Did you get the memo? Bathleisure is the only Instagram trend you need to know about.
Noticed the influx of Instagram users posting pics of themselves mid-facial? Clay masque acclimatised and hair tressed up in a towel-cum-turban? Yes, along with posting a selfie of yourself doing pretty much everything else, it's now cool to share those bathroom moments when you're having a bit of down time and giving your hair/face some TLC.
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The thinking behind it? In today's frenetic world, a bit of mindfulness in the bathroom goes a long way, and you don't need to book into a fancy spa to feel good about yourself; DIY can be just as pleasing. Therefore taking some time to turn your morning shower or your weekend face masque into something that bit more special and indulgent can only be good for your health (and your pores). However, this is just Stage One. The next step is to up the selfie potential by bringing in some artillery to up your game. On-trend minimal candle just out of shot? Check. Is the leaf of a succulent butting it's way into the corner of your set up? Of course. Bonus points if you're wearing a slinky robe, but equally we admire your bravado if you're donning your favourite onesie.
And the sales figures are speaking for themselves. According to global fashion search platform, Lyst, sales of designer towels are up 21 per cent compared to last year and Ireland is one of the biggest countries to engage with the trend. The results also revealed that there had been 5,000 searches for bathrobes over the period of four weeks in Ireland alone. (Does this mean we just love a good old pyjama sesh? Most likely.)
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Obviously we are fans of a bit of indulgence here at Irish Tatler so we'll be taking our cues from Rihanna's Vogue Paris cover last December, and the Man Repeller who both rock this look with relish. A word to the wise: just make sure you've put out the good show towel, otherwise it's (selfie) game over.
Fancy taking the bathleisure trend on tour? Read our guide to Ireland's top spas here.