ZARA:The Worst Shoes to Wear to the Office

Figuring out how to master your wardrobe in a professional setting can sometimes be difficult to navigate. It’s often a tricky balance to personal style with professional style in a work setting—and shoes are no exception. The issue gets even more complicated when fashion enters the equation. What are the best styles to wear, and which ones should you skip in the office?
To find out from a veteran of both the fashion industry and a professional office setting, I asked Michelle Scanga from Who What Wear to weigh in with her take on which shoes are best to wear at the office—and the style she wouldn’t recommend. “Wearing shoes that you can’t confidently walk in is a big no in my book,” she says, “along with sky-high stiletto heels.”
While towering stilettos are a no in her book, she has some recommendations for what to wear instead. “I think it’s better to err on the more conservative side and opt for a moderate heel height,” she says, “or you really can’t go wrong with a block heel.”
If you’re in the market for some new office-appropriate shoes that are also fashion girl–approved, go on to see my edit of the best new styles to add to your closet right now.
Moderate Heel Height
As Scanga recommends, a moderate heel height is always a great bet for the office. You can choose a style ranging from closed-toe slingbacks to open-toe sandals to ankle boots depending on your personal style and office culture.
These shoes are everywhere on the street style scene and a great option for the office as well.
Pumps this fall are finished with cool modern upgrades like these cutout side panels.
Another modern take on pumps.
You can’t go wrong with a classic.
For a little edge without going over the top.
Try out an unexpected color like lime green, which we’re seeing everywhere this season.
Sculptural heels are so trendy right now.
A croc finish is a great way to transition your boots to fall.
This style also comes in burgundy.
Strappy sandals are perfect for the office when paired with elevated trousers.
Block Heels
Another great office shoe style that Scanga recommends is block heels. The comfortable shoes are easy to walk in so are a great option to wear all day long.
Pair these with high-waisted trousers.
Some statement shoes you can wear to work.
These classic slingbacks get a cool upgrade with a snakeskin print.
Pair these with anything from a pencil skirt to a midi dress.
Slip into shoes from Jacquemus’s fall collection.
Here’s a summer style that can cross over to fall.
Look for boots with a block heel to pair with trousers and dresses.
Slouchy boots are everywhere for fall and are perfect for pairing with a long dress at the office.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/worst-office-shoes/slide20

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ZARA:29 Easy Ways to Look On-Trend When You Have Under $60 to Spare

There may be some irresistible sales going on right now, but we can’t help but set our eyes on all the new-season arrivals to hit our favorite stores (unquestionably, getting us excited to liven up our look this year). If you’re looking for some easy ways to look wholly on-trend this season (and into the next) but don’t want to spend a ton, then this one’s for you. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest, newest pieces to hit the internet that will refresh your wardrobe in an instant.
The best part? We’ve kept all the items under $60. (So you can save your pennies for a well-deserved spring break instead.) From statement sleeves to larger-than-life tote bags to the 70s-inspired trends that will be huge come spring, scroll below for our must-have picks to get your hands on right now that will give your outfit an of-the-moment look.
Leather (in particular, colorful leather) continues to be a huge trend for 2020. Opt for an expensive-looking beige pair of pants to nail the trend.
Puffed sleeves are here to stay. This silky blouse is super wearable for work, the weekend, and beyond.
Seventies-inspired sunglasses were all over the spring runways. Expect to see the silhouette on an Insta feed near you.
Extra-large tote bags are a fashion-girl must for 2020. This white weave one is super chic.
Shackets (shirt-jacket hybrids) are everywhere right now. We particularly love the pearl button details on this H&M one that elevates the casual piece.
Flared and boot-cut jeans are back.
We spotted polo-style tops all over the spring/summer 2020 runways, and we can’t get enough.
If you’re going to invest in one jewelry trend, make it a chunky chain-link necklace.
The most on-trend way to elevate your tailored separates this year. Wear with a suit for a sharp look.
Heeled loafers are one of the biggest shoe trends we’ll be seeing this year.
If you do one thing, buy yourself a pair of long shorts. Trust us.
Chunky, large hoops are the easiest way to add a modern touch to your look. (These are a little over $60, but worth it!)
It’s all about statement sleeves in 2020.
High slits made their debut on the spring/summer 2020 runways.
We’re all glad to hear polka dots are trending for 2020. Wear them now with tights, boots, and an overcoat. Just add minimal sandals come spring.
Lug-sole boots are the coolest way to look on-trend right now. Wear them with your billowy dresses.
Houndstooth prints make every outfit look more expensive. Moreover, we saw black-and-white outfits reign supreme on the runways.
Opt for modern pearls in artistic silhouettes. This is a trend straight off the catwalks.
If you want to take on the ’70s flower-power trend this year, this floral-print maxi will help you do it.
Wear the above dress cinched at the waist with this chic vintage-inspired belt.
Suede might just be the It fabric of 2020.
Welcome denim skirts back into your wardrobe. Vintage-looking midi lengths are the style to go for.
Refresh your handbag collection with a trending croissant silhouette.
The most current accessory trend? Rope belts. Try it as part of this cool and cozy cardigan.
Yes, friends—baseball hats are trending for 2020.
Mint green is the hue to be seen in.
The utility trend is here to stay.
It’s all about “big collar energy” this year. Large pointed collar button downs over blazers are the runway-approved way to wear them.
The bigger, the better when it comes to your handbags.

