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THE TRENDY LULULEMON LEGGINGS

10 LULULEMONS ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST

TRENDING LULULEMONS

THE FASH MAG SELECTION

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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TOP TRENDS FASHION BRANDS IN 2022 | GUCCI VS. BALENCIAGA

In first blog of this week, we will be taking a look at top fashion brands in 2022 as well as their top selling products, with a little bit of insight from Talha Sakrani.

There are millions of active fashion brands worldwide, and Gucci and Balenciaga topped the list in many categories amongst other top fashion brands in 2022. This is based on popularity, trendiness, and best-selling products. 

2021 saw a shift towards sustainable fashion, and the some of the top fashion brands in 2021 concentrated on the end-of-life impacts and established biodiversity strategies. In 2022, the top fashion brands reflect this shift in mindset, and we are seeing a lot of digital fashion as well as demonstrations of the relationships we have with our clothes.

The pandemic magnified the relevance of digital fashion, and it is now considered as the future of sustainable fashion because it reduces unnecessary production, pollution, and waste. As we reexamine the relationships we have with clothes, we are seeing the top fashion brands start to show clothes as a tool for storytelling and a source of inspiration for the next generation.

Top fashion brands: Balenciaga

One of the top fashion brands today is Balenciaga and the Balenciaga’s The Mud Show for SS23 took the fashion world by storm. Kanye West opened The Mud Show for Balenciaga and fake babies were carried across the mud filled runway. While Balenciaga’s The Mud Show for SS23 might have been a spectacle to watch, there was a deeper meaning to it. “This show is a metaphor for digging for truth and being down to earth.” 

Balenciaga’s The Mud Show for SS23 was a tool for inspiration by challenging normative dress codes. The collection celebrated manmade ideas of the incorrect and disproportionate. Some clothes looked like rugs, and most of them were covered in mud, but most importantly, the models were not the typical models we’re used to seeing on runways.

Fashion can be interpreted differently by different people. But from this particular show by Balenciaga, the avant-garde apocalyptic style really shone through, and there were strong themes of sustainability, repairs, and reparations.

Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga celebrates the utilitarian side of fashion with a timeless American style. This lineup by Kanye West and Demna reimagines wardrobe essentials, and the products flew off the shelves after production, reaffirming Kanye’s efforts to democratize fashion.

Top fashion brands: Gucci

Just like the Balenciaga Mud Show, the Gucci SS23 Gucci Twinsburg show was wild. According to Vogue, it was a play on reflections, examining our conceptions of reality, and self. This is a recurring theme in fashion today, with top fashion brands using the runway to encourage people to reflect on individuality as well as their relationship with clothes and fashion.

Michele describes his thinking behind the Gucci Twinsburg show as a collection that talks about his idea of the world because fashion is deeply connected to life and humanity. 

Gucci has always been among top fashion brands, and there are items that will always be iconic. The top products for Gucci in 2022 were the Gucci x Adidas collection. There was a 286% increase in searches for Gucci within 48 hours of the collection’s release. The Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers were among the hottest products on the Lyst index.

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BEST TIPS TO DEFINE YOUR STYLE

Hello, fashion lovers! In this week’s blog, we will be exploring the Best Tips To Define Your Style with Talha Sakrani of talhasakrani.comMen’s and Women’s Fashion.


Your personal style is one of the most effective communication tools. It is an expression of creativity and personality. Style is the voice that speaks without the need for words, an impactful first impression. Finding and defining your style can be tedious, and sometimes even confusing. With trends emerging each day, it can be hard to identify what you genuinely like and what you would love to own just to keep up with the trends.  However, there are a few tips that can make the process of defining your style a lot easier. If you want to define your style, here are the five best tips to give you a good start.

Tips to define your style

What is your style inspiration?

It could be a character from your favorite film, or a celebrity, or maybe a co-worker, who you look up to as your personal style icon. Often, you will find that you are inspired by a mix of different styles from different people.

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You may look up to Billie Eilish, Rick Owens, and Zendaya and this will tell you a lot about your style preferences and the pieces you should go for. When defining your style from your favorite fashion icons, always make sure that it is a style that you like on your body, and not on other people. Being comfortable is essential.

Take a look at your wardrobe

People rarely start defining their style with an empty wardrobe. With the pieces you have, sort through the items you love and want to keep, and donate anything that no longer serves you. Look at the pieces you love and evaluate whether these pieces have been influenced by your style icons. Better yet, take a personal style quiz to identify your dominant style so that you can further define your style by adding a personalized and unique twist.

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What is your favorite color

To add a personal twist to your dominant style, color and color combinations play a huge role. Whether you love minimal greyscale outfits or loud eccentric hues, identifying your favorite color and color combinations will help you to develop a signature style. This is especially crucial for your accessories and statement pieces. Accessories are a huge piece of the personal style puzzle because they speak a lot about your personality.

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The process of defining your personal style can be hectic, but it is undoubtedly fun. Once you define your style in relation to your day-to-day, don’t be scared to add little twists when it gets boring, it is in this way that personal styles evolve. Most importantly, wear a smile and be confident throughout your personal style journey. These tips to define your style are only effective if you are true to who you are.

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BIGGEST FALL 2022 FASHION TRENDS FROM THE RUNWAYS

We’ll be reviewing the best fall 2022 fashion trends from the runways, with a Talha Sakrani twist on how you can incorporate these fall 2022 fashion trends into your daily outfits.

Fall is finally here, and aside from the colorful leaves hitting our pavements, we expect new fashion trends to bring some warmth to the crisp fall air. Fall fashion trends are almost always the same, with knits and denim combos paired with boots. This year however, the fall 2022 fashion trends from the runways hint at things being a little different.

Biggest fall 2022 fashion trends from the runways

1. Leather

Leather is a fall staple, and this year, we will see a lot of leather outfits. On Prada’s runway, there were pink leather trenches, and we also saw leather-on-leather outfits on Saint Laurent, Tod’s, and Khaite runways.

Leather garments are almost always timeless, and a great way to level up your outfit. From oversized leather blazer jackets with a Y2K influence, to figure hugging leather pants, you can elevate your outfit effortlessly. Leather transitions seamlessly from day to night and you have numerous styling options for the leather pieces you go for.

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2. The white tank

When we exchanged luxury outfits for lounge wear during the COVID 19 period, tanks were a basic in every closet. They seem to be essential even now when we are embarrassing a more-is-more attitude towards fashion.

The white tank pairs with almost everything, and it comes in different fabrics. This ease in styling it is quite powerful, as demonstrated on Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Chloe runways. This fall, you can pair a basic white tank with baggy jeans, long skirts, or leather pants for an elevated look. 

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3. Classic Knits

Knits will never go out of fashion during fall season. From knit sweaters to knit dresses, and knit sets, you can wear your favorite classic knit throughout fall 2022. The Avant Apocalypse trend is in full throttle, and you should expect to see it in your favorite fall pieces. 

Knits will be in the form of distressed knitwear with exposed raw edges and mottled finishes. Despite the nature of this trend, it is surprisingly wearable as demonstrated by Kiko Kostadinov, No.21, and GCDS runways. Distressed knits can be paired with basic clothes. Layering is the key to styling your Avant apocalypse knitwear.

In general fall 2022 fashion trends are more about expressing individual style.  These trends are only as meaningful as the people who embrace them. If you incorporate the runway trends to your daily outfits, it is important to ensure that you add a bit of personality to make these trends your own.

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