for the love of nike

classic with a twist of quirky

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

Nike classic

We are a species made up of paradoxes and contradictions. There is more than one story to every person, life, and situation. You may think it’s a bit of a stretch, but I feel the same way about personal style. Think about your personality, your likes, and your dislikes. If your personal style reflects who you are, then there is bound to be incongruence somewhere in the mix. You may be an avid football fan who has an apartment covered in pink fluff and lace. Or you could love to dress super feminine, but throw in punk flairs here and there.

The second you condemn what you wear to a single style, things get boring really fast. It’s a snooze-fest when an outfit follows a cookie cutter template for the final vision. You wind up looking like you bought a cheap costume from Spirit Halloween and feeling as though you didn’t put any of yourself into your clothing. The trick to an interesting ensemble is finding the perfect balance and dichotomy of the items in your wardrobe.

One of my favorite genres in my personal style is  classic with a twist of quirky. The thing to love about classic items is that they are in style for ever. You can drop a bit more $$$ on these items because you can keep them around longer. The Ravel shirt I’m wearing above is something I’ve had in my closet since high school, and I think it’s still current to this day. I also love that it makes me feel like I just popped out of an episode of the Jetsons. (and no I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’ve had that top for 6 years) The modern bootcut slacks and wool hat I paired with the Ravel shirt lend themselves to a contemporary take on classic items. Throw in the Nike Liberty hidden wedge sneaker and you have the perfect amount of quirkiness. (my outfit: Ravel top, Gap pants, Marica Moran earrings, Bettina hat from Anthropologie, and Nike Liberty sneaker wedges)

I combined the photos of my apartment with this outfit in particular to show how a mess of eclectic items can come together to represent your personality. Take a closer look at the odds and ends that cover my shelves and walls to see how well diverse objects can flow together.

70 comments

  1. You have great style and looks! You would find my “style” appalling …. jeans and black top almost daily! Oh well, I spend my money on art supplies 😉 To each his/her own. I will live vicariously through you!

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  3. Wow, so much to see. love your photos and that phone and your quikeness! It’s so true the things you write, you are a true artist! i look forward to reading your next post.

  4. Love your style and your kicks! I am also a big fan of mixing eclectic items. For instance, in my living room, I have a mirror from Morocco, a modern couch, an old window pane from the flea market hanging on my wall, as well as pink and brown styrofoam squares on the floor, a princess car, a miniature stroller and the pieces of 7 different puzzles spread around.

  5. Incredible post! Very cool blog…had to follow it right away. Love the black and white photo (obviously)…who knew you could be so classy with a Nike twist. Keep it up!

  6. Gorgeous! Your natural beauty, your make up, the hair, the classic twist…and your cleavage xD All make me think of Monica Bellucci. Love the color combination. That hat looks really cute on you and the trainers are absolutely amazing. I’m after the white and gold version 🙂

  7. Seriously… You have one of the coolest decorated apartments I’ve ever seen. Love your style. Where did you get that phone? It’s hot! I love your blog. Please keep it up!

  8. bergmi

    Really cool discovering your blog – big thanks for liking my post on our brand new blog and bringing it to my attention!
    I’ve got the same Liberty x Nike hi-tops and am absolutely in love with them. Although I live in London I bizarrely snapped them up in Athens!
    Quirky mix of sneakers and fashion and deco you’ve got going, particularly loving the interior pics of course 🙂

    betweeninteriors.com

  9. B

    I am obsessed with these photos and those trainers (a big thing because I never wear trainers). I love everything about them and the colours are wonderful. Thank you for liking my post and leading me to your gorgeous blog!

    • why thank you.
      I guess my love for Nike came at such a young age…
      that it’s hard for me to remember exactly why.
      I grew up a major tomboy, so anything sporty made me very happy.
      Nike has always had a great mix of classic retro sporty and crazy, ingenuous designs.
      I think I was destined to fall for their good looks and charm. 🙂

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