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Adding cheese to anything makes it instantly better. Okay, maybe, not like, candy or bananas, but many foods are improved immensely with just a little sprinkle of cheese. Or globs of it. Totally up to you. In honor of how good cheese is/the number of people in that past month I've heard say, "I'd totally be a vegan but I can't live without cheese," we've rounded up the cheese clothing and accessories out there for Food Friday. Here you go, wannabe vegans, instead of just talking about how much you love cheese, wear your fondness!


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Whether you'll be sipping fizzy drinks under city lights, setting off sparklers at a beachside bonfire, or huddling up with a cozy group of friends in the great indoors, your New Year's Eve is likely to be a little chilly (to say the very least). Relatively speaking, if you're out, staying up past midnight in December (going on January), the temperature outside is just going to be colder than it is during your normal hours of operation — this is true no matter what coast, timezone, or line of latitude you'll occupy this New Year's Eve.

Nothing against the tried and true anorak or puffer coat you've been working all winter thus far, but this is a special night. Thus, you'll need a stylish coat or jacket to ring in 2013 looking cool and staying warm. Since the big night is right around the corner (and retailers are ALREADY starting to stock their shelves with spring collections *sound of price guns attaching winter clearance tags*), we've rounded up a few of our favorite outerwear options available right now. From luxurious faux furs and mod monochromatics to '90s-channeling downtown toppers and comfy coats fit for the Oregon Trail, there's something for almost every personal steez. Happy shopping!


New Year's Eve Coats & Jackets

Faux fur coats and jackets for a luxurious New Year's Eve.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/Topshop/ASOS

A big furry coat is a great way to make a statement with outerwear — just ask Macklemore — which makes it kind of the perfect New Year's Eve jacket. Better yet, finding fashionable faux furs is easier than ever whether your taste is classic like this MINKPINK "Cruella Faux Fur Coat" from Urban Outfitters ($190.00), über-trendy like this "Ombre Faux Mongolian Fur Coat" from Topshop ($178.00), or funky like this "Longline Animal Fur Coat" with a cheetah print from ASOS ($140.72).


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Oh, shiz! *looks at watch* Halloween is, like, right now, and if you still don't have a costume yet, you might be freaking out. Don't worry, though—we've got some super quick costumes you can put together from pieces that are sitting in your apartment right this second. Whether you've been procrastinating, forgot, or are just plain lazy, we're SURE you can pull something totally awesome together before dusk hits. C'mon girl, let's go! Time's a wastin'.


Lazy Girl Halloween Costumes

Photo: Modcloth/Walmart/

If you own a solid yellow dress/coat/shirtdress/tunic/basically ANYTHING of this variety, you can be the super 'dorbs Morton Salt Girl. It's simple: Slip on the dress (the one shown here is from Modcloth), grab a (preferably) white umbrella (like this ElieBrellas wooden handle one), pick up some Morton Salt from your local grocery store, and BAM! You've got a costume. Extra points if you have white tights and yellow flats to finish the look.


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You know those days that you forget to look at the weather report, and you end up cowering in the doorway of your school, waiting for a break in the deluge so you don't get your suede shoes waterlogged? Everyone has those slip ups, and, honestly, there are also times when you know that it's going to rain but you just don't want to believe it. We often feel like it's way too hard to dress nicely when it's crappy out, but we also know that it doesn't have to be that way. There are a spate of super cute, super functional raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas that can be added to any of your fave outfits and not only keep you from getting soaked, but will make you wish it rained more often. Quick story: a thousand years ago, I was an intern at Men's Vogue. Every few days, an intern would be picked to bring "the book" (remember, in The Devil Wears Prada) to Anna Wintour's office. I was picked once, and it was the day I had paired a plaid jumper with the plainest pair of black and green wellies you've ever seen. When I got up to those hallowed, rolling-rack-decked halls, most of the girls rushing back and forth were in similar boots, some even still wearing their anoraks. I. Rest. My. Case.

