Winter can be a rough season when it comes to feeling like your best self, considering the sizable number of layers required to leave your cozy apartment. A puffy jacket, chunky sweater, and long-sleeve tee are the bare bones of a cold-weather ensemble—and that's on a good day. Just when you thought your winter wardrobe couldn't get any drabber, H&M released a slew of on-trend, warm, and—believe it or not—flattering pieces you need in your closet ASAP. Ahead, we've rounded up a handful of the H&M winter items we love most: From cool puffers to snow boots that somehow aren't overly chunky, the selection ahead will have you set for your most stylish (and affordable) winter yet.
Don’t get me wrong: I love—actually, am obsessed with—the new wave of stiff, vintage-inspired, straight-leg, flared, cropped jeans that have reigned supreme over the last few seasons (or should I say years?). Some of my favorites include but are not limited to these, these, and these.
That said, however, from time to time, I try something on and think to myself, If only my old skinny jeans were still as trend-forward as they were a few years ago. Especially when getting dressed for a night out, I’ve found myself craving something tighter on the hips and legs, and a little more flattering and fit for the occasion.
Enter the perfect hybrid, my new favorite, Levi’s Wedgie jeans. They might not be new to the market, but when I needed some new dark denim in my rotation, I came across this distressed black, tapered pair from Aritzia, and my wardrobe life was changed. Holding court at the intersection of trend-forward and flattering, they have that high-rise, vintage-inspired look we all love on top (including the Levi’s classic pocket), but as they progress downward, they possess a hip-hugging, skinnier style that perfectly fills in all those wardrobe gaps my old skinny jeans left behind.
If that weren’t enough, most pairs are conveniently under $100, making the decision to soon invest in a new wash or two a no-brainer. So if you’ve been craving a forward-feeling replacement for your old skinny jeans too, shop the jeans...
Full disclaimer: I have a moderately small bust, and ideally I'd forgo a bra as often as possible. When women joke about the best part of their day being the moment they take off an item of clothing, yeah, there's something wrong there. Being poked, squeezed, and stuffed into bras is something I've come to resent greatly.
But since most professional workplaces don't really lend themselves to going braless, I'm always on the lookout for the next-best thing—a bra I actually find comfortable. No slippery straps; no gaping or poking. A few months ago, I found just such a bra courtesy of the brand MeUndies. The direct-to-consumer underwear line has a range of bras that retail at a reasonably priced $32 and are so comfortable I basically forget that I'm wearing them.
And that's the goal, notes Sarita Liu, the brand's director of design and development. "There's a void of simple nonstructured bralettes that conform to the shape of women's natural breasts that is super comfortable and slightly supportive for those who want to feel like they are not wearing a bra," she tells us. "[Our] two designs cater to those women who need soft and sleek basic bralettes under their day to day workwear or tees who prefer their undergarments to be minimal in shape and design."
Below, you can shop them for yourself along with a few similar styles I love.
If you’re looking for an easy way to style your skinny jeans, take a fashion note from celebs and add a pair of leather flats to your look. They’re the ultimate easy, and comfortable, way to upgrade a simple outfit for your weekend errands. Topping the list are Gucci’s Princetown loafers and slides—classic styles that have soared in popularity that you can wear year after year. We’ve spotted them on everyone from Zendaya to Gigi Hadid to Dakota Johnson. Other chic styles are ballet flats or leather espadrilles that look equally cool with denim. If you need any cool styling ideas for outfits with flats, look to the ways celebrities are wearing them.
Not to play favorites, but airport outfit inspiration is at the top of our list when it comes to creating fashionable content. Celebrities arriving and departing from the airport never gets old to us. Especially when it involves a stylish crew like Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Miranda Kerr.
Celebrities use the airport as a red carpet moment, bringing out their most stylish moments and statement outfit combinations like unexpected shoes for traveling as well as comfortable and convenient ways to style leggings. We’re always looking to A-listers for en route-ensemble inspiration, and to ensure you’re set with a fresh set of airport style inspiration, today we’re sharing our favorite outfit combinations worn by pro travelers. Keep reading for nine airport outfits you won’t regret.
