Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Sporty Girly Outfit: Velvet Dress & Slip On Sneakers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What I’m Wearing:
Top: Three Dots
Dress: From Asia (similar here)
Shoes: Everlane
Bag: Kate Spade
Jacket: Zara (similar here)
Earrings: Mimilore (more affordable version here)
Watch: Anne Klein

Thanks for reading,

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19 responses to “Sporty Girly Outfit: Velvet Dress & Slip On Sneakers”

  1. Love this layered look 🙂

  2. ivana says:

    You are just amazing, the way you styled all of this items is perfect xo

  3. This look is so cute, I love all of the layering

  4. I really want you to be my stylist! I love how you piece everything together! You are indeed brilliant!
    xo Debbie |

  5. Kuleigh says:

    I’ve always wanted a slip dress but have never purchased one! I love your mix of colors, patterns, and styles in this look! It just works!

  6. Love this look! The colorful purse really adds some fun!!!

  7. Erin Fred says:

    That velvet dress is so unique!

  8. I love all the layers and the mismatch! You managed to pull it all together! Looks great!

  9. I love the velvet and stripes paired together! The sneakers add some sport to it.

    Amanda ||

  10. Lauren says:

    Love, love, love the stripes and velvet together! So classy!!


  11. Love all your layers! So cute!!

  12. Carrie says:

    I absolutely LOVE this!! I’m a huge fan of layering. I have so much fun with it. I love Summer and all, but my favorite season is Fall when I can layer my outfits. It really does extend your wardrobe.

  13. LOVE that velvet dress – so pretty

  14. I am a big fan of layering! Love that dress a lot.


  15. Wow how do you manage to make comfortable clothes look so fabulous!!! You look amazing babe and I love that slip dress//
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  16. Liz says:

    You do “cool girl” style like nobody’s business! This outfit is both beautiful and interesting. I so wish I could pull this off!!


  17. Jessica says:

    I love how you rocked different pieces that I didn’t would work, but you’ve shown that they do! What a fun styling idea!

    Jessica |

  18. Loving the pattern play in this outfit! Fab as always!!!

  19. andi says:

    I would NEVER think to put this together and yet, you have nailed it girl! Love this look!