Top 10 October Staff Favorites

Meet The Rank & Style-Approved Products Our Team Is Loving This Month

Meet The Rank & Style-Approved Products Our Team Is Loving This Month

Welcome to Staff Favorites, a series where we take a break from the usual and share the products that we, the Rank & Style team, wholeheartedly recommend. Ahead, we’re giving you a peek at the 10 Rank & Style-approved finds we've recently bought and loved, plus why you should buy them too.

We'll choose online shopping over in-person shopping any day (obviously—look at us), but we won't deny the fact that making virtual purchases comes with its downsides. Will it fit well? Will the color look as good IRL as it does on my MacBook? Will it be comfortable? Luckily, that's exactly why Rank & Style exists. We scour the web for the good stuff so you're only left with the best of the best, never having to question whether you really should click that buy button.

Here to take things a step further, we're bringing you a roundup of finds that have not only already been approved by our brilliant algorithm, but also have the approval of our staff members who bought and loved them this month. Ahead, you'll find fall-ready wardrobe pieces like beautiful knits, sleek boots, and flattering jeans, as well as beauty staples like skin-perfecting foundations, affordable mascaras, and more.

So without further ado, scroll on to shop the Rank & Style-approved finds we're loving right now and get your hands on some of them for yourself.

 Next up, check out our current favorite finds from AmazonOpening image: everlane.com

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October 20, 2021

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Everlane The ReNew Anorak
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Everlane The ReNew Anorak

STAFF SAYS: "This morning, I woke up to a rainy day forecast, which reminded me I needed a new rain jacket. (Ugh.) Then I remembered we recently ranked the best rain jackets on the internet and decided I would check out that list to see if I would want to buy one. It did not disappoint. I had a hard time deciding between two options but ultimately landed on the Everlane anorak. It's simple, lightweight, under $100, and is backed by some pretty awesome reviews. Very excited for this purchase and can't wait till it gets in."—Meredith Rimmer, Director of Editorial and Brand

Free Assembly 90's Original Straight Denim Jeans

STAFF SAYS: "I have been on the hunt for some '90s-fit jeans. This pair was sitting around our office, and I fell in love when I tried them on. The quality and fit are so good. They are only $27, so I tell everyone to run and try them!"—Taylor DeBaylo, Site Merchandising & Affiliate Manager

L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening 2 Step Mascara

STAFF SAYS: "After using this tubing mascara, I will never go back to a regular one. Thanks to this affordable drugstore pick, I never have dark smudges under my eyes. The best part is it's super easy to remove with a little warm water, but it still stays on when you need it to!"—Georgia Jones, Site Merchandising Assistant

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast

STAFF SAYS: "I am obsessed with this dry texturizing spray! It adds instant volume and is especially helpful on my bad hair days."—Jamie Chandlee, CEO

Vuori Rib Studio Short

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Vuori Rib Studio Short


175 User Reviews


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Best Ribbed Biker Shorts

WHY PEOPLE LOVE THEM: The ribbed waistband and and no side seams give these biker shorts the mobility and support for high performance activities. And because they're super stretchy and have a no-slip legging fit they are ideal for both working out and lounging. 

NEED TO KNOW: Vuori's Rib Studio Short is made with the brand's BreatheInterlock fabric that provides smoothing coverage and an airbrush finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

STAFF SAYS: "I've been looking for a new face foundation that is super lightweight and glowy. R&S always raves about Charlotte Tilbury, and I've seen it all over TikTok, so I can't wait to give it a try!"—Molly Parken, Marketing Associate

Madewell The Citywalk Lugsole Chelsea Boot In Leather

STAFF SAYS: "I just bought these Madewell booties and love them. I wanted a pair of lug sole boots, but I didn't want them to be too clunky. These are perfect, and I know I'll get a lot of use out of them through winter."—Taylor DeBaylo, Site Merchandising & Affiliate Manager

Dermalogica Microfoliant Exfoliator

STAFF SAYS: "I was looking for a weekly exfoliator and recently gave this Dermalogica product a try. I love that it is a chemical and physical exfoliator in one. My skin glows after each use!" —Beth Zerdecki, CMO

Everlane The Felted Merino Half-Zip Sweater

STAFF SAYS: "I have been a huge fan of half-zip sweaters recently and absolutely fell in love with this one from Everlane. It comes in the most lovely fall colors and is perfect for everyday wear! I throw it on with my workout shorts to run some errands or pair it with boyfriend jeans and a tee for a day at the office." —Taylor Reagan, Integrated Marketing Manager

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation

STAFF SAYS: "My skin has changed over the past few years, and I was long overdue for a foundation update. I like makeup that feels lightweight but covers well, which can be hard to find. I've seen so many makeup artists rave about this formula and when I saw that it was ranked #1 on our foundation list, I knew I had to try. I am officially obsessed!"—Kate Ferris, Associate Editor

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