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Look of the Week: Men's Textured Leather Belts

What's one accessory most men can get behind? Belts. Sure, they're mostly functional, but that doesn't mean they should be flat and boring. In fact, you'd be surprised how much a little belt can do to complete your look.

Look of the Week: Seeing Stripes

America's Cup is roaring across the Bay. Our tip for not overdoing the sailor-chic look is to ditch the red, white and blue, and opt for some not-so-nautical stripes.  From a black and white bodysuit to side-striped sunglasses, here are a few picks to help get you started.

Look of the Week: Men's Gold Medal Swim Trunks

Look of the Week: Men's Gold Medal Swim Trunks

This week, we were inspired by Michael Phelps' record breaking moment and the Men's Swimming 4x200 Freestyle Relay victory by Team USA.

When it comes to more leisurely swimming, don't hold back on style. Swimwear is one realm of men's fashion where bold prints, big patterns, and bright colors are always acceptable.

Here are our men's poolside picks.

Look of the Week: Local Father's Day Gifts

Loof of the Week: Local Father's Day Pick

What a guy! Show your love and gratitude this Father's Day with these incredible Bay Area gifts. Ranging from East Bay wine to Mission District shirting, these local treasures are sure to bring smiles to every dad and father figure in your life. 

Look of the Week: Draw the Shades

Look of the Week:  Draw the Shades

Jack Nicholson once said, "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."

Now, we're not saying you should wear your sunglasses 24-7 (like Jack), but we definitely support the idea that the right pair of shades can really make a look. The trick is finding that perfect pair -- a comfortable fit and classic style that's neither too trendy nor dated.

Look of the Week: Party Dresses for the Festive Summer Ahead

We're guessing your calender looks a little something like this:  Kentucky Derby party this weekend, Mother's Day next weekend, wedding after wedding, and, heck, let's throw in a graduation and birthday or two...Whew!

Even if you're not the mother, bride or graduate, you're still going to need a few key dresses to get you through this celebratory season. We're thinking bright colors, floral prints, and modern-classic silhouettes should do just the trick. Here are our picks to help you look your (festive) best all summer long.

Look of the Week: No Pants Subway Ride

It's just like San Francisco to welcome the new year with the 2011 No Pants! Subway Ride, this Sunday from noon to 6pm, on BART and MUNI. While we're excited to see which unmentionables make their way out of those top drawers, we're opting to keep it classy. After all, "skimpy" is no excuse to skimp on style.

Look of the Week: New Year's Eve

Though we're not quite through the Christmas chaos just yet, New Year's Eve is glimmering on the horizon and all this last minute scrambling for gifts left sparkly dresses for ourselves on the back burner.

Well, that's all about to change. The presents are wrapped, cookies are baked and we need something dazzling (but still affordable) to wear when the ball drops.

We hit the stores once more and found just the thing - a chic sequin dress paired with a cropped tux jacket, edgy accessories and suede stilettos to ensure you'll kick off 2011 on a well-heeled foot.

1. Aryn K. Celebration in Tinsel Town Dress, $89.99

Look of the Week: Local Love

Assuming you're anything like us, you're still trying to track down the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Luckily, there's no better time to shop local to score unique finds from neighborhood shops and this weekend's holiday edition of Renegade Craft Fair.

Bonus: you won't have to worry about paying for overnight shipping to ensure it arrives on time (leaving you more time to procrastinate).

So in anticipation of our indie shopping extravaganza, we've put together a weather-friendly look highlighting local designers and boutiques:

Look of the Week: Night at the Nutcracker

Chances are, you're dying to go to the ballet after seeing Natalie Portman's staggering performance in Black Swan. If you haven't already seen Aronofsky's latest flick, go see it immediately and then get back to this post.

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