Miroslava Duma, Lacoste varsity jacket, Chanel bag
Fashion has been taking a sporty spin since last fall and it’s a trend that’s fun, comfy, and a bit tongue-in-cheek. Mixing stylish pieces with items usually saved for track and field can’t be taken too seriously and is a great counterpart to dressy pieces. I’ve collected some great shots this week, that all have a decided athletic touch.
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb
I adore Catherine’s blog, Not Dressed As Lamb for her spirit, style and masterful combinations. Her sporty Converse sneakers with neon laces, add a playful note to her already great outfit. See outfit details here and be sure to see what she’s wearing today too. She’s just wonderful.
TNT, with her DIY athletic pants, via Chictopia.com
TNT of FashionTNT, created her own sporty pants by adding DIY white panels to black pants and pairing them with a leather jacket and strappy heels. Brilliant and right on trend.
Isabel Marant Spring 2012 runway
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the full sporty glam collection at Isabel Marant Spring 2012, as it walked the runway last fall. Her collections are one of the current barometers of cool-girl chic and can be counted on to set off a new trend each season (next up: urban cowgirl for Fall 2012).
Photo: The Sartorialist, mini skirt with sneakers
This is one of my favorite pictures. Normally, you’d see this all black mini-skirt outfit with stilettos or even cute flats. She took it to a whole other level of cool and nonchalance, by wearing it with her colorfully-laced Nike shoes.
Hope these pictures inspire a new combo from your closet!
Vera Wang Lavendar Label Lafayette peep-toe ballet flat
If you’ve been holding out on buying a handbag or killer shoes for summer, now is the time to pick up good deals. Stores are selling through their summer stock to make way for pre-Fall and back-to-school items already. You’ll still have two-three more months of amazing warm weather, so click now to get what is rightly yours at a great price.
Bloomingdales has got a nice little sale happening and you can snatch up editor favorites by handbag designers like Be&D, Treesje, Rebecca Minkoff, Juicy, Michael Michael Kors, MARC by Marc Jacobs, Kooba, Linea Pelle, See by Chloe, Botkier and many more. If you haven’t picked up a pair of summer wedges yet, do it now (feel free to read my previous post on wedges). There are many great ones to choose from like some of my favorites by Pour La Victoire, Sam Edelman, Corso Como, Juicy Couture, and Frye. I threw in a pair of pretty flats (above) for those of us who need to walk a lot or run around after wee ones all day. You can wear these Vera Wang ballet flats straight into Fall 2010 and feel smart for saving money on them now.
Sam Edelman Kingston wedge
Michael Michael Kors Astor Braided bag
Happy deal hunting!
Photo: Style and the City
Great use of a jean jacket with his gray shirt and pants + Converse shoes.
Photo: Street Etiquette
The guys at StreetEtiquette.com are genius at putting together on-trend outfits; this time highlighting the vest /waistcoat.
Photo: Swagger 360
Love the pop of red topping off an already winning outfit. The sneakers bring it all home. He’s got swagger alright.
It’s the white jeans that inspired me to post this picture of Zeph, 20, who’s in the Top 25 Best Dressed Real Men for Esquire magazine. Vote for him or one of the other 25 semi-finalists here.
Summer Style for Men
My mind is like a circus sometimes…what, oh right, my husband says my mind is like a circus all the time. Well, he’s got a point there. In the midst of numerous ideas being juggled around in my head, fashion-wise I’ve been obsessing about wedges this season. It’s true, wedges have been on my mind ever since the first sign of Spring and this is a great time to buy a pair of wedges (if you’re in need). Designers are putting out both classic and seriously, fashion-forward styles this year, like this pair of Camilla Skovgaard wedges above. If you’re unsure how to style your wedges, you can wear them as a sturdy counterbalance to voluminous tops, wide-leg pants, maxi skirts and sweet, feminine dresses. They also look great with cropped pants, because the chunky heel visually slims your calves. Grab a pair for the upcoming holiday weekend and get ready for the compliments. Here are some favorites of the season:
House of Harlow 1960 Hudson wedge, $275
Kors Michael Kors Vail D’Orsay wedge, $195
WICKET leather-stitch wedges, Topshop $135
Pura Lopez suede wedge, $385
Pour La Victoire Tyra Laser, $295
Juicy Couture Wanda wedge, $250
Modern Vintage Nelly wedge, $248
Chloe Low-wedge, $550
If you are still hungry for more wedges, here are some links:
Kasi Woven wedge, Free People $148
Pour La Victoire Tarissa wedge, $290
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Annebeth in mini-print dress (photo: Chictopia)
Normally, I wouldn’t give two hoots about the prairie look. Growing up in the West, I’ve seen my fair share of prairie skirts with cowboy boots. That’s good and all for the ranch or a stock show, but let’s see if we can change it up. What I am loving right now, is taking a prairie or mini-floral print, and combining it with sturdy, modern accessories. Annebeth from Antwerpen, Belgium (above) showed us her prairie dress with rugged, black, work boots and an aged, brown, leather belt. She got it exactly right — farm girl meets urban hipster. The duality that you’re going for here are tough, leather counterparts to sweet floral or patchwork prints.
Another way to style it, is with a studded sandal + a chunky leather cuff. It’s a bit softer than Annebeth’s look, but still manages to show a dual personality. Sundance catalog is fantastic at pairing western looks with on-trend accessories. If you haven’t checked out their artisan jewelry or understated handbags, you should — it’s high-quality and unique.
Daisy skirt, Sundance $138
Malina sandals, Sundance $118
Tender and Tough Cuff, Sundance $150
And even more options for modern prairie (clockwise):
Marc Jacobs Shadow Prairie dress, $1710
Crochet Prairie skirt, Forever 21, $20
Antik Batik Printed Cotton dress, $110
Have a great one!