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THE TRENDY LULULEMON LEGGINGS

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TRENDING LULULEMONS

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Lululemon leggings are an essential purchase for everyday life. Prior to blowing your budget on a single pair of athleisure leggings that cost $100 or more, you should make a spending plan, start saving money, and conduct a thorough product investigation. But once those soft leggings are on, you quickly put your buyer’s guilt to rest since they are so worth it.

why do THEY cost so much?

Really, they’re just leggings, right? Actually, those are super leggings, not pants. A Lululemon press representative said, “We have always and will continue to price our products based on a commitment to the value of fit, utility, premium materials and detail, workmanship, and technology.” In essence, these are the Holy Grail of leggings, made with premium fabric that, sure, is slightly more expensive than your typical, transparent polyester/spandex blend.

But don’t just believe what they say. You may find several variations of the following message if you search for “Lululemon Leggings” on Twitter: “I bought two pairs of Lululemon leggings, and I don’t regret it one bit.” “These things feel like I’m not wearing trousers, and I look like a snack.” You all know that they merely speak the truth. Lululemon does have a sale section. You don’t have to buy everything in it at full price if you’re a sale section shopper on a mission.

Are they worth the price?

Whether you want the best Lululemon leggings for running, yoga, or just hanging around the house, the reality is that they’re all comfortable, they’re all durable, and you can’t go wrong with any of these pairs. Take care of your leggings, and they’ll take care of you. Lululemon’s customer said, “I’ve had pairs for years that still look and feel brand new; no pilling, sweat scents, fading, or riding down.” The quality is unparalleled, and if you’re going to splurge on a pair of leggings, you want them to last. You’re in the market for leggings, and if you’re looking to go with a pair, continue reading.

What are the variations of Lululemon’s exclusive fabrics?

For the creation of its leggings, Lululemon uses five unique proprietary materials. The first is Nulu. The adored Align series is constructed of the buttery-soft fabric called Nulu. Although not the highest performing, it is incredibly comfortable. Nulux comes next. We are aware that a single letter can have a significant impact. Although it feels similarly buttery soft to Nulu, this fabric is more adept at wicking away moisture. Nulux leggings have a sort of nude sensation that is perfect while you are working up a sweat; choose them if you want to feel as though you are wearing nothing at all. Everlux is the brand’s fastest-drying fabric after that. This fabric is probably the most adaptable of all of them because it is thicker than Nulux while remaining sleek and breathable. Luxtreme is the fourth. This fabric is thicker and intended to provide less friction and more shape retention over time. The combination of Nulu and Luxtreme, SmoothCover, comes in last but certainly not least. It has Nulu’s buttery soft texture and Luxtreme’s shape-holding and hugging qualities.

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1. AligN

Aligns are produced using Nulu material. According to the company website, Nulu fabric, which is a buttery soft blend of 81% nylon and 19% Lycra elastane, is used to make the insanely popular Align leggings and the whole Align series.

There are the leggings you run outside in, the leggings you run inside in, the leggings you sleep in, and then the dressy, wear-as-pants leggings you wear to class. The Align will be your top pick. They’re the perfect pair of wear-everywhere leggings you’ve been searching for your entire life, the kind you put on and say, “Ok, now I get why people pay $100 for these.”

It looks and feels so light on the skin, it seems almost like wearing a cloud. Lycra is woven into the fabric. Which means they won’t stretch out no matter how many times you wear them. They feel buttery soft to the touch. Lululemon’s reviewer, Chan, says, “I literally live in these.” “I love them for teaching yoga and lounging around.” “They are available in a variety of different lengths and sizes so that they are available for all bodies.”

Aligns are meant for low-impact activities like yoga. You know, not moving from your couch for an entire season of “Never Have I Ever.” The $98 price tag is 100% worth it. If you’re looking to save, you can shop certain colors on sale for $69.

2. ALIGNS. WITH. POCKETS

ALIGNS. WITH. POCKETS are the athleisure modified the most popular model by adding capacious side pockets. When I say “pockets,” I mean the real “fit your phone and then some pockets” that women’s fashion generally lacks. Wearers agreed in the reviews: “I vow not to buy anymore without the thigh pockets,” one customer wrote.

