Future of Athleisure: Smart Clothes

Future of Athleisure: Smart Clothes

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February is here — and either you’ve been on a roll with your New Year’s resolution fitness goals, or you’ve fallen off the bandwagon just like the rest of us. Unless you’re working as professional supermodels like the Hadid sisters, some of us need the extra help to get us on track. Cue in the next trend in athleisure wear to help aid you: smart clothes.

The latest to hit wearable tech expands beyond your typical arm candy. Many products moved away from the wrist and onto, for example, the chest, the shoe, the sock, the belt, the shirt and even to the underwear. While they’re flicking off sweat, this new category in apparel can monitor things like breathing rate, heart rate, calories burned and more. Some even keep tabs on your form, alerting in real time you when you need an adjustment. Check out our top three notable round ups.

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Get These Coveted Velvet Booties Before They’re Gone

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These Stuart Weitzman booties are to die for. They are flying out of stores and on to the feet of icons such as Gigi Hadid. These make her effortlessly cool style a 10. Make sure to snag a pair and give yourself a much deserved style upgrade. You’re worth it!

Breaking Banality: Jacques Marie Mage

Breaking Banality: Jacques Marie Mage

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Often times than not, the quest for originality in designer eyewear can seem to be daunting. Simple tweaks in standard shapes whether it’s oval, wayfarer, and aviator tends to all blend into one at the end of trying on numerous pairs. But what really differentiates one brand from the rest? Los Angeles-based designer Jerome Mage of Jacques Marie Mage eyewear sought out to disrupt the eyewear design game with his latest collection which, “breaks from the banality of retroactive fads and imitative fashion.”

Breaking Banality: Jacques Marie Mage

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Quality over quantity comes to mind when it comes to the philosophy behind the Jacques Marie Mage brand. What he does is special and with beyond good intent. The eyewear line results in a micro-produced high quality product, with limited quantity focusing on bringing subtle opulent details to the forefront. From the exquisite crafted Japanese acetate that’s built with a special concealed hinge, custom hardware rivets, gold hardware, and distinctive frame shapes – the luxury brand is worth the splurgy investment that you will be throwing down for it.

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Andy Wolf Sunglasses Online with SFTP

Andy Wolf Sunglasses can be the exclamation point to your whole entire outfit. For some, one’s signature look is not complete without it. Take style icons Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Victoria Beckham, and fashion blogger Thrifts and Threads just to name a few of these style mavens who are rarely caught without the right pair that perfectly frames their faces. This is the same notion on why Shades for the People was conceptualized. SFTB was made for the fellow sunglass-obsessed, who are constantly on the look out for new and exciting brands who deliver exceptional design and incredible value. For many in some way, having the right pair of shades is a way of life.

It’s no wonder that when we stumbled across Austrian label Andy Wolf’s collection of eyewear, we knew we had to get our hands on it, and more importantly — be the first to carry it online. A new division of Andy Wolf Eyewear, Andy Wolf was conceived in 2015, focusing on exciting color combinations, classic eyewear shapes,  and abstract designs based around the 70s. Not only are the frames stylish in design, but they’re also specially fitted with Zeiss lenses which provide precision optics to deliver a high visual experience.

Andy Wolf Color Sunglasses at Shades For the People

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But don’t get us wrong—just because we’re the first to carry Andy Wolf online, doesn’t mean it hasn’t graced the faces of some of your favorite stylish celebs. Beyonce was spotted rocking a pair of Andy Wolf sunnies on her recent trip to Côte d’Azur. In fact they have a pretty huge cult following, and can be seen in some of the best style mags such as Wonderland, Marie Claire, and Vogue. For people who gravitate towards a retro-feel

Andy Wolf boasts a 90 step process to make a single pair of their coveted eyewear. Made in Austria, inspection is meticulously checked to ensure the best comfort and pass each test standard before it’s finally worn by you. In the field of eyewear, obsessiveness is a good thing. This is why carrying brands like Andy Wolf, aligns with what Shades for the People is all about— that every detail has to be pretty much perfect for glasses to be both beautiful and functional in design. We hope you’re as smitten with Andy Wolf as we are. With their multiple materials and textures in their frames, the only hard part is holding yourself back from collecting it all.

