Knitwear Trends We’re Obsessed With

With temperatures dropping this upcoming season, it only makes sense that we focus our attention on knitwear— namely, styles that can be worn now but will also be on-trend next year. Here, we highlight our 5 top knitwear trends we’re obsessed with, and that will continue to be popular throughout 2022. 

Cowl Neck Knits 

@emmagination94

Cut-Out Knits

@elainethong

Cable Knits 

@smythsisters

Cardigans Long and Short 

@mykalawolf12

Sweater Vest Knits

@mansinagorii

2022’s Biggest Fashion Trends

It’s official: the fashion forecast for 2022 is in and it features an abundance of styles we can’t wait to get our hands-on. Think: Y2K vintage, spliced-and-diced ensembles, and more. Below, we round out 2022’s biggest fashion trends.

Fun, Bold Footwear 

@loefflerrandall

Microscopic Bags

@byhilal.t

The “Skin is in” Movement

@nensidojaka

’00s Vintage

@studio_pascaleeliza

5 Hacks for Meeting Your New Year’s Resolution

Here, a foolproof guide on how to nail your New Year’s resolution.

 1. Be realistic. 

Sure, it may seem like common sense, but the fact of the matter is most people set unattainable goals as their resolution for the New Year. Seemingly, it’s important to remember to be realistic and strive for something that’s actually attainable. You get the idea.

2. Plan ahead & outline your plan.

Thinking about making your resolution on New Year’s Eve? Think again. If you wait until last minute to set your goal for 2022, it won’t be fully centered on what you want long-term— rather, it’ll be center on what you want *that* particular day. So, plan ahead and make sure to outline your plan with details, like how you will deal with temptation or negative self-talk.

 3. Reward yourself. 

Every now and then, celebrate your wins by treating yourself to something you enjoy. Naturally, this *something* can’t contradict your resolution— instead, make it something that is more like a pat on the back for reaching a milestone. For example, if your resolution is to eat better, reward yourself with a new top or a much-needed spa day. 

4. Track your milestones– and don’t go hard on yourself when you succumb to a setback.

Keep note of small successes– however small they may be– as they will keep you motivated throughout the process. And most importantly, don’t beat yourself up over the occasional slip. You’re doing the best you can. 

5. Stick to it.

Research suggests that it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit– and six months for it to become an integral part of who you are as a person. In other words, meeting your resolution won’t happen overnight; it’ll take some time, so be persistent. And if you somehow don’t meet your goal or decide you’re not up for it anymore? Don’t fret: Simply start over again. The first day of January isn’t the only time you can set a goal for yourself– every day is. 

From Mini to Micro, Miniskirts Are Having a Moment

Have you heard the news? Miniskirts are here to stay. Yes, that’s right: According to fashion forecasters, miniskirts show no sign of disappearing and will continue to reign supreme throughout 2022. Are we mad about it? Nope. Are we excited to continue to show off our bare-it-all styles? Yup. 

Below, a few of the looks we’ve been obsessing over. 

@amberdowty_

@marymargaretboud

@mako_mocha_

@liattyy

@marymargaretboud

How to Rock Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2022

Pantone has finally unveiled its Color of the Year for 2022 and its—drumroll, please— Very Peri, a pretty periwinkle hue that “the company says combines the steady tranquility of blue with an energetic infusion of red,” according to CNN . This means that, unlike past years, Pantone has created its very own color instead of delving into its pre-existing records for the selection process. 

So, what exactly does this newly created hue mean for those of us who want to rock it throughout 2022? Fortunately, there are already enough colors out there that are similar enough to Very Peri (think: lilac, purple orchid, etc.) that we have a few ideas…

Keep it sporty with bike shorts and sneakers. 

@sammyfitz21

Chic it up with a leather mini.

@ipeksteenbeek

Keep it minimalist with a cozy knit sweater.

@chlxerae

Pair with a shoulder bag, hoops, and sunnies for the ultimate city look.

@saskiaciliberto

Cocktails of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

Christmas Old Fashioned

Via Gastronom, this recipe of ​​Cranberry Simple Syrup, Rye, and bitters is a perfect throwback to “good old times.” Plus, it’s delicious.

Gen Z Ginsecco

Turns out, gin and prosecco make for a killer combination. Just take a look at this super easy recipe via
Taste.

Future Freeze

This recipe via With A Blast is refreshing, smooth, and all-around scrumptious. Think vodka, lemon juice, sprite, and Blue Curacao.

Thoughtful Gifts to Give Your Besties

Below, we round up 5 meaningful jewelry gifts for friends.

Catbird Love Letter Charm, $138

An adorable love letter charm with personalized to/from engraving and messaging.

