18 Art Prints To Refresh Your Apartment In 2017


New year, new art

New year, new you, new apartment, new hair... etc., etc., etc. As we've all read many times over, the new year is a great time to refresh everything. Declutter your mind, body, soul, and closet, reorganize, begin anew. And it's true. The start of a new year is actually a great time to make changes, goals, 'tude adjustments. And even though I want to hate on the whole idea of it, I think it feels freakin' good.

Though laziness sometimes prevents me from complete execution, I do hold a theory (which I've mentioned before here and here) that rotating "seasonally" themed art and decor is the key to a happy home. But I would also like to make clear that the term "seasonal" is one I use loosely. Honestly, I just consider changes in the weather to be a good catalyst for mixing things up. After all, art inspired by a holiday you don't celebrate or weather you hate will not make you feel happy or inspired. Duh. If I were to put together a round-up of literal "New Year-Inspired" or "January-in-the-Northeast" art, it would be comprised of motivational quotes and monochromatic landscapes (okay, I included a few of each), but I mostly get my fill of both on Instagram. 

When it comes to refreshing your home with some new art in the new year, I think the best approach is to just do you. Resolutions are hard enough, don't overthink it. Hang something you love looking at, that inspires YOU, that makes you laugh or feel calm. For me, ideal 2017 art vibes can basically be broken down into a few categories: plants, food, cheeky nudity, and travel, all in bright colors! No surprise, these are themes I'd like to carry over into my real life in the new year. 

Click through the gallery to see some of my favorite picks.

Tallulah Fontaine Beach Gal Art Print, $19-$399, available at Urban Outfitters.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



Photos courtesy of American Apparel

The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.