When I included my grey joggers in this challenge, I guess I didn’t realize I also had included that pair of grey jeans you’ve read about over and over again. It’s a bit of a challenge (pun intended) to wear grey jeans and grey joggers back-to-back in an interesting way.
But I think I’ve done it with my open knit salmon sweater and leopard slip-on sneakers.
Side note/question: What shoes to you pair with joggers, outside of the obvious sneakers and heels? Do ballet flats work? What about wedge heels? And, boots? Oh I’d love to know how to pair boots with joggers.
Back to the outfit. I did a sort of front tuck on the sweater to emphasize the jogger-style waist. But it isn’t the traditional front tuck. It’s more of a side-front tuck, one that says “I didn’t perfect this look.” I think having it a little off to the side is fresh and cool. A little more unexpected.
Leopard slip-on sneakers: I love that these are a neutral (because apparently everything is a neutral these days). But they are a true neutral in the sense that they incorporate white, brown, grey and black (read: almost all the neutrals) in one print. So they are a natural pick with pretty much anything.
Grey joggers: These are beyond comfortable. Thanks, Target! I love the low waist, which is a nice break from all those high-waisted jeans that look fantastic but don’t hold up with a 21-lb baby on your hips. Plus, I am beginning to wonder if I have a low waist or am just used to the style because they definitely feel more “me” than mid- or high-rise styles. Perhaps I just like to feel different?
Open-knit sweater: This color pops in this outfit. I often like to have just one item of color in an otherwise neutral outfit. Like a red shoe with all navy, or a salmon sweater with all grey. But the most interesting element of this sweater brings to this outfit, which includes those show-stopping leopard print, is its texture. I don’t pay enough attention to texture, so it takes an in-your-face knit like this one to make me stop, look and listen. Er, well, talk, um, write.
I do believe there’s a lesson in there: Pay more attention to texture. (Clinton would be proud.)