Gorjana Zodiac Necklace, $70 

A cosmic-inspired zodiac coin that shines as bright as your friendship.

Mejuri Saphire Choker, $65

Perfect for gifting or keeping all to yourself.

Tiny Tags Birthstone Charm, $48

Celebrate the value they add to your life with a sparkly birthstone.

Serendipitous “Shelly” Earrings, $110

Yes, we’re obsessed, and what about it?

Round Up of Our Favorite Poof Looks in 2021

Before the year ends, we wanted to look back at our favorite #PoofApparel looks of 2021. Check ‘em out below!

@amandaandromeda

@Lainie_29

@sea_vehr

@mykalawork12

@megancathlene

@emilyhauserx

@samboho21

@vale_chenier

@poofapparel

7 Must-Have Items Fashion Editors Want for Christmas

Here, a round-up of 7 editor-approved gifts to give— and receive— for the holidays.

Barnett Stone Cable Zip Front Knit, $112.00

The perfect combination of cozy and chic.

BaubleBar Worth a Shot Earrings, $24

A tequila-shot earring set for New Year’s Eve? Yes, please.

The Medium Transport Tote, $168

Can’t go wrong with a classic carry-all.

Polley Smooth Leather Mary Janes, $120

Turn up the edgy schoolgirl rebellion in these smooth leather beauties. 

Willow Necklace, $75

Dipped in 14k gold and carefully handcrafted, this coin necklace set is a must-have.

Mango Oversize Wool Coat, $99.99

Warm and cozy, this coat is perfect for those harsh NYC winters.

Oscar + Frank Made in Japan, Havana Tort, $171

A classic shape with a modern gold twist.

 

Incredibly Warm & Cozy Poof Sweaters

The weather outside might be frightful, but these warm and cozy sweaters are oh so delightful.

@zoe_stringer

@maevemcewen

@maevemcewen & @zoe_stringer

@zoe_stringer

 

The Best NYC Events in November

This month, give thanks for our guide of the best NYC events in November 2021.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center 

 

Set to open on Saturday, November 6, tickets to skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Center are already available. The famous event space will be open daily from 9am until midnight, with admission prices ranging from $20-$54 per person depending on the date and time of day. As always, skate rentals are available for $10.

NYC Winter Lantern Special

 

This season, the NYC Winter Lantern Festival is returning with not one, not two, but three major events that will help brighten up the winter blues. The first is a drive-through experience at the Nassau County Museum of Art dubbed “A Bug’s Night,” an illuminating experience that will let you explore over 20 acres of vivid lanterns and festive holiday lights. Adding to that first festival will be an escape at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island. The botanic garden will be illuminated for over eight acres and will feature a live DJ, projection mapping, food vendors, and more.  All three Lantern Festival installations will run nightly through Sunday, January 9.

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

 

Every year, over 100,000 people (yes, that many people!) flock to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights display in Brooklyn to witness some of the most over-the-top Christmas lights in the country­— think: huge inflatable Santas, massive snowmen, and houses that blast Christmas carols from loudspeakers. There is a lot to explore, as there are tens of thousands of lights, so make sure you come prepared with snacks and toasty drinks!

Stomp into November with these Chunky Loafers

It’s official: Chunky loafers are it, y’all. With stamps of approval from celebrities and fashion runways alike, there’s no better time to sport the spruced-up silhouette than in the midst of Fall. So if you’re suddenly craving a dose of ’90s-inspired fashion, we’ve pulled together a few options that are perfect for working into your November wardrobe.

GORshoesUA Handmade Loafers

Sam Edelman Tully Lug Sole Loafer

Dr. Marten’s 1461 Bex Toe Cap Vintage Oxford Shoes

Free People Decker Penny Loafers

 

3 Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails to Stir Up this Year

Ahead, we break down 3 festive drinks that will get you in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving.

Apple Cider Mimosa

This year, kick off the holidays with some Apple Cider Mimosas, a fun variation on the brunch staple that will instantly elevate any celebration. Via The Cookie Rookie, This recipe simply calls for swapping orange juice for apple cider. That’s it!

Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy

A sweeter and spicier version of the classic Hot Toddy recipe, Simply Happy Foodie’s Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy recipe is simply a must-have on Thanksgiving. Featuring an array of delectable ingredients, like cranberry juice, cinnamon, honey, and bourbon, this cocktail is sure to have guests asking for another round.

3- Ingredient Pomegranate Ginger Smash

Vibrant and fresh, Lively Table’s 3-Ingredient Pomegranate Ginger Smash is a beautiful and delicious holiday cocktail that can be whipped up in mere minutes. All it takes is three simple ingredients— 1 ½ oz 100% pomegranate juice, 1 oz vodka, and 1 oz ginger beer— and voila!

