When it comes to fall fashion, you can never go wrong with menswear-inspired style. A perennial classic, the look can be sophisticated, sleek, sexy or tough, depending on how you interpret it. Choose women's clothes with masculine details and textures, or throw on some real dude duds — who doesn't look good in their man's shirt?
Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall in the Midwest can make your closet a hot mess as you sort through it all. To make the process a bit more organized, start with some of season's best trends: colored jeans, floral dresses, lace tops and pencil skirts. Then creatively layer a few extra pieces to go effortlessly from late summer to early fall in style.
Looking like a million bucks doesn’t have to cost a lot. Kansas City has an array of resale and consignment shops that are more like upscale, chic boutiques than bland, stockroom thrift stores.
World War II and its fabric rations wreaked havoc on female style. Post-war time had women desiring new clothes with a more feminine shape and the title of best dressed housewife. Cinched waists and hourglass figures were as hot in the '50s as they are now. (Sixty years of fashion, and sex appeal is still the desired effect.)
This swim season offers a range of looks to suit any style, from vintage and glamorous to sexy and animalistic, from fun and colorful to cool and edgy. You can find new inspiration to update your summer style with bold colors, patterns or cuts, or keep it clean and classic, whether you choose a bikini, one-piece or something in between.
With lakes for lounging, patios for sipping and backyard barbecues for socializing, Kansas City women need fashion-forward items with a bit of practicality. Inspired by the pastels on Ralph Lauren's spring 2012 runway, these looks — modeled by three local celebrity moms — present pastel with a punch.
Fashion comes and goes, but helping thy neighbor is always in good style. The general consensus is that spending your dollars at locally owned, independent businesses results in at least twice as much money being put back into your local economy than shopping at national chains or "big box" retailers.
Vibrant fashions always seem to put us in a spring state of mind, even if the trees are still bare and brown outside. March is the time to change our closets from dark tones to bright colors and lightweight fabrics to welcome the warm sunshine.
Each year designers create new concepts and it’s amazing how the classic white dress can be remade into something new and fresh.
The plain white button-down shirt and the little black dress. Two classic wardrobe staples that everyone has but may not know how to style and accessorize. Sure, you can tuck that shirt into a pair of khakis or throw on some heels to match that dress, but why not try to make them a little less boring?
Looks to take you from office party to New Year's Eve countdown
Truly great dresses and accessories never go out of style. This season, fill your closet with timeless dresses and vintage accessories that only get better with age.
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