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Zara's Military-Inspired SRPLS Collection Is Back For Round Two

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Update: Zara SRPLS\'s long-awaited second chapter is now available online and in select stores.Utility dressing isn\'t going anywhere — Zara won\'t let that happen. The fast fashion brand\'s second chapter of SRPLS is almost here, and with it, the first of three military-inspired utility collections that\'ll drop over the next two weeks. By this time tomorrow, you\'ll be able to shop all the boiler suits, structured jackets and camo two-piece sets that a girl could need (and even more top notch options over in the men\'s department).Inspired by \"the uniform of rebels and rockers for more than half a century,\" the women\'s collection adds a soft touch to utility dressing in preparation for spring. And the multitude of colors and patterns makes this collection perfect for the season ahead. \"The high waisted cargo pant can be styled with summer trenches and military-inspired knits, and the classic henley tee is updated into the perfect eve

Arya, The Night King & A Crop Top: How Summer’s Most Divisive Trend Ended The Battle Of Winterfell

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This post contains spoilers for episode 3, season 8 of Game of Thrones.When it comes to Game of Thrones, there are only two types of people who survive: those who rely on strategy to fight their battles and those who wield a sword (or control two dragons). On one end, there are the Tyrians, the Sansas, and the Cerceis of the Seven Kingdoms, who usually show their strength in other, more calculated ways. Opposite them are characters like Jon Snow, Brienne, and Jorah Mormont (R.I.P.) who take to the frontlines to prove what power they have.For the first hour and 17 minutes of Sunday\'s \"The Long Night\", we probably would\'ve stuck Arya Stark in the latter category. She did, after all, take down a hoard of wights with nothing but a dragon glass javelin. But by the time we got to the last scene of the night, Arya proved that she has a lot more going for her than just serious killing skills.Arya may be a tomboy assassin who may seem like she\'s got a one track mind,

Macy's Friends & Family Sale Has ALL Of Our Essentials — But Where To Begin?

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The 160-year-old department store Macy’s has always been a presence in our lives. From our little-kid memories of watching its Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, to shopping for party dresses holding our mom’s hands, to discovering — and then frequenting — the beauty counter in high school, its been there for us shopping-obsessives since our earliest days of browsing. Now, with a reliable roster of essential brands, its become a go-to for all of our wardrobe staples: everyday makeup, denim, dresses, and work-appropriate separates.They’re also no strangers to an epic sale, so it was with great excitement that we pointed our browsers to the Macy\'s homepage when we got wind of the Friends and Family sale. With a hefty 30% off apparel (including go-tos like Levi’s, Free People, and plenty of no-brainer workwear) and a precious 15% off can’t-live-without beauty brands like Urban Decay, Lancome, and Bare Minerals, we may not need to shop again this summer with the hauls that we pl https://w

Naomi Campbell Stars in Chanel's New Campaign Alongside 9 Incredible Women

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Naomi Campbell may have just celebrated 33 years in the fashion industry but the supermodel is showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to her duties as one of British Vogue\'s contributing editors while furthering her mission “to change the narrative and perception of the great continent of Africa,” Campbell is now the face of a new fashion campaign.On Monday, Chanel launched its latest offering, a new edition of the ceramic J12 watch, with the help of 10 major faces, including Campbell. The goal for the campaign is to show “that time is something extremely personal while at the same time, we are all more or less linked by this subjective experience with time,” Thomas du Pré de Saint-Maur tells WWD, who heads creative resources for the house’s perfumes, beauty, watches and jewelry activities.Campbell, for example, answers a series of questions about the concept of time. \"I\'m not one of those people who wants time to stop,” she says in her video. Her favorite time o

Buy It For Graduation, Keep It Forever: 20 White Dresses To Kick Off Summer In Style

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Summer is just around the corner, and with the sun, the warmth, and the leisure of the season come many an opportunity to wear white. Going on a hike? A white tee will keep you cool. Summer Friday at work? White jeans will take you from the office to a night out. Snagged an invite to the rooftop pool party? You’ll stand out in your new white bathing suit. Finally, lest we forget, there’s the sacred and much-fretted-over white frock that many women will wear at least once in her life, standing in front of her friends and family during a life-changing moment.Don’t jump to conclusions here — we’re not talking about a wedding gown. Our focus today is a different symbolic white attire: the graduation dress. Generations of women have walked down the aisle — and then up on stage — in an ensemble of this all-purpose color, and if you’re accepting a diploma anytime soon, you’re probably on the hunt for one. However, the nice thing about a white graduation outfit is that — un https://www.refiner

Why Fans Think Arya Deserves An Outfit Upgrade Considering Last Night’s Kill

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Warning: This story contains some serious spoilers for last night\'s “The Long Night.”Arya Stark went and did the damn thing Sunday night — she officially killed the Night King. The moment the knife slipped from her grip, our hearts stopped in our tracks, along with roughly 17.4 million viewers. Arya truly showed her worth as a warrior, as even the leader of an army of the dead couldn\'t stop her from finishing off the Battle of Winterfell with one swift Valyrian steel knife to the abdomen. Given her epic performance last night, not just in Godswood, but all over Winterfell, diehard Arya fans think she deserves some love in the costume department — and they\'re going straight to the source.Four days ago, Game of Thrones costume designer, Michele Clapton, took to Instagram to share a photo of Arya with the caption, \"Arya... finally home... and moving forward. One amazing character in a cast of so many!\" But it\'s not what she said that\'s causing a stir a

