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Admit it: There’s a very real thrill to mixing simple and chic. Who hasn’t paired a designer handbag with a thrift-store dress and beamed with pride at their own style wiles? Well, we’re taking that concept from the closet to the kitchen and jazzing up basics with one clutch ingredient that takes it over the top. That’s right, just throw a little bit of luxe in the mix, and humdrum becomes haute cuisine. Because there’s nothing better than a simple classic ... except a brand-new splurge. Why not have the best of both worlds?
Your grandma might have a style sense that rivals Diana Vreeland's, but if she’s ever commented on how “boyish” your outfit looks when you were feeling particularly femenine (in your cropped sweater, A-line skirt, and patent oxfords, say) you should welcome her to 2014. These days, how much pink you have in your read
Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read