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      Style SOS | What to wear with a sequin skirt

      Since we published our first round of Christmas party outfit ideas, featuring that fabulous sequin skirt from River Island we’ve been getting a lot of searches for the same question: what to wear with a sequin skirt? What to wear with a sequin skirt Sequin skirts have been big news this season, and while the sparkly fabric makes them an obvious choice for Christmas parties, they’re not always the easiest items in the world to style. By their very nature, sequin skirts are fairly over-the-top, which means it’s very easy to end up looking like a glitter ball if you’re not careful. Obviously the question of what to wear with a sequin skirt will depend very much on the particular skirt…

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      Christmas Party Outfits | Topshop

      Today we’re continuing our look at Christmas party outfits from some of our favourite high street retailers, so if you’re looking for some party outfit inspiration, read on… Topshop is a GREAT shopping destination for very trendy pieces aimed at the late teens/early twenties set – think sequined shorts, playsuits, that kind of thing. (And no, we’re not saying everyone in that age group likes/wears those particular items, just that that’s the demographic Topshop mainly caters to!). It’s not generally thought of as a source of classic style, but we’ve actually been really impressed by some of this season’s offerings, and didn’t have any trouble tracking down some Christmas party outfits which DON’T include shresses, hotpants or, God forbid, that…

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      Four Quick Christmas Party Outfits | River Island

      So, by this point in the year we’re guessing you’re either one of those people who’s spending every free second obsessing over all-things Christmas – including Christmas party outfits – or you just never want to hear the ‘C’ word ever again. If you’re in the latter camp, well, we sympathise, but unfortunately we can’t help you, because with December just a few days away it’s time to either a) head for the hills or b) prepare to answer the question, “So, have you done your Christmas shopping yet?” at least a dozen times per day. Speaking of Christmas shopping… if you haven’t had time to think about shopping for yourself, let alone for anyone else, over the next couple…

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      Spring Staples: classic, basic looks for the new season

      Although we’ve never been big fans of the idea of of “staple” items (Everyone’s lives and tastes are so different that there really isn’t a “one size fits all”…), we’re nevertheless always fascinated by what’s generally considered to be be “classics”. And with the days gradually starting to get longer and lighter, what better time to take a look at the generally accepted Spring staples? These are just a few of the items which normally appear on lists of wardrobe staples for the coming season: they definitely won’t be staples for everyone, but they are classic, basic items which pop up around this time every year… (P.S. Most of our chosen items came from French Connection, but are the kind…

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      What to wear?

      Of all of the questions The Fashion Police are asked on a daily basis, the most frequent are the ones beginning with the words “What to wear…?” We’ve answered quite a few of these now (some with the help of our readers), so, just in case you’re new around here, here are some of the posts we’ve written in a bid to answer that most important of all questions: what ON EARTH to wear? What to wear to a wedding We’ll probably all attend at least one wedding in our lifetimes (in fact, some summers it might feel like we’re attending at least one wedding every WEEK), but what to wear to a wedding remains one of the biggest sartorial…

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      What to wear to a christening (And what NOT to wear…)

      What to wear to a Christening or baptism is one of the most frequently asked question here at The Fashion Police, so let’s jump right in and talk christening attire… What to Wear to a Christening What to Wear to a christening: the basics Like weddings, christenings are formal events, which means that a certain formality of dress is expected of those in attendance. Unlike weddings, however, the good news is that  there aren’t many strange superstitions or colour-based clothing rules attached to them, so you’re much less likely to offend someone by turning up in the wrong thing. They’re also slightly less “dressy” than weddings, so unless you’re a Godparent, or, well, the baby, you’re probably not going to…

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      Wear or Die: KTZ Edition

      So, we know it’s the week before Christmas, and the very LAST thing you want to do is slip into the ugliest outfit in the Fashion Police jail and hit the town in it. We know that. It’s too bad, though, because this is Wear or Die, and obviously you’re not going to die for the sake of fashion, so we’re afraid you’re going to have to pick one of the two options above to wear. Them’s the breaks. Here’s how it works: 1. You must choose one outfit from the two shown above, to wear in public. 2. The outfit must be worn exactly as it’s shown in the image: no modifications allowed! 3. Death is not an option. Will you…

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      What to Wear With Peep Toe Boots: Style Challenge results

      Is there a way to circumvent the Peep Toe Boots rule, and actually make the shoes that dare not speak their name work? That was the question we posed in last week’s Style Challenge, and now here are your answers! Thanks to everyone who took part in this: your outfits have swayed even us! Now, take a look through the gallery and then vote for your favourite in the poll you’ll find under the jump!

