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What to Wear With Leggings

Remember when leggings came back into fashion? What are we saying: of course you don’t – you were probably still being dressed by your mother back then. If you do remember the fashion trends of the early 00s, though, you’ll probably recall that when leggings made their big comeback, most people were completely horrified by them. They remembered the leggings of the 80s, you see – the lurid colours and the camel toes, and the way leggings instantly became the uniform of everyone, everywhere – often to quite horrifying effect. They wouldn’t stick around, we predicted, but we wrong: leggings are still here, they’re probably not going anywhere in a hurry, and they’re STILL being worn in ways that aren’t…

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…

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…

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…

spring staples

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…

How to wear stripes

How to wear stripes… whatever your figure

Want to wear stripes? Worried they’ll make you look wider than you are, or otherwise accentuate things you’d rather keep hidden? Been told a million times that stripes are only for the slender? Don’t listen to the naysayers: there are lots of ways to wear stripes, whatever your shape – let The Fashion Police show you how…

What to wear to a christening

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…

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…

Choice of two ugly outfits

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…

What to wear with peep toe boots

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!

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…

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 3

It’s time to slip on those bright pink animal print boots, folks: or to pretend to, anyway. Here’s Part 3 of our Style Challenge – remember to vote for your favourite under the jump! T’s outfit: Test by Vera_P featuring a snake skin handbag

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

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…