Separates that mix stylish form with function
If you like BB and CC beauty creams, those clever multitaskers that go the extra mile, you will love the fashion version: pieces with benefits that extend well beyond good looks and style. Here, a French tee that helps you stand up straight, a pretty pendant filled with mood-altering aromatherapy scents and more.
This featherweight GOTS-certified organic cotton Up T-shirt is made in France. Designed not only to look chic, it will also help improve your posture. The unique system—with a built-in “Figure 8” that provides resistance—softly holds the upper back upright and circles around the shoulders to anchor on the upper arms. If you slump, the shirt will gently remind you to stand up straight! upcouture.com
Made with lightweight merino wool—from alpine New Zealand sheep—the Rush Bra, part of the Icebreaker GT technical sports range, is ergonomically designed for comfort and support. Whether working out in sun or snow, the bra regulates temperature naturally to keep you cool and dry while you work up a sweat. icebreaker.com
When Claire Lautier, founder of Grasse Roots Perfumery, met Brenda Radford, an expert in healing stones, Awaken Aroma Jewelry was born. The two create beautiful glass pendants filled with vibrational essential-oil based perfumes, which hang on strands of stones. “You can mix and match, choose your own combination,” Lautier says. Trouble concentrating? Add an Amethyst. Want to increase prosperity? Try Tiger’s Eye. awakenaromajewelry.com
PACT, the sporty GOTS-certified organic cotton line, just became Fair Trade-certified, with 19 styles that include camisoles, tees, the brand’s signature leggings and underwear, along with pieces for men and baby. “With 78 items, we’ll have the most Fair Trade items for an American brand,” says co-founder Jeff Denby. wearpact.com