Chunky knitwear is a vibe this winter. Nothing says cosy quite like a cardigan that resembles a fluffy, woolen blanket or a straight-up tea-cosy. Yes, these adorable knits are the warm grandma-esque hug we all need as the temperature drops.
Beautiful handwoven last-forever knits tend to cost a pretty penny, especially if they’re made from 100% wool. However, affordable options in soft blends of cotton and wool are absolutely on the horizon if you’re not looking to break the bank this winter.
Here are some of our fave chunky knit sweaters to shop in 2021.
Everlane Cloud Turtleneck
Described as “the chunky sweater of your dreams”, Everlane’s Cloud turtleneck comes in three earthy shades and is made of a soft blend of merino wool, pima cotton, and alpaca yarn.
Here, 20 graduation Dress ideas that will complement your well-deserved accomplishment
Congrats! College graduation is finally here, and I bet you’re feeling a lot of different emotions. You made it through the dreaded group projects and late-night studying to get your degree, you might be leaving behind your close friends to embark on a new chapter, and you got through it all during a pandemic, which is stressful and anxious in and of itself. But you should be SO proud of yourself and you deserve to be celebrated!
It might not be exactly how you envisioned, but whether your school is holding an outdoor in-person ceremony or hosting it virtually, you can still dress up in something festive for the special occasion and celebrate. Plus, don’t forget: you never have to take a test again (well, unless you’re going to grad school), which is definitely something else to cheers to! Here, 20 graduation outfit ideas that will complement your well-deserved diploma—and please remember to take a bunch of pics, even if you’re just posing in your living room. You’ll be glad you did.
Love Swept White Lace Midi Skater Dress
A scalloped white lace frock with ankle-strap heels is a classic that’ll go with any cap and gown.
Get a bag that will make you look fab while you’re escaping (albeit briefly) all your responsibilities.
Imagine: You’ve had a long, stressful week, you’re overloaded with work, and your alarm goes off at 6:30am every day. Your mind is constantly daydreaming of traveling somewhere totally different for a change of scenery— somewhere with a tropical beach, a bustling city, or some stunning mountaintops. But then you quickly snap right out of it because you’re like, “Ugh, I don’t have time for a vacation!” You either can’t miss work for a whole week or have a bunch of other boring things on your plate (like scheduling that dentist appointment you’ve been putting off).
But if you can’t take a full-blown week-long vacay, weekend trips are the next best thing. There are a ton of luxurious places in each state that are worth visiting for a couple of days. Once you officially start planning (which, let’s be honest, is half of the fun), you can start thinking about all the cute ‘fits you want to bring with you, especially because you’re not working with tons of space to bring your whole closet.
Let’s face it, no one wants to carry a bulky, rolling suitcase—that takes up WAY too much room on a short trip. So instead opt for one of these weekender bags that are actually stylish AND happen to be pretty roomy, so you don’t have to edit down your packing list too much. And there’s a style for you no matter what type of trip you’re going on, whether you’re doing something outdoorsy or treating yourself to a chic hotel stay. here, 25 cute travel bags that’ll make you look fab while you’re escaping (albeit briefly) all your responsibilities. No shame, girl.
Weekend Bag in Beige
This neutral-toned bag has multiple compartments to store all kinds of items, including a laptop, makeup, and shoes. It also comes with a practical flat bottom so it won’t tip over while you’re traveling.
With its compact size and secure closure, this tote is great for thin, light items that don’t take up a ton of interior space, like cotton shirts, bathing suits, and breezy palazzo pants. If you know you pack light (kudos to you!), this is a minimal bag you’ll want.
This perfectly simple weekender is versatile in the best ways: It has a built-in shoe compartment and a padded laptop pocket that’ll keep the most important things safe. Plus, it slides over a luggage handle if you just NEED to bring a suitcase with you.
No matter what your Thanksgiving plans are this year, the real pressing question is: what are you going to wear?
Big news: fall fashion is officially here! From pairing over-the-knee boots with literally everything to endless layering (how many sweaters is too many sweaters?), there’s something about cool weather that gets us excited about our wardrobes again. Another reason to get excited for fall? Thanksgiving. Yes, it’s finally socially acceptable to start counting down to eating pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and all the other glorious Turkey Day essentials.
