Jumpsuits: The Easiest Way to Get Dressed Right Now

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If we had to pick a desert island clothing item, it would absolutely be a jumpsuit. They’re versatile, seasonless and make getting dressed in just 5 minutes a real possibility. Now you can find jumpsuits for every occasion, since they come in casual, everyday pieces or office appropriate styles, all the way up to options that take you to black-tie events.

Whether you’re a one-and-done fan of effortless style or you love the long line effect of the monochromatic top and bottom, this list is for you. We love them for city biking or Vespa-ing to work, dancing at a club and wearing them with flats, heels or anything in between.

The jumpsuit originated in the early 1900’s with an Italian designer Thayaht, who created the one pieces to keep parachuters and skydivers protected, warm and covered. Now they are as commonplace and chic as any Little Black Dress, and take you from weekend errands to black tie and weddings. Plus a jumpsuit can be considered “two for the price of one,” since a single article of clothing gets you dressed, and out the door, stat. You can even layer a chunky sweater or blazer overtop a sleeveless jumpsuit, for a transformative new look!

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Orange Jumpsuit, Urban Outfitters $59 Instagram: @michelleinfusino

We were inspired to create this list of jumpsuits in anticipation of Springtime weddings, graduations and special occasions that require an elevated look. While most women automatically reach for a cocktail dress, a jumpsuit can be an equally as sophisticated, and far more comfortable option to try out.

Think about how much more fun you’ll have at your cousin’s wedding if you don’t have to worry about your dress’ hemline while dancing. In a jumpsuit, you can stand up on the bar for a toast, do a cartwheel, sit without your legs crossed, etc. And the point isn’t necessarily if you’d do these things, but that in a jumpsuit you don’t have to monitor your actions so much. In a jumpsuit, you have total freedom of expression, which can be liberating for those who are accustomed to wearing dresses that are too short, too tight or too restrictive, and require thought before action.

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Photo: Kepola Design House

 

This mobility is especially practical for the more casual jumpsuits, ones for lounging, running errands and even working out that take five seconds to put on and give you all-day comfort. One of our favorites, a linen-blend overall from Kepola Design House, is perfect for days when you’re working from home but still want to feel pulled-together and chic. Modcloth’s denim one piece also serves the same purpose: to make getting dressed a smooth operation while keeping you at ease and stylish.

While jumpsuits make mornings seamless, they also give you an opportunity to personalize them. Think of the one pieces as blank canvases, and accessories as tools. By adding jewelry, statement bags and shoes and even layers, any jumpsuit can be customized to your unique style. Between the versatility, comfortability and ease, its hard to say anything negative about jumpsuits. Just plan ahead when it’s time to hit the ladies’ room since you will have to get completely undressed every time! We say: Worth it.

The Best Style to Wear to Work Now!

Work Style: Stay cool and look amazing at the office!

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By Hailey Welch & Stephanie McClain  Photo: @sarahnails

When temperatures rise, it can be a challenge to dress for the office. We want to look chic, feel comfortable, and dress appropriately for every situation. So when Hailey’s sister, Taylor texted that she felt like she was wearing the same thing over and over and needed a list of what to wear to work, we jumped at the chance to solve the universal problem of what to wear to work as the weather gets nicer.

Sundresses are nice but not for the office, so we found styles that are perfect from now through Labor Day. This list helps you know how to be fashionable at work in the summer with just a few key essentials like dresses, pants and blazers. The key to styling these looks is adding accessorizes like scarfs, jewelry, handbags, and belts. Whether you work in a traditional corporate setting or a hipster co-working space, never worry about what to wear to the meeting again.

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The best office looks are easy to wear, comfortable, tailored, streamlined and chic.  For someone who works in a traditional corporate office, that might mean a white blouse and pencil skirt, which is what Taylor rocked today, in her Boston office at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Because when you work at a hospital that’s helping young patients fight cancer everyday, you don’t want to think about fashion. You have lives to save.

Meanwhile in honor of Taylor Welch and the work she does at Dana Farber, Hinted is making a donation to Dana Farber, as thank you to Taylor for her inspiration and for the fact that she is doing the hard work, and the important work. Hinted is honored to do so.

Hailey gives her insight: What happens when your sister asks for help shopping? Luckily this is what Hinted loves to do: Be a curator, stylist, shopping helper for sisters. Done!

