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Buy Leggings, Fight Breast Cancer: How One Brand is Leading the Fight to Fund Breast Cancer Research

Girlfriend Collective. Their clothing is made of 79% recycled polyester from used plastic water bottles, But it is their journey towards becoming a leader in Breast Cancer Research is one that puts them well above the bar of any similar competitor. To date, their generous donations during this month alone have raised over $25K for BCRF. Let's help them make that number bigger, shall we? 

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WEAR: Pre-Fall 2017 and the Meta Trends to Expect

If you're buying anything new this year, consider a bold coat or accessory in the season's favored forest green or sophisticated olive kahki. Not only are these colors completely classic and season-less, they'll be incredibly on-trend come spring and into fall. The Pantone color of the year may be Greenery, but the sophisticated apparel answer to this trend is certainly shades of rich kale for a more neutral, luxe, and fashion-forward approach to this rejuvenating color. 

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GROOM: Phlur Fragrances & the Quintessential Gift

Small and niche as they may be, Phlur is not joking around when it comes to concocting scents for noses that are in the know.  By allowing guests to purchase two small sample vials of fragrance for the low cost of $10 (that’s a ticket to ‘Office Christmas Party Party’ you guys!) Phlur is taking the BS out of the beauty industry. 

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DENIM: The Levi's® 505c

Of course, these recent trends need a counterpart that's somewhere in the middle. A look that nods to the Levi's brand and it's history as the outfitter of cultural rebels, thought-leaders , and fashion icons while taking directly from their archives of perfected fit blocks to produce a straight leg style that is neither bootylicious nor loose. Enter the 505c --  set to debut for Fall 2016 that will bring back one of the brands most popular fits to a new generation of consumers who are looking for authentic and vintage-inspired denim at the $98 price point.

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MUSES: Cowgirls of the 40's

the girls at the rodeo circa '48 don't look that different from the girls I have befriended in Texas circa 2015. In fact, I would argue that the only thing that really dates these photos are the hairstyles and the lipstick. Rough up her hair a bit, wipe off the makeup, and bam -- there's a fresh-faced woman who looks right at home in present day America. Perhaps listening to Gillian Welch drinking Lonestar beer during Christmastime.

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VISUAL DISPLAY: A New Way to Do Flat-Lays

Here's a new way to think of flat-lay product photography. Instead of the oft-used horizontal composition shot from above, what about displaying the items vertically, using a portrait-style composition in a lifestyle format? Really loving these shots from exemplary womenswear shop Mill. The look is playful, relaxed, animated, and totally stylish.

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DENIM: Levi's Authorized Vintage

As the trend for embroidered embellishment and vintage patina in the denim industry continues, the collection consists of cherry-picked  iconic styles from the company's archive that have been lovingly repaired to vintage perfection.

Partnering with LA-based design and denim think-tank Lot Stock and Barrel, the collection includes bespoke cut-offs, tapered 501's, and Orange Tab 517's in addition to more iconic styles like the 505 and the 1970's Type II Trucker Jacket.

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WEAR: The Mission Handkerchief From Finisterre

If you're an enthusiast of good design, amazing art direction, ethical clothing consumption, or any combination of the above, you should really be paying attention to Finisterre. Combining kick-ass marketing collateral with an inspiring message and fantastic sport-fueled design, this UK-based brand offers up an immaculate collection of outdoor gear every season.

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GEAR: Crescioni

Handmade in Los Angeles, California, Crescioni pieces are designed to age and weather over time. Argentinian Vegetable-tanned leathers darken and soften with wear. Natural brass tarnishes after prolonged use. While the design is bold and minimal, there is something organic and casual about all of her designs that make Crescioni pieces super wearable and decidedly western.

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GEAR: Levi's Commuter Fall 2015 Collection

After six seasons of developing cycling product strictly for men, Spring 2015 saw the first capsule collection of Commuter product designed specifically for gals. This fall, the line for women has since expanded. Not only are the woven button-up workshirts both more bike-friendly and exceedingly feminine, but the collection now includes stand-out items like a wool trucker jacket blended with techinical fleece as well as a handsome waxed cotton parka with reflective 3M details.

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