Top 6: Ankle Booties

Boot season is in full swing. Bust out the Docs, the knee highs, the leather, the suede, and the favorites that have been around for years. When it comes to winter kicks, every girl's closet should contain a great pair of black boots for Monday through Friday, but when you want something fun and a bit unique for Saturday, great booties are the way to go. They pair well with both dresses and jeans, look great in bold colors and take up far less space which means you can own more (yay). I love every pair I have ever bought

What is up with Alexa Chung?

She’s got a new book out called "It", a Mulberry bag named after her, official awards for her style, collaborations with retailers, a makeup line, and is a co-anchor for Fuse News. But is Alexa Chung really our new It Girl? Is she our modern pinnacle of cool and the new subject of international emulation? If she is, I suppose you can count me out of the cool crowd. 6478

Top 6: Halloween Costumes That Keep on Giving

Tis the season for expression through fashion in its most exaggerated and creative way... Halloween costumes. My offenses include a repeat princess phase, many classic skeletons, zombies and pumpkins, and one year as an elaborate recreation of Mt.  Rushmore that almost got me thrown off a bus. I've since decided that the idea of a disposable outfit representing hours of work doesn't do it for me or my budget. 6282

Top Picks: 5 Great Coats for Fall

It is a good indication that Summer is in her death throes when I can no longer take the dog for his nighttime walk without bringing something cozy along. This of course means that the search for the perfect fall coat begins. San Francisco weather makes the classic light-weight puffy coat a  la Uniqlo or GAP ideal for unexpected weather and versatility, but I urge you to expand your wardrobe and invest in a piece that will carry you fashionably though the these colder months. Here are my picks for a season of warmth and style: 5895

New York Fashion Week Review: Part 2

Last week, all eyes were on New York as designers presented collections that will set trends and influence wardrobes everywhere for the coming 2014 Spring season. Though I was entertained by the first half of the collections, I was really looking forward to the heavy hitters that were still to come. Luckily the designs that closed the week delivered the polarizing collections I was waiting for. Here are the highlights. 5393

Fashion Top 5: Female Musicians

Musicians are some of the boldest cats out there when it comes to fashion. They have the resources, the crowd and the confidence to take risks and truly flaunt their personal style. Since it's their job to be creative, some shocking choices usually come with the territory, but every once in a while we get an icon who show us what it's like to be truly memorable. There are countless women who deserve to be named, but here are just a few who have made lasting impressions for their own special reasons. 5166

Review: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

I very rarely agree with the opinions of major editors, knowledgeable critics and fashion experts concerning the collections shown during New York Fashion Week. When it comes to major designers, I gravitate towards unconventional beauty, but beauty all the same, and drowning me in a sea of ill-fitting jackets, crop tops and bulky dresses doesn't really get my motor running. 5204

End of Summer: Shoe Sales

A die-hard shopper once told me that if you're not buying your winter coat in July and your summer sandals in August then you're probably wasting money on your wardrobe. Fashionistas everywhere might agree that the sale season a great time to squirrel away things for next year at a lower price, and with Labor Day coming up, it's time to start keeping an eye out. You can start here with some summer shoe sale picks that I love. 4957

How To: Hide a Bad Hair Day

The bad news: You just woke up with a hangover, you have twenty minutes to be somewhere and your hair looks worse than you feel. The good news: Hiding a bad hair day has never been so easy, or so easily chic. You have many fashionable options at your disposal, not the least of which is the classic hat. We all have these days, and even though they aren't pretty, they don't have to be disasters. Read on for some tips on how to pull it off and how to cover it up. 4984

What to Wear to Outside Lands

Outside Lands is almost here, and along with thousands of music hungry fans comes that schizophrenic weather that San Franciscans know and love. Thankfully, this is not our first rodeo, and we have some examples from years and festivals past to learn from. For this year, we look to Kate Moss, Vanessa Hudgens, the men of Phoenix and a couple others for some outfits to inspire you and tips to help you have the best and most stylish festival experience yet. 4744

How To: Camping Style

I'll be the first to admit that I love camping. Almost everyone can appreciate the smell of a campfire and the refreshing feeling of being under the stars and away from the city. But here's the catch...I don't love LOOKING like I'm camping. If you are soon to embark on an outdoor adventure, here are a few tips for looking like a natural. CLOTHES: Embrace the flannel. It looks cute and appropriate, doesn't show dirt, and can be worn alone or with other layers on chilly nights. Speaking of layering... layer away! The more prints and colors you can fit into an outfit,

Top 7 Looks: Selena Gomez

In honor of Selena Gomez's 21st birthday on July 22nd (hope she doesn't mind sharing with the royal tot), B-Sides would like to present our top 7 style choices from the young songstress. Personally, I dig her style. She tries new things, she stays true to her age and she keeps it classy. 4547

How to: Men’s Fashion

We walk through this life with a few basic requirements placed upon us: Sleep, eat, work towards something (even if it's just towards your next meal), and put clothes on. I really do believe that we all have a duty to put something attractive or at least creative on our backs at least 50% of the time. Fashion is one of those amazingly undervalued expressions of free speech, and you don't have to be wearing any current trends or expensive labels to be making a statement. 4386

What is up with Zooey Deschanel?

Some celebrities are destined to be loved. Have you ever met anyone that didn't like Meryl Streep? She could have retired after Sophie's Choice. Morgan Freeman? His reputation isn't even tarnished by the mess that was Dolphin Tale. Jon Hamm? Well, for obvious reasons. But then you have the divisive celebrities: Anne Hathaway, John Mayer, Gwenyth Paltrow, James Franco, Kristen Stewart, and Miley Cyrus who will divide a room like the ancient question of the guitarist or the drummer? (drive or walk, truth or dare, boxers or briefs, good news first or bad news first, chocolate or vanilla, cats or dogs,

Pretty Little Liars Fashion Profile

If you count yourself among the Pretty Little Liars fans, then you know that half the love for the show is about the clothes. Between the four main girls we have all bases covered; from Hanna’s love of glam to Emily’s down-to-earth comfort, the wardrobe on set must be a fashion chamleon’s dream. What’s even more interesting than the choices made for PLL, is the fact that each of these girls has a personal style off-set that breaks from their role entirely…talk about getting into character! 4044

Fashion at SF Pride

This weekend, rainbow tube socks, tie-dye shirts and sparkly eye-shadow were granted a new lease on life. And although none of the above screams Yves St. Laurent or Chanel, you better bet your rainbow butt it's fashion that just walked by you in those chaps.  Fashion for Pride, much like the event itself, is unique. 3786