7 New Duos to Try This Month
Proving that two things are always better than one
Just as Amy Pohler would be nothing without Tina Fey, a great outfit can only be made better when teamed with the right accessory. Curious what we mean? Take a peek at a few of our favorite new pairings. From sweaters and skirts (warm on top, cool on the bottom) to a vacation that includes both snowcapped mountains and the desert (hint: it’s in California), our list dives into seven duos that are bound to surprise you.
Mountains + Desert
When planning the perfect vacation, it’s our experience that the best ones involve options. Hence welove the polarity found in Palm Springs. A surreal pocket of desert surrounded by mountains, this oasis offers activities for the active folk (hiking up to a snowcapped mountain, for instance), as well as leisurely days for those who prefer to keep their feet up (or in the hotel pool at the Parker).
SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster + PREVAGE Anti-Aging Daily Serum
You already learned that you can give your skin an instant boost with Elizabeth Arden’s new SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster. When worn under your serum or moisturizer, it helps to restore the healthy appearance of your skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. But did you know that when teamed with PREVAGE® Anti-Aging Daily Serum, SUPERSTART can actually boost the effectiveness of this anti-aging product? Simply apply the booster before your serum for better results in reversing the signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Skirts + Sweaters
You can’t deny the magic of summer. Three glorious, carefree months spent in skirts and sandals…is there anything better? Yes: the equally superb combination of skirts and sweaters. You’ll be able to snuggle up in something cozy on top, but also stay cool on the bottom (and enjoy the heck out of these last few weeks of bare-legged freedom.)
Ice-Cream Cones + Cannoli
When it comes to baking shortcuts, a trick that whittles down the process from two hours to 30 minutes is definitely a keeper. Enter: Our recipe for the Ice-Cream Cone Cannoli. Combining two of our favorite deserts, we kept the filling traditional--just like you'd get at any Italian bakery--but lost the futz around trying to make the fancy shells. The result? A little messy, but just as sweet.
Cell Phone + Wallet Charger
You’d never leave home without either of them. But what happens when your whirlwind day leaves your phone flashing red? That’s where the Power Wallet comes into play. This sleek and unassuming wallet holds all the essentials you need to get through the day (and night), but also includes a hidden backup battery for your phone. Just pull out the appropriate USB cord, tuck your phone inside and be on your way.
Stripes + (More) Stripes
As far as bedding is concerned, we’ve always been in the camp of less is more…until we stumbled upon this arrangement of stripes on stripes. The key to this perfect pairing is size. Widespread stripes on the duvet cover, teamed with tight, almost seersucker-esque stripes on the sheets. Behold, pattern mixing at its best.
CrossFit + Foam Rolling
We love our crazy high-intensity workouts. But we’re really sick of the achy-quads aftermath. Well, ladies, the cure lies in foam rolling--the perfect counterpart to your tire lifts. Foam rolling helps you relax by activating the receptors that connect your muscle fibers to your tendons. You’ll never want to end a workout without it again.