Athletic Shoes & Jeans are Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

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Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Athletic Shoes & Jeans are Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Quote of the day: “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” Stevie Wonder

I truly believe the quote above. We all have wonderful abilities. I know each and every person that I come in contact with has some sort of amazing trait or talent unto themselves! And this is why I believe that putting effort into our clothing style is important! Not that we need to be a show off, but to have our outsides match our insides!

So that thinking brings along a confession time for me. This athletic style that is taking over the market, is, in a way, against everything I believe. I don’t want us to look more casual & slobby! But therein lies the exact reason I should concentrate on athletic wear then, right? To show ways to wear it, yet still look fabulous! Who’s with me?

This wonderful idea came from a reader and on top of that, I was lucky to have Jude & Karen who are also readers join in too!

And don’t you think that sneakers & jeans go together like PB & J? It’s a combination I see daily on everyone around me. So how could I take this recipe and add to it? Keep reading to find out!!

Jude (blogette): Jude may be wearing the iconic Adidas sneakers, but she has some other great details going on.

First the jeans have a super print on them! Then she has on a white jean jacket (it’s almost like she knew the 3 of us are going to be styling jean jackets next month) and then there’s the neck scarf as a fabulous accessory!! I think most of us could recreate this outfit, easily!!

Karen (blogette): I love the colors that Karen put together for this look!! The green shirt just pops against the white jeans, and then a yellow purse adds so much springiness!!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I’m a sucker for fun, colorful jewelry, so that was how I thought I’d play up my jeans & sneakers.

I always say that I think of my accessories as icing on the cake. Of course there are many times you don’t need them, or want to let the shirt shine by itself. But since I was thinking to add more pizzazz to the sneakers and jeans, I went all out! Now my necklace is many different colors like this one or this one.  But if you wanted to keep it more all one color, here is a fun turquoise one and here is an interesting green color that I bet would go with more than you thought!

 Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

I actually have a couple pair of fun sneakers, so it’s good that I see them everywhere. During last summer I wore the ones that Jude DIYed for me (here), and then I also have an orange pair that I won from Bucketfeet!

Of course I’m going to showcase a plethora of sneakers at the bottom of this post, but if you think that black is the answer to everything then let me show you these or these with embroidery!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Hats could be considered a girl’s best friend if you’re having a bad hair day. And if you don’t ever have a bad hair day, then I need to know your secret!

The funny thing is we buy these hats and caps for my husband, Rob. And then I end up wearing them a ton more than he does! Here’s his fedora that I’ve worn many times on the blog! He loves the idea of wearing a hat, but he just doesn’t think about it when he gets dressed, you know?

I think many of us are the same way when it comes to hats, so I’ll be tackling that subject in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, this baseball cap has the same pattern as my cap below but a lot more expensive…ha ha! This one is close in color but a little poofier!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Isn’t this the coolest gate ever? I see it many times when we pass this place, but it’s usually too sunny to take photos in front of it. Luckily this day was cloudy, so I thought we’d use it for a backdrop!!

The other element in my outfit that I’d love to focus on for a minute is my cardigan. This is one of those pieces that I would have never picked out in the store until the sales person brought it over! And yet, it’s now one of my most loved pieces in my closet! It’s that “Aha” moment when you should try on different items than you normally would!

I know many of you would say that yellow is not a great color for you! Well if that’s the case, then how about the color yellow in the embroidery like in this cardigan or in a print like this one? But if you do like some shades of yellow, then this lightweight sweater is very trendy, and inexpensive!!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Jeans: Express (similar here)~~Cardigan: Gro a live (similar here)~~Top: Zenana Outfitters (similar here)~~Shoes: Guess (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Cap: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s jeans & sneakers outfit we added in a frilly top and bolero jacket.

I think most of us would pair these tops with dressier items than jeans & sneakers! And that’s exactly why I put these together!! Ruffle shirts are everywhere this season, like this one or this one! And then adding a colorful bolero over it is extra fun, right? This bolero is very lovely, but if you like your toppers a little longer then this one might be more up your alley?

 Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Of course we had to add in jewelry to Nancy’s look too, because I think of it as icing on the cake. It’s one way to make it look like you put some thought into your appearance!

I know many of us consider the matching set of necklaces and earrings to be the the way to go! You know what I mean, right? When the necklace and earrings come together and look the same like this set or this set. But I’m always so proud of Nancy that she’s willing to try styling items differently. The pendant she’s wearing came with a matching set of earrings. But I thought it’d be way more fun to add in some color instead!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

The other thing I tried with this look is rolling up Nancy’s jeans.

