That Running Thing

Monday, April 8, 2013

















 

Photos by Emma Kwiatkowski
[sweatshirt: Victoria's Secret PINK, skirt: Free People, shoes: Nike, dangle earrings: Francesca's, stud earrings: Betsey Johnson, bangles: Alex & Ani, watch: Fossil, necklace: Piperlime]


Running shoes have officially entered the world of high fashion. This sporty new trend has been spotted everywhere from celebrities to runways and has really added a much needed appeal of general consumerism and comfort to couture fashion. Now it's suddenly cool and stylish to flaunt your most practical footwear (while still being completely on-trend) - who wouldn't want to jump on this bandwagon?  


I admit, it can be a daunting look to pull off. I found myself struggling with the challenge because I didn't want to look like I was headed to the gym, yet I also didn't want to appear to have forgotten my proper footwear at home. I wanted to come across as confident and that it wasn't a mistake that I was indeed wearing athletic shoes with a skirt

The key thing to remember when dressing for this trend is color. You want to match the colors in your shoe to the colors in your outfit - once you do that, you really can't go wrong! And of course there's always the option of opting for a neutral shoe (say black, gray, or white) and a colorful outfit or vice versa!   


55 comments:

  1. Running shoes come a long way. Apparently running shoes is not for running anymore, it is trendy and fashionable too. I like your outfit, it is comfortable and you look so cute and stylish. Great for school too.

    xo
    Sam
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  2. This look is so cute!!! :) your hair looks fantastic! xx

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  3. Love how you paired the shoes with a lot of accessories to balance it out! (:

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  4. You look great.Nice sweatshirt <3

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  5. Nice look!

    xx

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  6. Totally love this casual outfit! Who knew sneakers could be stylish! Love.

    xo, Yi-chia
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  7. Great look dear! Kisses.
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  8. I love the sweater darling!
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  9. comfort is key and running shoes aren't just functional anymore they are fashionable too. shoes don't always have to hurt our feet

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  10. I really need to get myself a gold watch! Adds something to every outfit!

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  11. I love the look! Running shoes are so comfy!
    Michelle

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  12. Adorable!!!!

    xx Marla

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  13. nice outfit :)
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  14. Love, love, love!!!

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  15. I am not really an athletic person, but i love this look!
    the stacked-on bracelets look super cool!

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  16. Your nails are awesome! ;p

    xxx

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  17. i love this look...very comfy and chic. :)

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  18. Hey pretty girl! Love your twist on this trend! Tennis shoes have definitely entered the world of high fashion! Love all your arm candy too!!

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  19. nice shirt!

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    xoxo

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  20. You look great. I love this trend. At least my feet won´t hurt. I need to buy a pair of running shoes anyway :-)

    xx

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  21. wow beautiful my dear!!!
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  22. I wasn't aware of this trend so thanks for letting me know! You look so cute!

    -Sharon
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  23. Lovely look :)

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  24. So super cute! I love that you dressed up the runners in this sweet look! The Victoria Secret sweatshirt is so fabulous! I think you styled this trend so perfectly! I liked your post on bloglovin!

    Rebecca
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  25. ooh love that your styled running shoes!! :D so cute with the denim skirt :)

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  26. Oh wow! You look so beautiful, dear Kathleen!! :)

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  27. You look so dashing in this outfit..!! so lovely..!!

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  28. I love your outfit! You looks absolutly wonderful! so pretty :) xoxo :*

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  29. Love your sweater.... I'm a HUGE pink fan! all of my gymwear is pink and VS... Cute look dear! love your mani too!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  30. I love all your accessories, especially the earrings.
    And it's nice to see another blogger with braces! Sisterhood of the Braces unite! :P

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  31. Wonderful and such a cute outfit.
    I wish I could wear something short, but it's sooo cold in germany. :-/

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  32. Great outfit!! So cute! :) I love your sweater!

    Kisses,

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  33. Hi dear !
    Thanks a lot for your lovely comment !!
    You look great !
    I really love your look and your pics !! (:

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  34. Can´t wait to see your new post. I still haven´t bought a pair of sneakers :)

    xx

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  35. You look so cute!

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  36. Cool sweater, babe! And the shoes are great too, I like seeing them on the streets, it's a fun trend.;)

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  38. I love this casual look! Great pairings with your accessories too!
    Have a great week!!
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  39. Amazing blog !
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  40. you look beautiful !!
    love the sweatshirt !
    xoxo

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    Love this casual style!

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  43. Such a great outfit! Love how you managed to put sneakers and make them look great with a girly touch, your style is always amazing!

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  44. Love how you paired all of this! You pulled it all together really well! I'll have to try this with my sneakers!

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