Refresh and De-Stress as 2021 Kicks Off
From plush joggers to fashion-forward footwear, the latest smartwatch and luxe spa products, we’ve rounded up the best in wellness fashion and beauty to get you centered and sensational for the new year.
With every January comes at least one resolution to lose weight, relax more, pamper yourself, sign up for yoga classes, eat right – or perhaps all of the above. Fold in the stresses and WFH strategies resulting from a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing, and it’s easy to see why wellness products have never been more popular.
To put together what you need for a 2021 refresh, start with your wardrobe. Designer choices are abundant for joggers, hoodies, leggings and more in styles either plush or tech-driven, from Monique Lhuillier’s Blush Logo Hoodie and matching Jogger in 100-percent cotton to Stella McCartney’s Future Playground cropped T-shirt and True Purpose High-Intensity Short – each piece is part of McCartney’s longtime partnership with Adidas, while the latter combines moisture-wicking technology with the comfort of a women’s tight built under a short.
Monique Lhuillier: Blush jogger
Stella McCartney: Cropped T and shorts
Because every wardrobe these days should include the balance of coziness and performance, also consider the sleek style of pieces from Lafayette 148 New York’s KindWool collection, including the Double-Knit Zip-Front Cardigan and easy matching Double-Knit Pant, both in Nickel Melange Italian fine-gauge Merino wool, while Wolford’s Concordia Cardigan in Egyptian blue combines a flattering ribbed-knit cut in Merino wool, then lined in soft cotton for comfort.
Lafayette 148 New York: Nickel Melange
Wolford: Concordia Cardigan in Egyptian blue
For stylish moments post-exercise, grab a Pink Flamingo smoothie at Nékter Juice Bar in a look from Tory Burch’s latest capsule collection, her Sherpa Fleece Vest in natural heather, a chic neutral that pairs beautifully with Burch’s French Terry Sweatpants. Or choose something that feels a bit sportier: Ted Baker London‘s pale pink Jjordan Sweatshirt and matching Aliceah jogger are both crafted in a soft cotton blend and accented with a stylish stripe, while Anthropologie’s exclusive activewear pieces include the Liana high-neck sports bra and matching leggings, both of an innovative seamless polyester-Spandex blend in a multicolored abstract print.
Nékter Juice bar: Pink Flamingo smoothies
Tory Burch: Sport capsule Sherpa fleece jacket
Ted Baker London: Jjordan sweatshirt and Aliceah jogger
Anthropologie: Liana high-neck sports bra and matching leggings
The latest footwear choices are likewise driven by a combination of the latest technology and the wearer’s personal style. Balenciaga leads the pack in forward-thinking design with its Tyrex Sneaker, a leather-free design that’s crafted of overlapping rubber panels that seem to mold beautifully to the foot. Cole Haan’s Grandpro Rally Court sneaker, meanwhile, combines classic styling with a chic accent of leopard print or exotic snakeskin. And at Lanvin, the styling of the label’s Bumpr sneaker in nylon, mesh or suede may seem sporty, until you realize that the stripes on the side of each shoe actually form “JL,” or Jeanne Lanvin, the founder of the historic Parisian house.
Balenciaga: Tyrex sneakers
Cole Haan: Grandpro Rally Court sneaker
Lanvin: Bumpr sneaker
To complete your January style strategy, opt for high-tech pieces like the proprietary lenses at Oliver Peoples, which can be placed in the designer’s latest Desmon frames in washed lapis while also offering benefits like scratch resistance and a UV-repellent coating. To make the most of your workouts, Fossil’s Gen 5E Smartwatch pairs with a Google WearOS app and works for everything from timing your run to tracking your sleep and reminding you to walk your dog.
Oliver Peoples: Desmon in Washed Lapis
Fossil: Gen 5E Smartwatch with Silicone Strap
Finally, reward yourself for committing to a fitness program by indulging in a revamped self-care routine: Aveda’s new Botanical Repair strengthening shampoo and conditioner removes product build-up and pollution while leaving hair scented with ylang-ylang and other plant essences. The bestselling Youth Preserve collection at Fresh features the Lotus Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer, a luscious blend of super lotus, star fruit leaf extract, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, all to address the first signs of aging while boosting radiance and increasing the moisture in your skin. A New Year’s resolution never felt so luxurious – and so attainable.
Aveda: Botanical Repair strengthening shampoo and conditioner
Fresh: Youth Preserver Lotus Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer