Meet Fleur DeForce, POPSUGAR Girls' Guide's new fashion series host! Some of you may know Fleur from her beauty and fashion videos on her own channel. Now, we're super excited to be bringing her style inspiration to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide! On this episode, she is making a list and checking it twice — with this ultimate festive gift guide for girls! Which gift ideas are your favourite? Do you have any gift ideas you'd like to share?
We all have them: water stains, scuff marks, tarnished suede — in a nutshell, we're all plagued by boots that no longer look like they did when we bought them. Luckily, we're showing you three easy ways to get your shoes up to snuff, no matter what they're suffering from. Watch now to find out how to clean them at home and save a trip to the cobbler (as well as some cash)!
You don't have to own their labels to know their names (but wouldn't it be nice if we could all have a little Alexander Wang for Balenciaga in our closets?!). These designers were on the tip of our tongues this year for all the right reasons. Whether it was a grand entrance, big exit, or even bigger collaboration, these six are so chic that choosing just one is a nearly impossible task. That's where you come in! Read on, and vote in our poll by 16 Dec to pick the year's top designer!
Everyone has that friend (or sister, or girlfriend) who knows how to work laid-back, contemporary style without lifting a finger. She's the girl who looks like a constant street style photo, always aware of the latest trends, and able to wear them in an effortless, pared-back manner. Maybe she's you? Finding the perfect present for her can be daunting, but we've got the secrets. Keep it simple, look for modern labels and cult designers with their finger on the fashion pulse, and you'll impress even the most hard-to-please fashion fan. Click through for our favourite contemporary finds for the festive season.
If you've tried all the strapless, strappy, or cleavage-baring dresses going and you're yearning for something new, a backless style offers a whole different approach to sexy for party season. The big reveal when you turn around gives these dresses appeal at all angles, and the newer crop of cutout and tie-back dresses mean even those with larger busts can get the look (whilst still being able to wear a bra). From slinky designer slip dresses to retro-inspired jacquard styles, we've picked some of the best backless styles for your next big night out.
Over-the-knee or thigh-high boots have come a long way since Pretty Woman. They're now a style staple in Winter, but knowing how to choose the perfect pair — and how to wear them for both day and night — can be tricky. Take your cue from celebrity boot fans like Kim Kardashian, Rachel Zoe, and Jenna Dewan, who team then with skinny jeans, thick tights, and longer hemlines that skim the top of the boots, so the look is less peekaboo and more covered up. The good news is that every taste is catered for this season with with no shortage of flat leather styles, soft slouchy suedes, sexy stiletto heels, and comfy wedges at all price points. Take a look at our favourites by clicking through now.
Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon made a hard case for subtle texture at the 23rd annual Beat the Odds Awards last night. Both in knee-length cocktail dresses and black heels, Jennifer imbued her look with print thanks to a white lace bodice, while Reese's Michael Kors number revealed its cobalt and black print under the lights of the photographers' flashes. Whose take on print and texture did you think was stronger?
Who said December has to be all about gifts? When you're spending all that time finding the perfect presents for your loved ones, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself, too. From party dresses to Winter warmers, my December fashion must haves will keep you looking fabulously festive all month long!
Attendees of last night's Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards gave us a lesson in how to work the pink carpet, showcasing a huge range of looks that varied from glamorous gowns to quirky shorts suits. Nicola Roberts showed off a new polished, grown-up look, while Fearne Cotton stuck to her favourite vintage-inspired evening look in a delicate lace dress. Nicole Scherzinger was as sexy as ever in a black ensemble, while Ellie Goulding opted for monochrome. Click through to see all the stylish attendees.
Pack away your emerald accessories, ladies. That jewel tone is so 2013. The It colour for 2014? According to the hue professionals over at Pantone, it's a lovely shade of purple known as Radiant Orchid.
But if your wardrobe isn't filled with lilacs and lavenders, fear not. Pantone also just released its official Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2014, complete with Dazzling Blues and Celosia Oranges. And if you're still unsure how to factor, say, a coral called Cayenne into your next outfit, New York's best designers have offered up sketches, their inspirations, and — not to complicate things — their own signature colour.
The Duchess of Cambridge always looks fabulous, but when she hit the London red carpet for a royal film premiere last night, she was at her most glamorous.