Halima Aden Is The First To Model A Burkini In Sports Illustrated

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Halima Aden is continuing to redefine the fashion industry\'s standards. The Somali-American just became the first hijab-wearing model featured in Sport\'s Illustrated Swimsuit issue.“SI Swimsuit has been at the forefront of changing the narrative and conversation on social issues and preconceived notions,” Aden said in a press release announcing the issue. “I’m hoping this specific feature will open doors up for my Somali community, Muslim community, refugee community and any other community that can relate to being different,” she continued.The UNICEF ambassador isn\'t a stranger to such firsts. She\'s made history as the first Miss Minnesota pageant contestant to don a hijab and a burkini on stage. Then, a year a later, she went on to sign with international modeling agency, IMG Models, becoming their first ever hijabi model, making her runway debut in Yeezy Season 5.Aden is also pushing boundaries in the design world, debuting her first modest fashion collection thi

Taylor Swift's Merch Line Is Here, And It's Even Better Than We Predicted

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The countdown to April 26 has come and gone, and we are now officially living in a brand new Taylor Swift era. As predicted, she released a new song with a very enthusiastic title: “Me! ” The first single from #TS7 includes a feature from Brendon Urie, otherwise known as the frontman for Panic! at the Disco. (Gee, wonder where Tay got her exclamation mark inspiration from?) It’s the first time these two have collaborated on a track, and in the music video, Taylor wears a lot of pastel.Taylor also dropped something else besides new music: a fresh merch line. Just last week, Miss Swift was caught in New York City wearing a pink, long-sleeve crop top with glittery roses on the front and her name on the sleeve in white lettering. Many fans were convinced that Taylor was giving the world a sneak peek at her new merch, and as it turns out, their predictions were on point as usual.That same crop top is now available for purchase at the official Taylor Swift online shop, alongside a coll https

Zara's Military-Inspired SRPLS Collection Is Back For Round 2

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Utility dressing isn\'t going anywhere — Zara won\'t let that happen. The fast fashion brand\'s second chapter of SRPLS is almost here, and with it, the first of three military-inspired utility collections that\'ll drop over the next two weeks. By this time tomorrow, you\'ll be able to shop all the boiler suits, structured jackets and camo two-piece sets that a girl could need (and even more top notch options over in the men\'s department).Inspired by \"the uniform of rebels and rockers for more than half a century,\" the women\'s collection adds a soft touch to utility dressing in preparation for spring. And the multitude of colors and patterns makes this collection perfect for the season ahead. \"The high waisted cargo pant can be styled with summer trenches and military-inspired knits, and the classic henley tee is updated into the perfect every day dress,\" the press release suggests. If there\'s one thing we know for sure, it\

This Under-The-Radar Site Hits The Motherlode For Stylish, Affordable Gifts

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We spend a lot of time wearing our online-shopping-blinders; repeat-visiting certain sites for designated purchases and rarely ever branching outside of the search box. So, when we turned off our product tunnel-vision during a routine hunt through a certain home goods site, what came into focus surprised us: World Market\'s motherlode of affordable gifting material that extends far beyond furniture and decor finds.If you\'ve exhausted the usual-site-suspects for Mother\'s Day shopping, then this well-stocked destination (usually hit up for budget-friendly rugs to headboards and dining essentials) is a breath of fresh purchase inspiration. We rounded up our favorite treasures, from stylish straw hats and totes to gilded wine-stopper and charm sets, that will come as a unique surprise to the honorary giftee on her special day. All of the colorful goods ahead are priced for well under $100 and span across categories of vibrant cotton hand towels, terrazzo-speckled cheese board

H&M Just Restocked Its Kate Middleton Wedding Dress Dupe —& 16 More Bridal Looks

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Ask any newly-married couple and they\'ll be quick to tell you that weddings are anything but cheap. A couple thousand peonies could cost the same as a luxury car, the rule of thumb for engagement rings is three (!) paychecks, and let\'s not even get started on the bill for an open bar. Nonetheless, you may be hesitant to skip the flowers or print BYOB on your wedding invitations. But there is one area of you can save big on: your wedding dress.Thanks to H&M and their annual wedding edit, you no longer have to splurge for that perfect bridal look. From under-$300 wedding gowns (one of which looks just like the custom Alexander McQueen that Kate Middleton wore to marry Prince William) to color-coordinated dresses that any bridesmaid would agree on, there isn\'t anything that this limited-edition wedding collection doesn\'t have (except maybe those peonies we mentioned). Browse H&M \'s under-$300 wedding edit ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigat

Beyoncé Teased Her Adidas Collab in the Perfect Red Bodysuit

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On April 8, Beyoncé delivered some major news: She’s relaunching her Ivy Park athleisure brand in partnership with Adidas. Now, just a few weeks later, we have official proof that this collaboration is going to be iconic. In a series of Instagram posts, the Before I Let Go singer gave fans a sense of what to expect when the first Adidas x Ivy Park collection drops.The first photo shows Bey wearing a red, long-sleeve bodysuit with the trademark Adidas logo in front. Meanwhile, she’s casually lounging on top of dozens (hundreds?) of Adidas sneakers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Apr 26, 2019 at 8:56am PDT In the second photo, she’s serving up looks against a floor-to-ceiling glass window, with endless rows of shoes laid out in front of her. While she didn’t confirm whether any of the kicks are part of her upcoming launch, it’s safe to assume that Bey’s personal shoe closet just multiplied by a couple hundred pairs. https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/201

