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Best of LIY: Our Favorite Products

May 15, 2020


Erin Schrader

If you’ve followed along with us here at LIY for any length of time, then you probably already know we take our product reviews very seriously around these parts. With so many great [and not so great] products and brands out there, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best of the best each month. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. From the best eyeliners on the market to the most comfortable walking shoes you can slip your feet into, it’s all part of our duty to bring you the G.O.A.T.s [that’s Greatest Of All Time, as the kids like to call ’em these days] of all-things fashion and beauty. Today, we’re rounding up the winners from our most popular product comparison posts, right here in one spot. We broke it down into two categories: Best of Fashion and Best of Beauty. Below, you’ll find a links to all the comparison posts, followed by the winner winner chicken dinner of each category. Without further ado, let’s introduce the best of LIY. Drumroll please!

Best of Fashion

  • White T-Shirt Comparison

    • Amazon Daily Ritual Tee [size up one]: This top isn’t sheer and we were happy with both the fit and quality! It does have a tighter, more clingy fit with a spandex type of feel. But it is super soft, and feels silky smooth. It’s a great [and budget-friendly] closet staple that I find myself turning to over and over again.
  • Layering Cami Review

    • Express Downtown Cami [size down if in between]: While it doesn’t have adjustable straps like most of the others we tried, it is fully lined making it not sheer at all and it does have a pretty silky, almost dressy material and look to it. I love that it has a double V in the front and back [should you decide to wear it alone] and the length for me at 5’4 is perfect. I will add that I have owned this cami for years and have had excellent luck with holding up well with wear. Overall, I don’t think you can go wrong with this one!
  • Best Black Jeans

    • Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Skinny Ankle Jeans [size down one]: I don’t know if I’ve ever worn a more comfortable pair of black jeans. Their ab-solution waistband [also read: elastic] makes them so comfy and makes me want to reach for them every time I go to wear black jeans.
  • Best White Jeans

    • Erin’s Favorite: Kut from the Kloth Connie [Size 2, size down if in between]: While we tested several great pairs in the initial comparison post, there’s a new favorite white jean in town this season.
    • Steph’s Favorite: Liverpool Penny Ankle Skinny Jeans [Size 8, size down one]: There was really no sheerness, they had enough stretch to be pretty mobile, and we know that the quality of Liverpool jeans is fantastic, like these! Plus, these have real pockets- you’d be surprised how rare that is with white jeans!
  • Best Black Work Pants

    • Erin’s Favorites: WHBM Comfort Stretch Slim Ankle Pants [Size 2, Regular Length]: When they call them comfort stretch they aren’t kidding! This pair seriously felt like you could do lunges in them [yes, we tried], and hit at a great place for high rise! They’re a bit more of a straight leg fit, but still cropped which made them more flattering!
    • Steph’s Favorites: Loft Slim Pencil Pant [Size 10, Petite Length]: These are more of a straight fit all the way down rather than fitted/tighter. They have a little bit of stretch to them, but nothing overwhelming. The waist did a great job of really holding you in without feeling like you’re going to burst of out of them
  • Classic Black Pump Comparison

    • Sam Edelman Hazel [size up .5]: I was so excited that my tried and true favorites for years came in first place after stacking them up against the competition. I truly haven’t found a more comfortable pair of pumps. Not only are they great for all day wear [I wore these almost every day when I worked outside of the home] they have such a classic style and visual appeal. You can get them in both black suede or leather- I love both!
  • Most Comfortable Slip-On Sneakers

    • Dr. Scholl’s Madison Slip-On Sneaker [TTS]: These sneakers did not disappoint in any arena. In fact, all 3 of us who tested the shoe noted that we all found them to the most comfortable for all day wear. That Dr. Scholl sure knew what he was doing when designing these.
  • Most Comfortable Walking Shoe

    • allbirds Tree Runner [size down for half sizes]: These sneakers were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. This was a brand that nobody on the the team had tried prior to this blog post comparison; however, we were hearing the rave reviews from our Tribe loud and proud so we knew we had to give them a shot. It turns out, they did not disappoint!
  • Best No-Show Socks

    • For Sneakers & Athletic-Wear: Stance Women’s Sensible: I couldn’t get over how much I loved these socks. They are incredibly comfortable and they stayed on SO well during the day. While you do have to be careful on which shoes you can wear with them, they are an awesome sock I’d highly recommend!
    • For Flats & Workwear: Peds Ultra Low Sport: These checked all of the boxes. They didn’t slip, didn’t show in my flats and were comfortable for all day wear! I would highly recommend these for when you’re wearing flats or slip-ons!
  • Athletic Leggings

    • Nike One Luxe Tight [TTS]: They stayed in place, they’re super breathable, not sheer at all, and just overall a great pair of athletic leggings!
    • “Save” Option: Core 10 [TTS]: If you’re not looking to spend as much, but still want a FANTASTIC pair, I cannot recommend this pair enough!
  • Casual Leggings

Best of Beauty

And there you have it, folks! The very best of LIY. Do you own any of these tried & true favorites? Be sure to let us know of any products you’d like to see reviewed in the future below and thanks for stopping by!



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  1. Deasy says:

    I’m also in love with the Dyson hair dryer. Never thought so much about a hairdryer until this one! I have a few of Sam Edelman’s shoes but never the Hazel. A good pair of pump is always necessary!


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