3 Ways to Style Your Leggings Outside of the Gym

4 Ways to Style Your Leggings Outside of the Gym

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When it comes to leggings, we all know what the original intention of leggings was made for — which is gym wear, and is a whole lot easier to pull off than chic wear. But for a die-hard aficionado for all things comfortable and stretchy, the challenge is an embraced one. While we don’t encourage them for all occasions, a few styling tricks can elevate the everyday staple to a more polished look. Here, we show you three amazingly chic outfits you can rock for a day on the run or a casual night out — with the luxury of comfort being your little secret without sacrificing any style at all.

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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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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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Armarium Lets You Wear Luxury on Loan via Your Smart Phone

Armarium Lets You Wear Luxury on Loan via Your Smart Phone

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There are a multitude of apps that blend the world of technology and fashion seamlessly. Another one to step into the ring, is Armarium —a new luxury clothing loan app, will finally allow you to kiss the question, “when will I ever wear this again?” goodbye and makes your rounds in couture, runway and the latest accessories without so much as a worry to what use you need to make of them come midnight.  First world probs. 

Comprised of an elite team of fashion insiders, Armarium was officially launched in April 2016 through an invite-only mobile app, e-commerce platform and a New York City showroom. The program includes not only the ability to borrow pieces from their expertly curated lineup of couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories, but also, the option of hiring one of a number of professional stylists to assist with your day-of dressing needs. Dubbed the Style Brigade, some of the talent on Armarium’s retainer includes: Meredith Melling, Valerie Boster, Siobhan Bonnouvrier, Karla Martinez de Salas and Shiona Turini. Because Armarium doesn’t just send you clothes—it provides the look, too, if you want it.

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Fashion Tech: Courrèges Heats it Up in Outerwear

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Courrèges introduces self-heating outerwear.

 

The heat is on, literally.

We know we’re on the brink of breaking into summer officially, but we still can’t help thinking what’s next in outerwear. During Paris Fashion week back in March, French fashion house Courrèges kicked it up a notch by introducing three coats with self-heating technology. The three color ways came in black, blush pink, and in a houndstooth pattern. For their sophomore collection for Courrèges, design duo Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer introduced these three tailored winter coats, each with an integrated heating system that’s activated by the push of a button, and can be charged with an iPhone cable, according to The New York Times.

“We started to think about the future of fashion, because design needs to work hand in hand with technology if we want fashion to evolve,” Vaillant told luxury e-comm site SSENSE in an interview. “The way we make clothes needs to evolve if we want more comfort and well-being. This transition is possible if technology responds to our primary needs: well-being and comfort.”

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20 Times Leandra Medine Proves Denim is Boss—And Her New Re/Done Collab

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It’s no question that one of the most covetable denim collections around belongs to that of  Leandra Medine, aka The Man Repeller. Whether we’re catching Leandra in a light wash or the deepest indigos, they’re a staple of both her front row and everyday style, as she slips easily from the enchanted Valentino boots to Paul Andrew heels and back again. This OG blogger has come out with her latest collab with none other than the team at denim Levi reviver Re/Done. She follows in the footsteps of  fellow Re/Done collaborators such as model Elsa Hosk, jewelry designer Pamela Love, and model Alessandra Ambrosia.

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This Season’s Swimwear is Bringing Sexy Back

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Tis’ the season for all things skimpy, revealing, and most of all ventilating. It’s that favorite time of the year, (for me at least) in where I scour my favorite brands for what’s hot and what new innovative ideas when it comes to design that brands have whipped out. You can expect to see a lot of high french-cut onesies, as well as lots of lingerie turned swimwear with what’s trending for this summer.

It’s true, the money we pay these days for swimwear doesn’t really equate to how often some of us get to rock them. That’s why we’ve carefully chosen some to double up as a great body suit option to rock with boyfriend jeans or cut-off shorts to easily take you down from the beach, to party mode wear well-after. But don’t get us wrong, there’s definitely swimwear that’s taking the lingerie look a little too far, becoming a little too risque for public visual consumption. Let’s keep some of this stuff for the bedroom please.

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POPSUGAR Set to become the Universal Mobile Shopping Cart of Fashion

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PopSugar Inc. wants to build a universal shopping cart for fashion-related mobile commerce. This isn’t news if you’re already familiar with using their specialized search engine for women’s apparel and accessories called ShopStyle. ShopStyle, which PopSugar Inc. acquired in 2007, was responsible for driving $1 billion in revenue to its retail partners last year, according to Brian Sugar, PopSugar Inc.’s founder and chief executive.

Already having being launched in April, ShopStyle won’t just redirect shoppers to complete purchases on retailers’ sites. Instead, ShopStyle aims to “tailor” the user taste profile by indicating pictorial brand references of what best identifies with the consumer. Then they enter their credit card information, and make purchases from dozens of retailers directly through the ShopStyle site and app.

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The 8 Key Summer Trend Buys You Need from Zara

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Our favorite fast-fashion giant Zara has us eye-balling what’s new this week. We’re seeing a bevy of florals, nautical stripes, bombers, and more that has us ready to click and add to cart button. The usual suspects to expect are bright hues, as well as clean whites, to short minis, and the cutest sandals to get you going on all your wanderlust adventures you’ve got planned this summer. On top of copping all of this season’s key essentials, you’ll be able to look fab with these affordable buys that won’t break the bank leaving more money for endless piña coladas on the beach.

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