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Weekend Debrief: The 5 Most Popular Style Stories of The Week

* Affordable, stylish alternatives to the popular Lacoste polo shirt
* A new clothing collection inspired by The Simpsons
* Easy ways to clean out – and clear out – your skin at home

We all want to be saving money, but sometimes there are a couple things we just have to get our hands on. This week: we’re loving the new Simpsons clothing collection available exclusively at ASOS. It’s a fresh new way to show off your love with TV’s favorite family.

We’ve also found cheaper – but equally stylish – alternatives to the preppy Lacoste polo. While the Lacoste shirt is still a menswear classic, our picks definitely measure up as well. Shop smarter this weekend while feeling good about your purchase – and about yourself. Here’s what you need to know…

1. The Best Things To Get From The Simpsons x ASOS Collection

has remained one of the most the iconic TV shows of all time. While it rose to fame in the 90s, the show’s humor always remains relevant, and is so perfectly in tune with the meme age. This season’s ASOS x The Simpsons collab features cool nods to Matt Groening’s aesthetic on the show, with pieces ranging from swimsuits to printed shirts all marked by an overarching theme of 90s nostalgia. Here are our favorite exclusive items from the Simpsons x ASOS Design collaboration. Shop quickly because these limited-edition styles are sure to go fast.

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Shop The Simpsons x ASOS


2. The Best Charcoal Products To Clean Out Your Pores

Charcoal in skin care products is a trend that is not going away anytime soon and for good reason – charcoal is a powerful ingredient that works like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil, making it an ideal skin care match. In addition to absorbing toxins and pollutants, it is also known to help minimize pores, reduce excess oil from skin, helps prevent premature aging, fight acne and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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We already know about the popular charcoal pore strips, which remove blackheads, debris and other gunk from your nose. Below we have highlighted eight other skincare products from face masks to oil blotting tissues, containing activated charcoal that will keep your skin toxin-free and healthy looking.

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8 Charcoal Products To Help Clean Out Your Pores


3. 6 Affordable Alternatives to the Lacoste Polo

Lacoste is making a big comeback as the go-to polo shirt. Of course, Lacoste hasn’t really gone out of style since they started making crocodile embroidered tennis shirts back in 1933, but recently they’ve upped their game with modernized styles. One of their best new shirts is the iconic Paris polo style, which upgrades the classic shirt with a new hidden-button placket, softer fabric, and modern color options.

Although we’d all love a Lacoste polo (or three) in our closet, at almost $100, they’re not cheap. Luckily, we found some affordable alternatives to the Lacoste polo that provide the same classic look for less money.

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The Best Alternatives to the Lacoste Polo


4. The 7 Best Anti-Aging Products For Oily & Acne Prone Skin

No matter what you do, or how much you might want to, you cannot prevent yourself from getting older. But by using a range of specifically designed products, it is possible to lessen the effects of aging on the body and maintain fresher, younger looking skin.

These skin products, in particular, are tried and tested as tools to get you looking like your younger self again, even if you suffer from oily skin. They can improve and maintain your skin’s vibrancy while helping to clean up acne prone areas.

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The Best Anti-Aging Products For Oily and Acne-Prone Skin


5. The 4 Best At-Home Facial Kits That Rival In-Office Treatments

When it comes to skin care, sometimes getting to the dermatologist’s office can seem like an impossible feat and/or an over-indulgence. Whether it’s finding the time, money or courage, professional skin care treatments are not always within reach. However, with the technology available today, we now have access to advanced, at-home skin care products that rival those of in-office treatments. We have listed 4 of our favorite facial kits below that will give you professional-grade results in your own home and at your leisure.

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The Best At-Home Facial Kits