Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mixing Masculine and Feminine Pieces


Photos by AFM Photography

Skirt: Topshop
Jacket / Tank / Belt: H&M
Sunglasses: Unknown
Bag: Kenneth Cole
Shoes: Nike

When wearing sneakers with dresses and skirts became acceptable to the fashion world, I was ecstatic. Not only would this put an end to the constant struggle of choosing my least painful heels to wear with an outfit, but because I love mixing feminine pieces with more boyish pieces. The difference between the two can be really appealing and make for an interesting look if done right. My absolute favorite way to wear sneakers is with a very feminine skirt, like the one above. You would not usually pair the two together, but doing just that gives the outfit a fashionable twist. 

     I also think mixing them can make any outfit that is usually dressy much more casual. I love wearing skirts and dresses, but sometimes even a pair of flats can make them look like you’re going out to a fancy dinner, when you’re just going to the movies. By adding sneakers to an outfit, you can make it instantly appropriate for the most casual of gatherings. Being able to dress an outfit up or down with just a pair of shoes is one of the coolest things about fashion. 

     Finding the right pair of sneakers is extremely important as well. It is very easy to end up with a pair of sneakers that is only “pairable” with your workout attire. Some brands that can usually be paired with a variety of different outfits include Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, Nike or New Balance inspired 420 sneakers and most sneakers with a busy print or pattern on them. My personal favorites are the Stan Smith and Nike sneakers. 

What do you pair with your favorite pair of sneakers?

-Katie 

36 comments:

  1. Pretty look! Love the style

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  3. So beautiful! Love how you paired the shoes with the dress! Amazing look!
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  4. You pull this look off so beautiful!! The sneakers give it such a cool spunk and edge - love the photo of you next to the quote 'Be Weird!" Awesome!!! :)

    You really are someone I'd love to call a friend. You're such a free-spirit like me and it'd be so cool to meet you all one day! Sucks in South Africa because there are hardly any bloggers so no blogging conferences or get togethers - sometimes its like i'm the only blogger in the flipping country!Meh.

    Keep being weird! ;) x

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    1. Thank you Jade, that is so kind of you to say! I'm really glad you enjoyed this post. Ditto! It would be great if there was a worldwide blogger conference we could all fly to and meet one another. It would be amazing to meet you as well!

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  5. Awesome pictures and I love the shoes. Thanks for sharing and Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Monday to you as well, hope it was a good one!

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  7. This is exactly how I'll wear a white dress with denim jacket and cool kicks! Love this ensemble Katie so chic and stylish! :) xo~ Lena

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    1. Thank you Lena! I love mixing it up and sneakers are the perfect way to do it!

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  8. Great outfit, absolutely love how you played with feminine and masculine pieces!
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  11. absolutely fabulous. background ace, outfit ace!

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  12. The sneakers paired with this is great. With just a swap for a pair of pumps, it can instantly work for a night look too!
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    1. Great point! It could be transformed just as easily with a pair of heels!

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  13. wow this Outfit is simply amazing
    i love the skirt so much a perfect Outfit for spring
    and the blue wall in the Background is so cool <3

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