Check out the list of What to Wear to the Office Right Now, here. 

 

 

The 20 Best Ways to Get Summer Healthy!

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Your Healthy Summer Body Starts Here! 

by Gabrielle Porcaro

Yes, there is still time! With 8 weeks until the official start of summer, now’s your chance to figure out what you need to do to set a course to have your healthiest season yet. Is it that you want to get stronger to be able to do some SUPing on your Hawaiian vacation? Or do you want to set an intention now to start making healthier food choice so you don’t overdo it at every weekend BBQ? Or is it just dropping a few pounds that may have crept on during sweater season? Whatever your goal is, we’ve got the gear and tools to help you get there. From bright activewear pieces, healthy kitchen necessities, or a chic new bathing suit you can’t wait to wear to the beach, this list is your healthy summer body kit. Check out these helpful hints that will help you jumpstart your way to a fun, healthy, and happy summer.

About me? I have covered activewear for over 5 years and tried every workout in NYC. To motivate myself to get in gear for the summer (in particular the Greece vacation I am planning for August) I need to keep things interesting.

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I like to switch up my workouts from spin to yoga to an outdoor run when I am outside of the city. I love dance classes, boxing classes and anything that surprises my muscles into working hard and feeling strong. Gear is also a major motivator — and studies show that this is true across the board, since when we envision ourselves wearing that new pair of workout tights or cute bra, we are creating a blue print for our new fit selves. Sometimes all I need to get excited to get out there and take a run is as simple as a fun pair of leggings. And for eating better, I love to try new healthy recipes, and see if I can serve them to my friends and surprise them that this is actually “good for you” food.

Find what works for you, on the list on Hinted, and turn getting healthy and fit from a chore to a fun new activity. Check out the Your Healthy Summer Starts Now list here.

5 Easy Ways to De-Stress During the Holidays

 

By Nicole Kwan

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The end of the year (and everything that brings) is sneaking up on us– fast. Before you let yourself get super-overwhelmed, take stock on what you can do for your own self-care so you always have little ways to find calm. Bring these with you when you’re rushing toward that end-of-year work deadline, dealing with family travel plans, or exhausted from back-to-back holiday parties (lucky you!).

Here are a few of my favorite ways to stay sane through the holidays, and a few items on my destress wish list.

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1. Add plants to your home.

 

Bringing greenery inside can turn your place into your own little refuge, especially when nothing is flourishing outside. A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that interacting with indoor plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress. Plus, NASA research found that houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins, so you’ll have cleaner air to breathe.

The Philodendron Green plant above from The Sill is good for beginner plant parents!

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  1. Curl up to a (fake) fireplace.

No, I’m not talking about the fireplace channel on your TV. I found this Wildwood Candle Co. soy candle in Portland, Oregon and the crackling wood wick and fragrance make me feel like I’m in front of a roaring fireplace. A study from the University of Alabama found that sitting by a fire reduced blood pressure, and for me, even the one candle does the trick. The Firelane I candle has notes of smoked woods, balsam, and pine, making it perfect for a city apartment wishing it was in the country.

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  1. Drink booze-free cocktails.

Drinking to de-stress is a common default, but alcohol really isn’t the best long-term solution. Non-alcoholic cocktails at bars are becoming more of a thing (Grub Street said so!), and you can do the same for yourself at home. Seedlip calls itself the “world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits.” Their Spice 94 is aromatic, earthy, and woodsy and their Garden 108 is herbal, grassy, and floral. Serve them with tonic or mixers.

Not convinced to go dry? A small British study found that “normal” drinkers who stopped drinking for five weeks reported better sleep and concentration.

 

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4. Indulge in a bath house visit.

Last year, I stumbled upon Aire Ancient Baths in Seville and a visit to the New York City location has been on my wishlist. Going to the candle-lit bath house is like a ritual: You move through each bath at your own pace, experiencing temperatures ranging from 102 to 50 degrees F, and taking a float in a salt water bath. The hot water relaxes muscle tension while the cold water is reinvigorating.

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  1. Hand wash your delicates.

 

Most of the time, you probably throw your bras into the laundry with your clothes, but taking the time to hand wash is worth it (and nicer to your bras!). Plus, most of the time is hands off when you leave your delicates in to soak. I use the Linden wash from Journelle, which is made from plant-derived ingredients and doesn’t have sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, or parabens. I love that the delicate scent lingers and reminds me to slow down.

