The gym isn’t a fashion show. You don’t need to be the best dressed to get the best workout, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid upgrading your look. No need to toss those old college t-shirts you love to lift in—polish your work-to-gym-to-weekend-getaway ensemble with the perfect duffel bag.
We’ve compiled a list of the five most handsome bags—from casual to chic.
||Everlane The Weekender
Just like its namesake, The Weekender duffel bag is flexible, fun, and irresistible. This waterproof canvas bag is ideal for commuters or folks on short trips—it fits perfectly under Amtrak seats or in overhead compartments. Its casual colors combined with slick leather detailing will get you from the office to the gym to the beach in one weekend flat. everlane.com, $95
||Topo Designs Duffel Bag
This world is tough, but this classic duffel can handle it. Complete with a Cordura shell, Topo’s classic bag survives everything from a jostling morning commute to the airline’s baggage carousel. A waterproof interior will keep your stinkin’ wet gym clothes isolated from the outside world, and a seatbelt-grade detachable shoulder strap gives you extra flexibility when lugging this duffel all around town. birchbox.com, $129
||GORUCK Mil Kit Bag
There are pretty overnight bags and there are gritty gym bags, then there are GORUCK kit bags. This bag is for the heavy packer—we’re talking helmet, survival gear, and ammo. You don’t need to be a paratrooper to appreciate this military-grade quality pack. Made in the USA, GORUCK’s kit bag is waterproof, has 84 liters of space, and features tons of interior and exterior pockets for all the small things. goruck.com, $195
||Trask Jackson Duffel Bag
We know you train dirty in the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the finer things in life. Hidden inside this handsome wool duffel bag is stinky gym gear soaked with an hours-worth of sweat, but the outside world only sees antiqued brass hardware and a beautifully traditional design. Perfect for work and weekend jaunts, even better for tricking your colleagues into thinking you’re sophisticated. nordstrom.com, $625
||Moore & Giles James Club Bag
Ditch the dowdy duffels, and pack this smart leather bag with all your weekend essentials. It might not appear to be the kind of bag you’d schlep to the gym, but with a water-resistant interior, the James Club Bag will keep your workout gear from stinking up the place. Zippered pockets keep your phone and wallet safe and snug, while a removable shoulder strap makes carrying this sleek duffel a breeze.mooreandgiles.com, $615
Originally published at http://www.wodlounge.com/picking-duffel-bag/
Elegant and simple, lavender is the perfect inspiration for a classic bridal look. Slip into Winifred Bean’s breathtaking Petals dress—a silk, scoop-necked bodice flows into a romantic skirt layered in lovely tulle. Bring a blush of color to this gorgeous gown by cinching your waist with a lavender ribbon. Reflect this bloom’s purple hue in your perfectly polished lilac nails, and tuck all your essentials into a lavender clutch. Contrast pale purple accessories with a dark plum Swarovski crystal necklace and black suede booties. And don’t forget your handsome groom—add a splash of lavender to his slate gray suit with a pretty purple linen tie.
Wedding Features: Petals Gown: Winifred Bean | Tenoverten Nail Polish in Prince via Sephora | Khirma Eliazov “Lindsay” Clutch via Aha Life | Coralia Pendant Necklace via AUDEN | Ottavia Booties via Coclico | Plum Linen Bow Tie via Forage |
Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/10/30/weekly-wedding-look-lovely-lavender by Annie Erling Gofus
September is one of the world’s most fashionable months, with Spring 2014 collections premiering on runways from New York City to London, and now in Milan. And after weeks of work, fashion’s top models look as beautiful on Italian runways as they did in New York earlier this month. So how do they manage to look so gorgeous so consistently? Snag fool-proof makeup and hair tips from the pros who style these beauties before they hit the runway. To keep your makeup in all the right places, never skip a high quality foundation primer—try Laura Mercier’s must-have face product. If you were lucky enough to kick up your heels at a Fashion Week party or two, celebrate this weekend with cheesy, saucy carbs. Make a pilgrimage to each of New York’s 10 best pizza joints—from gouda-melted in Greenwich to jalapeno-dotted in Bushwick. Tame wild tresses with a wavy, romantic take on the classic milkmaid braid. Once you’ve mastered the sweet look, browse fairytale-inspired engagement rings online. Not your classic solitaire, this collection of rings ranges from Art Deco to simple vintage—there’s a to-die-for gem for every taste in this sparkling collection.
Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/24/friday-round-up by Annie Erling Gofus
1. Foundation Primer via Laura Mercier | 2. Engagement Rings via Refinery29 | 3. Best Pizzas in New York via Thrillist | 4. Fashion Week Beauty Tips via NYMag.com | 5. Hair Tutorial via Green Wedding Shoes |
Gather inspiration for your bridal style from the blush tones of an autumn peach harvest. Start your look with the elegant Winifred Bean Calla Lily gown—a strapless bustier is combined with a classic trumpet skirt to complete a sweet and structured bridal gown. Show your soft side with pale pink and gold on your eyes, rosy cheeks, and glossy nude lips. Peach and blue heels guide you down the aisle, and don’t forget sparkly jewels to add a touch of glamour—simple peach-tones gems dangle from your ears, while a bedazzled bib necklace brings glitz to your simple style. As the sun sets and the air begins to cool, stay warm with a cashmere scarf wrapped your shoulders, and maybe a little help from your handsome groom.
Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/25/weekly-wedding-look-just-peachy-part-ii by Annie Erling Gofus
Wedding Features: Calla Lily Gown: Winifred Bean | Chantecaille The Coral Reefs Eye Makeup Palette via Bloomingdale’s | Suzanne Kalan Rose Gold and Salmon Earrings via Thomas Laine | Bib Neckalce via Dannijo | Chan Luu Scarf via Net-a-Porter | Andree Patchwork T-Bar Platforms via Reiss |
Workdays are a blur, making it tough to find time for fitness. The key to squeezing a quick workout into your hectic day is to simplify: Organize your schedule, manage your time, and carefully pack the bare-minimum of gear for your mad dash to and from the gym. Skip the gym bag altogether, because these bare essentials can easily fit in your purse. Start with Patagonia’s bold green running top which features a built-in bra. Throw on a pair of light shorts, then lace up Merrell’s Vapor Glove running shoes which weigh in at 10 ounces—total. Even during a quick workout, hydration is vital! Bring along Vapur’s collapsible water bottles that roll up and are easy to store when empty. And as you wipe the sweat from your brow and head off to your next appointment, stuff your stinky gym wear into Flight 001’s handy Gym Gear Bag, which separates your sweaty clothes from the clean stuff.
Originally Posted to http://www.wodlounge.com/mad-dash-gym-pack-minimalist-gym-bag-quick-workouts/
Minimalist Gym Bag Fashion Features: Gamut Sport Top via Patagonia | GTD Running Shorts via The North Face | Gym Gear Bag via Flight 001 | Barefoot Run Vapor Glove Running Shoes via Merrell |Water Bottle viaVapur |
It’s official: The word “Mancation” has its own Wikipedia page, bringing authenticity to this bro-y word. A mancation is any “guys only” excursion taken by male friends, and what guy doesn’t like a chance to kick up his feet and relax for a long weekend?
While on mancation in Lake Tahoe this summer, any mancationer worth his salt knows the importance of packing light and sporting versatile clothes. This ensemble (pictured here) takes you straight off the airplane to Lake Tahoe’s pristine hiking trails. Rep your hometown with City Sports’ Pedal Pusher Philly tee and keep warm on those chilly flights with an ultra-soft jersey hoodie. J. Crew’s Stanton shorts look great, are cozy enough to encourage a mid-flight nap, and hold up while traversing boulders out on the trails. And don’t miss the finishing touches! Killer shades might get you mistaken for a celebrity at baggage claim, and Danner’s hiking boots are a pain to kick off at airport security, but you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you have them once you set off around the lake.
You now have zero excuses to look anything but awesome on your next mancation!
Originally Posted to http://www.wodlounge.com/versatile-style-mancation-airport-lake-tahoe/
Mancation Fashion Features: James Perse Lightweight Jersey Hoodie via Mr. Porter | Philly Pedal Pusher T-Shirt via City Sports | Stanton Short Cotton-Twill Shorts via J. Crew | Cromwell Sunglasses via Warby Parker| Danner Light II GTX Hiking Boots via REI |