Now many of us worry about our jeans and pants being too short, right? We remember all too well the cat calls of having high water pants as we grew out of our trousers. Well at least for those of you who grew..ha ha! Some of us never experienced that!

So actually cuffing our jeans so they show off the shoe can be a tough experiment for some. But let’s look at the facts. One, we just learned how change is good for your brain, here! And secondly, if the stores are selling the items this way, then they must be stylish. So even if you don’t believe me, then check out the jeans here and here to show you that cuffs are great!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Now let’s talk about socks with your sneakers!

I was reading a great post about why younger women don’t like socks showing with their shoes. And really it comes down to the “style of the day.” For some reason, it’s been decided that socks are not fashionable…yet. If you cannot go without socks in your sneakers, but still want to look fashionable, then the no-show socks are the way to go.

But don’t despair if you have a ton of socks and don’t want to buy more. You can either just cut off the heel portion and wear the toe half instead. It really works marvelously!! Or be patient, because I’m starting to see the trend change!! But if you’re going to show off your socks, at least make sure they are fun like fringed ones, or sheer ones!!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Jeans: Style & Co  (similar here)~~Jacket: Sao Paulo (similar here more muted in colors or here darker)~~Top: NY City Designs Co (similar here)~~Shoes: Cole Haan (similar here these are basically Nancy’s shoes, but she bought hers at DSW for half the cost)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Since my mom loves to match her clothing, I picked out a cardigan that had the same colors of her sneakers in it!

To those of you grew up in this generation, this could make your outfit feel more cohesive? Of course, then you might need to purchase many pairs of sneakers in all different colors, ha ha!

Of course at this time period, that will be an easy task! Now even though I’ll be showcasing some fun sneakers at the bottom of this post, I had to show you a couple that didn’t make the cut like these and these! I’m always very cost conscious, so I usually only show items that I’d consider purchasing, but I had to throw in those couple that are over $100. Besides it’s good to see some of the more expensive options, so you’ll feel good about your savings!!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Another fun element in my mom’s look is her moto jeans.

Jeans are really quite the must have item in every woman’s closet now a days, don’t you think? If you are reading this post and don’t have at least 2 different pair in your closet, then I may drop down dead. But let me save you and me by showing you these or these! Those two are great beginner jeans for anyone just starting their collection!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Now I also want you to notice that we are print mixing with her shirt & cardigan.

I’m not sure if mom doesn’t mind the mixing of prints as much anymore, or if she’s too tired to argue with me, LOL! But I think this mix is perfect because the stripes are very subtle, and the cardigan print is what stands out!

If you don’t happen to have a striped shirt in your closet yet, then I will steer you in a couple of directions. This one is going to be your basic one that goes with everything! But after that, you’re going to want to branch out a little and try something different like this! Both of these striped shirts would look fabulous mixed with floral, abstract prints or even polka dots!!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

The other item that really makes the outfit look less basic is my mom’s bright scarf. This is a square scarf like we talked about here, but tied using a another version in which to wear it!

For this outfit, my mom just folded the square in half and then rolled it like a cigarette. Then she tied it on the side and left the ends to flop on the front and back of her sweater.

I’m sure most of you already have a ton of scarves in your possession. I’ve heard from you that they are a great souvenir from your travelling or even a treasured hand me down! But I couldn’t talk about them and not show you some of the fantastic options out there like this or this!

Women over 40 can wear sneakers and still look good

Jeans: DG2-thrifted (similar here)~~Cardigan: Boundary Waters (similar here as a color blocked version)~~Top: Rafaella  (similar here)~~Shoes: Mossimo-thrifted (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here not a square, but I bet you could still tie it almost the same)~~Earrings: (similar here)

I bet everyone of you have worn this combination of jeans & athletic shoes within the last month. Tell me–how do you make it you and fun?

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!

