Even in a post-Miranda Priestly cerulean speech world, fashion jobs can be seen as something un-serious. Stylist Dana Asher Levine anticipates this, and in a written interview with Lifehacker she deftly explains the psychology of style, how her work helps clients like Shonda Rhimes inhabit their best selves, and the specialised processes that go into updating the wardrobes of a dozen clients in a day.
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Pretentious-but-earns-it men’s site GQ has found the correct length for men’s shorts. The length depends on two factors: Your objective height, and how good you feel about your thighs. GQ has a simple chart for converting these two measurements into your ideal shorts length. You’ll have to click through to see it, because we’re too nice to steal it.
Oh, the highs and lows of pregnancy. As you watch your belly expand (so miraculous!), you simultaneously notice the number of wearable items in your closet dwindle (so frustrating!). But you don’t have to be stuck wearing your partner’s saggiest pair of trackies for the next nine months. Here are our best tips and tricks for dressing comfortably — and even stylishly — as you grow a person.
An extensive, important study has confirmed something women have known — and have been shouting about — for some time: the pockets on our jeans are bullshit. Though concrete, empirical data doesn't change the reality of the sexist pocket gap that exists in fashion today, we have to start somewhere and I can't help but feel slightly vindicated.
Far from being superficial, a concern with one's external appearance is deeply ingrained within our nature as humans. After all, a potential mate's attractiveness ranks as one of the top traits of interest to the opposite sex. In addition, research suggests that more attractive individuals might actually earn more in the long term.
I got my nails done a few weeks ago, and it felt great, but I highly recommend trying Wanna Nails (iOS, Android) before you head into the salon so you aren't fumbling around with colour choices. And if you're more a DIY person for nail maintenance, you can avoid purchasing a colour you end up hating. Let the powers of augmented reality help you preview different colours on your nails with the tap of a finger.
This year Dr Joyce F. Brown celebrates her 20th year as president of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, the SUNY arts and business school whose high-profile alumni include Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Joel Schumacher, Frankie Knuckles, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors. Before becoming the first woman and the first African-American to serve as president of FIT, she was vice chancellor of the City University of New York, New York City deputy mayor for public and community affairs, and a professor of clinical psychology.
We talked to Dr Brown about how she got here, how she works, and how to make decisions in an academic environment.
There's a lot of pressure to stand out on a first date, and that stress inevitably carries over to your wardrobe choices. But there's no need to have a silly outfit changing montage before you head out to meet someone for the first time. Comfortable, casual staples like a good pair of jeans are all you need.
Who says men can't use makeup and other beauty products marketed toward women? With the help of some nice people at a local makeup store (and my girlfriend), I found some items that even the manliest of men can use discreetly and comfortably. Trust me, the only thing people will notice is how good you look.
Even if your workplace has a relaxed dress code, there are probably a ton of unspoken rules that you're supposed to be following. Dressing appropriately for the job is more important than you realise - especially if you work in a large organisation where first impressions count. This infographic explains how to look your best in a variety of business environments; from 'baseline casual' to boardroom attire.
Whether you're doing the office dishes, engaging in impromptu football or just unwinding at the bar, it is often necessary to roll up the sleeves of your dress shirt. Unfortunately, most of us are rubbish at it: either the shirtsleeves are a bulky mess or they constantly fall down your arms. (Sometimes both.) This infographic demonstrates how savvy businessmen do it.
Melbourne Cup 2017 is almost upon us. Some people will be planning to watch live at Flemington Racecourse. Others will be crowding around their office TV. Either way, it's a perfect excuse to buy some fancy new threads for the occasion. We asked our colleagues at ShopStyle to share their personal race day fashion picks for guys 'n' gals. Here are their recommendations!