TGIF! It’s been such a busy week for me with events and I will admit that I am slightly hungover right now as I write this post. But I’ve been loving every second of being a full-time blogger, so I am very grateful and can’t complain. I thought this outfit was appropriate as we approach the weekend as it’s got a very laid-back, cool girl vibe. I decided to give this feminine velvet dress a bit of an edge and style it a little differently. Read on for my tips on how to put together a sporty girly outfit.
Style Tips for Putting Together a Sporty Girly Outfit
Layer, layer, layer – I’m sure you’re not surprised that this is my number one style tip considering the name of my blog. To transition a girly dress into a more sporty vibe, layer a crop top underneath. I recommend a crop top so that it doesn’t crease under your dress and looks seamless. Stripes are a great print to achieve a sporty vibe, plus they go with almost anything. The top I’m wearing is from Three Dots and it’s basically the perfect striped top as it works on its own and as a layering piece. P.S. it’s currently on sale for 40% off!
Wear Slip-On Sneakers – The oldest trick in the book, pair sneakers with a dress for an instant sporty chic look. Now not all sneakers look good with dresses, so do pay attention to the cut and style. I like a slip-on sneaker because it’s got that sporty feel but is more dressy than your average gym sneaker, and it pairs really well with fun socks.
Tie A Jacket Around Your Waist – Remember when this was a trend back in the 90’s? Well trends are meant to be brought back. Tying a jacket around your waist invokes that sense of effortless ease and on-the-go look, both of which contribute to a sporty vibe. To still keep girly elements, simply choose a feminine print like floral.
For the rest of my outfit, it’s all about coordinated colors and details. Notice that the color of my bag matches the color of my socks. Since there is so much going on in this outfit, using coordinated colors helps make all the elements come together. I completed the look with fun tassel earrings, a black watch and leather bracelet, and aviator sunglasses for a cool girl touch.