These Athletic Essentials Will Be The MVPs Of Your Closet

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No workout required

The following feature appears in a mini mag in the March 2017 issue of NYLON.

Over the last few seasons, athletic gear has emerged as a major trend—one that has people digging around for their old jerseys and slipping on Adidas slides. 

Fashion lovers everywhere began coveting pieces from sportswear brands the same way they’d lust after looks from high-end designers. 

This spring, refresh the concept with bright whites, clean lines, and simple silhouettes in lightweight fabrics. (Bonus points if you tie your sweatshirt around your waist.) 

Whether you’re running a mile or running errands, look no further for the inspiration to take your style to the next level.

Le Range Adidas jacket, Adidas Sailor pant, Adidas Superstar sneakers.

Photographed by Chris Schoonover.

Nike Irreverent dress, Evolve long-sleeve top worn around waist; Onzie wrap bra, Zella Infrasonic short sleeve shirt, Zella All In ankle leggings, Reebok Classic sneakers.

Photographed by Chris Schoonover.

Nike NSW Irreverent top.

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Nike NSW Irreverent top.

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Adidas long sleeve T-shirt worn around waist, Adidas loose crop top, Adidas low-crotch pant, Adidas Adilette slides.

All products available at Nordstrom.

Photographed by Chris Schoonover.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.