STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Iconic Sneaker

The revival of leggings in the late 2000s surged demand for comfortable, yet stylish, fitness clothing. That surge gave birth to the athleisure trend. Athleisure blurs the lines between fitness apparel and everyday clothing. Activewear is finding its way outside the gym and into offices, classrooms and everywhere in-between. It has been the trend for a quite some time now, but it is never too late to join this stylish movement. I love the ability to mix comfort and style, and so does this Fashionista.

The plethora of options in fitness clothing and accessories makes this trend easy to incorporate into most looks. Major fashion houses are even getting into the “sporty-chic” arena, including Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton. It is imperative when creating an outfit using activewear to assemble the look around one fundamental piece. This way you avoid looking like you just walked out of the gym.

This Fashionista chose to stick to a classic sneaker. White Converse sneakers were her fundamental fitness piece. Parallel to the colorful sneaker trend, minimalistic sneakers are making a comeback. Most people do not know that Converse originally got its fame in 1917 when they introduced their Converse All-Stars basketball shoe. Today, they have become a pop cultural phenomenon. This Fashionista decided to dress her high-top sneakers with a pair of light wash, ripped jeans. She added an earth tone T-shirt and a leather jacket to complete the look. Delicately layered necklaces added a personal touch. Her striped backpack incorporated the color of her T-shirt and elements of her leather jacket into one piece and pulled the outfit together.

What is YOUR STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I’m more of a simple kind of dresser, but I like to put things together that make my outfits pop, whether it is my shoes, my jacket or even my hair. So for this style, I wore the ripped jeans and the leather jacket to make the whole outfit go along with my simple everyday accessories. So it’s both casual and comfy, and still looks good!”