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Support Your Movember Men With Our Favorite Mustache Accessories

Mustache tsai clip

If you notice your group of guy friends looking a little more rugged than usual, it’s because we’re halfway through Movember, a movement that’s swept up the entire world. For those that don’t know, guys who are participating in Movember start the month off with a clean, baby-fresh face and vow to keep their follicles growing through the month, raising awareness for mens’ health issues and raising money for charity.

It’s a noble cause that’s gained traction since it started a few years ago and every time we’re out getting our coffee and see a ‘stache, we can’t help but smile. Leave the beards and mustaches to the guys, though, because while it’s great to support a cause like Movember, we wouldn’t recommend skipping that waxing appointment. You can show your support, however, by keeping those snide comments about patchy facial hair to yourself and by proudly brandishing a ‘stache for yourself, only let’s keep it to these cheeky accessories.

Goodie Two Sleeves Mustache You A Question Sweat Top

For those of you who wear your heart on your sleeve and can’t resist a cheeky novelty sweater (and there are plenty of you out there) the perfect way to show your support to your male counterparts is to throw one on and look completely cool while doing it. Cara, Chanel and their model besties love a slouchy sweatshirt (especially with cutoffs and boots or leather leggings and booties), so go all out and snag the Goodie Two Shoes Mustache You a Question Sweat Top ($56.95). Wear it with pride the rest of the month and feel free to toss it on long after your friends have shaved off their mustaches in December.

Available at ASOS.

Mustache Midi Ring

For a more subtle nod to the month of Movember, opt for a sweet little touch of manliness in lieu of a full on sweatshirt. The Forever21 Mustache Midi Ring ($2.80) is a great way to sport a ‘stache without it screaming out loud. And if you love this little guy, it’s got plenty of friends at Forever21, including a matching necklace and a set of rings that’ll sit pretty with all your stackers, midi rings and more.

Available at Forever21.

Mustache bandages

For something a little more temporary, grab a box of Mustache Bandages ($7).

Following in the footsteps of glam bandages from Cynthia Rowley and the now-ubiquitous bacon bandage, these mustache promise to “disguise your pain” with a variety of mustache styles. Go for the iconic handlebar, a full, bushy Tom Selleck or a slick Foo Man Chu style and you’ll forget all about the cuts or scrapes hiding underneath.

Available at Urban Outfitters.

Tasha ‘Mustache’ Infinity Scarf

Mustaches don’t keep guys warm, but the Tasha Mustache Infinity Scarf ($21) definitely will. The teal scarf is perfect to offset your deeper, richer fall jewel tones and it’s printed with an allover mustache pattern that’s a subtle and fun way to incorporate the month’s motif into your everyday wardrobe. It’s also available in a basic black (with white mustaches) as well as fuschia and coral for girls who want to amp up their fall style.

Cufflinks, Inc.
‘Cool Cut Mustache’ Cuff Links

We couldn’t leave out the guys. After all, the month of the mo’ us all about them, right? For some men, no matter how hard they try, it’s just impossible to grow a mustache for Movember, so if you’re feeling gifty or just want to show your appreciation for the mustache challenged, offer your best guy friend the Cufflinks, Inc. Cool Cut Mustache Cuff Links ($50). We haven’t seen a ton of guys wearing mustache-festooned tees, scarves or other accessories, but we’d wager a bet that this small nod to month of Movember would be hit with guys everywhere.

The Tie Bar Ze Moustache socks

If you want to snag something for your friends who are enduring the Movember movement, but you don’t want to get them cufflinks (not every guy’s got cuffs to link, after all) grab the Tie Bar Ze Mustache Socks ($8). Zany socks are the accessory du jour for guys in the know, so let your guys wave their mustache flags with pride. Sure, the Tie Bar is known for their ties and tie bars (naturally), but with each passing season they’re expanding into more and more men’s essentials and these socks are just one way the brand’s set to take over the guys’ accessories game.

Available at the Tie Bar.

Oh, and that tie bar up at the top? You can snag that for any gentlemen you might know from the Tsai Clip, one of Kickstarter’s success stories.

 

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H&M To Debut Red Carpet Looks Seen On Viola Davis, Amanda Seyfried and More!