Charlotte’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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  • I am so happy that sneakers are popular to wear outside of the gym. My feet have been loving it too. There are SO many cute sneaker styles out there. It makes narrowing it down tough to do 😉

    http://www.michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally know what you mean, Michelle. In fact, I need (well, need is a stretch..ha ha) to go shoe shopping soon, and I’m so torn of what to get!!
      There are so many cute sneakers but how many is too many??
      XOXO

  • I’m so glad that there are lots of very stylish trainers/sneakers out there now – my feet are definitely grateful! I really want both the Comme des Garcons and the Ted Baker ones you’ve linked to…I’ve got expensive taste 😉 I love your mum’s leopard print sneakers. You look great in the cap, and I love your yellow cardigan. Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is nice when a trend comes around that works so well for us, right, Emma??
      XOXO

  • Jeans and sneakers definitely doesn’t have to mean sloppy, and you’ve shown that it can look great in fact! I think it’s all in the details.

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re right, Andrea—it is all the details that can make it look nicer!!
      🙂

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Probably my favorite way to dress down is jeans and sneakers, but like you I still try to wear a nice top and jewelry. It just completes the look and keeps us from looking sloppy! You have some great picks for sneakers! I had to laugh at your comment on the “high water” pants. We always called them “flood” pants. Now it’s fashionable! Who’da thunk? – Amy
    http://www.stylingrannymama.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I agree with you on every point Amy!! Adding in the accessories makes us look intentional, I feel!!
      I know that “flood” aspect is probably why my mom doesn’t like the ankle pants—but then I tell her we just need to get some cute, ankle strapped shoes!!
      It is so funny how what was “bad” to wear changes and then becomes stylish!! Next thing you know we’ll be wearing our pjs in public—oh wait—they already do that! LOL!

  • Rebecca Phillips

    Casual mens relaxed….my kinda thing. But I need to accessorize more. Great pops of color and print!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do think that accessories can make the outfit at least look like you meant to dress that way and didn’t just throw things on so you could leave the house!!
      But then again, I’m a descendant of a maximalist—so it’s just in my genes!! LOL!

  • I think this kind of shoes go very well with jeans and I wear this combo quite often.

    Thanks for linking up http://www.beautybymissl.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!

  • Rhona Crouthamel

    I will admit I am not a huge fan of this very casual trend myself, feeling like our society is too casual as it is. But, let’s face it, there are times we all just need to “jeans and sneakers it” for the day…whether it’s grocery shopping day or whatever, we just need to be comfortable. But, that’s no excuse for looking sloppy. And you all have done a wonderful job of taking jeans and sneakers to the next level. Jodie, I love the yellow cardigan and the jewelry is so fun! And you just HAVE to love the hat! Nancy’s little bolero is perfect…the colors are lovely on her! And, finally, I think I definitely need your mother’s sneakers! To cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Rhona—-you are singing to the choir, LOL!!
      I remember when I first heard of this trend I just wanted to pull my hair out!! Why can’t we start dressing up more instead of dressing down was my first thought!
      And I still struggle with it—to me, it’s not much different than wearing your pj’s out in public (which I just have such an issue with—which makes me think I’m turning into my grandma…ha ha).
      But there’s a part of me, that also doesn’t want to feel like I’m living in the “olden” days either!! I don’t want to be one of those women that won’t change with the times….
      So hopefully I can take the functional part of wearing a comfortable shoe and still make it look somewhat presentable, right?
      Thanks for chiming in—it’s nice to know there are other women who feel like I do!!

  • So true. And I’m so guilty when my days gets busier the more it becomes my uniform. These all are such a wonderful sneaker styling looks.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally get that Ramona—it’s because it’s realistic to run around and get things done when your shoes are comfortable!!

  • It took me a while to warm up to this trend too. I actually just ordered a pair of sneakers this weekend! I love all the outfits! And I love your hat – that’s too funny you stole it from your husband. 🙂

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad to hear you say that Lindsey!! I’m sure it’s because we like our dresses, right?
      But at least there are some interesting styles of sneakers now!! That makes a ton of difference in my thinking!!
      OXOX

  • dan

    Those photos of you are very nice Nancy, the cap really suits you! The pale yellow cardigan is lovely. I like yellow !
    Funny and colourful earrings and necklace they are cool! You found the way to make your casual outfit interesting …

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Dan! I am quite the maximalist when it comes to accessories, although I am trying to tame myself at times….:)

  • Funmi Alabi

    You all look so relaxed, yet great! I love athletic shoes with jeans also. They are my everyday go-to’s.

    Funmi x
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Funmi!!
      I even have some on today—so they must be becoming my go-to’s also!!

