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HOW TO | Mix sportswear with fur and heels – and (somehow) make it work

Sportswear has been on the rise lately but not always in the best way – wearing your gym clothes all day and calling it fashion is just plain wrong. I’ve seen a couple articles online recently that detail the decline of dressing well in favour of dressing down. But why can’t we meet in the middle and make this whole “sportswear-meet-fashion” thing work?

I decided to put it to the test. I laid out my Nike Womens sporty tee and started going through my closet. I had a couple options ready but ultimately I chose this faux fur leopard print wrap skirt that I got for a bargain $7 at a Bloor West second hand shop. At first I wasn’t so sure… it seemed like an odd pairing.

However, when I saw the photos afterwards, I thought the outfit looked really good (not to be conceited). So I’m glad to say that I’ve found a happy medium. You can get away with wearing a ratty old gym shirt (that I must admit, I’ve never worn to the gym) and pair it with a faux fur mini skirt and Topshop heels and you’re good to go.

Don’t believe me, just watch.


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