1/11/19

Smooth Sailing

Starting the day with a vigorous yoga class can upgrade your outlook from choppy waters to smooth sailing.  As you leave the studio, you feel three inches taller and wonderfully centered.  Vinyasa yoga heightens your awareness and puts you on an even keel.  Make a vowrepeat a mantra—to keep stress at bay and preserve your yoga glow. 





The flecked Donegal yarns of this ribbed sweater take on a whole new dimension in Madewell's Coziest Yarn that's kitten-on-a-cloud soft against your skin. Madewell.



As you go about your day, you’re presented with many challenges to equanimity.  You must choose not to overreact to unpleasant things.  Like ballast on a sailboat, stress must be managed to stay afloat.  If you feel yourself veering off course, pause for a moment and notice how the tension drags you down.  A few minutes of meditation will lift you up and help you to regain your composure.  

Five minutes of deep breathing will eliminate the chatter in your head.  A twenty minute walk during lunch will bring your priorities back into focus.  Like an ancient beauty secret, meditation works from the inside out to give you a natural, authentic glow.  It softens your brow and refreshes your complexion.  You’re more introspective.  And you feel self-assured because doubt gets thrown overboard to make room for confidence. 

While a harbor is a refuge from rough waters, yoga is a refuge from the rough spots.  When you jettison heavy thoughts you maintain forward momentum.  Uncertainty doesn’t worry you and stress doesn’t sink a good mood.  Chart a new course.  Choose to travel by yacht rather than cargo ship.  Unfurl your imagination and head in the direction of your north star. 

Soft silhouettes for your active pursuits off-the-mat

Madewell, Sanctuary, Rag & Bone, Sweaty Betty London, Burberry,





A zip-and-snap fastening and a slimmed-down look make these sweatpants appear almost office-official. Rag & Bone.







An oversized take on Madewell's signature tomboy denim button-down-forever perfect, this is an ex-boyfriend shirt with a next-boyfriend attitude. Madewell.







Nail the supercool street style look you crave with these soft cotton joggers, tied at the waist and double striped down the sides. Sanctuary.







Keep cozy all season long in a woollen sweater detailed with intricate cable-knit designs. Frame.







Sleek stripes race down the side seams of these stretchy track pants cut with a skinny, cropped silhouette. Sanctuary.







Nothing spells understated elegance quite like a slightly slouchy wool sweater. This iteration doesn't disappoint with its dropped shoulders and cool high/low hem. Madewell.







Easygoing and casual-cool, these high-rise jeans are cut from Italian stretch denim in a trendy cropped-bootcut silhouette. Joe's.







Reflective details and high-tech fabric gives these bum-sculpting leggings the ability to perform whether you're hitting a barre class or the track. Sweaty Betty.





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Hit the slopes in this wintry high-neck pullover styled with a versatile front zip and long raglan sleeves. Wear it as a base layer when you're out in the snow (or while sipping cocoa in the lodge).







Tame your inner lion with the uber-soft comfort of this oversized sweatshirt in luxe Italian fleece-you may find yourself making up extra reasons to grab it. Sweaty Betty.







Two-tone stripes add crisp Champion style to these versatile and comfortable track pants. Champion.







Champion's iconic logo brands a contemporary cropped sweatshirt cut from a comfy cotton blend and finished with a distinctive mock neck. Champion.







A contoured color-blocked stripe creates a slimming profile in super-opaque performance leggings designed to keep you cool as your workout heats up. Tory Sport.







Velvet tuxedo stripes add shimmery sophistication to these comfy joggers that are a studio-ready favorite. Beyond Yoga.







This sporty bomber jacket gets a cozy makeover with cuddly high-pile fleece sleeves. Rag & Bone.







A bold logo-jacquard waistband tops svelte leggings done in a soft, stretchy rib knit. Off-White.







Comfortably oversized and cozy, this boiled merino wool sweater is structured enough to stand in for your favorite blazer on casual days. Madewell.







Polished enough for work and comfy enough for laid-back weekends, this skinny-fit style is fitted with an easy elastic waist. Madewell.







A dramatic collar adds a modern twist to a classic rib-knit cardigan softened with sumptuous cashmere. Allsaints.







This leaner take on boyfriend jeans is designed to sit comfortably above the hips before gradually slimming down to the rollable hems. Artful fading and whiskering enhance the laid-back weekend vibe. Madewell.







Superfine and supersoft, this lightweight ribbed top looks as good on its own as it does layered on colder days. Madewell.







Comfortably slouchy-but never sloppy-this fresh take on the cable sweater looks like a thrift score but in softer yarns than any you'll find in a vintage shop. Madewell.







Sporty side stripes add a pop of panache to soft, slim track pants cut with a mid rise and tapered leg for ease and comfort. Tory Sport.







This wool-cashmere sweater vest pays homage to Burberry's past with an embroidered logo crest pulled from the '90s archives. Contrast stripes prep up the look, while check-print facing provides another heritage touch. Burberry.







Honoring Burberry's heritage, this oversized cashmere cardigan features rope-edged buttons embossed with the Equestrian Knight. Burberry.







Check-patterned elbow patches prep up a classic, slim-fitting cardigan knit from fine-gauge merino wool. Burberry.