Sneakers have made a solar return! Well, in my life at least. For the past month, I’ve been trying to re-define my wardrobe. I’ve been needing to find fun in getting dress again, and this time around adding a side of comfort, please!
To make a long story short, I’ve been inspired by a thrift fashion guru, Notorious Kia. She has re-awakened my innovative, versatile, funky sense of fashion. Not to mention, she re-introduce me to how exciting thrifting can be, while minimizing your consumption. For the longest time, I would never consider animal prints, dresses, leather or anything outside of my scope of style. It was as if I had chosen a style I would wear for the rest of my life, and giving no room for anything else. Now that I think about it, I learned early on that after your mid-twenties it wasn’t appropriate to wear sneakers or trendy styles. The women I watched play dress-up had boundaries to their wardrobe; keeping it either business casual, mom-like, sanctified or to simply put it, boring. Anything beyond that was called, “trying and can’t” ( moms voice)
Today, Tracee Ellis Ross, Solange, Erykah Badu and many others have been embracing formal wear with sneakers. To me, pairing a sneaker with various patterns, dresses, skirts, suits or color blocks is an urban funky-ness that sets your outfit apart from the norm. So, I said I’ll give it a try. Don’t get me wrong, a part of me questions whether this is just a phase or will it be here to stay? And honestly, I don’t know and don’t care. I’m learning the older I become I have to constantly keep pushing pass my own limitations even when it comes to the little things.