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If Daphne Bridgerton Went Shopping in 2021, Here’s Everything She’d Buy

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably succumbed to the Bridgerton craze as I have. The romance, the rivals, and of course, the fashion sent me into immediate binge mode, along with the rest of the world. More than 63 million households have tuned into the series, and no one can stop talking about the main character, Daphne Bridgerton, portrayed by Phoebe Dynevor. In just eight hour-long episodes, Daphne had a whopping 104 costume changes, many of them being quite elaborate. In other words, there was lots of eye candy for us fashion lovers.

Just minutes into the first episode, I was completely taken by Daphne’s stunningly beautiful wardrobe, and halfway through the first episode, I noticed that it was made up of predominantly the colour blue, with some white and other colors mixed in. It’s the „signature colour” of the Bridgerton family.

Since I clearly have all things Bridgerton on the brain, I thought it would be fun to shop for beautiful present-day items that Daphne would surely be taken with. And yes, many—but not all—of them are blue, and they’re all beautiful. 

Keep scrolling for the sweaters, jewelry, shoes, dresses, and more Daphne Bridgerton would buy in 2021.

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This Is the Exact Foundation That Margot Robbie Swears By

It turns out that celebrities such as Margot Robbie, Kourtney Kardashian, Elle Macpherson, and Ellie Goulding all use Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation (£45) to achieve a blurred, perfected finish that actually works to treat skin at the same time, minimising the risk of any breakouts.

Yes, you read that right. A heavy-duty, full-coverage foundation that won’t break you out exists. Formulated as a post-procedure, breathable foundation, Oxygenetix uses Ceravitae Complex to increase the skin’s oxygen uptake and heal any damage.

So what else makes it a celeb favourite besides the fact it won’t break you out? Well, frankly, it really lasts. Because it’s a totally oil-free formula, your base won’t transfer anywhere near as severely as other foundations might.

I can really vouch for it. Since switching out my everyday foundation for Oxygenetix, I can safely say that my skin is in better shape than ever (excusing the odd Christmas indulgence–induced zit). It’s by far one of the most natural-looking, heavy-coverage foundations I’ve ever gotten my mitts on. And trust me—I’ve tried a whole bunch.

Keep scrolling to see what the celebrities think of it and to shop the product for yourself.

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This Microtrend Will Make All of Your 2021 Outfits Look So Much Cooler

Over the last few years, there’s one print trend I’ve remained entirely faithful to, almost to the point of obsession. I’m talking about gingham. I have more gingham dresses than I can count, and even my favourite bikini (oh, how I miss thee) features the wholesome cottagecore print. However, I consider it to predominately be a warm-weather print, best suited to breezy fabrications and billowing silhouettes, which means that gingham is absent from my outfit rotation right now.

Ordinarily, this would make me sad and leave me pining for the lighter days of spring, but this year, there’s a fresh microtrend that loans itself better to the winter months and that has me completely distracted. I’m talking about checkerboard prints—no, they’re not the same as gingham.

A checkerboard print usually consists of squares in two different colours positioned in alternating positions. As its name suggests, think of chess to checkerboards.

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These Calming Colours Are Already Trending for Spring

Are we only two weeks into 2021? It’s already been quite a lot, hasn’t it? There’s nothing like a global pandemic paired with the bleakness of January to really make you want to lie down in bed and watch reruns of New Girl. Comfort and being comforted have never been more popular. Sales of beauty products, homewares, and pyjamas have increased dramatically over the past year, and according to Lyst, Nike’s jogging bottoms and Birkenstock‘s Arizona sandals have been two of the most popular products worldwide, both of which fall under the comfortable-clothing category. While we saw the impact of the pandemic on our shopping habits in 2020, this year, we’re seeing fashion collections pivoting towards more comfortable and soothing pieces in the form of knitted dresses, co-ords, and plenty of tracksuits. This idea is also extended into colour, with an increase in pastel hues across the board—from high-street stores to designers. 

