Shoe Down: 4 Styles You Need For Summer

❤️ By Hannah Blu

We’ve been rocking our sandals here in sunny SoCal since February (#SorryNotSorry for the humble brag), but we know that many of you are just starting to retire your heavy winter boots in favor of more…breathable options. Believe it or not, summer is only weeks away, and that means it’s time to break out the hot weather gear and flock to your nearest body of water.

There’s a reason summer is our favorite season – we love all the fun and fabulous footwear choices that come with it!  That’s why we’ve compiled our top shoe picks, to sport wherever you go this summer…

Woven Wonders: Huarache Sandals

Your summer wouldn’t be complete without a comfy pair of sandals that can be paired with almost any outfit. That’s where huarache-inspired styles come in. These intricately woven shoes dress up your denim shorts like no pair of flip-flops could ever do. They also look ultra chic and laid-back when paired with breezy frocks or flowy maxi skirts.

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Tied For First: Gladiators

It’s no secret that gladiators are a summertime shoe staple. They’re perfect for adding a little drama to your favorite leg-baring looks. Go for a classic lace-up design or liven things up with gladiators that boast boho-inspired accents, unique straps, or rich hues. (We adore this burnt orange shade.)

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All About Jute: Espadrilles

Fashion houses like YSL and Chanel transformed what were once mere peasant shoes into the chic, luxurious style statements you know today as espadrilles. The quintessential summer shoe, espadrilles have been updated with lace-up accents and d’Orsay-inspired silhouettes. The casual jute rope sole design also makes for one gorgeous wedge!

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Nature Lover: Wooden Platforms

The sun is shining, and now’s the time to embrace all that nature has to offer. For your next picnic or lunch date, try wooden platforms that add a touch of rustic flare to summertime sandals and mules. Don’t worry, though… No trees were harmed in the making of these shoes. These faux wood platforms are totes eco-chic!

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One & Done: One Romper From Day To Night

❤️ By Jenn Shin

Honestly, what’s not to like about a romper? You don’t have to mix or match separates, they’re super versatile, and they conveniently keep everything covered in one fell swoop. You can be lazy and stylish… Now that’s what we’re talking about! And since we love it so much, we thought we’d show you two transitional day-to-night outfits using one single date-worthy romper.

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Day Tripper

So you’ve got a casual day date with your bae? Then you need a comfy but super cute outfit. Dress down this sleek romper with a minimal necklace and two-tone sandals which still bring a touch of glam with sparkling faux jewels. A chic mini bag is perfect for carrying all of your essentials, and keep oversized sunglasses handy just in case this daytrip takes place in full sun.

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Hot Evening Date

You both swiped right, but this is your first date night? Wow your match in an easy and super sleek romper. Dress up this chic, simple one-piece with a sparkly statement necklace. Keep your hands free for cocktails and stow your wallet, lipstick, and compact in a quilted purse. Finish off your glam look with legs that look a mile long in hot lace-up heels.

It’s A Shoe-In: Block Heels

❤️ By Jenn Shin

Let’s face it – not a lot of people voluntarily wear stilettos to a late morning brunch. But block heels? We’re so sold. They’re, dare we say it, “sensible” yet stylish and suitable for the office, date night, and everything in between. For our feet’s sake we’re hoping this trend sticks around for a long time. Check out some of our faves below…

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Fringe Fabulous

Fringe may have once been associated with your favorite Western, but we love to wear these heels with denim cut-offs and a cool cropped tank for the perfect boho-inspired look. As an added bonus, these are comfy enough for any festival!

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Laced The Test

If you combine two of Spring’s biggest trends (lace-up everything and chunky heels), you’ll find yourself wearing covetable shoes that everyone will lust after. Pair them with cropped jeans and an off-the-shoulder top for a cool vibe borrowed from Brigitte Bardot.

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Buckle Up

Buckle yourself into these babies for a chic upgrade from your gladiator sandals. They have just the right amount of height which makes them versatile enough for a fun daytrip, running errands, or a casual date night in your favorite shift dress.

#GoJaneCam: Pic ‘N Choose

❤️ By GoJane Blog

How’s your lazy Sunday going? Things are finally starting to heat up which means we’re all about exposing our toes and lightening up in sheer fabrics, shorts, and cropped tops! Stay up-to-date by following @GoJane on Instagram and tagging your posts with #GoJane if you’re wearing our gear. You could be featured next!

Without further ado, peep the goodies we’ve totally fallen in love with this week…

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Psst… Upgrade your tops for spring with these sweet steals!

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Prom Story Short: Glam VS Girly

❤️ By Hannah Blu

With the big day fast approaching, you need the perfect prom ensemble to make this momentous occasion one you’ll always remember. Whether you’re flying solo, turning up with your squad, or dancing the night away with bae, a short dress is totally the way to go for 2016. Prom is a celebration, after all — why not wear something you can actually get down in?

Which is why we’ve put together two foolproof looks that’ll make you the envy of all your gown-wearing girlfriends come prom night…

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Go For The Glam

You don’t need to sport a ball gown to be a total prom glamazon. In fact, this chic bandage dress is about as glam is it gets! The one-shoulder look has that red carpet wow-factor, and your legs will look miles long in a pair of sleek white heels. Top it all off with understated accessories and a pop of color on the lips – you’ll be rocking that dance floor in style!

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It’s Gotta Be Girly

If pretty patterns are more your thing, this ultra feminine outfit is right on point for your prom night. A flirty floral-print dress is bumped up a notch for the big dance with sparkling statement jewelry and leg-enhancing nude heels that boast a special glitz and glam of their own. All that’s left is a slick of bright, bubbly pink lipstick, and you’ll be ready to make some lasting memories!

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Coachella 2016: Good Girl Gone Bad

❤️ By Jenn Shin

Let’s be honest… As much as we’d love to wear sweatpants to one of the biggest music festivals of the year (so comfy, right?), we know it’d be social suicide. Luckily, looking great for Coachella doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are two super easy looks that cater to your sweet or edgy side.

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Sweet Boho Girl

This flirty #OOTD is a perfect mixture of boho-meets-the-nineties in cool, refreshing spring hues. Throw on a woven hat for daytime desert temps and swap it out at dusk for a pretty floral head chain. Stay organized with a super chic crossbody and you’ll be set to dance the day away in festival-appropriate fringe sandals.

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Edgy Moto Girl

If you’re a biker girl at heart, then these va-va-vroom pieces are just what you need! Nineties sunglasses and a faux leather visor will keep harmful UV rays at bay, while moto booties guarantee comfy tootsies for a long day spent in front of stages. What’s the best part? This entire outfit can be remixed throughout the summer to come.

 

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#LeapDay: Looks Before You Leap!

❤️ By Amy Tsai

We know there are certain trends you’ve always been dying to try. Well, when better to take the leap than on #LeapDay, right? Check out these three now-essentials that are totally worth the risk. And do it today – you can’t afford to wait four more years!

P.S. Everything is clickable! Just tap on your fave to shop it now…

The LBJ

The little black jumpsuit is every bit as versatile as its classic counterpart, the LBD, and comes in just as many variations. Just one go in any of the following will make you see that jumpsuit is the new black.

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The Glad Heels

The gladiator heel combines two things that accentuate your stems – straps and stilettos. And when you see your legs in these babies, you’ll know why we’re calling them glad heels.

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The Free Frames

The partial (or non-existent!) frame lets regular ol’ sunnies break free into a look that is somehow both retro and futuristic. With the sun starting to come back into your life, we think it’s about time you let yourself be free too – frame-free.

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Style Crush: Kate Bosworth + Recreating Her Looks!

Happy birthday, Kate Bosworth! Today is the blonde beauty’s 32nd birthday, and we couldn’t pass up the chance to not just celebrate her but also her impeccable fashion sense. The LA-born actress may have been raised mostly on the East Coast, but she has always retained a sunny Cali-girl vibe that is equal parts elegant and effortless, understated and undeniable.

Since bursting onto the scene with her breakthrough role in Blue Crush, the former Lois Lane and current newlywed (to director Michael Polish) has become a style superstar, the face of Coach and Calvin Klein, with a footwear line debuting for Spring 2015. And her personal style is as gorgeous and intriguing as her signature eyes (one hazel and one blue thanks to heterochromia). So to show our appreciation for her sartorial contributions, we’ve decided to recreate three of Kate’s casual-chic outfits below, as well as round up a gallery showcasing dozens of her other flawless looks. Scroll down and take a looksee for some instant inspiration…

Jean Pool
1. Carefree Chambray Button-Up Shirt, 2. Feelin’ Fine Skinny Jeans, 3. Strut It Out Faux Leather Heels, 4. Come Slither Snake Scale Clutch

Grey Expectations

1. Collar ID Jeweled Flower Sweatshirt,  2. So Tied Up Mini Skirt, 3. Single Ladies Faux Suede Booties, 4. Boho Craze Hoop ‘N Stone Necklace, 5. Queen V Faux Leather Clutch

Knit Pick

1. Getting Warmer Knit Crop Sweater, 2. Crisp Taffeta Midi Skirt, 3. Strut ‘N Shine Lacy Platform Heels, 4. Beaded Clamshell Clutch

Can’t get enough Kate? Check out our style gallery below for more of her best and brightest looks…

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Round-Up: New Year’s Eve Refreshments

We meant refreshments for your stomach and for your look. So, the entertainment is set (tunes or what-have-you), but is your drink game on lock? We’ve rounded up five drink recipes to save the day (errr, night), plus some NYE additions.

  • Cotillion Club Punch yields 275-300 servings (say what?!) for a truly booze-packed party. (We weren’t super serious about this one, but if you do make it let us know how it goes.)
  • For something way more reasonable, this pomegranate-champagne punch yields 12 servings and sounds absolutely delicious.
  • Any grandma who serves a brandy slush is one that we want to be our BFF.
  • Your cozy childhood hot apple cider just got a heavy-handed dose of grown-up reality. We’re not complaining.
  • Wassail (translation: “be healthy”) is a traditional cider drink usually made with booze, but this non-alcoholic version is a nice alternative for guests who don’t imbibe.
  • And finally, this fall sangria is a tasty option for those who love chardonnay.

But speaking of NYE, your #OOTN wouldn’t be complete without makeup and a clutch to hold your essentials. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below. Bonus: they can all be used over and over for other special occasions.

Clutches to hold your cash and phone.

 Makeup for a rosy glow, kissable lips, eye-opening lashes, and the perfect cat eye.

#BYE2014: 20 Items Under $14

Seems like everyone is so focused on the terrible things that happened in 2014. (Ugh. #BuzzKill!) Stop being such a Grumpy Cat, and try to revel in the greatness that was (and still is for three more days) 2014. Sure, we had a few crap-tastic moments over these past 12 months. The series finale of Sons of Anarchy was pretty heartbreaking for some of us. (R.I.P. SAMCRO!) And that whole Cheesepocalypse thing back in January was pretty devastating. (OMG! You didn’t know that we almost ran out of Velveeta “cheese” this year!? Where the heck have you been!) But what about the cool things that 2014 brought? Guess it’s left up to us to sing 2014’s praises!

In celebration of the last few days of 2014, we’ve compiled a list of 20 items under 14 dollars. (See what we did there?) These super dope finds aren’t typically under $14… But thanks to our massive #BYE2014 Blowout Sale, discounts up to 90% off really hooked it up. So let’s lay off the “2014 sucked so hard” negativity, and let’s focus on the great things that came out of this past year. Like the nationwide lower gas prices (averaging $1 less than the past several years) and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour. Those two things alone made 2014 the shiz.

20 Items Under $14:

(Click on any item to find out how much and where to find it…)

Note: The prices listed are only valid until Tuesday 12/30/14, 11:59 pm. We will be announcing a new sale on Wednesday that may change the prices to reflect differently. What does that mean to you? You needs to place your order like right now!

Shop The Sale!

Our Fave 2014 Jewelry Trend: The Single Earring

Every year there are a bevy of new trends, but we especially loved the single earring trend that took off this year. It’s fresh and edgy and, if we want to get philosophical, it’s all about subversion with an asymmetrical look. (Our prediction is that next year the septum piercing is going to go mainstream.) Check out our inspiration gallery of ladies rocking a single earring.

Have you guys been wearing a single earring? Tell us in the comments below! Peep GoJane’s selection of single earrings.

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 Top Row: 1. Tri And Bling It Earring Cuff Set, 2. Different Shapes Faux Jewel Ear Cuff, 3. Palace Jewels Cuff ‘N Earring Set, 4. Suspended Pearl Embellished Earrings

Middle Row: 1. Sparkle Strand Cuff ‘N Earring Set, 2. Just Wing It Cuff ‘N Earring Set, 3. Bling It On Jeweled Single Earring, 4. Pearly Depths Earring ‘N Cuff Set

Bottom Row: 1. Pearly Great Single Backdrop Earring, 2. Bling It On Jeweled Single Earring, 3. Lovely Edge Faux Pearl Ear Cuff

Bevy Of Booties: Can You Guess Who’s Who? + What To Wear For A Better Butt

Once upon a time, in a not so far away place, women were turning their backs to their boyfriends and asking, “Does this make my butt look big?” (And men were squirming in their changing room chairs!) But oh, how far we’ve come over the years. Now we’re obsessed with the booty, you can be famous for that one ass…et alone, and the question seems to have become “Does this make my butt look big enough?”

