Sometimes the best outfit inspiration comes from unexpected places. Like your gym bag. We spend a lot of money on “athleisure” or “performance wear”…whatever you want to call them, whether you truly work out in your activewear or not (no judgement here). But why not get the most “bang for your buck” and style your activewear outside of the gym? Now, I’m not advocating for your standard yoga pants ensemble (we all know how to do that). Get creative with clothes you may ordinarily relegate to working out and you may just find an edgy, or unexpected compliment to an otherwise ordinary outfit!
If you caught Friday’s post, you saw this Brooks tee styled in a standard active look. But this glittering gold message deserves more attention than the audience on my morning run (especially since I’m an early runner!). To give the tee a bit more interested and some shape, I’ve knotted it at the waist – this could also be achieved with tucking. Then to take this look from morning workout into cocktail hour, I’ve added a bit of shimmer with a satin bomber jacket and some edgy accessories, all paired with a slimming pair of dark jeans. This look could easily have been worn with sneakers, but I’m keeping it more dressed-up here with a pair of heeled sandals (a bootie would have looked cool too). I consider this outfit a home RUN! (I couldn’t help it…)
A special thank you to Brooks for partnering with Kirsty and I to showcase their new fall collection. Be sure to check out Kirsty’s street style look over on her blog. And stay tuned, as we have also both fallen in love with Brooks’ fall heritage collection vintage sneakers…we’ll be sharing more as they hit stores in early fall.
Thanks for reading! ~Jenn
These fabulous photos were taken by Jessica Hogue