  • I love wearing gutties Jodie and they can look so cool, ageless and on-trend.
    We have to be careful as we get older, don’t we?
    Gutty wearing can look like we have bunions (or plantarfasziitis) and can’t wear other types of shoes… not a look I want! :oP
    You have demonstrated perfectly how to remove this element of doubt by cuffing the ankle (I LOVE Nancy’s look here!!) and adding interesting details…like your mum’s jeans and patterned shoes.
    Of course your fabulous figure makes everything look great but the details do count for SO much!
    Perfectly styled.
    XXX
    Samantha

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Samantha!!
      I’m glad you like the cuffing of Nancy’s jeans—sometimes I start questioning everything I do—does that ever happen to you??
      🙂

      • Hahaha…sometimes Jodie! It’s best not to think too much, and just do. :o) XXX

  • I totally agree that jeans and sneaks are like PB&J! What a perfect description. I love your statement necklace, too!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Roxanne. I guess I thought of PB&J because we have it quite a bit for lunches. It’s one of my husband’s favorites (funny, huh?) so we are always talking about it!!
      🙂

  • mummabstylish

    Totally agree, love sneakers/trainers and they turn an otherwise boring outfit into a trendy, cool one! Loving all your trainers, I have to say the ones Charlotte’s wearing are very cool, love the pint on them. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t the leopard sneakers so fun?? Do you realize she got them at a thrift store (Goodwill)?? My mom is the professional shopper, I must say!!

  • Haha, I completely agree! I love your sneakers, and I actually have Nancy’s in black and love them!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are super comfortable, right, Laura??
      I know that Nancy wasn’t too keen on them when I first picked them out for her…but I think she loves them now!!

  • I want everyone’s sneakers!!! I love the ones y’all picked. And how they are styled, plus your extra picks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Elle!!

  • Michelle Leslie

    You ladies all look gorgeous and so relaxed. Maybe that’s what it’s all about? Comfy and sporty, with a dash of trendy hotness thrown in. I love your accessories Jodie and that lovely orange scarf your mom’s wearing, so fun. Looking forward to your hat post, i love wearing them bad hair days or not 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve certainly been loving hats more and more lately!! The only issue I have with them is that they tend to push into the sides of my glasses and start to annoy me after a couple of hours—I guess I need to start wearing my contacts more!!
      Thanks for the love, Michelle!!

      • Michelle Leslie

        Oh that’s a bummer Jodie. Guess contacts are the way to go 😉

  • Anna Marcus

    I totally love your outfit Jodie, fun and fresh from head to toe. The yellow cardigan is gorgeous. All is missing is a classic style convertible to go for a fun ride in the countryside :).

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I knew I was missing something!! What a perfect solution, Anna!! LOL!!
      XOXO

  • Great ways to wear such a practical outfit, they are an essential with jeans I think, especially when running around a lot. I like how everyone had slightly different shoes, those quilted ones are really nice.

    Hope you are having a great start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mica!!

  • Socks are funny. They seem to pass in and out of fashion in waves, what socks are okay to show, which are not? I’ve seen (and worn) brightly colored socks with heels and a skirt. But even during that same time I wouldn’t have worn those socks with sneakers and let them show. Presently I mostly go for no-show socks, and lately I’ve been wearing nude trouser socks with my ballet flats because my feet just get SO cold every little bit helps.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally get that cold feel thing, Lydia!! In fact, I have been wearing the half socks that I’ve cut off myself and am shocked to admit that they really do keep my toes a little warmer. But I’m going to be a happy camper when socks are totally in style again!! I’ll be the first one on that style train!!
      XOXO

  • Judy Gramith

    Sorry to be so late in commenting. I’m back in the Black Hills with home building related projects.
    Jodie, your entire outfit is colorful and happy and the hat is darling on you! I also have several hats of this kind (from the men’s department) and boy are they fun to wear! I’m loving the beads and baubles of your necklace and earrings as well. The black quilted sneakers are terrific.
    My fellow blogette Karen wears the perfect pair of neutral sneaks which allow her pretty spring colors and white jeans to take center stage.
    Nancy’s styling is similar to Karen’s because her grey sneakers also are very neutral and her bright fuscia and pink are the focal point of her great style.
    I love Charlotte’s tweedy, warm, sweater jacket and her leopard print trainers are a perfect compliment. The splash of bright orange at her neck makes it so fun.
    Perhaps I should have included the fact that my jeans are actually embroidered and are from the Sundance ( Robert Redford) Store/catalog . His store features many items that are embellished with embroidery and I’m a lifelong embroidery nut. My Adidas are from a consignment shop!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…your jeans are from Sundance—of course that’s why I love them so much!! In fact, the last time we were there, I almost broke down and bought a cute knitted hat because of all of the fun & details decorating it. But then I chastise myself I know I could knit it myself (the problem is, I never do—so I need to just buy it next time…)
      How is the house building coming??
      XOXO

