outfit brainstorm: the sneakers

It’s time for this month’s #momstyleremix link-up…and once again, I don’t really have many outfits in my archives that fit this month’s theme. Anne and Jenn have chosen to feature sneakers this month, and pretty much the only time I wear sneakers is for my morning runs, apparently. I do have some neglected sneakers (of the non-running variety) in my closet, so it’s high time I thought up some new outfits for them.

the leopard slip-ons

Leopard is considered a neutral these days, right? Nonetheless, I still don’t seem to reach for these leopard print slip-ons very often. I can see myself pairing them with a few of my favorite basics though–a denim jacket, a graphic tee, and my favorite olive chinos.


denim jacket // similar tee // similar pants // similar sneakers

I’ve become a big fan of blush with black + white lately, so these shoes seemed like a good opportunity to play with that color combination. This outfit would be perfect for running errands on the weekend with Caleb.


similar tee // similar jeans // watch // similar sneakers

the chambray lace-ups

Technically, I’ve worn these sneakers on the blog before–last summer when I was quite pregnant. The outfit below is very similar: striped t-shirt dress + red bag + gold watch. Adding this one to the queue for this spring!


similar dress // similar bag // similar watch // similar sneakers

I also tried to come up with a summer look with these sneakers. There’s something so appealing about the Taylor Swift-esque look of shorts with canvas sneaks. Honestly, I think this outfit would be cuter with white or a cheery colored sneaker, but it could work…


similar tank // similar shorts // similar sneakers // similar earrings

How would you wear sneakers?


outfit brainstorm: the sweatshirt

Anne and Jenn are hosting their #momstyleremix link-up again, and this month’s theme is sweatshirts. The trouble is, I really don’t have any sweatshirt outfits to share with you! I used this as an opportunity to brainstorm a few outfit ideas with the sweatshirts I have in my closet.

the embellished sweatshirt

I really like this sweatshirt due to its built-in jewelry–gotta love pieces that streamline getting dressed! I wore an outfit similar to this one a few months ago, but I like this version better–I think the collared shirt underneath makes it a bit more polished.


similar sweatshirt // similar jeans // similar pumps// shirt

I also tried to think up a way to wear this sweatshirt into spring. I stuck with black skinnies here, but I’m also thinking it might be fun to try this top with white jeans too.


similar sweatshirt // similar jeans // similar flats // sunglasses

the short-sleeved sweatshirt

I bought this short-sleeved sweatshirt last fall as a last-minute, super cheap ($3!) addition to my maternity wardrobe. I mostly just wore it as a comfy top around the house during my last trimester, but now I’m trying to make it work as a regular top. I’ve already worn it several times as pictured below, with olive chinos and booties.


similar sweatshirt // similar chinos // similar booties // similar necklace

Because it’s short-sleeved, I feel like it might be a good transition piece for spring too. I’m picturing it with coral jeans and my new tortoise shell sunglasses. Maybe some gold jewelry too!


similar sweatshirt // similar jeans // sandals // sunglasses

the striped sweatshirt

This top is not quite as heavy as a sweatshirt, but too thick to be a tee, so I’m lumping it into the former category. Stripes are pretty easy to style, but the addition of the lace embellishment has kinda thrown me for a loop in terms of styling this piece. I’m thinking it would look nice layered underneath a utility jacket.


similar sweatshirt // similar jacket // similar jeans // flats

Once it warms up a bit, I think this top could easily be tucked in (or not?) with my flippy navy skirt.


similar sweatshirt // similar skirt // similar flats // similar earrings

So now I guess I have no excuse not to wear my sweatshirts–I’ve got six outfits already planned!

How would you wear a sweatshirt for spring?

Linking up with Anne and Jenn for the #momstyleremix.