The only difference between these and the classic Aligns is the added side seam. Apart from that, these offer the exact same touchable fabric and fun colorways. You can shop this absolutely thrilling update in regularcropped, and bike short styles. Plus, they have pockets! A discreet compartment in the waistband can comfortably hold a key, card, or phone.

3. Invigorate Leggings

If Aligns are the high-comfort ones you lounge in, Invigorate leggings are the high-comfort ones you work out in. One customer reviewed it as “TO DIE FOR!!!” The fastest-drying fabric, Everlux, is used to create Invigorate. Everlux combats hot, humid, low-airflow studio environments. They have a silky, smooth, cool feel on the inside and a velvety touch on the outside. The fabric is soft and satisfyingly thick, so you’ll never have an accidental see-through-butt situation. With extra compression, they hold up against intense workouts.

Stretch and Lululemon’s quickest moisture-wicking technology are highlighted in these tights because they were designed exclusively for exercise.

4. BASE PACE

Running and weight training sessions benefit greatly from the Base Pace approach exactly because they help athletes perform at their best throughout intense exercises. They are composed of Nulux material, which feels like a slick combination of nylon and polyester and is ideal for running since it prevents the dreaded thigh chaffing. And when I say they’re weightless, I really mean it; they’re close to your body without being excessively made with seams and paneling.

Base Pace are favored for their adaptability as well. Use the drawstring on the inside of the band to tighten the waist if it is a little loose on your frame. If you have shorter legs, you should definitely choose the 25-inch inseam, but if long leggings aren’t your style, you can also get them in a biker short version.

One reviewed Base Pace leggings, “These are not favorite for yoga and Pilates, thanks again to that slippery material. The poses and positions are difficult to maintain because it slides around so much.” If you want to wear the Lululemon brand to your next mat workout, you can wear a pair with more traction like the Aligns which are actually meant for yoga as well.

The technological Nulux fabric used to create these performance leggings offers a smooth, lightweight feel to reduce distractions during exercise. They have all the sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and stretch qualities you would want in training clothing, and they are brushed on the inside for softness and warmth.

Winter has not arrived in a full swing, though Lululemon has thought of cold temperatures. They have the solution for athletes to continue in winter. Luckily, one pair of Lululemon leggings is designed specifically for cold weather workouts, making it easy to hit your new personal best.

The Base Pace High-Rise Fleece Running Tight are made to withstand winter running, and they have just been added to Lululemon’s iconic.

Normally retailing for $118, the Base Pace High-Rise Fleece Running Tight are on final sale at $69 — making them a top choice if you’re looking for a more affordable activewear option especially for the winter.

5. Wunder Under

Although their sister leggings are the perfect fit for sprints and spin class, these leggings are fantastic for low-impact exercises like yoga or weightlifting. You get all the softness of the Wunder along with the compression that has reviewers raving. “I wore them for a SoulCycle class, and they held up fantastic with minimal visible sweat,” one individual wrote.

The Wunder is the ideal complement to a trainer’s wardrobe because it is highly supportive, completely opaque, and constructed of Lululemon’s quick-drying Everlux fabric. Since the pair has a drawstring at the waist, you can customize the fit and avoid pulling them up in the middle of a workout. They fit according to size, however, if you’re not used to wearing compression clothing, they may feel smaller than usual.

This pair is perfect for air-conditioned workouts or colder weather because it is slightly thicker than others; nevertheless, the thicker fabric may be too heavy for the summer heat. The reviewer attests that “They wicked sweat pretty well, so I didn’t get overheated or feel clammy during any of my workouts.”

6. Fast and Free High-Rise

The Nulux fabric, a “cool, sleek, quick-drying” material produced specifically for running and exercise. Nulux also being used to produce the Fast And Free. You can wear these babies to school, and they were built to absorb spin class-levels of sweat. Even though they’re a long pant, the Fast and Free is famed for the cool-feeling fabric that keeps you from getting too hot, no matter how intense your fitness grind. “The comfort is unparalleled.” “It always feels and looks amazing in cold or hot weather,” one customer said.

“They are silky smooth, perfectly stretchy, and have handy pockets in the waistband, as well as side pockets if you’re on the go, or need snacks for long adventures,” Chan adds. “I love running, skiing, and lifting in them.” If you’re looking for a slick liquid legging you can go hard in.