So today we’ve rounded up some beautiful bottoms – a bevy of booties, if you will – to see if you can guess to which of your favorite celebrities they belong! And once you’ve failed miserably aced the game, just scroll down for a few tips on what you should be wearing for a better-looking bum. Ready to play? Simply hover over each picture for the answer. And just so you know, some of these may surprise you…

Roll Booty Call! Can You Guess The Celebrity Backside?

Sooooo. How did you do? Some were tricky, right? Maybe we just stick to making sure you have a backside that’s just as booty-ful…

Booty Camp! 7 Tips On Dressing For A Better Butt

1. Pencil in a pencil skirt. The pencil skirt may look like the high-power HBIC of the garment world, but it’s actually something of a nurturing nanny for your bottom half. Hugging the hips, embracing the bum, cradling your curves… Perfect for creating a bodacious backside when there isn’t much to work with. Or just for making an already abundant posterior even more pronounced.

2. Get high-waisted. Don’t wear your favorite high-waisted jeggings just for the nineties retro cool factor. They’re actually great at highlighting your butt and hips as the widest part of your body while simultaneously accentuating that tiny-by-comparison waist. And the hiked-up look pulls everything up and in, while letting just enough oomph hang out.

3. Pick pockets. Use back pockets to call attention to that bum of yours. Stitched designs, unique shapes, flashy appliques… Just make sure they’re proportionate to your size. Putting big pockets on a tiny tush, for example, will just make it look that much smaller. Remember, if you forgo pockets, your behind has to do all the work on its own.

4. Hail the high heel. Giving yourself some heel height down below means improving your overall posture up top too. If you’re standing up straight, your naturally arched back will push that gluteus maximus out and proud. And no-brainer bonus! Your stems will looked toned and fabulous.

5. Fix with fit. If your bottoms are too baggy, your butt’s gonna get lost in all that fabric. But too-too tight and you might get some flattening instead of the cupping you’re coveting. Some snug but comfortable skinnies are perfect for highlighting your curves. But if you’re not that into the jegging look, a bootcut or regular jean would work too!

6. Try tailoring. A well-fitting (or actually tailored!) pair of trousers will lift that derriere in a subtle but spectacular way. And if you think you should get a little more va-va-voom out of your favorite pencil skirt or cocktail dress, get that back seam taken in. The tapered result will practically be shapewear! Which brings us to…

7. Do it the easy way. Squats and lunges are good and all, but if you really wanna pack a punch back there, why not give your booty a little boost from underneath your clothes? Like padded briefs or cut-out boyshorts? We won’t tell. You can butt, er, bet on that.

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We’ll Never Be Royals… 6 Reasons To Love Kate Middleton

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wrapped up their whirlwind three-day tour of New York City on Tuesday, but us stateside folks, on either coast, are still talking about the Royal Couple. With fans and media alike hanging onto their every word, move, and wardrobe choice, William was every bit the Prince Charming, while the abounding “What She Wore” columns just reminded us exactly why we’re so enamored with Kate Middleton. Besides being the future queen and mother of the cutest future king baby in the world, Kate has become a bonafide style icon, and here are just a few of the reasons why we love her…

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1. She makes every hue of blue look like a royal blue.

We all may have different ideas of what exactly royal blue looks like, but ever since she stepped out in her wrapped blue engagement dress, Kate has proved again and again that it’s not in the shade but in how you wear it. And we gotta say, she may not have grown up blue-blooded, but she was definitely born to wear this color.

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2. She does nautical better than anybody.

And one of her favorite blues has got to be navy. The Duchess has a penchant for the nautical look (coat of arms buttons, wood grain wedges, eyelet dresses, captain blazers), and of course she nails it every time, for everything from taking in a match at Wimbledon to paying a visit to the National Maritime Museum of London.

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3. She understands the power of head-to-toe color.

Kate must know what we all do, that dressing monochrome is not only easy (no color wheel involved here!) but also incredibly chic. Her matching accessories – hats, belts, clutches, heels – complement her garments spectacularly, not taking anything away but rather contributing to her overall look. Which, let’s face it, is perfection.

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4. She pulls off every shade under the sun.

Speaking of color, blue may be her signature, but it’s definitely not the only one she wears. And most definitely not the only one she looks good in. Kate isn’t afraid to dabble a little bit in every color of the spectrum, however bright, bold, or bewildering. And why should she be, when she can totally conquer every single one?

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5. She repeats outfits just like us.

With the public fascination with the ins and outs of the Royal Family, it’s no surprise that under the global media’s watchful eye, much has been made of Kate’s tendency to recycle and reuse, sartorially speaking. We imagine she has a closet, well, fit for a princess, but we love that she’s practical, a girl who just knows what she likes.

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6. She wears the hell out of a good hat.

Some girls may say “I’m just not a hat person,” but if you’re gonna be British royalty… (Extravagant hats are as much a British tradition as bangers and mash!) The Duchess seems to have more hats than she does outfits, and never does it seem like one is wearing her. Good thing for her and for us, Kate Middleton is not one of those girls.

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Happy Wear Brown Shoes Day! And 5 Reasons To Love ‘Em

Chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee… No, we’re not rattling off ingredients for some (delicious!) holiday cake recipe. But on second thought, we might need a cake this morning, because we do have something very important to celebrate – it’s Wear Brown Shoes Day! And those are just a few of the flavors, er, colors we appreciate seeing on our feet. While we’re not exactly sure how this day came to be, we are definitely just grateful that it exists. ‘Cause a brown shoe is nothing short of a fashion lifesaver! While you peep the brown shoe styles of your favorite celebs, let us tell you why…

5 Reasons To Love Brown Shoes

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1. They work on everyone. No one is ever gonna not look good in brown, because our skin colors, however pale or dark, all have undertones from that same family of warm hues. It’s those yellows, oranges, tans, and of course browns that allow a brown shoe to perfectly complement – and contrast against – its wearer. You, you, and you (yes, you!) can all wear brown. It’s an equal-opportunity color, and it’s time you gave it a chance.

2. They come in a million shades. The ones we already touched upon. Copper and bronze. Whiskey and cognac. Mahogany and every other tree-named tint. And who could forget burnt sienna? With black you kinda just have black. (Don’t get us wrong. We love black. We’re not throwing shade here.) But with brown, you have a spectrum of colors at your disposal. A rainbow if you will. A warm, earthy, rich and resounding rainbow.

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3. They are neutral but still add color. Brown shoes don’t just go with everyone. They also go with everything. Why? ‘Cause they’re neutral. But unlike black or white (again, not talking shit at all), brown can give your outfit not just contrast but also color. We’re talking vibrant chestnuts, luscious mahoganies, creamy taupes… And bonus! Details hard to see on a black shoe (stitching, laces, straps) are front and center on a brown one.

4. They match well with other hues. Did you ever get a little too zealous combining colors with your crayons or finger paints? Chances are you were left with a shade of brown. It is such a rich color because it has so many other colors in it, and those undertones make it a great match. Chestnut has the orange to pair perfectly with its complementary color blue. The cherry in mahogany stuns with red. You get the picture.

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5. They stay classic. Maybe because there was a time when we didn’t have red shoes and blue shoes and rainbow-splattered, metallic-accented, geo-tribal-printed shoes. The brown shoe looks authentic and organic even if its silhouette is super modern and structured. You can go from moccasin loafers to leopard platforms and dress them up or down. The brown shoe has endured the test of time, and it is never going anywhere.

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Thank Goodness! 8 Fashion Lifesavers We’d Love To Thank

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and while we’re all for an around-the-table game of “What are you thankful for this year?” we’d much rather spare the tears and mushy sentiments and talk about fashion instead. Specifically the fashion lifesavers we couldn’t live without. You know, the outfit-makers and look-finishers, the style compromises that don’t actually compromise any style, the trusty “Thank goodness!” pieces that are most perfect when there’s somewhere to be but nothing to wear. We’re expressing our gratitude for it all. So come take a look and see if you wanna sign the thank you card. As we share our appreciation for the eight fashion lifesavers we’d love to thank…

Little Black Dresses

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1. Little Black Dresses – There’s no way you can talk about fashion essentials without mentioning the almighty LBD. Dressed up or dressed down, there’s a little black dress for every occasion. In fact, you could probably use the same piece for every occasion just by switching up the shoes and accessories. You never have to worry about having nothing to wear when there’s an LBD or two (or twelve) in your closet.

Platform Wedges

Crackled Metallic Peep-Toe Wedges, Wedge U In Faux Nubuck Wedges, Mesh Inset Laddered Wedges, No Intro Faux Leather Mule Wedges, Hole New Level Faux Leather Wedges

2. Platform Wedges – You want height? Oh, yes! You want to be carrying your shoes in your hands instead of wearing them on your feet by the end of the night? Hell to the naw. Stilettos are sexy and all, but that tiny toothpick of a heel isn’t always the easiest or most comfortable thing to wear. In walks the platform wedge! Along with height you have comfort (the platform), stability (the wedge), and style (the whole damn shoe).

Alternative Undergarments

Scalloped Pasties Petal Set, Deep V Plunging Bra, Nude Silicone Free Bra, Double-Sided Lingerie Tape, Silicone Bra

3. Alternative Undergarments – Bra straps have come a long way. They’re not that taboo anymore peeking out from under a muscle tank or a lace top. But sometimes you want a little support without having to look at it! So we’re suuuuuper thankful for those pasties, adhesive cutlets, lingerie tapes, and alternatively cut bras that allow us to show off our assets…without showing off just how we got them to look like that.

Black And White Stripes

Sheer And There Striped Knit Skirt, Stripe Craze Tube Dress, Stripe That Pose Bodycon Dress, Stripe Up A Conversation Minidress, All Striped Out Knit Infinity Scarf

4. Black And White Stripes – We love prints. We’re partial to plaid, for example. But even that can’t beat stripes when it comes to versatility. Camo can be too casual, polka dots too whimsical, but stripes – especially in black and white – are classic enough to never go out of style and neutral enough to be worn anywhere, anytime. If jail was the only place we could wear stripes, we’d be at the police station signing up right now.

Bad Hair Day Hats

Camo Me Crazy Beanie, Braid ‘N Fringe Wool Hat, Marled Pom-Pom Beanie, Cap It Off Faux Leather Snapback Hat, Structured ‘N Felted Bow Hat

5. Bad Hair Day Hats – When you’re making a list of fashion lifesavers, you definitely need to give a little love to the hair-saver. We all have those got-up-too-late-to-shower, greasy hair mornings, but there’s no reason to ever have a bad hair day when there are so many options out there for topping you off. Whether you prefer a knit beanie, a snapback cap, or a floppy hat, they all do the same job. And it’s an honorable one.

Novelty Purses

Pass The Popcorn Faux Leather Clutch, Parfum Paris Perfume Bottle Box Clutch, Moo Juice Rectangular Canvas Clutch, Domino Rally Resin Clutch, Lip Smack Clutch

6. Novelty Purses – Sometimes your outfit just needs a little oomph. A little something-something. A little tongue-in-cheek action. And the easiest way to bump up the cool, color, and creativity factors is to sling a novelty purse over your shoulder. We especially love an amusingly-shaped clutch paired with a dressier ensemble. The unexpected juxtaposition is cheeky and interesting and whimsical and often times very sophisticated.

Fun Tights

Bunny Ear Tattoo Tights, Kitty Ear Cat Face Tattoo Tights, Out Of Line Fishnet Stockings, Rosary And Charms Tattoo Tights, Control Top Pantyhose

7. Fun Tights – And speaking of whimsy, for some people fun tights may seem childlike (shouldn’t you have graduated to pantyhose by now?) and passé past a certain age, but there’s really no reason to give them up. They can add a pop of color or pattern to an outfit, not to mention keep you warm when you have to wear a dress in cold weather conditions. Besides, it’s totally up to you just how fun you want your fun tights.

Over-The-Knee Boots

Lace-Up 4 Anything Stiletto Boots, Weave An Impression Platform Boots, Zippered In Mesh Stiletto Boots, Lace You To The Top Peep-Toe Boots, Tied Up Over-The-Knee Boots

8. Over-The-Knee Boots – Finally, we had to throw in a season staple. Like a pair of tights, over-the-knee boots can keep your pretty stems covered during cooler temperatures, but that’s the least of their powers. They’re strong and striking, sexy and sleek, and they make you all those things. They take the simplest of looks to the next level. Basically they give you life. If that’s not lifesaving, we don’t know what is.