      • Judy Gramith

        I LOVE Sundance and a store opened about a year ago in a neighboring suburb. I’m mostly a looker. I think their prices are too high, particularly for items made of rayon/ viscose. I have purchased a couple pairs of embroidered jeans that are special enough to warrant the price. Doing a goodly amount of consignment and charity shopping allows a splurge here and there.
        The house is looking like one! Today was lighting selection. Fun and so tiring at the same time. We are way over budget on cabinets and counter tops so need to revisit some choices tomorrow.
        Thanks for asking Jodie!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂

  • A fun but comfortable trend! I love wearing my converse with skinny jeans for more active outings…like a sporting event or an amusement park! Great post, Jodie!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It certainly is a functional trend, really!!
      Thanks Sarah!!

  • I love that sneakers are so mainstream now. Love your black ones Jodi! I’m ready to get a cute pair soon. I adore your picks!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am surprised I’ve been wearing these as much as I have—but there certainly are times they come in handy!
      Thanks Kathrine!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Someone told me that my style was “sporty casual” and this is IT! I practically live in athletic shoes and jeans/leggings/yoga pants (except when teaching, of course). They all look fashionable but so comfy!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I like that term sporty casual, Terri!! What a great way to describe it!!

  • These are all such great casual looks! Hope you had an amazing weekend!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!
      We finally got to watch Hidden Figures—that was such a great movie!! And you?

  • You guys all look so cute! Sneakers really are the best!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com
    Don’t forget to join the Fashion Frenzy Linkup every Wednesday!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!!
      I’ll be there!

  • Love the different takes on this combo! So much fun.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!

  • Love this fun look, and I am talking about and wearing sneakers next week too. There are so many cute styles! Love the quilted ones you have on 🙂 So right! they can be fashionable and not sloppy!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think it helps that there are such fun sneakers lately—to me that makes all the difference!!
      XOXO

  • Great looks. I love jeans and trainers even more these days than ever before. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It does make it nice that you don’t stand out like a sore thumb wearing these nowadays!!
      XOXO

  • ADA

    Athletic shoes are huge, I am a hoarder of them. I am even wearing some as I speak and you will see them on my Insta tomorrow. Love your black pair as I own some similar ones too. The other bloggers look great in theirs, also. =)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada!!

  • Oh my gosh this is so timely as I’m sitting here in my jeans and tennis shoes! I like that all of you wore shoes that didn’t have stripes on the sides and don’t look like running shoes. They look more stylish and really more like we would have called “school shoes” since athletic shoes were for the track. Love your mom’s shoes the best of course! Julia

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really are quite realistic, right, Julia!! Even if I don’t run (thankfully), they do make it easier to walk around in all day!!
      Mom will love it that hers are your faves!!! You animal print lovers you!! XOXO

  • Such a great post because I tend to not like casual looks myself either, but it is part of life and I have been embracing it more as a mom. The truth is you can do it without looking sloppy! You all have done it so well.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who felt this way, Amy!!
      It’s not like I want to look old fashioned by not embracing the new trends, but I feel like we should show our best side!! So hopefully we can combine the both, right?
      And especially with a little one, now like you have!! It could make running around so much easier!! 🙂

  • Oh, I hope you’ll do a feature on hats! Here in the south we wear everyday hats like my Sunday Afternoon sun hat with a ‘skirt’ to shade my neck for working outside. I rarely think of wearing a hat for other occasions even after I saw how chic a friend who’d had chemo looked when she wore a newsboy cap when we took her to the airport. Hats make a great third item to complete an outfit.

    Earlier in the year I read that slip-on sneakers would be stylish this year. I really like that look and was glad you included some at the end of the post. I bought grey to coordinate my Keds and hair, a new notion I adopted. I like your matching color shoes and cap. I bet Charlotte did, too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How did you know, Jean?? We are right now taking our photos for a hat series!!!
      Do you want to play with us and send me a photo to include on the blog? I’ll be showing them worn casually and for more of a dressed up look?
      I used to have a room full of old fashioned hats (we called it the Hat Room—some were my grandmother’s but others were from the thrift store), but when we downsized I got rid of most of them. But I’m slowly adding some more modern ones to my wardrobe, because really, they are very functional!!!
      🙂
      If you do want to join in for the hat series, just email me jodie@jtouchofstyle.com the photo/s or if you have any questions.!!

