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If You’re Looking for a Forever Coat—This One Is Always a Wise Investment

There’s no doubt that the world of fashion is prone to more than just a bit of hyperbole. You’re „obsessed” or „in love” with a particular item. Everything is „fabulous,” „chic” or „iconic.” In truth, while you probably do love that fuchsia bejewelled headband right then and there, its lasting wardrobe potential is quite minimal (sorry, Blair Waldorf). But there are a few pieces that make the cut and deserve all the above over-the-top descriptions lobbied at them. One such item (or rather items) are the coats Max Mara designs for women.

The Italian fashion house has created a long list of coats that really can only be described as iconic. Not only is the classic camel colour flattering for all skin tones, but the shapes are also designed to flatter women’s bodies. There are three, in particular, that are repeated every season by the brand, and it’s easy to see why. First up, there’s the 101801 Icon coat. Double-breasted and calf-length with wide lapels, it’s the sort of coat that you would wear to work and nights out. (But you can still manage to look put together even if you threw it over your pyjamas as you dash out to the corner shop to grab a pint of milk.)

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Zara Just Dropped the „Coat of Dreams,” According to Instagram

„The coat of dreams” is quite the comment to see as you’re scrolling through Instagram in the morning, but that’s one of the first things I spotted as I was doing my initial scroll of the day. The comment in question was referring to an item from, you guessed it, Zara—oversize, double-breasted pastel blue coat. The high-street store has just dropped a new autumnal collection of coats and jackets and there’s no escaping the fact that they’ve once again done a great job of it. I personally own a checked blazer that I’ve had for nearly four years and I still wear it now, so if you’re concerned about longevity, I can tell you these pieces aren’t flash-in-the-pan. 

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Alexa Chung Just Created the Perfect Modern Update On the Pretty Woman Dress

As far as iconic film and pop-culture fashion moments are concerned, few could forget Julia Roberts’ very memorable brown polka dot dress in Pretty Woman. The outfit has been remembered and referenced for decades, solidifying the look as a truly timeless ensemble. So timeless in fact, we’re still talking about it 30 years after the film premiered. 

In a modern-day take on that iconic look, this season Alexa Chung released a few polka-dot midi dresses of her own, as a part of her most recent collection. Using a nearly identical print to the Pretty Woman iteration, Alexa’s dresses have been updated for 2020, featuring completely modern silhouettes with collars or v-neck detailing.

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We Were Sceptical About CBD Skincare, Until We Tried This Super-Soothing Range

So what’s so great about CBD skincare, and why is this range so different from the rest? In essence, The Body Shop CBD skincare collection has incredible skin-soothing and nourishing properties, and it’s great for injecting some life into tired, stressed complexions*. The main issues with several ranges of CBD for us, however, is that finding a formula that’s not too thick, oily, or greasy can prove tricky. In fact, until now, we basically assumed that unless you favoured a super-rich, thick, and oily texture when it came to your skincare products, CBD wasn’t an option.

But how wrong we were. Combining CBD with the brand’s iconic hemp-seed oil and plant-derived squalene, The Body Shop’s new range, which comprises of a CBD Restoring Face Oil, CBD Replenishing Moisture Cream and CBD Soothing Oil-Balm Cleansing Mask, has challenged everything we thought we knew. Not only do the products help to soften, soothe, and comfort, these treasures also are seriously lightweight and sink into the skin without a trace of greasiness, unlike so many other formulas that are thick and cloying.

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These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Face Wipes Are the Ultimate Cleansing Upgrade

In a late-night banter session with one of my best friends, he dramatically responded to my witty text by saying that I’d, „scolded, yelled at, and berated,” him. Well, that’s pretty much how we’ve been made to feel about using face wipes, right? 

Of course, it’s for good reason, as it’s pretty clear that face wipes are awful for the environment. After all, 9.3 million wet wipes are flushed down the toilet every day. They’re harsh on the skin, too. They’re ineffective at cleansing properly, and the ingredients list isn’t doing us any favours either.

So what are we actually supposed to use instead? That’s where reusable makeup remover pads and cloths come in handy.

A double cleanse, where you use a heavier balm or makeup remover in the first step and a lighter cleanser during the second, is always a smart move. Reusable cloths and pads are ideal for this, so if you’re still finding it hard to wean yourself off the wipes, keep scrolling for our top picks.

