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Welcome to Editor's Picks, a weekly round-up of what we're buying (or at least coveting) this week.
Alternative Apparel printed spandex skinny leggings, $48
Racked San Francisco editor Kristen Philipkoski: These Alternative Apparel leggings are hands-down the comfiest I've ever worn. They're my go-to for lounging, although, depending on your geographic location and where you're headed, you could get away with wearing them out and about with a drapey top. They come in prints that are a nice change from the ubiquitous black in my closet, and I take comfort in knowing the L.A.-based company takes social responsibility seriously.
ASOS Turban Headband, $14.52 at asos.com
Racked NY associate editor Laura Gurfein: If the polar vortex made me realize anything—besides that humans really missed the boat on this whole hibernation thing—it's that head coverings are a New York City must in chilly months. Currently, the only one I own that doesn't have a sports team logo on it is my mom's forest green knit beret that she used to wear while running. Not very fashion-forward.
So now I'm really coveting a knit turban headband like this one from ASOS. Use it both for warmth and as an excuse not to do your hair—just spray on some texturizer and you're good to go. Since it comes in one of my favorite colors—red wine—there's a good chance I'd leave it on all day.
Checkerboard merino wool scarf by YMC You Must Create, $60 at The Corner
Racked National columnist Frank Gargione: It's January, so it's far too cold for your favorite checkerboard Vans. But sometimes you need a little checkerboard. And why not? Checkerboard is graphic, it's youthful, and it can add a little whimsy or edge (it depends, you do you) to just about any outfit.
Enter this mid-weight wool scarf by YMC You Must Create. It's almost six feet long—I love a tall-ass scarf. It's fashioned from merino, which will keep you warm without totally stifling you and is generally the most durable of the softer, finer wools (take that, cashmere!) And, best of all, it's a mere $48 right now at the Corner—marked down from $120. Go with the classic black and white or try it in a rich winter red. I might get both.
Yellow Box Christie boots, $82, Zappos.com
Racked Vegas editor Susan Stapleton: Every time I fly out of Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport, I try to get there a little early and leave a little extra luggage room so that I can shop at Apricot Lane. I always seem to buy minimalist outfits there. On my last trip, I found these Yellow Box Christie boots with a side zipper and a buckle. The silver on the toe and the heel give them a timeless look, and heck, they go with everything. While Apricot Lane doesn't have its own website for shopping online, you can find them at Zappos.com, another Vegas-based company.
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