Style Spotlight – How to Style a Sweatsuit

Happy Monday Everyone!

It’s official, I am a sweatsuit convert. Pre quarantine I would NEVER have considered buying a sweatsuit. It’s not that I have anything against comfortable clothing, but I have always been more of a leggings girl and rocking a sweatsuit is something that I thought I had left behind in elementary school. But now after months of being in lockdown, the sweatsuit is my favourite item(s) of clothing in my wardrobe.

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I think that my reluctance to rock a sweatsuit pre-quarantine stems from the idea that it can look dowdy and sloppy but, as many fashion forward beauties have showcased via social media it’s actually quite the opposite. Sweatsuits are really easy to elevate to fabulous street style, and if you have been struggling with the dowdy vs. stylish dilemma of how to rock a sweatsuit this post is for you. Here are my favourite ways to upgrade a sweatsuit:

Accessorize Intelligently

There is no need to go overboard but elevating a your outfit with a few choice accessories is a great way to elevate your look. Adding a chunky necklace or a gorgeous bag is a great way to enhance your look with a touch of glamour. By accessorizing intelligently with a few accessories your entire look becomes thoughtful not just thrown together and sloppy.

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Add a Great Topper

I love how a sweatsuit looks when worn under a great wool coat. Whether the coat is plaid, solid, teddy, or puffer adding a coat over a sweatsuit make it looks styled, and the entire look deliberate even when paired with running shoes. I love a casual glam look and this is one of my favourites. Two of my favourite style inspiration stars Rosie Hunnington Whitely and Haley Bieber are queens at rocking this particular look. I especially enjoy the layered look when the top is a hoodie instead of a crewneck. You will frequently catch me rocking this look at the grocery store (it’s the only place we are currently able to venture out) as I am a true believer in practicing what I preach:)

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Footwear Matters

It turns out that sweatsuits look great with a wide range of footwear, from boots to sneakers and most in between. I love styling sweatsuits with boots as I feel like it elevates the overall look but sometimes you just need to throw on some sneakers and still look like a fashion superstar. I find that the best way to keep the look stylish is to create a little bit of space between the bottom of the sweatpants and the sneakers. This works by pulling your socks over the cuff of the sweatpants, if it’s warm enough show off a sliver of skin via your ankle or if your sweatpants has a thicker elastic cuff at the bottom keep it visible so that there is a slimmer line going into a chunkier shoe. This helps to keep the look sleek and not frumpy.

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Opt for a Sleeker Style

There is something very cool about dressy sweat pants, especially ones with pin tuck details. Pair it with a matching knit or sweatshirt. To keep things sleek, do a half tuck so that the entire look is more together.

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And there you have it – my favourite sweat suit looks and how I like to style them. Let me know what you think and how you like to style your sweatsuits in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by Stylishly Zen today, I hope that you have a beautiful and stylish day! XXS

Photo Credits: http://www.pinterest.com, @charlotteemilysanders, @rosiehw, @styleandthebeach

Trendspotting: Denim Skirts

Well the weather has finally warmed up considerably, and it is FINALLY time to pack up your winter clothes and pull out your summer wardrobe.  While I rarely wear dresses and skirts during the colder months, they become a staple for me once the temperatures start to rise. One of my favourite types of skirts to rock during the summer months has always been the denim skirt, but over the past few years it has fallen by the wayside as I haven’t found one that I like.  That is about to change. I am so excited to see denim skirts come back to the forefront of summer fashion staples, and I especially love the high low trend that many brands are currently showing.  Paired with a oversized collar shirt, t-shirt or long sleeves a denim skirt looks fabulous with so many closet basics, which makes it a great piece to rock for many different occasions.  Here are some of my favourite looks featuring the denim skirt:

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All images from http://www.pinterest.com

I hope that you have a fabulous day! XXS❤️

My Favourite Closet Staple

Hi Everyone!

according to the calendar it is finally spring, and while in reality the cold weather has decided to stick around a little longer (as I write this, it is currently pouring ice rain and snow is expected shortly) I am ready to start shedding a few layers of clothing.  Closet staples are a personal thing that depend on your lifestyle and fashion needs but there are a few key items that work in most people’s wardrobe – a white t-shirt and a well fitting pair of jeans are  perfect examples of this.  Then there is my favourite closet staple – a white dress shirt.  This key item has the ability to elevate any look that you may be rocking, be it classic, sexy, conservative or modern to name a few.  I prefer my dress shirts to be loose fitting so that I can easily half tuck it into jeans or dress pants.  Here are a few of my favourite looks featuring the white dress shirt:

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What is your favourite closet staple? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS

 

Street Style Favourites From Stockholm F/W 18 Fashion Week

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!  I hope that your 2018 is off to a fabulous start!  This past week was Stockholm F/W 2018 Fashion Week, and as alway there was some major street style fashion moments.  I love how fearless Scandinavian fashionistas are.  This season they paired their teddy bear coats with bright colours, stripes, checks and vinyl, confidentially demonstrating their incredible styling prowess.  Love it!  Here are some of my favourite looks from the past week:

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I hope that you have a fabulous day! XXS

‘Tis The Season To Sparkle and Shine

Aside from the fantastic food, one of my favourite things about the holiday season is the fabulous fashion.  Beautiful reds, glittering golds and shimmering sparkle suddenly become acceptable everyday attire during the festive season and I love it! While holiday dressing is not for the faint of heart, it is the perfect opportunity to have some fashionable fun and add something bold and fresh to your wardrobe.  Here is some festive fashion inspiration if you are still searching for the perfect holiday look:

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Photo credit: @shalicenoel, @darjabarannik, @ariviere, http://www.pinterest.com

I hope that you have a fabulous and fashionable holiday season! XXS