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Turkey Day Style

Yeah sure, the turkey is dressed (or Tofurkey if you’re a veggie gal), but are you? Giving thanks this week means we’re also going to consume double our weight with all the fixings. We ain’t judging, but you need to be comfy if you’re going to make room for an extra slice of pie in addition to an already established food baby (just being real). Let’s just get this out of the way: you can’t wear sweatpants… Unless they’re fashion sweatpants, hehehe. Aren’t loopholes great?

So what’s the deal? Are you having a Friendsgiving? Maybe you’re vegging out and watching football? Or perhaps meeting your significant other’s family? Gulp. Whatever your plans are, make sure to check out our picks below for maximum comfort without sacrificing an ounce of style. The key is to wear a relaxed top with stretchy bottoms.😉 Just mix and match!

tops

From left to right: 1. Marled Dolman Striped Sweater, 2. Flannel Fix Buffalo Plaid Button-Up, 3. Under The Rainbow Fuzzy Sweater, 4. Twist ‘N Shout Surplice Top, 5. Plunging Twist Front Top, 6. Make It Two Zippered Knit Sweater

bottoms

 

From left to right: 1. Chic In Chambray Joggers, 2. Moto Crossover Mineral Wash Pants, 3. Grid Times Sweatpants, 4. Tied 2 You Chambray Joggers, 5. Checkmate Chiffon Jogger Pants

Need more Thanksgiving attire? Check out GoJane.com (we’re having some sweet deals).

Ce-le-brate Good Times…Come On! 6 Things You Need For Party Season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the holiday party season is right around the corner too. Whether you’re attending a homely family dinner, an extravagant gala, or a non-denominational office party (gotta keep it PC for HR, you know), you’re gonna need something pretty special to wear. But not to fret. We’ve rounded up six essentials for all your holiday-partying needs, along with some suitably festive pieces from our collection. This year, you can really give them something to celebrate…

1. A DRESSY JUMPSUIT

If you’re known to get a little rambunctious during the holidays after some kid-unfriendly eggnog (yes, that was you last year trying to carve the fake pumpkin centerpiece with a butter knife), a one-piece like a romper or jumpsuit is the perfect alternative to a constricting, wardrobe-malfunction-waiting-to-happen dress. The look can be elevated with heels and dressed up with jewelry and still be cool, carefree, and comfortable. Perfect for pouncing on that unassuming person under the mistletoe.

1. Foil Me Once Mixed Media Jumpsuit, 2. Be A Sweetheart Jumpsuit, 3. Game Changer Surplice Dolman Jumpsuit, 4. Textured Pinpoint Romper, 5. All Night Long Sequin Lace Romper
A Dressy Jumpsuit

2. A METALLIC DRESS

But if you wait all year for a holiday party to wear your new holiday party dress, by all means, rock the frock instead! We’re totally going to. We just hope you have at least one metallic dress in your seasonal arsenal. Some glitz and glam that’ll have you showing up your family’s Christmas tree. Because, really, you don’t get many more chances throughout the year to shine like this, so we say take this opportunity and run with it! You know you want to be the bright spot of every room.

1. Lurex Grain Cut-Out Dress, 2. Metallic Rules X-Back Bodycon Dress, 3. Floral Dream Metallic Dress, 4. Snakeskin Sheen Wrap Dress, 5. Shine On Zigzag Sweetheart Dress
A Metallic Dress

3. A JEWELED SHOE

In the meantime, what should be on your feet? Well, with all the shimmer and sparkle of the season, nothing says holiday party like a jeweled shoe. We’re talking rhinestones, faux diamonds, multi-colored gems…basically Dorothy’s ruby slippers (without all the clicking and magical powers). And not just heels either! You can totally get away with being flat-footed this holiday season if you invest in some blinged-out sandals. Just blind them with the shine, and no one will notice there’s no heel on that shoe.

Heels: 1. See The Light Faux Nubuck Heels, 2. Rise ‘N Shine Stiletto Heels, 3. Let’s Zigzag Jeweled Heels, 4. Luxe ‘N Luster Stiletto Heels; Sandals: 1. Jewel Me Twice T-Strap Sandals, 2. Lady Jewels T-Strap Sandals, 3. Almond Or Nothing Jeweled Sandals, 4. In The Loops Jeweled T-Strap Sandals, 5. Abstract Jewels Sandals, 6. Grown Up Faux Jewel Jelly Sandals, 7. Glitzy Bejeweled Sandals, 8. Bejeweled Crystalline T-Strap Sandals
A Jeweled Shoe

4. A SEQUINED ANYTHING

Speaking of shimmer and sparkle, sequins are kinda having a moment right now. And by “right now” we really mean at this time every year. Again, there aren’t too-too many occasions outside of Broadway musicals and Hollywood awards shows when wearing sequins is appropriate, but the holidays are one of them. The sequin, like Planters’ Mr. Peanut in his top hat and monocle, is always going to look extra fancy, so we say pick just one shiny thing (anything!) and build around it.

1. Party On Sequined Mini Skirt, 2. Flash ‘N Glimmer Sequin Skirt, 3. Seeking Sequins Netted Mesh Top, 4. Glam Factor Sequin Bra Top, 5. Seeking Sequins Netted Mesh Tank
A Sequined Something

5. A STATEMENT COAT

So we’ve talked about jumpsuits, dresses, shoes, and sequins, but what goes on top of all that? Well, we suggest you wrap things up with a statement coat. This time of year it can get chilly around dinnertime party time, so as Mom would tell you, take a coat! A sweeping cape, a tasteful faux fur, a memorable print maybe… Because you’re not gonna be wearing your outerwear for long. It probably won’t make it any farther than the coat rack at the front door. So really make that moment count.

1. Check This Houndstooth Coat, 2. Highland Plaid Hooded Poncho, 3. Patch Made In Heaven Faux Fur Jacket, 4. Push My Buttons Houndstooth Bomber, 5. Plaid Attitude Wool Coat
A Statement Coat

6. A FANCY CLUTCH

And just so you know, our whole carpe diem attitude for the holidays doesn’t just apply to what you wear. It’s just as pertinent to what you carry, and we think that should be a fancy clutch. You should have learned from Iggy by now that there’s no shame in being a little fancy, and you should have learned from us by now that a holiday party would be the perfect setting for it. Maybe even go for a piece you might not use in your everyday life. ‘Tis the season, after all. What season? Party season!

1. Stones ‘N Beads Quilted Clutch, 2. Just Wanna Dance Faux Leather Sequin Clutch, 3. Quilty Life Rectangle Clutch, 4. Shag Along Faux Fur Box Clutch, 5. Ur A Rockstar Faux Fur Clutch, 6. Sheen Eye Structured Clutch, 7. Quilty As Charged Faux Leather Clutch
A Fancy Clutch

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Ready To Man Up? Our Favorite Menswear-Inspired Pieces

Sure, there was a time when Ricky had his structured tuxedo jackets, Lucy had her glorious A-line dresses, and the sartorial line between the two sexes was as rigid as the one they used to split their apartment in half. But since then, that gap has begun to narrow. Or, rather, a bridge has been erected between the two sides. Items that got their starts as menswear staples are now just as essential to women’s wear wearers, and us girls are man woman enough to have put our own stylish spin on them. From outerwear to footwear, it’s clear from the examples below that we’re ready to man up! So here’s a look at our favorite menswear-inspired pieces…

The Blazer 1. Schoolboy Plaid Blazer, 2. Chasing Waterfalls High-Low Blazer, 3. Clad In Plaid Asymmetrical Blazer, 4. Major Crush Buttoned Military Blazer, 5. Grid The Line Oversized Blazer

The Blazer – The menswear jacket may have begun in the nineteenth century as a sport coat, but since then it has downright evolved into a woman’s wardrobe staple. In fact, nowadays you probably find yourself donning the blazer way more than your boyfriend does. (Does he even own one?) And who could blame you, with its versatility and diversity. Just look at all the available options above. Asymmetrical hemlines, plunging necklines, non-conventional materials and prints…all dressed up or down to your liking. Yeah, we’d say the blazer suits us just fine.

The Oxford 1. Quit Meshing Metallic Accent Oxfords, 2. Reality Check Contrast Lace-Up Oxfords, 3. Tomboy Perfection Lace-Up Oxfords, 4. Tomboy Chic Oxford Flats, 5. Perforated Floral Oxfords

The Oxford – This lace-up shoe was introduced centuries ago in Ireland and Scotland and really started gaining traction (pun totally intended!) on the feet of college guys in the UK (its namesake is Oxford University). Normally a more formal shoe for men – made of shiny, sturdy leather – oxfords for women are much more varied, in style and color and even occasion. With adventurous patterns and perforations, shoelace ornamentation, plated cap toes, and different heel heights, there’s not much you can’t do with an oxford today. And definitely no reason not to wear them.

The Dress Shirt1. Lumberjane Flannel Tunic Dress, 2. Perfect Denim Button-Up Shirt, 3. Do The Polka Dot Surplice Blouse, 4. Flannel Fix Buffalo Plaid Button-Up, 5. Only 4 U Acid Wash Shirt Dress

The Dress Shirt – The collared button-up is one item of clothing that has endured the test of time, and we couldn’t be happier that its original incarnation has spawned countless variations, even if some of those have no collar or no buttons! From full-length front plackets to clean closure-less necklines, tie-waist tunics to shift shirt dresses, the possibilities are endless, and so are the fashion opportunities to wear them. No longer just workplace attire, the dress shirt can go from under-wear (as a layering piece) to stand-alone sartorial standout. And thus, so can you.

The Tuxedo1. Ur So Fancy Drop Waist Tuxedo Dress, 2. Zipped In Sparkle Tuxedo Dress, 3. Business Casual Collared Romper, 4. Reptile Trim Tuxedo Pants, 5. To The Nines Strapless Tuxedo Romper

The Tuxedo – This fancy suit was born around the turn of the century, when it was worn by society’s elite, getting its name from New York’s Tuxedo Park. Today the tuxedo is still only reserved for black- and white-tie occasions, like formal weddings and awards shows, but the tuxedo look has also crept into women’s fashion. Short dresses and rompers with lapeled deep-V necklines are dressy but still cheeky, perfect for a girl who’s looking to take a departure from her closet of LBDs. The tuxedo stripe also continues to find itself on pants, and the result, as it was intended, is seamless.

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Falling For Fall: Our Favorite Autumn Colors

Now that we’re into the first week of November, it’s finally beginning to feel a little more like autumn. We got our extra “fall back” Daylight Saving hour of sleep, we’re seeing pumpkin spice everything at Trader Joe’s, and we’ve started dodging calls from eager relatives looking to fill seats at their Thanksgiving tables. Juuuuust kidding on that last one. (Invite us, invite us! Please? Anyone?) But all this falling for fall has us wanting to dress for the season, and in addition to light layers, tall boots, and cozy scarves, one way we’re doing it is by incorporating go-to autumn colors into our everyday outfits. Here are some of our perennial fall favorites…

Wine

1. Sweater Weather Double Slit Maxi, 2. Knot Only Tie-Front Sweatshirt Dress, 3. Sure Y Not Quilted Textured Dress, 4. What’s The Scoop Basic Solid Bodysuit, 5. Knitty Comeback Cropped Tank, 6. The Out Back Draped Mockneck Top, 7. Blooming Floral Lace Midi Dress, 8. Zip Out Coated Skinny Pants

WINE – There’s nothing like a deep maroon or plummy burgundy to evoke a warmth like that of an autumn dinner by the fire. Or should we say, the warmth you feel from what you’re drinking by the fire. Shades of this reddish hue are rich and bold and can perfectly match the contents of your holiday goblet, which we hope is refilled again and again for a truly enjoyable season. (Don’t drink? Well, then the color will just give you the rosy glow of someone who does.)

Mustard

1. Basically Banging Midi Dress, 2. Lumberjane Flannel Tunic Dress, 3. Chic-Shifter Convertible Maxi Dress, 4. Mixed ‘N Marled V-Neck Sweater, 5. Tied 4 First Pencil Skirt, 6. Lacy Floral Blooms Surplice Dress

MUSTARD – What’s one sure sign of the seasons changing? The turning of the leaves from summer shade to fall foliage. From vibrant greens to shades of red, orange, and of course yellow, which makes mustard another must-have color during fall. It maintains the brightness of spring and summer but also boasts an earthiness like that of corn and squash from an autumn harvest. Let’s just say it’s a shade you’ll need if you’re gonna be the cream of the crop.

