By Jadée Nikita
Go on and brush your shoulders off Fly Gyal, because when it comes to mixing fashion with comfort, no one does it better than a dancer. Our sweats and fancy leotards are the inspiration for a lot of designs in fashion right now. If you’ve shopped in any retail store recently, you’ll know what I mean. The racks are stocked to the brim with printed leggings, crop tops, bodysuits and sweat pants for fall. With dancewear taking hold in the mass market, now is the time to turn your average basics into super luxe classics. Here’s 4 easy ways to get the job done:
1. Anything diamond-quilted should be your new best friend! It screams high-end, chic, and sophisticated.
2. Joggers + Heels = Dance Party! Got a long day but don’t have the time to go home and change for the even longer night that’s ahead? That’s ok. Just throw on a pair of cute jogging pants and keep a pair of heels in your bag for later.
3. Fringe is like a good diamond quilt-It’s a gyal’s best friend this season. Best used as a statement piece, I recommend shopping for fringe cross-body bags and clutches. If you’re feeling really adventurous, look for purses with beaded or crystal fringe.
4. Leather is luxe. Not only is leather super comfy and soft to the touch, but the material is also perfect for blocking out cold weather. The range in looks you can achieve with leather are out of this world as well! Leather sleeves can add a dash of class to a simple sweater , or you can go punk by shopping for moto jackets, vests, and skirts. My favorite wardrobe must-have for fall is perforated leather. Eeek! I die!
MINKPINK Out Bound Faux Leather Jogger $99 / Shae Quilted Pullover Sweater $198 / OM Quilted Bomber Jacket $55 / CHANEL Suede Lambskin Espadrilles $800 / Givenchy Beauty Le Rouge Lipstick – Rose Perfecto 209 $36 / NARS Geraldine Audacious Lipstick $32 / Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc – Lip Gel $30 / BMOCHA – Cognac $68