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ZARA:I Live in Paris—and These Are the 5 Ways French Women Are Styling Knitwear

Every month, Londoner-turned-Parisienne Marissa Cox of Rue Rodier will bring you her pearls of Parisian fashion wisdom and style tips straight from the French capital. A photographer, writer and influencer, we turn to the oh-so-chic Marissa on a regular basis for a truly unique take on her adopted country’s signature style. Whether we’re looking to her décor decisions, handbag purchases or chic hotel choices, we can all agree that being un petit peu plus Français could never be a bad thing…
With winter just around the corner, my current wish lists are made up of cozy cable knits, ribbed turtlenecks, and cashmere sweaters—basically anything that will prevent those icy chills. But big chunky sweaters and thicker layers aren’t always easy to pull off, and I don’t want to end up looking like a yeti, the Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, or Joey in that scene from Friends when he wears all of his clothes.
When it comes to knitwear, the French seem to have a knack of making it look more stylish than most. Perhaps it’s the way they style it, or the way it falls nonchalantly (or is it effortlessly) off their shoulders, whichever it is, there is a thing or two to be learned. After all, French women are single-handedly responsible for making the cardigan sexy, despite it being invented in the 19th century by the Earl of Cardigan, who was obviously a man and a Brit.
Here are my top tips on donning heavier layers that I’ve borrowed from the French, so you can stay warm whilst not sacrificing on style.

  1. Belt It
    It’s all about balance—if you’re wearing an oversize jumper, wear slim trousers—unless you’ve purposely gone for the oversized look of course. But I’d advise you to wear it the French way (as you’ll see at the likes of BA&SH) and throw jumpers over a skirt or dress and cinch it in at the waist with a belt.
  2. Wear Your Cardigans Backward
    Cardigans aren’t new, so what did iconic, Parisian-born brand Sézane do? They turned it around so that the buttons go down the back. Genius. It perfectly offers just the right amount of je ne sais quoi whilst not giving too much away. And there are now sweaters that have been specifically designed to show off your back with pretty detailing.
  3. Opt for a Subtle Embellishment or Detailing
    The French are traditionally not ones to play with color and pattern, so the textured, cable knit or sweater with a knitted embellishment is a safer, chicer option.
  4. Wear Your Cozy Sweater With a Short Skirt
    Despite a reputation for being more open and free about their bodies, the French never show off too much at the same time (unless it’s summer and seriously hot)—i.e., it’s either legs or cleavage and rarely both. One common Parisian outfit is to wear heavier layers on top, with a short skirt. Team with a pair of long boots so you can hide your favorite slipper socks inside to keep your feet warm.
  5. Make Your Cardigans Cropped Like Jeanne Damas
    The cardigan has made a huge comeback in recent years, but you only have to watch Brigitte Bardot films or Inst-stalk Parisian It girls Jeanne Damas and Sabina Socol to see why. If you want to dress French, get a cardy and make it cropped.

