6 Fab fashion and beauty websites

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FASHION-AND-BEAUTY-WEBSITES.jpg In a cluttered sea of fashion and beauty blogs, here are the absolute best websites for up-to-the-minute fashion and beauty news, outfit inspo, tutorials, shopping recs and more. Bookmark these pages and heed their editors’ advice and you will be the savviest style maven in the land.



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WhoWhatWear.com While other fashion websites report on designers and collections, WhoWhatWear has the 4-1-1 on trends and looks worn by favorite fashion bloggers, celebs and chic chicks on the street. Too busy to keep up with all of your fav #OOTD bloggers on Instagram and their blogs? Head to WhoWhatWear and catch their daily slideshows of au courant ways of putting together outfits. The site’s speciality is bringing the reader real fashion inspo for putting together on-point looks from items in your own closet. Favorite articles: 13 Bloggers with the Best Minimal Style, 50 Inspiring Street Style Looks to Try for Summer, The Secret to Looking Taller Without Wearing Heels download

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New York Magazine’s online style section has grown beyond the masthead to become one of the most important fashion websites. TheCut is a mashup of interviews with designers, slideshows of bloggers and the fantastically chic and industry news that is actually interesting. Favorite articles: 35 Extraordinary Details from the Fall Runways, Jenna Lyons Doesn’t Care What You Wear to Work, Paris Street Style



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If you are a fashion blogger, this is the social media platform for you. Upload your photos and they could be viewed in the Chictopia style galleries, which are viewed by fashion-obsessed eyes everywhere, including editors. If you simply love looking at others’ daily looks for inspo, you will find all the #ootd peeps all in one place. Favorite features: Top Style Galleries of the Week, Most Discussed Style Pics, Chictopia Blog


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Violet Grey

The word “curated” is a bit overplayed, but the word works perfectly for VioletGrey. Billing itself “The industry’s beauty edit,” the site is half style mag, half luxury shop. Each month VioletGrey publishes an unconventional interview and photo spread of an intriguing female celebrity (recents include Vanessa Paradis and January Jones). The site also features beauty tutorials and carefully curated (there’s that word again!) lists of only the very best, innovative products and you can shop directly from the VioletGrey shelves. Favorite articles: 29 Summer Essentials, 10 Beauty Travel Musts, Julie Delpy interview download (1)


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The leading multi-editor beauty website has built its massive following by publishing online content that is as professional and high gloss as the stuff you will find in print. Into the Gloss provides the very best reviews of new hair, body, makeup and nail products, often with high-end photo shoots accompanying. However, the site loads new content several times a day, and also provide top-rate interviews with style leaders and celebs. Favorite features: Emily’s Essentials, Interviews, Hair section


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Founded by actor Thandie Newton and makeup artist Kay Montano, ThandieKay is a beauty blog that celebrates diverse women, an array of cultures and unique beauty. Newton told Refinery29, “We hope that when you log on to ThandieKay you’ll very quickly know that however you look and whoever you are, you’re invited to the party.” Favorite articles: The Low Down on Natural Beauty Products, Anika and Thandie Talk Braiding Botox Relaxers and Zits, Tutorials section 

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Meet the Author | Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden (@JessicaMcFadd) is a mom-blogging, freelance-writing, bass-cranking-in-the-minivan mother of three. She writes the award-winning local website A Parent in Silver Spring for parents in the DC area, as well as the lifestyle blog A Parent in America. Jessica has been called a mom blog must-read and featured in media such as CNN and Forbes. Her blog is also a top resource for Washington, DC area parents. Jessica has contributed to The Washington Post, Nickelodeon, TLC and elsewhere. She is also a prolific vlogger at her YouTube channel and also hosts Real Life Style with Jessica McFadden on MomTV. But her favorite gig is being a mom to Charlie, Eve and Alice.

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