Socially Acceptable Sweatsuit
I thought it would be fun to challenge myself and try to take a fashion faux pas as my inspiration and make it into something socially (by which I mean fashion-socially) acceptable. Plus, I'm always going on about how travelling in sweats, yoga pants, or if you're like the group of teenage girls I recently saw at the Miami International Airport, pajama bottoms (yes, really), is pretty much tantamount to walking around in your oldest pair of workout-pile-relegated granny panties. In my mind, yoga pants, pajama bottoms and sweatpants fall into the "underwear" category. Therefore, in sweatpants you're pretty much walking through the airport in your smalls. Waaaay too much information people.
Before I threw together this look, I had been carrying wood and watering my orchids. I was covered in sawdust, bark, and all wet down my front. With the aid of a hairdryer, an oxford cloth blouse, a sweat-skirt last seen here, and my trusty over the knee boots, I was able to make this rather ratty sweatshirt into something that is really comfortable, yet not mortifying to walk through an airport in.
As I've always said, it can be done. I hasten to add here that I'm not for a moment saying that "comfortable" is in any way synonymous with "sweatsuit", but if you must...well. This.
thrifted sweatshirt, similar / H&M sweat skirt (last season), similar/ thrifted express oxford, similar / Tamaris boots (now on sale!) / Louis Vuitton Spedy Bandouliére bag/ Judith Ripka earrings (old), similar