These Essential Spring Jackets Are Plus-Size Friendly And Super Affordable

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — spring! The rising mercury doesn’t lie — the happiest, sunniest, picnic-bench-sitting-est season is fully upon us, and we’re already putting screens in our windows, dusting off our bikes and our most stylish cycling gear, and planning park outings via group text. However, just because it feels like spring doesn’t mean that it’s all tank tops and roses just yet — as we’re early in the season, there’s a chance you might feel a chill in the air, and we’re not leaving home without a casual, lightweight topper just in case the temperature decides to dip back down.When there’s a fashion need; we’re on the case, so naturally, our eagle shopping eyes are peeled for the best of the transitional best as the temperature keeps us guessing. Recently, we’ve seen some spot-on options in the plus-size category, so we decided to round them up for your shopping pleasure. From colored denim to military khaki to rain-proof nylon, you?? https://www.refinery29.com/

Selena Gomez Made Her Grand Return To The Red Carpet In A Dior Dress, As One Does

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On Thursday Selena Gomez attended We Day California, a star-studded charity event that featured numerous celeb appearances and performances. The superstar walked the light blue carpet wearing a navy Dior dress with a plunging neckline and a flowing A-line skirt. She accessorized with black heels and a stack of multicolored beaded bracelets, and paired the ensemble with a striking purple cat-eye and her hair pulled back in a loose bun.This marks one of her first major public appearances in 2019. The singer and actress is a longtime supporter of We Day California, an anti-child labor organization. She has attended the annual event in Los Angeles for the last seven years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Apr 19, 2018 at 11:45am PDT Earlier this week, the Coach brand ambassador sat down for an interview with the retailer’s new podcast Dream It Real. She opened up about an array of intimate and personal topics, including becomi https://www.refinery

Every Pastel Outfit In Taylor Swift’s New Video & The Meaning Behind It

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Taylor Swift has been pretty secretive over the last few months: dodging cameras, dropping Instagram hints, staying in with her cats (except for Gigi Hadid\'s 24th birthday party), ya know, typical T. Swift stuff. But the news she\'s been so deliberately hiding from us is finally here — and it comes in the form of the music video for her new song, \"ME!\".The video is already breaking the Internet (with 25,230,114 views on Youtube and counting). And it’s easy to see why. I mean, have you seen the outfits? From a Monique Lhuillier princess gown to a mint chocolate chip set, each look fits in perfectly with Taylor’s new pastel aesthetic. But what does it all mean? This era seems to represent refresh and rebirth for Taylor, which perfectly coincides with her use of pastel hues. The muted yellow and pink colors traditionally symbolize joy, optimism, and the newness of springtime. That sentiment goes hand in hand with the video\'s opening scene: Kim K.\'s infamous

See Target’s Vacation-Ready Collaboration With Vineyard Vines

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Target has had a very busy February: They\'ve already announced new size-inclusive swimwear and a whopping three lingerie and sleepwear brands. Then retailer announced a major collaboration perfect for the warmer weather we\'re craving: a limited-edition collection with Vineyard Vines.“Anytime we\'re entering into a new partnership, we do some research with our guests — which is what we call our customers — to see what brands they love and our guests had a really high affinity for Vineyard Vines,” a Target representative tells Refinery29. “You\'ll see pieces in the collection that a little bit more like staples, take the white off-the-shoulder shirt for instance. Especially for the Refinery29 girl that top is such a good staple.”Inspired by the ultimate summer gathering, the collection offers more than 300 items total, including apparel and accessories for women, men, and kids, as well as home and outdoor goods. A press release notes there will be more than 85 apparel a

The 5 Most Popular Swimwear Trends Of The Year, According To Lyst

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Swimsuits are notoriously hard to shop for. Between finding the fit, style, trend, and price point, there are so many factors to consider when nabbing down that perfect suit. While we might pride ourselves on having a PhD in the shopping department, when it comes to swimwear, even we know when to call in the experts. That\'s where Lyst comes in.Every year, the global search platform releases a report predicting the biggest swimwear trends of the summer. Comparing the online shopping behavior of more than 5 million shoppers per month, their report is the holy grail for anyone looking to re-up their swimwear collection.But Lyst\'s annual report is about more than just bandeau vs. triangle bikinis. The data reveals a lot about how different generations think — and shop. \"Gen Z is going all out, unafraid of making loud statements in sexy cutouts, flashy neon colors, glittery bikinis, [and] dangerously high leg cuts,\" the report reads, while millennials favor \"more

20 Gifts For The Mom Who's Not A Regular Mom, But A Cool Mom

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When we accidentally leave Mother\'s Day shopping until the eleventh hour, we scramble for an easy fix: sticking with the classic floral bouquet or picking up a Macy\'s gift card. But your mom deserves a little more thought this year. She has style, she has class, and she\'s sacrificed a good deal of both in order to raise you. So leave the vacuum and household appliances to your less thoughtful siblings, and give your mom something that will make her feel like the best version of herself.Ahead, we\'ve rounded up 20 gifts for the most fashionable woman in your life, because besides the last-night phone calls, home-cooked meals, and well, everything else, nothing reminds us how much we love her like borrowing something from her closet. Click on for quirky accessories, grown-up friendship bracelets (hey, why not buy one for yourself too?), and more that\'ll show your mom just how much of a style icon she is.Read These Stories Next:You Can Still Get A Mother\'s Day

29 Dresses That Do Double Duty With Pockets

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We all know the feeling — you waltz into your favorite boutique on your lunch break (or, let’s be real, over the weekend) for a little inspiration. Maybe you had a recent windfall, and you’re finally ready to try on that springy shift that’s been calling to you from the window for weeks. You grab your size, head into the fitting room, and slip it on. You twirl. So far, so good! Then comes the make or break moment: you instinctively reach for the side seams to slide your hands into —Nothing. You are wearing a dress with no pockets.Turning back to the mirror, you contemplate. The item in question is so cute, and you can definitely envision it on weekly rotation in your summer work wardrobe; or subtly wowing all of your college friends at the one of five weddings you have to attend this summer. But are you really going to commit to a dress without pockets? Nowhere to slide a phone, a business card, a dry cleaning receipt? Nowhere to put your hands while you need to look unbother https://w