There will be no ponchos (well, besides cool ones) for our stylettes.
Photo: Modcloth/ASOS/Forever 21/Topshop

One of the nice things about rain gear is that you don't have to wear it every day. It's not like a pair of regular shoes, or a coat--where the wise thing is to get a relatively neutral version, so that you can pair it with a wide variety of outfits. We firmly believe that rain gear is an opportunity to branch out and wear colors and patterns that might not exactly be considered practical. Another consideration to take into account is that portability is key. Who hasn't worn their raincoat to school or out for the day, only to find that come lunch, the sun is shining and they no longer need their once-necessary coat. Although many of the easily packed options are less that attractive, this Topshop Oversized Pac-a-Poncho (on sale for $24.00) fits neatly into its own little bag, making it easy to stuff into your purse once the clouds part, or even to leave in your locker in case an afternoon shower threatens your walk home. We also love the very Clarissa Explains It All quality of this Forever 21 Hooded Ripstop Raincoat ($22.80) in purple and green, and the Paddington Bear-ness of ASOS' Plastic Rainmac with Rope Tie Detail ($85.15). Finally, since there's nothing wrong with simple and classic, Modcloth's Pretty Slicker Rain Coat in Blue ($129.99) is a fin, easy way to keep dry without losing your sense of humor.

Rain, snow, sleet, or hail, these boots will get you through any inclement weather.
Photo: Hunter/Sperry/Red Valentino/La Crosse/LL Bean/La Chameau

We actually love days when it's raining hard enough to justify leaving the house in a heavy, comfy pair of wellies. There's something so nice and cozy about them (or maybe it's just that they were our golden ticket into the house of Wintour on that rainy day long ago...). Also they make your legs look longer. Whether you pair them with tights and a dress or skirt, leggings and a tunic, jeans, shorts or whatever else, you can work your wellies into any outfit. Also some of them can also double as snow boots, either by themselves or with the addition of liners. We love the slightly more equestrian take on the classic Hunter Boot with their brown and black Cece boot ($195.00), and the classic, high, hunter green of the Sperry Top-Sider Pelican Too ($78.00). If you want the protection of a rain boot without the style, the motorcycle-esque design of the Red Valentino Bow Trim Waterproof Rain Boot ($195.00) is just the place to look. For boots with the Middleton endorsement, look no further than the classic French styling of the La Chameau Iris 2, which we like in eye-popping vermillion red, but is also available in many more practical colors. If you live somewhere that rain isn't your only bad weather obstacle and you're looking for a pair of boots that can do double duty, we have two faves for you to look out for. Classic hunting outfitter La Crosse has recently expanded into the women's market, and we can tell you first hand that their boots, which have unexpected detailing like laces and a wide variety of colors, are both totally rain proof and also super cozy thanks to their fleece liners. We're particularly fond of the La Crosse Hixon Women's Grey Boots ($120.00). The super cold weather go-to is really a no-brainer. The classic LL Bean Bean Boots ($179.00) are both super practical and ultra cute, and lined in sherling they'll keep your feet warmer than you ever thought possible. Some have even said they can be too warm, but we think there's just no such thing.

The umbrella: the most important foul weather accessory.
Photo: Gap/Forever 21/

In our opinion, finding an umbrella that you love is essential. We're fond of whimsical prints, but also to sticking to colors that don't totally overpower every outfit. Our favorite umbrellas are from Gap ($24.95). There might even be a member of the MTV Style staff who has been stockpiling them for years. Might be. Not naming names. We also like to get a little silly with our umbrellas on occasion, and for that purpose the Forever 21 Ruffled Polka Dot Umbrella ($6.50) adds a light touch to your outfit, and won't break the bank. We're also huge fans of having an umbrella stashed in every one of our bags just in case a storm strikes, and the J. Crew Pocket Umbrella ($26.50) is both compact and cute. And last but not least, we had to throw something clear in here, because whenever we think of rainy day fashion, we think of Thora Birch's clear raincoat in the movie Now & Then. While we couldn't find a sufficiently cute clear raincoat at the moment, we did find this amazing clear umbrella, the Urban Outfitters' Bubble Umbrella ($14.00).

What are your go-to rainy day essentials?