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The Ultimate Spring Shopping List: I Searched All Over to Find These Key Pieces

It might hard to fathom, but spring is just around the corner (wasn’t March 2020, like, 2 weeks ago?), and while our diaries remain empty and the future seems uncertain, the one thing we can always rely on is the turning of the seasons. And to be quite honest, we could do with a little spring-based optimism in our lives and in our wardrobes right now. Conveniently, designers have answered our call for dopamine dressing this season, with a line-up of paintbox brights, mood-boosting prints and inspiring silhouettes. No, fashion can’t change our situations, but it sure can help us keep going in the meantime. 

Admittedly, the spotlit runway ensembles aren’t always the easiest thing to apply to real life, so I’m here to translate the looks for you and offer up pieces you can easily slot into your wardrobes, whatever your requirements and whatever your budget. The overarching theme for spring 2021 is elevated basics, and by that I mean items that don’t require great effort to wear or style, yet still imbue any outfit with personality. This comes in the form of everything from pops of pink and printed base-layers to statement-making jeans. You may already own some of the below items, so feel free to simply use our shopping guide as a way to discover old gems.

As always, I believe that the best style comes from a mix of old and new, high-street and high-end, so for each trend, I’ve included items from each category. Don’t say I don’t know how to treat you. Scroll down to see and shop the spring items that you can invest in now, whatever your budget. See you on the other side. 

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My Friend Looks 10 Years Younger Than She Is, so I Did Her Skincare for 5 Months

My friend Shayna Kossove is 42. She is also my colleague at Who What Wear, meaning I see her a lot and have plenty of opportunities to gaze upon her surprisingly, confusingly youthful visage. As two of the company’s veteran employees, we’ve worked together for almost eight years, and I promise I am not exaggerating when I say she looks exactly the same as when I started at the company. It is confounding. There’s a general consensus among the editors that Shayna looks 10-plus years younger than she is. Naturally, I needed to know what beauty witchcraft was going on, so I decided to get her exact anti-ageing skincare routine and copy it—and copy it and copy it—until I, too, would begin to age in reverse. I stuck with it for five months, and it worked. Here’s an in-depth look at her fountain-of-youth routine, how testing it all went down, and the compelling before-and-after photos.

I began my months-long experiment by chatting with Shayna (pictured above) to learn about the routine that yields frozen-in-time skin. Shayna started off with an amusing anecdote about when she lived in London and got asked for ID when buying scissors at age 30. Okay, a shop assistant and I are in agreement: Shayna looks significantly younger than she is. So just what are the hero products that will lead to you being asked for ID next time you’re doing an evening wine run? The rundown is actually refreshingly simple, and I tried every single product.

Note: In the spirit of transparency, Shayna does occasionally get Botox, which she started at age 30. Though, she steers clear of fillers. Does this contribute to making her look younger? Absolutely. However, I don’t have any Botox, and I saw striking improvements in my skin appearance from her skincare routine alone.

Step 1: Wash face with Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser.

This cleanser buffs and polishes the skin in addition to cleansing. The brand recommends massaging it onto a dry face first, which takes a little getting used to, but I love that this cleanser is doing more than just cleaning my face. The gentle exfoliation helps prep the skin so it’s prepared to absorb the ultra-important next step, vitamin C serum.

Step 2 (*crucial*): Apply SkinCeuticals’s C E Ferulic

C E Ferulic is an antioxidant cocktail that will 1000% make your skin look better. I will never let it run out, and my fiancé is now hooked, too. The star ingredient is vitamin C, which is known to help with fine lines and wrinkles and brighten the complexion. It is the second most powerful product I’ve ever used on my skin (more about the first below) and is patented for a reason. C E Ferulic is a bit of a splurge, but I justify it like a typical fashion girl by thinking about it in terms of cost per wear. Since I wear my face every day, keeping it looking its best is absolutely worth the investment. There are lower-priced vitamin C serums and others that try to imitate the formula, but I do feel that SkinCeuticals is that effective because of its specific combination of ingredients at powerful percentages and because the formulation keeps the vitamin C stable. (The ingredient can easily become unstable aka ineffective.)

Shayna shares, „I accidentally found SkinCeuticals when I was 30. I was using no moisturiser and no serum at the time. I went into this skin store 12 years ago, the shopkeeper told me about it, and I feel like my face has relatively stayed the same since then.”