15 Shoes That Prove "Comfort Footwear" Can Actually Be Cute

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Throughout modern history, so-called “comfort” shoes have gotten a bad rap. Begrudgingly purchased out of necessity by nurses, servers, and people with foot conditions; strapped on by sensible, errand-running moms; and stacked high in the closets of our grandmothers, this supportive footwear category prizes functionality over trend-following, and often gets overlooked by we fashion-seeking shoe magpies.However, the winds of change are blowing. Our feet are growing tired of flesh-biting straps, hard-as-rock footbeds, and weight distribution made uneven by unsupportive heels. Sure, there’s an endless stream of trendy sneakers out there, but sometimes we want more — the elevated visual statement of our favorite of-the-moment shoes paired with the easy wear of, say, a Dansko.Luckily, several things are at play. Dorkus malorkus footwear is meeting fashion half-way, with brands like Birkenstocks and Clarks revamping tried-and-true lasts in need-it-now colorways. In addition to this, https://

Olivia Munn Slammed the Go Fug Yourself Bloggers for Criticizing Her Red Carpet Looks

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Photo: Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty Images. Earlier today, Olivia Munn shared an essay she wrote about celebritydom, being in the public eye, and dealing with criticism from fans and the media. She called out two people in particular, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, also known as the women behind the popular fashion blog Go Fug Yourself. In the essay, Olivia outlined her case against outlets like Go Fug Yourself, which — in her view — exist to “unleash an arsenal of public digs.”A short essay on the ugly behaviors of the @fuggirls pic.twitter.com/KfZ5ambMQM— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) April 25, 2019 “For years, fashion-policing celebrity has been an accepted form of mainstream media critique, even though it mainly focuses on females and not men, which ultimately contributes to the perpetual minimization of women and propogates the idea that our worth is predominantly (or singularly) tied to our looks,” she wrote. “At the forefront of this right now are blogs like Go Fu https://www.ref

Everlane's New Sustainable Sneakers Will Be Everywhere This Summer

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Update: Tread by Everlane is officially ready to shop. Scroll down to get your pair today.Everlane never shies away from a challenge. Last October, the company announced the launch of ReNew, a game-changing initiative to eliminate all virgin plastic from their supply chain by 2021, starting with outerwear. But their mission didn\'t end there. Less than a year later, the brand that brought you $100 cashmere and plastic-free puffers is back with its most sustainable venture yet.On April 25th, Everlane will roll out an entire brand of sneakers labeled Tread by Everlane. According to Michael Preysman, Founder & CEO of Everlane, sneakers have consistently been the product that customers beg for most, but his response to their cries has always been the same: \"never.\" \"Of everything we wear, sneakers have one of the heaviest footprints. They require a ton of energy to produce, are made largely from virgin plastic, and never break down. So when we buy and replace them

Closing Up Our Business Didn’t Make Us Quitters

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“It should be fun.”That’s what we always said when we talked about opening a store together. For years, we shared this pipe dream of one day creating a space where all these weird and wonderful items we’d picked up from our travels would find a (temporary) home. Four years ago, after nearly a decade of talking about it, we finally pulled the trigger and opened Calliope, an interiors store tucked away on a tree-lined and cobblestoned street in New York City’s West Village.“It should be fun” was the shop’s tagline and served as a constant reminder of why we were doing this in the first place.When the store first opened, Caroline and I were ecstatic. Our small shop was full of items we’d shipped back from trips to far-flung places, pieces wrapped in newspaper and lugged through customs, weird objects unearthed from antiques auctions in unglamorous corners of America, and a carefully curated collection of new items sourced from a handful of designers making products with https://www.refine

The Sandals Meghan Markle Keeps Repeating Are Finally Back In Stock

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The world is still eagerly awaiting news about the arrival of the royal baby, but in the meantime, why not do a little Meghan Markle -inspired shopping? It’s no secret that the Duchess of Sussex has a sense of style that everyone loves to emulate, especially when it comes to the go-to pieces she wears over and over again.Take, for instance, these Sarah Flint sandals that the mom-to-be has rocked on more than one occasion. Last October, she was spotted in the brand’s “Grear” style during the royal tour she embarked on alongside Prince Harry. While in Australia, she paired the cognac-colored sandals with a breezy white and gray sundress. A few months earlier, she was spotted wearing them with a belted gingham eyelet dress and a white hat at the Audi Polo Challenge in June 2018.Like all items affected by the “Markle Sparkle,” it didn’t take long for the sandals to sell out on the Sarah Flint website. But, fortunately, Meghan’s beloved style is now back in stock as of this https://www.refi

10 Plus-Size Swimsuit Options T0 Buy From Eloquii’s New Collection

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The first sign of warm weather is like the light at the end of the cold, freezing tunnel. Suddenly, instead of spending every Friday night bingeing on Netflix under the covers, you can actually hang out outside the house without a care in the world. But there is one thing that we don\'t love about the arrival of spring: swimsuit shopping — especially when only a handful of brands carry your size.Fortunately, the fit experts over at Eloquii have an answer to all our swimwear-induced woes. This week, the beloved plus-size retailer dropped a fresh stock of on-trend, size-inclusive swimsuits. Cut-outs, pastels, ruffles, and neons — this swimwear collection features all our favorite trends. And everything is under $85.So, without further ado, check out our favorites picks from Eloquii\'s new line of swim, available in sizes 14 to 28.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the e