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NastyGal and Eastpak backpacks.
Photo: Courtesy of NastyGal and ASOS

We can't explain it, but backpacks totally have a bad rap. Maybe it's the feelings of impending homework, or teachers, or tests *shudder*, but this back-to-school staple doesn't have to be only about lugging heavy textbooks through the hallway. If you ask us, backpacks are the one school supply that we'll happily keep with us even long after we've graduated. Besides the fact that they're actually useful (not many purses have the roominess of a good ol' rucksack), but thanks to goods from labels likeASOS to Baggu to, yes, even Mary-Kate and Ashley's The Row, the massive selection makes these double-duty accessories surprisingly stylish. We've rounded up our favorite back-to-school carryalls below.. Because, after all, we've got your back!

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Lady Gaga Peplum Dress

Lady Gaga in New Zealand on June 5.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Forever 21/ModCloth/ShopBop

Celebs just can't get enough of those peplum dresses! We spotted them all over the Movie Awards red carpet this weekend, and yesterday Lady Gaga arrived in New Zealand wearing a little peplum number of her own. She sported a tangerine Antonio Berardi fall 2012 frock paired with white Christian Louboutin platforms pumps, white cat-eye sunglasses, and lace gloves. To put it gently, we went CUH-RAZY over this look when we first saw it. I mean, how cute and summery is this entire ensemble? Thanks to Gaga and the current peplum craze, we decided to scour the web for the best bright peplum minidresses that you can cop right this second. Forever 21 offers a super inexpensive one-shoulder magenta frock that costs under $25 bucks! If you want to shine like Mother Monster, go for ModCloth's bright yellow strapless peplum number with a bow in the front, which totally screams beachy '80s prom queen. Hot! For a bold but more demure option, Alice + Olivia makes a cobalt cap-sleeve dress that totally hugs your curves in all the right places.


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ModCloth Dresses

Dresses from ModCloth's Make The Cut collection.
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Back in November, online clothing retailer ModCloth launched a contest for aspiring designers and fans to submit sketches of garments they wanted to see made into REAL LIFE pieces. After the top picks were voted on via Facebook, ModCloth got to work and debuted the garments online just this week. Which means—YES, YOU CAN BUY THEM RIGHT NOW. Eeeee! The pieces in the Make The Cut collection include everything from a cocktail-ready tulle dress to a breezy floral ruffled top. Some of our favorite frocks from the collection include a strappy navy polka dot dress, a bright gold scalloped-edge number with a blue belt, and a pretty red and white vintage-inspired frock.


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golden globe accessories

Golden Globe nominee accessories inspired by "Bridesmaids," "My Week With Marilyn," and "Young Adult."
Photo: Urban Outfitters, ASOS, and Sanrio

Happy Awards Season! This week marks the official kickoff of awards shows gahhhlore with tonight's People's Choice Awards (stay tuned for our coverage!) and Sunday's biggie, the Golden Globes. If you're anything like us, we love to do these shows up RIGHT, which means theme parties, themed party food, and serious betting on who will win what. Alas, since we're holed up in the inner sanctum of MTV Style covering all of this award madness FOR YOU, we're left to woop it up at our desks. Thus, how do we get in the awards show spirit and show support for our favorite films, actresses, and TV shows? Accessories, of course! A little bit of flair can go a long way (and maybe even help send good vibes to Rooney Mara for a Best Actress in a Drama win). Thus, here are a few bits 'n' bobs celebrating our favorite nominees.


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Lady Gaga, Snooki, and Nicki Minaj.
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Fall is in FULL SWING, ladies and gents. With the temperate air, sparse precipitation, and all around amiableness of the outside world, it's time for (in my humble opinion) the BEST season for clothes. The layering possibilities are endless—tights and shorts, pants and gauzy tops, dresses and tall boots with socks that peek over—and your footwear options DOUBLE, running the gamut from sandals to over-the-knee boots depending on which way the mercury sways. The variety is such a welcome ocular treat, and it's clear at least a few people are taking advantage of it, namely Lady Gaga, Snooki, and Nicki Minaj.