Looking more Hollywood than Buckingham, Kate wowed in a slim Roland Mouret gown. While the dress on its own was stunning, it is, most notably, the same dress we saw Kate wearing in London last year. Rather than silver sandals, she paired it this time with sleek black stilettos. Of course, much like her last public appearance, the most noteworthy accessory had plenty of sparkle — she is a royal, after all! Read on to see the dress's details and to look back at its first appearance!
Another day at the Marrakech Film Festival, another Dior look by attendee Marion Cotillard. But while her past looks have been polished couture cocktail dresses and spotted silk gowns, her most recent look is decidedly more relaxed . . . and decidedly, well, more. This striped Dior Haute Couture ensemble is composed of two dresses layered on top of each other — but do you think that the look succeeds in creating a polished yet casual red carpet outfit for Marion? Or are the stripes too much? You decide, right here.
Are you planning your festive party look already? Flapper dresses offer the ultimate in timeless, vintage-inspired glamour, and the drop-waist, slouchy silhouette works for a huge variety of body shapes and is the perfect antithesis to all the body-con and skater shapes currently filling the rails. To help you find the perfect flapper dress for your next evening out, we've picked loads of our favourites from the UK high street and beyond, offering up a huge variety of styles, shapes, and colours to suit a wide range of budgets. Whether you go for a flirty red fringed number or a full-on gilded gown, we've got the flapper frock for you. Now you just need to find time to practice your Charleston.
One look at their busy schedules, and you'll see that the style set (and their wardrobes) can definitely multitask! To ensure they're jetting from the office to dinners and parties in the most fabulous of fashion, tastemakers like Rebecca Minkoff, Rachel Zoe, and Rachel Roy have a few easy tricks up their sleeves (and we're not just talking about a change of shoes!). Find out how to make your look work for you around the clock . . . all season long.
What we wouldn't give to get dressed in Lea Michele's closet! When deciding what to wear to L'Oréal Paris's Women of Worth event last night, the star chose a dress from one of the most opulent collections of the season. The star stepped onto the red carpet in an embellished lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana — whose Autumn collection became an instant hit due to its highly decorated wares and bejewelled headpieces. What better way to make a regal, dramatic, and above all, stylish statement on the red carpet?
Have a little downtime? Then why not make some personalised gifts for the people on your festive shopping list! We've rounded up a few of our DIYs that will make great gifts to give and receive. Click through, and unleash your crafty side!
If you're heading to a wedding this season, we have the dress for you. We've saved you time by sorting through all the season's party dresses to find a whole host of pretty dresses that are appropriate for a church service or formal ceremony but will also work in a more informal, modern setting. Whether you're after a statement-making designer frock, a high street bargain, or something softer and more feminine, we have the dress for you. Click through and prepare to be the best-dressed guest this Winter.
Making a major entrance in a caped velvet Naeem Khan gown, the Goodwill Ambassador's gold ornamentation and deep burgundy tone definitely put us in the spirit. Later, the singer took the stage and gave us a chill in Michael Kors's silver embroidered gown and icy Lorraine Schwartz jewels. The looks, while very different, had us thinking forward to our festive party looks and feeling very inspired. 'Tis definitely the season, Katy!
This month is traditionally all about party dresses, Winter coats, Christmas jumpers, and wrapping up warm, but the fact it's December didn't get in the way of two of our favourite stars showing off memorable candy-coloured looks. Amanda Seyfried attended a press conference for Cle De Peau Beaute in Seoul, South Korea, wearing a pretty lace dress and nude peep toes — a surprisingly summery look given that temperates in the South Korean capital are barely topping 10 degrees right now. Meanwhile, in London, Pixie Lott was also braving the cold whilst baring her legs in a Moschino ensemble, though the fluffy trim on her bubblegum pink shorts probably added a bit of extra warmth! Despite the unseasonal nature, we loved the pop of colour both looks gave. But which one did you like best?
Scoff if you will, but as far as we're concerned Harry Styles is entirely deserving of the British Style Award he won at Monday night's British Fashion Awards.
Styles beat out Kate Moss, David Beckham, Kate Middleton, and Cara Delevingne for the trophy, which "recognises an individual who most embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital." Alexa Chung had won the award, which allows the public to cast votes, for the past three years in a row.
What evidence do we have that Styles has earned this trophy, you ask? Click on for some of the singer's most stylish moments of 2013.