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Wednesday, March 9th 2016

3:34 PM

Real Street and Cool

   When it comes to dressing for work or school most of us don't have a problem. A suit, a dress, upscale separates, all of these can carry us through the week regardless of our lifestyle, budget or wardrobe needs. But when the week-end rolls around, not only do we want to relax, we also want to dress more comfortably. Sadly our options may be limited if we rely solely on modern casual wear and forget to coordinate them with as much creativity as we do our good clothes. 

   One of the easiest garments to add un elan to, but still wear effortlessly, are sweatpants. By replacing the gym-ready t-shirt and hoodie traditionally worn with it, with a blazer, button-down shirt and soft cardigan, you bring your casual look up a notch and widen the places you can travel to without embarrassment over your off-hours appearance.

   When I wore this look I finished it off by accenting the lapel of my beige vintage men's jacket with a pink rose pin, and echoing the sportswear vibe of my navy-blue Hanes sweatpants with a light-blue terry cloth Hello Kitty wrist sweatband and white Converse. The item that really took it to the street, in style, was a light-blue denim button-down shirt. Despite its elegance it was very inexpensive to put together, and I stayed within my budget, by choosing clothes I bought at various thrift and off-price stores.

Where I Got the Look:

  • Beige vintage men's blazer (Daniel Freeman Thrift Auxillary, Inglewood, CA.)
  • Navy-blue Hanes sweatpants (Goodwill Industries Thrift Store, Culver City, CA.)
  • Light-blue denim button-down shirt (Ticktocker Timeless Treasures, Culver City, CA.)
  • Pink rose pin (Ticktocker Timeless Treasures, Culver City, CA.)
  • White Converse (Ross Department Store)
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