What do Meghan Markle, Rihanna, and Emily Ratajkowski all have in common? They are all masters of sporty glam street style. I’m talking t-shirt dresses with chunky gold chains, curve-hugging sweatpants and oversized hoop earrings…you get the idea.
Every once in awhile, that’s exactly the look I want to achieve. Because, you know, sometimes I’m out and about in Houston and I like to pretend that the blogger paparazzi are going to snap a pic of me coming out of Starbucks. Just kidding, kind of.
Anyways, today I’m sharing how to pull off this increasingly popular celeb style. The best thing about it is that you can mix and match pieces that already exist in your closet – I love when a trend doesn’t require me buying something new. Also, it’s as comfortable as it is fashionable, so pretty much a win all around.
Basic on Top
In my personal vision of street chic, I like to leave the fun stuff for the bottom half of my outfit. Since I don’t want too many parties competing with each other, I’ve kept my top half straightforward and simple: just a basic stripe tee from Old Navy (currently on sale for $7!). A classic striped t-shirt gives me plenty of room to branch out in just about any direction I choose – from color palette to print to silhouette – for the rest of my ensemble.
I also added in my Kendra Scott Rayne gold pendant necklace in maroon jade as a tie-in to the metallic shade of my shoes. When you’re piecing together your own street-inspired looks, this kind of subtle complementing is the key to giving your outfit unspoken balance that keeps the compliments coming.
Make a Statement with Textures and Metallics
When it comes to the skirt, choose something with athleisure vibes to give a nod to sporty style, like this French Terry mini skirt. In my closet, I found a heathered mini with a drawstring closure, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take it out for a spin. Something about this knit just embodies the whole comfy-cool spirit.
Finally, every sporty street chic look needs that one piece that draws the eye and makes people say, “wow!” I call this item the attention-getter. In this case, I decided to zero in on some fab footwear in the form of these sexy, shiny Xehar Curvy metallic kicks with a wooden platform that would even make the Spice Girls a bit jelly.
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And just like that, you have effortless style from head to toe. From this point, all you have to do is pretend not to notice any cameras pointed in your direction and rake in those Insta-worthy candids. I’m still working on that part.