Strategic Minimalism: The Future of Fashion

Fashion has recently entered a new era: strategic minimalism. What exactly is strategic minimalism, you ask? Essentially, it’s a modern take on the “minimalist aesthetic,” focusing on timeless style with intricate details— think: flirty cutouts, playful textures, eye-catching trims, and new neutral hues. Safe to say, we’re obsessed with the trend, as it finally proves once and for all that simple doesn’t have to be boring.

Here, we highlight the fresh looks behind this new period of minimalism. 

@cassdimicco

@slipintostyle

@jourdansloane

@cocobassey

@juweiteoh

@idaliasalsamendi

Say BOO(ZE!): Our Favorite Halloween Cocktails

Here, we highlight 3 scarily delicious— and boozy— cocktails to celebrate Halloween with.

Zombie Brain Cocktail

 

Raspberries, pomegranate juice, orange juice, vodka, Chambord liqueur, ice, and a splash of Ginger Ale make for a decadent Halloween cocktail. Get the recipe here.

Poison Apple Cocktail

 

Channel your inner Snow White this Poison Apple Cocktail, a wickedly addicting Fall cocktail that’s jam-packed with rich apple cider flavor. Check out the recipe here

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

 

​​Made with dark tequila or smoky mezcal, this Pumpkin Spice Margarita is perfect for entertaining guests. Get the recipe here.

The Best Spots for Apple Picking & Fall Foliage Near NYC

Not in the mood for overcrowded day-trip destinations for autumnal activities? You’re not alone. But as it turns out, there are a variety of lesser-known spots outside of New York City where you can still celebrate the season. While some take reservations, all offer plenty of space for safe social distancing. Here, we highlight the best spots to go apple picking and check out Fall foliage near NYC.

Fall Foliage

Take a short trip outside the city limits to Stamford, Connecticut where you can see some beautiful Autumn colors.

Surrounded by an enchanting forest, the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens has gorgeous foliage views “everywhere you look” on its astounding 93 acres. In addition, there are a number of trails that lead past spectacular trees, wetlands, and even lush gardens.

The grounds are free and open to the public year-round, from dawn until dusk. While no o reservations are needed, visitors must stay distant from others and have masks.

203-322-6971; BartlettArboretum.org

Apple Picking

Nestled in Kinderhook, NY, Samascott Orchards is nearly 190 miles away from the city. But trust us: The trek is worth it.

Once you arrive (via car), you can drive to any point of the 200-acre farm to pick the orchard’s 100-plus varieties of apples, including everything from Fuji and Golden Delicious to Pink Lady. The grounds also include pick-your-own pumpkins (40 cents per pound) and winter squash (60 cents per pound).

Meanwhile, 65 miles north of the city rests Fishkill Farms — a premier destination for apple-picking that has implemented a reservation system of $45 for a weekend group of up to five people. Since weekends can get packed, it’s recommended to visit on a weekday for $40 for up to five people.

For both farms, masks must be worn when distancing isn’t possible.

518-758-7224, Samascott.com  845-897-4377, FishkillFarms.com

The Cut-Out Fashion Trend We’re Obsessed With

Cheekily dubbed the “Swiss Cheese-Inspired Look” by Zoe Report, take a look below as we highlight the latest cut-out fashion trend we can’t get enough of.

 

 

 

5 Stylish Finds You Can Buy on Amazon Today

Chic and affordable, read on below as we highlight 5 stylish Amazon finds people are going absolutely crazy for.

Oversized Chunky Knit Sweater

 

Casual and Cute Cardigan

 

Athleisure Coverall

 

Fuzzy Hooded Sherpa

 

Gorgeous Leather Tote

Gorgeous Gel Stick-On Nails for a DIY Manicure

Introducing Off Color, women and minority-owned small business that makes gorgeous gel stick-on nail strips that can be easily applied. Vegan and cruelty-free, these stick-on strips create the glossy long-lasting flawless finish of a salon-quality gel manicurewithout the damage and at a fraction of the cost. 

Founded as a result of the cultural dialogue that emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic, Off Color’s vision “is to one day live in a world where we all feel safe being our truest self, whether that’s conforming to the status quo or going against the grains of normality,” according to their website. 

Without further ado, check out a few of their unique designs below.

This is Me Set

 

Colors of the Wind Set 

 

The Witch’s Purple Set

 

Green Nebula Set 

 

Halloween Spirit Set

Chic Backpacks that’ll Make You Rethink Your Go-To Bag

Professional, stylish, and practical, here are top picks for chic backpacks that’ll make you rethink your go-to bag. (RIP, tote </3.)