Pantone recently declared Ultra Violet the official color of 2018, and fittingly, lavender (the lighter shade of violet) is emerging as the next must-have color for spring. From pantsuits to romantic dresses, shades of pale purple were seen all over the S/S 18 runways—from Michael Kors to Victoria Beckham to The Row. Fashion girls have been quick to take the breakout color to the streets, donning statement saccharine coats, lilac dresses, and contrasting the sweet shade with edgy accessories. But you don't have to wait until spring to take on the trend. We've rounded up the must-have lavender looks you can add to your closet right now. Keep scrolling to see the some of our favorite pieces in the coolest color for spring.
As you've probably noticed, fashion trends in this day and age are eclectic, so we're used to new denim trends being equally eclectic. Recent seasons have seen ruffled, pearl-embellished, and dramatically flared denim, but the predominant trend on the S/S 18 runways was decidedly more classic. It's so simple, in fact, that you may even already own it. Any guesses? If you took the hint from Bella Hadid in the photo above, it's dark denim.
Dark denim never went away, per se, but it's certainly taken a back seat to vintage washes and black denim in recent seasons. But if the runways of Versace, Max Mara, Tibi, Tom Ford, Fendi, Adam Selman, Chloé, Derek Lam, and many more are any indication, it's going to be everywhere this spring and beyond, in the form of inky indigo washes and raw denim.
Perhaps the best thing about dark denim is that it's one of the most versatile of trends, as it transitions seamlessly from the office to a night out to off-duty days. Ready to try it (again)? Read on to see just a few runway examples of how it's done in 2018 and shop our favorite dark denim pieces on the market.
When you hear that Levi's is designing leggings, you probably think jeggings, right? Not in this case. Every fashion girl's longtime favorite source for classic denim just launched an activewear collection filled with hoodies, tees, and—you guessed it—leggings.
Based on how flattering our favorite Levi's jeans are, we were more than a little intrigued to see that the brand was entering the crowded legging market. Just as it does with its jeans, Levi's stuck to a classic aesthetic for its first pair of leggings. The cropped, high-waisted black style is described by the brand as being not too thin, not too thick, and "the best-fitting leggings you'll ever own." Levi's also uses the word perfect no fewer than three times in the four-sentence product description. When a brand is that passionate about a new arrival, it's hard to not be curious. If you're convinced along with us, shop the flattering $78 leggings below.
I'm not a winter person. The minute the temperature drops, I can't make it to drinks, brunch, or a museum visit. I'm at home in bed wearing as many layers as possible. But despite my aversion to any temperature under 50 (I'm from California, give me a break), this winter there's one thing that has made life a bit more manageable: Aritzia's Super Puff coat.
What makes this puffer different from any other down coat out there? Well, first let me start with two words: lined pockets. I'm not sure why I never owned a winter coat with cozy lined pockets before, but having left behind achy, red, frozen fingers, I'm sold for life. The coat also has fitted sleeves (to avoid cold air up the arms, a removable hood, and generally it's just ridiculously warm. While appreciating good style is a part of my job, it's nice when function goes hand and hand with it.
Here's the thing, I'm not the only one who has developed an infatuation with this winter staple. I've spotted it on the Instagram feeds of editor friends and recently on Karlie Kloss as well. And just a glance at how we're all styling the jacket makes two things clear: It comes in a lot of color options, and it looks just as good with skinny jeans as it does with more trend-forward pieces.
If I haven't sold the coat already, here's one more bit of notable news: It's also on...
Buying a designer handbag counts as a major life accomplishment. But before your big splurge, it's always best to make sure you've done your homework. Unfortunately, knockoff bags are all too common, so knowing what to look for can make all the difference when you're buying secondhand or from somewhere that's a little off the beaten path.
To help make things crystal clear, we tapped the experts at Vestiaire Collective, a luxury retail site that has nailed the science of spotting fakes. Jacquelyne Cortel, the brand's U.S. authentication expert and quality control manager, named her top tips for when you're on the hunt for your designer bag. First off, "do your research," she says. "Arm yourself with the knowledge of what your designer bag should look like, and go from there." Armed with her advice, you'll be ready to treat yourself to your dream bag, totally stress-free.
Read on for Cortel's three signs of a fake handbag, and then shop current designer styles that we love.