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ZARA:The Worst Shoes to Wear to the Office

Figuring out how to master your wardrobe in a professional setting can sometimes be difficult to navigate. It’s often a tricky balance to personal style with professional style in a work setting—and shoes are no exception. The issue gets even more complicated when fashion enters the equation. What are the best styles to wear, and which ones should you skip in the office?
To find out from a veteran of both the fashion industry and a professional office setting, I asked Michelle Scanga from Who What Wear to weigh in with her take on which shoes are best to wear at the office—and the style she wouldn’t recommend. “Wearing shoes that you can’t confidently walk in is a big no in my book,” she says, “along with sky-high stiletto heels.”
While towering stilettos are a no in her book, she has some recommendations for what to wear instead. “I think it’s better to err on the more conservative side and opt for a moderate heel height,” she says, “or you really can’t go wrong with a block heel.”
If you’re in the market for some new office-appropriate shoes that are also fashion girl–approved, go on to see my edit of the best new styles to add to your closet right now.
Moderate Heel Height
As Scanga recommends, a moderate heel height is always a great bet for the office. You can choose a style ranging from closed-toe slingbacks to open-toe sandals to ankle boots depending on your personal style and office culture.
These shoes are everywhere on the street style scene and a great option for the office as well.
Pumps this fall are finished with cool modern upgrades like these cutout side panels.
Another modern take on pumps.
You can’t go wrong with a classic.
For a little edge without going over the top.
Try out an unexpected color like lime green, which we’re seeing everywhere this season.
Sculptural heels are so trendy right now.
A croc finish is a great way to transition your boots to fall.
This style also comes in burgundy.
Strappy sandals are perfect for the office when paired with elevated trousers.
Another great office shoe style that Scanga recommends is block heels. The comfortable shoes are easy to walk in so are a great option to wear all day long.
Pair these with high-waisted trousers.
Some statement shoes you can wear to work.
These classic slingbacks get a cool upgrade with a snakeskin print.
Pair these with anything from a pencil skirt to a midi dress.
Slip into shoes from Jacquemus’s fall collection.
Here’s a summer style that can cross over to fall.
Look for boots with a block heel to pair with trousers and dresses.
Slouchy boots are everywhere for fall and are perfect for pairing with a long dress at the office.

Source:
https://www.whowhatwear.com/worst-office-shoes/slide20

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ZARA:How to Dress for Chinese New Year If You Have No Idea

If you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, then you know that it takes place on January 25. But like with any event in the social calendar, there’s always a reason to think about what you might wear for such an occasion.
So I decided to pick the brains of InStyle China contributing editor and influencer Leaf Greener on the rules for dressing for the event. I wanted to know how much you needed to stick to traditional ways of dressing but also how to avoid offending anyone. She gave me three tips anyone can easily follow, but she also pointed out the one thing you shouldn’t do when picking out your look.
While traditions are still present, the event has definitely become more modern, so it’s surprisingly simple to find an outfit. Keep scrolling for four dressing rules to follow for Chinese New Year.

  1. Traditional Dress Is a Red Cheongsam
    Style Notes: The traditional way to dress for Chinese New Year is to wear a qipao or a cheongsam frock. Leaf advised that traditionally you would wear this in red. Right now, there are many designers who have been influenced by this style. From Rixo to Attico to Prada, you can easily find a piece (in a wide range of colors!) that takes its inspiration from these dresses.
  2. Wear Something Sentimental
    Style Notes: When I asked Leaf what she always wears on Chinese New Year, she replied that it was her grandmother’s diamond ring. While new clothes are preferable to symbolise new beginnings, there’s also an emphasis on family for the day, so it makes sense to honor those close to you.
  3. Red Is Lucky for Everyone But Luckier for Certain People
    Style Notes: During Chinese New Year, red is considered a lucky color. Leaf told me that it means happiness, passion, and luck, which is why so many people wear it during the celebrations. But if it’s your zodiac year, red is an especially lucky color for you. How do you know if it’s your zodiac year? Find out which animal represents the year you were born, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Twenty-nineteen is the year of the pig, so get your rouge on if your birth year matches.
  4. Avoid All Black and White

