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Anyone who's ever had the misfortune (or fortune — who are we kidding, those photos are comedic gold) of getting everyone together for a posed family photo knows how easy it is to look like a bad impression of a boy band. From 'NSYNC-approved matching overall sets to Boyz II Men-esque all-white ensembles, matching family outfits are usually a bad idea.
H&M tries to remedy the ordeal with a "Fashion Family" collection launching this autumn, just in time for holiday photos and family reunions. Without actual matching outfits, the collection feels cohesive but not Sister Wife-y and comes with pieces you'll actually want to wear outside of the studio.
There's something for everyone — a metallic-flecked cocktail dress for college freshman niece Makayla, a faux-fur wrap for Grandma Beatrice, the nice pair of leather oxfords for Uncle Steve, and a badass leather jacket for budding fashion plate, Baby Joseph. Click through to see all the looks, and call dibs on the piece you'll have to fight your cousin for.
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read