In less than two weeks, 2021 will be in the books for good. By now, you’ve probably posted your Spotify Wrapped playlist and thought about your goals for the year ahead. But as challenging as this year has been with world news, it was a year filled with restoration, a subtle return to normalcy, and a lot of awesome discoveries to elevate your wellness and wardrobe. That said, we wanted to look back at some of the purchases that truly made an impact on our readers.
For some of the most popular picks that captured us all this year, take a look at these top fashion and athleisure products that our readers couldn’t stop buying in 2021.
Best style picks from 2021
Originally $150, now $90
Of all the winter coats that deserve to be in your closet, let it be this puffer jacket from Columbia. Not only is it a stylish option to help brave 40-degree-below weather but also, its winter-resistant outer shell is perfect for keeping dry in wet climates. Additionally, the high collar and polyester filling help to really pack in the heat on days when it starts to become uncomfortably cool.
Originally $138, now $70
Yes, slipper clogs are in, and are here to stay! And if you’re looking for a pair that you can wear everyday, these J.Crew suede style clogs may just be what you need to zhuzh up your wardrobe. They have a cozy sherpa lining and a suede upper to help increase durability. You can wear them during summer or pair them with a duster and high-waisted jeans to create a cozy winter look.
Originally $198, now $137
When it comes to luxe fabrics, it doesn’t get any better than the softness and warmth of cashmere. But if you don’t want to take my word for it, consider this oversized cashmere scarf to add to your fall closet. Its thick material can bring an extra layer of warmth to almost any ensemble. Just pair it with your favorite hoodie or layer it under a winter coat to help elevate your cold-weather look.
As far as high-quality jeans go, no retailer does it quite like Madewell. Case in point, the Perfect Vintage Straight Jeans are a safe bet for almost every body type. They fit straight throughout the leg but are fitted to hug your body at the waist.
We were first introduced to these Sorel sneaks, thanks to style icon Katie Holmes. The actress stepped out in these super cute kicks back in October while out in New York City during the tail end of fall. What makes these shoes unique comes down to their functional construction. They have a breathable mesh upper to keep moisture from seeping in and a responsive midsole for extra comfort under your foot. Additionally, you can pick them up in several colors including black and white, and acid green and jet.
When you want to add a touch of sophistication to your sleepwear, you can always count on Lunya to deliver styles that you’ll want to wear all day long. Made with 100 percent silk, this robe continues to win over shoppers because of its sleek texture and functionality. For example, you can actually adjust the cuffs of the sleeves to keep them from dragging or getting dirty as you do other tasks.
In case those J.Crew slipper clogs weren’t exactly your cup of tea, these Birkenstock Shearling Clogs may be a better fit for your closet. Apart from the comfy shearling material, these shoes also have an adjustable strap to customize your fit and moisture-wicking fabric to keep your feet from sweating.
If you find that your mask is constantly causing your skin redness and irritation, a switch to a proper hypoallergenic mask may be an order. The bamboo material in this mask makes it super breathable, while the antimicrobial coating helps provide an extra layer of protection around your face.
Originally $99, now $94
The thing about Bombas socks that makes them such go-to for athletes and fitness buffs is their durability and comfort. Not to mention, they’re super trendy-looking and you can wear them as dress socks for everyday looks, too. This pack comes with six pairs of ankle socks, which are a godsend for runners. They are lightweight and have special ventilation to help keep your keep cool in hotter temps.
If you want to give your arches some extra TLC, consider kicking back at home in these Vionic Relax Slippers. The shoes are uniquely made to provide support for your feet against flat hard surfaces. They even have an orthotic footbed built-in and an EVA midsole to help reduce foot fatigue and absorb stress your ankles and knees.
As far as perfect lounge shoes go, these are definitely in the running. The thick fleece lining keeps your feet nice and toasty no matter how icy your home may feel. Additionally, these shoes come with a super durable sole that makes them perfect to wear outside when you want to get the Sunday paper or run a quick errand.
If there’s one look that never goes out of style, it’s an all-white pair of sneakers. I have several pairs and still don’t think I have enough, which is why these Everlane kicks are so tempting. Made partly with recycled leather material, these low-profile sneaks are easy to dress up with a skirt or straight-leg jeans.
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