Fashion

Mixing Sporty And Feminine Styles

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When I bought this bodysuit was planned on wearing it with highwasted jeans and white pumps. When I got this skirt I had no idea what I’d wear with it but I thought maybe a button up or a chambray shirt knotted. I started putting outfits together and I had a bunch of random clothes around and I saw this bodysuit near the skirt and it just clicked. I love mixing different styles together, think sporty and feminine or girly and edgy. I don’t often dress in feminine skirts but when I do I feel more myself adding a different element of style.
sporty and feminie style
Mixing sporty and feminie styles might be my favorite combo right now. The easiest way to mix these two style is to add one sporty element to an otherwise dressed up outfit like I did in this outfit by adding this Nike bodysuit to a skirt and heeled boots ($40 version and designer version). You can go the opposite route and add one dressed up item (maybe 2) to a sporty outfit like adding a blazer, heels or statement earrings to your favorite sports team shirt.   sporty and feminie style sporty and feminie style sporty and feminie style
You can see my other skirt looks here, here, here and here.  sporty and feminie style sporty and feminie style sporty and feminie style

The Breakdown:
Before I purchased this skirt I knew I wanted to wear these white boots with it. I wasn’t sure what top but was thinking of a cropped chambray shirt or maybe I could tie one in the front to make it more cropped. I don’t usually buy something if I can’t think of how I’m going to wear it but this skirt was such a great deal I bought it anyways and I’m happy I did. I love how this sporty bodysuit worked with this skirt.

Would you wear a feminine and sporty outfit?

bodysuit | Nike ‘Essential Bodysuit’ (in green)
skirt | H&M
shoes | Schutz ‘Aide Leather Stiletto Booties
earrings | Lover’s Tempo from Scout & Molly’s
bag | Studio 33 ‘Woke Shoulder Flap Bag

Live votre rêve!

Fashion

An Appropriate Office Party Outfit With 20twelve

Now that Thanksgiving is over I imagine your in boxes will be filling up with office party invitations. I don’t have a 9-5 job and will not be attending an “office party” but I will be attending a few holiday work parties. I wanted to focus this post for those who are in the office and need guidance on what to wear. I teamed up with 20twelve to showcase their beautiful clothing and accessories. 
 This outfit was a lot of fun to pick out. Since I don’t work in an office I was able to think about how I would dress if I did and what the office life is like these days. I used to work in an office and I had to wear black or brown slacks and a button up collared shirt, each day we had a different colored shirt too! I would love to know if the office still dresses like that (I hope not)! I didn’t have much to experiment during my office days but now my girlfriends who work in offices where the chicest outfits and they all seem to be pretty casual too. 
 This color, dainty earrings and large necklace are really not my style. This is a very feminine look but it is beautiful and it feels good to dress outside of your comfort zone every once in a while. 
 I personally prefer clutches if I think I may be uncomfortable in a situation. Holding on to your clutch give you something to do with your hands, grab a drink and you are all set. Now, if you are a social butterfly and plan on drinking, eating, mingling and shaking peoples hands, I suggest opting for a bag that has a delicate strap like this one so you can have your hands available. 

The Breakdown:
You most likely don’t wear jeans to work (unless it’s Friday) but some type of skirt, pant or a dress. After hours you can relax a bit more, personally and physically. But remember your boss, the boss’s boss and so on may be at the party so be appropriate. This pencil skirt is perfect for the office and even better for the holiday season because it is so detailed with the lace and ruffles. You could wear this skirt with a modern button up and blazer or go for a sweater in a fun color. Lately, I have been into mixing pink and navy together and love the combination of the two. I kept the outfit classic by pairing it with basic black pumps. If your office is more fashion forward or fashion accepting try a fun bootie like this pair. 
*sweater | Co ‘3/4 Cropped Sweater’ in rose (in white)
*skirt | Alexis ‘Jensine Lace Skirt’ (similar for less)
*clutch | Jerome Dreyfuss ‘Popoche Medium Pouch’ (similar)
*necklace | HML of Berlin (sold at 20twelve)
*earrings | Aureile Biedermann ‘Lily of the Valley Drop Earrings’ 
*bracelet | Wouters & Hendrix ‘Bracelet’ – 30% off! (ring version)
*all of these items are currently for sale at 20twleve.
Live votre rêve!
Once again 20twelve will be offering 10% off your holiday office style in store if you mention this post! Happy shopping!
Thank you 20twelve for providing your style for this post.