Stilettoes, sandals, slides — we agree that these are footwear staples. But it's safe to say that sneakers are, and forever will be, our trusty choice when it comes to shoes of style and comfort whatever the activity or #OOTD may be.
On May 20th, Clozette Tea Party 2017 made our Malaysia stop in Kuala Lumpur with a style-savvy crowd that was all set to step into their new Clozette. Dressed in our defining shades of Sleek Slate, Timeless White, Power Pink and Graceful Blush, guests spent an afternoon with #TeamClozette to connect and share about the enthusiasms that first bonded our community together: everything style and beauty.
Of course, what would a Clozette Tea Party be without delish sweets and savories, and incredible partners who know the secret behind throwing the best afternoon tea party? Senka and Imagene Labs schooled the skincare and wellness junkies on beauty know-hows; QTTiE treated guests to gorgeous gel manicures; and there were calligraphy (in partnership with Imagene Labs) and photo printout services that made great mementos. Not to forget, lucky draw prizes courtesy of Senka, Imagene Labs, QTTiE and Zalora! Ahead, the highlights.
Guests indulged in afternoon delights
Malaysian digital influencer, Charis Ow, showed the audience how to use the Senka Perfect Whip and Perfect Water Cleansing Makeup Remover
Guests learnt more about personalised wellbeing, and brought home an empowering quote of their choice supported by Imagene Labs
Photo printouts served as take-home mementos
QTTiE pampered guests with gel manicures
Giveaways by sponsors Senka, Imagene Labs, QTTiE and Zalora
Goodie bags with products from Senka, Imagene Labs, QTTiE and Zalora
See the highlights at the Singapore's Clozette Tea Party 2017 here.
Fitness garments are becoming wardrobe staples not just because of the athleisure trend but also because we're getting more and more encouraged to get fit. And this is the very reason why each season, these gym clothes are noticeably getting refined, both design- and material-wise, to survive even the sweatiest of activities.
But since it's not exactly the cheapest investment (workout clothes do cost some moolah) and considering how often we get to use them, we decided to share our top tips on how to care for your fitness garments to make sure you maximise them the best way possible.
Wash them ASAP after an intense workout session
With sweat clinging on to most of their sections, fitness garments can easily accumulate bacteria that can cause irritation, and not to mention a lingering smell, if not washed as soon as possible. Hanging it to dry before stocking it with some dirty laundry after can also affect the material of the fabric. So make sure you give it a separate wash from your usual laundry, turn everything inside out before starting, use cold water, and set your washer to the delicate cycle to keep it in top shape.
Air-dry or use very minimal heat when using dryers
Too much heat can cause the fabric to shrink and the garters to go brittle. So the best way to let your workout clothes dry after washing is to just hang it somewhere breezy or use the lowest possible setting for heat when using a dryer.
Make sure you store it where there's good ventilation
Storage is very important when it comes to your workout clothes. As much as possible, avoid keeping it in drawers or cabinets that have a tendency to go moist when the temperature changes (like wardrobes made of wood) or somewhere with no ventilation that can cause accumulated heat, causing the fabric to stretch. Also, make sure you fold the garments carefully for the garters and pads to not lose shape.
Avoid stacking them in plastic bags when they're fresh out of a gym session
Usually, to keep our bags free from the sweat marks or smell, we keep our dirty gym clothes in a plastic bag before squeezing them into our rucksacks. But it only makes the sweat press into the material even more. The best way to keep your belonging separated from your workout clothes but still giving the fabric a way to breathe is by using a mesh bag instead.
Now that you know how to store your fitness garments properly, maybe add more to your current stash? Get inspired by these athleisure brands.