23 Top-Rated Amazon Treasures Your Mom Will Cherish

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Mother\'s Day is a wonderful celebration of the fierce women who birthed and reared us; it\'s also a holiday that annually tests chronic-procrastinators\' thoughtful-planning abilities ( hello, it me). To avoid triggering disappointment-flashbacks from those, \"I\'m sorry I forgot to take the trash out,\" days, we crafted an Amazon customer-approved gift-list that moms will adore (and we can easily order in a forgetful last-minute scenario).The 20 treasures ahead cover a unique range of categories and styles — from gourmet boxes of chocolate-dipped biscotti to dazzling money trees made of rose quartz, backpack-beach-chair hybrids, vintage-chic hanging planters, portable bluetooth speakers, etherial wind chimes, and more — and are all top-rated to save you precious search-time for the best reviewed buys. Whether your mom is into function over fashion, vice versa, or appreciates a good that covers both bases, the gifts ahead have her needs down pat. Scroll on to

H&M Is Being Even More Transparent About Its Factories and Suppliers

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H&M is taking one more step toward building a truly sustainable fast-fashion business. On Tuesday, the Swedish retailer announced it will share its list of factories and suppliers for items sold on the website, including the majority of the home items.What does this mean? According to the press release, H&M will share details such as production country, supplier names, factory names and addresses as well as the number of factory workers. Plus, interested customers will be able to obtain information about the specific garments used to make the products, with the hopes that shoppers will be able to make more informed purchasing decisions.Now, as of April 23, H&M’s 47 online markets will provide this information. Customers shopping in a physical store will also be able to see the garment\'s history via the H&M app by scanning a price tag.“We are so proud to be the first global fashion retailer of our size and scale to launch this level of product transparency,” Isak Ro

The Hidden Meaning Behind Sansa Stark's Necklace on Game of Thrones

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Any true Game of Thrones fan knows to fully understand the plot, you have to dive a little deeper than simply tuning in on Sunday nights. We\'re accustomed to scouring Reddit post-episode to see what experts think, watching HBO\'s After The Episode explanations, and stalking social media for hints — the latter of which brings us to today\'s dirt.Last Sunday night, millions tuned in for episode two of six, where Arya got it on for the first time, Daenerys discovered the truth about Jon Snow Aegon Targaryen, and Brienne became a knight (because fuck tradition). But c\'mon, even the most lax GoT fan could see those things coming. Instead, it\'s the little things that we need help fully wrapping our heads around. Case in point: the chain necklace that Sansa Stark\'s been donning since the show\'s fifth season. View this post on Instagram The moment Sansa grew up.. no more a naive victim... A post shared by michele clapton (@micheleclapton) on Apr 20, 2019 at 11:

Champion Taps Instagram-Favorite Designer For A Whimsical Urban Outfitters Collab

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If you’ve ever ended up in the discovery section of Instagram, you’ve probably been taken by the sight of an eye-catching, joyful, candy-colored Susan Alexandra beaded bag. The New York-based designer has amassed an army of devotees that buy up her handmade beaded jewelry, hair accessories, and handbags for the unique combination of kook and sophistication, and we’ve spotted many an influencer accessorizing with the designer’s unmissable flair. Her investment pieces are normally available at trend-setting boutiques like Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, but thanks to a collaboration with Champion and Urban Outfitters, you can snag a piece of her fantastical world for under $100.The heritage athletic brand — who connected with the accessories maven over Instagram, bien sur — gave the designer an opportunity to apply her artistry to apparel design for the first time. She did not disappoint, adorning Champion’s signature hoodies, coach jackets, and bike shorts with https://www.ref

Taylor Swift’s New Merch Is the Biggest Clue That Her Album Is Dropping Soon

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We are just two days away from finding out what Taylor Swift is up to. She’s been dropping mysterious clues for what feels like an eternity at this point, hinting that something significant is taking place on April 26.And now the suspense has reached its boiling point. Earlier this week, Taylor Swift was spotted in New York City wearing a pink, long-sleeve crop top with glittery roses on the front and — wait for it — her name on the sleeve in white lettering.Several fans are convinced that Taylor is giving the world a sneak peek at her new merch. That theory would make sense considering the crop top fits right in with the dreamy, pastel-hued aesthetic she’s been promoting lately. Just take one look at her Instagram these days and you’ll see a rainbow of color that includes everything from a pink heart-shaped diamond to a baby blue bicycle.HER SHIRT SLEEVE SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT THAT IS MERCH https://t.co/JRAwNA7lm3— jess ? (@jesshakeitoff) April 22, 2019 THE SLEEVE SAYS TAYLO https://www.re

A Week Of Wearing Track Pants And All The Sports I Didn’t Play In Them

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Track! Is! Back! And it\'s loud and crinkly. My middle school P.E. teacher, Ms. Hobbs, always sported a navy pair and you could hear her before you could see her. I religiously wore my Barbie track pants set until I left the matching jacket at an Arby’s (RIP I still miss you). My dad wore a reflective gray pair everywhere from tennis practice to grocery shopping, and those swishes calmed me because I knew he was nearby.I retired crinkly-track-pants Michelle in that Arby’s in 2004. Fast forward to today, windbreakers are the go-to jacket for spring and in turn track pants are gaining momentum as well. They’re not as heavy and hot as fleece sweatpants, but they’re just as comfortable. Finding clothing that’s comfortable, but doesn’t look too relaxed is one of life’s greatest hacks.My foray into a week of track pants as an adult proved difficult because of my height. I’m 5’3” and since most track pants have elastic ankles, I found it difficult to avoid extra leg fabric https://www.ref