Metallics

1. Foil Me Once Mixed Media Jumpsuit, 2. Serpent Chic Metallic Bodycon Dress, 3. Floral Dream Metallic Dress, 4. Seeking Sequins Netted Mesh Tank, 5. Shine On Knotted Metallic Jumpsuit, 6. Floral Dream Sequined Maxi Dress, 7. Clad In Plaid Metallic Pencil Skirt, 8. Flowers And Leaves Foiled Lace Dress

METALLICS – The end of summer seems to signal the beginning of the holiday season, and the mood during the autumn months is one that is decidedly more festive and therefore formal, even fancy and fanciful, if you will. So while we’ve still got a ways to go before we’re tossing tinsel on the tree, we’re already loving glittery golds, shiny silvers, and sparkly sequins. While you’re counting down to the next celebration, these magical metallics will help keep you in the holiday spirit.

Dark Green

1. Hello Midriff Scoop Back Cropped Top, 2. Flannel Fix Buffalo Plaid Button-Up, 3. To Dye For Asymmetrical Skirt, 4. Drape Expectations Buttoned Jacket, 5. Zip Through It Drawstring Joggers, 6. Sweater Weather Drop Shoulder Tunic

DEEP GREENS – Green has a way of making anything look better. (You sprinkle some parsley on your plate of spaghetti, and it’s like Top Chef all of a sudden!) So we’re not abandoning the peaceful, pleasing shade just because Mother Nature is for the next couple months. We’ll simply opt for dark emeralds and olives instead of the lime greens of summer and grassy greens of spring. Earthy but still fresh, like the pine needles on an evergreen, these deep hues will take you straight into the holidays.

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It’s In Black And White: 5 Stars Who Take Grayscale To The Next Level

We spoke last week about donning all one color, but going monochrome can also mean only working in black and white. And when it comes to dressing in grayscale, grey matter if you will, smart girls will tell you. Once in a while you just gotta cleanse your palate palette. You’d be surprised at the bold statements you can make when you ditch vibrant colors for a white-to-black spectrum. The results are graphic, glam, and gorgeous, and why wouldn’t they be? Less hue, more you, right? Well, today we’ve rounded up a list of five Hollywood beauties who not only love dressing in black and white but also take it to a whole new level. Here are some of their sartorial bests, along with the fashion lessons you can learn from them. Because a life in grayscale should be anything but colorless…

5 Stars Who Take Grayscale To The Next Level

Lily Collins

LILY COLLINS – With her dark hair and lily-white skin, it’s no wonder Lily Collins was cast as Snow White in the 2012 fairy tale adaptation Mirror Mirror. And like the old crone with the poisonous apple, Lily has a little trick up her sleeve. She knows that there’s nothing like a bold red lip (or clutch or purse or shoes) to add a pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic look.

Nicole Richie

NICOLE RICHIE – Candidly speaking, Nicole Richie is one fashionista that we’re always talking about. The reality superstar / entrepreneur / mom to the cutest lookalike daughter would probably tell you that a black and white outfit is the perfect backdrop to some killer accessories. A metallic headband or crown braid, a box clutch or big shades, even some blue or purple hair, perhaps?

Emma Watson

EMMA WATSON – The artist formerly known as Hermione has given us some magical performances, but perhaps none has been more enchanting than her appearances in her grayscale threads. And Emma Watson, who famously wore cigar pants to the Golden Globes, shows us that with monochrome come infinite possibilities – from suits to gowns to a classic LBD with a peter pan collar.

Zoe Saldana

ZOE SALDANA – And speaking of fashion risk-taking, Zoe Saldana is someone who knows that it can pay off big-time. If her style secrets were up for grabs, we would guard them like she guards the Galaxy. One, if we had to guess, might be that keeping colors monochromatic allows you wiggle room for extra details like busy prints and structural cuts. But shhh… Don’t tell.

Olivia Wilde

OLIVIA WILDE – She may be one-half of the world’s cutest couple (why, hello, Jason Sudeikis), but she’s also a whole package all by herself. Olivia Wilde teaches us not about fractions but all about proportions when she dresses in grayscale. Waist-cinching belts, hourglass dresses, strategically-placed stripes… Made all the better with the stark contrast of black and white.

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Halloween Makeup Inspiration: Pretty, Sick + Twisted

Halloween is just a few days away…and we plan on doing some freaky things in some freaky costumes. Come Friday night, we’re gonna be like, “T.G.I.F.!” (That’s Thank Goblins It’s Friday for you dweebs that didn’t get it. What makes a great Halloween costume? We think it’s all about your dedication to details. Going as a cat? Instead of cheesing out and just wearing a store-bought kitty costume, why not collect all the fur balls from around your house and glue them to yourself? We’re kidding…stop judging. Seriously though, a great way to complete a clever costume is by pairing it with some spooktacular makeup. Halloween used to be all about sloppy face-painting done by dear ol’ mom, but more recently it has given professional MUAs a chance to show what they can do with some everyday cosmetics and next level thinking.

We searched Instagram and trolled #HalloweenMakeup for some great inspo. We were so amazed by how talented some girls were that we thought we’d share our favorite MUAs. Some chicks can’t even wing an eye without blinding themselves (raises hand in shame), while others can do this…

All IG profiles are linked inside the gallery. Follow these artists for more inspiration.

Makeup is also a great way to achieve cool last-minute Halloween looks. Just put on some everyday clothes and make that face of yours the centerpiece!

 

Create your own Halloween looks with GoJane Cosmetics:

GoJane Lookbook: Grey Matter

One And Only: Why You Should Be Going Monochrome! And How To Do It

They say that one is the loneliest number, and under normal circumstances we would probably have to agree. But when it comes to getting dressed in the morning? One can become the loveliest number if you know how to put together an entire outfit using a single color palette. Why should you do it? Let us count the ways…

1. It’ll get you out the door. Quick and easy. No messing, no matching, no morning mourning for what has become of your closet. Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma’am! (You’re welcome.)

2. It’ll funhouse-mirror you. Monochromatic dressing elongates your body, creating one fluid image that directs the eye up and down. And longer equals leaner. We all know how important that is.

3. It’ll be your Best Supporting Actor. You really wanna make a statement? Some solid scenery will perfectly highlight those new spiked booties or that awards-night-ready bib necklace.

4. It’ll make you a fashion star. Dressing in all one color is not only fast and flattering but also incredibly chic. Proof below. Just check out these celebrity sightings for some instant inspo.

And once you’ve decided on your one and only – color, that is – scroll down for our how-to tips on going monochrome, as well as some more single-lady looks…

Collage

7 Style Tips For Dressing In All 1 Color

1. Show some skin. You know what they say. Use what you’ve got! So if you’re afraid of walking around looking like a giant popsicle, let your natural skin color be that buffer zone. Slice into your flowy, one-tone maxi with a high slit that shows some lovely, luscious leg. Or opt for a cropped top and high-waisted bottom combo and have your cute little midriff be the welcome distraction.

2. Utilize prints. Don’t think that dressing in all one color means you have to stay completely in solids. You can still dress monochromatically with patterns as long as they stay within the same color spectrum. So go ahead with that camo, floral, plaid, striped, or all-of-the-above piece. (Don’t worry. We can’t stay away from prints either!)

Grey

3. Accessorize wisely. You can also break up a head-to-toe color with some cleverly chosen accessories, like a belt or that statement jewelry we were talking about earlier. Maybe even take a page out of Cher Horowitz’s book and use an under-shirt as a peekaboo accessory – a collar, cuffs, or some shirttails will definitely do the trick.

4. Clash on purpose. If your colors are too-too close together on the color wheel (even if you know they’re not supposed to match exactly), it can look like a mistake. Like you washed your top one too many times but not your bottoms. Or like you simply couldn’t afford the whole matching set. (Your co-workers will probably spend the day pondering whether they should let you know.) So if you wanna be safe, don’t be safe at all! Even if your instincts are telling you that red and pink don’t go together, because they’re in the same family – although several degrees apart – they will work. And so will your outfit.

5. Add visual interest. If think your monochromatic look will be too plain, pick something with some extra structure or detailing. Let’s see, maybe a contrast zipper, a mesh inset, a curved hem, a crisscrossing skinny strap, or a caged cut-out design… Too plain? As if!

White

 

6. Vary tones and textures. You can also choose mixed media items or separates in different materials to up the diversity. A faux leather skirt in black will have a sheen to it and most likely appear a few shades lighter than, say, a jersey top. Something that feels full, like faux fur or quilting, would be the perfect juxtaposition to an item with a sleek silhouette and smooth surface. Just do some comparing and contrasting. Emphasis on the contrast!

7. Stick with black. If all else fails, it’ll be black to the rescue. Some people might think you veer on the side of goth or even funeral attendee going all black, but unless you’re going out in drippy raccoon makeup or big shades and a veiled hat, it’s pretty hard to mess up. An all-black outfit is totally timeless, not to mention super sophisticated. Think Audrey Hepburn in her Breakfast At Tiffany’s dress and gloves. Or that too-chic-to-be-true turtleneck and cropped pants ensemble. But just be careful, okay? ‘Cause you know what they say. Once you go black…

Black

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Pssssst. If you’re looking for a color in particular, just enter it in the search box! Or browse one of the categories and filter by color to see your options. Here’s hoping you find a hue that’s totally you. Happy shopping:)

Color

DIY: Cute, Clever + Creative Halloween Costumes (Using GoJane Gear)

There are only a couple weeks left before Halloween, and we’re getting you ready with three amazing costume ideas. Whether Halloween is a time for you to be sexy, scary, or straight-up hilarious, we’ve got some clever costume inspirations that will turn heads and hopefully win you the grand prize at any Halloween costume contest. (Unless some girl shows up dressed as a sexy football player… That girl always seems to win! Gag.) The best thing about these costume ideas? We used all GoJane gear that can be worn year-round. How very practical of us, right?

Creepy Little Dancer

(Sia’s Chandelier Video)
GoJane's Version: Sia "Chandelier" Video

What you’ll need: Sheen Queen Nylon Muscle Bodysuit + Wig (purchased at our local Halloween supply shop)

Sia "Chandelier" Video

If we had to create a soundtrack for the summer of 2014, Sia’s Chandelier would definitely be included. Not only was the song addicting, but the video was pretty freaking mesmerizing. Something about a creepy little girl (AKA Maddie from reality TV hit Dance Moms) wearing a skin-toned leotard and dancing like a possessed maniac in a rundown loft…just screams Halloween.

Mental Mellie

(The First Lady in Scandal)

GoJane's Version of Mental Mellie (Scandal)

What you’ll need: Adios Amigos Graphic Leaf Sweatpants + Getaway Basic Cropped Tee + Floral Watercolor Kimono Duster + Cozy Faux Suede Boots

Mental Mellie (Scandal)

Spoiler Alert: If you’re a fan of Scandal and are all caught up on the current season, then you will definitely appreciate this costume idea. After all that the First Lady has been through (being raped by her father-in-law during her first presidential campaign and dealing with her husband’s years-long affair with his press secretary), she finally lost her mind. But having your son murdered by your husband’s mistress’ diabolical terrorist father will do that to a person. When dressing up as Mental Mellie, don’t forget two major things…a bag of potato chips and a shitload of self-pity and IDGAFs.

Feminist LumberJackJane

(She’ll chop her own dang wood!)

GoJane's LumberJane

What you’ll need: Plaid On The Back Flannel Shirt + Gone Plaid Shredded Skinny Jeans + Quilty As Charged Short Combat Boots + Belted Faux Leather Suspenders + Bad Hair Day Distressed Knit Beanie

Paul Bunyan

Because…feminism. (And also because plaid is kinda having a moment right now.)

You Are Cordially Invited! To Our What-To-Wear Wedding Guide

You Are Cordially Invited

You don’t have to be married (some of us never plan to be!) to know that a lot goes into organizing a wedding. You’ve gotta get a venue, a florist, a caterer, an officiator, entertainment, invitations, a cake… The list goes on and on. But there’s also a little bit of anxiety involved with being a wedding guest, and the biggest issue is usually what the hell you’re going to wear. But not to worry. We’ve come prepared. So let’s let the bride stress about the “I Do”s, while we do a little talkin’ about the do’s and don’ts! Here are our tips on how to dress for a wedding…

10 Do’s And Don’ts Of Wedding Dressing

DON’T take away from the bride. The number one rule of any wedding? Don’t upset the bride. This should go without saying, but you never want to steal the spotlight when it’s someone else’s big day. Like we said, planning a wedding isn’t easy, and chances are this bridezilla girl has buckets of blood, sweat, tears, and hairspray to prove it. So stay away from anything bride-esque (white, cream, ivory) or princess-like (a tiara or flowers in your hair), and don’t put on anything that will make you the center of attention (like a Celine Dion backwards tuxedo circa 1999). ‘Cause for today that job belongs to someone else!

