luscious summer fruit are giving us a serious case of island fever. Our favorite fruit-print phenomenon right now, the pineapple, is popping up on scarves, iPhone cases, totes and every accessory you can think of. Adorable, whimsical and breaths of fresh air, they're everything we look for in our summer statement pieces. With brands like J. Crew, Kate Spade and Ann Taylor embracing the pineapple trend, we're sure to see even more sophisticated takes on this pretty, of-the-moment pattern.   read more

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Throw Out All Your Shoes -- This Is the Only Pair You Need

If you haven't heard of "shooties" yet, let us fill you in. A shootie is a cross between a high heel and an ankle boot -- or a full-coverage high heel if you want to think about it that way. And they go with everything. Pair shooties with a blazer and jeans like one of our favorite fashion bloggers did for a super polished casual Friday look. Or, wear a pair of completely badass metallic-accented shooties like the pairs we saw at multiple Fashion Week shows to give a little black dress some major attitude. Need more convincing that your closet is missing out in a big way? Here, eight very compelling reasons you'll want to hightail it to the mall ASAP.   read more

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