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These Smart Wearables Will Make You Want to Put a Ring on it

These Smart Wearables Will Make You Want to Put a Ring on it

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The world of smart wearables has brought fashion and tech in the kind of coupling we are into in our ever connected world today. It sounds futuristic and cool, a commixture of two sleek worlds that once had nothing to do with each other — but speed up to the present and you’ll find they’re now fully aligned. Everything from fashion shopping sites with their own apps to wearables, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, are the advancement of fashion-tech. Even 94 year old fashion accessory icon Iris Apfel, has welcomed tech in her life with a recent collaboration with wearables line Wise Wear.

When approaching the right smart tech jewelry for you, design is the first to consider. It should go without saying that function without design, is just not “fashion-tech.” Second should be what functions are the most important to you. The premise of wearable technology is to get you the information you need, when you need it, without you having to dig for your phone through the black hole that you call your purse.

The best look is a look of engagement people, and not the one where you’re constantly gazing at your phone in the presence of good company.  That’s where smart rings come into play. Today we spotlight the super powers of the smart ring, which would seem like a match-made in heaven— but of course not all are created equally.

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It’s Pink Friday, huge sale on items from PINK!

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Just in case you missed the memo there is huge sale happening at Victorias Secret. Our favorites are the new bralettes  available in new colors and designs. Pair them with a drapey open neck top and leave some lace peeking through for an effortless look that is sultry and comfortable. Fashion Hauler rates this sale an A+.

Bomber Jacket Essentials

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Jackets are an essential part in every girl’s closet. Not only do they keep us warm, but they also complete any outfit. The Bomber Jacket trend has been re-appearing consistently, from the runway to magazine editorials. These jackets are super sporty chic, laid-back comfortable & easy to wear. The Bomber style originally emerged in the 20th Century, as it was used primarily as an outerwear garment in the Army. Fast-forward to today, and this style is spotted at many reputable clothing brands. With its relaxed cool fit, different brands are making their own reinterpretations of the Bomber Jacket, and we are loving all the different designs! We caught up with some of our favorite brands including Nasty Gal, Topshop, & Gucci, and we got a taste of their versions of the coveted Jacket style. From color vibrant, to cut-outs, & embroidered details, check out some of our favorite pieces below!

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Calvin Klein #MyCalvins Fall 2016 Campaign

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Calvin Klein unveiled their Fall 2016 #MyCalvins campaign collection, and it’s one of their most eccentric to date. The brand has been committed to breaking boundaries as they collaborate with many different walks of life. This season’s campaign incorporated influential musicians, models, actors, and even recognizable faces from Social Media platforms, including Frank Ocean, Bella Hadid, Anna Ewers, and Kate Moss. With this season’s #MyCalvins campaign, the brand wanted to focus on emphasizing people with different backgrounds, by incorporating & showcasing each person’s own version of self-identity & individuality. The brand strategically also incorporated young & older well-known icons into the campaign, in an effortless way. The essence behind bringing different people together was to promote diversity & celebrate the qualities that make Calvin Klein a lifestyle brand. Calvin Klein’s fashion direction with this campaign wasn’t to showcase new products, but to really emphasize how people live in their Calvin products.

 

 

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Tyler, the Creator Just Changed the Game During His Fashion Show

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Tyler, The Creator followed in the footsteps of Kanye West last night when he presented his first fashion show in Los Angeles as part of an event organized by MADE, which explores the intersection between style and music.

Tyler, who is known for his colorful style, offbeat sense of humor, and razor sharp lyrics, made his debut as fashion designer with his line Golf Wang in Los Angeles Last Saturday. “You shouldn’t expect anything because then you’ll be disappointed,”  However, expectations ran pretty high among the legions of fans waiting in line for the doors to open. “Tyler is going to walk down the runway with an alligator,” said one. “I heard it’s going to be a cheetah,” countered another. “I’m sure it’s going to be an experience,” said singer Janelle Monáe from an eclectic front row that included former Disney stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse, hip hop artist YG, and model Kendall Jenner. “I’m looking forward to it.”

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15 Warm Weather Pieces to Keep Your Cool This Summer

15 Warm Weather Pieces to Keep Your Cool This Summer

 

The heat is on and it’s that time again when those feelings of hating everything in your closet start to reappear. When buying for your summer wardrobe, it’s best to think about what’s airy and easy to throw on. One pieces and dresses are the jam. Throw it on and instant outfit, boom. We’re talking about pieces that can get some major rotation action in your every day styling. On your radar should be a summer sandal, good basic tops for easy pairings, shorts,  and skirts to take you in and out of the office. With our list of new summer fresh duds to get, we guarantee a bunch of OOooo’s and ahhh’s and where did you get that from your best girl buds that keeps you the best dressed in the group. Trust.

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