Fashionable Fitness – Playlist Inspired

I love nothing more than building a theme around my outfits.  It gives you an idea of what you want your overall look to say and makes it easier to create!  While I love a good deal and finding good buys online and in stores, sometimes it’s just necessary to get your creative juices flowing and allow the artist within to take over.  Today’s post utilized Polyvore, a crazy cool website that allows you to build your own fashion “mood boards”, create your own looks, and shop for specific items.  It is a great resource for anyone that is into fashion. 

I decided to take 5 songs from my workout playlist, and use them as fashion inspiration.  While some of these items are more on the pricey side, I wanted to show that creativity 100% translates into fashion AND fitness!

1. No Doubt “I’m Just a Girl”

Why not take a patterned pair of leggings and use that as the base of your workout look?  The rest is simply an add-on to this very cool and very feminine look.

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Crop Top – Newlook.com $7.72, Floral Leggings – Forever21.com $11, Nike Free Twist – Nike.com $99, Gym Bag – Etsy.com $39

 

2. Beyonce “Get Me Bodied”

This look is fierce and fun.  The pop of red under the Brooklyn tank paired with dark grey leggings and leopard nikes is sure to be an attention grabber at any local gym.

 

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Tank – My-wardrobe.com $66, Nike Capris – Nike.com $60, Sports Bra – Avenue32.com $49, Nike Free Sneakers – Nike.com $150

 

3. Irene Cara – “Flashdance…What a Feeling”

For this look I wanted to go a little 80’s (for obvious reasons).  Throw in pops of neon with the headband, crop top, and sneaks and keep it classic “Flashdance” by adding the grey sweats.

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Crop Top – Newlook.com $7.72, Nike Sweats – Macys.com $40, Headband – Nelly.com $15, Nike Fly Knit – AlohaRag.com $150

 

4. Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”

For this look I kept it clean and sleek.  I love the silver-white-rust color palette and the look is masculine, yet fun.20130814-081450.jpg

Hoodie – Adidas.com $90, Metallic Shorts – PacSun.com $21, Nike Crew Socks – Nike.com $14, Nike Free Run – MyTheresa.com $170

 

5. Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”

This look is great for a jog on a fall afternoon.  It is vibrant and truly captures the essence of the song with the leopard, orange, and heather grey sweats.

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Trousers – NeedSupply.com $78, Nike Top – Macys.com $33, Nike Free Running Shoe – Nordstrom.com $110, Vans Backpack – office.co.uk $46

 

Who else thinks I should be a spokesperson for Nike?

Mix and Match Fashion

I am a big fan of mixing and matching patterns and materials when it comes to DIY projects and making my greeting cards.  This attitude definitely transfers into my personal style as I also love combining funky patterns and uncommon materials together.  However, mixing patterns and fabrics together can be tricky when you’re creating an outfit so I’ve put together a few of my own favorite ways to keep people on their toes when it comes to my personal style!

1. SMOOTH CRIMINAL

Stripes and animal print is BOLD, to say the least.  While I would normally only wear one pattern or the other, this is a great way to stand out for a night out to celebrate your birthday.  Stick with a smaller sized animal print, shown in the picture and wider stripes; it’s more appealing to the eye!

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2. SUGAR AND SPICE

This is one of the “safer” ways to mix and match patterns.  This is a great brunch outfit or walking around a fair or carnival.  While the print of the pants is bold, the soft colors tone it down and make it sweet and girly.  However, by pairing it with a different patterned top, such as a fitted polka dot shirt, you add an element of surprise that just works!

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3. GOOD VS. EVIL 

No fashion post of mine would be complete without a dash of leather-I just can’t resist.  I love the contrast of the edgy leather with the soft crochet maxi skirt.  The shape of the cropped leather top is soft, however, so it keeps the outfit cohesive.  I’d definitely rock this at an outside, nighttime rock concert.20130808-092027.jpg

4. TOMBOY GIRLY GIRL

Again, I love the idea of mixing femininity with a masculine touch.  Why not pair a cute sneaker wedge with a body-hugging dress?  This is a fun way to be casually dressed up.  I’d wear this ensemble to a date night at the movies or a weekend shopping trip!

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