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THE SWITCH UP | OOTD by EUREKA CALHOUN

Happy Hump Day!  If there is one word to describe my current style choices, it's COMFORT!  Working a full time job along with entrepreneurship has left a lot less time for everything else in my life. I avoid anything that distracts me from focusing on what's important.  Zero fuss is the name of the game, so as of late I gravitate towards real, beautiful clothes that I can live and work in. Versatility and comfort are increasingly important factors for my personal style and my rule of thumb is to wear an ensemble that will survive the entire day.

Which is why it's no surprise that when it comes to the dos and don'ts of getting dressed, the women who inspire my style have one thing in common: They choose comfort and versatility when picking out their outfit.  Whether you’re simply not the killer heels type of girl or you’re looking for some fresh outfit inspiration, I'm here to prove a great outfit doesn't require a pair of heels.  I'm always on the hunt for a modern tuxedo blazer so you can image my excitement when I stumble onto this gem from Nordstrom Rack.......which never disappoints!  I paired a staple turtleneck sweater, with timeless cigarette pants from my fav Banana Republic .  And completed the look with the star of the show, a pair of classic, clean and modern adidas sneaker.

Photographer:   Aaron J. Velasquez  

Photographer:  Aaron J. Velasquez 

tuxedo blazer:  aBS by allen schwartz (sold out) Similar | Turtleneck: seen here  | Cigarette pants: banana republic (sold out) similar | Adidas sneakers: purchase here  | Shades: Prada (sold out) similar | Clutch:  Seen here  |  Earrings: (Thrifted)  | lipstick:  L'oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss Purchase here

The cross pollination of style and sport has been a favorite at the street level for quite some time. Now the fashion elite is making comfy kicks look cooler than ever. Check out some of my favorite looks below. 

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Sneakers paired with upscale ensembles will not go out style anytime soon. Do you plan to take a cue from the notable street style stylistas and inject a little comfort into your wardrobe this season?

Until next time with love, 

Eureka

THE ART OF SPORTY CHIC | WOMEN EDITION by EUREKA CALHOUN

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Forget tight dresses and stuffy fabrics and embrace an unexpected "Sporty Chic" element!  Don’t be thrown, these sporty looks are very feminine, the key is to match pretty with active. This style is about stepping outside the box and pairing cute loose silhouettes with cropped jackets, ball caps, and a fresh pair of kicks (sneakers). The look will definitely set you apart from the masses.  Softer color hues and fabrics can also bridge the gap between the sporty and sophisticated. The results are the perfect combination of feminine and comfort!!!

BASEBALL CAP

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The baseball cap is the easiest way to pull off the sporty chic look – not to mention the best way to hide a bad hair day!!!

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VARSITY JACKET

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The quickest way to go from casual to sporty chic is to throw on a sports jacket. Style with a pair of jean or skirt a varsity jacket and baseball cap is one of  my favorite staples for the fall. 

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SWEATSHIRT

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Not a fan of varsity jackets…..designer’s sweatshirts is the new hotness. The sweatshirt had a huge comeback last fall, which also happens to be a great transitional piece from winter to spring.

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ATHLETIC SPORT BRA

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What's amazing is that timeless pieces may consists of a variety of sports bras depending on your lifestyle. So why not incorporate this element into your everyday ensembles. Tip:  The sports bra can be pulled down to "cover" if need be (if you catch my drift).  

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SWEAT & TRACK PANTS

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Sweatpants and or track pants are excellent options for the sporty chic element.  To make these relaxed pants look a little more chic, pair them with a luxe fur and or cute pair of pumps to complete the outfit.  

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SNEAKERS

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With sporty chic, you should almost always wear a pair of sneakers. Well now you can have your cake and eat it, too, with a feminine chic skirt or dress and sneakers that completes the sporty trend in two simple steps. 

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ATHLETIC SOCKS

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A great opportunity is offered with the addition of athletic socks, to add bright and fresh pointed heels, platforms, and or  strappy sandals, in any color is the order of the day when it comes to footwear.

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Sporty chic is the perfect cheat for lazy day dressing. You don't have a think a whole lot. Just grab your joggers or your track pants and top it off with your t-shirt or your favorite sports team jersey. Pull it all together with some pointy-toe heels and that way you'll still have those feminine elements and touches!!!

TIP:  For those who are not used to this look, start with accessories like a simple hat, colourful duffel bag, or sporty watch to add a touch of sporty to any outfit.

Now the ball is in your court!  How will you style this athletic inspired trend?    

1 ❤️ Velvet Lope