Outerwear

5 Amazing Sales to Shop This Weekend

Dec/06/2013 at 04:01 PM ET

It’s getting cold from coast to coast. Don’t want to bundle up and go outside? Then you’ll be thrilled to see the sales at some of your favorite stores. We picked our faves, below. Happy shopping!

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What We're Buying: Mad for Plaid, Black Friday Bargains and More!

Dec/03/2013 at 02:04 PM ET

We definitely took advantage of Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, and “Oh what the heck” Sunday, and … ) — we scored some seriously great deals that we want to share with you. Read on to check out the great bargains we found, as well as the one splurgeworthy item beloved by style blogger (and as of this week, TV star!) Courtney Kerr.
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It's Pretty Cold. Let's Talk Awesome Celebrity Coats.

Nov/26/2013 at 11:23 AM ET

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Some of our favorite hobbies here in the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices include: Mini cupcake consumption. Taking goofy pictures of ourselves in shapewear. And playing “spot the amazing celebrity coat.” You can find Round 1 here, but now that a whole week has passed, there are at least five more coats that are worth discussing — just in time for Black Friday sales. If you share our interest in chic outerwear, check out our latest faves above, and let us know what’s making you wish for snow in the comments below.
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A Pencil Skirt So Amazing, We Almost Kept It a Secret

Oct/07/2013 at 06:00 AM ET

When a PeopleStyleWatch.com editor first tried on this faux leather design, she dubbed it the “shapewear of pencil skirts.” Because, in addition to looking chic and being super-versatile (it’s office-friendly and date-ready), the skirt has this shapewear-esque way of holding everything in and making anyone who wears it look slimmer and smoother. The fact that the skirt’s affordable just makes the decision to get one even more of a no-brainer.

There are two benefits to the skirt (which you can order here) being faux leather. 1. It’s $88, which is oh, you know, a few hundred less than many real leather pencil skirts out there. (And it’s under $75 if you’re a first-time Joyus shopper. Enter STYLE15 at checkout to get the discount.) 2. It’s way more breathable than real leather, while still having a second-skin, magical sucking-in, look-so-much-slimmer-once-it’s on effect.

(Psst, no one has to know you’re wearing fake leather. Pause at the 0:12 minute mark in the video above. Pretty damn real looking, right?)

We’re wearing ours with everything from basic white tees and statement necklaces to button-downs and pumps. And of course, when we really want to dial up the edge, we throw on the pencil skirt with the coordinating jacket, which is also surprisingly affordable.

And if leathah-on-leathah isn’t your thing, wear the zip-up bomber over a sweater in a girlie shade, plus skinny jeans. The contrast of rock ‘n’ roll and feminine makes for a great look.

Happy shopping and be sure to let us know what you think of the pieces!

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What We're Buying: Surprisingly Versatile Spikes and Sun-Protective Swimwear

May/14/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

What are we buying this week? We’re glad you asked. Below, we rounded up a few of the things we found so irresistible, we had to have them. And then talk about them at length.

And we’ll happily return the favor. If you Tweet (@StyleWatchMag) or Instagram (@peoplestylewatchmag) a picture of the item and include #PSWshops, we’ll can showcase our favorites. And make sure to share shots of yourself wearing the item here; you might just see the latest addition to your closet on the site!
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Red Carpet Trend Report: Sassy Shoes, Funky Pants and Returning Coats to the Closet

Apr/19/2013 at 05:58 PM ET

Selena Gomez leather pantsImeh Akpanudosen/Getty; LuMarPhoto/AFF-USA; Venture

In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we noticed that stars were really into bold prints and patterns — but leaving their heavy winter wear behind.

Up: Funky shoes. No silly-putty pumps or boring black heels for many stars this week. In fact, both AnnaSophia Robb and Katy Perry wore head-turning flats from Aldo, while we saw sexy studded heels on Olivia Wilde and colorful striped sandals on Olivia Palermo. We’re now fighting the urge to do a total shoe closet overhaul.

Up: Bold Pants Outfits. Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hailee Steinfeld and even Jennifer Aniston all ditched pretty dresses for something much more striking and statement-making: the dramatic pantsuit. Strong shoulders, graphic prints and structured tailoring made these looks totally traffic-stopping.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more star style here!

Down: Heavy, Dark Looks. Don’t get us wrong: We like all the components of Sarah Jessica Parker’s look individually. But at a time when hemlines are getting higher, tights are getting stashed and coats are headed to the dry-cleaners before going into storage, this whole outfit together feels a little drab. Nothing wrong with a coat worn as a dress (as Princess Kate knows well): It just needs a slimmer silhouette and a more spring-friendly fabric.

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on clear clutches and mixing brights.

–Alex Apatoff

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on each star’s best angle in “Style 360!”

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What We're Buying Now: The Perfect Leather Jacket, A Long-Desired Coffee Table and More!

Mar/26/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

It’s no big secret that PeopleStyleWatch.com editors love to shop. This week, we’re showing off the latest things we picked up that were just too good to keep them to ourselves.

And we want to return the favor. If you Tweet (@StyleWatchMag) or Instagram (@peoplestylewatchmag) a picture of the item and include #PSWshops, we’ll can showcase our favorites. And make sure to share shots of yourself wearing the item here; you might just see the latest addition to your closet on the site!
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