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      Style Challenge: What to Wear With Peep Toe Boots

      It’s Style Challenge! Some of you may remember this game from way back in the day, when it used to be a regular feature, but for those who don’t, it’s simple: we provide you with a hard-to-style item (or sometimes an easy-to-style item, depending on your take on things, and how generous we feel like being), you create an outfit around it, using the wonder that is Polyvore. As we’ve been speaking a lot about peep toe boots recently, we thought we’d make them our first challenge, so we’ve selected a pair of red, Alexander McQueen boots (click  here to buy them), and it’s your job to style an outfit around them. Want to play? Here are the rules… Style…

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      Can you wear white to a wedding?

      Alison writes: Dear Fashion Police, I’ve fallen in love with this white Closet dress, which I’d love to wear to my brother-in-law’s wedding this summer. Is it still considered bad form to wear white to a wedding, though, or is that no longer the case? Thanks! Alison Dear Alison, We love this dress too, but bright, unrelieved white to a wedding? Only if you’re the bride, unfortunately. While many of the wedding-related “rules” have fallen by the wayside these days, the fact remains that if you turn up wearing all-white, no matter what you’re wearing, and how non-bridal it looks, people will still think that either a) you’re the bride, b) you wish you were the bride, or c) you’re trying…

      What to Wear With Senso’s ‘Wilma’ boots – part 4!

      Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the final part of our Style Challenge results, we just got a little bit caught up with other things! Without further ado, then, here are the remaining entries: remember to vote for your favourite in the poll you’ll find at the end of the post. Rebecca’s outfit: Audrey’s outfit: Janers’ outfit: BJC’s outfit: Julia’s outfit: Mari’s outfit: Cookie’s outfit: Daisy’s outfit: Look out for another Style Challenge coming soon, and if there’s something you’d particularly like us to feature as a challenge item, feel free to let us know!

      What to Wear With Senso’s ‘Wilma’ boots, part 1

      The Golden Globes kinda got in the way of our Style Challenge results this week, but fear not, for we have the results ready for your viewing pleasure now. We had a lot of entries to this contest, so we’re going to divide them up into a few sepparate posts to allow you to vote for your favourite. Thanks to everyone who took part! Riali’s outfit: Hot Pink Pounce by Riali featuring a gloss coat

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      Style Challenge: What to wear with Senso’s Wilma boots?

      Is everyone ready for the first Style Challenge of 2011? We’ve decided to ease you in relatively gently with this one: Senso’s ‘Wilma’ boots were hugely popular in fashion blogging circles last year, so if you’re running low on inspiration, you shouldn’t have to look too far to find some. Despite their popularity, however, bright pink animal print isn’t exactly the easiest thing to wear, so we challenge you to use Polyvore to create an outfit using these boots, and post a link to it in our comments section. We’ll publish your outfits next week and let you vote for your favourite. Ready to play? Take a look under the jump first to read the rules, and then off you…

      What to Wear With Bunny Ears: the results!

      Fashion Police Rabbit Challenge by Rudidoodles featuring enamel jewelry Rudi’s outfit Ever wondered how you’d actually go about wearing all of those woodland-animal-themed headresses that have been popping up in all our favourite stores for the past few weeks now? No, to be honest, we haven’t either. We HAVE, however, wondered how all of our readers would wear them, so on Friday afternoon we set you the challenge of creating an outfit based around a pair of bunny ears. What would you do, we wondered? Would you try to tone the ears down with something stylish but simple, or would you decide that if you’re going to be wearing rabbit ears, you may as well go all out with the…

      What to Wear With Clogs: Style Challenge results

      clogs by lola101x featuring Vince tops Lauren’s outfit Love them or hate them, clogs have played a huge role in fashion this season, and it looks like they’re going to be clinging on by the tips of their wooden heels well into next season, too – have you seen the fur-lined versions that are coming out for winter? Clogs aren’t always the easiest things to wear, though, so last week we challenged you to show us what kind of outfit you’d put together to wear with them, assuming you absolutely HAD to wear them. Here’s what you came up with! Thanks to everyone who took part in this challenge: remember to leave us a comment to tell us which outfit…

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      Style Challenge: What to Wear With Clogs?

