Fashion and beauty breakthroughs to make your style pop

You know that at the Thread we always talk about shopping smart, dressing for your body and the fact that you don’t have to spend a ton on style. Here's another aspect of the Thread's philosophy: pinpointing key purchases that will make a big impact at the start of each season. We’re calling the selections in this episode "breakthroughs" because they improve your life in some way (yes, fashion can do that.) Many also add an element of fun to your day. Think sexy skirts, handbags that hold everything, and some admittedly crazy-looking, low-impact workout gear that makes you feel like you're flying. Seriously. Enjoy!

If you’re planning what to buy this spring, we’ve got a few suggestions. You can watch the episode for the full list but here are some highlights: Swing skirts are everywhere right now and we love to pair the fullness with a tight basic T-shirt. What should you wear under it you say? How about Barely There’s Invisible Look Underwire Bra, which is inconspicuous even under extremely thin fabrics. You’re welcome. To streamline your laundry game, new Tide Pods are individual packets that contain detergent, stain remover, and brightener all in one, so there's no measuring or mess. Those of us who complain about being sick of our regular workout routine need to test drive a pair of Kangoo Jumps. They’re like ski boots with springs on the bottom. You can bounce, run and jump in them. It feels like you're on a trampoline but the boot keeps your ankles and knees in line so they’re low-impact. Try them out and tell me what you think!

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