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Tartan Titan

Try sleek pieces in color palettes ranging from bold to neutral to fit any style.


Courtesy of Need Supply (sandals); Courtesy of Jcrew (top, shorts); Courtesy of Matches Fashion (bag); Courtesy of Bloomingdale's (sunglasses)

Angela’s Fashion Picks for August

Our fashion and beauty writer shares her monthly wishlist.


Cindy and Tricia Wagner of Salon 46; photo courtesy of Whitney Stringer PR

Ask an Expert: Cindy and Tricia Wagner of Salon 46

The owners of Old Town’s Salon 46, Cindy and Tricia Wagner, help you break out of your hair care rut with tons of style and product ideas.



Editor’s Picks by Budget

We have tapped our editorial team this month to show you how to shop for the new season whether you are a post-grad in her first job or a seasoned professional.


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Buyer’s Resource

Holiday gift giving, shopping and donating this season.


Dark Romance

The cool winds have ushered out the ease of summer style and replaced it with dramatic glamour in rich hues. Flowing pieces in soft velvet and sweeping lace contrasted with structured ruffles and bold brocade are reminiscent of neo-Victorian romance with a modern edge. Accented with thick gold cuffs, layered chains and statement heels, the resulting look is a powerful statement for fall. The Carlyle House Historic Park in Old Town Alexandria is ripe with intrigue and the enchanting garden was a perfect fit for our fashion fantasy.


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The fall fashion bookshelf

These five books represent a wide scope of the current industry focus and interests; they include two fashion icons, a photographer who sees beyond his subjects, a makeup artist master and an editor with an approachable and cool attitude.

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Introducing The Alexandria Style Book

‘The Style Book,’ which launched Oct. 1, is a guide to everyday style for all women. The book features fashion, design, beauty and wellness topics with a local focus.

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5 must-have fall lipstick shades

Elizabeth Whitcomb from Bellacara shares five glamorous lipstick shades for different skin tones that will work all season long.

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Shopping Simplified: Stylect

This free app is a must-have for all shoe lovers.

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Spa Week: 2015 Edition

Spa Week is back this year from Oct. 12-18, so be prepared to get great $50 spa deals at the spa nearest you—you can actually start booking your appointments today.


26 Summer Trends from A to Z

We put together a guide to the top 26 trends and where to buy them to make your summer shopping list as easy as reciting your A,B,Cs.

Escape into Luxury

Autumn embraces a shift from the minimalism of seasons past towards a period of ladylike hyper-elegance. Subtle print-mixing, embellished sweaters, layers of metallic and fringed feathers take ordinary outfits to another level.

Summer Staples

The Eight Items Every Wardrobe Needs. Wherever the day takes you, we’ve got you covered.


Shop Talk: Shop Doku

Shop Doku highlights emerging designers from across the globe.

Shop Talk: The Jeans Whisperer

Your search for the perfect-fitting pair of jeans ends at this Leesburg boutique.