16 Luxury Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Make You Her Favorite Child

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If there\'s anyone that deserves to be celebrated come May 12th, it\'s your mom. After all, she did give you life... and someone to vent to during your angsty teenage years (and beyond). While moms are notorious for saying things like, \"don\'t spend your money on me,\" \"make something homemade,\" and \"being with you is more than enough,\" we know better than to show up to brunch this Mother\'s Day empty-handed. And we’re going a step further with a splurge-worthy gift that will cement our status as her favorite.Luxury gifts aren\'t something to mess around with. They\'re inherently an investment, and when you\'re spending $$$ like that, you don\'t want to get it wrong. To ensure that your mom gets the kind of gift that she deserves this Mother\'s Day, we rounded up 16 luxury gifts to buy before May 12th \'s arrival.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market p

Why Marina Almost Quit Music & Public Life Forever — And What Brought Her Back

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The lyrics to “Enjoy Your Life,” off Marina Diamandis’ new album, Love & Fear, could serve as the soundtrack to your soul from here on out — at least, they should.“Sit back and enjoy your problems / You don’t always have to solve them,” she cheers. “Cuz your worst days, they are over / So, enjoy your life / Yea, you might as well accept it / Don’t you waste your time regretting. Yea, your worst days — they are over / So, enjoy your life.”It’s exactly the type of infectious, carefree chorus you’d expect from any other pop star. But when sung by Marina, who’s back from a hiatus with a tweaked stage name (no longer “Marina and the Diamonds,” simply Marina), it feels like a release — like finding joy in life’s in-between moments or coming to terms with the inevitability of change.Acne Studios top; Sies Marjan Tommie Wool Canvas Blazer, $1,595, available at Sies Marjan; Sies Marjan skirt; Mounser earrings. On the day of her release of single “Orange Tre https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/

The Fair Trade Fashion Shoot That's Dominating Our Instagram Feeds

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Looking for ways to shop more sustainably? The first-ever We Wear Fair Trade lookbook from Fair Trade USA just dropped, and it’s full of fashion inspiration for the conscious consumer. The nonprofit organization, which certifies Fair Trade products throughout North America, teamed up with stylist and activist Rachael Wang to create a lookbook that highlights apparel exclusively made in Fair Trade Certified™ Factories.“As a member of the fashion industry, it’s incredibly important to me to align with and support initiatives that recognize brands that are creating income sustainability, community and individual well-being, empowerment, and environmental stewardship,” Wang said in a press release.The We Wear Fair Trade lookbook features Wang alongside five activists — including DeRay Mckesson, Paola Mendoza, Sarain Fox — as well as the factory workers who made the clothes.The campaign is timed to the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that k https://www.r

Anna Delvey Wore A White Sheer Dress For Her Final Court Date

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View this post on Instagram April 23rd, 2019: Wearing White To The Finale ?: @jayshams A post shared by AnnaDelveyCourtLooks (@annadelveycourtlooks) on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:31am PDT Right now in popular culture, we\'re fascinated by women who seem to have gotten away with something. Whether it\'s Elizabeth Holmes fooling investors and the media, Anna Delvey claiming to be a German heiress, or Lori Loughlin\'s alleged college admissions scam, we can\'t stop looking at these women — and more specifically, what they are wearing.Last Wednesday, Loughlin was photographed on her way to a court appearance in Boston. The actress, famous for her role on Full House as Aunt Becky and a slew of Hallmark Channel films, took the opportunity to sign autographs for fans outside the court house. She wore a light brown statement suit with a ribbed gray shirt and a pair of leather round-toe boots, topped with a pair of smart-looking eyeglasses.Loughlin isn\'t the only famous woman champi

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Wore Matching Saint Laurent At The Avengers: Endgame Premiere

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On Monday, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth made a rare red carpet appearance at the premiere of Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles. The twosome wore matching outfits from the same fashion house, Saint Laurent.Miley opted for a black gown with a sweetheart silhouette and a strategically placed cutout in the front, which was topped off with sparkling embellishments. She accessorized with layered necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Her husband went with a classic black suit and white shirt, but kept the look more relaxed by forgoing a tie.They were in attendance to show their support for Liam’s older brother, Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Avengers movies. On her Instagram Stories, Miley posted a series of photos and behind-the-scenes videos from the big night. In a few of the clips, she’s in the car on her way to the premiere and singing along to “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. You might recall that her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, helped remix the catchy tune, and it quickly hit the to https:/

Spotted: Elizabeth Holmes Didn’t Wear A Black Turtleneck In Court

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When Elizabeth Holmes got dressed for her court appearance on Monday, she stared at her closet full of black turtlenecks and thought to herself, I\'ll show them (probably).Holmes\' detractors have picked apart the fallen Silicon Valley CEO, criticizing everything from her natural hair color to her voice to what happened to her wolf, er, dog. And, over here at R29 Style, we were curious what message she was sending with her carefully calculated corporate fashion, specifically, her steady supply of black turtlenecks. Well now it appears, this Empress has a few new clothes after all.Holmes appeared in court to face charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud wearing a light blue button-down shirt, gray slacks, and a gray blazer — no turtleneck in sight. This is the first time she has appeared in court since the release of the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley which followed the rise and follow of her tech company, as well as her love of bl

