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Would You Wear… a Sleeveless Coat?

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Photos: 1. Nasty Gal, 2. Victoria Beckham via Pacific Coast News, 3. Urban Outfitters

Whether you call it a sleeveless coat or a long vest, one thing’s for certain: this outerwear style is on fire. This trendy topper is a happy medium for those fall days before the real cold sets in; you get the warmth and extra cover from the elements without overheating from being bundled up in a coat.

This layering piece is a unique take on outerwear. Aesthetically, it can look like a normal coat when worn with matching long-sleeves, or it can be a dramatic accessory with a chunky sweater or turtleneck. At the moment, most versions are on the pricy side, but we think it’s just a matter of time before they start popping up at all of your favorite fast-fashion stores.

Photos: 1. Steven Alan, 2. All Saints, 3. Revolve

Will you be bundling up in a sleeveless coat this fall?

Are you into sleeveless coats, or do you think they look strange? Would you wear it in a bold way, with a contrasting shirt underneath, or with a matching, monochromatic top? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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H&M to Launch Eco-Friendly Denim Collection

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H&M Conscious Denim collection
Photos: ELLE

Fast-fashion giant H&M recently announced plans to launch an eco-friendly collection of denim. The line will be part of the retailer’s Conscious Collection label, which carries clothing made from organic and recycled materials.

According to WWD, all of the denim washes in the collection were “assessed in terms of their environmental impact, including water and energy use.” Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability at H&M, also spoke about the eco-friendly aspect of the line:

“We’ve worked hard to reduce the environmental impact from the washing processes alongside using materials that are more sustainable. The collection is full of great pieces, and proves how sustainability can equal great style.”

The 40-piece collection includes men’s, women’s, and children’s styles, priced between $20 and $50. This line consists of more than just jeans: quilted coats, sweatshirts, and beanies are part of the women’s offerings. The Conscious Denim collection launches online and in about 1,000 stores worldwide on October 2.

To tide you over until then, check out the campaign video below:

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Do you try to purchase eco-friendly clothing? Would you buy any of this denim? Let us know your thoughts by leaving  a comment!

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Quiz: Which Fall Starbucks Drink Represents Your Style?


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Fall doesn’t officially arrive until Tuesday, but I’m already getting in the spirit with the help of some seasonal flavors. Call me basic or maybe even addicted, but as a loyal Starbucks customer, I look forward to the new menu items each season. This autumn’s offerings – salted caramel mochas, pumpkin spice lattes, warm chai teas, oh my! – not only smell and taste amazing, but each one fits perfectly with the season.

Before you rush out and try them all, first take the quiz below to find out which drink best represents your style:

Quiz Results!

Below are the results to the quiz. If you haven’t taken it yet, then don’t peek! I’ve created an outfit inspired by each seasonal Starbucks drink. Scroll down to check them out:

Salted Caramel Mocha

Black dress, leopard scarf, flats
Product Information: Dress, Scarf, Flats, Bangles, Lipstick

Much like the drink it represents, the base of this look is dark yet sweet, but is kicked up a notch with bold accents. Pair a black dress with feminine pointy-toe flats, then jazz it up with a chic cheetah print scarf and a striking red lip. Accessorize with gold bangles for a touch of sophistication. This outfit would be perfect for a date or even a posh trip to a local art gallery!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Striped tee, jeans, loafers, plaid scarf
Product Information: Jeans, Striped Shirt, Scarf, Earrings, Bag, Shoes

Pumpkin spice lattes are all about warm tones, and this outfit reflects that. The deep navy stripes, the dark burgundy of the tote bag, and the warm brown tones all work together to create a rich and cozy color palette. Classic skinny jeans and fun stud earrings complete the look.

Caramel Apple Spice

Graphic tee, cardigan, shorts, combat boots
Product Information: Shorts, T-Shirt, Sweater, Boots, Ring Set, Purse

The caramel apple spice drink is warm and cozy, but with an unexpected kick. This look reflects the kick of spice and the unconventional nature of not ordering a regular coffee shop drink. A cozy cardigan will keep you warm in cool library study rooms this semester, and combat boots are always a go to seasonal tradition piece!

Teavana Oprah Chai

Harem pants, black top, sandals, headband
Product Information: Harem Pants, Tank Top, Sandals, Mint Tote, Headband

This look is very laid-back and effortless, but of course you’ll look like a million bucks! The comfy yet trendy harem pants and tank combo represents the cozy feel of a chai tea, and the strappy sandals add to the long, lean, and modern silhouette. Much like the blend of aromatic spices found in the drink, these unique accessories – a mint green tote and owl print headband – make quite the statement.

What do you think?

What’s your go-to fall caffeine fix? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which is your favorite? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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