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Style Tip: Ditch The Heels For Sneakers

Atlanta personal stylist, Top Atlanta blogger, melodiestewart.com, sneakers street style

There’s a quote floating around the internet that says - “Chase your dreams… in high heels of course.” Girl please, from now on, I’m chasing my dreams in comfortable shoes.

It seems that within the few months leading up to my 40th birthday last year my desire to wear heels has dwindled drastically. Strangely enough I can’t even tell you why. What’s funny is that growing up I was a tomboy and avoided heels like the plague. Then one day I was all girly and heels were my bestie. Now-a-days I rarely wear them.

Pairing sneakers with dresses, skirts or suits is all the rave now, although it’s not a trend that hasn’t been seen before.  However wearing the right sneakers can definitely make a statement.  In fact, Serena Williams worn sneakers to the Met Gala and I don’t blame her.  It’s just proof that comfort and style can go hand in hand.

I won’t go as far as to say that sneakers are the new heels, but if the shoe fits (is that lame or what). While I’m not trying to turn you into a sneakerhead, having a pair or two of stylish and fashionable sneakers is worth it and your feet will thank you. So the next time you get dressed, think about giving your look a different vibe by featuring a cute sneaker.   

Photography: Kaylin James

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How To Make Long Shorts Look Totally Cool

Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, atlanta street style

I never really got into wearing shorts, especially shorts that showed too much thigh meat.  Reason 1. I had scrawny legs, but the main reason is because growing up in the church we couldn't wear pants or shorts.  Now that I'm an adult and can decide what I want to wear, short shorts are still a style I kinda shy away from.

If you're like me and short shorts aren't your thing, but you still want to rock a shorts ensemble, this look is for you.  Now-a-days it seems like the shorts are getting shorter and shorter.  I mean, some girls (and grown women) are walking these streets in shorts so short they may as well be underwear; booty cheeks out and everything (smh and giving the side-eye at the same time).  I don't get it, but to each their own.

In this look I'm sharing how to treat longer length shorts the same way you would a pair of shorter shorts or even a pair of jeans.  While most tend to go the T-shirt route when wearing denim, I chose to wear this off-the-shoulder black & white striped shirt (also worn HERE + HERE).  And because I absolutely love this marigold colored blazer I thought adding it to this look would make a great statement.  It's vibrant, light weight and perfect for this long shorts outfit (check out the first time I wore it HERE).  

Whenever I'm shopping for myself or a client, the goal is to find pieces that are unique and that will make people stop and tell you how fabulous your ensemble is (I won't lie, I love that part).  That's where these super cute sneakers (first time wearing them in this look) with printed scarf adjustable laces come in to make this look stylish and trendy.  A mini book bag purse, some arm candy and a dope pair of shades.... Boom Shakalaka - A totally cool way to make long shorts look awesome.  

I hope this look inspires you to think outside the box.  You'll never know if you like it or actually look good unless you give it a try.  I challenge you to spend a little more time and effort in your closet, you just might shock yourself at what you came come up with.  Btw... wanna see how I've styled these shorts before -- go HERE, HERE + HERE and that one time I wore a shorter pair of shorts HERE.  

Tell me, would you try this look or something similar to it?  If not, what are your reservations for not trying this look?  Let's chat in the comments below. 

Photography by: K Visuals 

Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, atlanta street style
Atlanta personal stylist, top atlanta blogger, atlanta street style

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