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BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Struggling to get dressed when it's freezing in the morning and sweltering by noon? You're not alone. This time of year is rough. Let me give you some tips on how to make it in between seasons.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Freaking out about your upcoming class reunion? No worries. I've dropped a few tips on how to kill it stylewise.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Desmond Kinlaw was back out at the tents with his camera for night 4 of Charleston Fashion Week 2014. Check out some photos of the stylish guests and even a few off duty models.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Desmond Kinlaw was back out at the tents with his camera for night three of Charleston Fashion Week 2014. Check out some photos and videos of all the high fashion outside the tents.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
It's here! Its's here! Charleston Fashion Week is here!!!! Check out the recap and some street style from the first night's festivities as blogger Desmond Kinlaw peruses the tents for fashion stars.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
In my interview with Venita Aspen, we cover everything from her fool­proof strategy to avoid wardrobe malfunctions, why "Coraline" is the most stylish movie ever, and 100 ways to make a sandwich.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
I was invited to the Charleston Fashion Week's Emerging Designer Party and had a chance to hear what inspired the lines of some of this year's semifinalists.
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Ayoka Lucas and others had the bright idea of throwing a belated New Year's Eve party this past weekend. And you know what? It was a blast. Here's a recap and party pics from the stylish bash
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Earlier this week you got splurge-worthy inspiration for men. Well, now it's the ladies' turn. Take a browse through this collection of top 10 desirables (LBDs, shoes, and home goods included)...
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
I showed up to yesterday's H&M grand opening with my camera in tow. Click here for some killer street style from the day, plus a look at the stylish goods waiting for you inside...
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
I attended a fashion show out at Hamlin Plantation this weekend, hosted by my Art Institute classmate Sassy Fierce and featuring the designs of a handful of other AI students. Check it out...
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Whether you're a student, a techie, a creative, or a businessman, chances are you've got a lot of crap to carry around from day to day. Here's a roundup of the best bags out there to do so in style
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
When people think of the western look, they immediately conjure images of Ben Cartwright in a ten gallon hat. Well, that's not the case anymore. Here's the cooler, modern version....
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
The start of summer is here! I've got good-looking gear for this weekend's activities, plus some cool stories on local brands
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Style photos from the polo grounds in Ravenel, the best hat and bow tie contests, and my (mostly) thrifted get-up that cost me $15
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
The sport of kings returns to Charleston this weekend. If you're heading out to the Hyde Park polo grounds in Ravenel—and I think you should—here's a quick what-to-wear guide, plus event info
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Ever So Sweet Bakery in Summerville had their grand RE-opening this past week and I've got the inside scoop (plus their cheddar bacon quiche, white chocolate cheesecake, and pecan sticky bun...)
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Ever notice how some guys can rock a blazer in 90 degrees and still look as cool as the other side of the pillow? Here's their secret....
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Can men pull this off? I've got a handful of looks that say YES. Here's how to sport a floral tie...
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Time to box up those boots and opt for footwear more apropos for spring, like white canvas sneakers. See my top picks for any budget from Converse, Keds, and K-Swiss (they're cool again, I swear)
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
In Charleston, beach season means business... hit the sand with a solid look like Sean Connery in lieu of that unflattering parachute/back-fat look (not good). Plus, the one mistake that trumps all
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
In this 5-part series, I'm offering up my favorite trends for spring and summer. First up: novelty shirts, including one from Brooks Brothers' coked up younger brother line. You'll see what I mean...
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
There was plenty to see last night as the crowd headed into the tents... here are more style shots from Marion Square
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
What kind of style was headed INTO the tents on opening night (traditionally the "tamest" of all CFW nights)? Here's peek at some of the looks gracing the grounds in Marion Square
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
...of your wallet, that is. The days of a man being judged by the size of his trifold are long gone. Here's why you should ditch that bulky thing and get a slim card wallet, instead. See my favs here
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Choosing the top 10 men's looks from NYFW was tough. So tough, in fact, I couldn't neglect some left off the list. Here's the best of the many runners-up—Ralph Lauren, Carlos Campos, J.Crew, and more
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
With Charleston Fashion Week only two months away, the semi-finalists for the Emerging Designer Competition are revving up their collections. Check out some photos from the big sneak peek party
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Living in Chas, where temps can change drastically within a few hours, there's one skill that must be mastered: layering. Read on for 3 quick tips for doing so (plus a way score points with your lady)
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
There's a new anti-croakies, skip-the-cargo-shorts, no-more-visors menswear movement happening in Charleston. Enter fitted blazers and slim-fit trousers and dressing like you mean it...
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Beat the system AND the lines this week—here are my big-payoff tips for scoring the best deals on the biggest retail day of the year (Note: one of them involves being polite...really?)
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Yesterday I gave you a look at the pre-ride party for the Tweed Run. Well here's a look at the actual event, dangerously captured while riding my bike. (How great this would be in downtown Chas?!?)
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Over the weekend in Roanoke, VA, tweed enthusiasts mixed fashion and cycling for a quirky event—the Tweed Run. Check out these shots from the pre-ride social—who's inspired to bring one to Chas?!
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Still chilly in your lightweight jacket? Instead of leaping to a coat, grab a down-filled vest. Read on to learn what the heck down is, what color to get, and for a helpful tip from Batman's trainer
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
These cozy coats are as practical as they are good lookin'. Here's a bit of history behind them and some top picks for this season
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Quite honestly, neckties serve no practical purpose—well, except the powerful statement they can make when incorporated properly. Here are some strong picks for the season
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
Next up on my list of fall/winter essentials is a denim jacket. Learn here how to find one that fits properly so you don't end up looking homeless
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
A new season is upon us, which means new essentials. Let's talk about what you need to get through these next six months in style. First topic: Socks, from eclectic to solids
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
In the latest installment of my Style Club series, meet Mike Grady. Here's his take on everything from jeans that make your butt look good and wardrobe malfunctions to The Zombie Survival Guide
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
I headed out to the Billy Reid store event for food, music, and of course, fashion! Also on hand was Rogue Wave Surf Shop's Rhett Boyd Jr. I've got photos and the inside scoop
BY: Desmond Kinlaw
There's a worldwide fashion event going on next week and Charleston has its own small version of it...Here's my plea for us to step up and make it bigger

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