Along with the new fall season, I have been coming up with new ideas for Designing From My Closet. One of them being new series. Last week I wrote my first post for the new “Outfit Formula” series and today I am sharing my first of another series I want to begin called “Out of My Comfort Zone”. This new series of blogs will highlight a certain new style that is a little different than my norm. I believe that as women, our personal styles are constantly changing and I can for sure see that in myself. Even as I look back at past posts, I can tell how my style has evolved. I also hope that these posts will encourage you to always explore new styles. It does not mean you have to keep buying new things, just perhaps one item and reinventing what you already have, like I am doing today. There are now certain styles that once used to not appeal to me, that now are on my radar. One style that has been intriguing me lately has been sporty. Follow along as I show you my new found love with my look I have dubbed ‘Sporty Spice’.
After seeing an Instagram post of a gorgeous display at Bloomingdale’s with mannequins donning bomber jackets, embellished and bedazzled tees, joggers, and tennis shoes, I was so ready to take on this out-of-my-comfort-zone style. Believe it or not, I only got one new item to complete this look and everything else was already in my wardrobe, I just never thought of pairing them together prior to this. The sporty look is a mixture of street casual and luxe fabrics. Sneakers are a must for this look and I have been wearing my white ones for a while, so I was pleased to incorporate them into this outfit.
A pair of heathered gray joggers I got last season from Target have never been worn outside of lounging around in the house, well that and to going to the hospital to have hip surgery earlier this year. As a cue from the inspiration IG picture, I pushed up the hemline to capri length.
My one purchase for this look was a $5 gold sequined tank that I picked up at the Working Wardrobes Outlet in Huntington Beach (read my feature post on them here). To me, this was totally worth taking a risk on and I love the look with my chambray bomber jacket layered over top it. My Sylca Designs cubed necklace gives a great modern edge to the look and is always a showstopper every time I wear it.
My sporty spice outfit is complete with my brown Coach handbag…the perfect mix of street and luxe.
I love how this outfit turned out and I was amazed how chic it was along with being ultra comfy.
Does your style evolve? Do you find yourself trying new styles or do you always stick to the same?
Today’s Postivity Note
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. -Max DePree