Jumpsuits

1. Slit Happens Strappy Split Jumpsuit, 2. Stripe It On Strapless Jumpsuit, 3. Lacy Daze Jumpsuit, 4. Game Changer Surplice Dolman Jumpsuit, 5. Best Of The Vest Pinstripe Jumpsuit, 6. Abstract Doodles Sweetheart Jumpsuit

DO consider a jumpsuit. That’s not to say that you can’t think a little outside the box. Who says you have to go with a dress? Jumpsuits have risen in popularity over the last few years, and there are tons of variations that would be suitable options (pun totally intended!) for wedding-guest gear. If you’re worried about not looking dressy enough, just keep the color dark and make sure to pair the jumpsuit with heels and some glam jewelry. Similarly…

DON’T think you have to wear heels. If you’re already cringing at the thought of having to do the bunny hop in your four-inchers, don’t worry. The heel may be a dressy shoe, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only choice for a wedding. Opt instead for wedges or some sleek, dressy booties. If the wedding is outdoors and you think there will be something of a trek involved, go with your kitten heels or even some dressed-up sandals. Think metallic or bejeweled, and make up for the casualness somewhere else, like with extra glitzy jewelry.

Convertible Dress

Chic-Shifter Convertible Maxi Dress

DO invest in a convertible dress. We don’t think there’s anything wrong with recycling your wedding-wear (so long as it is made appropriate for each occasion), but if you’re tired of looking the same in every one of your friends’ wedding photos on Instagram (“How many weddings did she go to that day?”) you should look into a convertible infinity dress. One that can go from strapless to halter to one-shoulder to short-sleeved to infinity! A single dress can take you all the way through the wedding season, looking like a goddess no less. (Not to mention it would be the perfect dress for bridesmaids to get that matching but not-too-matchy-matchy look.) Click here if you need some inspiration…

DO keep it respectable. In the same vein as the whole letting-the-bride-have-her-moment thing, you should definitely also try to keep your attire PG-13 and under. Something super tight, super short, or super sheer (basically anything appropriate for da club) will not only put all eyes on you, but it could very well offend older, more conservative relatives or a mother or father of the bride who did not pay good money to make this your coming out party. Keep your underwear and belly button to yourself, please. But at the same time…

Open Back

1. Cowl At The Moon Slit Sleeve Dress, 2. Crossing Paths Skater Dress, 3. Plunging Embroidered Maxi Dress, 4. Lace Inset Bandage Bodycon Dress

DON’T be afraid to give a little sex appeal. Clubwear may not be suitable for a wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show any skin. These days you won’t be hard-pressed to find a dress with a sophisticated lace or mesh inset, which gives you that peekaboo factor, just enough to catch the eye of the guy or girl at the next table. And you’ve heard of “Business in the front, party in the back”? Try a piece with an open back. Baring the back is sexy but not raunchy, and you can still look completely covered up from the front. Just back away when you have to chat up that super religious great auntie, and you’ll be fine.

Dresses

1. Get High-Low Strapless Dress, 2. Rose Bunch Pleated Dress, 3. Blooming Floral Lace Midi Dress, 4. Asymmetrical Peplum Dress, 5. Ombre Crochet Off-The-Shoulder Dress

DO think about time and place. Just as you should dress for the weather, the environment at a wedding should dictate your getup. Consider the season, and keep in mind any dressing cues on the invitation. For a casual daytime wedding you’re fine in a short dress or even business attire (maybe keep the black and sequins to a minimum so you don’t look too somber or overdressed). Black-tie indicates a more formal cocktail dress or a full-length dress. And if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a rare white-tie wedding, think Oscar gowns or the inaugural ball. But if the invitation isn’t very specific, you usually can’t go wrong with pastels, florals, and cocktail dresses. A wedding is a romantic affair, after all. If you’re worried about flowers looking too casual or springy (for winter weddings) try a dark-grounded floral. Which brings us to the tip…

DO go with your LBD. There was a time when wearing black to a wedding was considered a faux pas (it was basically a non-verbal objection to the marriage-to-be), but nowadays black is not only proper but pretty much perfect. The dark color has a serious vibe that can make even the simplest tank dress look formal. The Little Black Dress just has a knack for fitting in wherever it goes. And you wonder why it’s your go-to!

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1. Stripe My Fancy Pleated Banded Skirt, 2. Striped Bandage Skater Skirt, 3. It’s My Birthday Metallic Peplum Skirt, 4. Solid Scuba Skater Skirt, 5. Textured Pleated Culottes

DON’T just dismiss your separates. Just as your good ol’ LBD can be dusted off for a wedding, some of your bottoms could work just as well. A cropped top and high-waisted bottom combo would be very chic, for instance. But keep that sliver of skin at your mid-section just that, a sliver, and try a matching set for a slick variation on the normal one-piece frock. Meanwhile, a structured statement skirt needs only a simple solid tank and some clever accessorizing to be party-ready. And if you’re really adventurous, maybe try a pair of culottes. The wide legs have a skirt-like silhouette without any of the fly-up potential. But whatever you decide, please, for the love of weddings and fashion and all that is good and proper in this world…

DON’T wear jeans. That is all.

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Toast Of The Town: Fall Drinks! And The Clothes To Pair With Them

Fall has found itself in full swing (even if the weather hasn’t caught up yet here in LA, but we digress), and as the holidays begin their slow but steady creep-up on us, we’re starting to daydream (no, not at work; we would never!) about leaves falling, fireplaces burning, and of course glasses clinking. So we couldn’t help but think back on the easy summer drink recipes we learned a few months ago for our post on beverage and clothing pairings. And we decided to do the same thing, just with fall-appropriate beverages this time. (Click here for summer drinks if you need a refresher. Get it? See what we did there? Fine, nevermind.) These would be perfect for a fancy-pants holiday party or just an extra festive lunch or dinner at home. You decide. We’re just wishing you an awesome autumn.
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1. Turtleneck Zipper Dress, 2. Quilt Trip Textured Bralette, 3. She Wants The V Strapless Dress, 4. Go With The Flowy Wide Cut Top

Mulled Hibiscus Punch – Nothing says autumn like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and this hot holiday punch will have you wanting to give your fall wardrobe some hot holiday punch – some warmth, some tartness…just like your personality, right? (Wink, wink.) Burgundy is the perfect palette for this, and details like turtlenecks and stitched quilting are just what you need to give a nod to the crisp autumn weather.Apple-Ginger Spritzers

1. Keep It Simple Dress, 2. To The Tee Shirt Tunic Dress, 3. Basic Instincts Off-Shoulder Dress, 4. Goddess Draped Tulip Maxi Dress

Apple-Ginger Spritzers – But that’s not to say that you have to give up your summer brights. A sunny citron has those green tones that pair smashingly with the deep reds of the season, and an apple-ginger spritzer will heat you right up (ginger warms you from the inside, and this has got three different kinds!) even if you’re wearing a barely-there, barely-appropriate dress to this year’s office holiday party.

Hot Dulce De Leche

1. Lace Go All The Way Cropped Top, 2. Trends In High Places Side Slit Maxi, 3. Crochet Top It Off Strappy Dress, 4. Main Chick Solid Slit Maxi Skirt

Hot Dulce De Leche – Forget the hot cocoa this fall, ’cause it’s all about the hot dulce de leche, complete with a shot of your favorite rum (we’re partial to the Captain). It’s hot and sweet and a little dangerous, like sheer lace or that little bit of space in between your crop top and high-waisted bottoms. Maybe pair your creamy confection with a little spice – cinnamon for your drink, leopard accents for your outfit.

Sugar Plum Soda

1. Knotty Feeling Draped Dress, 2. Take The Plunge Shiny Romper, 3. Off The Deep-Cut End Bodycon Dress, 4. Come To The Halter Bodysuit

Sugar Plum Soda – Sure, it may be a little early for holly-red or The Nutcracker in the middle of October, but think of this drink as an ode to what is arguably the fruit of the season – the cranberry. Which is packed with so much flavor that it can stand on its own against everything else at the table, so likewise, you don’t need much detail on your ruby-red dress. A plunging V-neck or a knotted skirt, and it’s already berry, berry nice.

Drink photos and recipes courtesy of The Food Network

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Lumber-Jane? 7 Ways To Wear Flannel And Not Look Like A Lumberjack

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Fall has fallen upon us, and we here in SoCal could not be more excited for the change. It’ll be a small one, mind you (we’re not so much with the seasons), but transitioning into autumn means – drumroll, please – flannel weather. The only downside to the toasty tartan treasure though? It can be hard not to look like a lumberjack in it. Or a cowboy for that matter. And you probably don’t wanna be mistaken for a carpenter. Or a hunter. Or even a handyman, even if you do idolize Al Borland, as we all do. Especially if we’re talking buffalo plaid (a two-toned checkered pattern) or a too-familiar color palette (read: red). But today we’ve compiled a few tips on downplaying that, uh, occupational aspect of flannel and put together some pretty-in-plaid outfits for your consideration. So read on. Or should we say check it out…

7 Ways To Wear Flannel And Not Look Like A Lumberjack

1. Incorporate it into other fashion genres – The cowboy, handyman, and lumberjack will all have to take a sabbatical if you combine the flannel shirt with pieces specific to other genres. With a pleated tennis skirt, your whole look is more country club than open country. With big, bold, gold jewelry it’s street instead of dirt road. And with some faux leather leggings, moto instead of mountain.

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Plaid On The Back Flannel Shirt, Floral Necessity Cropped Sweater, Show Off Distressed Skinny Jeans, Get U Intro Trouble Lace-Up Combat Boots

2. Minimize the surface area – Take the plaid potency down a notch by demoting bumping it to more of an accessory. Don’t worry, it won’t be offended. The flannel knows how great it looks tied around your waist. And it loves peeking out of sweaters as a Clueless-worthy collar and cuffs. So don’t think you can’t wear it inside or underneath other pieces. Sometimes it needs to be a supporting actor.

3. Mix it with a contrasting pattern – You can also dial flannel down a bit by matching it with a competitive but cooperative print. Floral, for one, would be great, as it’s a starkly different motif, providing the juxtaposition of its roundness against the lines of the plaid, its delicacy against the masculinity. Just play around with color and scale until you find the perfect balance.

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Lumberjane Buffalo Flannel Shirt, Faux Leather Mixed Media Blazer, City Slicker Pleated SkirtBadass Babe Caged Peep-Toe Heels

4. Choose a feminine cut in a different material – Your Brawny Man button-up won’t evoke a woodsman vibe if it has the markings of women’s clothing. For instance, if it’s fitted. Or if it has an empire waist for a babydoll look, smocking in the back for a more defined waist. You might also want to try the print in a non-flannel fabric, like a lightweight chiffon or a textured crepe.

5. Change the silhouette – But if you’re set on borrowing your carpenter boyfriend’s plaid shirt, there are plenty of no-sew ways to alter it a little bit. Try rolling up those too-long sleeves and tying it up for a saucy Daisy Duke look. Wear it as a shirt-dress by cinching it with a belt. Or get super creative a la our convertible maxi dress with a tied strapless look. Who knew, right?

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6. Pair it with girlier pieces – As an alternative you can just wear the shirt with a bottom that sports a flirty or womanly silhouette. You can’t go wrong with a skater skirt, for example, or its more demure older sister, the A-line. And pile on additional femme contrast with accessories. Ladylike faux pearls, schoolgirl knee-high socks, a glam lace headband, sleek and sexy stilettos…

7. Skip suggestive accessories – Be careful, though. The plaid shirt is so iconic of the professions we mentioned before that certain finishing touches can have you veering into costumey territory. Like you probably shouldn’t top your plaid outfit off with a big ol’ cowboy hat. We would stay away from cowgirl boots too. Also overalls and trapper hats. And definitely, definitely leave that axe at home.

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Sweater Weather: Fall Knit Trends

Yeah, we said trends, but what we really meant to address is one specific sweater trend: oversized, fluid fits. And we feel it’s especially fitting for a season rife with Netflix marathons, cozy dinners, and windy weather. Oversized sweaters are totally A+ at hiding a soup food baby. (Total tangent, but LA sort of had “fall” weather this past weekend. It was a miracle.) Anyway, check out these lovely ladies sporting snuggly fall sweaters. Which one is your fave? (We’re partial to Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper in a cropped tomato red number.)

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We’ve got our own oversized sweater action going on here. Check out our GoJane picks below.

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Fall Transitional Pieces: Bold Booties + Basic Bottoms

These first weeks of Fall 2014 have been pretty chill so far. The days are feeling a bit crisper, the nights a bit cooler, which means it’s time for some of our favorite outfits to undergo a fall revision. We’re still in that weird transition where it’s not as hot anymore, but it’s still not freezing yet. The best way to dress for this fickle weather? Booties and light bottoms. Booties aren’t as intense as chunky boots, making them perfect for the next few months. They kind of say, “It’s time to put the flip-flops and slip-prone stilettos away, but there’s no need to bust the rain boots out quite yet.” If you don’t know what a bootie is…it’s basically a boot, but with a shorter shaft. It’s for the girl who can’t quite decide between heels and boots. It’s a hybrid of comfort and sexiness that every fashion-focused babe should definitely try. And what bottoms should you be pairing with these booties? Well, it’s not quite time for thermal underwear layered under jeans, but it is time for lightweight trousers, mid-length skirts, faux leather overalls, and heavier textured shorts.