7. All the Right Places

The All the Right Places fully lives up to its name, with flattering seams that support and uplift in all the right places, but also keep your muscles stabilized. One customer emphasized in reviews: “I love the lack of seam down the front, and the side seams produce a slimming effect that gets me compliments every time I wear it.”

That’s right, there are multiple iterations of Lululemon’s bestselling Align leggings. This version offers not one, not two, but *three* cropped lengths—17 inches, 21 inches, and 23 inches. These leggings are exceptionally soft and made with Luxtreme fabric, so you can buy them knowing they won’t ever lose their shape.

“I basically live in these leggings.” “I especially love the softness and the waistband, which lays flat without a seam at the top of the band,” the customer wrote.

8. Swift Speed

The Swift Speed leggings are Luxtreme fabric as well. Specifically designed for running and made with a sweat-wicking, breathable, oh-so-stretchy fabric. You can quickly store your phone, keys, or even an energizing mid-run snack in the practical drop-in side pockets and zipped back compartment. The material is ultra smooth and cool to the touch, making these the perfect warm-weather legging option.

Reviewers rave over their fit, with one customer commenting, “If you are looking for leggings that will not fall down at all when running, these are the best!” “They stay right above my belly button, and I did not have to touch them once on a 5 mile run.”

Randall echoed the same sentiment: “What I like about these pants is that they have a little rib at the top, which ensures that they won’t slip down.” “I wouldn’t do yoga in these; they just aren’t soft enough for me, but they’d be great for any cardio or strength-based movement!

9. InStill

The Instill is designed with SmoothCover material. Lululemon’s exclusive second-skin, incredibly light fabric, making it ideal for executing even the most difficult yoga postures. Even so, they are still quite breathable and moisture-wicking, so don’t be concerned if you perspire a lot.

Customers love that these are just as buttery soft as the Align while providing a little bit more compression. This means that you can feel comfortable moving in them regardless of your body type or size. It has the same buttery softness as precious Align but feels a bit thicker and more supportive. The reviewer said, “I wouldn’t say they felt constrictive in any way, and for that reason, I found they fit true to size.”

10. Groove Super-High-Rise

The Groove Flared Pant is the design you need to quickly add to your cart since yoga leggings are the most recent mid-2000s trend to make a reappearance. The leggings have a very high rise and a length of 32.5 inches, which some customers believe makes them ideal for tall girls. One user said, “I love the high waist and flared legs.” “They create a wonderful contour shape.”

The Groove from Lululemon is constructed of the soft, lightweight Nulu fabric, making it perfect for relaxing at home or low-impact exercise.

Thanks to the waistband pocket on these leggings as well, which can contain your card, keys, or a cell phone; you can leave your handbag at home when you go out.

LULULEMON DOESN’T STOP HERE

YES, MORE BY LULULEMON

Lululemon has a complete line of women’s wear. They have many different kinds of color choices and materials. Lululemon has vast varieties of men’s wear, shoes, accessories as well.

And who hasn’t heard of Lululemon Studio, they have that too.

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Once those soft leggings are on, is it really worth it? Let me know what you think and why you think it’s worthwhile or not.

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HOW TO STYLE TRENDY IN YOUR ESSENTIALS HOODIE FALL 2022

Hoodies are a must-have for your fall 2022 look book. The ESSENTIALS hoodie and all of its many trendy styles will be the focus of this second article this week.

Your comfy clothing has endless styling possibilities. As we move away from the day-to-day pandemic outfits, it’s time to upgrade to more refined styling. The Fear of God Essentials by Jerry Lorenzo pieces are the perfect combination of elegance and style. The brand made its debut in 2018, and since then, it has continued to offer frequent drops at more reasonable prices to fashion enthusiasts. The ESSENTIALS hoodie is simple, with a relaxed fit that is focused on comfort. The ESSENTIALS branding enriches this hoodie, and the styling options are endless.

For fall 2022, fans of Fear of God are being drawn to ESSENTIALS by their largest collection since their debut. Streetwear lovers are still drawn to it because of its neutral color scheme, distinctive branding, and generous cuts. If you are seeking something more premium than fast fashion, the first ESSENTIALS collection for fall 2022 dropped on August 24, and the second drop was on September 28. You can dig into the seasonal fits for your fall 2022 look book with the ESSENTIALS hoodie.

