Edgy Athleisure | How to Wear Jogger Pants

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Shop the Look Below. Splendid Top c/o | Blanknyc Jacket | Splendid Pants c/o | Frye Sneakers | Henri Bendel Bag c/o (old, linking similar below) | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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Jogger pants: the pants you live in every. single. day. Don’t we? They’re the first thing you put on when you change out of your work (or school) clothes, toss them on in the morning to take the dogs out, make breakfast, get the mail etc. and, perhaps best of all, you spend your precious lazy Sunday in them—when you get one. If you’re still reading, then thank you because I’m glad I’m not alone on this. And if you’re not nodding your head, then maybe you need some jogger pants in your life. 😂🙈

I really can’t seem to have enough of this style because they truly get so much wear for me. I’m wearing the Splendid Essentials Field Jogger here. A lot of mine have seen better days and I probably shouldn’t be wearing in public, but it’s always nice to have a quality pair on-hand that will comfortably take you from the couch to a day of errands or even dinner. The key lies in making the look…intentional. Like you know you’re basically in pajamas but you still look good. If I throw mine on with a relaxed (read oversized) tee or sweatshirt, I tend to feel frumpy. And that’s definitely not the goal. So here, I added a fitted thermal top (also by Splendid and so. dang. soft) and layered with a faux leather jacket for a bit of edge but you could also do a denim jacket or military/anorak.

Slip on a pair of sneakers so you can actually wear this for a day on your feet and you’ll be looking cool, casual, effortless and, arguable most importantly,—comfortable!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and Sneakers

Shop the Look Below.  Nordstrom Rack Sweater  | Spanx Leggings  HERE  and  HERE  |  Nike Sneakers  last seen in stock and on sale  HERE  |  Madewell Jacket  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Nordstrom Rack Sweater | Spanx Leggings HERE and HERE | Nike Sneakers last seen in stock and on sale HERE | Madewell Jacket | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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*Sneaker Update as of 12/16/18—last seen in stock and on sale HERE.

I am now fully convinced every woman needs a pair of Spanx in her wardrobe. 💯Faux leather Spanx? 10 times cooler. This is my first pair and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long! I think we all know Spanx are meant to hold things in and, of course, they do just that. But I also love how they’re crazy comfortable and don’t flatten out your, um, other side—ok, your butt—and they’re even center-seam free which means no camel toe. 🙌🏼

Even if you’re not looking for tummy control and all that other fun stuff, a high-quality pair of faux leather/liquid/coated leggings is such a great wardrobe staple. Swap them out for your everyday leggings and they make any outfit look instantly cooler, elevated and edgy. But if edgy style isn’t quite your thing, they still look sleek and chic dressed up with pretty sweaters or blouses and heels this season or you can dress them down with sneakers, as I did here.

You can basically recreate this outfit a thousand times over. I went with a go-to white sweater (this one comes in a few colors and is on sale for $19.97) with this Madewell Surplus jacket tied around the waist, but any color sweater with a denim jacket or chambray shirt works just as well. Since these leggings are so flattering, you can even wear them with shorter tops.

For sizing reference, I’m normally a 25/26 in denim and I’m wearing the size small. I’m also 5’6” and they still have plenty of length but don’t look bad scrunched up a bit at the ankle. They do also come in PETITE! These will look great tucked into boots and booties, too!

I’ve gotten so many messages saying you guys snagged these Nike sneakers and I’m so glad to hear you’re loving them, too!! They’re still on sale for $60.97 and I can’t recommend them enough. They truly go with everything. These are true to Nike sizing!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Sleeveless Sweater, Denim Skirt and Sneakers

Shop the Look Below.  Madewell Sweater  c/o | Topshop Skirt old - similar  here  |  Keds Sneakers  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Chan Luu Scarf  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Madewell Sweater c/o | Topshop Skirt old - similar here | Keds Sneakers | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Chan Luu Scarf | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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There’s not much I love more than slipping on a pair of sneakers and still feeling put together. 💯 I always think one of the simplest ways to do this is by pairing simple easy white sneakers with a dress or skirt combo for something that feels casual yet effortless, polished and classic with the right amount of feminine. 

