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Do You Speak the Language of Fashion?

If the word "chunky" comes with a certain kind of negative connotation or "peekaboo" is solely a game you played as a child, clearly you don't speak the language of fashion. Fashion, as a dialect, is technically English, but the words might as well be foreign to you if style isn't your form of communication. So whether you can relate, or need a user's guide to chatting with your shopping buddies, may we present you with the definitive fashion-to-English dictionary:

Utilitarian: A highly functional, practical accessory

Boxy: A sweater or top that is roughly as tall as it is wide

Relaxed: One size too big

Oversize: Two sizes too big

Chunky: A heavy knit

Statement: An eye-catching accessory or article of clothing that punctuates your outfit

Peekaboo: Has cutouts

Smart: A practical buy (see: affordable)

Cost-Per-Wear: An equation for determining the "smartness" of a buy

Luxe: Consisting of rich fabrics or fine tailoring

Staple: A garment that you wear to death and remains a constant in your wardrobe

Basic: 1. The most minimal of staples; 2. A certain kind of b*tch

Retro: Anything Taylor Swift wears

Nautical: Anything with stripes or red, white, and blue

Downtown: Anything black or leather

Tough Girl: Anything black and leather

Off Duty: Any time a model leaves her house

It: Universally adored

Having a Moment: The most "It" it

Everything: The highest form of praise

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