For me, this covers de-stressing in a number of ways. First, it makes me slow down and practice a little mindfulness by paying attention to the process and noticing everything from the water temperature to the fragrance. Plus, a Princeton University study found that physical clutter increases stress, so checking laundry off my to-do list and moving clean clothes into my drawers is good for my brain.

Fore more ways to de-stress this crazy busy season check out the Hinted list here.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018

By Aurora Tower

Stretch Yourself

With so many major shifts occurring this month, it may be hard to catch your breath. But goals and priorities are coming sharply into focus this week. Your best bet: Make a plan to work them out while working out.  On Thursday, determined Mars makes a supportive sextile to radical Uranus, bringing an AHA moment. Later in the day, Mars slides into spiritual Pisces, encouraging reflection on recent changes. On Friday, relationship-oriented Venus finally comes out of its 6 weeks retrograde, but then verbal Mercury goes into retrograde the same day. If you’ve been out of alignment with your truth, you have an opportunity to start walking the talk. @p.e.nation

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Cancer
P.E. Nation Victory Run Legging, $150; at Moda Operandi

Reach for the Stars, Cancer

Your work/life balance could be in need of some adjustment. It’s time to consider your big picture dreams and make tweaks in your schedule to help get you close.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Taurus
Le Mans High Waisted Legging, $195; at Michi

Choose Your Outlet, Taurus

You may have an uncharacteristic outburst or want to make a hasty move this week. Try to consider others who you may impact first, and do your best to be calm and clear about your feelings.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Virgo
Beach Riot Kendal Bra, $94; at Carbon 38

Say Ohm, Virgo

Set your attention to resolving confusing financial matters, especially if they involve family. An exciting new relationship could emerge, or you may be tested in your existing partnership.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Leo
Varley Bedford Tight, $110; at Carbon 38

Tame Your Fears, Leo

Any outstanding misunderstandings and communications issues are coming to the surface now, so rather than getting stubborn and digging in your heels, see this as an opportunity for self-improvement and growth.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Aries
Suspender Leotard, $98; at Live the Process

Set the Bar, Aries

You could be re-negotiating the terms of a certain relationship this week. Stay true to what’s right for you, but look for a win-win solution.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Scorpio
Alala Moto Graphic Tight, $110; at Carbon 38

Find the Balance, Scorpio

You are of two minds about a certain work situation. Let things play out rather than forcing anything. Your creativity shines, but be cautious when it comes to finances right now.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Aquarius
Tanjung Legging, $165; at Carbon 38

Get Ready to Jet, Aquarius

An unexpected trip or communication could reset you in a whole new direction. Be open to seeing things differently, but don’t feel like everyone has to agree with your POV.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Libra
Ultracor Ultra Plaid Stitch Legging, $198; at Bandier

Check Yourself, Libra

A relationship situation may have been stressing you out, but think of it this way: You are getting the perspective to find a positive, creative solution. Focus on small action steps, and try to be gentle in your communications.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Gemini
Aviator Nation Bolt Fade Crew Sweatshirt, $165; at Bandier

Listen Closely, Gemini

A revived personal or professional relationship could be cranking up your excitement level, or creating some anxiety, or maybe both! But miscommunications are likely, so no matter who you’re speaking with, practice being a good listener.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Pisces
ADIDAS Run Sweater, $150; at Bandier

Rev It Up, Pisces

You get a kick start of momentum this week, but be cautious about communications, especially with VIPs. You’ll have a chance to re-work a financial situation for a better outcome.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Sagittarius
Nike Pro Warm Women’s 7/8 Tights, $60; at Carbon 38

Kick It Into Overdrive, Sagittarius

An exciting new relationship or creative project is firing you up, but miscommunications are likely, especially if you make assumptions or start taking things personally.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018: Capricorn
P.E. Nation Block Out Jacket, $220; at Moda Operandi

Protect Yourself, Capricorn

You may be very eager for a certain work or family situation to be over once and for all, but some new info is still rising to the surface. Sensitive communication is your best ally.

Weekly Horoscope and Style to Match: Week of November 12, 2018
WMNS Nike Epic React Flyknit, $150; at Carbon 38

All Signs

Refresh your workout from the bottom up.

