ACCESSORIES REPORT: Keep Calm and Wear Sneakers

Accessories Report

It’s getting to that time in the semester when stress is running high and we are all juggling a million different things. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how to keep a level head amidst the chaos. I’ve come to the conclusion that even if the circumstances are negative it is still possible to stay calm. I think that if we remember to stay positive and keep moving forward peace becomes an inevitable part of our lives.

One way to express that inner peace is by keeping it casual with your wardrobe. My favorite accessory piece when I want to keep my feet grounded are sneakers because they are comfy and compatible with so many things in my wardrobe. I spotted this Fashionista casually walking to class in her classic lace-up sneakers. The white color of her shoes is a calming color and it contrasts nicely with her monochromatic outfit.  Also since the denim jeans and cotton jacket are casual pieces, the laid-back shoes are a perfect match. The other accessory I noticed was her durable and beautifully designed brown leather handbag. It is the perfect finishing piece to complement her outfit and to keep her life organized and calm.

You have enough stresses enough in your life, so finding the right shoes does not need to be one of them. If you like the classic style of sneakers like this Fashionista wears then a good style to try is the Jack Purcell Converse sneaker which can be found at Zappos. This shoe’s design has five stars in its review and has been made in the same fit since 1930, so it has a vintage feel to it. It’s made of canvas and has a rubber insole so it is also comfortable and wearable. It comes in a variety of colors, too. If white is not your favorite, you’ll be sure to find one you like.

Once you’ve bought a pair of sneakers, adding them to your wardrobe is simple. Lace-up sneakers look great with a pair of relaxed boyfriend fit jeans like this Fashionista wears. However, you could also pair them with skinny jeans, or mix it up and keep it playful by pairing it with a shorter skirt. To finish off your look with serenity, I recommend purchasing a beautiful leather tote with damask detailing in either brown or red at ShopStyle. It will go with anything that you wear your sneakers with and its organization capabilities will keep you sane as we reach the end of the semester.

My challenge for you this semester is not to be burdened with all that you have to do or what is going on your life. Instead of looking at all the chaos, focus on being calm and keep it casual in a classic pair of sneakers.

Spotted: In Jonathan Simkhai’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, he paired sneakers with pants and skirts to complement his tomboy and quirky designs.

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