May 12, 2015

Five Tips For How To Wear Jogger Pants

With the rise of athletic-inspired apparel and the growing popularity of casual "athleisure" attire in our modern lives, the popularity of the jogger pant makes perfect sense. It's a comfortable, easy-to-wear wardrobe staple that can transition from workout to the workplace (or vice versa) with ease. These are certainly not the sloppy sweatpants of the past! Sure, the silhouette is slouchy and relaxed, but the right pair can channel both a professional and street-style ready vibe. With modern versions having tapered legs, rolled hems, and roomy pockets, they be worn in many chic ways, especially when dressed up like the ladies below.

How To Wear Jogger Pants, jogger pants outfit ideas and street style

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I love how the dressy element of high heels juxtaposes the relaxed shape of the joggers. Just add a silky blouse and you've got an instant outfit! 

Below, a peek at how I wore a floral pair from Target in early 2014 with a bomber jacket and high heeled booties.

how to wear printed jogger pants

floral print jogger pants outfit idea

Maybe you're like me - a fan of leggings or skinny jeans and wary of voluminous pant leg shapes. Perhaps you'd like to dip your toes into the trend, but you're not sure how to wear jogger pants. 

Here are five tips that I've learned for how to wear jogger pants:

Do treat jogger pants like trousers and dress them up with polished footwear, especially for the office. Choose minimal open-toe heels or refined pumps to effortlessly elevate your look. 

Don't wear your pants too big or slouchy. Think slightly loose and above the ankle when it comes to fit. Roll the hems if you like to show off your favorite heels. 

Do pair your jogger pants with a dressy blouse or cropped jacket. Balance out the volume of the lower half with a more tailored silhouette on top. I love bomber jackets (for example, this lace style), moto jackets, and cropped blazers (like this chic style). 

Don't go overboard on sportswear staples. The look should be laid-back and relaxed, but not too sporty. The look is best achieved with a balance of dressy and casual pieces. When in doubt, take your style cues from J.Crew and choose sophisticated but preppy pieces for a chic vibe.

Do consider prints and patterns as long as they don't overwhelm your frame. Proportion and scale are key. If prints aren't your thing, then keep it classic with denim, silk, chambray, or rayon styles in solids and neutral colors.

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May 6, 2015

Dots and Denim

LC Lauren Conrad Minnie Mouse red polka dot soft shorts with an AG Jeans denim jacket, Merona turnlock mini satchel, and ankle strap heels

LC Lauren Conrad Minnie Mouse red polka dot soft shorts, AG jeans denim jacket, Mossimo lace crop top

LC Lauren Conrad Minnie Mouse red polka dot soft shorts, Mossimo lace crop top, AG Jeans denim jacket

Ray-Bans, Mossimo lace crop top, 'Robyn' denim jacket c/o AG Jeans, LC Lauren Conrad Minnie Mouse polka dot shorts c/o Kohl's, Merona turnlock mini satchel, and Glaze heels (similar style under $80)

I'm blending casual and dressy elements with my newest look featuring a print I don't wear very often - polka dots. It's a refreshing change of pace for me, especially in a vibrant shade of red. Sometimes you gotta switch things up when it comes to color and print!

If you're a fan of Minnie Mouse or dot prints, then you might enjoy the new Minnie Mouse collection by LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl's. Perhaps you saw her Cinderella collection, which featured pastels, tulle, and sequin accents. Her second Disney collection is very different. It's filled with playful graphics, lightweight tees, and girlie Minnie Mouse-inspired flourishes such as bows. See more from the collection and get tips on sizing in my LC Lauren Conrad Minnie Mouse review on Fashion Trend Guide.

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May 5, 2015

The Sporty Set


The Key To Chic wears a Juicy Couture tropical print French terry top and shorts with Adidas Superstar 2 sneakers

Juicy Couture tropical print French terry top and shorts with Mossimo front zip backpack

Juicy Couture tropical print French terry top and shorts with Mossimo front zip backpack

The Key To Chic wears a Juicy Couture tropical print French terry top and shorts with Adidas Superstar 2 sneakers

The Key To Chic wears a Juicy Couture tropical print French terry top and shorts with Adidas Superstar 2 sneakers

J.Crew sunglasses, Juicy Couture roll-cuff French terry top and shorts c/o Kohl's, Mossimo backpack, Forever 21 studded bracelets, and Adidas sneakers

A change of pace from what you usually see here. I'm taking a page out of the athleisure book for this look which combines two things that hold a special place in my sartorial heart: matched sets and tropical prints. This set is by Juicy Couture, and nope, it's not velour, but it's just as comfortable. Paired with a backpack and classic sneakers, it's just as perfect for running around town to stalk the Lilly for Target and Milly for Kohl's collections as it is for exploring the earthy regions of my local park.




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April 30, 2015

Spring Color Mix


Fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Cotton On cable knit sweater with Merona jacquard shorts, a Kate Spade Cobble Hill Little Minka bag, and beaded sandals.

Fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Cotton On cable knit sweater with Merona jacquard shorts, and a Kate Spade Cobble Hill Little Minka bag

Fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Cotton On cable knit sweater with Merona jacquard shorts, a Kate Spade Cobble Hill Little Minka bag, and beaded sandals.

Cotton On sweater (similar in black, cream or beige), Merona jacquard shorts (similar under $20), flea market beaded necklace (another cute style I love), Kate Spade Little Minka bag, Shoe Republic LA sandals (similar by Sam Edelman or similar under $25)

As April comes to an end, I've still got Lilly for Target on the brain, but I'm momentarily stepping away from the profusion of florals in my closet in favor of an equally colorful world traveler vibe. 


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