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Small But Mighty: 45 Pieces From the Coolest Independent Brands

Sadly, some of these labels are being hit by the current crisis, and as a publication, we’re doing our very best to support the talent we love in any way possible. That’s why we’ve dedicated our end-of-month shopping gallery to these independent brands. Honestly, we were spoilt for choice, and we wish we could include every brand we came across online (although that would turn into a long article), but we managed to whittle it down to 45 new season-ready pieces.

Of course, we understand that many of you are tightening the purse strings right now, but we would love for you to show your support by giving your favourite independent brand some airtime on social media, posting a nice comment on its feed or even just giving it a like—every little bit helps! But if you happen to be in need of a little fashion-based pick-me-up this month, scroll down to see the pieces we’re loving this autumn. Enjoy!

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The Shapewear Brand Fashion Editors Actually Want to Wear

Shapewear is typically a very specific type of lingerie—it smooths out lines and can make you feel more confident about wearing a figure-hugging dress, but it’s not usually the sort of thing you’d want to wear by itself (although the Kardashians have made that much more common).

So when Heist, those clever people behind the comfiest tights ever (they’re seriously good—you really should get a pair) launched black, beige and brown Outer Body bodysuits, the brand found its customers started to wear it not just as shapewear but also as part of their usual wardrobes.

Much like the brand’s approach to tights, these bodysuits were originally created to change our perception of shapewear. It wasn’t just about being functional; it was about it being beautiful—something we can more than get on board with.

The feedback from customers was that the suits do everything they’re supposed to while also being comfortable, and it gave them the confidence to wear it as part of their outfits (not just hidden away). As it’s part of our job to try on clothing, we ensured we gave the bodysuits a real test-run and give our verdicts and which outfits we’d be wearing with them. Keep scrolling for more…

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10 Common Hair Mistakes, According to a Curly Haired Celeb Stylist

With noteworthy clients like the Fanning sisters and other members of the Hollywood A-list (in addition to her very loyal non-famous clients), Alcorn is one of the best hair experts in the industry, and thanks in part to her own gorgeous strands, she has special expertise in the realm of caring for and styling naturally curly hair

Since curly hair can be challenging to care for (largely because texture and curl pattern are highly individual and can seem to have a mind of their own), I knew I needed to feature Alcorn and all of her best hair tips ASAP. Here, she’s sharing 10 of the most common curly hair mistakes and what you should be doing instead to maximise your hair’s ultimate curl potential. Keep scrolling.

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Cottagecore Is 2020’s Prettiest Beauty Trend—Here Are 7 Chic Ways to Do It

It’s safe to say that we’ve all found ourselves daydreaming of trips to the countryside from wherever we’re working right now, but did you know our desire to escape to more tranquil pastures has become a trend in its own right? Cue cottagecore. 

Born on TikTok, cottagecore is, essentially, a romanticised idea of living in the countryside and all the aesthetics that go with it. Think donning cable-knit sweaters and wearing prints like floral and gingham, all the while partaking in traditional and entirely wholesome pastimes, such as needlework, baking, and picnic-curating.

Cottagecore has certainly been evident as far as our wardrobes are concerned. After all, prairie-inspired dresses, full skirts, chunky knitwear, and milkmaid tops have dominated our rails for the last few seasons. Now, though, cottagecore is being channelled in our beauty routines, too.

While some cottagecore beauty veers on the otherworldly (think pixie ears and avant-garde makeup), there are also subtle cottagecore beauty trends that are fast becoming some of the season’s most notable looks. These include a focus on fluttery lashes, bitten lips, flushed complexions, and effortless updos; all of which we consider to be seriously chic.

If you too have fallen for the allure of country-inspired living, keep scrolling to see the grown-up ways in which you get in on the cottagecore beauty trend.

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13 Ținute uimitoare de toamnă pe care vrem să le copiem

Autumn outfits can require quite a bit of planning. Coat or no coat? How many layers are too many layers? The below outfit ideas will see you through cooler days over the next few months. As stock is switching over from linen dresses and sandals to knitwear and trench coats this is the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what is missing from your autumn wardrobe before you start adding to it.

The below outfits include several classics that you’d typically expect from an autumn capsule, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions which feel really relevant this autumn. Think Mary Janes worn with ankle socks, ’70s-style fringed suede jackets and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers. Keep scrolling to see and shop twelve of our favourite autumn outfits.