Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly SimsWe’ve long looked to Molly Sims for her trendy know-how – remember her gig on House of Style? As it turns out, this supermodel, mom, and author is as into cotton as we are. And it only makes sense given her easy, Cali-cool aesthetic. Nothing says no-fuss, West Coast style more than airy looks that wear without a worry. To kick off our shared love for The Fabric of Our Lives®, Molly has pulled together her top picks, from fashion to home goods.

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly Sims“Cotton pants are a summer essential – they’re super breathable, so staying cool is a breeze.”

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly Sims“Dressing my two little ones is all about ease. Stylish cotton outfits you can pop in the wash? Sold.”

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly Sims“I love using a pop of color to liven things up. Experimenting with trends takes a tablescape from basic to ooh-la-la.”

Stay tuned for more from Molly over the next few months. In the meantime check out these and the rest of her faves in our Cotton Favorites Hand-Chosen by Molly Sims Boutique, which opens on Monday, July 13, at 3PM ET.

July 13, 2015

Temps are dropping and it’s time to swap out those summer sheets. We have the scoop on the cold season’s two top picks.

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Flannel
This fall, no more socks in bed to keep warm. That’s what flannel is for. This cool-weather favorite’s snug softness comes from loosely woven threads that are brushed on both sides. Poor insulation? Prefer cozy to crisp? Choose flannel. It requires no warming up. Crawl right in.

Wrinkle-Free
Cotton fabric can seemingly do it all, but keeping it wrinkle-free is anything but easy. Enter: synthetics. Woven with polyester, sheets effortlessly stay smooth (hello, 5-star-hotel aesthetic) without sacrificing warmth. So, even on chilly nights, your bed will be crisp, cool, finely pressed – and super cozy.

The Fall Sheet Turnover: Flannel, Sateen, & More Boutique opens Wednesday, September 18, at 3PM ET.

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September 18, 2013

Get the (cozy) lowdown on these covetable woven fibers. Then when the time comes to switch out those summer sheets, you’ll know just what to look for.

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Percale
A plain-weave fabric (one thread over, one thread under), percale feels identical on either side and is both firm and smooth with no gloss. It is medium weight and has a thread count of 200 or higher. The tight weave allows for durability, so it can withstand washing and resist warping. The favored fiber for percale? Cotton – it’s breathable, cool, and crisp for warm or transitional months.

Sateen
A fabric with a sateen weave has the luster and softness of satin, but is made from cotton instead of silk. The advantage? Sateen feels luxurious, without the price tag or laborious cleaning process of its sister fiber. Try it out when the temps drop. It’s breathable, but also insulating – warming with your body temperature faster than percale.

Our Sheets 101: Wrinkle-Resistant, Percale, & Sateen Boutique opens Monday, August 12, at 11AM ET.

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August 12, 2013