To apply the product, you take five to six drops, pat all over your face, and let it dry. I try to give it a few minutes before I follow with my next step to really let it penetrate. You only use C E Ferulic in the morning, as one of its benefits is that it protects against environmental damage you encounter during the day, such as UVA/UVB rays (aka sunlight) and ozone pollution outdoors. Hot tip: Wash your hands after applying. Otherwise, it will turn the underside of your fingernails yellowish. Shayna urges everyone not to neglect the neck! „I didn’t take care of my neck like I did my face, and now, I’m starting to pay attention to it. I wish I had started earlier.” Lastly, be warned that the product smells like hot dogs, but rest assured, once it dries, the smell evaporates. Plus, I like hot dogs so… 

Step 3: Apply Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream.

Shayna’s moisturiser of choice happens to have a cult following in the fashion community. Everyone from Amal Clooney and Amy Adams to Shanina Shaik and Zendaya are fans. I’ve used this cream on and off over the years and always pull it out when I need a secret weapon against dry, flaking skin. In the winter, when my nose has about had it with cold air and too much tissue use, this is the only thing that will save it. It’s definitely on the heavier side, but given one of Shayna’s star skincare ingredients is retinoid, which can be very drying, this cream helps keep the skin balanced. 

Step 4: Apply SkinCeuticals’s Eye Complex.

I used to think eye creams were extra and not necessary for a basic anti-ageing skincare routine. I assumed they were a waste of money when I could just as well spread my face cream all the way up to my eyes. But after using this one, I’m now all in on shelling out for eye cream. In the before-and-after pics below, you can see the difference on my eye area, specifically where my lines are less deeply etched, and the skintone under my eyes is more even.

Step 5 (*crucial*): Apply SkinCeuticals’s sunscreen.

Not wearing sunscreen is categorically the worst thing you can do to your skin. Sorry to be blunt, but this Sagittarius is going to shoot the skincare truth to you straight. Experts have said time and again that if you only do one thing to your skin—forget cleansers, creams, and serums—just go for sunscreen. 

Shayna adds, „Your skin naturally heals itself, so while you’re blocking sun, you’re giving your skin a better chance to regenerate.” Part of Shayna’s secret to youthful skin is that her mother was always a sunscreen advocate. „Growing up in the ’80s, she always put sunscreen all over us, and we’d get so annoyed. It wasn’t a thing as much back then, but I’m so glad that she did it,” she says. 

I found that Shayna’s SkinCeuticals sunscreen pick is reasonably priced, and it spreads well without leaving any white cast. I also like that it doesn’t have any of the red-flag toxic sunscreen ingredients such as oxybenzone. Lastly, I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but make sure you’re really spreading the sunscreen all the way to the very far edges of your face and on odd places like your eyelids. I’ve been noticing among my peers and myself that age spots have begun forming on the outer edges of the face, near the hairline, and on the cheeks an inch or so from the ears. It’s not too late to start protecting all those places! 

Step 1: Cleanse.

Sometimes, Shayna will use the SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser Cream (£35) as an alternative to the Tata Harper cleanser, following with Klorane’s Micellar Water (£16) if there’s any makeup leftover.

Step 2 (*crucial*): Apply Adapalene Gel 0.3%.

Welcome to the previously promised section on the most powerful product I’ve ever used on my skin: adapalene gel, which is a retinoid. I’ve come to learn that basically everyone in their late 20s and up should be using some form of retinol or retinoid (if you want a results-oriented skincare routine, that is). Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, confirms, „I personally feel that topical retinoids, aside from sunscreen, are the absolute most important part of a skincare routine. They stimulate collagen to strengthen the skin foundation, minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and prevent new ones from becoming etched into the skin.”

You’ve probably heard of retinols, so here’s a quick lesson on retinoids versus retinols. They’re both vitamin A derivatives that get converted into retinoic acid, but retinoids are ultimately stronger because they have a higher concentration of the active ingredient. Differin gel is a prescription-only retinoid, so you’ll have to go to your GP or dermatologist to get a prescription for this. 

