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Op-Ed

Aging, but Make It Fashion

The fashion industry’s fascination with older models doesn’t impress me, a 55-year-old woman, very much.

The Death of the Plain Preppy Sneaker

As colorful, hypebeast-y sneakers rise in popularity, not all men’s shoes are enjoying the same surge.

It Is Wild That Men’s Haircuts Are So Cheap

My dudes are really still out here paying $12!

Who Cares If Aperol Spritzes Are Brand-Engineered? They’re Good.

The summer’s viral drink trend was the result of a brand marketing campaign. But does it matter?

There’s No Such Thing as a Feminist Brand

After the news broke that the CEO of Feminist Apparel was an admitted sexual abuser, it’s time to admit the woke company is a myth.

Who Cares, Make Yourself a Gift Registry

They’re perfect for breakups, birthdays, and any time you want to tell the world exactly what it should buy you.

I Love Fashion, but Fashion Doesn’t Love Me Back

The power of dressing and self-expression is often denied to women who wear above a certain size.

The Encoded Racist Messages of Skin Care Marketing

When what’s being sold is "brightening," it can sound suspiciously like "whitening."

Shopping Is Still Segregated

As gentrification spreads in midsize cities, the divide between shoppers grows even greater.

Ear Piercing Wasn’t a Coming-of-Age Ritual for Me

Pop culture has mostly ignored that many girls of color get pierced as babies.

Why We Keep Clicking on Fake Beauty Trend Stories

Like "halo eyebrows," for instance.

Please Do Better Than Pins

In this season of awards show activism, it’s time to demand more than a flimsy piece of plastic.

I’m a Male Model, and I’m Coming Forward About Bruce Weber

My experience with the famous fashion photographer was similar to that of many others.

Androgyny Shouldn’t Just Be for Thin People

A step forward in body diversity makes it all the more noticeable when yours is the shape that’s still not being served.

If You Want to Know Why Fashion Week Still Exists, Ask a Designer

It’s all about them, after all.

Sammy Sosa Is a Victim of Colorism

Men and women alike face skin tone discrimination worldwide.

Michelle Obama’s Fashion Legacy Is Now Preserved in Paint

Dissecting her clothing was a national pastime. Her new portrait gives us one more chance.

Women’s Sports Apparel Is Just Getting Dumber

Despite all efforts to the contrary.

Skincare Is Good and Also Works

It is not, in fact, a ‘con.’

Breaking: Things Can Be Both Pretty and Functional

I’m mad online about sneakers.

Colin Kaepernick’s Clothes Do the Talking for Him

The quarterback-turned-activist is wearing his blackness on his sleeve.

If You Love Something, Buy It in Every Color

It’s somehow both decadent and a major energy-saver.

Why Americans Fixate on the Trump Administration’s Clothing

Trump’s ties, Spicer’s suits, Melania’s heels.

You Should Layer Like You Really Mean It

Your mind and clothes will still be in July while the rest of us are buried under January.

Stop Shaming Black Friday Shoppers

For many people, it’s the only time certain necessary items fall within their budgets.

Hey Brands, Cool It With the Punny Names

Can you get through this piece without groaning to death?

Alexandra Shulman’s ‘Guardian’ Interview Is a Case Study on White Privilege

The ex-British Vogue editor chose white cover girls and staffers because she "doesn’t see race."

Stop Giving Kids’ Clothes Such Infantilizing Names

It’s the parents who have to actually say them aloud.

Finally, Anthropologie Is a Little Bit Slutty

My long-held prayers have at last been answered.

Pins Are Dead, Long Live Pins

The enamel pin craze may be on the decline, but it’s long helped support indie artists.

Open-Toe Boots Are Literally Just Sweat Funnels

Live your life, but don’t live it in these shoes.

Stop Using ‘Forgiving’ to Describe Clothes

Because really, what does my body have to apologize for?