When I was first approached by PUMA to do this stellar collaboration I thought to myself, "Am I really the right person to represent an activewear brand?" I mean coming from a land where high heels, studs, sequins and pleated skirts I reign all throughout, I figured that the answer was probably no. However, one of the most important things that I've learned while getting my foot in the door of this enticing industry, is that fashion is all about taking risks and putting yourself out there in ways you could have never imagined--and this applies to style too. So with that, I knew this was one challenge I had to accept-- I mean I wouldn't be a true fashionista if I didn't.
I'll be the first to admit, that my feet were thanking the high heavens for having a break from the astronomical heels I wear practically everyday. Plus I don't think doing the infamous "editorial jump shot" (that's what I like to call it anyway) would have worked out if it weren't for the El Rey Slipon Shoe from PUMA's lifestyle footwear line. Functional and fashion-forward this is one style of shoe that I think every girl needs to own even if she's a heel junkie such as myself. It has a great color palette (you really can't go wrong with a muted grey and pretty pink blend) and is the epitome of comfy. Oh and a fun fact worth sharing: I fall more in flats than I do in heels, and I'm happy to report that I didn't fall at all while wearing this classic little (FLAT) shoe.. Not once!
And as far as the tank and hoodie go, I seriously strayed away from my usual territory which consists of slouchy white tees and draping sweaters. I think the only time I really was into hoodies were during my elementary school years-- Not to discredit the functionality and simplicity of hoodies or anything. In fact, the Faas SL tee and hooded jacket proved to be much needed the day we shot this. What else was going to shield me from the morning chill? Aside from this, I learned how to incorporate sports staples such as these with some of my favorite pieces to create a look that caters more to my aesthetic. So, who says that activewear is only appropriate for the gym? Sporty is in, and owning a piece from a lifestyle running line such as Faas a girl can really do no wrong.
Trust me when I say I can really vouch for that last statement, being that after a day of running, prancing and jumping around at Long Island City piers, it turned out that PUMA gear was just what I needed to elevate my wardrobe into Spring... Literally.