Trend Report: Late Summer #Athleisure Looks with Legs

Summer’s heatwaves are already giving way to cool breezes and cloudy days, giving us just the excuse we need to pull our seasonal layers out of storage–and buy some fabulous “back to school” shoes, of course. This week, we’re especially digging the sporty vibes of Naturalizer’s new Active Collection; its dark colorways and sleek silhouettes pair perfectly with casual daywear and luxe accessories and inspired the two ensembles below.

Should you decide to give the sneaker-and-skirt look a go, keep in mind that fit and proportion are everything: A kicky A-line skirt rocks with athletic footwear…unless it falls too far below the knee, at which point it skews frumpy. Sporty kicks and a T-shirt dress seem made for each other…as long as the dress skims the body and doesn’t swallow you whole. However you style your outfit’s main ingredients, spice it all up with chic extras like a snakeskin printed leather handbag, a clever phone case or rose gold hardware, to strike a perfect balance between casual and glam. You’ll be turning heads in no time–and your feet will thank you!

BZees Polyvore 3

The ensemble above swaps ballet flats for BZees’ new Nurture slip-on. Its low vamp and cording detail give the illusion of mile-long legs when paired with a bold cerulean skirt. Finish the look with a futuristic jacket, silver accents and our new Catia1 cross-body bag.

BZees look 2

This look gives fall’s hottest color trend a kick. Complement BZees’ new Nova slip-on with a matching bordeaux moto jacket, gray T-shirt dress and rose-colored aviators. Feminine jewelry and our new Serpent handbag make it all office-apropos.

Show us how you do #athleisure on Instagram, and tag your image with #Naturalizer!

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