Mother Monster has been having something of a ladylike moment lately, stepping out in this ladies who lunch ensemble by Aquilano.Rimondi dripping with pearls and topped off with white gloves, a poppy brooch, and a china teacup to boot. Her heels, also by Aquilando.Rimondi, are strappy, with five skinny buckles past her ankles, but the soft pastel hue and satin sheen to the closed-toes make the shoe demure. Taking quite the opposite approach, Jersey Shore's Snooki was spotted this week in this vibrant pair of seriously NEON lace-up wedge booties by ModCloth. The kicks are bold, but really not as picky as you'd think—neon goes with just about everything. One of the great things about Snooki is she rarely strays hard from real attainable fashions, and ModCloth's "The Highlight of my Life" wedges are totally copable at a cool 120 bones! Nicki Minaj attended and performed for the Versace for H&M launch party this week looking cray-mazing as expected, and for her red carpet entrance, she wore a full Versace for H&M outfit with high heeled colorblock Versace sandals. WANTWANTWANTWANT.


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Whitney Port at the 2010 Coachella Festival in Indio, California.
Photo: Courtesy of Whitney Port's website/Photo Agency

OMG you guys. Coachella is TOMORROW, and if you haven't already made your head splode from thinking what permutation of shows you're gonna watch, there's a pretty nifty cheat sheet here. But if you're fretting about what combination of things to pack/wear/ditch to ensure utmost comfort without looking like some tragic, dehydrated, feral festival gross monster (remember last year's train wrecks?), well, lucky for you (and, let's face it, ALL OF US), our girl Whitney Port has broken down the math into WAY easy, followable rules. She's got a handy-dandy, sorta-obvious-but-not-in-the-throes-of-last-minute-spazz-packing guide. Here are our highlights.

COMFORTABLE SHOES: "Go with Converse or flats. Boots can be cute, but you'll end up with pretty embarrassing tan lines and they can often get a bit hot."

From left: Kimchi Blue Canvas Mary Jane, Converse All Star Stonewashed Canvas, and Marie Animal Print Pumps.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/Converse/Topshop

Our solution (from left): These floral lace-ups will securely stay on your foot whilst dancing, waiting for the facilities, DASHING from show to show.

Chucks need no introduction. Heavy co-sign 365. Reliable. Comfortable. Ubiquitous (for very good reason). Plus, if you don't presently have a pair in rotation (for shame) these are stonewashed so as not to be embarrassingly immaculate.

Animal-print pony flats go with EVERYTHING for any occasion.

FLOWY, LOOSE DRESSES: "These won't take up much room in your luggage, and they're easy to move around in. Plus they're good in the heat."

From left: Funktional Asteroid Dress, Savannah Tank Dress, and Striped Prints Strapless Dress.
Photo: Courtesy of Need Supply/Nasty Gal/Forever 21

Our solution (from left): This flowy, micro-Asteroid (NEED WE SAY MORE?) print dress has multiple points of interest. Looks just as good under a denim jacket or M-65. And is extremely memorable for "missed connection"-type scenarios.

A pretty, pretty, demure Peter Pan collar perfectly offsets your artfully beat up sneakers (see Chucks above). Plus, so evocative of the LEGENDARY baby-doll dress of grunge yore.

Yes, you and your boobs will be tugging at the top of this printed, strapless dress, and you definitely should pack a bandeau unless you're petite up top BUT you and your boobs will look AMAZING and funky tan-line-free for expert Coachella status.

COMFY SUNGLASSES: "Ones that actually shield the sun and that you're not constantly worrying about falling off. It's also not a bad idea to bring a cheap $10 pair that you wouldn't be too heartbroken about losing."

From top to bottom: Look Of Love Sunglasses, Charlie Sunglasses, and Monroe Cat Eye Sunglasses.
Photo: Courtesy of Modcloth/Fredflare/80sPurple

Our solution (from top): We live and DIE by cheapo sunnies and love this floral variation on the classic Lolita theme.

Tortoiseshell in a very RIGHT NOW silhouette. For 12 bucks.

Gigantic, incognito frames for late nights and squint-faced mornings after.

STATEMENT NAILS: "Getting my nails done since I'm leaving tomorrow for Coachella and I need to get something crazy!"

Whitney Port picking out nail designs on April 13.
Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Whitney Port's website

Aaaaaaand, if you're so organized as to have extra fash-time to add a little something to the ensemble as a whole, definitely get your nails done in an appropriately outdoorsy theme. Peep Ms. Port's nail post, too.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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