Still can’t picture? No need. We’ve collected a bunch of pictures of our favorite fashion bloggers who’ve got the look down cold. Enjoy…

Photo sources are credited in gallery.

To celebrate this joyous season of covering up (just a little bit), GoJane is having a major booties + bottoms sale. We’re talking over 500+ bootie and bottom styles on sale! Up to 70% off. Hurry and shop the sale before it ends Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 11:59pm PST.

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Rock This Way: 7 Ways To Grunge Up Your Look

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Anyone who ever doubts that fashion is a cycle only need look at each season’s runway recaps to see that something is always making a comeback – a style or an article of clothing, if not an entire decade enjoying a resurgence. We’ve known for a while now that the nineties are back, and if that’s the case there’s no way you can talk about it and not mention the heyday of grunge fashion. The grunge movement may have begun years earlier in the Northwest, but by the early nineties it was a full-blown fashion genre as well, and a lasting one at that, surely to the surprise of some. Now, we can’t purport to know more about its musical origins, but we also can’t help but appreciate the comfortably nonchalant, perfectly imperfect dress style that came along with the aloof and sometimes angst-ridden attitudes of the time. Here are some of our favorite features of grunge-chic fashion along with a few girly-grunge looks…

7 Ways To Grunge Up Your Look

1. The Layers Club – Perhaps a nod to the crisp Seattle weather, layering is a major distinction of grungy dressing. There’s nothing wrong with wearing a thermal under a graphic tee under a flannel under a dumpster peacoat. (And that’s just on top!) Even if nothing is neatly tucked in, a layered outfit just tends to look put-together. Effortlessly so. Choose less substantial materials of varied lengths if you’re worried about too much bulk, and don’t forget you can always peel those layers off as the day goes on.

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Moto Dreams Faux Leather Jacket, Ribbed Apart Racerback Midi DressPlaid On The Back Flannel Shirt, Ride It Out Lace-Up Booties

2. Sweet-Tartan – Let’s face it, one of those layers should probably be plaid. The classic flannel is almost synonymous with this style of dress, and simply tying one around your waist is enough. But the checkered print is so signature that you could even get away with a flirtier, more fitted silhouette, so long as you pair it with some other genre-characteristic pieces. When matched with a slouchy sweater, heavy work boots, and maybe some faux leather jewelry, even a sweet skater dress can evoke the grunge vibe.

3. Aged Before Beauty – It’s also okay if you’ve scuffed up those boots or wore a hole through that graphic tee. And no problem if you’ve snagged your sweater or washed the color out of your jeans. Again, you’re not going for pretty and picture perfect here. Faded, worn-in clothing is a total do when you’re rocking the thrift store look; it gives you that edge. We’re talkin’ vintage T-shirts, secondhand jackets, ripped denim, even holey tights. Disheveled was never this desirable, busted never this beautiful.

Outfits

Mixed Media Faux Leather Cargo Jacket, I’m So Fanci Muscle Tee Tank Top, Back To Basics Slub Raglan Top, Major Crush Velvet Shift Dress, Get Laced Up Flat Booties

4. Hair-Don’t-Do – No need to go in for that Brazilian blowout this week, because the last thing you want here is a not-a-hair-out-of-place ‘do. As seen on the NYFW runways, bedhead and hat hair are totally in right now and exactly what you need as a finishing touch for your greasy grunge look. So tousle up that perfect mane of yours, and skip the dry shampoo and comb-through. Top it all off with a knit beanie if you can’t stand to look at it. But for once, limp, tangled tresses are gonna work for ya.

5. Boyfriend Tag – There’s something a little androgynous about the grunge look. Kurt Cobain famously wore a leopard print fur coat and floral shirt dresses. For us girls, we can forget about what our mothers taught us, ’cause it’s totally okay to slouch a little…in oversized clothes, that is. Which makes it only natural that our boyfriend jeans and boyfriend sweaters fit into the equation here. Got a big cardigan that droops a little in the front or some relaxed-fit denim that sags a little in the back? Perfect.

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New BF Crochet Back Knit Sweater, Rad Plaid World Skater Dress, Cut-Out Double Buckle Booties, Moto Babe Faux Leather Hand Bracelet

6. Floral History – At the same time, don’t think you have to forgo all things girly to don grunge fashion. Allover floral prints are totally indicative of the decade, and you can’t go wrong with a dark-grounded motif with a small repeating pattern. Try a floral slip dress paired with a flannel and boots for a cute but carefree look. You know, a la Claire Danes during her My So-Called Life years, uh, year. Or floral combat boots, which seem to remain both classic and modern no matter what decade we are in.

7. Cool Combat – And speaking of combat boots, how did we go this long without mentioning them? A casual pair of loosely-laced work boots can transform an entire outfit, taking a flat- or heel-paired dress from cute and pretty to cool and edgy. Don’t have a pair yet? You can substitute with some buckled moto boots. Or almost anything in faux leather with a chunky heel or rugged sole. For a great modern update, try the exaggerated platform lug sole we’re seeing on shoes today. It would fit right in.

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Rush To Print: How To Wear Patterned Shoes

For the fashion-conscious, not much is better than a really good shoe or a really good print. Unless what you have on your hands (or feet!) is a pair of really good shoes with a really good print. We’ve learned over the years from Imelda Marcos and Carrie Bradshaw that your shoes can be just as important as the rest of your outfit, and with today’s selection they can easily be its main focal point. But when you have a pair of patterned statement shoes, it may be a little tricky deciding what to wear up top. May it be a neutral? Can you only work in solid colors? Do you (gasp!) mix prints? The answer is yes, yes, and hell to the yes! So no more shying away from rainbow-colored heels or floral-bottomed wedges. We’ve put together ten tips and outfits that we know will have you rushing to print…

10 Tips For Wearing Printed Shoes

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Shoes:  Contrasting Triangulated Platform Pumps, Outfits: Drawstring You In Chambray Romper, Work Your Angles Geo-Tribal Kimono, Sleek Attack Shiny Leotard Romper

1. You can’t go wrong with denim. There’s a reason why every man, woman, and child has a pair of jeans (or twenty) in the closet. They go with everything. And while most denim is some shade of blue, the neutrality of it trumps its color, so a one-piece like a chambray romper is a super-easy-to-wear outfit for some super-difficult-to-match heels.

2. Play with the scale of your prints. Say you’ve got some large triangles going on down below. Maybe opt for a smaller pattern on top. It strikes a great balance, and the prints are working together, not battling it out for attention. And it doesn’t hurt if the prints have a little bit in common too. Think geometric and geo-tribal, for example.

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Shoes: Tribal Necessity Rugged Platform Heels, Outfits: Rock Out Faux Leather Shift Dress, Jackie Boucle Tweed Blazer, Rad Plaid World Skater Dress

3. Consider textures and finishes. If you are going for an all-black look but don’t want it to be too all-black, choose something with an interesting finish, like a velvety faux suede or a shiny faux leather. It’ll add a cool texture on your body that will be able to compete with what’s on your feet.

4. Work with classic prints. The easiest way to combine prints is to include at least one that is so classic that it’s practically a solid. Plaid, for instance, has been around forever and is still everywhere, so there’s no need for a person to process it like he would a new pattern. Perfect for the mixing pot.

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Shoes: Wild Thing Crisscrossed Heels, Outfits: Bold Babe Contrast Flyaway Blazer, Mesh With You T-Back Bra Top, Get Suspended Striped Skater Skirt, Into The Deep End Muscle Jumpsuit, Strapped In Bralette

5. Use prints in neutral colors. Want to ease into patterns? No problem. Maybe choose a black and white motif. You won’t have to contend with a myriad of different colors, but you’ll still have that graphic pop. Add that to a classic print like a stripe, and you’ve got yourself a versatile piece that will not only go with a million outfits but a million, billion, trillion shoes too.

6. Find solids with some cool details. Again, there’s nothing wrong with going all-black (our favorite color to wear), but if you want a little something more than blackness going on up top, choose those all-black pieces that have some creative details. Like cropped legs on a jumpsuit or muscle-tee cut-outs to show off some side-boob and that new strappy bralette of yours.

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Shoes: Double Play Chunky Platform Heels, Outfits: Dope Life Bandana Bordered Tee, Every Which Way Striped Leggings, Embellished Camo Print Backpack, Sleek Attack Shiny Leotard Romper, Sheer Bliss Asymmetrical Chiffon Skirt

7. Choose very different prints with very similar colors. How can you mix camo, paisley, stripes, and floral? It’s no sweat if they all stem from the same color palette. Just go off of your busiest, most multi-colored print and make sure the rest of your prints match the colors in it. Not only will you look effortlessly but immaculately put-together. You’ll be everyone’s fashion hero too.

8. Or choose solid separates that match the print’s colors. Of course, we’re not gonna hate if you wanna just take it slow for now. You can always work up to that later. Meanwhile, all you have to do is find a top that matches one of those colors (yes, it can be a different shade!) and then a bottom that does the same. You want those shoes to be the star of the show anyway, right?Striped

Shoes: Clear The Way Strappy Striped Wedges, Outfits: Sex Bomb Crisscross Bandage Bodysuit, Perfect Basic Skinny Jeans, Flowers 4 U Sleeveless Bodycon Dress, Striped Jelly Belt

9. Match up complementary colors. So you like the idea of solid separates, but you don’t wanna be too matchy-matchy? A great alternative is to work with complementary colors, pairs of colors that look great together because of their contrast, like red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple. (You didn’t think those Laker uniforms were an accident, did you?) The result is pleasing to the eye, and you don’t look like you scoured the mall looking for the perfect matching color.

10. Find accessories that can tie different prints together. We’ve talked already about finding patterns in the same color family and choosing prints that vary in size and shape, but you can take it a little bit further with accessories! Say you’ve got a floral print dress and some wedges with a clear PVC ankle strap. How about a belt in the same material that picks up a color in the dress as well as the stripes on the shoes? Ohhhhh, yeah. So ready to give it a try? Let’s help you find your prints.

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Stay High: How To Style Over-The-Knee Boots

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Julia Roberts Vivian made them every sexpot’s go-to in Pretty Women. Kylie Jenner can’t go a week without roaming the naughty streets of Hollywood in them. And moms and dads all around the world are saying, “Helllllllllllll no!” to the desperate pleas of their teenage daughters. Ladies and gents, we present to you the thigh-high boot (AKA over-the-knee).

So we agree that they aren’t meant for pre-teen girls and back-to-school outfits, especially if you’re still carrying a lunch box or getting dropped of at the pep rallies by your mama. But there is a place for these sultry boots in every grown woman’s life. (And we’re not talking just for Halloween.) So how do you style thigh-high or over-the-knee boots and make them appropriate for everyday wear? Listen up… or should we say take a look? We’ve compiled a load of lust-worthy photos of our favorite bloggers doing their best to make this sexy trend happen.

There’s really no wrong way to wear them. Little bit of thigh showing…no thigh showing. With pants…without pants. Cold weather…not-so-cold weather. These ladies show you that it doesn’t matter — it’s really all about the confidence you pair them with.

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Think your legs are too thick or chunky to fit into this look? Think again. Create the illusion of these leggy boots by pairing thigh-high socks with shorter booties. The stretchy material of the socks are way easier to fit into, and if you pick similar shades for both the shoes and socks, it’ll look seamless.

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Are you ready to try the trend for yourself? If so, shop GoJane.com for our kickass boot sale. All boots are discounted up to 60% off. Sale ends Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 11:59pm (PST).

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NYFW: We Love Vests ‘N Culottes

It’s that time of year, ladies. School has started, the seasons are a-changin’, and it’s time for Fashion Month, which kicked off with NYFW. And though fashion week isn’t technically “over,” we’ve included two of our favorite trends paired with their inspired heel counterparts. Tragically, we can’t all be tall and slim like runway models (*sob*), and wearing vests, culottes, and Bermuda shorts require some leg-lengthening tricks like heels. And what a coincidence… We’re having a heel sale!

So, check it out: culottes and Bermuda shorts. Once upon a time gaucho pants were all the rage in the 80s (pretty sure Mom had at least ten pairs), but they’ve gotten a super sweet update – fear them no more. Wear them with a relaxed top, or throw on a tummy-baring cropped tank to play with the look. Since culottes and Bermuda shorts have a wide silhouette, heels help elongate your leg line. We have no aversions to using illusions (or rhymes, hehehe). Check out the collage below for some of our fave culotte looks from the runway…

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Now onto our next favorite: vests. They were all over the runways. Seriously. Long ones, short ones, belted, unbelted, buttoned, unbuttoned… The list goes on. But confession time: the only vest we’ve ever owned only succeeded in making us look like a waiter, but after seeing how they were styled at Fashion Week we’re willing to give it another shot. Vests are a great warm weather topper, and our picks below make the perfect spring/summer layering piece. Make sure to mess around with your proportions and, again, throw on heels for a little extra height.

