Fashion month may be officially over, but in the words of Miley, we can’t stop and we won’t stop filtering through all the Spring 2014 runway trends, and trying to figure out how to make them work in the real world right now! Because even though we’d like to wear the Rodarte look straight off the runway (we’re betting Miss Cyrus will be wearing a look of theirs any day now) it’s not exactly real world-friendly. Snap! Check how we flip it and let us know in the comments how you would rock this getup!
Even though New York Fashion Week is just about over (heavy sigh), we’re already feeling antsy to adopt a few Spring 2014 trends into our fall outfit queue. Case in point: the pajamas from the Alexander Wang catwalk. Until we can rock these serious head-to-toe PJs on a daily basis without frowns from the general public (hashtag annoying), we’ll be taking the classic menswear-inspired button down and making it practical for the real world. Come hit the snooze button with us!
Any early Spring 2014 runway trends you want to see us flip? Share your faves in the comments below and we might feature your picks!
Can’t afford an off-the-rack Burberry bag or a checked runway trench coat? Most people (including us) can’t, but that doesn’t mean that owning a piece from one of your favorite heritage designers will never be in the stars. Consignment stores, vintage shops, and discount sites are ways to make a Burberry purchase happen…but among all the authentic merchandise, you have some fakes masquerading as real deals. Where’s a Veritaserum when you need one?
It turns out that you don’t need a psychic to figure out if that check is checked out. Watch Graham Wetzberger, senior director of authentication and brand compliance from TheRealReal, on how to make sure your Burberry is legit.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
If you’re a shopper with a point of view, we probably don’t have to remind you of all those times you’ve walked into a store, found a stunning piece, and wished that it was just slightly different. Whether it was the fabric, the color, or material that you didn’t jive with, wishing that you were part of the design process, if only to say, “Wouldn’t it be so much better in black…” or “Are you sure that bow’s really necessary?” is a common frustration.
Luckily, new website Stylyt has a work-around. Launched this month, Stylyt lets you take a designer’s pre-existing design, fuss with the colors and fabrics, and submit your version for a vote. The winning version will be exclusively sold on the site. So far, such prominent brands (and R29 faves) like Timo Weiland, Lovers+Friends, and Hayden-Harnett have offered up patterns, which is a good sign for who might show up in upcoming months. Click on over to Stylyt.com to register and scope out the site! Afterward, make sure you leave your thoughts in the comments — is this something you’d use on the regular?
There are dozens of signs that herald the arrival of spring — floral prints, cute flats, breezy dresses — but none so omnipresent as the thousands of runners, from novices to lifers, who take to the streets once the weather warms up. Coupled with the dozens of 5Ks, 10-milers, and half- and full marathons that happen this time of year, the allure of challenging yourself to complete a race is hard to resist.
But, before you lace up your sneakers and hit the road, there are some things the novice runner should know — and there’s no better way to teach than by example, right? In that spirit, I — your humble D.C. editor and basically the least athletic person around — signed on three months ago to run the Nike Women Half Marathon. Along the way, I’ve gotten some expert advice from local and national running professionals, struggled through an injury, and logged more than 100 miles, in the hopes of completing my first-ever race on Sunday, April 28, alongside 15,000 other runners. Read on for the ultimate real-girl crash course for finishing your first race.