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The Shoes You Need to Stop Wearing Right Now

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With a brand new season peaking, it totally makes sense that you want to add a few new pairs of shoes to the rotation. And because we fully support that venture, let's clear up some space for those new guys, 'k? Whether it's a trend from years ago you're emotionally attached to or gorgeous heels that give you the ouches, hear us now: Stop wearing them. That last point is the biggest one, since it's way too common to meet a woman who's harboring a shoe that she adores, but hardly ever wears. Whether you made a misstep when purchasing or your foot's changed slightly, it's not doing any good sitting in the dark closet (and please don't suffer through a wearing only to find yourself hobbled by blisters the next day). Donate or sell them—don't forget that what hurts your foot might feel like Cinderella's slipper to someone else.

The Shoes You Need to Stop Wearing Right Now

We love your shoes, but if they're hurting you, ban them from your closet!

Likewise, if you persist in wearing stilettos that are so sky-high they hinder your gait, ditch them. "Shoes that women can't walk in need to stop. No matter how beautiful they are, it loses something when it's impossible to move in," shoe designer Sarah Flint told us.

The list of no-gos from Shopbop included a few looks that shouldn't be banned right out, but retired for just a bit. "Wedged sneakers have come and gone. This year, we think our girl will love a platform sneaker instead," the brand's footwear buyer Gabriela Barreto told us, also suggesting we take a collective break from the chunky sandals of last year. "Comfort is still key, but it's time to shift away from the clunky, orthopedic sandals. We're seeing a ton of slides that are equal parts feminine and easy instead," added Kate Johanson, Shopbop's market editor. Both women also piped up to agree with Michael Kors' statement that rubber flip flops are not meant to be everyday shoes. Unless you're at the beach, stop wearing them, ok?

An unofficial survey of the Glamour offices turned up pleas to ditch square heels and nude patent leather pumps (the leg-lengthening shoe is always a do, but modernize it by trying a warm leather or suede pair instead). Another good relic to take out of the rotation? Logo'ed flats. Keep the skimmer look, but do it in an understated ballet flat with a round or pointed toe.

Want more? Check out the jeans that landed on our do-not-wear list this season.










The Shoes You Need to Stop Wearing Right Now

10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100

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Now that spring is finally here, our minds have already gone on overdrive, planning all of the outdoor happy hour drinks that will fill the next six months. Between mental lists of the best $5 margaritas and chicest outdoor bars, we suddenly realized: We have nothing to wear. Among our office-appropriate suits and too-revealing-for-the-workplace minis, we need a dress that does double-duty. What's more, we need a few of them—so they can't break the bank either.

You know the dress: that throw-on-and-go that is conservative enough for a morning boardroom meeting, but flirty enough for a date night afterwards. Maybe you style a silk shirtdress with heels in the morning and sneakers at night; perhaps you layer a blazer over your sundress at work and strip it off, come drinks. After all, we can't be expected to waste precious warm-weather hours rushing home after work to change before after-hours events, can we? We've rounded up our favorite go-anywhere dresses, all under $100 so—what are you waiting for? It's time to start shopping.


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Easy swing dress, $58, abercrombie.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Print tunic dress, $34, joefresh.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Blossom wrap dress, $68, missselfridge.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Shirt dress, $40, zara.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Tie detail dress, $63 cosstores.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Eyelet and mesh shirtdress, $70, gap.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Mix and match shirtdress, $75, topshop.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Ruffled bell-sleeve shift dress, $98, jcrew.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Light blue wrap tie shirt dress, $56, pixiemarket.com


10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100
Striped shirt dress, $80, mango.com


For more workwear outfit ideas:
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The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
The Most Comfortable Work Heels for Spring










10 Stylish Work-to-Weekend Dresses—All Under $100

These Are the 10 Spring Trends “Saving” Fashion Retail This Season

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A report came out this morning that there are ten trends "saving" the fashion retail industry this spring. Why, you ask, does it need rescuing? In a nutshell, we haven't been shopping as much lately. There just haven't been as many earth-shattering shifts in, say, must-have denim (the skinny jean has been on top for so long, now) to send us to the mall in droves to snag the latest. Also, Millenials; we can thank our I'd-rather-have-an-experience-than-stuff selves for lackluster clothing sales. And those Gen Zers, who want to stand out, not buy what everyone else is wearing.

But back to those spring trends—you, know, the important stuff. Things are changing, and there are tons of fresh trends for spring that are getting everyone excited to shop again—plus, some nice weather to get us outside and show off our goods. We've scanned the list and have to say, yassss, we're on board, and already wearing most of them. Are you? Have a look and see:

1. Off-the-shoulder tops and shoulder cutouts.


Kendall Jenner in a striped, off-the-shoulder top.

2. Destroyed denim.


Gigi Hadid is queen of the ripped jeans look.