Styling the ESSENTIALS hoodie

The ESSENTIALS hoodie is simple, and it comes in muted tones, making it incredibly versatile. To style the ESSENTIALS hoodie, you can easily play around with pieces that you already have in your wardrobe.

1. Layer your ESSENTIALS hoodie for fall

The ESSENTIALS hoodie is a great layering piece for a day out. It elevates the cozy look while keeping you warm at the same time. Wear the hoodie over a simple tank or t-shirt, and then add an overcoat or jacket over the hoodie. Pair it with slim-fit jeans and a pair of your favorite trainers to complete the look.

2. Athleisure

With athleisure, comfort and cool go hand in hand. With the right tips, you can wear your ESSENTIALS hoodie without running the risk of looking like you were too lazy to change out of your gym gear. The ESSENTIALS hoodie has a softer and heavier fabric, which makes the fit sharper and cleaner. For a full athleisure look, pair your ESSENTIALS hoodie with fitted joggers and complete the look with leather joggers.

3. Bring out your leather jacket

The leather jacket elevates your ESSENTIALS hoodie for a stylish off-duty look. A black leather jacket with well-fitted jeans combined with suede Chelsea boots will smarten this look. You can experiment with different colors depending on your aesthetic.

4. Tailored suit

Rip up traditional look books by wearing your ESSENTIALS hoodie under an unstructured suit. This sports-meets-suit look works if you opt for lace-up sneakers instead of formal footwear. For a slightly less committed way to style your ESSENTIALS hoodie with smart pieces, try pairing the hoodie with tailored trousers and luxe sports sneakers.

Generally, the Essentials hoodie has a versatile design, and it comes in neutral colors that will complement most pieces that you already own.

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FASHION INVESTMENTS WORTH MAKING IN YOUR 20S

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On this week’s blog, we’ll be covering investments here at talhasakrani.com, specifically fashion investments worth making in your 20s.

Everyone wants to dress well and own stylish items in their closet. While the modern fashion lover would love to own more options, it is more sensible to find value in classic pieces. These pieces may have a bigger price tag, but they stand the test of time, lasting through various fashion eras and can be passed down through generations. 

Your 20s are the years when you should start doing the ground work on defining your style and investing in classic pieces. The main question is: what are the fashion investments worth making in your 20s?

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How to find fashion investments worth making in your 20s

According to top stylists, the quality and craftsmanship of a fashion item makes it worth the amount you splurge on. An item is classic based on its timelessness. Classic pieces can be worn over and over again without extreme wear and tear, and without running out of style. With this in mind, here are a few classic pieces that are fashion investments worth making in your 20s.

1. The classic trench coat

Trench coats were originally designed to help army officers weather rainstorms, but today, they are great for transitional seasons and unpredictable weather. Trench coats can be thrown over most outfits without taking away from the aesthetics. Investing in a trench coat in neutral colors is worth spending big bucks because a good trench coat is an effortless piece for all ages and genders.

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2. The timeless everyday bag

Quality handbags are pieces of art crafted by skilled artisans, but not all of them can be used everyday. Your everyday bag goes with everything, it’s made to last a lifetime, and it fits your daily essentials perfectly. When buying a classic handbag, choose long lasting material in neutral hues, with clean lines meant to transcend trends and seasons.

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3. The black blazer

A quality-made black blazer is a classic piece worth spending on. Based on your personal style, you can choose a cut that suits your everyday outfits. The black blazer can be paired with boyfriend jeans, a slip dress, or even over a simple t-shirt to give a more polished appearance. The classic black blazer will never run out of style, so it is wise to invest in a good one.

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4. The statements necklace

Accessories go a long way in elevating your day or night looks. In your twenties, it may be tempting to buy many sets of cheap jewelry, but it’s wiser to invest in high quality statement pieces that will grow in value over time and serve you and future generations. When buying a statement piece, buy one in a classic design made from genuine metals like gold or silver and authentic precious stones and gems like emeralds, rubies, or opal.

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Sustainable fashion is meant to last a lifetime. Fashion investments worth making in your 20s may be quite expensive, but as you continue to collect classic pieces, you will be glad that you started early.