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ZARA:How to Dress for Chinese New Year If You Have No Idea

If you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, then you know that it takes place on January 25. But like with any event in the social calendar, there’s always a reason to think about what you might wear for such an occasion.
So I decided to pick the brains of InStyle China contributing editor and influencer Leaf Greener on the rules for dressing for the event. I wanted to know how much you needed to stick to traditional ways of dressing but also how to avoid offending anyone. She gave me three tips anyone can easily follow, but she also pointed out the one thing you shouldn’t do when picking out your look.
While traditions are still present, the event has definitely become more modern, so it’s surprisingly simple to find an outfit. Keep scrolling for four dressing rules to follow for Chinese New Year.

  1. Traditional Dress Is a Red Cheongsam
    Style Notes: The traditional way to dress for Chinese New Year is to wear a qipao or a cheongsam frock. Leaf advised that traditionally you would wear this in red. Right now, there are many designers who have been influenced by this style. From Rixo to Attico to Prada, you can easily find a piece (in a wide range of colors!) that takes its inspiration from these dresses.
  2. Wear Something Sentimental
    Style Notes: When I asked Leaf what she always wears on Chinese New Year, she replied that it was her grandmother’s diamond ring. While new clothes are preferable to symbolise new beginnings, there’s also an emphasis on family for the day, so it makes sense to honor those close to you.
  3. Red Is Lucky for Everyone But Luckier for Certain People
    Style Notes: During Chinese New Year, red is considered a lucky color. Leaf told me that it means happiness, passion, and luck, which is why so many people wear it during the celebrations. But if it’s your zodiac year, red is an especially lucky color for you. How do you know if it’s your zodiac year? Find out which animal represents the year you were born, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Twenty-nineteen is the year of the pig, so get your rouge on if your birth year matches.
  4. Avoid All Black and White

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ZARA:12 Insanely Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Wear Spring 2020’s Biggest Trends RN

Our bodies may be bundled up in a billion layers, but our minds are already thinking forward to the trends that will soon be all over our feeds and in our favorite retailers in just a few months’ time. Luckily, we don’t have to wait until the end of March to take on some of spring’s biggest trends. Sure, we may pass on the hot pants and bra-and-blazer combos seen on the spring runways for now (or at least until temps hit the high 70s again), but there are plenty of exciting and super-easy trends that we can incorporate into our winter closets to stay ahead of the fashion curve. We’ve unearthed 12 of the best that you can shop right now for under $100. From luxe-looking leather separates to chunky chain-link necklaces and statement sleeves, scroll below for all the easiest way to wear spring 2020’s biggest trends right now.
Swap Your Skinnies for Flares
Fashion girls have already been quick to take on one of 2020’s biggest denim trends—bootcut and flared jeans—spotted all over the spring runways from Celine to Marc Jacobs and Gucci.
Wear XL Hoops With Your Sweater
When it comes to earring trends this spring, the bigger the better. We saw hoops in particular come in extra-large, chunky varieties at Proenza Schouler, Sies Marjan, and Balenciaga. It’s the easiest way to amp up your basic sweaters this season.
Slip On Heeled Loafers With Your Tights
Classic loafers got a modern update on the spring runways—featuring sartorial twists, such as slingback styles, buckles, textured fabrics, mules, and fun patterns. Wear them with your tights throughout winter and with midi skirts come spring.
Swap Your Black Dress for Polka-Dot Prints
If there’s one print that will blow up our feeds come spring, it’s unquestionably polka dots. Spotted on frocks all over the runways—from Marc Jacobs to Carolina Herrera—the classic print will be your go-to for work, weddings, weekends, and beyond. Try a polka-dot dress layered over a turtleneck and under an overcoat.
Add a Leather Shacket
Leather separates remain a huge trend in 2020—particularly colorful leather, which was omnipresent on the runways. An easy way to take on the trend is with a trending leather shacket (shirt-jacket hybrid) that you can layer under your overcoat in winter and wear alone in spring.
Add a Waistcoat to Your Suit
Suits are reigning supreme in 2020, but it’s the addition of a dapper waistcoat that will give your tailoring a modern look—and it’s super easy to slip under your blazer.
Throw All Your Essentials in an Oversize Tote
Extra-large totes were spotted from practically every designer on the runway—allowing us to never leave home again without an extra pair of shoes, magazines, lipsticks, laptop, etc.
Swap Your Dainty Necklace for Chunky Chain Links
The chain-link necklace trend shows no signs of slowing down for 2020. Set your dainty necklaces aside for chunky chain links that will amp up every outfit.
Amp Up Your Jeans With a Statement-Sleeve Blouse
From billowy puff shoulders to voluminous ruffles, the runways got plenty of dramatic sleeve action. The easiest way to incorporate it into your wardrobe right now is to pair an of-the-moment puff sleeve blouse with your jeans.
Cinch You Waist With a Chain or Rope Belt
An easy way to look entirely on-trend this year is to add a belt. Cinch a metallic chain belt or rope belt over your sweater, blazer, overcoat, or dress. We saw cool belts adding interest and flattering touches to ensembles at Chanel and Celine.
Try a Classic Blue Sweater
While vibrant saffron, scarlet, orange, and aqua shades are also trending hard for spring 2020, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, is a much easier shade to pull off in the midst of winter. Dependable and timeless blue hues dominated the catwalks, conveying comfort and ease.
Try Long Shorts With Your Tall Boots
There’s no doubt that long shorts are going to be one of spring’s biggest trends—seen on practically every major runway. Yes, it’s still freezing out, but wear them over tall leather boots to keep you toasty right now. And when spring arrives, sport them with your sandals or sneakers.