I went with a denim skirt for my go-to casual vibe and topped it with this Madewell sleeveless sweater (SO good!) for an easy summer to fall spin. Don't be afraid to go a little out of your comfort zone by trying a denim skirt with an asymmetrical silhouette like this one or look for a button-down feature for an easy way to update your look and add the right amount of interest.

I also added extra interest plus a pop of color to an otherwise neutral ensemble by double knotting a neckerchief around the handle of my bag. You could also tie it around your neck, knit it around your hair or wrap it around your wrist.  

What’s your favorite way to wear sneakers? As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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White Leather Keds Sneakers

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Dressing for comfort is easily my favorite kind of style. There's something about throwing on my most flattering jeans and slipping into sneakers that makes me feel like I can tackle the day and it's a combination that's quickly taken over my wardrobe. If an outfit makes you feel put-together, cool and comfortable in an instant—you can't beat it. 

For me, pulling off the athleisure trend without feeling frumpy is all about having a few elevated staples. You know—that tee that doesn't have stains, holes and permanent wrinkles, your favorite jeans that suck everything and make your butt look good, a splurge-worthy crossbody bag and a cool pair of kicks. These Keds Ace Sneakers are the epitome of casual-cool and will easily keep you on your feet all day long—from walking the dogs, running after little ones or spending too much time in Target. 

I've teamed up with Zappos.com and I genuinely cannot say enough good things. I bought these Keds sneakers on a Tuesday, they arrived the next day, and I paid zero for that 1-day shipping. They also have amazing customer service and a 365-day return policy which truly comes in handy when your time is precious. 

I haven't stopped wearing these Keds since the day I got them and I love how they're super simple without any overly trendy details. There's a reason you've seen them on the feet of women for 100 years—they're simply classic, timeless style with everyday comfort. And with so many styles to fit your needs for under $80? That's a win in my book. 

For this look, I slipped them on with high-rise jeans with a "Mom" feel and added an effortlessly soft tee and faux leather jacket for added coolness. If you grab your go-to bag (mine is always a crossbody and a circle style is right on trend), you'll be ready for wherever the day takes you but these leather kicks also make your lived-in joggers and a denim jacket look stylish. 

As always, thank you so much for reading,

Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

*This post is in collaboration with Zappos.com. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

Moto Jacket and Grey Slip-On Sneakers

Shop the Look Below.  Nordstrom Sweater  |  Madewell Jeans  |  BlankNYC Jacket  (mine is last year's version) |  Vans Sneakers  |  Madewell Tote  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Nordstrom Sweater | Madewell Jeans | BlankNYC Jacket (mine is last year's version) | Vans Sneakers | Madewell Tote | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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Oh, Vans. I remember my first checkered pair I designed in high school with a pale pink trim that I was so proud of. It’s been a while since I’ve had a pair but I couldn’t resist this soft grey tone. I love the casual-cool vibe sneakers give off and this color goes with just about everything. 

I paired them with a favorite Madewell high-rise denim (the fit on these is so good + they're beyond comfy!) but I also love sneakers to dress-down dresses and can see these looking adorable with white denim or cutoff shorts into spring and summer. For now, my trusty BlankNYC moto jacket and this oh-so-cozy ribbed sweater work perfectly.

For reference, I range from an 8 to 8.5 and got the Vans in an 8 and they fit perfectly. Though they were slightly squeaky to break in! 

Thanks for reading!

x, Tyler

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Fleece Jacket and Blush Sneakers

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'Tis the season for cozy coats and they are everywhere right now! I love being comfy every season but especially in the winter months and teddy bear styles are right on trend. I've been keeping an eye on fleece and faux shearling styles at Nordstrom and when this Thread & Supply fleece jacket arrived, I knew I had to grab it. It is the absolute softest thing you'll wear and I love how easy it is to cozy up in for morning, noon and night.

