2018: Comfortable, Confident Style + Clean Beauty

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We all love (see also: NEED) a restart. An opportunity to rejuvenate our routines, wardrobe, diet, etc. Since 2018 started on a Monday and the Olympics are only one month away, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to start anew, get motivated and pull it together. I like to start each day by stretching and doing some variation of a quick but effective workout or yoga sequence.

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Now is as good a time as any to start routines that help you feel great, boost energy and make you the best you.  And let’s be honest, sometimes the motivation you need is something new to wear to your 6AM workout or a luxe skincare routine to look forward to after you sweat out the toxins. Keep reading for our wardrobe and skincare trends and picks for a new year and fresh start. 

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Shop All Leggings by Beyond Yoga, Free People Movement, Sundry, Monrow and more! 

ATHLEISURE. Our favorite trend turned lifestyle. Anyone else partake in “it-totally-seemed-worth-it-at-the-time” dietary excessiveness over the holidays?? My favorite pair of skinny jeans does not have the ease and stretch I remember. Enter: the high-waisted legging. We are fully embracing this seriously stylish trend-that-keeps-on-trending. Transition effortlessly from one daily activity to the next – from morning savasana to ski-day base layer, warm and sleek workday essential, to apres ski chic. The legging has you covered and comfortable. This wardrobe workout doesn’t end with leggings, though. Top with a statement hoodie in plush fleece or cozy cashmere for a luxe look. Race to the finish with sleek track pants adorned with nostalgic side stripes – pair with a heel, top with cashmere. Sporty chic stripes, wide leg trouser-esque sweats and sneakers are all starters in the 2018 athleisure game. Go team. 

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Shop the Cecily Hooded Chunky Knit Sweater by Generation Love

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Shop The Sundry Stripe Flare Pant
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Shop the Sundry Stripe Track Pants

Shop ALL Athleisure by Z Supply, Free People Movement, Beyond Yoga, Joie and more! 

SNEAKERS. Comfort that goes with everything. My leather slide sneakers are all I reach for these days. They’re effortless with denim, create a chic athletic look with your high-waisted leggings, easily transition your joggers from lounge to lifework, and give your classic pencil skirt an elevated update. If your ankles are feeling a draft, step up to a sleek high top with a profile that closes the hemline gap but won’t bog you down like a snow boot. When necessity calls for something to take you from house-shuffler to errand-runner, opt for a sherpa or fur-lined suede slide. Cozy as a slipper, practical as a sneaker. And with all of the fringe, metallics, seasonal colors (think blush and navy!) and platform soles, you won’t be limited in your statement making styles this year. 

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Shop the Warren Suede Platform Sneaker by Vince (on sale!)
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Shop the Wedgie Hidden Heel Sneaker by Steve Madden (NEW – only $89!)
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Shop the Laurant High Top by Miz Mooz
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Shop the Verrell Shearling Lined Slide by Vince

Shop All Sneakers by Vince, M4DE, Superga, Steve Madden and more!

SKINCARE. Take care of your temple. Now is the time to take stock of what you’re putting in and ON your body. It is, after all, your temple! It’s true that what you put into your body can manifest itself onto your skin. So while you put forth effort into aggressive 3-week dietary cleanses, smarter shopping at the grocery store, drinking more water, wholesome cooking habits, and preparing fortifying meals, we suggest simultaneously detoxing your beauty routine to keep the inner glow shining through. Green your routine with Tata Harper’s all-natural, skincare regimen that boasts non-toxic, powerhouse products to use from head to toe. Made in Vermont, Tata’s face and body products quench parched winter skin, melt away imperfections and buildup and bring to the surface your inner illumination.  We love this line for so many reasons – read about our individual favorites below!

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Shop all of our favorite no-tox solutions to anti-aging, dry skin, blemishes and more. 

Sarah’s Pick – Nourishing Body Oil – Ultimate head-to-toe moisturizer for dry skin, smells amazing and goes on as light as air. Apply directly after showering to damp skin or before bedtime. One of my favorite daily routines! SHOP Revitalizing Body Oil

Liz’s Pick – Regenerating Cleanser – Gentle enough for everyday use and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean. SHOP Regenerating Cleanser

Stormi’s Pick – Clarifying Mask – Makes my face feel clean and soft. Tingles after applied – you can tell it’s working and it’s so refreshing! Powerful enough to help with imperfections and never leaves my face dry. Plus it has a fun (natural) old-school green mask color! SHOP The Clarifying Mask

Mary Lou’s Pick #1 – Nourishing Oil Cleanser – Lightweight super-moisturizer that won’t leave your skin greasy.  And it’s a powerhouse makeup remover! SHOP Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Mary Lou’s Pick #2 – Illuminating Eye Cream and Moisturizer – Feels and looks so healthy and adds a natural glow. SHOP Illuminating Eye Cream and Moisturizer

Join us next week for an awesome event to kick off the new year! 