      If you’re anything like us, you’re probably sick to death by now of hearing about how very “on trend” clogs are right now. We’re not going to tell you that. Instead, we’re simply going to ask you what you’d wear with clogs, if you absolutely HAD to wear them. And to make it interesting, we’re going to turn it into a Style Challenge, and ask you to submit a Polyvore set to show us your outfit. Sound simple? The clogs in question are Jeffrey Campbell’s ‘Charli C’ clogs, which are $124 at Solestruck. You’ll find the rules of the game under the jump: we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Style Challenge: The Rules: 1. Log-in to…

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      Style Challenge: What to Wear With a Denim Corset Top?

      This week’s Style Challenge is a request from Fashion Police reader Moni, who owns a top similar (although not quite the same) as the one shown above, and who wants to know how her fellow readers would style it. Can you help Moni decide how best to wear this top? That’s your Style Challenge, should you choose to accept it! You’ll find the rules of the game under the jump – good luck, and have fun!

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      What to Wear With Cowboy Boots: the result!

      Emily’s outfit So, what DO you wear with cowboy boots? That was the question we posed in our Style Challenge last week, and here are your answers. The outfits submitted feature everything from pretty dresses to casual jeans, and from glamorous evening gowns to classic cowgirl style. We think the answer to the “what to wear with cowboy boots” question, then, is “whatever you want!” If you treat them just like any other pair of boots (which is, after all, what they are), you’re limited only by your imagination. We’ve put all of your sets into one post, which means we couldn’t add a poll, so please feel free to nominate your favourite outfit in the comments section, and let…

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      Style Challenge: What to Wear With Cowboy Boots?

      We’ve had a couple of questions on Formspring recently about what to wear with cowboy boots, and while we’ve given our answer over there, we thought we’d pass the question on to our readers, and turn it into a Style Challenge. What would you wear with cowboy boots (assuming that you absolutely had to wear them)? Your challenge is to head over to Polyvore and put together an outfit using the boots pictured above. Next week, we’ll publish your outfits, and the question will be answered for once and for all! Before you get started, though, take a look under the jump to read the rules of the game:

      What to Wear With a Denim Mini Skirt: the results!

      Lauren’s outfit It’s time to look at the results of our last Style Challenge, and find out the many different ways in which you chose to answer the question, “What would you wear with a denim mini skirt?” We’re taking a slightly different approach to the results this week, and have put them all on the same page, so you can totally immerse yourselves in denim skirts, and tell us which look is your favourite. You’ll find the rest of the entries underneath the jump. Thanks to everyone who took part!

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      Style Challenge: What to Wear With a Denim Skirt?

      It’s been a long time since our last Style Challenge, so we thought we’d ease you back into things with a (fairly) easy one: the denim mini skirt! Denim skirts are one of those items which never really disappear from the stores, or from some people’s wardrobes, but they’re far from universally loved either, and, once you’re past your teens, can be a little tricky to incorporate into an outfit. How would you do it, whether teens, twenties, thirties or above? The skirt above is from Miss Selfridge, and we challenge you to use Polyvore to build an outfit around it, and post the link in the comments section below, as inspiration to us all! You’ll find the rules below…

      How to wear the nautical look, part 3

      It’s the third and final installment of our nautical-themed Style Challenge, so don’t forget to vote for your favourite outfit in the poll you’ll find at the end of this post! Look out for our grand final tomorrow, in which you can help choose the overall winner! 1. Fréderique’s outfit TheFashionPoliceStyleChallenge. by Freejtjuh featuring Ralph Lauren outerwear

      How to Wear the Nautical Look, part 1

      Last week we challenged you to create a nautical style outfit using one of the many, many striped dresses/tops that can be found in the shops at around this time every year. Now it’s time to take a look at the results, so sit back, relax and enjoy Part 1 of our nautical-themed Style Challenge. Remember, you’ll find a poll at the end of the post, to allow you to vote for your favorite outfit! 1. Lauren’s Outfit: The Fashion Police Nautical Challenge by mysterycreature featuring Free People jackets

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      Style Challenge: How to wear the nautical look

      Our last Style Challenge was our toughest yet, so this time around we thought we’d go easy on you and just have some FUN.  Nautical-style stripes tend to come around every Spring/Summer, so we’d hesitate to call them a “trend”, but there are a lot more of them in stores this year than usual, so this should hopefully be a really easy one: the challenge, however,  will be in trying to come up with something different from everyone else! The item we’ve chosen for this challenge is technically a dress, but we reckon it could easily pass as a top, too, so it should give you a bit of extra versatility. (You can buy it here.) You’ll find the rules…