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Can I just say out loud that I’m so glad “athleisure” is a thing? Because hello – comfy, yet somehow put together is basically the best. You get to hang out in loungewear, without looking like you’re wearing pajamas. I have this obsession with all things blush, and keep getting asked how to style them.
While scrolling Zappos last week, I found the most gorgeous blush sneakers. New Balance’s Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit is a supremely comfortable and breathable shoe. And when I saw it was offered in “Charm/White”, I fell in love. It’s a gorgeous marled ballet / blush pink sneaker, and the stuff of dreams.
Y’all know I love Zappos. For so so so many reasons. First, their shipping is amazing. Because I’m signed up for the (FREE) Zappos rewards program, I get FREE 1 day shipping. Which means even my last-minute self can always have the shoes I want, when I need. Plus, not only do they have a 365 return policy, but their customer service has always been impeccable. The one time I had a small issue, they went above and beyond. And definitely secured a customer for life.
I am obsessed with the way New Balance’s Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit feels. It’s like a minimal shoe, with maximum comfort. Super lightweight and stretchy, I wear them with and without socks. I needed a new pair for the gym, but also wanted something cute enough for our upcoming trip to Europe. I know we’ll be walking a TON and wanted something I could throw in my suitcase or backpack. Testing them out around town, they will be perfect for all the miles we’ll be walking around London and Reykjavik!
Zappos.com + New Balance
No matter whether I’m looking for a great new pair of sneakers for the gym, a pair for date night, or a great winter boot, Zappos has it ALL. Their range of styles and selection is unmatched online. When I wanted to replace an old pair of my New Balance sneakers from high school, I knew where to go first. And I was not disappointed! Zappos has a HUGE variety of New Balance for everyone in the family. Plus, it’s super easy to filter exactly what you’re looking for in your next pair of New Balance at Zappos.
I have been wearing New Balance as far back as I can remember. I’ve always loved how they have classic AND fun styles. So no matter whether it was just a new pair of shoes for school, or practice shoes for Crew or Lacrosse, New Balance had it. And I love that that’s still the case! There are bold styles that are bright and in your face, which I love for the gym. Having something loud and proud on my feet always gets me motivated! It’s like I’m telling myself to be bold and to just go for it. Especially on those mornings I’m dragging and the gym is the last place I want to be.
Here are 3 of my favorite ways to wear blush sneakers + athleisure for Fall + Winter!
1. Striped hoodie + vest + boyfriend jeans + blush sneakers
This is probably my favorite school drop off and pickup outfit. It’s easy. It’s effortless. And I still totally look “ready” for the day. I love playing on the athleisure with a relaxed fit striped hoodie and throwing a quilted vest over top.
It instantly screams Fall! You could totally wear this with leggings, but I feel like the relaxed fit of a great pair of boyfriend jeans is really what takes this from gym to real world. The blush color of these New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit is the perfect way to add a little femininity so I don’t feel so blah. A little half tuck of the sweatshirt helps tie the whole thing together!
2. Chunky sweater + sweater jacket + scarf + leggings + blush sneakers.
You want easy? Done. You want warm and cozy? You’ve got it. This is like my Hygge outfit. I love that it is effortless, yet put together enough to do anything: run errands, go on a play date, meet a friend for lunch, and everything in between. I like to keep my outfit pretty neutral, but bring in the pink tones with a scarf. That way it plays up the color of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit and helps make them pop!
The best part is you can add or subtract layers as it warms / cools! Because this athleisure + blush sneakers look is with leggings, I always make sure my tops are long enough. In this chunky cowl neck sweater, I actually went up a size to get the look I wanted. This outfit is also perfect for pregnancy and postpartum as well!
3. Tee + hoodie + sherpa jacket + ripped skinny jeans + blush sneakers.
Hands down this is my favorite of all three looks. The second I saw the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit sneakers on Zappos, this was the outfit I envisioned in my head. I LOVE olive green + blush together. Then when you add the black and white, it’s just the perfect combo. This look makes it seem like I put a lot of effort into myself, when really, I just added a few layers and ran out the door.
Again, this is my idea outfit for while the seasons are changing. I’ve got layers I can remove and add depending on how cold or hot it gets. And I look Pinterest ready, even though I’m running on 3 cups of dark roast coffee and about 4 hours of sleep. Adding a hat to tie in the olive color makes it feel complete! And it’s hard to tell in some of these photos, but the knit pompom beanie is a marled olive, with white and pink speckles!
There you have it!
Three super easy ways to incorporate athleisure and blush sneakers into your fall wardrobe. Don’t forget to head over to Zappos and check out their amazing selection, including my favorite everyday shoes: New Balance. Great pricing, amazing customer service, and free fast shipping. The trifecta of awesomeness when it comes to online shopping. And let me know what you find!