Easy Outfit Upgrade: Tie Your Shirt

By Linley Taber on
(Source: FameFlynet Pictures, Jerod Harris/Getty Images North America, weekend weather report is in, folks, and the temps, they are a-risin'. It's officially time to break out the Birkenstocks (and the rosé, while you're at it) and put your cool-weather gear into off-season hibernation. But wait! Leave those long-sleeved button-ups just where they are. With a quick little tie at the waist, those babies are suddenly summer-perfect.The look couldn't be easier, both in...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Roll Up Your Sleeves

By Bethany Cantor on
(Source: FameFlynet Pictures,, Gvk, shirts and slouchy tees have become wardrobe staples over the years but just because a piece is permanently established in your style lexicon doesn't mean it has to get stale. In this case, all you have to do is roll up your sleeves and werk (we had to say it).Long sleeves on a button-down blouse are a little too office-appropriate when left buttoned at the wrist. A messy—never perfectly tucked under—roll...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Shirt to Your Skirt

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America, Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe, Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe, Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)You're staring into your closet 15 minutes before you have to bolt for a meeting/date/interview/night on the town with the girls. Nothing looks like it'll work, until you think to yourself, "What would Lupita do?"Who is more inspiring than the ultra-talented and ridiculously fashionable actress Lupita Nyong'o? In recent months, she, like...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Straw Hat

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: Bauergriffin.Com, is just around the corner and with it will come abbreviated hemlines, loose silhouettes and the excuse to wear very little clothing at all. With all that negative sartorial space, it's the perfect time to accessorize. This year, we'll be taking a cue from actress Jessica Alba and topping off our easy outfits with a wide-brim fedora. Besides looking absolutely adorable, a straw hat can protect the delicate skin on your face from the summer...Read Full Story

Easy Oufit Upgrade: Cuff Your Jeans

By Francesca Holland on
(Source:, FameFlynet Pictures, Jj/Bauer Griffin) Want to make one little change to transform your entire look? Fold the hems of your denim. Nothing's easier than throwing on a pair of jeans in the morning. If you're like mother, actress, and style star Jessica Alba, you might pair a roomy set with cap-toe heels, a punchy blazer and a statement bag or two. Left alone, her jeans would have blended into the outfit, but when cuffed, her legs appear longer and you start to...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: The Half Tuck

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America, FameFlynet Pictures)You're preppy enough to wear an oxford, but not so buttoned-up that you actually tuck it in. Not all the way, at least. Sometimes, what makes a look is that little touch of personality. Maybe it's an heirloom, a signature scarf, or the way you roll your jeans. Maybe it's as simple as a half-tucked shirt. We love how designer Stella McCartney, harbinger of cool, tucked half of her perfect black oxford into alabaster silk...Read Full Story

Easy Oufit Upgrade: Tie a Plaid Shirt Around Your Waist

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: Bauer Griffin, Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America, FameFlynet Pictures)It's raining, you're at a Hollywood event, running errands, headed home from the gym: whatever the setting, a plaid shirt will do. Songstress Rita Ora made a fashionable exit from a London club with an oversize plaid shirt tied around her waist. Her mix of denim, leather, and tomboyish tartan hit just the right note. It-girl Hailee Steinfeld attended a Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party in what would otherwise...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Tie On a Little Scarf

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America, Brian Ach/Getty Images North America, Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America)What don't the French do perfectly? Their baguettes put all other breads to shame, their museums are works of art in themselves, and their inimitable style is a national treasure. So whenever we find ourselves in a wardrobe conundrum, we simply ask, "What would the French do?"Leandra Medine, aka The Man Repeller, is well known for her ahead-of-the-curve style...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Pair a T-shirt with a Full Skirt

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: Mike Windle/Getty Images North America, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America, Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America) Sometimes the simplest things are best: Butter on toast, that song from 1964, a little tee with a bold full skirt. You don't need much when the elements at play are perfect on their own. Call it a backlash, but after all that peacocking over the past few years, fashion seems to have calmed down this year. Above, actresses Rashida Jones, Garcelle Beauvais...Read Full Story

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Go Monochrome

By Francesca Holland on
(Sources:, FameFlynet Pictures, Pierre Suu/Getty Images Europe, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe)After numerous seasons of clashing-pattern trends, loud neon and op-art floral prints, a certain sect of fashion is keeping things decidedly simple. They're slipping into outfits of a single color, playing with subtle sheens and making the most of shape and proportion. Actress Zoe Saldana embraced the look with a silver Antonio Berardi pantsuit. She paired the printed...Read Full Story