Flashback Friday: The White Tights Trend

What. The. Hell.

This photo of my sister and I was taken sometime in 1987. Judging from my Pac-Man polka-dots and Deanna’s drop-waisted mid-thigh bow dress, I’m guessing this was Easter Sunday. We are both sporting horrendous opaque tights in chalky white. And we’re thinking to ourselves, “Damn! We look good! Let’s go to church!”

Apparently this “whitie tighties” trend became popular somewhere in the mid-to-late 1980s. My online research failed to pinpoint the actual originator of the trend, but I’m pretty sure this look worn by Princess Diana could have started it all. The photo on the right is from a 1986 Harper’s Bazaar spread, when the equally offensive “prairie” look was in full effect. In 1988, the movie Heathers came out and white-out legs were everywhere.

 

   

Recently, I found this photo of my best friend Missy and I in high school at the state drama competition. There I am, rocking those whitie tighties, along with some epic eighties hair. The look must have worked, because we won the drama competition. And I’m proud to say that to this day, Missy is still my BFF. She’s stuck by me through many years of bad fashion choices (and bad boyfriend choices, too.)

James Dean is wondering what’s up with those white tights. And that hair.

Obviously, we all grew out of this trend, thank god. I don’t think I’ve worn a pair of pantyhose since I moved to New York in 2000. Growing up in the south, wearing a dress or skirt without pantyhose was a high-level offense in the same category as not sending out a proper thank-you card. It would drive my poor Mom insane to see my bare legs and she would constantly state that it was not “proper” for a Southern lady to go without pantyhose.

I will admit, however, that as a New Yorker, I wear black opaque tights religiously during the fall and winter months. They’re one of those fashion items I tend to buy in bulk. (I really should own stock in Spanx. I cannot tell you how many pairs of their tight-end tights I own.)

All fashion trends tend to recycle themselves, and I’m certain that whitie tighties will resurface. But I won’t be hopping on that bandwagon again. That’s a trend I can’t win.

Check out my 80s Fashion Board on Pinterest to see more of what inspired my bad fashion choices.

 

 

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NYFW Day 4: Favorites & Highlights

Day 1  | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7

 

MAKE AMERICA NEW YORK! 

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the dynamic duo behind Public School, played the Trump card when they gave the now infamous red “Make America Great Again” trucker cap a makeover. Given the fact that I’ve been a New Yorker for sixteen years now and love the city almost as much as I love the manfriend, I’m all for making America New York. New York is so loving, accepting and encouraging, and I love the fact that designers are using their influence and voices to try and bring acceptance to all people, cultures and ways of life.

And while I’m not a trucker-hat-kinda gal, I would happily sport the red crop Make America New York sweater in a New York minute.

P.S. Way to make a statement.

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Velvet continues to be a MAJOR trend and it showed up on the Tome runway in rich shades of  both rose and yellow gold. I plan on pulling a George Constanza and draping myself in velvet in the fall since its become socially acceptable.  (If you’re not a Seinfeld fan, just Google George Constanza and his obsession with velvet and you’ll totally get it.)

There were also several jackets in the Tome collection that stood out. Black and white with fuzzy sleeves and this gorgeous leather trench that I’m hoping comes in a vegan option, since I always feel guilty about liking real leather. (Even though the manfriend says I should never feel guilty because he’s probably already eaten the cow.) HorizontalSpacerInsert

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This is Jonathan Saunders’ second collection for Diane von Furstenberg, having debuted as the Chief Creative Officer for DVF last Spring. The Diane DNA is very much still flowing through the veins of every piece, but Saunders has brought a new and fresh perspective to an established and familiar aesthetic.

I own several DVF wrap dresses, so I’m always excited to see the new versions in each collection. My favorite look from the Fall 2017 presentation was a simple color-blocked shift dress (although simple isn’t really the right word…it is covered in thousands of sequins.) And although DVF is know for the dress, there were a lot of wearable separates in this collection, including some seriously fun and furry midi-coats in powder blue and bright orange.

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Those are just a few of my favorite looks from Day 4. You can see all my favorites throughout the week by following the Pinterest Board below. And keep checking back to see more!

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NYFW Day 2: My Favorites

Day 1  | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7

Two full days into New York Fashion Week and I’m officially giddy to see that my favorite fashion decade – the 70s – is experiencing a major renaissance. Boho dresses, color-blocked suedes, and crisp satin suits worthy of Bianca Jagger and Studio 54 have already made their way down the Autumn/Winter 2017 runways.

Jeremy Scott can always be counted on for full-on-fun when it comes to his shows, and yesterday was no exception. The designer actually managed to combine several decades into his collection. Sixties pop-art prints and fuzzy coats, Seventies suedes, and Joan Collins-worthy Eighties glam.