Michelle Wiliiams at the BAFTA Awards

The usual names on the red carpet read either like a roster of CFDA’s glam squad: Oscar, Vera and Marchesa or an EU fashion committee list (Donatella, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana). But in the past year, a handful of celebrities have been taking a different route making appearances on the red carpet wearing pieces from fast-fashion darling H&M.

The looks have had shoppers clamoring at their local H&M outposts looking for the pieces, but the dresses and separates have not been available in-stores. However,  starting April 12th, key looks (and a few new debuts) will be hanging on the racks at select stores alongside H&M’s usual fare of fast-fashion and basics. And in a unique twist for the retailer, some of the pieces will even be available online at their fledgeling e-commerce site.

In addition to being red-carpet ready, the collection is a part of H&M’s Conscious line, meaning the materials used to make each piece are made using organic cottons and recycled polyesters. Going green on the red carpet was as trendy this year as showing off toned gams, so this exclusive collection lets you get in on the green game without losing any cred on the red carpet.

Michelle Williams wore a two-piece stunner to the BAFTA Awards, where she was nominated for her role as Marilyn Monroe. The organic cotton top (just $30) and polyester skirt (it’ll set you back another $30) looked classic with her pixie cut and easily could have fooled us into thinking it was from a major fashion house like Lanvin or Vionnet. And at just $60 for the whole look, you can afford to step out looking like an Oscar nominee without the pain of paying couture prices.

Amanda Seyfried at the In Time premiere

As we mentioned in one of our previous articles, starlet du jour Amanda Seyfried stepped out alongside co-star Justin Timberlake in a borrowed-from-the-boys look at a London premiere.

The electric blue ensemble will be available as part of the collection, too, ringing up at $25 for the shorts and $60 for the blazer. And with almost infinite possibilities when it comes to mixing, matching and mashing up with pieces you already have, we’d say snagging Seyfried’s suit would be a wise investment.

Viola Davis at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

H&M Conscious Collection

And proving that the collection is not just for flashbulbs and awards ceremonies, Viola Davis’s hot pink two-piece look will also be available for purchase. While the retail version has a longer skirt, we’d imagine a trip to the tailor would only tack a few bucks onto an already stellar steal — just $20 for the shell and $30 for the skirt.

Kristin Davis at the Vanity Fair and Ermenegildo Zegna dinner

And for a flirty cocktail frock, our pick would be Kristin Davis’s flouro minidress. It packs a punch and rings in at just $70.

A few other selections from the collection haven’t seen the carpet just yet, but they’ll be available for purchase alongside their more notable brethren. In addition, H&M is adding a limited edition gown. Just 1,000 of them will be available for purchase worldwide and each one is individually numbered. The organza, cotton and silk pliss© meringue skirt gown is an instant camera magnet, wherever you choose to wear it.

H&M Conscious Collection

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Cutest Clutches Under $100 — and Money Left to Spend!

We’ve all been there. Splurge on a designer bag and then plunge yourself into fashion famine for a few months. While we love a good clutch (designer or not), it’s tough to justify spending on something that you might not use as often as a satchel or tote. So instead of splurging on a statement clutch, we suggest snagging one (or perhaps, two) of these cuties guilt free. So have your clutch and fill it, too!

Zara Martin for Made Kips Whipstitch Clutch

For fans of: the Balenciaga City bags and Rebecca Minkoff Mac cross-body bags

It’s tough to carry a bag while you’re speeding on your motorcycle, so opt for the Zara Martin for Made Kips Whipstitch Clutch ($76.64). Produced in cooperation with British TV host Zara Martin and Made, an organization that teaches Kenyan women business skills as well as sustainable employment, this clutch is an all-around, feel-good staple.

Money left in your wallet: $23.36

Available exclusively at ASOS US.

Collina Strada Ricco Leather Pouch

For fans of: Tory Burch’s layered leather bags, Theysken’s Theory carryalls

Soft, supple leather has a tactile allure that’s yummy, but with layers of deep, oxblood leather, the Collina Strada Ricco Leather Pouch ($88) looks much more luxe than your average night-out clutch. The simple, straightforward design lets you keep your essentials in hand with a little room to spare for an extra lipstick or two. When you’re not using it on its own, it makes a great bag-in-bag for loose ends inside any of your bigger bags.

