Don't Sweat the Streets

For the past few seasons, designers such as Chanel, DKNY and Valentino have embedded a chic informal theme into their collections. By mixing a pair of sneakers with a dress or a pair of heels with sweat pants, this unorthodox category of style is exciting and fresh. 

Above: DKNY | Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Above: DKNY | Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Above: DKNY | Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Above: DKNY | Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Considering this uncategorized area in fashion, there are so many options to create standout looks with functionality for items normally saved for the gym or casual errands. 

To take this look from summer into fall, incorporate textures and layers. Have some fun and top off a sexy mini dress with a baseball cap to play up a day to night look, or add a stiletto to elongate your oversized sweat pants. And remember the only rule for this deconstructed style is to remain comfortable! 

I recently took this look to work by pairing a sleek midi skirt and a fleece bomber jacket and booties for a fun work look. See Blue Bomber