David Barton Talks: UnFashionable Drinks

David Barton Talks: UnFashionable Drinks

Models, A-list actors and the fashion forward all appear to kick start their day the same way…with a highly caffeinated drink to go. Here is the truth behind the drinks that have big status appeal but in the real world, lead to even bigger waistlines.

Don’t let the nutrition labels on diet sodas fool you. These drinks may have lower calories, but they are packed with artificial sweeteners that increase weight gain odds and over time are detrimental to your metabolism. Diet sodas give you the caffeine kick you need, but their secretly addicting sweet taste makes us crave more. Truly, the word “diet” isn’t a guilt-free pass to indulgence.

Let’s take a look at a Latte…iced, hot, chai, soy or skim, the Hollywood it-crowd can’t seem to get enough of this caffeinated carry-on. However, the bad news is, no matter what type of milk or artificial flavor you choose, most lattes contain more calories than an entire day’s worth of food. If these lattes weighed as much as the fat, sugar and dairy they include, stylish celebrities would inevitably choose a different, lighter accessory.

To keep up with a non-stop lifestyle, it’s all about the promise of non-stop energy through energy drinks. Although these cryptic potions may keep your energy on in the moment, the downside is that this high-caloric concoction is crammed with high fructose corn syrup and other equally unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients that go straight to your waistline.

While these drinks may make you look and feel cool today, they won’t help you LookBetterNaked tomorrow.

David Barton Talks: Gym Chic

David Barton Talks: Gym Chic

“It’s Not About Gym Clothes You Can Wear On the Street, but Street Clothes You Can Wear to the Gym”

You never know who you might run, squat or lunge into. Whether it’s Marc Jacobs, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna or your future husband/wife, be prepared in cool gym-wear in your quest to LookBetterNaked. Gym Chic is effortless and nonchalant, yet secretly contrived and deliberate. Here are my tips to pull it off…

For men, I have one rule: no high socks. Even worse? Work socks. If you forgot ankle socks, go for no socks. No excuses. If you’re the sneakers type, pair them with basketball shorts and throw on a cut-off shirt. Vintage tees are really cool and if you have the right body, a wife beater is even better. For the relaxed rugged gym look, and the look I wear best, throw on a vintage cut-off shirt and sweatpants, and slip on a pair of hiking boots with the laces loosely tied. If you’re the bandana type, rock a complete biker look or you’re setting yourself up for trouble.

For women, again, no high socks – show us your calves. The key to a truly sexy gym look is accessorizing. Pair tight rolled up sweatpants that show off your legs with amazing Chanel earrings. Take a casual off-the-shoulder sweater that covers up your “bad” parts but shows a peak of skin, pair it with your favorite leggings and add a cool headscarf. To be effortlessly gym chic, mix luxe and vintage, baggy and fitted. Finish the look with a funky pair of shoes, like converse sneakers.

Ultimately, the best gym look is a DavidBartonGym LookBetterNaked t-shirt. You should also love the way you look when the tee comes off.

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