J. Crew Gets Back to Basics

via Huffington Post


J. Crew is a staple in First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. Now, we can all get some FLOTUS fashion at prices that won’t break the bank. (PHOTO: today.com)

“For spring, you’ll see our prices much more friendly this year,” said J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. “We can’t compete with designers. Our Madison Avenue and 66th Street Collection store does an enormous amount of business.”

Read the full story here.




Pastel Jeans for Spring

by Sherria

Photo credit: Skinny H

Two  years ago I wore a pair of purple jeans and one of my friends told me that colored jeans were out of style. If you know anything about me, then you know I don’t care too much about what people think. But, I thought to myself “man, I wish colored jeans would come back in style.” Now my time is here! Bright, colorful, pastel jeans are back in style! Gap, Old Navy, and J.Crew are heavily promoting colored jeans for the spring. I particularly like them because you can almost pull them off as slacks on a casual Friday. This spring, I encourage everyone to be bold and try mixing patterns (i.e., shirts and shoes) with colored jeans. I love the floral pattern on Skinny H’s blazer. Mixing up colors and patterns shows that you aren’t afraid to be yourself and have fun with your look. Happy Spring Everyone!

If you have any suggestions on how to wear colored jeans, please comment on the post. We’d also love to see how  you wear your jeans, so send us a picture at lookacute@gmail.com.

Channeling Channing

by Jackie

Photos: GQ.com

My mild obsession with Channing Tatum started six years ago when he played a high school basketball player in the film, Coach Carter. Though he had a small role, I will forever remember his appearance on the big screen.  So when Paul, the man behind Manshion, dropped this GQ feature in my inbox as a gift to my roomie and me, I squealed a little internally. Ok, ok. Maybe a little externally, too.

I recently tricked convinced a friend of mine to accompany me to see Tatum’s recently released film, The Eagle, without knowing what the movie was about. Ironically, beyond his shirtless scene, the movie is quite good.

Though I love all the shots in the slideshow feature, I especially like this one. The mix of style genres -- rugged leather moto jacket and shirt and tie -- is subtly interesting and undeniably sexy. Guys, outside of the 9-to-5, ditch the blazer for a leather jacket for an edgy, yet polished look.

Channing’s outfit totals more than $3,000, but you can pull off the same effect for much less.

Get the look!

Instead of the everyday jacket and tie, top your crisp white dress shirt with a leather moto jacket and a skinny neck tie.


Leather moto jacket: Wilson’s leather, $299

Skinny knit tie: J. Crew, $50 (TIP: If you’re a bargain hunter, check ebay or Amazon.com for cheaper ties)