It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🙂
While I can largely agree with one of my dad’s favorite holiday jingles (though ‘All I Want For Christmas’ will always be my most-loved jam), Christmas is actually kind of stressful, especially with all of the last minute shopping and gift giving to take care of.
Although I usually shop for all of my gifts after Thanksgiving (I hate procrastinating haha), there’s always something unexpected that comes up, like some last minute gifts for some acquaintances or family friends that are in town. So without a doubt, every year on the week of Christmas, I’m always running left and right trying to get everything together in time for one of the most festive holidays of the year.
On days like this, I prefer to stay comfortable and cozy, but that doesn’t mean I have to be lazy.
Instead, I like to add just a bit of edge to my outfit by pairing a simple scoop neck sweater with some androgynous joggers instead of my usual skinny jeans.
The joggers add an instant touch of sporty chicness to the outfit, and the best part – they’re so comfortable and warm, almost like sweatpants, though they don’t look sloppy at all due to the subtle zipper details.
Also, Los Angeles has really been chilly lately, especially since we just got some rain over the weekend (yay for us because we’re in such a severe drought – though I doubt that little drizzle really helped, but anyway…). In order to stay warm and equipped for the weather, I finished the ensemble with one of my newest favorites – my plaid longline coat.
It’s such a great statement piece because the length adds just the right touch of androgyny to the outfit due to the feminine cutting of the coat and masculine silhouette of the overall look.
I also love how thick and warm it is, since the length keeps my whole body nice and toasty in this cold, cold weather.
Likewise, the plaid pattern makes it really stand out amongst a sea of colored coats, and of course, the season’s most loved textures add just the right touch of subtle festivity to an otherwise simple and chic outfit.
To finish off the whole ensemble on a sporty note, I opted for my new favorite sneakers – my Nike Roshe Ones! 🙂 They’re not only super pretty, they’re so comfortable to walk around in. I love how lightweight they are, and the platinum mesh makes it that much more of a statement piece rather than your regular old sneakers.
Coat: Forever 21 Longline Plaid Coat in Blue/Cream, USD $62.00 (On Sale Now for $31.45)
Top: Liz Claiborne 3/4 Sleeve Scoopneck T-Shirt in Dark/Light Grey, USD $34.00 (Sold Out)
- Similar Style (with Metallic Stripes) Available here
Bottoms: Hollister Zipper Joggers in Black, USD $39.95 (On Sale Now for $23.97)
Shoes: Nike Roshe One in Pure Platinum/White/Black, USD $75.00
Coach Colette Leather Carryall in Ivory, USD $478.00 (Sold Out)
Casual looks never have to be boring. With just the right attention to subtle details and textures, you can upgrade your simple outfit into an effortlessly chic ensemble as well.
I hope you all enjoyed this sporty look as we’re all running left and right trying to get everything together in time for Christmas! Only one more day! I definitely can’t wait! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you! Have a great long weekend celebrating with your family, friends, and loved ones! 🙂