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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The Head-Turning Texture You'll Want to Wear to Every Holiday Party

When the holidays roll around, we instinctually reach for glittery holiday dresses, sequined skirts and glitzy jewelry. But this month, celebs are making a convincing case for wearing less-obvious fabrics, like jacquard and brocade, in preparation for the holiday party circuit.   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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Thigh-High Slits: The Sexiest Way to Show Some Skin This Fall

Even before the temperatures began to drop, we couldn't escape maxi, midi and tea-length dresses and skirts. Though modest hemlines have made a comeback this year, fall 2014 is all about sultry, strategically placed slits. The fashion statement is a welcome reminder that we don't have to sacrifice sex appeal in our fall wardrobes.   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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22 Fall-Weather Sweaters You'll Want Right Now

All summer long, we look forward to fall sweater weather, when we can finally put away the self-tanner, walk to work without sweating and drink pumpkin spice lattes. Whether you've been anxiously awaiting fall's arrival or are still clinging to summer's last remnants, these cozy fall knits will make the cool-weather transition easier to bear. From cashmere to turtleneck and fitted to oversized, we've rounded up the comfiest fall sweaters for all of your favorite autumn activities.   read more

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20 Groundbreaking Style Icons of Color Through the Decades

Half-shaved heads, asymmetrical haircuts, head-to-toe animal print ... we see these beauty and fashion trends on the runways of Fashion Week, the red carpet of the Grammys and in gorgeous, street style snaps. Sure, they're all the rage now, but the majority of these looks began with fashion icons who spearheaded these styles decades ago. What's more, many of these legends were also women of color, who often found it difficult to find mainstream success during their time.   read more

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