No one needs another thing to do in 2021. So instead of making brand new New Year’s resolutions, why not just make tweaks to things you’re already doing? Most resolutions are ditched by January 17, but when you rebrand the healthy moves that are already part of your routine (and you are already doing at least some of the things below, you may just be overlooking them), you’re well on the path to success. Read on for nine easy wellness upgrades you can make in 2021.
1. Go for a walk
Sitting for long periods of time is uncomfortable (let’s call for a moratorium on Zoom meetings longer than an hour, shall we?), but it’s also bad for your health. Long periods of sitting can tighten hip flexors and hamstring muscles, affecting balance, and potentially contributing to lower back and knee pain. … Read the rest
When I was growing up, there was one divisive dressing choice that was often considered an “outfit mistake”—wearing socks with sandals. It’s to note that wearing white socks with black dress shoes was also considered a “no” for many, although I love that vibe now. And the same goes for socks and sandals. While some may not be as into the look, I think the silhouette is quite chic. I also fully believe in wearing whatever you love, no matter what anyone thinks, so for me, going for socks and sandals is where it’s at.
I’ve actually been opting into the look for the last few years, and I’ve started going for it even more recently as the finishing touch to my loungewear silhouettes. For the most part, I’ve been going for white tube socks (typically Nike or Hanes) with either my Birkenstocks or Adidas slides. And I’m not … Read the rest
This year, Lunar New Year welcomes The Year of The Ox and Sephora Canada is getting the festivities started early with the release of its fifth annual Lunar New Year campaign.
Beginning today, Sephora fans can shop an assortment of limited-edition beauty goods as well as custom Lunar New Year gift cards and promo offers. What is most noteworthy, however, is the campaign’s much-welcomed push past the commercial by featuring meaningful moments of cross-cultural exchange that highlight different values and traditions behind the holiday. (Lunar New Year is an annual 15-day festival that’s celebrated by multiple East Asian cultures around the world. It officially kicks off on February 12th.)
The Lunar New Year campaign is the latest extension of Sephora Canada’s We Belong To Something Beautiful series, a platform that’s been championing diversity and inclusion since its inception in 2019. To bring the campaign to life, the beauty retailer has … Read the rest
London-based designer Simone Rocha is known for her romantic, girlish aesthetic inspired by pre-20th-century period fashion. For her first collaboration with H&M, Rocha is rediscovering the best designs from her past collections and creating a modern wardrobe for the entire family – including tulle dresses, separates, knitwear, outerwear, occasion wear, footwear, and casual pieces for women, men, and children. This is H&M’s first collaboration with an Irish designer.
While Rocha is Irish-born, Simone Rocha x H&M will also be shaped by the designer’s multicultural heritage by featuring traditions and crafts from Hong Kong and references to iconic moments in art history. “We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, wild florals, portraits and photographs, dolls and trinkets. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, exclusively for this collaboration,” said H&M in a press statement.
The Simone Rocha x H&M collaboration will be available on Thursday, … Read the rest
If I had to put a number on it, I’d say I’ve tested upwards of 50 moisturizers in the last few years. What can I say? I’m a sucker for best sellers, anything with hyaluronic acid, and the latest technology-packed products. So I like to think that I’ve seen and tried my fair share of options, some of which have become permanent fixtures in my routine, while the majority are usually cycled out after a few months. But last month I got my hands on the new StriVectin Wrinkle Recode™ Moisture Rich Barrier Cream, and little did I know that my skin would be blessed with one of the very best face creams it has ever tried.
This fresh-smelling tub of cream is thick but absorbs really fast, always leaving my face with a subtle dewy glow. I swear it only took a few days of using it morning … Read the rest
The latest collection from home-grown outerwear brand Canada Goose is designed by Chinese designer Angel Chen. The brand, who has become know for epic past collaborations, is joined by Chen as their first-ever guest designer.
Chen, who attended the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London and is shortlisted for the International Woolmark Prize, debuted her spring/summer 2021 runway collection this past October featuring her versions of iconic Canada Goose pieces. The Next In Fashion alum’s runway collection featured colour and volume that translates into dramatic redesigned Canada Goose pieces.
“This collection represents the transition from winter in Canada to spring in China,” says Chen, who included her version of the functional outerwear over tulle ball skirts in her finale looks on the runway. The 13-piece collection is designed for men and women with mix-and-match layers to compliment varying weather conditions.
Styled unlike we’ve ever seen outwear before, with corset … Read the rest
Even though we may not regularly consign our sneakers, investing in a new designer pair certainly feels more justifiable when we know the value. Buying pre-owned shoes, or even unworn styles with the tags still intact, is a smart way to shop – and not only because it’s a sustainable commitment. Usually, the luxury kicks that are being resold have soared in popularity, occasionally selling for even more than the original price.
We talked to Sean Conway, The RealReal‘s sneaker and streetwear expert, who offered some tips for those who collect sneakers as a hobby. “When it comes to buying sneakers, check resale value first to better understand what sneakers, styles, and colorways hold value,” he said. “When you’ve made your sneaker purchase, it’s always smart to keep the collateral, as original boxes and tags can increase resale value. For example, previously worn pairs sell for 34 percent … Read the rest
It’s no secret that Amazon stocks quite the variety of items—everything from household products to electronics to yep, top-notch fashion finds. And that’s why we’re here today. That’s right. We’re going to dive into the Amazon Fashion section to highlight some of the chicest items that are currently available on the site. You know, to potentially help inspire your 2021 shopping list.
The edit in question pretty much runs the gamut, including everything from versatile denim cuts to cute loungewear picks to forward knitwear pieces. But here’s the thing. While everything in question is in stock now, there’s a chance many could sell out soon given their on-trend and sure-to-be popular nature. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out a smattering of chic Amazon items that could pique your interest.
Slouchy, lug-sole, combat and Western-inspired boots are all staples in our footwear rotation, but styling them through the elements can be tricky. While winter layering offers lots of styling opportunity, watching your favourite pants trail though slush can make you want to avoid going outside altogether. Luckily, the latest street style trend will help eliminate any soggy hemlines: The most fashion-forward street style stars are wearing their pants tucked into boots.
From coordinated leather pants and boots for a seamless look to an oversized pant, which gives a billowy effect, there’s no wrong way to work this trend. For maximum comfort, gather and fold a wide pant leg flat around the ankle so it slips into a boot easily and doesn’t bulge or rub against you when walking. Treat and clean your leather and suede boots on the regular and tuck pants in to help minimize your dry cleaning … Read the rest
If you’ve seen the trailer for The Wilds but haven’t binge-watched the first season yet, you may assume the show couldn’t possibly yield fashion inspiration. After all, it follows a group of teenage girls who get stranded on a deserted island for weeks while en route to what they believed was a women’s empowerment retreat, forcing them to fight for their lives as part of an elaborate social experiment. And yet, despite the survivalist theme, Fatin Jadmani manages to stand out as the undisputed style star, rocking a multitude of chic outfits while enduring sleepless nights, unexpected storms, and a bout of food poisoning, among other dismal circumstances.