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ZARA:8 “Risky” Trends We’re Not Afraid to Try This Year, Thanks to Celebs

As fashion editors, we’re typically not afraid of a little sartorial adventure. Sure, we all have our own personal styles (I personally tend to stick to the more elevated basic looks), but overall, we’re down to test out fresh trends that may be out of our typical comfort zones. And sometimes, said trends just so happen to be “riskier” than others out there. You know, trends like the J.Lo-approved bodysuit-with-leggings look.
On that celebrity style note, I thought I’d actually dig a little deeper into the forward celeb-endorsed trends my fellow editors are interested in trying this year. You know, to have a little fun and perhaps inspire your 2020 shopping list. Of course, some may not be your style, but there are also a few looks ahead that could be worth a try. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the trends we’re ready to test out, complete with celeb inspo. Plus, shop the best iterations of each look.
“I can’t remember when was the last time I tucked my jeans or pants into boots, but one look at this outfit on Kendall and I’m heading home to try it.”—Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, senior market editor
On Kendall Jenner: Louis Vuitton bag; Prada boots
“I have a hunch that spring 2020 will be all about the exposed neckline, and it’s a trend I’m ready to take on. I especially love how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently wore it with this Versace blazer. I’ll be following her lead by adopting more sweetheart necklines.”—Kristen Nichols, managing editor
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Versace jacket and pants; Jimmy Choo heels
I’m typically a basic black ankle-boot person, but the extra-chunky moto boots that have taken the fashion world by storm (including the mid-calf Prada boots Ciara is wearing here) are definitely of interest to bring a cool and forward twist to my 2020 looks.
On Ciara: Prada boots
“I’m intrigued by the idea of wearing lingerie as outerwear. It’s a trend we saw on the spring runways at Dion Lee and Marina Moscone, and as ‘risky’ as it may be, I think Bella Hadid’s corset layered over a plain tank or button-down is the approachable way I’ll be trying it out in 2020.”—Anna LaPlaca, associate editor
On Bella Hadid: Fenty jacket and pants
“This is obviously not winter-appropriate, but if bike shorts are back with a vengeance next spring and summer, I’ll experiment with wearing them under a minidress (although I definitely can’t promise I’ll look as cool as Irina Shayk did).”—Allyson Payer, senior editor
On Irina Shayk: Reformation dress; Levi’s jacket; Dr. Martens boots
“Next year, I really want to channel Haley Bieber as much as possible. There—I said it. I think she takes just the right amount of risks while somehow always looking classy. I just about died when I saw her wear this T-shirt dress with knee-high boots and a leather blazer. So long as I have the appropriate counterparts, I plan on attempting wearing large T-shirts as dresses in 2020.”—Lauren Eggertsen, senior editor
On Hailey Bieber: J Brand jacket; MM6 Maison Margiela T-Shirt ($192); Jacquemus boots
“Katie Holmes’ style game is strong this season (and there’s no doubt I’ve been stealing most of her looks for myself!). The next look I’ll be attempting to copy from her? The long leather shorts trend, which I may even wear with those cool leopard-print boots if I’m feeling fearless.”—Judith Jones, market editor
On Katie Holmes: Max Mara Teddy Icon Coat ($3690); Frame Leather Culottes in Noir ($825); Khaite Zebra-Print Calf Hair Knee Boots ($1800)
“As it stands, I currently own zero items that would fall into the category of party pants, but thanks to Selena Gomez’s amazing JW Anderson gold and glittery wide-leg trousers, I’m bound and determined to own a pair next year.”—Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor
On Selena Gomez: Wardrobe.NYC Turtleneck ($450) and Trench Coat ($1137); JW Anderson pants; Louis Vuitton boots

