Sneaker’tack

sneakertackThe sneakers are taking over! The sneakers are taking over!

Tis the season to break out the sneakers, and show some ankle ;). And when I say sneakers I’m talking anything from New Balance to Toms. Yeah, I said Toms! Listen, a sneaker is defined as a high or low shoe, usually of fabrics such as canvas, with a rubber or synthetic sole. So yeah, Toms are included. 


Remember back in the day when business women would wear sneakers with their suits to work and then change into their pumps to wear at the office and to meetings? Well consider this history repeating itself, but in a cooler way. Like, maybe the blazer, but, no suits (no disrespect to suits because you could rock some cool sneaks with a suit if you needed to). 


Be sure to get a sneaker that adds a little zing to your outfit to make it more fun and make your feet more comfortable. You’ll definitely have a little more pep in your step and then you can cross this sneaker trend off your list. 
Later!
-L

I used a J.Crew suit blazer to class up a simple white, American Apparel v-neck tee, and khakis with a thin braided belt from Scotch and Soda. Oops and I almost forgot my chains.

I used a J.Crew suit blazer to class up a simple white, American Apparel v-neck tee, and khakis with a thin braided belt from Scotch and Soda. Oops! and I almost forgot my chains.

I actually got these sneakers from the Boys Department at H&M. I liked the pop of color, and I found my size. You know the old saying, "if the shoe fits, wear it!"

I actually got these sneakers from the Boys Department at H&M. I liked the pop of color, and I found my size! You know the old saying, “if the shoe fits, wear it!”

If I had a meeting at work, really depending on my mood and the type of meeting (Internal Design Review = sneakers, Presenting to Buyer = Booties), I would change in to these booties, to look a little more dressed up.

If I had a meeting at work, really depending on my mood and the type of meeting (Internal Design Review = sneakers, Presenting to Buyer = Booties), I would change my sneakers to these booties, to look a little more dressed up.

I love this chain bundle that I bought from American Eagle a few seasons back. It instantly gives any outfit a bit of attitude.

I love this chain bundle that I bought from American Eagle a few seasons back. It instantly gives any outfit a bit of attitude.

Redenim Song

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Who can resist some good denim items that can be dressed up or dressed down? Not I, as you can see from the picture above. I am so glad that this denim trend is alive and kicking. Here are a few items that you must have this season to wear this trend and wear it well.

Chambray shirts – these are a cool way to layer, especially when the weather really starts to get nice. It’s kind of like the new denim jacket.

Overalls – Yes, they’re back. After a few years of sneaking around town, it is now safe to sport some overalls again. Don’t be scared to rock them 90’s style with 1 buckle undone. What? They’re overalls, and it’s not that serious ;).

Denim jackets – If you don’t have one of these already, it’s cool, no judgement, but umm…go get one. The denim jacket is a statement item no matter what year it is. Just make sure you get the right fit and the right wash (medium or dark wash are pretty classic).

Also, don’t be afraid to wear denim with denim. Growing up I used to hear that it was a no-no to do that, but now it’s a yes-yes. So how ever you want to wear it and whatever pieces you decide to purchase to represent it, make sure to add some denim to your wardrobe and check this trend off your list.

Later!

-L

Try overalls with a skinnier leg, which is an updated cut for overalls. Pair it with some booties to help you look taller.

For overalls, try an updated cut with a skinnier leg, and pair it with some booties to help elongate your legs. The key to wearing denim with denim is to not try to match the denim exactly. Try to have 1 piece a shade or so lighter and 1 a shade or so darker.

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Add a statement necklace to to dress up any outfit.

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Don’t forget your Unbag! Natural or white canvas can go with any color.

 

Overalls and Chambray shirt – H&M

Statement Necklace – Loft

Booties – Zara

The Unbag – a gift from Paris (the city, not the person)

 

The Unbag

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I have much respect for the people who can save and spend a pretty penny on bags, but…I ain’t the one. Thank God for the latest trend of The Unbag. You’ve seen these around, and they are about to start taking over. They’re canvas, nondescript, but still holds all your stuff (who would have thought!) I’ve been sporting my bag for like the past 6 months, and I’ve been seeing them emerge more and more. I personally like the plain bags, but there are some bags that have phrases, graphics, and prints. Whatever it is, I put this one on the list because I love the idea of a white or natural color, canvas bag that is neutral enough to go with every outfit and can carry all your stuff, especially if you’re sneaking in your iced chai into a matinée movie 🙂 (btw that’s completely hypothetical of course). Anyway, grab yourself an Unbag and cross this one off your list. Later! -L

 

 

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