I love leather. It’s got to be one of my favorite materials. It can take something simple and turn it into something magical. It’s that stand out fabric that doesn’t have to try that hard. It takes little accessorizing or thinking about what to wear with it because leather and a simple tee is all you need to be a model off duty. And boy do I miss it. It’s hot hot hot here in California, but I’m dreaming of cozying up to my leather pieces. So I decided to bust them out before the weather has cool and give them a spin that’ll work with the heat. Pairing a boho-feeling, white blouse with my leather mini and some slip-ons creates a perfect ensemble for this time of fashion transition.
What I’m Wearing
Skirt: Forever 21
These pants though; what a seriously good Forever 21 find. Soft, silky material, comfy fit, and an up-and-coming pant trend, these babies have everything I could ask for and more in something that covers my gams. I’m obsessed and hopefully you are too; this is the first feature of these pants and Manic and definitely not the last. Don’t worry – variations and creativity to come.
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Superga X The Man Repeller
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelets: Alex and Ani
Myth: You cannot wear athletic shoes with your everyday outfits. It’s true – we’re obsessed. Something about the combination just screams cool-girl style. And to be completely honest, we want it, so we ordered some for ourselves just a little while after being inspired by all the fashionistas, bloggers, celebrities, and editors running around in their Nikes and New Balances this year at NYFW. We don’t really like the whole running thing, but we love the idea of it so we’ll wear the shoes and pretend like we’ve actually been to the gym in the last year (or so…).
Looking to try out this trend? Keep a few things in mind. First of all, go for athletic looking sneaker that are still stylish like these shown in the pictures below. Keep the rest of your outfit very polished and sleek. Try tailored boyfriend jeans with a gorgeous blouse or pair them with an always-feminine skirt. Check out some inspiration below from fashionistas currently wearing the trend and outfits styled by Manic.