Gigi Hadid Had a Denim Birthday Party — & Here Are 16 Ways To Get Her Look

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Gigi Hadid and her crew of A-list BFFs never shy away from a good party (we\'re looking at you, Taylor). After a weekend of non-stop Coachella -ing, we can\'t image that the Hadids have any energy left in them, but alas, just one week after the their festival-filled weekend, Gigi, Bella, and a dozen others were back in the saddle again for Gigi\'s 24th birthday.The supermodel kicked off Taurus season last night with a denim-themed soiree straight out of 1990. Held at L\'Avenue in Manhattan, guests included Ashley Graham, Olivia Culpo, Marc Jacobs, and Taylor Swift, who, in true T.Swift fashion, broke the strict denim dress code in favor of head-to-toe pink.To capture Gigi\'s perfect denim-on-denim look (inspired by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards), we\'ve rounded up a few of our favorite nostalgia-inducing denim pieces, from vintage jeans to Bermuda cut-offs.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming w

This Recycled Textiles Keds Collaboration Is Super Limited & Selling Out Fast

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Over the years, Keds has provided a (literal) canvas for some of our favorite artists and designers — in recent memory alone, Kate Spade, Dusen Dusen and Alaina Marie have adorned the sturdy cotton uppers of these iconic tennis shoes. Their newest collaboration is unquestionably a work of art, but this time the focus is fabric: cult eco-conscious indie brand Ace & Jig has re-purposed excess, intricately crafted yardage from its collection of easy-to-wear, inclusively-sized women’s separates to create a group of brilliantly-hued trainers for the heritage sneaker brand.Since its launch in 2010, Ace & Jig has quietly amassed a flock of superfans who prize the brand’s work-of-art cotton for its beauty and their everyday durability. “What they make is so special,” said Keds’ Global Creative Director Holly Curtis, who approached the company about working together last year, “but it can be worn every day.” Co-founders Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan travel to India biannually, w https:/

Scarlett Johansson And Brie Larson Wore Infinity Gauntlet Jewelry To The Avengers Endgame Premiere

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Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.Avengers: Endgame hits theaters soon, and Marvel fans everywhere are officially in freakout mode. Adding to the anticipation? Two of the movie’s stars may have dropped some curious clues at the Endgame world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.Scarlett Johansson (aka Black Widow) and Brie Larson (aka Captain Marvel) were decked out in designer gowns for the big event, but it was their choice of accessories that really got people talking. Both women wore jewelry that looked eerily familiar to Thanos’ infinity gauntlet. Scarlett went with a gold cuff featuring a chain that connected to five of her six multicolored rings. As for Brie, she sported a gold cuff (minus the chain) and six multicolored rings, too.Fans quickly pointed out the sheer power of seeing these two rock their own versions of the infinity gauntlet. Could they be hinting that Black Widow and Captain Marvel will end up defeating Thanos once and for all?Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson wi htt

10 Outfits To Wear In 70 Degree Weather

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There is no greater heartbreak than getting the chance to hang out outdoors in 70 degree weather — only to be improperly dressed. It’s a Goldilocks and the Three Bears situation where it’s not too hot and not cold, it’s just riiiiiiiight. And your outfit should be just right too, but adjusting to a new season takes some getting used to. We’re still trying to find our spring sea legs after a frigid and long winter.Ease in by replacing your wool coats with extra chunky cardigans and crisp white shirts. Balance your bare shoulders with wide leg denim. Embrace the opportunity to wear long sleeve dresses without tights before it gets too hot. Let your ankles be free. This is your time to shed the layers.Ahead, 10 #noregrets outfits for that perfect weather day.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?A Week Of Wearing Hiking Boots For Non-Hiking PurposesThe Finishing Touches No Holiday Outfit Is Complete WithoutFollow The Call Of The Disco Ball: Our Favorite https://w

8 New Trends That'll Bring Back Your Love Of Shorts

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Shorts season is as controversial as the Mac vs. PC debate — you either love them or hate them. We get why people choose a Mac over a PC, but when it comes to choosing shorts over pants, our reasons aren\'t quite so black and white. For one, there\'s the issue of length (there\'s nothing more uncomfortable than too-short shorts) and let’s not even get into the lack of options (it’s time to move beyond cut-offs).Fortunately, after scouring every site from Mango to Shopbop, we discovered something: shorts aren’t half bad anymore. All of a sudden, there’s endless variety: quilted shorts, skorts, Bermudas, and more.Before suffering through another summer in pants, take a peak at what this year’s selection of shorts has to offer. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best shorts trends of 2019. Let the year of the short commence.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial h

Show Your Love For Mom By Spelling It Out With Personalized Jewelry

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On any occasion, there’s really nothing like a customized gift — but on Mother’s Day, a piece of personalized jewelry can feel tear-sheddingly special. Our moms were our earliest jewelry role models, and our penchant for heirloom-feeling baubles — charm-laden pendant necklaces, stacks of tooled bangles, and engraved signet rings — originated with the inherited accessories that she’d pile on every day. We’d pore over the mysterious names and initials chased into the precious pieces she wore, which would prompt questions and stories about the female relatives who’d handed down these treasures.Having gleaned so much inspiration from your mother’s style, perhaps now is the time to show her that you’ve been paying attention — with something wearable, sparkly, and stamped just for her. While she might tell you that she all the jewelry she needs, a modern-day version of one of her cherished engraved antiques is something that she’s probably not expecting. So if you? https://www.refinery29.com

Former Conde Nast Editor Claims She Was “Only Allowed” to Feature White Models

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Just two months after Vogue Brazil\'s fashion director resigned from her role with the company after being called out for cultural insensitivity, another Condé Nast International title is in hot water. According to WWD, a beauty editor at Glamour Hungary told photographer Brenda Nasr, the magazine \"is only allowed to have editorials with Caucasian models.\" At the time, the photographer was pitching a fashion editorial shot with a single Black model.“In an industry like this, you typically can’t call people out, because you never know for sure,” Nasr tells WWD. “You might have a hunch that they don’t want something [for a specific reason], but you can’t call them out directly — but she just told me.” When Nasr reached out to Condé Nast International, Glamour Hungary\'s editor-in-chief Krisztina Maróy apologized for \"any offense\" to her as \"we absolutely did not mean to.\" Further, Nasr tells WWD, Maróy said she considers she and her colleagues

