I might be revealing my age a little here, but I remember when I was in middle school EVERYONE had Adidas Superstars. Most people had the classic black tri-stripe, some had red, green, fuschia… I remember half not wanting to give into the trend, and half wanting to beg my mom to buy me a pair as well. But being that we were in intermediate school, I knew it was a fad and the next shoe craze would come along and I’d be begging for a new pair of shoes.

The classic Stan Smiths

Fast forward a decade and a half, and here were are again. This time though, it’s not only Adidas, but all sneakers in general – Converse, New Balance, Steve Madden, Nike, etc! And good golly am I excited.

Sneakers are the answer to everyone’s outfit. Not sure what to wear with that sundress? Already wore those sandals 4 times this week? Wanna be dressed up but not too much? What says “I’m classy but also a little edgy and always ready to party” better than a pair of sneakers?

When I tore my ACL back in Junior year of high school, I needed to wear sneakers because I needed the extra support while my knee healed. Unfortunately for me at the time, track suits with the butt billboard and Ugg boots were more in trend than my beloved “Athleisure”. So I was pretty much confined to a pair of running shoes and an assortment of Soffe shorts to fit over my brace and allow more comfortability when using crutches, especially immediately following my surgery.

This time around (even though it’s just a meniscus tear vs an ACL), I can be chic AND comfortable while having that closed toe shoe support to help with my knee!

hehe! my left knee is still swollen here

As an adult, sometimes we have to get up and do things and go places. A lot of those times, it’s a little inappropriate to show up in sweats (although yoga pants are now becoming more acceptable especially at post barre class brunches)! The best part about sneakers is that they go great with a graphic tee. The best part about graphic tees and sneakers is that paired with the right accessories, you can take something that’s usually very casual into something pretty chic!

Here I tucked my tee up and under into a slight midriff top, paired it with my favorite whatever-season appropriate suede skirt, pulled my hair into a pony after teasing the crown slightly and jazzed it all up with a statement lip with matching statement earrings!

This tee is a special edition Walt’s Wardrobe, and was the wedding favor from Bae’s sister and now brother-in-law’s wedding (also where I aggravated my knee dancing to the point I needed crutches). Love that it’s simple & white, and can be paired with these gorgeous purple Artemis tassle statement earrings from Baublebar.

Lips : Anastasia Beverly Hills Vintage & Madison liquid lipsticks mixed

The possibilities of dressing up or dressing down a pair of sneakers and a tee are endless. What are your faves?

xoxo

The Glam Greek

Normally I’ll have 2 Easters to debut a floral or pastel color outfit, but this year I had only one. Unfortunately it was a hot and sticky Easter (thankfully not as hot and miserably sticky as last year’s); fortunately Pasxa was early enough in the season this year that although it packed some heat, there was a nice spring breeze that cooled us all off as we sat outside and celebrated the holiday with lots of lamb and lots of wine. *salivates*

Earrings : “Sophee” Kendra Scott – rose gold

Steve Madden espadrilles “Elody” (DSW)

Espadrilles make me jump for joy and are THE epitome of summer/springtime shoe.

Love a braid crown for warm days

Top : Stitch Fix || Bottoms : H&M Twill shorts

I’m normally not a fan of flowy tops (they make me feel large and shapeless) but this is perfect for the seasonĀ and my gal-pal Kristen picked it out for me.

Kept makeup very light. My parents have been hosting Greek Easter for an eternity, and as their offspring, we’re expected to help. Which means, there’s a lot of running around trying to be co-hostesses with the mostest(-esses).

FACE : Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in St. Moritz
BROWS : ABH Brow Gel
MASCARA : L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black
LIPS : ABH Tulip

 

xoxo

The Glam Greek