Every now and again, a new trend hits the scene that manages to combine style and comfort in the best possible way. The latest of these trends to really tickle my fancy: athleisure.
It’s a little sporty, a little fancy, and a lot perfect. The combination of athletic pieces like baggy sweats & sneakers, with more luxurious fabrics, all topped off with some bling just speaks to my soul in a way that very few styles do.
These joggers from ASOS are probably among the most interesting pieces in my wardrobe right now. I mean, faux sweatshirt arms are both the strangest and best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Like, really though… they’re super weird, but I’m kind of obsessed.
Also, they are the perfect thing for rocking with a dressy, structured crop top as an unapologetic homage to the very apologetic 90s hoodie-around-the-waist style from my teens that I wore very strategically to hide my exposed belly from a society that didn’t approve of it, and that I hadn’t yet learned to just tell to fuck off.
The sweats, this gorgeous crop top, and soft jersey longline vest are the ultimate pieces for a little fall warmth and layered style.
Paired with my beloved gold chain necklace from Ready To Stare, hoop earrings, and these sexy nude sneakers from Aldo, this look is the definition of what athleisure is all about, with the added bonus of challenging societal beauty standards as well.
Athleisure may not be for everyone, but it is definitely one of my fave fall trends! It combines all of the things my fashion loving soul likes best, with the comfort of athletic wear. These days, there are very few things I value more when it comes to how I dress, than comfort that requires no sacrifice, or limitations on style, and athleisure is definitely the business!
Sweatpants, ASOS – here
Vest, Addition Elle – similar
Crop Top, ASOS – here
Necklace, Ready To Stare – here
Sneakers, Aldo – here
That WAS the question…
Whether you call them sneakers, trainers, or runners/running shoes (I’m looking at you, my fellow Canadians!) I have never really been a ‘sneakers’ kinda girl. Besides the fact that I hate closed in shoes, not to mention, my disdain for wearing socks, I’ve never found a pair that felt like, well… Me… Until I stumbled upon these Nike Roshe Run Sneakerboots, in none other than, the men’s section on ASOS.com.
Here’s a quick shoe size conversion table which may come in handy if, like me, you ever find yourself enamoured with a men’s shoe that you just can’t live without:
Sneakers, Asos – here
Well, life has been a bit busy over this past week. It’s funny, because as I type the very words, I’m trying hard to figure out exactly what I’ve been so busy with, and I’m at a loss. It was nothing out of the ordinary, I suppose… Just life. But regardless, until now, haven’t found the time to actually sit down and write – but I’m back! And it’s time to talk about a couple of great new additions to my closet! Yay!
We are seeing a whole lot of denim on denim this spring, and it can be very chic depending on how you work it. Even the hubby is now the proud owner of a denim shirt! But I’m not feeling bold enough to rock it, head to toe, just yet, so, this great, sheer, cream color blouse with denim trim, paired with these fantastic acid wash jeans, (both from Penningtons) which I’ve folded under for a faux cropped appearance, create the perfect compromise! I’ve accessorized with my new Obi leather belt from Igigi, color blocked flats from Payless and a cute cuff bracelet from Forever 21 for a chic, laid-back look that’s perfect for casual Friday!