Posts Tagged ‘Converse’

School Spirit Soccer

I have fallen off the style wagon.  I think it’s all the sporting events that I am attending lately.  I am in our team apparel more times a week than I care to mention.  That has me thinking, how can I make these outfits more exciting?  Because believe it or not, they don’t have to be boring.
Here are my summer sports outfit ideas.  Today we’ll start with soccer.
Being a soccer mom means being prepared for anything and that includes the weather.  I have been at games and positively frozen and I have been at games where it was 110 in the shade. You just never know.
Here are three ideas for cold/wet weather, crisp weather and warm weather.
For the cold/wet weather, I kept it simple.  You’ll be bundled up anyway.  Seek out a warm coat in your team’s colors that you can wear to multiple events.  And remember sometimes those soccer fields can be wet and muddy so you don’t want your feet to be the same!
In warmer weather, it’s hard to show your personality, so you need to rely on some fun accessories.  Trade out those boring old shorts for something in your team colors that are super comfy anyway!  And wear some pretty sandals with some fun sunnies.
And for crisp weather, when you need just a little something around your shoulders, why not try a kimono?  Toss out that <yawn> old sweatshirt and mix it up a little!  I love this look paired with boyfriend jeans and Converse.
See you on the soccer fields!
School Spirit Soccer

 

School Spirit Soccer by stylefromthesticks featuring elastic waist pants

Miss Selfridge denim jeans
missselfridge.com

Vintage kimono
pinkqueen.com

Ally Fashion short shorts
$19 – allyfashion.com

Converse shoes
$44 – vestiairecollective.com

Black sandals
gojane.com

Monki round sunglasses
$13 – monki.com

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

It’s time for a little fall fashion!  I’ve prolonged it as much as I possibly could as I’m busy working away on house projects. But I’ll save those for next week.

I could give you the lowdown on the runway trends.  But I get bored with those easily.  They are predictable (surprise, surprise, some shade of purple and animal prints are trends) and come around every fall.   And the rest typically don’t trickle down to us regular folk.  Why bother.

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

So get ready for my cooler weather looks!  You’ll find these trends surprising.  Starting with today’s.  Fall trend #1…ripped jeans.  Sure, a little distressing has been around here and there but these are full on ripped.  Like Alan Jackson 1992.  I have even seen some of the jeans advertised as “mom jeans.”  They are high-waisted, light or acid washed and holey. There is just part of me that can’t go there.  But a smallishness of distressing… okay.   Keep in mind if you are wearing said mom jeans on purpose, you better be under 30.  The rest of us are still trying to avoid looking like a candidate on What Not to Wear.

How to wear ripped jeans:

1)  Keep in mind that pairing with flannel and combat boots are going to be reminiscent of the 90s.  I prefer to keep the look more modern with an oversized cardigan and trusty white Converse.

2)  Don’t pair this with too much skin on top.  Unless you are a teenage rock star.

3)  Structured looks are by far my favorite. So if you’re dressing up in a blazer and breaking out the heels anyway,  these jeans will keep you from looking stuffy.

In your mom jeans.  😉

(FYI- red is a big color for fall. It hasn’t been around lately and I’m finding it refreshing.) 

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans by stylefromthesticks featuring a cashmere cardigan

H M cashmere cardigan
$98 – hm.com

Vince Camuto graphic tee
vincecamuto.com

ONLY print blazer
$55 – zalando.co.uk

River Island boyfriend jeans
$65 – riverisland.com

Steve Madden red pumps
stevemadden.com

Converse flat shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Black purse
$52 – promod.eu

Bird scarve
modcloth.com

Spring Shoes for Mom

Spring Shoes for Mom

What a beautiful day!  Seeing the sun shine after the gloomy week last week is such a gift!

This week, I’d like to focus on mommy style for the spring.   I’m finding myself increasingly in flats, much to my displeasure.  So I’d like to find several stylish options.

As you know, I’m recently obsessed with white Converse.  So, of course, a pair was included in my list.

I also think a good pair of loafers is necessary, for soggy spring days.  The two-toned flats are for your ankle pants and when sandals aren’t quite warm enough yet.

And white flats will look great with denim shorts or a maxi skirt.

And for when it warms up, I love neutral sandals.  I gave you two options- one for a slip on, out-the-door-with-the-kids kind of day and the other, the gladiators, for when you want to be a little more stylish.

