Mamas, have I the trend for you. We've talked about track pants ad naseum, but there is oh-so-much-more sporty joy in this world: stripey tees, comfy joggers, playground sneaks, and baseball hats eve-er-ee-where. My comfort-loving heart just wants to explode with joy.
Here's a few thoughts on sportin' the sporty duds….
Yay For Hat Head!
I mean really. Enough said, right? (And the selection of baseball hats right now is staggering.)
Rock Retro Sneaks
These might be the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. More comfortable even, than my big ugly running shoes. Retro sneaks like these look best with one other sporty element: a baseball hat, sleek black leggings(or silky track pants), a bodycon dress. Even a sharp blazer works with sneaks. There's a ton of visual inspiration on our Sneakers Pinterest board.
shirt: Elizabeth and James striped shirt….similar
shoes: Nike Air Vortex in blue
Really, ball inspired anything is big for Fall. I'm swapping out boring cardigans for a baseball-inspired jacket, but you could easily upgrade your basic tee to a football tee, try a color-blocked jersey or bust out your old varsity jacket. (Really!)
I prefer these pieces paired with something a bit more polished: a collared shirt like above, or perhaps a pencil skirt for work. Keep your footwear intentional: sneaks can work, but they should be cool, fashiony sneaks, not big 'ol runners. Even better? Ballet flats, oxfords, cool boots, mocs. In other words: REAL SHOES.
Someone wrote in asking about khaki pants. A jersey with a pair of khaki pants (rolled) and cool shoes would be spot-on. (This is on a loong list of outfits I didn't have time to try.)
shoes: Unmellow Yellow c/o Tieks
Don't Be Afraid To Dress It Up
I'm not a huge fan of head-to-toe sporty. You need a different element mixed into your outfit, lest you are confused with the coach. Unless, of course, you are the coach. Then that's cool. But maybe wear a whistle? You know…just to be clear.
In any case, because this mix is so crucial (yes, I'm rolling my eyes at the use of the word "crucial")…this trend is perfect for dressing up. Think stripes and lipstick, baseball hats and bling…and heels, of course.
Yup. Continuing on my quest to prove that leopard pumps go with everything. They've not been stymied yet!
jeans: AG Stevie
shoes: Aerosoles – similar "comfort pumps" in leopard
accessories: vintage bag, J.Crew belt, Stylemint sunnies, Stella & Dot earrings – similar
Heels and sweatpants can also be done. There are few times this actually makes sense (I mean seriously why??)…but it's included for the sake of argument.
top: St. James tee
shoes: Nine West
Incidentally, this is what I wore to my first chemo treatment. So…um…Yay? WTF I know. We're just so serious about style here at ANMJ. Even during chemo. [Snort]
(Which, incidentally, seriously kicked my ass. Whoa. But, uh…life goes on. THREE LEFT.)
ON THAT NOTE….let's end with a collage, shall we? Much better than discussing the fragile state of my digestive system. Blech.
Mamas, I'd love to see how you are wearing the Sporty trend this Fall. Shoot me a pic at aintnomomjeans (at) gmail (dot) com or just hashtag me (@shanachristine) as #ANMJ on Instagram.
MWAH! MIssed you!
ps. I'll give you guys more of an update on the whole chemo thing later. I'm just…drained. Thanks for the love and support over the last week. It makes such a difference. xoxox