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ZARA:4 Handbag Trends That Make a Chiropractor Cringe

How often do you really stop to consider how your fashion choices are affecting your body? Sure, when your new boots rub your heel into a blistered mess or your shoulder gets sore after carrying a heavy tote bag around all day, you become more aware of these choices. But in the interest of educating ourselves even further on the bags we carry every day, we turned to someone who knows a lot more about the physical effects of our sartorial choices than we do: a chiropractor.
Just because we fall head over heels with a new bag trend doesn’t mean that all of these new styles are doing our back, neck, and shoulders any good. PSA: Some bag trends are doing bad, bad things to our back, according to L.A.-based chiropractor Gopal Cabrera. The doctor weighed in on the eight top handbag styles of the moment, sharing which he’d be overjoyed to see you wear—and which he cringes at the thought of.
We should note, however, that instead of taking these as hard guidelines to follow, it’s better to consider each as suggestions when reaching for the same bag style each day. While Cabrera advises strongly against a handful of the season’s top bag trends, that doesn’t mean you should burn them upon reading this; use your best judgment. That said, if you’re hauling the same bag around town day in and day out, wouldn’t you want to know whether or not it’s killing you slowly? Okay, maybe not killing you, but still. Keep reading to discover and shop the best bags for your back.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: HANDHELD MINI BAGS
“Handheld bags are usually never a good idea since not only will you increase the tension in the muscles of your back, neck, and shoulders, you will also increase tension in your elbows, wrists, and hands. As you walk around it will also throw off your natural gait, or the way you walk.”
WHAT TO WEAR: FANNY PACKS AND BELT BAGS
“The features that make these bags a winner in my book are that the bags themselves are small and held very close to the body, and this allows for less stress to occur on the joints of the spine and the postural muscles that have to keep your spine upright. Furthermore, it will decrease the chances of one side of your body getting tenser due to fatigue and spasms from that side doing all the work. Also, these types of bags allow your arms to move freely during walking, which makes them great for long walks around the city.”
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: CHAIN-STRAP BAGS
“Chain-link straps and thin straps, in general, have the tendency to start to dig into your shoulders and may start to get painful over time, especially during summer months when your shoulders are exposed or covered by something minimal like a T-shirt.”
WHAT TO WEAR: DRAWSTRING POUCH BAGS
“The ability to hold these bags across your body will allow you to distribute the weight in a more symmetrical manner, and since they are usually smaller in size, it should keep the load relatively light. The only problem is the straps themselves are very thin and may start to dig into your shoulders as the load gets heavier.”
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: TOP-HANDLE BAG (WITH NO CROSSBODY STRAP)
“As stated before with the handheld mini bags, these are generally not a good idea. These types of bags get an even worse ranking since the increased size most likely means you’ll be carrying around more weight as you can fit more things inside of them. The heavier handheld load will increase tension from your hands and wrists to your shoulders back and neck. If you don’t change hands often then, this may lead to asymmetries in your musculature and an over-tightening on the side that you carry the bag on. This may lead to wrist and elbow problems as the forearm muscles have to activate to control the weight and may also lead to shoulder and neck issues as your arm gets pulled to one side. Also, they will most likely lead to muscular compensations from your lower back to your upper back when you walk since your arms won’t be able to swing freely.”
WHAT TO WEAR: CROSSBODY BAGS
“These types of bags have a lot of positive things going for them. Since you can wear the bag across your body, it will help distribute the weight more symmetrically, which will lead to a decrease in postural strain throughout your neck, back, and shoulders. The wider adjustable strap will be more comfortable on your shoulders and will allow you to find the most comfortable height for the bag to hang at so it doesn’t disrupt your natural gait. As long as you switch shoulders from time to time, this is one of the best choices you can make for your back, especially when it comes to longer walks or travel.”
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: OVERSIZE TOTE BAGS
“As you probably know by now, when it comes to bags, especially ones that hang off one shoulder, the rule of thumb is usually the smallest the better. The increased weight hanging off your shoulder may cause your upper trapezius muscle to start to shrug as your shoulder adapts to the increased load. Since this muscle attaches onto the base of the skull and extends the whole length of your neck, it has the potential to cause not only neck pain but also tension headaches, and over time with increased use can lead to a straightening of the natural backward C–shaped curve in your neck. This change in shape alters the weight distribution on the discs, putting more pressure on the joints leading to inflammation, osteoarthritis, and nerve compression.
WHAT TO WEAR: SMALL SHOULDER BAGS
“Smaller bags are generally better for your shoulders, back, and neck since their size limits what you can fit in them, and this should help decrease the weight you’ll be carrying around. The problem is you will still be getting an asymmetrical load distribution since the bag hangs off one shoulder or is carried under your arm (most of the time it’s the dominant hand shoulder or arm) and will create more tightening in the muscles on the side where the bag is carried. If you don’t switch shoulders to help distribute the weight on either side evenly, then this will create a muscular imbalance.”