Shayna elaborates, „Retinol kicks your skincare up a level, and I like the prescription kind because it’s pure, and I don’t have to wonder if it’s working. It’s the only proven ingredient that actually reverses ageing. You’ve got to work up to that strength, though. I won’t wear it if I know if I’m going on vacation, and I only wear it to bed.” Shayna doesn’t add anything after the retinoid, and while I love the simplicity of a two-step evening routine of cleansing and using a retinoid, I found that following with a simple moisturiser was necessary for not feeling too dry as I headed to bed.

Per Shayna’s advice, I did try a slow-burn approach to retinoids by alternating days I used it and working up to nightly use. Zeichner offers a specific timeline: „Start out with the retinoid every other night, applying a pea size (and not a drop more). Then, after two weeks, apply two nights on and one night off. After one month, if you are not irritated, then you can start using it every night. At any point, if your skin develops redness, burning, stinging, or peeling, then just skip a night.” 

Things were going wonderfully for a couple of months. After a tiny bit of initial peeling and irritation, my skin had never looked better—smoother, more even, less discolouration, and fewer fine lines. I could confidently say that retinol had reversed signs of ageing, and I don’t really notice subtle changes in my skin. However, cut to a couple of international flights and a sunny vacation in the south of France, and my skin was peeling for two weeks straight. Not even Magic Cream could fix it. What went wrong? Retinol/retinoids can thin the skin, decreasing the protective capacity the skin naturally has against the sun (even if you are wearing sunscreen, as I was), and the dry air of flights can enhance the drying effect of retinol/retinoids. Shayna noted that she adjusts the frequency of her retinoid use depending on the time of year, alternating nights with non-retinol skincare, especially in the summer.

Alt Step 2 (*crucial*): Apply Shani Darden’s Texture Reform.

I begrudgingly had to quit my new favourite skincare product cold turkey, as I had more flights and summer sun on the horizon. As an alternative, I turned to retinol, which you’ll remember is less intense than a retinoid. I landed on Shani Darden’s Texture Reform serum. Celebs like Laura Harrier, Chrissy Teigen, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are all fans of the product. Turns out, the A-list set is on to something, as the product is a godsend for my skin. I can absolutely tell it’s working to make my skin look younger, though the results are less dramatic and immediate than the retinoid. It’s seen me through more time in the sun and many flights without any issues. I also find it’s way more moisturising than the prescription retinoid gel. 

Perhaps in my 40s, I’ll consider a retinoid again, but for now, retinol is serving my needs as the key component of my anti-ageing skincare routine in my 30s. As Zeichner says, „Adjusting to a topical retinoid is a marathon, not a sprint.”

And now, we finally arrive at the fun part: the before-and-afters. You can tell I put serious time into this experiment because my hair is a good bit longer! 

Ta-da! And that, my friends, is what months of sticking to an effective skincare plan will do. In the after photos, my skin is more even and clearer. It also looks just a bit tighter, and I look more awake with a youthful glow. The girl on the left just got home from a weekend in Vegas, and the girl on the right is about to take her AP exam after a solid eight hours of rest and a well-balanced breakfast. Okay, so maybe I don’t look quite as youthful as a high schooler, but you see the improvement, right?

Here’s a more detailed look at specific improvements. In the first set of photos, you can see in the before picture that my crow’s feet are a bit more defined at the tail end, and there is a general improvement in overall colour-tone evenness in the after photo.

In the middle set of photos, I want to call your attention to the line that’s just to the right and above the corner of my lips. See how in the before photo it looks more „etched” into my skin?

In the last grouping, I was impressed with the change in the texture of my skin. Pores are less visible, and colour is less red and mottled.

In this comparison, the lines around my eyes look deeper in the before photos. The purplish under-eye bags are also less noticeable in the after photo.

Sorry to all of you who read through this giant essay to get here, but the lessons from my months-long experiment can actually be summed up by this one Destiny’s Child meme. Sunscreen, vitamin C, and retinol are the true skincare dream team for anyone in their late 20s or older. You’ll notice those are the steps I marked as *crucial* throughout the routine. I now know that basing your routine on those ingredients is pretty much skincare 101, but it’s a great starting point if you don’t have an established routine or aren’t seeing noticeable improvement from what you’re doing now. It’s been a couple of months since we took the after photos, and I’m still seeing results from this combination. I have yet to get asked to show ID while buying some scissors, but if these first five months are anything to go by, I’m on the right track.