Money left in your wallet: $12

Available at Urban Outfitters.

Betsey Johnson Neon Neon Gem Clutch

For fans of: Jimmy Choo’s structured minaudieres, DVF’s signature Lytton hard-sided clutches

The Betsey Johnson Neon Neon Gem Clutch ($82.99) is a huge statement contained in a tiny package. Our editor-in-chief, Michelle, loves structured minaudieres, so it’s no stretch to think she’d be seen around town sporting this candy-like confection of a bag.

Money left in your wallet: $17.01

Available at Zappos.

BCBG Max Azria Lula python-effect suede clutch

For fans of: Michael Kors Berkley clutches, Coach’s new Legacy clutches

If you need something that does double duty, the BCBG Max Azria Lula Python-effect Suede Clutch ($98) offers two looks in one bag.

Fold over the clutch for an under-the-arm look or grab it by its cutout handle if you’ve had one too many cocktails. The textured finish of the bag practically begs to be touched (we steer clear of caressing real snakes, however) and it’s got all the trappings of a higher-end designer bag, plus the versatility some lack.

Money left in your wallet: $2

Available at the Outnet US.

Banana Republic Camilla frame clutch

For fans of: Nancy Gonzalez, Victoria Beckham

For something sleek and classic, the Banana Republic Camilla Frame Clutch ($59.50) gives a major Mad Men meets luxe uptown lady vibe. Its classic shape looks vintage without being stuffy and its clean lines could be pulled from the latest collections. And while it might look a little plain, fall’s statement coats don’t need the competition of an attention-grabbing clutch.

Money left in your wallet: $40.50

Available at Banana Republic.

Topshop Slashed Leather Clutch Bag

For fans of: Herve Leger bags, Bottega Veneta’s woven leather

The Topshop Slashed Leather Clutch Bag ($76) gives a huge dash of badass to any outfit. It’s pristine meets punk, prim and improper all at once. The textural leather treatment gives the sometimes-prissy clutch an anything-but-ordinary look that’ll stand out from the crowd. (The included strap means this convertible clutch is perfect for music festivals and outdoor outings). Pair it with any of your chubby knits this fall and denim cutoffs when it warms up again next year. You don’t have to put this baby away after Labor Day!

Money left in your wallet: $24

Available at Topshop US.

Photos courtesy ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Zappos, the Outnet, Banana Republic and Topshop

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Outfit Inspiration: Eva Chen’s Sporty Chic

Eva Chen

Leave it to Eva Chen to champion comfort and couture. At the Gucci Beauty launch event in New York, the Lucky editor paired Chanel’s headphone-inspired pearl choker with sneakers, just like Karl Lagerfeld showed on the runway, but instead of opting for a pair of couture kicks, Chen went to the streets and paired her black-and-white (tr¨s Chanel, oui?) outfit with neon-soled sneakers, which is the epitome of Chen’s high/low ethos.

We love Chen’s mix of couture accessories with streetwear staples, and the great thing about the look is how easy it is to get for yourself. A black moto-inspired skirt is a great staple you can wear to work or out to play and a white crop top is the perfect item to pick up if you’re wanting to update your wardrobe for the summer. Read on to find out how to channel Chen with our picks.

Robert Rodriguez Interlock Knit Crop Sweatshirt

The best way to wear a crop top without channeling in ’90s tween is to get one that’s clean and sophisticated (which is way easier said than done, trust us). If you’re looking to channel Eva Chen’s blend of high fashion and athleticism, opt for the Robert Rodriguez Interlock Knit Crop Top ($195), which is cropped, but not too cropped and has a little sporty edge thanks to its classic sweatshirt details, only with the luxe factor amped up. Paired with slouchy jeans, it’ll give you that perfect L.A.

celeb street style look, but if you want to dress it up, we’ve got the perfect picks to get you looking like Lucky‘s always-chic EIC.