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

Holiday Party Outfits: How to Double Your Seasonal Wardrobe in 2018

‘Tis the season for tons of parties! This time of year always has us dreaming of holiday party outfits — and how we’re going to come up with enough ideas to stay looking fresh and put together through January 1.

But with the brunch craze (still) in full effect and day drinking officially becoming socially acceptable, we realize that this party season might be even more hectic than years past. 2018 is going to be the year of soirees that take place during the day and the night.

We’re not ones to complain about having to hit the party circuit a little harder — but now that a day soiree is just as common (and important) as the traditional evening holiday cocktail party, our closet supply is starting to look a little scarce. This year, we’re all about getting creative and stretching our festive clothes from everyday to after dark.

More: 5 Expert Tips On How to Crush Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Holiday Party Outfits 2018: It’s All About the Shoes

Relying on a gorgeous pair of shoes is nothing revolutionary, but we’re leaning in on the trend of casual — yet uber fashionable — footwear to stretch our holiday clothing budget. And the list One Dress, Two Ways is providing us with all the inspo we need to elegantly navigate from day to night (and doubling up our wardrobe) by just changing shoes.

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Ribbed Midi Dress, $79; at Mango. ADIDAS Swift Run Sneaker, $69; at Nordstrom. Steve Madden Fefe Feather Sandal, $129; at Nordstrom.

Exhibit A: The super-versatile combo pictured above. A simple, sleek ribbed midi dress in a neutral color paired with these pastel ADIDAS is an awesome choice when you want to dominate Saturday by powering through a friend’s casual luncheon, running errands and getting some holiday shopping done. But when it’s time to dress things up for that office cocktail party, all you need to do is slip into these sexy, feathery Steve Madden heels and you’re all set. A seamless transition.

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Topshop Velvet Midi Dress, $75; at Nordstrom. Dr. Martens 1460 Boot, $125; at Nordstrom. Sam Edelman Ariella Ankle Strap Sandal, $99; at Nordstrom

Exhibit B: This crushed velvet dress that, when paired with classic Dr Martens boots, allows you to run from day party to day party looking as stylish (and ’90s-licious) as Cher Horowitz heading to the mall. But when the sun dips low, that same dress crosses over into romantic date territory when you put on these strappy Sam Edelman sandals.

So, in summary, by investing in a couple pairs of solid, comfy pairs of footwear and maybe splurging on some drool-worthy fancy heels, you’re going to be able sashay from day to night with minimal effort (or expense). Plus, don’t try to tell us you won’t be wearing those Docs every day from now until mid-spring.

Check out the full list for even more holiday party outfits.

More: A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

✨Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match: Week of October 29, 2018 ✨

By Aurora Tower

It’s a week to launch your biggest dreams, which is why we’re featuring the debut collab of Halogen x Atlantic Pacific that’s arrived just in time to forecast one of your most fashionable weeks of the year. The cosmos are ready to dress up and Halloween promises to be full of adventures and sweet surprises. First up, Monday delivers extremes, as Mercury the messenger sidles up to Jupiter, planet of extravagance, which could bring really good news, or not so good, in the form of tone-deaf inflammatory conversations. Then on Tuesday, you get a little bit of emotional breathing room when Mercury moves again, into optimistic Sagittarius. Halloween Wednesday is the main event, with Venus sliding into Libra, meaning love could strike in the most unexpected of places. Before you leap, decide if you want to go on a bumpy romantic thrill ride. If yes, enjoy the rollercoaster ahead.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Leo
Leo: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Cashmere Wrap, $199; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Let Them Know, Leo

You love L-O-V-E, Leo, especially extravagant displays of affection. You could get both this week, but if intentions are off, even the most sentimental of gestures could misfire. Send clear signals.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Virgo
Virgo: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Long Plaid Coat, $249; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Feel Validated, Virgo

You want people to see things your way, VIrgo, and you may very well get your wish this week, with others having AHA! moments that finally celebrate and acknowledge your POV. Validation!

