Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Style Tip | It is time to Upgrade Your Tracksuit

If you grew up in the 90's I am sure you can recall the infamous velour or nylon tracksuit that was a popular fashion trend.  I rocked this look in college and even a couple of years after college...I know dreadful and I have the pictures to prove it.  

Fast forward to 2016, and you still see the velour + cotton w/sequin tracksuits with teenagers & college coeds that love the Victoria Secret Pink Collection.  However I am here to say if you are established in your business or career or on the way to building a professional brand, this should not be a staple in your wardrobe.  Matchy sweatsuits are perfectly fine if you are going to the gym or maybe even running errands on the weekends.  Anything other than that you should not be wearing a tracksuit on the regular basis.  

So what exactly are you suppose to wear on casual days instead of a track suit?  Joggers are a great alternative for casual style & its presents a more "pull together" casual look.  Joggers can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flat shoes or sandals.  

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Joggers can be worn on multiple occasions from brunch with friends to a night out with your significant other when dressed up.  

Image credit:  OpulentCouturierStyle.com Pants from Target.com

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This jogger jumpsuit is perfect for the office or a day of client meetings and can be worn in every season with just simply adding your favorite blazer or jacket to the look + a statement jewelry piece.

Image credit:  Ashley Stewart

I love these recent images of First Lady Michelle Obama rocking her joggers + a crisp white blouse.  This look screams polished, playful & professional all at the same time.  

image credit: The Verge

One of my favorite tips that I give when styling busy professionals is that you want your look both at the office & on the weekends to be a seamless transition.  You don't want to be stuffy Monday - Friday and then let you hair down on the weekends with your clothes.  There is a way to infuse your personality into your wardrobe by adding key pieces to boost your style.  Sure you may have to wear suits to the office but whose to say you can't add a patterned blouse, killer bag + heels?  Style first starts with an attitude of confidence and loving what you see when you look in the mirror.    

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