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10 Months Later, We’re Still Obsessed By the Chanel Logo Tights

In early March 2020, just weeks before the world went into lockdown, Chanel hosted its autumn 2020 runway show. Pairs of models stormed the runway in knee-high boots, strutting in unison while dressed in shades of tweed with bows in their hair. 

And while Chanel runways are always much-talked-about events, this season, in particular, one accessory seemed to steal the show. The brand debuted a range of logo-embellished CC tights, which the majority of models were wearing on the day, either in a white or black colourway. And as if by some kind of fashion editor intuition, the moment I saw them I just knew they would become a cult favourite

Unsurprisingly, 10 months later the item is in high demand, appearing on the Instagram feeds of several high-profile influencers, including Emili Sindlev, Pernille Teisbaek, Bella Thomas and more. According to British Vogue, the tights are set to retail for £330, though they aren’t currently available online. No, you’ll have to head into a local Chanel boutique to get your hands on this coveted accessory (once they shops are back open, of course). Keep scrolling to see how influencers are styling Chanel’s embroidered tights and shop other luxury logo tights below. 

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6 Items Our Editors Would Never Buy From Zara

“I don’t buy trousers from Zara, as they never fit me! I’m a size 12, and unless they’re stretchy or feature an elastic waistband, it’s a no-go. Although I love the styles on offer, even the size L doesn’t seem to work for me, so rather than make myself feel fed-up, I’ve just stopped even trying them on. Instead, I always opt for skirts and dresses, especially those that are fitted at the waist but fuller on the bottom. That kind of silhouette seems to fit my hourglass figure far better when it comes to this store.”

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Cele mai tari tendințe accesibile din 2021 se vând deja Afară

Fie că sunteți în căutarea de a cumpăra unele dintre cele mai mari tendințe ale momentului , fie că doriți să începeți devreme să purtați pe care le prezicem va fi imens în 2021 , te-am acoperit. Am vânat cele mai bune piese pe care să le adaug în coșul dvs. chiar acum – în plus, toate sunt descoperiri la prețuri accesibile care sună sub 100 GBP. Acestea apar pe tot Instagram și am o puternică suspiciune că se vor vinde în timp previzibil, așa că veți dori să acționați rapid înainte de a face acest lucru.

Înainte, subliniez câteva dintre tendințele modei interesante de care nu mă pot sătura. Da, veți găsi totul, de la mocasini groși și blugi rupți, care sunt în tendințe chiar acum, până la bluze cu piele secundă și și cu roz gumă, care vor fi tendințe definitorii pentru anul următor. În plus, unele descoperiri confortabile pe care vrei să le trăiești. Aici, cumpără tendințele la prețuri accesibile, începând de la doar 15 GBP.

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H&M tocmai și-a anunțat cel mai bun colaborator de designer Data

Nu se poate calcula! H&M tocmai a anunțat ultima lor colaborare de designer și este tot ceea ce ne-am fi putut dori: Simone Rocha . Când ianuarie a simțit că nu poate fi mai sumbru, apare o veste de cumpărături pentru a calma sufletul, a salva dulapurile noastre și a oferi fiecărui iubitor de modă ceva de așteptat cu nerăbdare.

Așa cum este tradiție cu toate legendarele colaborări ale designerilor ale lui H&M , această colecție a fost învăluită în secret, dar vârful ascuns pe care îl primim astăzi, înainte de linie (care scade în martie 11 – diarizați acum!) Este suficient pentru a ne menține în mișcare. Se pare că toate semnăturile iubitului designer irlandez sunt în față și în centru: detaliile perlate, rochiile capricioase, accesoriile decorative, amprentele romantice, picturale … Aspectul este incontestabil cel al Simone Rocha, o estetică care a fost construită pe sezon cu sezon de când a ajuns prima dată pe scenă cu mare apreciere. De fapt, în urmă cu un deceniu, Simone și-a înființat propriul brand – o aniversare care este sărbătorită ca parte a acestei lansări interesante.