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Tips to Rock Your Workout! Top Post-Gym Looks

Tips to Rock Your Workout! Top Post-Gym Looks

It's January, and we're all doing our annual journey to the gym thanks to our New Year's resolutions. Heading to workout used to mean old sweats and t-shirts from years gone by, but not anymore! We've got things to do and places to be before and after the gym, i.e., post-workout brunch. 

To help keep you looking like the sporty chic queen that you are we've round up a few of our top picks to take you from your sweat session and beyond without missing a fashionable beat. Time to pack your gym bag.

Post-Workout Outfit #1

If you've just crushed a killer spin class or hot yoga opt for breathable fabrics as you let your body cool down. Commando's Jacquard Stripe Voile Oversized Shirt is made of soft cotton and will help keep you from overheating. Pair with high-waisted leggings like these liquid leggings from Carbon38 (so many colors!) and low-heeled booties. Complete your look with a Soia & Kyo jacket, because it's still January after all. 

Commando Jacquard Stripe White Cotton Voile Oversized Shirt

Commando Jacquard Stripe White Cotton Voile Oversized Shirt, Queen Anna 

carbon38 takara legging

Carbon38 High Waisted "Takara" Legging, Carbon38

united nude

United Nude Silver Mix "Zink Patch" Lo Boot, Queen Anna

SOIA & KYO Black Camelia Hooded Down Coat, Queen Anna - similar styles here and here

Post-Workout Outfit #2

The touch of cashmere. Who doesn't love it? Give your body some extra TLC after your barre or dance class and wrap yourself up in this cozy athleisure ensemble. 

cashmere sweater

Maison de Papillion "Yara" Cable Cashmere Sweater, Queen Anna

cashmere jogger

Maison de Papillion Noir "Jocelyn" Cashmere Jogger, Queen Anna or cashmere leggings here

sweaty betty

All Sports Backpack, Sweaty Betty

quay high key sunglasses

Quay x Desi Perkins "High Key" Sunglasses, Nordstrom

Post-Workout Outfit #3

You were able to squeeze in just enough time for a little weightlifting and a quick bit of cardio, and now you're off and running for the rest of your day. Toss a pair of wrinkle-free trousers, a sweater, and slip-on sneakers into your bag. Gym hair, don't care? Top off your look with a slouchy beanie.

athleta camo sweater

Undercover Camo Pullover, Athleta

on the fly pant olive

On The Fly Pant Woven, Lululemon

alo yoga norte coat

Alo Yoga Norte Sherpa Coat, Carbon38

united nude bo shoe

United Nudes Black + Red "Bo" Easy-Shoe, Queen Anna

soia & kyo hat

SOIA & KYO "Amalie-T" Pompom Hat, Queen Anna

Share your post-workout style with us - tag @queenannaliving or use #queenannamn.

 

 

 

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Queen Anna Now Offers Plus Size Collection

Queen Anna Now Offers Plus Size Collection

Royalty comes in all shapes and sizes, and we are beyond excited to announce that Queen Anna now offers a curated plus size collection, featuring a handful of oh-so-chic designers and more than 50 pieces. 

Currently, the collection includes everyday essentials, such as luxuriously soft cotton tees and tunics, along with closet staples like classic trousers, wide leg pants, and wear-to-work skirts. 

The entire collection is now available at our North Loop boutique, along with a small selection of plus size fashions from Ripley Rader and AND COMFORT available for purchase online or in our Queen Anna Fashion App (iOS). 

Love a designer or brand that you think we should carry? Send us a note at contact@queenanna.co

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The Art Of Leather: Exclusive Designer In-Store Appearance

The Art Of Leather: Exclusive Designer In-Store Appearance

Fashion Week Minnesota is just a few weeks away! With the upcoming festivities we‚Äôre pleased to announce a special in-store event on September 27, ‚ÄúThe Art of Leather‚ÄĚ with Canadian leather designer, Aleem Arif - the gentleman behind the brand Bano eeMee.¬†

Arif's designs are contemporary and one-of-a-kind. All pieces are crafted from genuine leather which is sourced by a by-product of the food industry. Bano eeMee specializes in using vegetable dyes to color their pieces as well as certified chemicals. They‚Äôre for the benefit of human health, as well as the environment. Another factor to admire is that Bano eeMee is using fashion to create fair-work opportunities all around the world. In addition, their pieces radiate street style! The jackets pair perfectly with dresses, denim, heels, or sneakers ‚Äď a fit for all¬†

"The Art of Leather‚Ä̬†is a FREE event and accommodates both men and women. You will have the chance to customize your very own jacket. This includes the color, lining and hardware. Another added feature is the opportunity to receive your jacket just before the Spring/Summer 2019 collection makes its debut in stores. Please RSVP on our¬†Facebook¬†page or in-store. We look forward to sharing this exclusive event with you and Fashion Week.¬†

 

 

 

 

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Designer Spotlight: The Classics

Designer Spotlight: The Classics

Our Queen Anna royal family is filled with designers we admire and we’re delighted to welcome The Classics Paris.