Feasting in style requires some serious strategy. Whether your get-togethers are fancy soirees or informal affairs—and whether they’re with friends or family—we know that above all else that you just wanna look cute but also feel comfortable. From going full-on fancy in a dress and heels to keeping it simple in your coziest sweatpants or pajamas (don’t forget the power of a stretchy waistband!), get inspired by these Thanksgiving outfit ideas that will keep you cute and comfy for every kind of celebration.
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Cream Cable Knit Cardigan
A cable knit cardigan will keep you warm and toasty throughout any long din this year. And while wearing white might be risky, it looks so chic, right? Layer it over your favorite bodysuit and jeans or slip dress.
You’ll be seeing a lot of this gorgeous rust color this season, and this oversized cropped cardigan is a great way to get on board with the hue. Pair it with a midi skirt and black tights to keep comfy and chic.
An adjustable waist belt is always the MVP of Thanksgiving dinner. Complete with the perfect billowy sleeves, this denim shirtdress is perfect for the holiday and beyond. Style it with cognac-colored booties to complete the vintage-inspired look.
Looking to try temporary hair extensions? Experts recommend these picks.
We’ve all experienced it: The brief pang of regret after cutting our hair; mourning for all of the hairstyles intended for long hair that we were “just about to try” and will miss out on until it grows back.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution out there for anyone who feels like their hair just doesn’t have the length or volume they crave (and that growing it out takes too long): extensions.
But with so many options out there, it’s so hard to know which to choose. “As a colorist, I like clip-ins the best,” Stephanie Brown, master colorist at the Eddie Arthur Salon in New York City, previously told TODAY Style. “It’s easier for me to color hair, and also because you can put them in and take them out whenever you want. They are a (commitment-free) way to add length and fullness or body to your hair.”
Stephanie’s most important tip is to pick a set with color and texture that is most similar to your own hair. “It isn’t easy dyeing extensions and it isn’t cheap … I charge the same amount as I do when I color someone’s hair,” Brown said.
When it comes to price, a good set is worth the investment.
“(Cheaper options) can look bulky and even cause harm to your natural hair since the clips or tapes are poorly made,” Brown added. “If you take proper care of your extensions, they will not need to be replaced so quickly. Even if you dye your hair, just bring them with you to the salon and ask your colorist to match them.”
We asked other celebrity hairstylists what their favourite clip-in hair extensions are and they shared which ones they recommend to their own clients.
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Vario Clip-In Human Hair Extensions
“I originally bought these because they were an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ item, plus their reviews — although there are not many — were almost all five stars,” said celebrity stylist Gregg Giannillo, who works with clients like Vanessa Williams. “Once I used them, I knew why! They are soft, thick, very good quality and very well made. They curl beautifully, they color beautifully and they come in so many varieties that you can find a perfect match. They are truly the next best thing to custom-made at a fraction of the price.”
“For easy, clip-on hair extensions, DevaLook comes in an assortment of colors, adds some nice volume and is easy to use,” said celebrity hairstylist Felix Fischer, who has worked with Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson and Kate Winslet.
Extension expert and celebrity hair colorist Kacey Welch swears by Bellami clip-ins. “They come in lengths from 18 inches to 24 inches and are perfect for a quick style change, event or to see if extensions are for you,” Welch said. “They have such a wide assortment of colors, they virtually match everyone — and they also have fun colors so you can experiment, too. They instantly add volume and length and are easy enough to do at home or to take to your stylist.”
Summer is just about over, which means it’s time to start start incorporating all of your favorite fall fashion back into your wardrobe! Before you break out the heavy layers, you’ll need a few summer-to-fall transition pieces to carry you through these next few weeks of awkward not-too-hot-but-not-too-cold temperatures.
While finding fashionable plus-size clothing can sometimes be a challenge, there are plenty of stylish and chic fall dresses on the market that curvy women can rock all season long.
Get ready to give your dress collection an upgrade, because we’ve rounded up 19 trendy plus-size fall dresses you’re bound to love.
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Nina Parker Plus-Size Mesh Midi Dress
This midi dress from Macy’s will become your go-to fall dress in no time. It features a curve-hugging silhouette and mesh fabric. Try pairing it with sneakers or flats for a more casual look.
The problem is, sometimes finding fashionable wide width shoes can be difficult.
There’s always an opportunity to sparkle in some new shoes, whether we’re strutting around our living rooms or out on the dance floor. However, for many women (both plus- and regular-size), they need more room for their foot to fit comfortably. If that sounds like you, there are wide width shoes for women that provide additional room across the toe and front of the foot.
