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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Sneak Attack

I cannot think of a trend more genius than “athleisure.” This sporty style that’s been hitting the catwalks and streets for the past several seasons makes comfortable clothes seriously stylish. Beyond being sinfully comfortable, pieces like athletic footwear add an effortless feel to any outfit. Even when paired with dressier pieces like skirts, sporty sneakers offer up an unexpected hint of coolness.

This Fashionista just gets the athleisure trend.  She mixes structured and girly pieces with a rad pair of sneakers for the perfect sporty statement. Not for the faint of (fashion) heart, this Fashionista’s graphic printed Nike high-tops are easily the first thing you’ll notice about her look. A closer peek at them reveals that the print is actually a take on the traditional black and white lined composition book.

To build a look around her statement sneakers, she plays with accompanying layers of black and white. She wears a cropped striped sweater over a lacy tunic for a classic yet feminine combination. For a hint of color, she tops it off with an army green parka to keep warm and cozy.

How To: While this look seems like a no-brainer, it really can be tricky to rock sneakers with your everyday outfits. Follow this Fashionista’s lead and go for a pair of sneakers in a cool or crazy print–think leopard or graphic. This way, your sneakers will take center stage and communicate the sporty feel you’re going for. From there, it’s easy: keep it simple with a pair of black tights or jeans, and go for casual layers on top. Game on, Fashionistas.