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Women’s Fashion Advice – Wearing White During The Winter

It’s official: Throw the old ‘don’t wear white after Labor Day‘ rule out the window and submerge yourself in winter whites.

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The best part of wearing white? It’s like a blank canvas, dress it up with a pop of color or pizzaz with a bright pair of Shourouk earrings or a fun print on a canvas bag. Or go full on, white on white by playing it up with different textures and materials.

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White as snow sweaters are a fabulous way to show off your style. Lauren Ralph Lauren Long-Sleeve Cable-Knit Crew-Neck Sweater is a great white option. We love the cable knit texture and gold buttons for added interest. And again, don’t be coy about adding bursts of color to the ivory ensemble with some choice accessories – just check out these designer charm bracelets on sale for a few ideas.

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Women’s Fashion Advice – How To Survive The Cold In Style

They say the best way to keep warm during below zero temperatures is to layer. The first step is to keep your body heat in. Take a tip from dancers who always use thick tights to keep their muscles warm. Make sure to wear something light but that’s fitted. We recommend tights, leggings, and much of what Under Armor has to offer.

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Your next layer needs to help block out the wind and still keep you comfy and cozy. We love big chunky sweaters like Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Long-Sleeve Ombre Cable-Knit Turtleneck for those freezing winter days. These extra large knits look great with a skirt but when it’s Polar Vortex cold make sure to layer pants over your tights or leggings. If you can’t afford the RL look right now, check out Brand Boudoir for equally fashionable yet discounted winter tops.

Another amazing trick to keep heat in is doubling up on your socks. There are few things worse on a fridgid winter day than cold feet. Adding an extra pair before slipping on your boots may make all the difference!

Lastly, you need a great all weather coat. A coat lined with goose feathers will help you brave the sub-zero temperatures. Add your favorite winter accessories; scarf, gloves, and hat and you’re ready to take on the streets (or at least the 15 feet between your car and your front door).

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Men’s Fashion Spotlight – Ralph Lauren Blazers For The Winter

One of my favorite designers for men’s blazers is the iconic Ralph Lauren. His jackets are classically tailored and his designs are timeless. Blazers are such versatile pieces in your wardrobe, and Ralph Lauren offers some very impressive pieces that can be worn with dress pants, chinos, or your favorite pair of jeans.

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As I have said previously, a blazer is an item that can tie a whole outfit together. Given the season, the materials turn to the richness of wool and other denser fabrics like corduroy. One of my favorite blazers from Ralph Lauren is a black and cream, 100% virgin wool herringbone sportscoat. It comes with sloping shoulders, a notched lapel, double back vents, and the distinct details of suede patched elbows, a two-button closure and buttoned cuffs. It is an exquisitely constructed piece that is made in Italy, which explains how it retails at $1300+ at a high end store like Sage Clothing.

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The second look from Ralph Lauren that I really like is way more on the casual side: a 3-button Corduroy Sport Coat. Yes, 3 buttons may still be largely out ofvogue right now, the 100% cotton corduroy in a medium brown tone, with notched lapels, two flap button chest pockets, and cozy interior pockets more than vindicates the piece as downright fun. The rich brown is a ringer for Fall fabrics and it makes the perfect layering piece over a button-down shirt, a sweater, or under a down quilted vest. This particular blazer will run you a lot less at around $400 and will not lack in top quality fashion!

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Men’s Fashion Advice – Top designer brands for Men’s Polo Shirts

A polo shirt is a classic piece of attire which has not only spanned the generations but has also stood the test of time. A polo shirt is in essence a cross between a shirt and a t-shirt. It provides a smart but casual look, and provides great protection and comfort with its collar design. In general they come with either a two button or a three button placket. Due to their versatile nature, being both suitable for smart and casual occasions, they have become incredibly popular. Today there are dozens of brands that produce polo shirts, but three of the most prominent designer brands that stand out above the rest include Penguin, Lyle and Scott and Ralph Lauren. Here we discuss the polo shirt range of these three stalwarts of mens fashion.

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Lesson #110: Clipping your money

Money clips own for occasions where you want to travel lightly, but still carry around stacks of cash like a boss. But please, if you’re going to try to be big pimpin’, make sure your (money) clip isn’t showing too much brand allegiance.
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Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Magnetic Money Clip,Brown,One Size mens fashion

INFEASIBLE: Clips featuring obvious instances of the company logo
This Ralph Lauren would be a fine accessory to bring with you to the Club (wherever that is), if only it didn’t come with the logo on it. Seriously now, money clips average at a length of 3.5 cm – that means branding like this is bound to be conspicuous. It boggles the mind how this got approved since who the hell gets to see someone else’s money clip that often anyway? Bad integrated marketing move. That and the clip comes magnetized, which could potentially screw with some of your handheld/pocket devices.

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Coach leather inlay money clip

Feasible: Clips with consistent elements
Now I totally get why RL wants their logo on it, i.e. exposure, but unfortunately they didn’t come up with as good of an idea  as Coach did. Sure, this piece is EVEN MORE branded, but the instances of the logo belongs to the patterned design rather than as separate and differently-colored elements. Bravo to men’s accessories from Coach, for once.
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72. Ties – Knit vs. Skinny Woven

INFEASIBLE: Knit ties
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Ralph Lauren Solid skinny knit tie
(From Ralph Lauren)

Okay. Ties. Again. Something so simple I thought no crackhead, let alone designer, could get wrong. But alas, I was wrong; Ralphie has decided that silk is better put as a knit. How so very misguided. Friends, you don’t want your tie to look like a cat clawed at it a thousand times, do you? Of course not. In regards to this particular tie, “soft azalea” is not a color intended for any tie, let along a shambly one.


Feasible: Skinny woven ties
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Marciano Oxford Tie(Brought to you by Guess)

Thin is in and always will be in my book. People talk about how the hipsters have ruined narrow ties forever – I say nay, fellow enthusiasts. Wear yours proud!

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53. Yellow

INFEASIBLE: Jonquil
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So it’s spring and I’m sure all you pipsqueaks want to go frolic outside in green pastures under crisp the sunlight. And of course, you want your clothing to reflect your bright-eyed youthfulness and exuberance. The wonderful color yellow can help you do just that.

But not just any yellow. Take Jonquil for instance. There’s something…a little ugly about this shade. At first it’s hard to put one’s finger on it, but do take a look at the above picture, specifically where the shadow of the sleeve falls on the shirt. Look at how dirty the yellow comes across with a hint of shade. If you were to get anything on this shirt, e.g. a coffee stain oh lord, this yellow is going just make matters so much worse. Sooooo much worse.

In addition, it’s hard for me to think of any jean color to match with this shade. I encourage you, John Q Fashion, to let me know if you think you’ve come up with something to successfully pair it with. Until then, yuck.



Feasible: Oasis Yellow
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(Brought to you by Ralph Lauren)

This yellow feels a little more “royal” to me – it’s bright, it’s deep, and shadow falls much more kindly on it. If it were to get dirty when you roll down the hill in a tire or a barrel or go-cart or whatever-the-fuck, it wouldn’t look good dirty (I mean, we’re talking about yellow here people) but it wouldn’t make anyone queesey. And it would go swimmingly with a bright pair of blue jeans.


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