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Whenever we talk to people about their favorite jeans, Madewell inevitably comes up. Whether you love classic skinny jeans, a cool vintage looking pair, or more of an on-trend wider leg, these 11 pairs of jeans are as perfect as they come.
Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying a sunny spring day in a cute and comfortable dress. For my casual outings, I always go for clothes that are relaxed in fit yet look put-together enough to be styled for dressier occasions. It's also a must that they don't restrict my movements, and I like to pair them with flats I can walk in all day.
If dressing comfortably is your number one priority, you're not alone. Finding comfy and wearable pieces is always at the top of our wish list, especially affordable options. To help you snag the best finds online right now, we did the searching for you.
If you're ready to retire your jeans and sweatsuits, we're right there with you. This spring and summer you can find us rocking the most versatile piece of the season: miniskirts. Not only are they comfy and perfect for hot days, but they're easy to mix and match with just about anything.
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We're very much of the belief that when you look good, you feel good, which is why we love cute workout clothes. Just as we know the importance of a kickass power outfit when you've got a big meeting or exciting first date, there's something about wearing your favorite leggings or sports bra when you've got a major workout coming up. Right now, we're very into tonal dressing, and that extends to our workout wardrobe.
You’ve lived in sweatpants for the past several months, and you have no intention of giving up that level of coziness. But it’s time to move on to a trendier (and cooler) wardrobe. Summer’s version of your cozy...
After a year-plus of wearing masks, social distancing, and spending most of our time indoors, we've pretty much solidified our quarantine dressing style. But now that quarantine is coming to a hopeful end with vaccines more widely available and warmer weather just around the corner, where does our style go from here? Do we return to renting designer dresses as we prepare for a return to the office? Are we parting ways with the matching sweatsuits we've been living in 24/7?To answer these questions, and get a better sense of how women are actually dressing right now, we teamed up with LOFT and Lou & Grey to see how six women — with totally different styles — have adapted their style to their new routines, and are gearing up for the spring season ahead. From fully embracing a cozy vibe to figuring out her back-to-work uniform, each woman shares the closet staples she turns to for truly effortless dressing. Click ahead to find out which look resonates the most with you.Ally Chen, influencerHer style: Sweet and versatile — ruffled pink skirts for visiting tulip fields, cropped denim jackets she can throw on over anything, and breezy pairs of shorts she can dress up or down depending on her accessories.Perfect for: Weekend getaways upstate, picnics in the park, or leisurely strolls around the neighborhood.LOFT Draped Sleeve Cardigan, $, available at LOFTLOFT Ribbed Sweater Tank, $, available at LOFTLOFT Godet Pull On Skirt, $, available at LOFTLOFT Beach Ribbed V-Bar One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at LOFTLOFT Denim Utility Jacket In Light Indigo Wash, $, available at LOFTLOFT Godet Pull On Skirt, $, available at LOFTLOFT Pull On Shorts in Soft Twill, $, available at LOFTLOFT Soft Twill Drawstring Jacket, $, available at LOFTMarissa Roberts, R29 senior creativeHer style: Classic and romantic — midi skirts with subtle slits, red button-down dresses with twist-knot centers, and all the gold jewelry to top everything off.Perfect for: Museum visits, backyards BBQs with your quarantine pod, or returning to the office.LOFT Criss Cross Leather & Suede Clog Sandals, $, available at LOFTLOFT Ring Leather Belt, $, available at LOFTLOFT Clip Smocked Blouse, $, available at LOFTLOFT Brushstroke Slit Midi Skirt, $, available at LOFTLOFT Crescent Hoop Earrings, $, available at LOFTLOFT Twist Button Midi Shirtdress, $, available at LOFTLOFT Criss Cross Leather & Suede Clog Sandals, $, available at LOFTLOFT Square Neck Sweater, $, available at LOFTLOFT Curvy Fresh Cut High Rise Kick Crop Jeans in White, $, available at LOFTLOFT Etched Bangle Set, $, available at LOFTLOFT Criss Cross Leather & Suede Clog Sandals, $, available at LOFTRegan Peruse, lifestyle YouTuberHer style: Cozy and comfortable — pull-on pants in soft knit fabrics, lightweight henleys paired with worn-in denim, and matching sweatsuits with cherry polka-dots.Perfect for: Sipping on your morning coffee, decorating your apartment with your favorite flowers, or curling up with a good book.LOFT Square Neck Tank Top, $, available at LOFTLOFT Textured V-Neck Cardigan, $, available at LOFTLOFT Pull On Wide Leg Crop Pants in Knit, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Cozy Cotton Terry Henley Sweatshirt, $, available at LOFTLOFT The High Waist Relaxed Straight Jean In Bleach Out Wash, $, available at LOFTLOFT Lou & Grey Cherry Terry Sweatshirt, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Cherry Terry Sweatpants, $, available at LOFTVenesa Coger, R29 social media strategist Her style: Playful meets professional — structured blazers for a last-minute Zoom look, monochrome sweatsuits for a WFH uniform, and patterned maxi dresses for getting ready in an instant.Perfect for: Back-to-back conference calls, hosting a Facebook Live series, or creating content for your social media side hustle. LOFT Striped Twist Maxi Dress, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Signature Softblend Zip Sweatshirt, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Signature Softblend Drawstring Shorts, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Cozy Cotton Terry Sweatshirt, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Cozy Cotton Terry Shorts, $, available at LOFTLOFT Cherry Twist Maxi Dress, $, available at LOFTZahraa Berro, fashion entrepreneurHer style: Modest and chic — breezy, brightly colored floral sets for meeting up with friends and ultra-soft, earth-toned staples for unwinding at home. Perfect for: Catching up over brunch, scouring vintage shops, or kicking back and relaxing at home. Lou & Grey In Bloom Terry Hoodie, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey In Bloom Terry Sweatpants, $, available at LOFTSai De Silva, digital creatorHer style: Sporty and soft — cozy tie-dye sweatshirts, black athletic leggings, and supportive, lace-up sneakers. Perfect for: Working from home, running errands, or rolling out the yoga mat.Lou & Grey Tie Dye Oversized Terry Sweatshirt, $, available at LOFTLou & Grey Terry Bike Shorts, $, available at LOFTLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Who knew old fishing nets could make such pretty designs?! Now that summer is almost upon us (side note: can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is next month?!), you might have the urge to start browsing for a cute new suit. There are tons of swim brands that not only offer gorgeous styles, but also make use of recycled fabrics.