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THE FUTURE OF FASHION: ROOTED IN THE PAST?

Fashion is easily one of the most fast paced and difficult to anticipate industries, with its trends constantly evolving on us. Gurus all over the world work tirelessly to project what will soon be trendy, what is going out of style, and how to be on top of these ever-evolving changes. What’s “in” is purely a reflection of current times. Whether that be politics, social media influences, worldwide and cultural changes, and of course technology. Ironically enough, the future of fashion trends emerging as of late have not only been seen before but were popular not long ago. The 1990s and Y2K styles that so many of us grew up with have made a reappearance, and much sooner than expected.

Icons like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, and Christina Aguilera all offered some unique and at times cringe-inducing looks. Fortunately, the trends that are resurfacing lately take the best of this era and add a bit of modern flair. The influence of technology has allowed the future of fashion industry to level up even the most simple accessories to incorporate ultimate functionality. A few examples of these spruced-up trends are fanny packs, sneakers, denim jackets, plaid flannel shirts, scrunchies, and so much more. Below, we will dive into some of these top 90s and Y2K trends that are back and bigger than ever.

Fanny Packs

While they first emerged in the 1980s, fanny packs kept up their domination in the industry well into the 90s. Neon color combinations made these ‘waist purses’ stand out in the crowd. Now, we are seeing far fewer eye-catching colors and much more neutral tones. Lululemon has created a fashion trend of their own with the emergence of their ‘belt bags’. In essence, these are just fanny packs remarketed and shown with multiple different ways of wearing them. They’ve even gone viral on the app TikTok because of their incredible popularity. Fanny packs, in general, provide both fashion and functionality all in one, making them a great accessory option for people on the go. Back in the 90s, cell phones were not widely used, and even if they were, they were far too large to squeeze into a fanny pack. Now, these packs are perfect to throw your iPhone or Android into while you move around. Multiple pockets allow you to also throw in your AirPods, keys, chapstick, and whatever else you may need when you are on the go.

Denim Jackets

A staple in the 90s and now, denim jackets haven’t changed as drastically as other trends over the years. Although Canadian tuxedos are yet to become socially acceptable again (and thank goodness for that), denim in the form of pants and jackets can be considered timeless for many. The cuts of these jackets are the element that has in fact shifted, and we are now seeing far more cropped and fitted styles as opposed to the more boxy cuts in the 90s. Customizing these fall and winter staples is easy, with a huge variety of washes and styles. A white denim jacket is perfect for a summer evening whereas a dark blue denim jacket can be popped on for a fall stroll. Ultimately, it is a pretty safe bet that denim jackets will be sticking around for the long haul.

Plaid Flannel Shirts

Revisit any iconic movie for the 90s and you can be guaranteed to spot a plaid flannel shirt at some point. These shirts were absolutely everywhere during this era and have made their way back to the top of the fashion trend list for 2022. Muted neutral tones with minimal pops of reds, greens, and blues are the most often seen color schemes for classic flannels. Even the aspect of tying them around your waist has been brought back, which feels like a true ode to the 90s era. This contributes to one of the perks of plaid flannels, which is the ability to throw them on during chillier weather and then tie it around the waist when it heats up.

Bright Watches

Chunky, brightly colored, and minimalistic were the most commonly seen attributes when it came to watches in past decades. Especially in the year 2000, a general rule of thumb was “the brighter the better”. As a result, we saw some gaudy and large wrist accessories. Now, due to the increase in available technology, we can see smartwatches taking the industry by storm. The Apple watch maintains its place as the number one selling smartwatch, and for good reason. Apple has allowed for what seems like infinite possibilities when it comes to watch bands. As a result, there is an option for quite literally every style out there. The ability to match your watch to your outfit each day is a unique ability that previously only existed for those wealthy enough to own hundreds of watches.

One thing is for certain, fashion trends are sure to be recycled at some point in some capacity. If one of your favorite styles is currently on the outs, you may just be in luck in the next few years. As technology, politics, and cultural changes continue to evolve, we will continue to see future of fashion trends fluctuate and shift in order to reflect current times. As they say, the future of fashion industry is like a mirror that reflects the current state of the world. It is truly anybody’s guess as to what will be the next popular trend of 2022.

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