Tanya Taylor brought the Boho to Soho with a colorful collection of dresses and must-have denim pieces. (Can I please have that wide-leg crop jean and peasant blouse combo like, right now?)

And given the fact I’m a New Yorker and I always wear black, my favorite collection of the day came from Sachin & Babi. One of my current go-to looks is a peasant-style dress with tall boots (Hello Look #32!) And I’m dreaming of the day I can wear that jeweled neckline, sheer-sleeved perfection. I may even wear the jewel on my forehead too.

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The Devil Wears Prada Outfit Inspiration

If you’re like me, anytime The Devil Wears Prada happens to be on TV, you have to stop whatever you’re doing and sit down and watch it. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve already seen it. And since the E Entertainment Channel airs it a gazillion times a week, most of us could probably quote this movie line-for-line from beginning to end.

Did someone eat an onion bagel?

I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.

I’m a six. Which is the new 14.

For anyone who loves fashion, this movie is our Godfather. Aside from the perfect performances from Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and of course, Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada gave us all a “fly on the wall” peek into the inner workings of a major fashion magazine.

But the reason most of us can’t get enough of this movie is because of THE FASHION. Sex & the City costume designer Patricia Field waved her magic style wand again and gave us some of the most unforgettable outfits in movie history. Ten years later, we still want these looks.

So whether you’re an Emily, a Miranda, or a post-makeover Andy, you’ll find all the outfits you love from the movie here and how to get each look.

To quote the fabulous Stanley Tucci as Nigel, “I think my work is done here.”

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December: A Month’s Worth of Outfits

December is the busiest (and the most festive) month of the year. Between buying presents, decorating, and visiting family and friends, who has time to carefully plan their wardrobe? And what the hell are you supposed to wear to all those holiday parties?

Fret not my little fashion elves. Stylaphile has put together an entire month’s worth of outfit inspiration. From casual jeans for Sunday shopping to the perfect little black dress for New Year’s Eve, think of this as your personal advent style calendar.  Click on the calendar image below to be taken to a page with a breakdown of each individual outfit and how you can get the look.

Here’s to a fabulous and fashionable holiday season!

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What to Wear This Week

Trying to get mentally (and fashionably) prepped for the week ahead?

Wondering “what the hell am I going to wear this week?

Well, Stylaphile’s got you covered with 7 days worth of outfit inspiration. Chances are, you have a version of all these basics somewhere in your closet. Pull them out, add a few accessories, and you’re ready for your most fashionable week ever.

You’re welcome.

MONDAY

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Feeling blue on Monday has never looked better.

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Balenciaga Jacket | JJ Perfection Skirt | River Island Bag | Balmain Shoes

Kate Spade Watch | Miguel Ases Earrings

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TUESDAY

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Let’s spend Tuesday looking through rose-colored lenses.

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J. Crew Dress | Tory Burch Bag | Dolce & Gabbana Shoes | Topshop Watch | H&M Sunglasses

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WEDNESDAY

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Put on your big girl pants. You’re halfway there.

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Largemouth Shirt | RED Valentino Pants | 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag | Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christopher Kane Sunglasses | Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch | Rosantica Yucatan Necklace

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THURSDAY

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Unleash your inner Pink Lady.

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Dolce & Gabbana Sweater | Miss Selfridge Skirt | Yves Saint Laurent Boots | Gucci Bag

Karl Lagerfeld Watch | Vera Wang Earrings | Linda Farrow Sunglasses

 

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FRIDAY

I see you weekend.

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Minkpink Tee | Rag & Bone Leggings | Tart Sequined Blazer | Chloe Bag | Zimmerman Boots

Christopher Kane Sunglasses | Sydney Evan Earrings

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SATURDAY

Wine, dine & shine.

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Tory Burch Sequin Dress | Nina Ricci Clutch | Vince Camuto Earrings | Balmain Pumps

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SUNDAY

If you were a Spice Girl, you’d be Pumpkin Spice.

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Isabel Marant Sweater | CJ by Cookie Johnson Jeans | Sorel Boots | Versace Watch

Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Celine Bag

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Bombs Away! 12 Bomber Jackets Under $100

Not since Kelly McGillis so fashionably rocked that flight jacket in Top Gun has the bomber style gotten so much attention.

Bomber jackets covered the Fall 2016 runways. In satin, leather, embellished with sequins or covered in patches, there’s a bomber out there that’s just perfect for you.

And this style is so easy to wear. Throw it on over a white t-shirt with a pair of jeans and boots or add a satin or sequin version to a little black dress for a night out on the town.

You could even unleash your inner designer and buy a plain jacket and then sew or iron on a selection of patches yourself!

In any case, there’s no reason not to jump on this trend. And here are 12 ways to do it that will cost you less than $100. Just click on the photos for details.

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