3. Flare-leg denim. Are we finally saying buh-bye to our skinnies? Probably not. But the flare style is ultra-flattering—especially when cropped.

4. Cropped tops and bralettes.

5. High-waisted and short shorts for girls.

6. Short shorts for guys. (Wait, what?!)

7. Bottom-knot tops.

8. Halter dresses.

9. Plaid.

10. Yellow and citrus.

One thing we were surprised to not see on this list? Leggings. We guess that's because the trend is not exactly new. But, with people even wearing them to work, this look is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Now watch how to wear everything you've been told not to with model Georgia Pratt.










The Pretty New Color for Spring That’s Surprisingly Easy to Wear

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This year, the color of spring is pink. But not just any pink. This perfect pastel lies somewhere between saturated dusty rose and classically neutral light cream and is—you guessed it—the easiest color to style with anything you own, no matter where you're headed. While pink hit the spring runways in full force, from Gucci to Oscar de la Renta, it's the street-style stars that we've turned our attention to as we gear up for the warm weather and look for new and fresh ways to update our spring wears.

Need a subtle infusion of life into your work look? Go for light pink trousers. Heading out on a date? It's time to pair your leather jacket with something a little more springy than black. Weekend hanging with your best friends? Style your light-pink tops with everything from the bluest denim to understated tones of army green. It's time to amp up your spring wardrobe with the easiest color of the season.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
For transitional weather, add a bright pop to your all-black look with a lightweight pink coat.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
For everything from a date night to weekend brunch, mix an edgy leather jacket with a feminine pink midi skirt.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
When choosing a go-to tailored dress that you'll live in this summer, this perfect pastel is just the thing.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Go bold and mix the pretty color with like-hues, like bright red or deep maroon.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
This color au moment is understated enough to wear head-to-toe: Go ahead and match your bag to your coat; dress to your shoes.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Brighten up your blazer look this spring with a colorful option that expertly styles with tailored trousers and mini skirts alike.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
When going head-to-toe pastel, mix in some bolder prints and colors, like a summer weight statement coat or whimsical accessory.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Maxi dresses can be overwhelming, but the season's most popular color tones down this floor-grazing look with the perfect amount of pigment, without feeling over-the-top.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Mix varying tones, like a dusty rose jacket and pale pink trousers, for a look that you'll be able to wear straight through to fall.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Style ballet-inspired skirts and heels with an oversized knit for a transitional weather outfit that will effortlessly take you from work to the weekend without thought.


The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Jersey pleated midi skirt, $60, topshop.com

The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Suede sandals, $70, hm.com

The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Ottoman rib lapel coat, $149, zara.com

The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
Tie-front pant, $90, jcrew.com

The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear
See by Chloé cotton-gauze mini dress, $425, net-a-porter.com


For more spring outfit ideas:
The Most Comfortable Work Heels for Spring
Don't Let the Weather Get You Down: This Is How to Dress for Work When It's Raining
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring











The Pretty New Color for Spring That's Surprisingly Easy to Wear

6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring

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There's nothing that'll rev up your wardrobe quite like a jolt of color—and this season's vibrant, saturated hues are all the better to mix and match with.

So right now is the perfect time to experiment with new color combinations that you've never tried before. From complimentary colors, such as orange and blue, to combining neutrals with brights, like canary yellow and camel, these six outfits will inspire you to taste the rainbow. (Yeah, we went there.)

Navy and Orange:
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring
Navy is forever classic, but pair it with orange for some sophisticated pop.

Yellow and Tan:
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring
Yellow isn't for those who are color-shy (the glare alone!), but pair it with classic camel to tone down the brightness for a soft and pretty look.

Navy and Green:
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring
Thought darks were just for winter? Think again. Navy and hunter green work well together in the spring as well, offering a subtle way to combine colors.

Sky Blue and Orange:
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring
The sky blue acts as a neutral base when paired with orange for a duo that'll definitely turn heads.

Blue and Teal:
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring
By combining tones of the same family, you get a multi-dimensional look. It also gives a woman who doesn't tend to wear a lot of color a starting point to a prismatic wardrobe.


Blue and Red:
6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring
Color lovers, get ready to take your affinity to the next level. Grab that bright red striped sweater and pair it with an equally vivid blue skirt or pants—boom.


For more spring outfit ideas:
9 Fresh Ways to Wear Black This Spring
11 Flirty Sundresses You Can Start Wearing Right Now
7 Bomber Jackets We're Lusting After for Spring










6 Pretty Color Combinations You Should Try This Spring

The Victoria’s Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC

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We learned one very important thing this week: Angels stick together—and, they look pretty chic doing so.