  • It took me a long time to start adding sneakers into my wardrobe more, but the trend is definitely growing on me! As y’all showed here, there is a way to wear the trend without being sloppy! 🙂
    By Lauren M

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I’m so glad to hear you say that Lauren. Because I really wasn’t super excited about this trend either (unlike the statement sleeves–now that’s a fun trend).
      But I think the more I see it and hear how others love it–I’ll be revisiting it soon enough!!
      Thanks for chiming in and have a great Monday!

  • Mireille

    I love all of your outfits but I am drooling over your sweater and your hat and I do love your sneakers. I have enjoyed looking at people wearing athletic wear but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I love my converse but not sure about the adidas… your sneakers are a nice in between. Btw can u email me what is coming up, might be able to join for a few if you want an extra blogette 😊

    • Jodie Filogomo

      But I think the converses are so fun too Mireille!! To me they add a little smile to almost any outfit!! Do you want to wear them for this series?? Wednesday will be with leggings or workout wear and Friday with a skirt or dress??
      If not, will you email me first? For some reason my contacts list isn’t coming up because my email company changed it’s platform!!
      I’m so excited you want to join in again!! XOXO

      • Mireille

        I can do the converse with a dress!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Yippee!!!

  • Karen

    Just want to add that I love the subtle stripe in the top your mom has on with that tweed jacket.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      🙂

  • Laura

    I love that tennis shoes are on trend. It makes traveling outfits easier too because you can create a cute outfit around a pair of comfortable tennis shoes! These are all such cute looks! I love them all!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now that I’m getting my brain more used to seeing this trend, I think I am appreciating it more! And hearing other women like it helps tremendously!!
      XOXO

  • Karen

    This is a real departure for me since I rarely wear tennis shoes/athletic shoes/sneakers unless I’m out for a walk. You all made it look very natural, however! I love your necklace and earrings – love flashy things with jeans to punch them up a little. Jude’s jeans are amazing! So perfect for warmer weather! I’m starting to gradually ease into the cuffs on jeans. It felt completely unnatural to me but I’m starting small (small cuffs to create a more “ankle jean” look, but need to try more often!). Nancy went bold with hers and it looks good. I get where your mom is coming from with wanting to coordinate across the pieces she wears. I’m a lot like that too, but since reading your blog I have been inspired to mix things up more, and it’s turning out to be something I enjoy. Your jacket is great Jodie. I’m a big fan of interesting elements to jackets. The drape collar is such a feminine touch and a nice contrast with the jeans. Can’t wait to see what you do with skirts/dresses!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I’m more like you than it may seem, Karen!
      Because truly I’m went into this trend kicking and screaming—ha ha!!
      I want us all to look great….but when in Rome, right?
      I just tried to forward one of the comments to you, but it looks like my email system didn’t save all my saved contacts when they switched platforms. So make sure to come back and read the fabulous comments!!
      Thanks so much for joining in!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I love when fashion gets turned on its ear. Dressy and casual together is such a fun and unexpected look. My daughter in law wears the most darling dresses with sneakers or birkenstock sandals. I also like Nancy’s neutral grey sneaker instead of white and of course your mom’s sneakers are my favorite.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really like how you presented this Bernadette—fashion gets turned on its ear! Because I’m just as guilty of getting into ruts, and I think this trend didn’t speak to me like some of the others have! But hearing other women say how much they like it is huge—so maybe I’ll have to revisit this?
      Thanks for chiming in!!!
      🙂

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    Here’s why I appreciate this post so much. I have plantar fasciitis which rears it’s ugly head when I’m not careful. If I’m going to be on my feet all day – say shopping or sightseeing when I travel, the support offered by athletic shoes are a must. Just wearing cute flats or sandals isn’t enough – I’d be in pain an hour in and that is no fun! So thanks for showing me ways to jazz up my athletic shoes for a put together look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad you pointed this out Cathy—because you’re exactly right. Especially for all day walking, we might as well be realistic, right?
      I’m so glad I decided to do this series, and with the positive words from you all—maybe I’ll revisit it!!
      Happy Monday!!