Athleisure has come a long way since I first blogged about it in 2014, but am I pushing the boundaries too much with this look? On top I have Run & Follow Shop’s latest release, the Bubble Top in Green. Its currently available (very limited quantitiy) in our shop (here). On bottom I wore super comfortable Athleta biker shorts and my New Balance dad sneakers (yes, this is my second pair in a row).
The whimsical fun print and barely there, backless style of my crop top perfectly juxtaposes the sporty nature of the bottom half of this look. You know the expression, opposites attract? Thats what I was picturing here.
Because we are still in a world of social distancing in America, I wore this experimental look to the porch of my friends LBI beach house for a casual (socially distanced) dinner. Seeing a few friends and sitting out in the summer heat, I wanted to be comfortable which explains my choice of bottoms and footwear. The top is flirty, fun, and lightweight making it ideal for the summer warmth. It was a great way to wear a going out statement top in a staying in environment.
Now, let’s chat about the top for a second. It’s a “new” design that we made after seeing an influx of backless tops and ruffled crop tops take over TikTok and Instagram in the past few months. It’s our own fun take. The material is 100% repurposed fabric that was originally going into the garbage. We salvaged it and it’s been sitting in our studio for the past month…until now. We produced this top in a fun green print (in this post) with multi sized polka dots and a light blue print with standard polka dots. Each top is handmade and the fit is excellent for almost all bust sizes.
Its a bit of a secret, but we are working on a matching ruffle mini skirt too. (Think: polka dot matching set).
What do you think of the top and the experimental comfy styling?
Hope everyone has been having a safe and beautiful summer.
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