Top: Zara Cullotes: Zara; similar here & here Shoes: Nike Air Max Thea; black leather or metallic navy blue Bag: C/O Coach Dinky Crossbody Bag
If you don’t know what “athleisure” means, it’s a new word that’s been created to mean the fusion of athletic wear and leisure wear. You can also think of it as styles that make your everyday wardrobe more sporty and athletic.
Now, this obviously doesn’t apply to the lawyers and business executives out there and their everyday outfits. But for the rest of us in the creative industry, sales and marketing, or smaller office where dresscode is more casual than business, you might be able to get by with it!
I love this trend with all my heart because this means I can AVOID HEELS. And today, I wanted to show you 2 ways to incorporate sneakers into office outfits!
It all comes down to two things – what kind of pants you’re wearing, and/or what accessories/top you are wearing to balance out the casualness.
1) The Pants Make or Break an Outfit Involving Sneakers
Generally speaking, you want to elongate your overall silhouette, so wear something that shows your lower leg. This means either culottes or crop trousers that are just a tidbit shorter than normal. See the two examples below:
Now you have the silhouette figured out, let’s talk about the top to wear with such a seemingly casual look.
2) Keep the color neutral & sleek cut that look more ‘business” than causal.
It’s quite simple – stick with either white or black! They always work. Lastly, pair the outfit with a simple handbag, you’re ready to head to work!
Lastly, I HAVE To brag a little bit about snatching these rose gold Nike Air Max Thea – they have been sold out EVERYWHERE and highly sought after. Honestly, my strategy was just regularly (by that I mean every day, sometimes a few times a day) check this Nordstrom page. Sometimes if you’re lucky, someone returns a pair and then all of a sudden you have available inventory… If not, these two pairs in different colors are JUST as gorgeous too!
Have you tried wearing sneakers to the office? How did it feel and would you do it again now that you know the template to make the look work?