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Libra
Libra: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Colorblock Pleated Midi, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Let It Go, Libra

You like to keep the peace, Libra, but your tolerance may have been getting pushed to its limits recently. If you aren’t feeling it pull the plug, and put your own needs first. You’ll be glad you did.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Scorpio
Scorpio: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Menswear Plaid Blazer, $149; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Listen to Your Instincts, Scorpio

You hate to backtrack, but there may be no other way to tweak something important than to take a step back and reassess this week. Trust that the right answer will come to you intuitively.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Sagittarius
Sagittarius: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Crinkle Midi Skirt, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Say It Nicely, Sagittarius 

Your epiphanies keep coming, Sag, but you may not like the messages they’re sending you, especially if it means making adjustments to a certain friendship. Aim to work things through diplomatically.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Capricorn
Capricorn: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Faux Fur Coat, $249; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstom

Come Clean, Capricorn

You’re getting a second chance at a major work project. That’s the good news. Just make sure you are crystal clear about your priorities and responsibilities this time around. It will work out much better.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Aquarius
Aquarius: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Tweed Jacket With Removable Faux Fur, $199; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Play the Long Game, Aquarius

If a challenging work relationship has been testing your boundaries, it may be time to step back and think about the big picture. The solution may actually be closer and simpler than you realized.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Pisces
Pisces: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Stripe Turtleneck Sweater, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Put It In Drive, Pisces

You have been tweaking your long-term vision and strategy, and now it’s time to fully commit to your chosen course of action. Figure out what’s holding you back so you can let it go. Then go!

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Aries
Aries: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Hidden Placket Blouse, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Make Peace, Aries

A major financial decision is putting everything into perspective. It also means you may need to smooth over a certain important relationship, so it’s time to offer the proverbial olive branch.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Taurus
Taurus: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Stripe Sweater, $59; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Take Control, Taurus

You are facing the reality of an important relationship, and that may mean you need to make some personal tweaks in order to support the flow. Don’t consider it a sacrifice, but an improvement.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Gemini
Gemini: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Dot Sweater, $79; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Get Going, Gemini

If work matters haven’t been exactly going the way you wanted, you may need to put a little more heart into the matter. Suspend your fear of looking silly, and put it all on the line.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: Cancer
Cancer: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific High Waist Wide Cuff Ankle Pants, $99; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

Look Inside, Cancer

You have been all about work hard, play hard recently, but you might need to take a pause and reassess how you are truly feeling. If you’re not super comfortable at home, a move could be exactly what you need.

Your Weekly Horoscope & Style to Match, Week of October 29, 2018: All Signs
All signs: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Georgiana Bow Pump, $109; at Nordstrom. Image: Nordstrom

All Signs

Party season is on the way and we love these for their festive versatility.

A History of the “No White After Labor Day” Rule (& Why We’re Ignoring It)

One of the greatest tragedies of September is all of the awesome Labor Day sales. Yes, we love a good bargain as much as the next person, but it’s so frustrating to find the perfect white dress at an amazing price — and not being able to wear it for at least six months. It doesn’t make any sense, yet most of us will sadly bow to an archaic fashion rule that we don’t understand. Seriously though, why can’t you wear white after Labor Day?

Upon a little digging, we found that there isn’t really a hard and fast answer to the question. Only some theories:

A) According to a Time article published in 2009, some people think the rule was born out of function. Basically, back in the day there was no A.C .or patio misters, so it’s possible that people wore white to avoid heat stroke.

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
Satin Crop Blouse, $59.99; at Mango

B) Once upon a time, wearing white was a sign that you could afford to vacation in a non-urban area. In other words, cities are dirty. If you had the cash to take off somewhere not as dirty, you wore white (or, if you stayed in the city and wore white, you clearly had money to burn and didn’t care if your clothes got ruined because you could just buy more). If you were poor, you toiled away in the city all summer in the heat and wore black so you didn’t look like you were covered in filth all of the time.

Can you believe that this is a fashion rule that we still refer to, even though it’s obviously out-of-date and nobody really even knows where it originates from? Also, none of the aforementioned theories really explain why you have to stop wearing white after Labor Day. Who even came up with that exact cut-off date? We’re calling B.S.

More: How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

We’re loving the list 5 Looks to Up Your Style Game because it’s serving up some serious white outfit inspo. It’s one of the reasons why we’ll be wearing white all fall and winter long. Here are some more reasons you should, too.

1. Snow Is White

You’re gonna try to tell us that we can’t wear white when from the month of December to March, white is literally all around us? Nah.

If mother nature is into it, so are we.

2. Because Being a Rebel is Empowering

No one ever tells us what to wear (or what not to wear), even if it is derived from decree from the days of yore that everyone seems to have bought into for decades. We are confident enough to dress ourselves how we want, when we want.

