M.A.C Cosmetics was a pioneer with its Sims 4collaboration in 2020. But in the last year, brands such as Colourpop, e.l.f., and Besame Cosmetics have created a unique brand and identity through their gaming-inspired collections. And for those who still might not be convinced by the strong ties between beauty and gaming, just look at Colourpop’s Animal Crossing collaboration, which featured eyeshadow pallets, lip tints, and powder blushes featuring Timmy, Tommy, and the rest of your fave characters. The limited edition collection sold out in less than an hour when released back in 2021. Clearly, gamers are eager and willing to get their hands on these products. So why is it only now that the makeup industry is targeting gamers?
I’ve reached the point in my style journey where I only want to invest in pieces that will stand the test of time. After one too many closet clean-outs and donation bins full of items that I forgot I owned, it’s time to change my ways. While I was doing my routine browsing on MATCHESFASHION, I came across Raey’s new fall collection, which is full of unique, durable pieces that were designed to be worn over and over again. Not only is everything in the collection incredibly chic and well made, but the brand has expanded its conscious efforts and is using recycled and responsibly sourced wool and organic cashmere and corduroy. It’s one thing to wear a piece that makes you feel confident, but it’s another to feel good about what you’re wearing and how it’s made. Raey is going to be a top brand in my wardrobe, and you’re about to see why. Keep scrolling for 20 timeless dresses, trousers, jackets, and more.
Quince Mongolian Shrunken Cashmere Sweatshirt
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Kiernan Shipka has been bringing her style A-game since her “Mad Men” days, and over a decade later, the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” star is still pulling out all the stops. On Sept. 28, Shipka re-created a childhood photo of herself posing on a grand staircase, presumably in her childhood home. “honor your inner child,” she captioned recent photos of herself in an elegant black minidress by Valentino. At the end of the carousel, she included a throwback image of herself wearing a blue and purple skirt as a shift dress on the same steps with a different runner.
But, all of this is not to suggest that the solution is to get rid of every quirky or unusual piece you currently own in favor of a newly purchased wardrobe of all neutrals. “Take stock of the colors and silhouettes of pieces you love and remember them when you go to buy something new,” suggests Wang. When it comes to cleaning out her wardrobe, Mathilde Mader, design creative director at Everlane, starts by pulling out pieces she hasn’t worn in over a year. “Before I pass it on, I will also look to see if I can upcycle it in some way — cutting a new length to a pant or jacket hem, or adding embroidery or patches to my denim,” she says.