Before we dive in, let’s just remember that there’s truly no such thing as a perfect outfit. Meaning: Everyone has their own unique personal style, so your perfect outfit would be whatever makes you the most comfortable and confident. That said, there are a few key elements we think make up some of the most up-to-date looks. Essentially, when an ensemble makes us do a double-take or causes that double-tap on IG, it’s because it features a culmination of specific forward components.
To dive into this matter further, we’re showcasing our checklist below to keep in the back of your mind (or save to your phone to reference when styling) that adds up some of the principal details of the perfect spring outfit in our minds. And to showcase the aspects in action, we also rounded up some of the chicest spring looks that fit the bill. So without further … Read the rest
When it comes to toners, I used to be 100% dedicated to them. I would use one every day as part of my nighttime skincare routine. But in recent years, I’ve found the ones that I had been using were drying out my skin, so I switched to applying them only about two to three times a week.
To be honest, I still wasn’t quite sure exactly what toners were supposed to be doing for my skin and if I actually needed to use one. I was just going along with it because I did feel that it helped to clear up any blemishes and provided some exfoliation. Recently, I learned that some toners have added anti-aging benefits, which intrigued me even more. So I decided to ask the experts to break it down for me.
“In the past, toners were harsh astringents. Now, they are ways to cleanse the … Read the rest
I don’t paint my nails often, but when I do paint them myself, I normally don’t stray from my tried-and-tested brands and colors. The same goes if I’m getting my nails done at the salon. I never really gave much thought to the nail polishes I was using aside from their shades.
But recently, I got a crash course in nail polish ingredients and learned more about the benefits of vegan and “clean” polishes. I’ve heard of the terms “5-free,” “7-free,” etc. before, but I never really knew what that meant, just that the polishes were free of certain chemicals and ingredients. The craziest thing I learned that I never really thought about before? There are animal products in some nail polishes!
“Vegan nail polish does not use any animal-derived ingredients or pigments, such as carmine (a red pigment that is obtained from cochineal insect shells), guanine (derived from fish … Read the rest
If you’re a Revolve fan, which I’m guessing you are, you’re probably aware that sitewide sales are a thing they hardly ever do, but today is a special occasion. In celebration of the e-tailer’s 18th birthday on May 3, 2021, the entire site (minus a few exclusions) is 18% off with the code HAPPY18. This is the perfect opportunity to start stocking up on fun pieces and basics for spring and summer, which you know Revolve has tons of.
Sometimes in-house brands can be hit-or-miss but Revolve’s are so good across the board. Add to that their vast but well-curated assortment of other brands and you can easily have a very full cart in a matter of minutes. There’s obviously a lot to choose from, but to take advantage of this sale, you’re going to have to act fast. I’m here to help with that. I scanned thousands of pieces … Read the rest
No matter what season it is, leggings are a wardrobe staple I can always rely on. They pair with almost everything, are comfortable and are easy to just throw on when you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. They’re even more versatile now, as the options on the market aren’t just the solid black pair you’d wear under an oversized sweater anymore. There’s a type for every occasion whether you’re going for a run or going out for dinner. Today, I’m diving into each by giving you the best of the best that you can shop right now.
Below, I’ve rounded up my editor-approved picks across all categories, from activewear leggings fit for any sweat session to cozier styles fit for a day of lounging. If there’s a legging need you have, you’ll find your answers if you keep scrolling. Continue on to shop the very best options that … Read the rest
For better or worse, the pandemic has changed how consumers peruse and purchase goods. Gone are the days where I’d grab an iced coffee and casually pop my head into Zara on the way back to Who What Wear’s NYC office. Instead, I’ve solidified a humble routine of at-home cold brew and endless scrolling through my fellow editor’s latest finds—sometimes during a walk around the block, if weather permits.
In addition to changing so much of our daily routines, the pandemic has also had an effect on my personal sense of style. High heels, liquid liners, and seasonal decor are gathering dust, having been replaced by a mix of cozy sweaters, subtle highlighter, and high-quality basics. While I took a hiatus from wearing jewelry for several months, I resolved to reclaim my sparkle in 2021, while also continuing my commitment to an ethos of shopping fewer, better-quality pieces whenever possible. … Read the rest
The & Other Stories obsession is real, my friends, and for good reason. I say it every season, but they just get better and better. Their pieces are such a great balance of trendy and classic, and among the seasonal pieces, you’ll find plenty of special basics. And perhaps the best characteristic of the brand is that their pieces always look more expensive than they are.
For spring 2021, cardigans, miniskirts, denim, and romantic dresses abound. They basically designed everything you could possibly need post-winter. For this round-up, I’m focusing specifically on wardrobe staples. But the thing about wardrobe staples is they don’t have to be boring. They can still reflect the current trends. & Other Stories knows this, and they’re great at it. You’ll see proof of this below, as I selected TK pieces that you’re sure to wear the most this spring. Keep scrolling to shop so … Read the rest
Everyone knows the fashion world is constantly changing and this can only mean that the list of fashion mistakes is constantly changing as well. Days before Christmas, Paine departed but he had managed to lift the team into 11th position. Other notable players to have donned the club’s kit during this era were Amos Mkhari, Owen da Gama (PIC) , Mathews Msibi, Pio Nogueira, Roberto Bitencourt and Michael Buthelezi, whose hat-trick once demolished African Wanderers. Defender Msibi was killed in a car crash on 5 July 1988, and his family received a donation of R2 000 from the NSL. The controversial Palacios, who replaced John Lathan in January 1989, signed compatriot Alberto Cano. And for the second time in less than a year, Aces added Mamelodi Sundowns to their list of major scalps. “Mentally, culture involves the socially shared and customary ways of thinking, a way of encoding, perceiving, experiencing, … Read the rest
Today, the influence of streetwear culture is inescapable. As a witness to the evolving topography of the fashion industry, it’s difficult to deny the shift in favoritism towards designers who can sell $500 logo T-shirts just as well as an immaculately tailored suit. A few years ago, the idea of a self-taught designer with little to no formal training helming a storied fashion house would sound almost implausible, but as the recent installments of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton and Matthew Williams at Givenchy shows, streetwear is king.
Hypebeast culture has done much to significantly accelerate its popularity. Last year, Supreme was valued at $1 billion, making it the first streetwear brand to do so—showing the world that streetwear is a bona-fide force to be reckoned with, but the faces pictured wearing those four-figure sweatsuits and exclusive sneaker drops don’t reflect the history of the culture I grew up knowing.… Read the rest