Trendy meets comfort; features plenty of room for a change of clothes, water bottles, snacks, and beyond. Not to mention, there are two big pockets in the front and a cushioned laptop sleeve.

Baggu Large Sport Backpack

Small enough to carry on your back as you ride your bicycle, but also large enough to fit some extras besides just a laptop.

Haerfest Travel Backpack, Small Nylon

Ethically made and manufactured with sustainable resources; features adjustable straps, expandable gussets, and pockets for laptops and smartphones.

Matt & Nat Vintage Fabi Mini (Vegan)

Casual and chic; made with premium materials like heavy duck canvas and Horween leather.

Makr Farm Rucksack

Obsession of the Month: Y2K Heart Nails

Yes, it’s true— we’re in the midst of a Y2K fashion moment, especially when it comes to nail-art trends. Below, we highlight the nostalgic ‘00s aesthetic that’s dominating the beauty world.

@lh.nailtechnician

@_nicoledavis

@ognailsuk

@ognailsuk

@hels.gels

 

Stylish Back-to-School Trends for All Ages

Back-to-school 2021 is a mix of comfortable and pulled together. Take a look below as we highlight what the season has to offer.

Chic Suit Pants

@songofstyle

Cozy Athleisure

@lexiannlane in Poof Apparel

High-Waist Wide-Leg Pants

@aimeesong

Off-the-Shoulder Oversized Sweaters

@foxxpup in Poof Apparel

High Top Sneakers

@gigihadid

 

Our Must-Have Sneakers of the Season

As versatile as they are chic, browse below as we highlight our must-have sneakers of the season— the 2750 COTU Classic White Superega (plus, 3 stylish ways to style via Hailey Bieber herself!).

Courtesy of Superga

@haileybieber

Courtesy of Superga

The Skirt Trend Worth Trying this Fall

With Fall coming up in just a few weeks, a whole new world of fresh outfit ideas and decadent layering is upon us. Topping the list? Styling summer miniskirts with boots, of course.

@yasminrobert

@emmanuellek_

@paris_georgia

@poofapparel

Must-Have College Dorm Essentials

Read on as we highlight 5 must-have college dorm essentials that go beyond the basics. 

A pretty comforter that feels like your favorite tee.

Urban Outfitters

Extra storage to neatly keep the items you use most often on hand— i.e. jackets, towels, tote bags, and beyond.

Anthropologie

Gorgeous wall art to refresh your space.

Society6

A Bluetooth speaker that can survive all of the antics of a college party.

Best Buy

Picture frames to bring your memories with you.

Etsy

A stylishly cozy sweatshirt that can take you from bed to class.

@soyleaf in Poof

Stylish All White Labor Day Looks

Pull out your cream-colored blouses and ivory pants as we round up 4 stylish all-white looks for outfit inspiration this Labor Day weekend.

Refined & Polished

@ludissimastyle

Relaxed & Boho-Chic

@fulyaxce

Light & Airy

@the_sunshi9e

Casual & Cozy

@noa.sofia

 

Pretty Ear Piercing Combos to Step Up Your Game

Whether you’re into layered lobe piercings or stacked hoops, you can’t really go wrong when it comes to curating your ear. But to help you spark a few ideas, here are 5 stylish piercing combos.

@studs

@stoneandstrand

@mona_pierceinnyc

@thelastlinela

@studs

 

Must-Have Bralettes for Flirty Appeal

Comfortable and stylish— and dare we say, sexy— the bralette is no longer exclusive to lounging in or working from home. Below, we round up 4 of our very own flirty bralettes you should add to your wardrobe repertoire ASAP. 

Glamorous Layers on Layers 

@glikssouthhaven

Pretty in Pink

@soyleaf

A Flirty Peek-a-Boo Effect

@amandaandromeda

Delicate Lace & Feminine Floral 

@laurel_dandridge

 

5 Fabulous Outfit Ideas to End Summer in Style

The nice weather is slowly coming to an end— so naturally, we’re ready to go all out. Here, we highlight 5 fabulous outfit ideas to end summer in style.

An Effortlessly Chic Jumpsuit 

The Perfect Day-to-Night Transition Dress

A Stylish Seaside T-Shirt & Shorts Combo

A Must-Have Brunch on the Boardwalk Dress

Sporty AthleticWear that Doesn’t Compromise Style

Hit the Beaches this Summer at these 5 Destinations

Here, we highlight the top shorelines in America from Hawaii to Florida – with scores of options along the various coasts.

Maui (Wailea-Makena area), Hawaii

 

Amagansett, New York

Key West, Florida

Monterey, California

Cape May, New Jersey