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And since we’ve been bleating nonstop about the importance of heels, we’ve included our perfect NYFW inspired picks (plus more at GoJane.com).

All images courtesy of Style.com.

6 Heel Trends For Fall 2014 + Up To 80% Off Heels Sale

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What’s so great about…

Platform Heels: They’re the best way to add height and still stand, walk, dance, and even run (girl, we don’t know your life!) comfortably. The absence of a steep arch allows you to stand the way god intended – flat on your feet. This makes platform heels the best thing for short girls since…short boys.

Open-Toe Heels: In a world where some people can be so uptight (we’re talking to you, DAD!), everyone could benefit from a little wiggle room. Another great thing about open-toe heels? Coordinating your pedicure with your outfit. That’s top level styling right there!

Ankle-Strap Heels: Remember that one time you were dancing the samba with that hot Latin guy and then your shoe flew off when he went to go spin you? Not again, my friend. Not again. Ankle strap heels give you the kind of security you need when you’re an active fashionista. And something about shackle-like straps around a girl’s ankles is sexy…We think it’s due to the women from Orange Is The New Black. Yeah, that’s it.

Shootie: First and foremost. WTF is a shootie? It’s a hybrid between a shoe and a bootie. Now that that mystery is solved, let’s talk shootie-chic footwear. Boots can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and “rough” when paired with a super femme outfit. In walks the shootie, and you’ve got the perfect balance of serious and sexy. We guess you could call them seriously sexy.

Pumps: Like Arnold Schwarzenegger (or those SNL guys) said, “[We’re] here to pump…you up!” Pumps are classic, simple, understated, but totally underrated. There’s nothing like a simple slip-on pump that brings a breath of fresh air to any outfit. But don’t be mistaken. Simple is just a word used to describe the silhouette. Pumps come in all sorts of materials, prints, and heel heights…so you KNOW you’re gonna find the perfect pair.

Printed Heels: Last but not least, we arrive at the Nicki Minaj of heels. They’re animated. They’re loud. They’re outlandish. And they’re the best thing that happened to a mundane world since…well, Nicki Minaj. Our favorite way to rock a printed heel? With a monochrome outfit that lets the printed heel bask in all its deserved glory.

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Tuesday Tunes: Grimes

Glitchy, glossy, synth-pop, alien-abducted ABBA, psychedelic drama, witch house, grave wave… This is Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, a pixie-ish Canadian artist who creates genre-defying music. She’s not just some random indie tumblr star (not that that’s bad or whatever – and you should check out her tumblr); she’s the real deal and signed to Roc Nation under the management of Bey’s fella himself, Jay Z. Grimes is creating something unique with the big boys – can we get a fist pump for girl power? – especially with the atypical cyborg, futuristic, layered vibe of her work.

Robotic dream aside, Grimes released Visions in 2012 to almost universal acclaim, and she has a highly anticipated 2014 album, release date TBD. Unlike typical stereotypes of trite beats and drops associated with the electronic music scene, there isn’t fizzy superficiality to Grimes’ music. And that’s why we love her so much – her work is the amalgam of a variety of sounds and influences that’s completely her and no one else.

She recently released a video for her latest song “Go” featuring Blood Diamonds, originally written for Rihanna. Play the video and prepare yourself to be swept away into some next-level shit (the good kind).

Love Grimes’ super unique style? We feel the same way because she’s got it on lock. For more looks check out our gallery below…

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Need that Grimes-inspired look? We’re here to help with our GoJane picks.

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1. Square Off Studded Combat Boots, 2. Color My World Hair Chalk, 3. Crazy For Camo Trucker Snapback, 4.  Chunky Exaggerated Round Sunglasses, 5. Tipped Off Strappy Cut-Out Boots, 6. Chunky Chain Link Necklace, 7. Paisley It Forward Floral Kimono, 8. Leafy Adios Graphic Cropped Sweatshirt, 9. Not So Basic Mockneck Cropped Tank

Bag To School: 8 Unexpected Carryalls 4 The Cool Girl

Going back to school got you feeling some major blues? We don’t blame you. It’s tough to trade in your warm and cozy bed for that cold hard desk. (Not to mention the textbooks, the homework, and the exams… Blegh.) So if you plan on literally rolling out of bed that dreaded morning to, ya know, stick it to the man, allow us to stop you right there. We are not about to let our precious Janes make the worst first impression this semester! Okay, okay, we know how tough getting up for that 8:00 AM SOC class is going to be, but the least you could do (for now) is ditch that ratty old backpack for something refreshing and new to carry all of your essentials in. So, whaddya say…? We had a feeling you’d agree with us.

Ahead, we’ve chosen eight unconventional carryalls for the school cool girl (YOU, duh).

handbags11. Ur Mom Goes 2 College Denim Clutch: If your style screams vintage-meets-modern, you’re going to want to get your paws on this denim clutch. Not only is it large enough to fit your tablet (AKA your life), but the patchwork detailing totally pays homage to your high school days as MVP.

2.  Faux Leather ‘N Chains Oversized Handbag: Ditch the oversized canvas tote you’ve been lugging around, and say hello to this rad faux leather and chains handbag. We think it’s totally Olsen-twins-approved, and it’ll flawlessly take your #OOTD from day to night. Hell yeah.

3. Parfum Paris Perfume Bottle Box Clutch: Never forget that perfect Paris vacation you took over the summer with this perfume bottle inspired clutch. The best part? They’ll never know that you really stayed poolside in your parents’ backyard all season. Hehe, #sorrynotsorry.

4. Tribal Tapestry Fringed Bucket Bag: If you took a tip from all of the Coachella heads this year, then you’re fully aware that tribal is totally in. Don’t let the print on this bag fool you though. It’s loud enough to make a statement and also subtle enough to go with just about every outfit.

5. Rocker Studded Cross-Body Bag: Going for classic-yet-modern and compact-yet-practical this semester? Say hello to this rocker-chic bag. The studded detailing, the sleek pebbled faux leather, and the adjustable cross-body strap make for a perfect go-to for any girl.

6. 2-In-1 PVC Studded Bucket Bag: Clear PVC bags can get a little cheesy, we get that. But this see-thru baby is anything but. And not to worry, ladies, we put an extra removable compartment so that you can conceal at least some of your goods. (You know, like tampons and those snacks you’re not looking to share.)

7. Pyramid Studded Mini Backpack: If you absolutely have to sport a backpack this semester, do us a solid and make sure it’s this one, alright? The studded, mixed metallic detailing is just too badass to pass up. Plus, you can totally wear it on the weekends, too.

8.  You’re A Hoot Owl Faux Leather Handbag: They say that the early bird gets the worm, but we think whoever is ballsy enough to rock this bag will. The owl-inspired metallic detailing will not only get you noticed, but it’s also the perfect conversation starter. Hey, you never know who you’re going to meet on that first day.😉

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Style Crush: Langley Fox

Langley Fox has some pretty famous relatives. She’s the daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway, her great-grandfather was Ernest Hemingway, and her sister is model Dree Hemingway. Raised in Idaho, currently residing in LA, Langley (Fox is her middle name) is making a name for herself with her photo realistic illustrations and modeling. She’s worked with great fashion forward companies like Genetic, Alice+Olivia, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs to name a few.

After checking out her artwork and overall style sense, it’s obvious that Langley has a great eye. Which brings us to one of our favorite Langley trademarks: the way she layers her jewelry. (Plus, she can really rock a hat.)

Check out the gallery below to see how she manages to keep it simple, luxe, and organic all at once.

Get Langley’s look with our handpicked choices. Stack and layer for the perfect Southwest inspired vibe.

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1. Long Fringe Cut-Out Cuff, 2. Cut-Out Ring Duo, 3. Metal Bar ‘N Chains Hand Bracelet, 4. Shiny Bracketed Stacked Ring, 5. Bar None Banded Ring, 6. Dainty Metal Arrow Bracelet, 7. Trapezoid Stone Ring

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To Infinity And Beyond: 18 Ways To Wear This Convertible Maxi

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So you realize that your closet is overflowing. What do you do? Stop shopping? As if! What are you, a quitter? No, you just have to start buying versatile, convertible, multi-use pieces. A flowy tunic doubles as a short shift shirtdress. (Say that five times fast!) A moto jacket with detachable sleeves turns into a moto vest. And just like that (*snap*) a maxi skirt with an elastic waistband becomes a strapless midi or mini. But you wanna know how you really get your money’s worth? With a piece like the Chic-Shifter Convertible Maxi Dress. One dress, one hanger, one tiny sliver of a slot in your closet…one million-billion-trillion possibilities. (Yes, that’s a totally scientific number.)

Yeah, this dress is definitely the bottomless fries or unlimited soup and salad of the fashion world. (Can you tell we like to eat? As long as the analogy worked, we’re fine with you knowing that.) And it would be a lifesaver for any bride. What better way to get that matching but not too matchy-matchy look for your bridesmaids? The possibilities are literally endless. We’ve rounded up a mere eighteen for you here (there are six more on the site for a total of twenty-four!), so we’re pretty sure you’ll be a bonafide wrap superstar in no time. So let’s get ready to go infinity and beyond. ‘Cause it’s about time you began your very own never-ending fashion story…

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Need a tutorial on any of our other looks? Or just wanna give a shout-out to your fave? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dressed To The Nineties: The 25th Anniversary Of Saved By The Bell

Brrrrriiiiing! When we wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning, we just wanna watch some Saved By The Bell...♪ We really hope you got that reference, because it was only thee best opening credits song to thee best teen sitcom EVER IN LIFE. And this week marks the 25th anniversary of its first airing. There’s a reason why this show is still on TV today. It defined a generation! And that generation, unfortunately, is feeling pretty old right about now. But not to fret, time fashion heals all wounds, and we’ve rounded up some of the Bayside gang’s most iconic looks and pieces, along with their modern-day counterparts. (Either fashion is a never-ending cycle, or these guys were really ahead of their time!) Whatever your age, right now it’s pretty cool to be dressed to the nineties…

Zack's Blazers

1. Contrast Trim Cropped Blazer, 2. Bold Babe Contrast Flyaway Blazer, 3. Curve Back Blazer, 4. Faux Leather Mixed Media Blazer

Zack’s Blazers – How do you know when it’s gonna be a good episode? Zack is in a blazer. Palm Springs? Blazer. Mystery weekend? Blazer. Zack Attack? Glitter blazer. While it’s less prevalent these days for guys to don a suit jacket just to go out to dinner, us girls have picked up that slack with blazers of our own. But Zack’s suits, much like his cell phones, always seemed a little too big and boxy, so we’re kinda glad that our modern versions are shorter, snugger, more streamlined…basically more suit-able for girls to wear. Bonus: The lighter fabrics let us roll those sleeves up. You know, a la Zack Morris.

Kelly's Cropped Tops

1. Hello Midriff Scoop Back Cropped Top, 2. Sweetheart Talk Me Surplice Cropped Tank, 3. Spotted In Dots Cropped Top, 4. Road Colorblock Cropped Tank, 5. Ka-Bloom Floral Cropped Top

Kelly’s Cropped Tops – Kelly Kapowski may have been the girl next door, but she also had a bod and belly-baring style that you would kill thy neighbor for. It’s no wonder Zack and Slater (and later that homewrecking cheater Jeff!) had her on top of their dream girl list. She usually paired her cropped tops with high-waisted shorts, which is pretty much how we’re loving to style it today. Who knew the volleyball-playing homecoming queen also had some fashion chops? And all those years we were led to believe Lisa was the fashionable one of the group.

Slater's Acid Wash

1. Throwback Acid Wash Skort, 2. Gathered Acid Wash Denim Dress, 3. Draped Acid Wash Hooded Vest, 4. Be Square Distressed Denim Shorts, 5. Precious Cargo Acid Wash Joggers

Slater’s Acid Wash – You would think being set in the nineties that there would have been more acid wash on Saved By The Bell, but there really wasn’t. When it was there though, it was on AC Slater. Did Slater even own pants that weren’t acid wash and a little roomy in the middle? Well, acid wash has made a huuuuuge comeback of late, and we love it so much we’d probably be willing to wrestle him for it. Slater may come off a little misogynistic at times, but we’re pretty sure he’s not really a pig. So we’re hoping he would just give it up and say “You got it, Mama.” Thanks, Bubba!