 

Spring Shoes for Mom by stylefromthesticks featuring ballet flat shoes

Converse trainers
lordandtaylor.com

Boho sandals
modcloth.com

Casual Weekend

Casual Weekend

The weekend is upon us and I’ve put together a few casual colorful outfits for a laid back weekend.

If you want something different, wear a skirt!  Just as easy as jeans, this striped skirt kicks up your style.  For a cool day, pair it with a comfortable sweater.

Can you tell I’m really in love with the white converse this spring?  It’s on my must-have list.  Pair them with a printed tank (no florals needed) and a cardi to keep  you warm.

If you’re a polo girl, don’t be afraid of putting multiple colors together.  Brights look great when worn in a motley crew.  What ties them together?  A simple bracelet.  Yes, you can do that.

I hope you have a bright, sunshiny weekend!

 

Casual Weekend by stylefromthesticks featuring long tops

Pull Bear top
$30 – pullandbear.com

Lola zipper jeans
$89 – pret-a-beaute.com

Converse star shoes
converse.com

Flat pumps
modcloth.com

Crystal chain necklace
urbanoutfitters.com

Accessorize jewellery
accessorize.com

Soccer Mom

Soccer Mom

Today certainly hasn’t gone as planned.  After getting the kids off to school,  I found myself phoneless.  Which is a weird feeling.  I was thankful that we still had our landline or I would have felt cut off from the world.  Drat technology anyway!

Instead of my normal routine, I had to make an emergency trip to town to fix said phone.  And in the process, guess what color I ended up dressing in…gray.  Gray like the skies have been for days.

So I color failed today.  And it got me to thinking about how to reset and prepare for what may be ahead for the rest of the week.

One area that I find myself struggling with is soccer.   What should a soccer mom wear?  Clearly no one wants to be the mom on the sidelines in sweatpants or worse…pajama pants.  Please no!  But with Iowa springs, one is never sure what the temperature will be on the soccer fields.  What can seem nice can be quickly deemed miserable on the sidelines of a game.

So here are a few ideas for some colorful soccer mom outfits.  Nothing elaborate.  So when you’re rushing out the door on Saturday morning and need some quick and easy options you won’t end up gray and miserable.  That will just be the sky.

 

Soccer Mom by stylefromthesticks featuring a multi colored striped bedding

Adidas top
adidas.com

ESPRIT pink hooded sweatshirt
$40 – zalando.co.uk

Freddy yoga tee
$34 – zalando.co.uk

Zella clothing
nordstrom.com

Mango slim jeans
$50 – johnlewis.com

Converse white shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Keds shoes
keds.com

Lucky Brand straw hat
luckybrand.com

Ignite chunky hat
$5.04 – bankfashion.co.uk

Scarve
bodycentral.com

Quest Hi-Back Comfort Chair
dickssportinggoods.com

Easter Week- Egg Hunt

What would Easter be without a great egg hunt for the kids.  Jeans are always appropriate and so are tennies.  But add a few fun accessories and a cute little jacket.

Don’t forget your basket!

Easter Week- Egg Hunt

 

Easter Week- Egg Hunt by stylefromthesticks featuring traditional home decor

Dorothy Perkins red shirt
dorothyperkins.com

Blue jacket
bodycentral.com

Mango skinny jeans
$50 – johnlewis.com

Converse shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Betsey Johnson stud earrings
betseyjohnson.com

Topshop bracelet
topshop.com

Traditional home decor
partycity.com

College Football

College Football

This weekend is the start of college football for many of the local teams.  And as the temperature soars, girls are wondering what to wear to the big game.

There are more stylish options to wear to a game than just a sweatshirt.  Allow yourself one piece of “gear” and pair it with other items out of your wardrobe that don’t include gym shorts.

Think pairing the masculine with the feminine.  Add in a comfy skirt or a bow on your shorts.  Dressing is a breeze in a collegiate dress!

Adding gladiators is an easy way of dressing the outfit up, like you too are going in to battle while still maintaining comfort for a day of walking and standing.

I hope if you get to go to a game, you stay cool!

Go Big Red!

College Football by stylefromthesticks featuring Marlyn Schiff

Nike tee
kohls.com

Whistle & Wolf black shorts
$70 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Long earrings
artisandesigngallery.com

GUESS band ring
guess.com

Marlyn Schiff earrings
lilacbijoux.com