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      10 New Year Style Resolutions for a Stylish 2014

      OK: hands up if you made some style-related New Year’s resolutions this year? Now put your other hand up if those resolutions were something along the lines of, “clear out the closet” or “invest in quality pieces, rather than buying vast quantities of fast fashion”. How many of you currently have both…

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      Five US fashion brands we’d love to see in the UK

      What do J. Crew, Banana Republic and Forever 21 all have in common (other than the fact that they all sell clothes, obviously)? They’re all US-based brands… which operate UK-based websites, allowing those of us here in dear old Blighty to shop from them without paying extortionate shipping and customs…

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      Fashion words and phrases we love to hate

      Many long years ago (well, in 2009. Which is long enough to count as “vintage”, according to some eBay sellers we could mention…), we wrote a post on the five fashion phrases we hated at the time. Looking back on that post now, all we can think is, “Why did…

      Signature style or follower of fashion?

      Op-Ed: In praise of the signature style

      Would you rather have a signature style or an ever-changing look? I’ve always admired people who have a uniform. I’m not talking about soldiers, or nurses, or any of the hundreds of other professionals who have ACTUAL uniforms, here (Although I admire those people for other reasons): I’m talking about…

      Why dressing up is not a crime of fashion

      Why Dressing Up Is Not a Crime of Fashion

      [Image: Next]  “Ooh, what are you all dressed up for?” “Got a job interview or something?” “Lookit you, all fancy!” If you’re  even remotely interested in fashion, then chances are you like to have a little bit of fun with your outfits, and wear something other than the standard-issued jeans or…

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      In Praise of Jeggings. No, really.

      (L-R: Citizens of Humanity, Goldsign) OK, we’re just going to come out and say this, even although we know it’ll probably be controversial: We don’t hate jeggings. OK, sure, when they first came out, we made fun of the name, we admit it. And we did have our concerns that…

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      Modelling is Hard: Zombie Edition

      Before you ask, we’re not talking issue with what this model is wearing, which is pretty inofensive: we’re just concerned for her. The vacant stare, the slumped-over posture: this model is a zombie, isn’t she? Someone has zombified her! Jeez Louise, modelling really IS hard, isn’t it? Seriously, though: why…

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      Guest Post: The Right Way to Wear Leggings

      Sara Bimmel writes… We’re on the cusp of spring (FINALLY!), and that means leggings and tights will soon start to crop up everywhere. I know they’re fair-weather winter wear, too, but spring is the season when they’ll actually feel comfortable and won’t result in goosebumps all over your legs. I…

      Guest Post: Dress You Up in My (‘80s) Love

      This guest post was written by Karen Buscemi. Karen writes…  With the prominence of the ‘80s resurgence on the fall runways, I’m thankful I had the good sense to save one key piece from that decade which will be relevant come September: my fingerless Madonna gloves, purchased specifically to wear…

      Guest Post: Fashionable Dating

      This guest post was written by Emma Jane, who writes… "As the great Coco Chanel once said ‘I don’t do fashion. I am fashion’ This little quote got me thinking about the world of fashion, and how it relates to me personally. I think that a person’s sense of style,…

      A short rant about online shopping…

      By Chief of Police, Amber… I love online shopping. Love it. I love it because … well, because I’m lazy, basically, and when you’re as lazy as I am, what’s not to love about having new clothes and shoes delivered right to your door, all on the click of a…

      The Fashion Police give thanks…

      Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Now, we know many of our US readers will be too busy enjoying the holiday to be fretting over crimes of fashion, but for those of you who’ve found the time to check in with The Fashion Police, we thought we’d give some thanks of our own….

      Fashion Crimes of Winter – a list

      When it comes to fashion seasons, we’re inclined to think summer is the worst for flushing out the fashion criminals. Too-short shorts, underwear-as-outerwear, Crocs – they all seem to be more prevalent than usual during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean winter is a fashion crime-free zone. Far from…

      Guest Post: I Refuse to Wear Skinny Jeans

      Danielle writes… I hate skinny jeans with an unreasonable passion. When they first came out, I thought to myself, “There is absolutely no way that you will get me into a pair of those. I am having trouble breathing just looking at those pants.” I am a curvy girl. I’ve…

      Guest Post: In praise of Karl Lagerfeld

      Andy Wass writes… Like any young professional, I constantly think about my resume – How long was that internship? Did I forget a recommendation? I’m pretty satisfied with my experience and look forward to a future of opportunity. Then I think about Karl Lagerfeld. Not only has he established himself…

      Fashion Gripes: Stock issues at Miss Selfridge

      Miss Selfridge? We need to talk. Remember this dress? It appeared on your website back in March, and we liked it so much we made it a Dress of the Day. But the stock, it was low, and the dress, it sold out, so we never did get our sticky…

      Fashion Confessions…

      So, we all have them, don’t we? Those dirty, dark little fashion-related secrets that we hope no one will ever find out about because if they do, we’re in a helluva lot of trouble with The Fashion Police. Well, relax. We have those secrets too. And because it’s almost Easter…

      Fashion Gripes: The case of the missing dresses

      Question: Why does Topshop’s homepage always seem to feature dresses and other items which never make an appearance in the shop? Look at this gorgeous creation, for instance: it’s right there on the homepage today but when we clicked excitedly onto the "new in" section, hot on the scent of…