Taylor Swift Fans Think Her Big Reveal Is a Fashion Line

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Taylor Swift has been dropping nonstop clues about something major going down on April 26. Her Instagram is a treasure trove of rainbow and pastel-hued imagery, complete with rhinestone hearts, sequin dresses, and butterfly stilettos. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:18pm PDT For weeks, fans have speculated about what this new, candy-coated aesthetic actually means for the superstar. After all, we’re talking about the same T.Swift who got people obsessing over snake-related posts leading up to the release of her sixth studio album, Reputation, back in 2017. Naturally, Swifties are convinced that this latest series of clues is somehow related to her next album drop. But could they be mistaken?On Monday, Taylor threw everyone for a loop when she shared an intriguing image on her social media accounts. The photo in question shows what appears to be three people holding bags in delicate pastel hues like creams https://www.refiner

6 Eco-Conscious Influencers on Their Best Sustainable Fashion Purchase

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The fashion industry isn\'t always the most conscious — socially, economically, or ecologically. The retail business loses thousands (if not millions) of dollars every year on wasted materials and the move towards fast fashion is digging our planet into a serious hole. But despite all of its faults, many of us still find ourselves attracted to fashion more than any other industry. Fortunately for us (and the environment), there are a few select members of fashion\'s inner circle that are using their voices to change the way the industry works — specifically on the sustainable front.The six ladies ahead might draw us in with their unique abilities to put outfits together and pose for the camera, but it\'s their authenticity and dedication to inspiring change that really keeps us coming back for more. From Reese Blutstein of @doublexposure, who\'s constantly putting pressure on brands to use less paper and cardboard in their packaging, to Natasha Halesworth, whose brand,

Kanye West Is Selling Church-Themed Coachella Merch — & The Internet Has Thoughts

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After some back and forth about the set design, Kanye West actually did perform at Coachella 2019, bringing his weekly Sunday Service to the masses on Easter. And because no \'Ye performance is complete without a selection of merch for his fans to shop, the rapper presented \"church clothes.\"#Coachella pic.twitter.com/3E28Ui21Rc— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam) April 21, 2019 The 8-piece collection included neutral-hued items bearing slogans often heard in church. He included sweatshirts priced from $165 to $225 and bearing the phrases \"Holy Spirit\" and \"Trust God,\" as well as a pair of $50 socks that read \"Jesus Walks.\" Onlookers immediately took to social media to call West out for selling \"church socks on Easter,\" branding him \"a real Prophet for Profit.\" One user even labeled him sacrilegious. \"You don’t think selling $225 holy hoodies and $50 church socks on EASTER SUNDAY is some straight-up BLASPHEMY??,

What Sansa Stark's Style Evolution Says About Her Fate On Game Of Thrones

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Over the last eight seasons of Game of Thrones, we\'ve seen a lot of changes. Jon Snow went from Ned Stark\'s lowly bastard to (spoiler alert) the true heir to the Iron Throne, Aegon Targaryen. Daenerys went from being sold off to a Dothraki king to having an entire hoard of them at her back, not to mention two dragons and four other armies fighting in her name. And the Seven Kingdoms took a break from fighting each other to come together and help the world from the army of the dead. But if there\'s one thing that\'s changed most since GoT first aired in 2011, it\'s a particular red-headed northerner — more specifically, her sense of style.Season 1 sees Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner, bright eyed and excited about her impending nuptials to the Joffrey Baratheon. Looking more like a Lannister than a Stark, she stepped out in an array of pretty dresses and Cercei-esque braided hairdos. But since that fateful day, when she first left the North to head for King\&#

30 Fashion Brands You Should Know About This Earth Day

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By nature, fashion is not exactly \"good\" for the planet. With the constant environmental and ethical challenges the industry continues to face, it\'s safe to say there\'s a lot of work to be done when it comes to sustainability. But at a time when people seem to (finally!) be realizing how important it is to lessen their carbon foot print, it can definitely be difficult to weed out brands that are true change-makers from ones that are simply green-washers. So, in honor of Earth Day, we\'re spotlighting a few labels that are actually doing their part.As much as we love a good fashion-fashion steal, it\'s time we start paying attention to where the pieces we wear come from, and to be a bit more mindful about the companies we choose to shop from and support. Don\'t know where to start? The equally cool and conscious brands ahead will have you adding many-a pieces to your virtual shopping cart and feeling guilt-free.Read These NextCould You Only Buy 12 Piece

Your Sustainable Lingerie Starter-Pack

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In a positive turn, we\'ve all begun to care more and more about where our clothing is coming from. From demanding sustainable practices from our favorite fast fashion brands to seeing luxury houses publicly announce their commitment towards forging an eco-friendly path, the spotlight on green fashion has hit its stride. But, what about our under-clothing? The lingerie and intimates we wear shouldn\'t just be an afterthought — both in design and in sustainability. If we\'re starting to hold our clothes to higher social and economic standards, the same should go for what we wear beneath it all. And if you\'re just starting your sustainable-shopping journey, intimates are the perfect place to start.Fortunately, there\'s a fresh crop of cute (and sexy!) undies brands out there that are checking off all the boxes, without sacrificing style. And platforms like Instagram are making it easier to discover them one after the next. Because if there\'s anything we don\'