I’m in a bit of a mood today: “light”, “youthful”, “vivacious”. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s somewhere in that zip code. All I know is that I wanted my outfit to reflect a sense of “fun”, because sometimes—oftentimes—we’ve gotta create our own levity despite the circumstances around us. And that’s what I love so much about fashion: it’s totally possible to reflect outward what we’re feeling on the inside. And it doesn’t take much: I want to show you how a simple pair of Adidas shoes add levity to your outfits and give you that feeling of “youthfulness” I’m feeling.
Yesterday on the blog, we talked about the essential tops every woman should have in their wardrobe. I wanted to show some of those essentials in action today: I’ve taken a simple green button-down (old, similar J. Crew) and layered it with a black turtleneck (Banana Republic) for a classic wintry look. I paired the tops with a pair of cropped boyfriend jeans for a simple, casual feel.
The neutrals of the turtleneck and button-down serve as the perfect backdrop for my Adidas Superstars—a pair I’ve featured on the blog many times. The Superstars launched in 1969. They’ve gone through many iterations but have remained the same at their core. Some true staying power, making them an iconic classic.
Given the state of, well, everything, I wanted to inject a little levity into my outfit today. So, I rolled up my sleeves, tied off my shirt, and threw on a pair of sneakers. It’s amazing how a single pair of shoes can change the entire dynamics of your outfit. Just goes to show you how easy it is to dress an outfit down or back up again.
Imagine the different feelings you could create with this outfit alone by swapping out the Adidas for a pair of boots or a pair of flats? Goes to show you how little it takes to get that extra mile out of your existing wardrobe.
A quick daily style tip: try rolling up your sleeves today to draw attention upward. Stand up straight to get that little bit of extra length in your spine. Take a moment to concentrate on your breathing, and imagine those breaths filling the spaces between your spine. Take that added strength and confidence and use it to face your day.