A squad's worth of Victoria's Secret models turned out to support fellow Angel Behati Prinsloo's launch event earlier this week in New York City for her collaboration with Juicy Couture. The ladies were so excited to be reunited, and squeezed onto one table to catch up and take pics. Martha Hunt, Taylor Hill, Romee Strijd, and Josephine Skriver were just some of the ladies who came to show their support, and man, did they wear some fierce outfits (because nights out with the squad count count as a date night in our book!). Check out the looks and try them yourself:


The Victoria's Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC
Martha Hunt went for a modern look in a black crop with a matching mini skirt, and ankle-strap heels.


The Victoria's Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC
Ever the rocker chick, Romee Strijd chose flared leather pants with an ochre sleeveless sweater, exposing her black bra.


The Victoria's Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC
Josephine Skriver channeled the '90s in a white crop top, leather mini and a nubby ivory coat to ward off that early spring evening chill.


The Victoria's Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC
Taylor Hill is all for cutouts and strategically placed holes with a shredded T-shirt and cropped leather pants with lacing detail.


The Victoria's Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC
Heather Marks went cool and classic in an LBD topped with a motorcycle jacket.











The Victoria's Secret Angels Served Up Some Sexy Spring Date Night Outfits in NYC

The Spring 2016 Trends You’re About to See Everyone Wearing, According to Pinterest

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The Spring 2016 Trends You're About to See Everyone Wearing, According to Pinterest

When you check out that pic of Australian style star Nicole Warne in her off-the-shoulder look, does some version of, "I need to get me some of that!" come to mind immediately? If it does, you're right on trend. The folks at Pinterest basically know us better than we do ourselves, with insight into exactly what we're searching for and pinning (a sure indication of what's bubbling up in real time). Even though the vernal equinox just passed, early birds have been planning their spring style for awhile, and the season's biggest trends are now very apparent.

"We saw spring fashion popping up in January, and it really picked up steam in February," Larkin Brown, researcher and in-house stylist at Pinterest, shared with us. Specifically, exposed shoulders have had a strong presence, making it a sure thing that once the sun comes out, you'll be seeing dresses and tops like Miss Warne's everywhere. "The off-the-shoulder trend has firmly taken hold on Pinterest. Shoulder-baring looks have doubled since the beginning of January."

The other trends that Pinterest knows will be exploding on streets near you soon?

Bold earrings.
Statement necklaces and arm party situations have given way to pay-attention earrings. "Instead of the minimalist studs that previously dominated Pinterest, drop earrings and chandeliers are gaining ground," Larkin said.

High-neck bikinis.
"We're already at the peak of swimsuit pinning as people plan ahead for spring break and summer vacation. This year's trend are high-necked halter bikinis, from sporty styles to boho crochet."

Boho festival fashion.
No matter what the Coachella calendar might tell you, festival fashion extends way beyond two weeks in the California desert. "Our data shows that pinners have been planing their concert-going looks for month," Larkin explained. "Festival style pinning began as early as January and will probably peak in May."

Lace-up sandals.
Sexy, strappy sandals are a trend that's still building. "As temperatures rise, these are moving up, with pinning up 172% year-over-year," she said, noting that the team sees popular images of pairs styled with swimwear, casual looks, and date-night dresses.

Want more intel on vacation style? Check out the 10 types of bathing suits that you'll see at the beach and pool this year.


Watch how to pull off spring’s trickiest fashion trends with model Iskra Lawrence.










The Spring 2016 Trends You're About to See Everyone Wearing, According to Pinterest

8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive

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Sure, it would be great if every single piece in our wardrobes were made of silk and cashmere designer things, but hey, we live in the real world where you can still get the runway vibe without your squad forcing you to freeze your credit cards in an ice tray (that's what squads are there for, right?). So before you think you need to buy a ton more to look good this spring, try these eight tricks for to refresh your wardrobe and yes—make the pieces you already own look way more expensive.

1. Play With Neutrals
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
There's just something about camel, cream, tan, and other shades in the neutral family that make you want to kick your feet up on a tufted ottoman and call everyone daaahhhling. Mix them together for a supremely luxe look.


2. Throw On Some Tailored Pieces
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
Who doesn't love a good blazer or button down shirt? But pair them together and it's nothing but polish.


3.Get Matchy
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
Pick a bag and shoes in the same color, or pair your sweater (or perhaps even a hat) to match your bag. It's a terrific way to up the ante of any outfit.


4. Go Monochrome
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
Wearing head-to-toe white or black gives an air of I-woke-up-like-this elegance.


5.Play With Proportion
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
Try a car coat over a tucked-in button-down shirt, or a fitted sweater, with billowing trousers. The unexpected proportions will give you outfit added intrigue.


6. Metallic Details
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
Opt for pieces with shiny gold or silver buttons, or a fancy exposed zipper, for a jewelry-like touch.