Of course, keeping with the casual theme, I love slipping into a pair of sneakers that work well for daily wear, i.e., not just the gym and Nordstrom is the first place I go for checking out sneaker and athletic shoes. I love having styles that go with everything and these Steve Madden Lancer sneakers are just that. I love the barely there, blush tone (more like a nude) because they easily pair with so many looks. These come in several colors including a grey tone that's really effortless. I love the slightly high-top vibe they have and the under $70 price point is such a steal. 

I tend to find myself looking forward to pulling off boots by the end of the day, so having a pair of sneakers you can rely on to keep you comfy all day long is such a must. You could easily wear these with leggings and they're comfortable enough for walking but also sleek enough for a cool athleisure look for everyday wear.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

x, Tyler

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Denim Skirt and Sneakers

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How do you shop when you're thinking about fall yet it still feels like summer? Personally, I have a hard time buying "summer staples" when we're almost halfway through September yet I'm still not quite ready to give up warm weather styles just yet. We'll be getting 100-degree weather for another month here, so finding transitional pieces is a must. 

One of my favorite ways to shop (and dress) during these in-between days is by focusing on pieces I can wear with shorts and skirts now or denim and booties into fall. Adding sleeves to my favorite off-the-shoulder styles has been one easy way to do that. I love this Sun & Shadow top from Nordstrom and the bell sleeves are right on trend. The slightly warmer pink tone is also an easy way to take your summer pinks like coral into fall. I would size down in this one—I'm wearing the xxs. 

If you don't have a denim skirt by now—you need one! Seriously. When they came back in style, it brought me back to my high school years wearing them with Uggs (anyone else?), yet I'm really loving how easily they make an outfit and how well they help bridge that transition. When it gets just a little cooler, I'll be wearing mine with cozy sweaters and booties. 

I've also been switching out my summer sandals for close-toed styles. Pairing shorts and tees with sneakers, slides and loafers is such an easy way to give your summer look a fall spin. These Adidas sneakers have been on repeat and I love how they go with everything plus give your outfit a casual-cool kick—size down in these. 

Topping any look with a bag in a rich tone like cognac is also one of my go-to's no matter the season but especially into fall. I love, love this Madewell transport crossbody and it's another one of those goes-with-everything styles. 

Thanks for reading!

xx, Tyler

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Striped Dress and Sneakers

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How many of you are dress and heel wearers? I am definitely NOT a heel wearer and jeans are a daily staple for me, so anytime I can find a dress I can wear with sneakers, sandals, flats—I'm all about it. This Topshop striped shift dress from Nordstrom is just that and the style is made for dressing down. Things I look for in styles that are easy to dress down? Cotton, stripes, shift/shirt dress silhouettes and t-shirt styles. Basically—styles in the casual dress section at Nordstrom are my jam.

I haven't had a pair of Adidas sneakers since middle school (you just weren't one of the cool kids if you didn't have those white kicks with three stripes) and I'm so glad I finally decided to relive my early teens with these Adidas Campus sneakers. They might be my new favorite and I love the casual-cool, effortless vibe they add to any outfit. I would suggest sizing down! I'm normally an 8 or 8.5 (I wear an 8 in Nike) and I went with the 7.5 but I might have even been able to wear a 7. 

These sneakers come in several more colors, including white, pink and grey. Personally, I think this clear brown/neutral tone is the most versatile and I'm all about purchasing pieces that are wearable in many ways. So far, I've also worn these with distressed denim and tees, a denim skirt outfit and, of course, leggings. 

I love the twist on a classic striped shift dress thanks to the mock neck and tie-sleeves on this dress but I'm also linking a few more styles I love that you can easily dress down with these sneakers—all under $100. 🙌🏼

Thanks for reading! 

xx, Tyler

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Casual Dresses Under $100

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