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2018 is calling for confident, smart, comfortable fashion and clean beauty routines.

Be the best you this year.

XO 

Fresh & Festive: Holiday Fashion Trends for 2017

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Tis the season to come rushing in,  in need of an outfit  20 minutes before the party. Those of us at Green Envy are always up for the challenge, and we appreciate how hectic life and fashion-needs are during the holiday season.  Below are a few tips and trend alerts on holiday party fashion to make your outfit assembly a bit easier and more fun.

Need a head-to-toe ensemble or a statement piece to update your go-to party look, all roads lead to these holiday trends:

  • Velvet
  • Metallics
  • Off-the-Shoulder
  • Leather
  • Silk + Satin

Combine these eye-catching yet timeless textiles with today’s “anything-goes” sense of free-spirited independence, and you have an instant outfit that is current and purely YOU.

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Here are some highlights for holiday:

Velveteen + Leatherette. The skinny, crop and wide leg are getting a holiday lift this season with sleek leather and velveteen finishes. These classic materials are a great foundation to any party outfit. Soften your leatherette with a plush cashmere sweater in winter white or dusty blush pink, OR put-the-icing-on-the-cake by mixing a silk blouse with your velveteen skinnies.

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Shop 3×1 Higher Ground Velvet Crop ($245) AND AG Isabelle Leatherette Straight ($255)

Velvet + Off-the-Shoulder. Pair this flirty and feminine off-the-shoulder velvet top from Joie with your favorite denim for a casual party look, or with a long satin skirt for something more formal

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Shop the Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Blouse by Joie ($218)

Silk + Satin // Shine + Structure. From a luxe pant to stunning off-the-shoulder blouses, silks and satins add a feminine aesthetic to your holiday wardrobe.

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Shop the Michael Stars Satin Pants ($198)
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Shop the Out Take Top by Bailey 44 ($188)
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Shop Amanda Uprichard’s Avalon One-Shoulder Satin Top ($202)
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Shop Go Silk’s Graphic Winter White Satin Blouse ($332)

Shine + Embroidery. Eyes up here! Florals aren’t just for spring this year. These statement shoes add a decorative touch to a monochromatic look and will be a comfortable and chic asset to your wardrobe after the holidays.

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Shop the Free People Brocade At-Ease Loafer ($128) or Free People Metallic At-Ease Loafer ($98)

Elevate your holiday look with a platform sneaker. Probably the best news to hit the fashion scene…ever. Yes, it’s true, sneakers go with everything. From formal gowns to suits to everyday wear, luxe sneakers in suede, metallics and leather are a leader in the trend race.

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Shop All Platform Sneakers by Steve Madden, M4DE, Vince + More

Block Heel Booties.  A true classic, the block heel provides style and support. For the holiday parties that take you over the river and through the woods in a blizzard, a sensible and ultra sleek block heel bootie is a must-have. Pair with a velvet skinny or LBD, these black suede booties by Vince and Blondo are versatile and will not disappoint your fashion or function needs. Bonus! Blondo’s booties are WATERPROOF.

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Shop Blondo’s Rapha Suede Bootie or Vince’s Ostende Suede Bootie

Shop all holiday-ready pieces HERE or drop by and let our knowledgeable team outfit you for your event!

Happy Holidays. XO

 

 

UP NEXT: DENIM 101 FOR 2018

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We are excited to be Stowe’s exclusive retailer of rag & bone.  Their chic, minimal style includes denim, t shirts and this perfect tank dress.  We carry skinniescapris and this perfect fitting boyfriend.  As well as teesshorts and shoes!  Too many to link here, you have to come in to see our selection.

In the designers own words: “With a downtown sensibility, signature clean silhouettes and an inherent integrity – each piece is impeccably crafted from the finest materials available and approached from a form and function design standpoint – rag & bone continuously redefines urban style.”  Mountain town meets urban style, perfect!

 

 

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I used to think that sneakers were just for working out.  It took me a few years to get used to the idea of wearing sneakers with jeans (well to be truthful, the reemergence of Superga helped), but now I’m not only wearing them with jeans, I’m wearing them with everything! Cute with summer dresses, jeans, leggings, shorts…

A pair of black slip on sneakers are as versatile as black ballet flats, but more comfortable.  This pair from vince will work with everything this season, thanks to the white sole and burlap trim.  Or these from ash, with monrow leggings and this chic, but comfy tee, make a perfect travel outfit.