If you didn’t get your fill of shopping discounts on Black Friday, it’s your lucky day, because many more deals are just a click away during Cyber Monday. Timing is everything if you want to score killer deals today, so help you navigate through shopping cyber space, we’ve gathered a list of sites worthy of a visit (hint: free international shipping is at your fingertips!). Score deals on everything from tech gadgets to cashmere. Read on for the day’s hottest digital destinations.
Your holiday shopping list may be on the lengthy side, given that you have everyone from your colleagues to your cousins on it! That’s why we shopped the market and picked out our favorite pieces at every price point, from under $25 goodies to $1,500+ wow-worthy presents. Looking for a lipstick trio for your cubicle mate? Check. Want to blow away your baking BFF with a bejeweled stand mixer? Check. Shop our gallery of gifts under $25, and browse our luxe gift guide (even if just for inspiration!), because no matter what you’re budget is, we’ve got you covered.
When it comes to the biggest shopping day of the year, strategizing is key to scoring great deals, sans all that stress. So we gathered all the irresistible bargains from our favorite retailers and designers to help make your shopping marathon a smooth one for Black Friday. With this as your guide, you’ll be in and out of stores and crossing names off your shopping list in no time—and maybe even picking up some goodies for yourself along the way. Read on to map out your holiday shopping mayhem. More
It takes a lot of hard work to make the holidays as exciting as they always are. So, to get you through the next month, we put together ten style schemes and shopping solutions to keep you stress-free. Because we not only want you to enjoy the festivities, but we want it to be smooth sailing every step of the way—from the second you hit the stores (we’ve got you covered whether you choose to shop brick-and-mortar style or take a brick-and-click approach) all the way down to getting ready for a holiday party.
Scroll through the gallery where you’ll find tips on how to steer clear of marathon shopping sessions, beauty tricks for when you’re in a hurry, the low-cal snack that will lift your spirits, and more!
Zippers have long been type-cast as a serviceable element, but now more than ever they are an in-demand, decorative detail—and they’re not afraid to show some teeth. The closure took center stage on fall’s offerings, showing up on everything from cozy pullovers and leather minis, to zipper teeth-trimmed accessories. Perhaps we can blame it on the impact made at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring 2013 costume exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture, where zipper-laden jackets and hardware-heavy separates were on display, or, we can point to Hedi Slimane’s second women’s collection for Saint Laurent (right), which was filled with zippers galore, grunge-style leather, muted flannels, and floral babydolls. If punk isn’t up your alley, take a cue from Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu collection (left) and add colorful extras in classic patterns, like stripes and polka dots. We gathered 18 pieces to suit your zipper taste—all of which will leave you clear of wide-eyed, heart-dropping panic when someone whispers “XYZ.”
The Hunger Games’ Costume Designer Trish Summerville Dishes on Dressing the Cast and Shares A Secret About J.Law’s Fall at The OscarsNov 20, 2013 @ 2:47 pm
It’s rare to find fresh-off-the-runway fashion in action-packed films, but, thanks to Trish Summerville, The Hunger Games series plays equally with action and Alexander McQueen. Summerville, who was awarded Costume Designer of the Year at the 2013 Style Awards, has been creating iconic pop culture looks for quite some time, including Christina Aguilera’s leather chaps getup in her Dirty video and Rooney Mara’s eerie-chic style in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The costume designer even told us she crafted the prominent biker jacket Mara rocks throughout the film. Summerville dished to InStyle on how she prepares to costume a blockbuster hit and how Elizabeth Banks morphs into character (above in a red-ruffled McQueen frock). Plus, she shared a tiny little secret on the graceful fall Jennifer Lawrence took in Dior Haute Couture on her way up to the Oscars stage last February.
After reflecting on the Fall 2013 collections, we quickly realized that designers filled the runways with high-shine, futuristic opulence. And while warm golds, rich bronzes, and shiny silvers are the obvious metallics, luminous blues and polished pinks also radiated down the catwalk. Shop the gallery below, where you’ll find untarnished ankle-grazing booties, glitzy frocks, and casual pullovers sprinkled with shimmer.
Uniqlo, Zara, H&M, ASOS, Target, Joe Fresh, Kohl’s, Topshop — these are just a few of our favorite fast fashion (and affordable!) stores. It’s not just the enticing merch that does it for us: each place offers irresistible perks, whether it be endless designer collaborations, free personal shopping experiences, or a constantly updated new arrivals page. So, we combed through all of our favorite retailer’s fall offerings and picked out the hottest stock for a one-stop shopping experience. The best part? Every piece ranges from $20-$200, from the finest classics (think structured blazers and boots), to leading on-trend pieces like leather pants (yes, under $200!), and the best seasonal accessories, including calf-hair clutches and to-the-elbow-gloves. With this as your guide, you’ll be in and out of the stores or checking out your virtual shopping cart in no time—giving fast-fashion a whole new meaning. Read on for shopping tips straight from our editors and insider secrets (like when the sales hit) on each of our favorites.