Day: February 3, 2021

How To Get Your Online Shopping Habit Under Control

a man using a cell phone: Cropped shot of a handsome young man using a smartphone and a credit card to shop online while sitting on his couch at home.

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Cropped shot of a handsome young man using a smartphone and a credit card to shop online while sitting on his couch at home.

Being confined at home during the pandemic limits your choices, so it’s no surprise that many people have turned to online shopping. After all, a smartphone, tablet or PC are a mere reach away for many.

According to a Slickdeals study of 2,000 Americans, impulse spending jumped 18% from January 2020 — before the pandemic hit — to April 2020. More specifically, consumers’ monthly spending in this category increased from $155.03 to $182.98 per month.

Related: 6 Tips To Cut Back on Your Online Spending This Year

If you’re wondering why, nearly 3 out of 4 of those surveyed said that buying something on impulse during the pandemic had a positive effect on their mood — a welcome change during a

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18 Best Men’s Long-Sleeve T-Shirts 2021 | The Strategist

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Just like their bicep-exposing counterparts, long-sleeve T-shirts have long been a staple in the wardrobes of many people. “Short sleeve tees may get all the love,” explains stylist and fashion designer Jordan Page, the curator of the fashion-history Instagram account @veryadvanced. “But the long-sleeve tee is often the more appropriate choice, for both style and function.” When it comes to style, Page explains that long-sleeve tees “can look classier than regular ones because they’re less loose and more complete.” Function is found in the added coverage provided by their longer sleeves, which Page says make the shirts “more comfortable for layering because you don’t get that direct, sometimes itchy, on-skin contact from outer layers made of more textured fabrics like wool.”


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I Work at a Big Department Store and Want Everyone to Try These 6 Easy Trends

We often tap a variety of industry insiders for their thoughts on trends worth trying, along with shopping suggestions. One we routinely turn to? Bloomingdale’s RTW fashion director, Arielle Siboni. It’s her actual job to guide the fashion and style direction for one of the biggest department stores out there, so she’s always filled with that top-notch sartorial inspiration. On that note, we thought there could be some interest in uncovering a few of the trends she thinks everyone might be into this year.

The trends in question run the gamut, but there could be something for everybody given that most are easy and quite versatile in nature. We’re talking everything from chic loungewear silhouettes to statement shirting picks. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the 2021 trends Siboni is loving at the moment. You’ll also find visual inspiration from fashion people to showcase

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Designing Success: Diane Von Furstenberg’s A-Z Book of Advice | Investing News

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Diane von Furstenberg was working on a new book, “Own It: The Secret to Life,” when the pandemic began. Suddenly, the fashion designer’s words of wisdom and advice, due to be published in March, seemed more urgent.

“It’s a very difficult time, but that’s why, since you have no choice, you just have to own it,” said von Furstenberg, 74, who founded her New York City-based eponymous brand in 1972. “If you own it, then you deal with it. Whether you like it or not, you just have to accept it and do the best you can with it.”

The Belgian-born designer, often referred to as DVF, chaired the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 2006 to 2019. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, whose honorees changed the course of history, in 2019.

In her book, von Furstenberg takes readers on

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