Jessie's Headbands

1. Three-Strand Metallic Braid Headband, 2. Puffy Paint Splatter Extra Wide Headband, 3. Double-Strand Braided Cord Headband, 4. Wide Zigzag Headband

Jessie’s Headbands – As class president and resident bookworm, Jessie Spano’s style was a little more reserved than her girlfriends, but we all knew she had a wild streak in her. Just look at the girl’s hair! It was big and curly and amazing, and one way she kept it in line was with her plethora of headbands. (Who has time to do hair when there’s so much styrofoam to protest?) They added a bit of color and texture to whatever she was wearing that day. And if that’s not something to sing about, we don’t know what is. Sing what, you ask? Obvi. “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so…”

Lisa's Rainbow

1. Tip To Toe Shiny Accent Pointy Flats, 2. Traffic Colorblock Clear Inset Heels, 3. Point Well Taken Stiletto Heels,  4. Contrasting Triangulated Platform Pumps

Lisa’s Rainbow – Lisa Turtle had a map of the mall in her locker and once ordered a drink just because it matched her dress. So it’s not surprising that the aspiring fashion designer took the most sartorial risks of the group, one of those being wearing every color in the rainbow. Like, all at once. Like, all on one sleeve. So we’re pretty sure Lisa would be all over the multi-colored geometric print above, and you better bet she would get one in each style with her daddy’s credit card. ‘Cause if anyone knows that you need a different shoe for every occasion, it’s obviously Lisa.

Zack's Blue Stripes

 

1. Clear The Way Strappy Striped Wedges, 2. Stripe A Pose Mixed Media Wedges, 3. Stripe A Match Cropped Tank Top, 4. Striped Bandage Skater Skirt, 5. Paneled ‘N Striped Skinny Pants

Zack’s Blue StripesZacky may have dressed up in blazers for special occasions, but most days he was in tees, rugby shirts, and button-ups (tucked into his jeans of course, which were tucked into his high-tops of course). And boy, did the golden boy wear a lot of blue and a lot of stripes. There’s something about a blue stripe that paints the picture of a comfortable lifestyle, no? Maybe because of the nautical or royal vibe it evokes, so it definitely fit his All-American, surfer dude, heartthrob image. Will may have been the Prince of Bel-Air, but Preppy was definitely the Prince of Pacific Palisades.

Kelly's Floral Dresses

1. Rosy Outlook Striped Bodycon Dress, 2. Frond And Center Tropical Tube Dress, 3. Rosy Bouquet Crisscrossed Dress, 4. Flowers 4 U Sleeveless Bodycon Dress, 5. Paradise Found Tropical Floral Dress

Kelly’s Floral Dresses – Kelly, as we are finding out, was pretty on point fashion-wise (the blown-out bangs, not so much), because she was also all about the floral minidress. Can’t you just see yourself in her back-then dresses and, vice versa, her in today’s bodycons? The simple silhouette has stayed the same, but if we were one of her BFFs, we would probably suggest some add-ons like lace/mesh insets and some take-aways like belly/back cut-outs. We have a feeling the Tigers’ head cheerleader would be totally “D-O-W-N!” down for that.

Slater's Muscle Tees

1. Love You To Shreds Slashed Tank Top, 2. Disobey Graphic Muscle Tank, 3. Camo A Long Way Muscle Bodysuit, 4. Off Duty Cropped Muscle Tank, 5. Basic Muscle Bodysuit

Slater’s Muscle Tees – Aside from acid wash, AC was known mostly for (showing off) his muscles. Albert Clifford personified “Sun’s out, guns out” before it was even a thing. He was never not flexing (yeah, his biceps were that defined). And he probably wanted to wear a sleeveless tux to Zack and Kelly’s wedding. We’ve taken a page out of the football player’s playbook, and today we’re exercising our right to bare arms (and maybe a little side-boob while we’re at it) in muscle tees, muscle bodysuits, muscle maxi dresses… But whatever we wear probably still won’t be as revealing as that little maroon number he calls his wrestling uniform.

Jessie's Vests

1. Open Flyaway Duster Vest, 2. Floral Crochet High-Low Vest, 3. Distressed Out Denim Vest, 4. Draped Acid Wash Hooded Vest

Jessie’s Vests – Jessie was no slouch in the beauty department. In fact, her bod was probably the most bangin’ and bodacious of the bunch, even if she didn’t wear a bathing suit for the Miss Bayside pageant. But instead of cropped tops and short skirts, she stuck to full-coverage items like blouses and high-waisted jeans (also very in right now, by the way) and then covered up even more with her favorite outerwear – the vest. She wouldn’t be Stansbury material if she didn’t stick to her principles, so if we met Jessie today, we wouldn’t try to change her. We’d just give her a little update.

Lisa's Hats

1. Banded Woven Fedora, 2. Floral Print Fedora, 3. Chain Trimmed Wide Brim Hat, 4. Ribbon Accent Wool Fedora, 5. Wide Brim Wool Hat

Lisa’s Hats – A designer diva like Lisa could handle anything fashion- or shopping-related. (Who else woulda found that Elvis statue from Screech’s  house? Or put together that fashion show to impress the FIT recruiter?) So it comes as no surprise that she pulls off pretty much any hat there is. Or that she owns pretty much every hat there is. The girl is all about outfit coordination. She doesn’t just put on clothes; she thinks about the earrings, lip color, belt, shoes, and, to top it all off, hat that goes with those clothes. Because she knows you can’t just put on a leather jacket and call it a day. TORI.

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Perfect Pairings: 5 Summer Sandals + Their Delish Counterparts

Remember all of those countless hours you spent at the gym pre-summer, trying to build those abs of yours? Well, since you’ve already bid adios to those days (until after summer, of course), don’t you think you deserve to indulge just a teensy bit? Aw, c’mon, one sweet treat (or, ya know, four) won’t undo that chiseled six-pack you’ve been flaunting all summer long. In fact, maybe your sugar-deprived body could use the rush (just sayin’). So if you’re ready to finally give into that craving of yours, keep this sartorial tip in mind: what you eat should definitely match with what’s on your feet. (You know, for selfie purposes.)

Need a little inspiration? Ahead, we’ve chosen five summer sandal styles and paired them with their delectable counterparts. The best part? They’re all on sale!

popsiclePopsicle: Ahh, the popsicle, summer’s beloved BFF. The two practically go hand-in-hand, are we right? And while many a sandal would look great with this classic refreshing treat, we’ve chosen our Mesh ‘N Shine Thong Sandals to complete the rainbow inspired look.

red velvetRed Velvet Cupcake: #LBH, there’s something sexy and sultry about a red velvet cupcake. In fact, we could stare into its deep red hue all day… But we’d rather scarf it down instead. Pair this coveted cupcake with our Metallic Accent Gladiator Sandals for an ultra luscious look.

macaronFrench Macaron: We bet you can’t just have one itty-bitty French macaron. And hey, we don’t blame ya. Take it from us and pair these pastel-colored pretties with our Reap What You Bow Jelly Sandals. You’ll be feelin’ like a modern-day Marie Antoinette in no time.

ice cream cookieIce Cream Cookie Sandwich: What’s better than vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies…? Yeah, we got nothing. Pair this dynamic duo trio with our Crisscrossed Low Wedge Sandals for a ferosh take on an outta-this-world treat.

donutDonut: Haven’t you heard? Donuts are the new black! And while we love trying out the latest trendy options (cronuts, wownuts, etc.), a classic sprinkles-all-over donut is still our favorite go-to. We’ve paired this versatile dessert with our Metallic Touch Gladiator Sandals for a look that is downright delish and adorable.

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Swim-spiration: Day To Night

The dog days of summer are in full swing, and, much like Homer, we’ve made a permanent dent in our poolside chaise. But what’s a girl to do when the sun sets and summer nights beckon? There’s no need to change; just layer your swimwear with some key pieces for an easy – but super stylin’ – transition. Check out our looks for a summer evening concert and a #GNO.

Look 1: Evening Concert

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Studded Mesh Inset Monokini + High-Waisted Acid Wash JeansRock This Way Studded Booties

A monokini doubles as a rad bodysuit which layers perfectly under skinny acid washed denim and pairs with studded rocker chic booties with ease.

Look 2: #GNO

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Sun Worshipper Twisted Bikini Top & Bottom + Sheer Honeycomb Net Dress + Color Me Bad Strappy Snake Scale Heels

 Need to work on your tan? No problem. This bikini also makes the perfect base layer for a sheer dress paired with strappy heels.

Summer isn’t over, yet! Check out more luscious swimwear at GoJane.com and get to clickin’!

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7 Camo Pieces That’ll Have You Rising In The Ranks

Camo has come a long way, from actual army attire to popular perennial print. Nowadays it’s no longer under the radar, popping up everywhere and on everything from shirt pockets to full-body jumpsuits. But what’s one difference between the camo you would wear at boot camp and the camo you would wear, say, boot shopping? Well, the former has you blending in, while the latter will keep you standing out. So whether you’re a real army brat or a pretend platoon princess, here are seven camo pieces that’ll have you rising in the fashion ranks. We wouldn’t be surprised if soon you were first in command…

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1. Blend In Camo Infinity Scarf, 2. Painted Camouflage Print Canvas Belt, 3. Bow My Goodness Camo Print Bandeau, 4. Boot Camp Bikini Briefs, 5. Camo A Long Way Muscle Bodysuit, 6. Camouflage Front Paneled Snapback, 7. Blend In Camo Zipper Accent Pants

 1. Blend In Camo Infinity Scarf – There’s nothing like a scarf to take clothes in an outfit from simply worn together to stunningly put together, and a camo scarf is no exception. With the draped, effortless silhouette of an infinity scarf, the camo print is abstract and sophisticated, adding a painted punch to any ensemble.

2. Painted Camouflage Print Canvas Belt – If you’re trying to be as sparing with your camo as you would with your rations, a canvas belt is the perfect thing. The thin strip of print will be the perfect amount of cheeky interest to a rest of an outfit that is kept sleek and simple.

3. Bow My Goodness Camo Print Bandeau – Is there anything in the fashion world more fun and flirty than the bow bandeau? And nothing would provide as much contrast with the macho military print as this girly (but gutsy) novelty. We love the juxtaposition. Bow my goodness, indeed.

4. Boot Camp Bikini Briefs – What’s the farthest thing from boot camp? Probably frolicking on the beach in a bikini. Which is why we’re loving the camo on these itty-bitty briefs. With the majority of bathing suits (especially in summer) leaning toward colorful brights, this would be a delightfully daring distinction.

5. Camo A Long Way Muscle Bodysuit – A muscle tee probably wouldn’t be a scarce find among a troop, but a muscle bodysuit? That’s a different story. This deep-cut silhouette is already new enough, but add in the camo print? You’ll be in a league corps of your own.

6. Camouflage Front Paneled Snapback – A piece that does double-duty? We’d welcome it to our fashion brigade. The printed snapback is perfect for those days (bad hair days, walk of shame days, slept through the alarm days, etc.) when your hair could use a little coverage and your look could use a little cool.

7. Blend In Camo Zipper Accent Pants – Be all you can be in these pretty paneled pants. While the print is clearly camo, the design is decidedly moto, and we’re loving the addition of zippers at the hips and ankles for that little bit of edge. Sorry, but you’re not gonna be blending in in these. Deal with it, soldier.

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How To Wear: Body Chains

If you’re anything like us, then you’re a firm believer in the idea that chain-ge is good. And with the end of summer rapidly approaching (say it ain’t so!), now’s as good a time as any to start implementing a bit (or a bunch) of it into your wardrobe. Enter the bodacious body chain, a summer staple seen on the likes of Beyonce, Vanessa Hudgens, Kendall Jenner, and Bad Girl RiRi herself.

So what is it about these layered, shimmery goods that everyone loves so much? Well, first off, it’s the perfect way to subtly add a bit of chic-shine to your outfit. Second, it’ll totally accentuate your hot bod by bringing attention to those abs you’ve been working on. And third, well, we’re into anything Queen Bey is into, #justsayin.

Here are three surefire ways to wear a body chain:

1. Over a swimsuit. Whether you’re a bikini babe or a one-piece kind of gal, a body chain will easily complement your beachside or poolside look without looking like you’re trying too hard. Our advice: Go for a chain that’s on the simpler side (like the Circular Faux Jewels Body Chain), especially if you plan on actually getting into the water.

2. Over (or underneath) a cropped top. When it comes to fashion, think of your body as a canvas. And since a cropped top is only covering your top half, why not add a little something-something to drape down the bottom half? You really can’t go wrong with this next-level look. Our advice: Keep the layering around your neck at a minimum. Instead of throwing on an extra necklace, try a couple of rings and bracelets instead.

3. Over a dress. Nothing gets a conversation going (mostly compliments, obvi) more than a body chain over a dress. It’s not only beyond chic but also very unpredictable, so take pride in the fact that you decided to step it up a notch that day. Our advice: Go with a basic colored dress to really make your chain pop, like a sleek #LBD.

Ahead, a collection of body chain inspiration shots to get those sartorial juices flowing.

How do you wear your body chain? We want to know! Send us the link to your #OOTD in our comments section below.

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