Eva Chen Sporty Chic

1. While a leather skirt is a surefire way to channel fashion’s fiercest femmes (think Carine and Tamara Mellon), go for faux to save your hard-earned dough. The Topshop Faux Leather Skirt ($84) is a great pick that’ll give you the look of a real moto skirt without the real-leather price tag.

2. Naturally, fast-fashion chains are racing to recreate Chanel’s now-ubiquitous pearl choker (it’s been spotted on Miley Cyrus, Alexa Chung and others in addition to Eva Chen). The Zara Choker with Pearls ($19.90) proves that the Spanish fast-fashion chain is always on top of their game.

3. And you can snag the matching ring, too. Usually we’d advise against being too matchy-matchy, but the Zara Adjustable Ring ($15.90) is subtle enough to wear with the choker without looking like a fashion victim.

4. The Nike Roshe Run Slip-On ($75) updates the streetwear staple with a new, easygoing shape that you can literally slip into anytime. When the rest of your outfit is as polished and put-together as Chen’s, opting for an unexpected — and unexpectedly comfortable — sneaker adds that touch of personal style that ups the fashion ante.

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We’ve Got the Blues: Our Favorite Chambray Shirts for Under $80

Guys have it pretty easy when it comes to their clothes (and plenty of other things, right?). We’ve spotted hipsters, preps and even cool dads wearing J. Crew’s chambray shirt out at the farmer’s market, getting coffee at Intelligentsia and even to work. Take a cue from the wear-everywhere staple and get one for yourself, because you shouldn’t let the guys have all the fun.

Chambray’s a great fabric because it’s not quite denim, which means you can pair it with your favorite boyfriend jeans or skinnies and not veer into Canadian tuxedo territory or you can pair it with super feminine items such as flirty skirts and even leather leggings to add some edge. We’ve gathered together a few of our favorites, from classic blue to more fashion-forward washes, so take your pick and show the guys how it’s really done.

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Save Steal Splurge: Clear-Frame Sunglasses

If you’ve got a huge wardrobe of sunglasses (lucky you), you probably have a pair for every mood. But if you’re looking to Kondo and need a wear-with-everything pair that goes with everything €” literally, everything €” a set of clear frames is all you need. Minimalist, bohemian, sleek and sophisticated, these shades go with every style. Plus, thanks to flattering cat-eye shapes, they are bound to go with every face, too. And with a pair ringing in at just $12, these are a great pick for anyone who’s not so careful with their shades, too.

Save: BP.

51mm Geo Sunglasses ($12)

Steal: Quay Australia 50mm China Doll Translucent Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($50)

Splurge: BCBG Max Azria 49mm Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($99)

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Online Retailer Yoox Debuts World Cup Inspired Sweatshirts

Yoox x FIFA World Cup

The world cup is a showcase for the best soccer (ahem, football) players in the world to strut their stuff, but it’s also an opportunity for each country’s athletes and spectators to flex their fashion muscle. Online retailer Yoox, which specializes in one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find merchandise from some of the fashion world’s biggest names, has teamed with Sepp, a sports magazine, and a roster of international designers for a collection of sweatshirts celebrating the countries of the world cup.

The collaboration includes designers from all of the continents that will be participating in the FIFA World Cup this summer (we presume that there isn’t an all-penguin team representing Antarctica), and instead of recruiting big names and fashion heavy hitters, Yoox kept to its MO and found great emerging designers and cult favorite labels for the project. With 10 unisex designs in total, you’ve got choices when it comes to showing off your team spirit.

Opening Ceremony for team USA

€œI€™ve been working with Yoox for many years, and what I enjoy the most is how they mix fashion, culture and current affairs,” said Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, the Spanish designer that created a look to represent her home country.

“We are seeing with each passing day that fashion is more interconnected to everything.”

Other designers include Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, who represent North and South America as well as the Caribbean, Germany’s Damir Doma, understaded Ami from France, Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola for South America and MSGM for Italy. Asia’s teams will be included via designs from Juun.J of Korea and Masha Ma of China and Duro Ulowu from Nigera will be representing Africa. Each designer took inspiration from different aspects of the tournament and their respective countries, choosing to integrate flags, mascots and more.

The sweaters will be available for purchase at www.yoox.com.