Founders and co-owners, Sarah and Sara believe in the versatility of outfits while they pack to do what they love most, which is to travel. That became the passion behind their line: creating pieces that were convenient for every occasion and sensible to pack in their suitcases. Feeling like they should be prepared for any occasion, without the stress of having to pack so many outfits. Keeping both the idea of comfort and chic in mind, they began to create. The Classics was then born, over conversation and champagne.

Sara and Sarah are involved in the entire clothing creation process from sourcing to the completion of the final product. They ensure quality fabric and ethical working environments. The women of The Classics value having close relationships with each individual involved in the process of making their clothing designs come to life. The pieces are visually satisfying, they're comfortable and we just think they look amazing on. Each piece is 100 percent made in Paris. 

Below are some of the pieces we carry in-store.

The "Eloise" Tee 

The "Eleanor" Tee

"Antoinette" Dress

"Charlotte" shorts

"Amelie" skirt

"Aurore" Dress 

 

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An Editorial View: Live This Summer Like A Queen

An Editorial View: Live This Summer Like A Queen

June 21st is the official date for the summer equinox. Most are already in a summer state of mind with the opening of pool season, school out, kids summer camp schedules starting or possibly opening your cabins for the first time this season. 

For those of us who live in cold weather, states will be in official countdown mode. June 21st is the one day this year where we will get the most extended amount of daylight, but will officially be decreasing in sunlight after that.

Having snow on the ground a little over a month ago, to now having rays of Vitamin D coming at me left and right, I want to make sure I take the time to enjoy the short time we "Mid-Westerners" have of summer. 

Here are a few things I am I am doing to make sure I enjoy summer like a Queen should this summer:

1. Poolside Dance Party

There is nothing more fun than being with friends or family, turning on music and having a dance party. It's an absolute summer must!

 

   2. Outdoor Reading

One of my favorite past times is reading. I have a love for knowledge, so my books of choice are all business based or on non-fiction systematics (outside of my InStyle, Vogue, Ebony and O Magazine). And when I say books, I mean REAL books; ones that you hold in your hand and have to flip the pages, not swipe. 

I have yet to experience literary mental stimulation outside in the sun, with a cold beverage of choice and without out background noise. I haven't done it yet, but it is definitely in the queue.

HBR 

3. Taking a Walk

I am always rushing off somewhere (generally because I am always late) but I can't remember the last time I leisurely walked anywhere. Even when I am walking outside, I have a destination and purpose in mind. 

I am looking forward to taking a Sunday and walking downtown in the Northloop of Minneapolis, just to brunch and explore. Not only is the Northloop home to Queen Anna, but also home to amazing trails, food, and shopping.

If you're in Minneapolis you should make the trek too; every Sunday through Labor day, Queen Anna will be hosting its summer series Muffins and Mimosas and partnering with various Minneapolis based vendors to display the best of Minneapolis throughout the summer. Not to forget, we also host bi-monthly yoga classes for all of the interested yogi's out there; destination shopping at it's best. 

Outdoor Voices Yoga Dress  Perfect for Yoga at QA and Brunch afterward

 4. Taking a Nap

As absurd as it sounds trust me...JUST DO IT!

I was anti-catnap for years and one day sitting in the car line at school, and as cliche, as it sounds, it just happened. 15 minutes of sitting still and quietude and I was asleep. It must have been instant REM sleep because I woke up feeling refreshed and energized for what was going to be a Part 2, to the day I already started at 5:45 a.m.

Next time I plan on multiplying my cat nap by 4 and take it outside, with a refreshing beverage and underneath an umbrella. #Royalliving

 

Slip Eye Covers- I love them because they help my lashes stay put in the midst of my cat nap.

There is nothing more fulfilling than living a royal life and doing it with the people that matter the most, so whatever your summer intentions are may they be Royal and make you feel like you are living life like a Queen!

Cheers!!

 ~Nicole

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