8 Examples of Clogs Done Right

There are so many ways to feel about clogs: Some women love them, others love them ironically and still others think they're an insult to footwear.   read more

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9 Reasons Gingham Is All Grown Up

The runways have spoken: Gingham isn't just for picnics and "The Wizard of Oz" anymore. High-end designers including Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Diane Von Furstenberg have reinvented the checkered print, giving it a sophisticated, modern-day twist.   read more

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9 Statement Belts That Will Upgrade Your Outfit

In a perfect world, every outfit would be both figure-flattering and on-trend. But that isn't always easy to accomplish -- until now. Thanks to our favorite new accessories trend, a stunning silhouette with stylish flair is as easy as buckling a belt.   read more

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7 Reasons Your Earrings Shouldn't Match

Matching earrings are so 2014. Here, get inspired by the latest asymmetrical trend   read more

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11 Chic Ways to Accessorize With Fringe

Traditionally, fringe has been the uniform of cowboys and cowgirls, flappers and flower children. But that doesn't mean fringe should be relegated to the costume closet. In fact, this season fringe is everywhere -- and the aesthetic is edgy, playful and bohemian.   read more

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The Only Way to Wear Ankle Boots This Season

Socks and sandals? No way. Socks and ankle boots? Yes. Don't believe us? Take it from the likes of designers Tory Burch and Josie Natori, as well as style icons Grace Mahary, Gizele Oliveira and Jennifer Anniston -- socks with ankle boots are a major trend this season. It may be hard to wrap your head around such a sock-centric look at first, but trust us. Whether you pair them with a midi pencil skirt or cropped boyfriend jeans, this is the only way to wear ankle boots in 2015. Read on for all the inspo you'll need to style socks with ankle boots in the chicest way possible.   read more

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8 Structured Handbags We're Drooling Over

You don't have to belong to a country club or live on Central Park West to add one of these structured, ladylike handbags to your collection. In fact, structured bags are the hot bag this season. We've spotted the trend on the catwalk, the silver screen and all over the fashion blogosphere.   read more

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11 Flat Boots We Wish Were In Our Closet

We're big fans of boots in every variety, but a tall boot with a flat-to-the-floor sole or slightly chunky heel is a closet necessity. They instantly dress up denim, and they can be worn running errands or commuting without killing your feet. Plus, they're much more practical than a sky-high heeled option when winter is still in full force.   read more

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The Cutest Way to Keep Warm This Winter

We try to steer clear of anything that can ruin a good hair day, but when temperatures drops to single digits with winds that stop you in your tracks, a little hat hair is a small price to pay in exchange for keeping your ears from falling off. (Plus, you can read these stories and learn some preventative steps to ward off creases and static.)   read more

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14 Looks That Prove Turtlenecks Are Back

For years, we've kept our turtlenecks tucked away at the bottom of the sweater pile, waiting for the world to fully appreciate their greatness once again. Admittedly, they don't exactly have a name that exudes cool and trendy (even if they were favored by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy). Yet these runway and celebrity finds prove the turtleneck sweater can be just that.   read more

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8 Looks That Prove You Can Wear a Maxi Skirt This Winter

We may have found a foolproof solution for cold weather dressing: maxi skirts. Yes, they are popular for al fresco dining and beach getaways, but our favorite style stars have made them winter ready by pairing them with knit sweaters and over-the-knee boots.   read more

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7 Seriously Cute Earmuffs to Keep You Warm

Earmuffs never get enough credit when it comes to winter fashion. Not only do the fur-covered and fleece-lined accessories insulate your ears and shield them from the cold, they also leave your hairstyle intact. Sure, beanies and fluffy fur hats are great for staying warm, but once the hat comes off, say goodbye to your smooth blowout or Brigitte Bardot waves. These style-crowd-approved earmuffs are the perfect finishing touch to every winter outfit, from comfy casual to all dressed up.   read more

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8 Fashionable Ski Jackets to Wear Now

You don't have to be a Lindsey Vonn-level skier, (or even know how to ski at all), to appreciate a good ski jacket in the throes of winter. They're waterproof and insulated, and our picks are much more stylish (read: fitted) than your average bulky puffer jacket. These ski jackets will keep you cozy without making you look like the Abominable Snowman.   read more

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7 Ways to Wear a Fur Vest This Winter

Fur (real or faux) and wintertime fashion go hand-in-hand. After all, what's warmer (and more glamorous) than snuggling into an oversized fur coat? But it's not long, granny-ish styles that are gaining popularity among the fashion crowd -- it's a fur vest everybody's rocking. Whether you're throwing it over a T-shirt and jeans or you're layering it under your coat to keep warm when the temperature drops below freezing, a fur vest is a quick way to dress up your wardrobe.   read more

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The Best Boots for Surviving Slush Season

If snow boots were on your winter shopping wish list, chances are only one pair would do: the L.L. Bean Signature Bean Boot. But with every major fashion site, magazine and blogger raving about the "It" boot of the season, you were probably a bit disappointed (read: devastated) when you discovered that they were backordered until spring. (Unless you were ahead of the trend and got them over the summer, in which case, well done, you.)   read more

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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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