It’s almost time for the New Year and with the turning of the page in your calendar comes a desire to freshen things up. Whether we’re talking about your attitude, your diet, your hairstyle, your career, or your closet, implementing just a tiny bit of newness can make you feel like a different person. London and I did a little shopping to amp up our closets, and we both decided to fuse some sportier pieces into our wardrobes.
The people have spoken and comfort in fashion is now a priority. Fashion sneaks are everywhere, denim is rarely sold without stretch, and athleisure is a category all its own. When it comes to the sporty trend, I can talk the talk and walk the walk. Fun fact: I was a cheerleader, and I ran track and field for ten years. I used to get so pumped up about beating my best times, adrenaline running through my veins before and after the shotgun marked the start of the race. I’m girly, but I’ve definitely got a sporty streak. Today’s look conveys that, and my mini is in on it too. LS and I partnered with our friends at River Island to pull together looks that mix varsity vibes with fashion trends.
Varsity: My Look
I decided to mix a very feminine outfit with sporty outerwear and collegiate details. I chose to pair a knit tank top (similar) with this rock n’ roll mini skirt in a black and white checked print. This pattern has been everywhere this fall and I cannot get enough of it. I love the way this skirt has a little frill with an otherwise masculine pattern. In order to add a little sportiness, I threw a shiny black puffer jacket over the otherwise feminine silhouette. The sock bootie has also been a big trend recently, and I love this pair with a collegiate stripe detail. The blue and red stripes at the ankle make them look like an old-school pair of tube socks collided with a pair of posh booties. Sporty Spice has nothing on me.
Junior Varsity: London’s Look
I put LS in this burgundy sweatsuit fit for a kid who likes to lounge in style (shop sweatsuits). The color is perfect for winter and both the waistband of the pants and the sweatshirt sleeves have ruffle details. Now you guys, check out this color-blocked puffer jacket! I was so excited when I pulled this out of the box. I love the burgundy, white and coral color combination and the angled pattern makes it a little seventies. You can pair it with all sportswear pieces a la London, or with a simple white tee and wide leg pants. LS rounded out the look with a pair of sneakers so she could walk the streets in style..with my supervision of course.
Mixing fashion trends and sportswear pieces is a refreshing way to style an outfit. Don’t be afraid to blur the lines between athletic and artistic. There may be a rule book in sports, but there’s no rule book in fashion.
This post was sponsored by River Island, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Photography by George Elder