I'm a total sucker for an athletic look. When I'm at the gym, you can catch
me in my Lululemon striped headband, Under Armour bright pink top, and
black shorts. When I'm walking down the city streets, I'm wearing a tennis
skirt and vest made for running (iPod pockets inside and all) with a pair
of aztec print Keds. The athletic look has rocked the runway and mags like
Teen Vogue + Seventeen, who both featured models in editorials wearing
high fashion looks that are reminiscent of a sexy girl playing tennis, or
white shorts and a vest with Superga sneakers. There is a difference between
remaking the athletic trend and actually wearing your shorts and tank out
of the gym, which can easily be recreated with bold accessories and a
Don't over think the look
like I did. The skirt + vest were in my closet
for months, and I couldn't figure out the right way to pair them together.
Since these are pieces most likely only supposed to be worn to the gym,
going for crazy shoes or 5 different prints mixed together isn't going to give you
the results that are supposed to come from this look. If you wouldn't wear it
to the gym (give and take a little), don't wear the look altogether. Stay simple
and follow your heart.
When playing with the same color palette (white on white etc) it's so
necessary to put a really bright or bold color in to the mix so you don't
look 100% identical throughout. And why not mix things up a bit, it
Expect me to be wearing tennis skirts and running
vests with my Michael Kors watch many more times this summer.