The problem is, sometimes finding fashionable wide width shoes can be difficult. But don’t worry, we rounded up several pairs of flats, sandals, mules and high heels that are cute, comfy and ready to get into a celebratory mood.
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Nine West Tatiana Pointy Toe Pumps
When all else fails, go with this basic wardrobe necessity. Available in over a dozen colors and patterns including ombre glitter, snakeskin and camo, this is the perfect pump for any occasion.
The bra might just be the most particular item of clothing. It has to fit perfectly and disappear underneath clothes while not cutting into your chest from any angle.
It has to lift and support while making you feel sexy and natural. Plus, no two pairs of boobs are alike, which is why shopping for bras often just gets confusing and frustrating. To simplify the process, we solicited opinions on the best bras from experts — including professional bra fitters — as well as from real people who’ve found styles they love. Then we combed our archives for any other truly beloved bras we’ve written about before.
The 35 styles below include bras for every type of boob and occasion; to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve grouped the bras into categories — from best overall bras, to best T-shirt bras, to best lacy bras, to best strapless bras, to best wireless bras, to best sports bras — and, in each section, noted if any came recommended for a particular chest size. (To jump to a specific category, just click any of the links in the previous sentence.)
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Pepper All You Bra
“If you’re in that A- to B-cup area, a good idea is to look at brands that specifically work with those sizes in mind,” says lingerie expert Cora Harrington, a Strategist contributor and the author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. She told us that Pepper, a newer underwear brand, does just that by designing bras for breasts in the AA-, A-, and B-cup range. Elisabeth Dale, the author of The Breast Life Guide to The Bra Zone: How to Find Your Ideal Size, Style, and Support, also says Pepper makes some of the best bras you can buy for smaller sizes, all of which have “pretty details to them,” she adds. The All You underwire bra is one of the brand’s best sellers; as we noted in our list of the best bras for small breasts, its cups are “shallower in depth to eliminate annoying bra gaps,” according to the brand.
When you’re wearing a thin or form-fitting T-shirt, you’ll want a bra without any seams or bumps that might show through your top. Social-media influencer Tyla-Lauren Gilmore wears T-shirt bras every day. “I can wear them with anything because they’re super comfortable,” she told us, naming this ThirdLove bra as a cornerstone of her lineup. It’s also a favorite of Strategist senior writer Liza Corsillo and Strategist writer Lauren Ro. “I wanted something that would kind of disappear when I am wearing it,” says Corsillo. “I didn’t want to feel it during the day and I didn’t want people to be able to see the texture or outline of it under a T-shirt.” The Classic T-Shirt Bra, she says, meets all her criteria. “I don’t feel it during the day and it makes my boobs look equal and perky without overly drawing attention to them.”
With a wider band and fuller cups, this strapless bra accommodates up to a DDD cup size and would be a good step up from the Maidenform if you want more support. Stephens calls it “the first and only comfortable strapless I’ve found.”
Sure, you can scroll through TikTok and find the latest dance craze or mouth-watering recipe, but you can also come across the hottest beauty and fashion trends.
Fashion and beauty expert Makho Ndlovu stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to show give us the scoop on what exactly is trending on TikTok right now, along with all of the ways to get in on the hype before these hot finds are gone — some of these viral picks have already surpassed one million views.
Though Gen Z seems to dictate some of the trends on the app (like the revival of the mom jean), don’t be fooled — anyone can pull them off. From snakeskin booties to a beauty tool that can combat dry skin, Ndlovu found everything you’ll actually want before fall arrives.
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Steve Madden Women’s Nix Fashion Boot
These booties have over 447,000 views on TikTok and are a must-have for any fall wardrobe. Since they come in a range of sizes and prints, it’s easy to find a pair that suits your style. From jeans to dresses, you can wear these chic shoes with anything, all season long.
Who needs a broomstick when you can ride in style in your comfy carrier? This carrier cover slips easily over most major baby carriers to transform them into a stylishly wicked mode of transportation, for the tiniest Halloween witch.
Everyone knows garden gnomes love to travel. This costume is perfect for this first big excursion traversing the neighborhood. It’s kitschy, it’s cute, it’s cozy, and since garden gnomes are a little bit creepy, it’s just right for a little Halloween hair-raising, without being too scary.
Get ready for admirers to go batty over this cute little costume. The snap-bottom onesie will make for easy access, should any baby-style “tricks” occur, and the bat-eared beanie will help keep them warm.