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9 of the best sporty bombers for spring

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as indulging in a little sporty fashion as the spring / summer 2014 fashion trends really roll around. Comfortable, chic, cool and light, the sporty bomber is one element of the trend that will easily become every cool girl’s wardrobe staple. Options abound in everything from delicate sheer organza to micro-mesh, embroidery to bold prints. Here are 9 top picks…

5 pairs of cowboy boots that are hot right now

Cowgirl style is many things, among them carefree and a little bit wild. With cowboy boots having become such a ubiquitous piece of footwear back in the Sienna Miller-brand boho days of yore, it’s only natural that their return brings a more modern evolution. As far as the spring 2014 fashion trend goes, look for embroideries, buckle details, and slightly non-traditional shapes.

Ports 1961 Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2014

Think Charlotte Rampling in the ’70s: razor cheekbones beneath full, soft hair, furs and trench coats and stilettos and bare skin, poised across plush hotel furnishings. Helmut Newton’s black and white photos of Rampling looking like just that are what inspired Fiona Cibani’s fall / winter 2014 collection for Ports: and it’s a brilliant thing that they did.

10 horse-motif pieces to usher in the Year of the Horse

Fast victories, unexpected adventures and good luck, this is what the year of the Horse (debuting on January 31) is expected to bring along. Perhaps you’re keen on celebrating its promise of good fortune in a fashionable manner – how else? – or you just happen to love the horse’s wild and independent spirit - either way, we need no other excuses to put together a list of 10 horse motif pieces to usher in the Chinese New Year with.

Pointy flats: yes, they’re back for spring 2014

Over the past decades, the pointed flats have come and gone numerous times, their most memorable appearances being closely related to the iconic Audrey Hepburn gifting them with a brand new identity in the 1950s-60s, and their dominating the 1980s fashion scene once again, barring the same poignant attitude. The last couple of years may have announced the return of the pointed flats in a…

Here are the holiday sales you need to know about

Holiday shopping is the time to never pay full price. Why would you, with all these alluring sales going on? After the break you’ll find a list of the best online sales. We’ll be regularly updating it with each great new sale we find, so do keep an eye out on this page or subscribe to our newsletter for alerts straight to your inbox.

Alessandra Ambrosio dressed for vacation time

When it’s time for swimwear, crop tops and short shorts, who better a cover star than a Victoria’s Secret Angel? Alessandra Ambrosio features on the latest issue of Net-a-porter magazine wearing vacation looks from brands like Kenzo, Jason Wu, Jonathan Saunders and Dolce & Gabbana. See more of the shoot after the break.

Coloured trousers for men: how to wear them this winter

Persisting in seeking out what is the inarguable elegance and timeless essence of neutral shades such as black and white, the men’s fall / winter 2013 fashion trends weren’t all about keeping the cuts safe, and the hues conservative though. Bold pops of colour were also seen taken on the runways, breaking through unexpectedly, stealing the eyes and painting the cold season in bright and…

The urban explorer: why adventure gear is in for men this winter

Heavy snow, strong wind, the man going against the elements and the beauty of nature conquered at last; it might sound quite like the idyllic outdoors scenario, but once the long winter gets installed in the northern hemisphere, the fine line between what is the explorer’s dream and what becomes of the adventurous winter reality, gets blurred, allowing for the two separate facts of existence…

Men’s plaids & checks: how to wear them this winter

It’s no longer a secret that when it comes to choosing a print, most men are still inclined to opt for uncomplicated patterns that look interesting and effortless enough to stand out for all the right reasons. And while the menswear segment appears to be headed in a more adventurous direction this season, the check prints manage to keep things grounded, timeless and elegant, mixing…

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