We thought we'd seen it all in the realm of cool sneaker collabs, but Converse's latest range of pretty pastel low-tops, which launched early this morning, has us thinking otherwise.
The collection, designed as part of the Converse x Golf Le Fleur collab with rapper Tyler, the Creator, includes three suede sneakers in three bold pastel hues: Geranium Pink, Bachelor Blue, and Jade Lime. Another noteworthy feature? Pretty flower detailing on the side of the shoe.
The sneakers were officially released early this morning, but in a matter of minutes, several sizes were already sold out, with the pastel pink version now completely out of stock. So if you've been meaning to upgrade your sneaker game, we suggest you act fast. Read on to see and shop the pretty Converse x Golf Le Fleur collaboration before it sells out.
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Last night, one of the season's most highly anticipated new shows finally debuted. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story's first episode was an intriguing opener that definitely made us excited for the season. In light of the debate over whether the show is an accurate portrayal or not, we decided to break down what was real and what was elaborated.
Fact: The murder scene in the show was mostly accurate. In 1997, Gianni Versace walked to the nearby News Café, where he purchased a magazine and coffee and returned to his home, where he was killed by Andrew Cunanan on his front steps.
Fiction: However, the real Antonio D’Amico disputes the scene where he is shown embracing Versace's dead body. “The picture of Ricky Martin holding the body in his arms is ridiculous,” D'Amico told The Guardian in July. “Maybe it’s the director’s poetic license, but that is not how I reacted...The house had stained glass windows so we couldn’t see what had happened from inside, so we had to open the gate. I saw Gianni lying on the steps, with blood around him. At that point, everything went dark. I was pulled away, I didn’t see any more."
Fact: The dead bird was also an accurate portrayal. During the murder, a dove was accidentally struck by a bullet fragment. Vulture tapped a reporter who covered the case at the time, who explained that the bird “sparked a panic that this was a Mafia from Sicily hit." As Slate explains, "The presence...
Supermodels have reunited on the runways (and in the front row) of some of fashion week's biggest shows in the past. For instance, who could ever forget the all-star lineup of ’90s supermodels who closed out Donatella Versace's S/S 18 show back in September? And now, the latest reunion to take place? Nineties icons Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. And the reason behind it is quite special.
The Louis Vuitton F/W 18 Menswear presentation marked English designer Kim Jones's last men's show for the fashion house. And to honor his departure, Moss and Campbell took to the catwalk, hand in hand with Jones, as he took his final walk down the runway. How sweet! See this special runway reunion below.
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Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1 are the sneakers that even an anti-hypebeast would know. But while these classic silhouettes have a long history, they've now been reborn for the first time by women and for women. "They're two of our most iconic shoes at Nike, and they're rich in DNA," says Georgina James, senior creative director at Nike Sportswear. "They were designed for men, and now the challenge was to reimagine them for women." Given just five days, a group of women from across the company united to create 10 distinct pairs of sneakers that transformed the shoes into something totally new and different, known as Reimagined 1.
So what was it like bringing together a group of women and tackling a project in a way never tested by Nike before? "Working through the collection we really supported one another. We worked as a team; rather than one person taking one shoe, every single person on the team touched every shoe in the line. Working as that female collective," notes James. "We came up with some rules to guide us. Some of those were stay chill, speak up, be honest and open, check your ego at the door, and ultimately have fun."
The result was a range of five archetypes for the two shoes. The Lover, the Jester, the Sage, the Explorer, and the Rebel were all intended to represent a facet of a woman's personal style. "What we loved about the archetypes is that they gave...
The word "cozy" is arguably one of the most overused adjectives this time of year, but we challenge you to come up with something that better describes how we all want to feel when faced with winter weather. Sartorially speaking, cozy doesn't just have to apply to sweaters and coats. A whimsical trend that's everywhere this season is as cozy as it gets: faux-fur accessories.
Fashion girls can't seem to get enough furry bags, scarves, hats, and even earrings, so we searched the internet high and low for the best pieces to help fill your faux-fur quota for the season. And not to worry—not all of your faux-fur accessories have to be put into storage once spring arrives. We came across plenty of sandals and bags that can be worn post–cozy season. All you have to do is grab your credit card and decide which piece(s) to add to your wardrobe.