The #1 trending shoe for spring 2014 (drum-roll please…) is the SNEAKER! Yes, you heard right, an actual pair of running or training shoes. When? How? Why? Is this even possible, do we dare to actually be comfortable? Should I stop shaking my head to the commuters/and or tourists on the subway with terrible sneakers paired with the wrong outfit? Sneakers have now become acceptable for more outings then just the gym. Chanel & Karl put all of my thoughts into perspective when his Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection came down the runway. Even some of my favorite fashion bloggers The Man Repeller, Sincerely Jules, Song of Style, Peace Love & Shea and The Blonde Salad have eased me into the idea of finishing a fashionably chic outfit with a pair of sneakers. Now let’s not go crazy, there is actually an art of dressing with these kicks. The trick is to still look extremely put together, wear all of your normal accessories, and then add on the kicks for a final touch.
This look is all about the bright pink Nike Flex running shoes. They have a light mesh and mid-foot overlay with rubber soles. These kicks are extremely light weight and comfortable, better yet- cute enough to wear with a daytime outfit. I call it my "casually running to the mall" attire/errands around town. Nike has just released a summer style guide with a killer selection of sweet kicks. Lots of bold colors for spring, textures, patterns and mixed materials. Love it! You can even customize your colors and design.
These basic black leggings (I own about 50 pairs of them), graphic tank top, and green army vest are from Forever 21. I am about that "layering life" this spring. I put on a flowly white blouse with black leather trim from Fashion to Figure under the vest. The jeweled colorful statement necklace is by For Every Bella, I especially love this piece because you can wear it with a casual look, such as this one, or with a cocktail dress for an event. The rings and bracelets are from Freida Rothman's new spring arrivals. My kelly green and gold hardware satchel handbag is by Michael Kors. The black and gold oversized "Sophista Kata" sunnies are by Jimmy Swagg eyewear.
Rings/Bracelets: Freida Rothman
Do you dare to step out in your sneakers this week? (other then to the gym)
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