April 16, 2013

{STYLE} Unleashing My Inner Sporty Spice


As a contributing editor at Marie Claire, one of my favorite parts of the job is culling the entire market to determine what the trends will be for each season. There are fashion shows and presentations and market appointments and yummy luncheons with high powered publicists and the fact that its all part of my job is honestly some kind of dream. So, for the May issue (out now), I decided to focus on Sportif- inspired by the SS13 runways of Richard Chai and Ashish. Continue...

{OUTFIT}
Varsity Jacket via ebay. Leather mini skirt c/o ASOS Curve. White Satchel from Loeffler Randall. Striped Heels from Zara. Oversized watch c/o GUESS. Jewelry via Catbird, David Yurman, BaubleBar.




Most of my life I identified as some kind of athlete. Throughout high school I was a varsity swimmer and played on the water polo team, (tres California, tres tres lesbian - in spite of only, maybe, two other teammates coming out since). There were stints in volleyball (as a freshman, I had a crush on a senior who was on the team), and soccer (my dad and grandfather played professionally, so it was only fair I continued the family tradition... until I was 12). I was kick boxing for a minute and shooting hoops for at least a few years and spent most of my life active in a full court press. 

When I moved to New York and my life shifted more towards the runway than the track, my exercise routine shifted too - power walks and bike rides to commute and focused sessions with a trainer at the gym. I sometimes miss team sports - the camaraderie and competitiveness; the closest I get to a team sport these days are joining in the hustle and marathon that is fashion week, or more directly, getting on the elliptical machine next to my girlfriend, at RetroFitness. 

Still, the sportif trend struck a cord, and it has somehow become my personal uniform as of late. Go, team!

{SHOP THE LOOK}

10 comments:

  1. OMG this is just amazing! I am so digging that outfit! you make it look fab!

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  2. Love the jacket. I bought a similar one at Forever 21 last year and I'm very happy with it despite where I got it from. Oh and that bag is on my "to-buy" list! xo

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  3. Love the jacket. I bought a similar one at Forever 21 last year and I'm very happy with it despite where I got it from. Oh and that bag is on my "to-buy" list! xo

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  4. love this! I wore a similar look in MY most recent blog post with a leather skirt and varsity jacket too!

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  5. I'm in love with your shoes!!! fierce!

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  6. love this! so cute! if i wore skirts i would defs go for the same style :D

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  7. hahah you sound like me. I only played sports in order to chase boys. I actually volunteers as the basketball manager too...haha. But i love this I recently found one of these jackets too! I love it! I love the way to styled it!

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  8. Love the monochromatic colour scheme and the red lip. I used to wear varsity jackets back in high school so I don't know if I could do it all over again.

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  9. I just love you so much. Like, all the muches!

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