7.Shine Your Leather Shoes
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
No matter how chic your are above the ankles, it all goes downhill if your shoes are scuffed and scratched. Keep them looking new with a shoe shine sponge like this one.


8. Throw Your Coat Over Your Shoulders
8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive
Going casual in a t-shirt and jeans for brunch this weekend? Throw your trusty trench over your shoulders (so very Derek Zoolander, no?) and you'll have them wondering what runway show you're heading to next.

Now try some of spring's trickiest trends, courtesy of Iskra Lawrence:










8 Ways to Make Your Outfits Look Way More Expensive

Lauren Conrad Shows You 3 Ways to Wear Metallics This Spring

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That nice-girl energy Lauren Conrad radiates is real and extends straight into the fashion space. The reality star turned style mogul was kind enough to share her 2016 trend picks with us and just went one better, diving into a how-to tutorial on one of her favorites. "I love wearing metallics in any way, shape, or form," she said. "When I saw that mixed metallics are in this year, I started pulling all of my shiny, shimmery pieces out of my closet to prepare." Prep she did, with specific advice on how to style the look three different ways.

Option 1: Wear with denim.

Lauren Conrad Shows You 3 Ways to Wear Metallics This Spring

If you're just starting to experiment with high-shine or feel nervous, consider this your 101 course. Denim is universally regarded as a good base for whatever you want to add on and lets the metallic piece be the only statement item. "A classic pair of jeans will act as a neutral canvas for whatever else you choose to pair with them," Lauren advised.

Option 2: Wear with a different texture.

Lauren Conrad Shows You 3 Ways to Wear Metallics This Spring

Beyond being flashy, metallics often involve a tactile experiment too (think lamé, sequins, or thick, rich brocade). When you're mixing in a second piece that's also touchable, don't make it compete color-wise. Whether it's a cozy sweatshirt, a slick leather jacket, or a super fuzzy sweater, shop for one in a neutral hue like gray, white, or black.

Option 3: Wear it all the way.

Lauren Conrad Shows You 3 Ways to Wear Metallics This Spring

If you want to go all-in, take Lauren's advice: Don't mix and match random items, but go with a one-piece (like a dress or jumpsuit) or pull on a matched set. It allows for "an outfit that looks cohesive instead of mismatched and too all-over shimmery," she explained.

So, which of the three was LC's favorite? The third. "I could see myself wearing it from day—at a fun girl's luncheon or daytime event—to night for a celebratory soiree. It's the perfect party girl ensemble."

Ready for the new season? Come check out spring 2016's most wearable fashion trends.











Lauren Conrad Shows You 3 Ways to Wear Metallics This Spring

Spring Outfit Ideas That’ll Look Great on Petite Women, From 5′ to 5’5″

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Spring 2016 is full of terrific fashion trends, but if you look at the runway and think you're too petite to pull off those bold pantsuits, flares jeans and cropped jackets, and yes, horizontal stripes, think again. Here are eight spring outfit ideas that are ideal for women from 5' to 5'5" as modeled by our favorite petite stars, whose senses of style are anything but small.

(And hey, if you're above 5'5", these will totally work, too!)


At 5', Janelle Monae packs a punch in a bright red pantsuit with matching cage sandals.



Reese Witherspoon—5'1"—proves that flares work for shorter women as well as tall. She paired hers with a cropped jacket, printed top, and feminine accessories.



Emma Roberts, 5'2", pays tribute to the '90s in a spaghetti-strap top and cropped trousers. She adds pop with red sandals.



Also 5'2", Sarah Hyland gives the Taylor Swift-approved matched set a 2016 update.



More '90s goodness: Dakota Fanning, 5'4", brings back the lace-trimmed camisole, paring it with an embellished black skirt and gold ankle-strap sandals.



Rainbow stripes have to be one of our favorite trends of the season. Meghan Trainor, 5'4", teamed her pencil skirt with a black blouse and platforms for day-to-night glam.



Pop a tank or T-shirt under a crop top, like Rowan Blanchard, 5'5".



Lily Collins, 5'5" makes a black slip dress work for day with a leather jacket and flat ankle boots.


Watch model Precious Lee try three surprisingly flattering spring fashion trends for curvy girls.










How to Pull Off Spring’s Trickiest Fashion Trends With Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence

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How to Pull Off Spring’s Trickiest Fashion Trends With Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence
Iskra Lawrence on set with Glamour.

Brit bombshell Iskra Lawrence is all about breaking the rules. The plus-size model is taking the fashion world by storm with her unique beauty and girl power attitude. So when it comes to pulling off tricky spring fashion trends-girl has got it in the bag. Here, Lawrence shows you how to tackle the most challenging looks out there this season from a white ruffled midi dress to a killer jumpsuit. And yes, you’re going to want it all. Watch and learn:










How to Pull Off Spring’s Trickiest Fashion Trends With Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence