Have you seen/heard? Sporty-chic mesh (aka “net” or whatever you want call it) is all the rage. I feel like it all started a year or ago when the whole luxe-athletic look slowly crept into the fashion scene. And now the trend has taken center stage – both on the runway and on the street. Cue the 4th grade flash backs of flag football penny jerseys from PE class. Yes, you heard me - you know you remember them!
But anyway, like or not, it’s here for the taking. Mesh is in and I think it plans on sticking around for a little while….don’t hate – perforate. (ha!) What do you think about the ubiquitous sporty chic trend? and more specifically, the mesh/perforated-everything look?! I can’t lie – I don’t hate it. In fact, I think I’ve joined the team!
If you’re a fan (pun intended…ha!), I’ve picked out some of my favorite mesh/sporty chic looks from around the internets. Hover over the image above (and click on the products) to shop what you see and/or continue after the jump for more shop-able sporty-chic finds!
PS: Speaking of trends, did you see my post on pastels for Spring 2014?!
Photo Credits: Chloe Spring 13 Collection/Runway
Dress: Alexis Madame Dress in Metallic Rose (and here too) // Shoes: Kate Spade Licorice Too Pumps // Sunglasses: Prada Cateye // Earrings: Hoola Hoop Hammered Tear Drop Earrings in Gold (c/o Emma’s Shoes Boutique) // Photos by Meredith Marceau
I have no idea if the high-low trend is still a thing or not, but quite frankly, I don’t care. Because I just love this dress SO MUCH. Isn’t it so cool?! I wish I could wear it more often, but unfortunately it’s one of those dresses you only get to pull out for special occasions. But still….it’s fabulous!
Top: Anthropologie Leifsdottir Sequin Tee (on sale for $20 from $150!) // Skirt: Skirt: Urban Renewal Prom Skirt (in Navy - I got size Small) via Urban Outfitters (last seen in this post) // Bag: Kate Spade Dot Bag in Red Patent// Sunglasses: Prada // Belt: J. Crew Leopard print belt // Earrings: Last Snow Drop Earrings via Anthropologie // Shoes: Christian Louboutin Nude Patent Heel (old – similar style/different color here) // Photography by Mandy Samson of MTS Photography
When it comes to blogging, there can be a lot of picture perfect moments that (might) look incredibly effortless and leave you wondering why your own life (or self) doesn’t look like that all the time. Right? But really, when you think about it, you have to consider the fact that you’re only seeing is the end result: the posts full of pretty pictures. But as I’m sure you can imagine (but probably don’t often consider), there is A LOT of work that goes on behind the scenes.
Most people have no idea of what it takes to run (even a little!) blog -from photo editing to graphic design to web hosting. The demands are endless and unfortunately, like with any small business, ALL the responsibility typically falls on one person (unless you have a team, which I don’t). But blogkeeping aside, there is definitely some behind the scenes action going on when it comes to taking outfit photos. I mean, let’s be real here, I don’t wear my full bright-lipstick-and-high-heels to the grocery store. We all typically try a little harder or care a little more about how we look when we know picture-taking is in the near future. Right? And whether we’re getting ready for a fun night out with friends or a much-anticipated special occasion/ball/party/etc, we all have our little go-to stash of products that give us that extra umph and touch of glam.
So with award season in full swing and the Oscars (and all its red carpet glam) coming up this Sunday, I’ve teamed up with Crest and am so excited to join in on their #SmileStyle campaign to share my go-to beauty products that give me an extra bit of glam. Although I’m a product (beauty, hair, all of it!) junkie, I do have a few favorites that never let me down…
To list a few, here are some of my go-to products for getting all glammed up: Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Professional Effects // Stila Stay All Day Lip Stick // St. Tropez Self Tanner // Bobbi Brown Under Eye Brightener // Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick // Benefit Rockateur Blush // Oribe Texturizing Spray
And I’d also love to hear about yours as well! If you’re going to be watching the Oscars this Sunday, please join in on the conversation with @StyleList, @3DWhite and I to chat about the fashion trends on the red carpet and your favorite beauty secrets! Use the hashtag #SmileStyle to tag your photos so we can all see them!
Also, check out the full behind the scenes feature to see the secrets that other bloggers have to share as well!
Disclosure: this post is a collaboration between Crest and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by Crest via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Crest.
Photos by Meredith Marceau