SWATCH REPORT: SILKY SOFT TWILL

Silky Soft Twill

Womens Soft Twill Blouse

What is silky soft twill? It’s a fabric so fabulous that we’ve become a little obsessed, sprinkling it throughout our Spring 2016 collection.

Though it’s made from bleached wood pulp, the fabric – known generically as lyocell – has an amazing hand feel, like sand-washed silk. It’s in the same family as rayon and offers the same beautiful drape, but typically with less wrinkling and a bit more substance. With the way it takes to dye, the fabric also makes a great, lightweight stand-in for denim.

Womens Soft Twill Blouse

 

A silky soft twill boyfriend shirt makes a 90s-inspired slip dress daytime appropriate for a patio brunch with the squad, or pop it over a swimsuit and shorts if you’re headed to the beach. Pair a twill crop top with your favorite maxi skirt and gladiator sandals for your favorite music festival, or a trip to a street fair.

We love silky soft twill this season because the lightweight construction is perfect for spring weather, and the fabric’s versatility makes it ideal for any event on your social calendar.

We’re trying it in casual dresses and moto jackets, and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Once you do, let us know what you think with a comment here or a pic on Instagram with #ExpressLife.

 

SWIM STYLE: FIND THE RIGHT SUIT FOR YOU

Women's Bikini

It’s always beach weather somewhere. Whether you live in it year-round, you’re chasing it on vacay or you’re thinking of the warmer days that can’t come your way soon enough, the 2016 Express Swimsuit collection is here to get you suited up for the occasion.

Womens Bikini

With the return of some of your favorite silhouettes, along with loads of new styles and prints – check out that hot macrame-backed top on Devon Windsor – and the debut of Bikini Lab suits in our Featured Brands program, you’ll find looks and combinations to fit every mood. And we’ve got a few ideas to get you thinking.

Womens Bikini Tops

Getting Sporty

New high neck halter tops pick up on this vibe perfectly. Put one together with a strappy bikini bottom to give your swim style a sexy edge.

Going On Trend

Been loving the strappy top look? Take it to the water with a bikini top embellished with crisscrossing straps. A bikini bottom with cut-outs at the hips brings in another hot trend.

Striking a Pose

When it’s time for a bombshell moment, try a curve-vaunting bandeau or wrap bikini top with a strappy bottom, or check out the latest looks in monokinis.

Feeling Flirty

Consider the classic beach bunny look of a triangle top and string bikini bottom. The easily adjustable pieces help you get the fit you want and give you just enough coverage. Or try a top with some ruffles to give your curves a little boost.

Womens Beach Cover Ups

Once your suit is set, check out some pieces to put over it as you go from beach to boardwalk. There’s the classic tied button-up look, trending ponchos and scarf cover-ups or cheeky graphic tees. Whatever feels fun and right for you, do it!

MEN’S JEANS: FIND YOUR STRETCH LEVEL

We know you’ve got a lot going on, so we’ve designed our line of stretch jeans to keep up. With two levels of stretch fabrication and a wide range of different fits and washes, our stretch jeans can cover just about any moves you make and whatever look you want to rock.

But which stretch denim is right for your day?

Here’s a handy guide that lays down the differences. (Actual activities may vary by interest and ability.)

Once you’re in the pair that works for you, show us what you’re up to with an Insta-selfie – tag it with @ExpressRunway and #ExpressMen to make sure we see it.


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