3. It’s a True Neutral

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
A New Day Dominique Pointed Kitten Heel Wide Width Booties, $34.99; at Target

Neutral colors have no bounds, and white is the ultimate neutral. You can throw on something white with leather, corduroy, denim or some ruby red tights and it always works. It’s limitless. So we’re not limiting the time of year it can be worn.

Need proof? These Dominque Pointed Kitten Heel Booties go with anything. Anything.

4. It’s Surprisingly Cozy

Sometimes white has a reputation for coming off a little sterile, or even bland. But a fuzzy white scarf in the dead of winter is the perfect way to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and still look pulled together.

White also has a unique ethereal quality, and when you pair a white sweater like this Tularosa Jen number with a long skirt, like this For Love of Lemons, Romy Tiered Maxi, you’ll get a boho/angelic vibe that will breathe life into a drab winter wardrobe.

5. It’s Sophisticated… Yet Casual

Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day? Here's Why You Can | Hinted
Eyes On You Set, $128; at Free People

We love a good millennial pink, but it can be hard to pull off a grown-up look for work wearing it. Not impossible, just difficult. On the other hand, these white wide-cut pants with buttons paired with this white jacket (both from H&M) are the picture of perfect office elegance.

At the same time, that same pink hue brings a certain boldness to an outfit that doesn’t scream “I’m casual.” When you’re wearing white, it’s totally possible to pull off both casual and sophisticated. (Like when you’re wearing this Free People Eyes On You ankle length sweater set.)

And that’s 24/7, 365, baby.

What are your favorite ways to wear white after Labor Day?

Halloween Hater’s Survival Guide: Costumes You’ll Actually Wear After the Holiday

Remember back in the day when Halloween was, like, the funnest day of the year? We diligently plotted our costumes for weeks, eagerly anticipating the parade at school when everyone got to show off their work.

Sure, in reality it was just a lap around the blacktop next to the kickball field where the P.E. teacher made us run a mile twice a week — but for an hour a year that blacktop was transformed into a magical procession of ghouls, zombies and Princess Ariels. It was that special time in our lives when you could sprinkle some fake blood in your hair or throw a sheet over year head before heading out at dusk to plunder the neighborhood for fun-sized candy bars.

But somewhere along the way, a lot of us fell off track. Maybe it’s because the costume ante got upped sometime around freshman year of college, and all of a sudden it felt like we were required to spend $500 to show up to a Halloween party in style.

Now there are pretty much two types of people in this world: People who live for Halloween and dropping their life savings on a get-up that they will wear approximately 4 hours of their life…. and the rest of us who are just kinda “meh.”

More: How to Transform Your Fall Style Without Blowing Your Budget

The Case for Wearing a Costume

Easy Halloween Costumes You'll Actually Wear After the Holiday | Hinted
Party City “Basic Witch” Beanie, $5

But here’s the deal. It’s super easy to resign ourselves to stay at home to hand out candy while wearing one of those “This IS My Costume” t-shirts moms used to rock in the ’90s, but we think this Halloween it’s imperative to bring a little magic into the world by wearing a costume. It’s been a crazy couple years for everyone, and — at the risk of getting a little cornball — what the world needs now is for everyone to take a night off to have a little fun. A chance for our inner child to come out and play.

Still, we get that it’s hard to justify spending so much money for one night (or a couple of parties if we’re lucky), but when you strategically invest in some pieces that you can actually use after October, what have you got to lose? We’re taking a ton of inspiration from the list 6 Last-Minute Halloween Looks, No Costume Required! because all of the shoppable items make for great costumes, but are also stuff we’d wear every day.

Easy Halloween Costumes You'll Actually Wear After the Holiday | Hinted
Topshop Animal Print Jumpsuit, $60

Like take this animal print jumpsuit, for example. All you need is some ears, and you’ve got yourself a fierce Halloween ensemble and an outfit that will take you all through the holiday party season. Same goes for this Bardot lace body-con dress. Just add a delicate masquerade mask, and you’ve got a costume, plus something to wear on New Year’s Eve.

And this Free People black polka dot top paired with this “Basic Witch” beanie pull double duty for a costume and hanging out at a coffee shop on any old random weekend.

Check out the rest of the list here, and then go get that costume. Do it for the Pink Power Ranger who was so excited to go trick-or-treating all those years ago.

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