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ZARA:6 Winter Accessory Trends That Will Outperform All the Others

When you’re bundled up in a zillion layers in the winter, all the pressure is put on your accessories to make your outfit really shine. They bring out the “extra” side in everyone—the more glitz and glam the better, in my opinion. And this season especially, the shoes, bags, and jewelry on offer are about as extra as they come. Slip on a pair of strappy crystal heels for your next night out or add glittery chandelier earrings to your simplest sweater-and-jeans look. But even if you’re into something more subdued, luxe jewelry staples like chain-link necklaces and chunky rings offer the perfect update.
Whatever vibe you’re on these days, add in one (or multiple) of the below hats, bags, shoes, necklaces, and rings to your cold-weather outfit rotation and witness the magic of compliments, inquiries, and double-taps rolling in. Without further ado, scroll on to discover six epic winter accessory trends that you’ll regret not trying.
Crystal-adorned heels are the wow factor your next night out needs. Slip them on with tights and a party dress to really let them take center stage.
Meet your new everyday necklace. These days, fashion girls are opting for just one or a few of these more substantial pieces in lieu of thin stacks.
The ’90s are constantly being reinvented in new ways each year. Right now, it’s the cropped-in shoulder bags that are legit everywhere we look.
Forget dainty, barely there rings—it’s all about the more weighty look these days. Go for sculptural style or dome rings that can hold their own and hardly need much more styling.
Bucket hats aren’t going anywhere. You, me, and everyone else owned one in the summer, but now they’re being reinvented in luxe textures and bright, unexpected colorways. Consider swapping your knit beanie for a fuzzy bucket hat this winter.
Chandelier earrings are the ultimate in glam, but you don’t have to reserve them for a night out only. Wear them alongside knits and trousers to amp up your everyday outfits. It will make for an unexpected (and mood-lifting) addition.

Source:
https://www.whowhatwear.com/winter-accessory-trends-2020/slide31

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