The shoe is super sturdy—the D-ring hooks (read: the metal pieces that secure the laces) help lock your ankle in place for max support—and the thick Vibram sole (considered the gold standard for grip and durability) offers a serious amount of traction on slippery, muddy grounds. The Nubuck material is also waterproof, meaning your feet will stay dry whether you're traversing a river or hot-footing through a torrential downpour. Get it now! If it isn't the hiking boot to launch a thousand hiking boots—for real.
You may remember the "cottagecore" fashion trend that emerged from the earlier days of quarantine in 2020. Since we were all staying at home, it's easy to see why the style picked up so much steam: It was an escape to imagine yourself in a quaint cottage or living in the countryside when wearing any of these romantic and breezy designs.
After a year of sweatpants, we’re now seeking out alternate ways to wear elastic pants when our surroundings aren’t the four walls of our homes. As we transition to seeing people and getting outside, we’re craving something that’s not loungewear, yet isn’t denim, either. According to Veneda Carter — a stylist who works with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Virgil Abloh, among others — parachute pants are the way to go. One swipe through Carter’s Instagram feed, and you’ll find the Copenhagen-born, L.A.-based creative donning the ultra-lightweight, drawstring track pants on a number of occasions, pairing them in an effortlessly curated way that makes them appear both casual and stylish. According to tags, her pair, which are military pants from the ‘90s, is from 194 Local, a London-based vintage men’s clothing shop. That said, like most vintage pieces that come back in fashion, these roomy numbers aren’t just available on the secondhand market. We’re now seeing them pop up in new collections, too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by v (@venedaacarter) The modern-day take on parachute pants — that earned their name thanks to their billowy shape and parachute-like material — has appeared in Dion Lee’s latest drop and Aeron’s resort ‘21 line. Streetwear brands like A. A. Spectrum and Paper Plane sell versions of the silhouette, too. According to digital shopping platform ShopStyle, search for “parachute pants” has increased by 40% compared to 2020. Meanwhile, search for “nylon pants” and “track pants” is up 22% and 15%, respectively. “This time last year, we saw searches for loungewear skyrocket as we all went into lockdown, and now, with the end of the pandemic in sight, we’re seeing a shift back to traditional shopping habits for this time of year,” Alison Stiefel, ShopStyle’s general manager, tells Refinery29. “Consumers are ditching their sweatpants and shopping for bottoms that are still nearly as comfy as sweats — like parachute pants and nylon pants — but more fashionable.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by DION LEE (@dionlee) Unlike the parachute pants of years past — balloon pants featuring an exaggerated drop crotch (also known as Hammer pants thanks to MC Hammer) — the versions available today are more elevated and polished. Paired with ballet flats or loafers and combined with cool, vintage jackets or structured blazers, they appear put-together — even if they’re held up by an elastic waist and made from sporty material. Even better, with drawstrings at every entrance point, parachute pants are versatile in that they can be changed from wide leg to fitted at the ankle, and can be worn high- or low-waisted. If anything, opting for a loose and airy pair of parachute pants every now and then will give your previously toasty gams a chance to breathe; that is, unless you’d prefer short shorts for that. If that’s the case, we can’t so much blame you. Either way, we rounded up a few worthy pairs to try, below. 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 team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Do You Have A Crush, Or Is It The Short Shorts?26 Pairs Of Sweatshorts For Sweaty Spring DaysHigh-Waisted Sweat Shorts For Nostalgic Lounging
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Many instructors have adapted their programs for outdoors following the COVID-19 pandemic, but if you’re exercising with a crowd, don't forget you’ll need to wear a mask this year as well. You may be used to seeing the TRX system in your gym, but you can also take this workout outside.
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My inner Sharpay Evans is squealing. POV: You're packing for your trip to le beach and gathering up all the necessities, which include a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (and/or a boozy bev), and snacks. Obviously, any type of beach accessory needs to be picture-ready—so not only did I put together a list of high-quality beach umbrellas, but I also made sure they were ones that'd match all sorts of styles and ~vibes~ (i.e., very much Instagram-worthy).
A stylish new top paired with knee-length shorts or a flattering slip skirt is a failsafe look for easing into the sunny season. Whether you're drawn to trendy floral prints, frilled details or timeless styles you can wear over and over, cute tops can help ring in a new season (while impressing your friends at the next social hang). Now imagine an irresistible assortment that ranges from revealing fitted tops to silky camisoles; outfit planning just got über-exciting, right?
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