This season, the concept of “less is more” gets thrown out the window thanks to the head-to-toe pattern trend that’s taken the menswear world by storm. Normally, a particular pattern tends to dominate each season, but, from the looks of the spring/summer 2016 runways, it’s now all about how to wear the pattern. And fashion powerhouses, like Dolce & Gabbana, Yohji Yamamoto, Neil Barrett, Gucci, and James Long, have spoken – pattern on pattern, whether one or multiple,  is the way to go. Deemed a “collection of separates,” visual intensity was the name of the game at Dolce and Gabbana. Everything, from sportswear to suits, was infused with bright hues and bold patterns. The eye-catching trend continued at Yohji Yamamoto, where models sported brightly-colored, patterned suits, complete with culotte-inspired trousers. Clearly seeing an opportunity when it presents itself, Neil Barrett applied the trend to a jumpsuit. The one-piece suit was emblazoned in a black, white, and gray geometric pattern, which was accessorized perfectly with a black leather belt. A collection focused on decoration, Gucci’s line was full of eye-catching pieces. Bold floral patterns adorned tailored suits, cropped pants, and even a jumpsuit. James Long’s recent collection has been described as “easy, dreamy extravagance,” so it makes perfect sense that the trend appeared on a pajama-inspired 2-piece suit. The luxe pattern and laid back clothing proved to be the perfect combination.

Ready to boldly go for this new trend? You have two options. You can choose a top and bottom with the same pattern or select two different patterns. The key to pulling off varying patterns is choosing two that have complementary colors. Another important factor is keeping your accessories to a minimum, such as solid-colored pieces in neutral hues, like black, white, tan, and navy. Remember, let that bold pattern speak for itself.

– Daniella DiRienzo

This season, the concept of “less is more” gets thrown out the window thanks to the head-to-toe pattern trend that’s taken the menswear world by storm. Normally, a particular pattern tends to dominate each season, but, from the looks of the spring/summer 2016 runways, it’s now all about how to wear the pattern. And fashion powerhouses, like Dolce & Gabbana, Yohji Yamamoto, Neil Barrett, Gucci, and James Long, have spoken – pattern on pattern, whether one or multiple, is the way to go. Deemed a “collection of separates,” visual intensity was the name of the game at Dolce and Gabbana. Everything, from sportswear to suits, was infused with bright hues and bold patterns. The eye-catching trend continued at Yohji Yamamoto, where models sported brightly-colored, patterned suits, complete with culotte-inspired trousers. Clearly seeing an opportunity when it presents itself, Neil Barrett applied the trend to a jumpsuit. The one-piece suit was emblazoned in a black, white, and gray geometric pattern, which was accessorized perfectly with a black leather belt. A collection focused on decoration, Gucci’s line was full of eye-catching pieces. Bold floral patterns adorned tailored suits, cropped pants, and even a jumpsuit. James Long’s recent collection has been described as “easy, dreamy extravagance,” so it makes perfect sense that the trend appeared on a pajama-inspired 2-piece suit. The luxe pattern and laid back clothing proved to be the perfect combination.

Ready to boldly go for this new trend? You have two options. You can choose a top and bottom with the same pattern or select two different patterns. The key to pulling off varying patterns is choosing two that have complementary colors. Another important factor is keeping your accessories to a minimum, such as solid-colored pieces in neutral hues, like black, white, tan, and navy. Let that bold pattern speak for itself.

– Daniella DiRienzo
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There once existed a time when if you had a hangover, drug
you took two Advils, had coconut water and waited for it to fade. If you had a cold, you drank orange juice and if you had a sunburn, you applied some aloe vera. Fast forward to now, and it seems we’ve run out of patience for our bodies natural recovery. In a time when everyone seems to be more overtired, overworked, and over-partied than ever – it’s no coincidence that Med Spas are cropping up in major cities like NYC, Vegas and Toronto. IV drips are largely available to anyone who wants one, no longer requiring a doctor’s appointment or even an office – instead a chic lounge area where you can watch your favorite TV show or sample new energy drinks, while you receive the IV treatment of your choice – ranging from a simple B12 shot to the “Royal Flush,” meant to hydrate, detox, decrease inflammation, and cleanse vital organs. In fact, there seems to be treatments designed for almost every ailment you can think of, like upping energy levels, or aiding in weight loss. Even beauty treatments meant to have anti-aging benefits like rejuvenating your skin and body are available.

It’s easy to love the instant gratification of curing ourselves from hangovers, colds, or getting that extra energy boost — but what if IV Spas are good to be true? Thanks to iPhones and the magic of apps, we are used to getting what we want, when we want it (Need a car? Uber. Need food? Seamless. Need your laundry done? Yes, there are apps for that), so IV spas have all the right elements to become the next big wellness frontier. But we can’t ignore the flip side of the coin – it gives us an excuse to keep working, partying, and just chugging through our busy lives, even though our bodies are sending us signals that they need a break. Signals that we can now mitigate, or even silence completely, with one tiny needle.

Spas like Reviv in NYC have seen major success as both revival centers for a Sunday morning hangover, and a part of regular peoples’ lives. Are they just a craze that will die out as gradually as juicing, or could we be in for a vitamin shot revolution?

– Kalina Krabel