So its already Mid -April and it feels like the the year is moving a bit to fast for me, but am not complaining by any means because in these past few months I’ve done a lot, from collaborating with some really cool brands, growing my business with my business partner Crystal better known as my Doll and managing to keep a 9-5 career going all at the same time.Like I mentioned in my “2016 WHAT I DID’NT KNOW” post, I made a bit of a career change and a lot of self discovery from last year to now, striking that New balance has been important to me, and with finding that balance comes a few new adjustments in my fashion choices (any excuse to grow that fashion closet)
I remember thinking wearing trainers anywhere but the gym was a fashion no no! but lately I’ve found myself gravitating towards wearing trainers/ sneakers with my everyday fashion looks, because to be quiet honest my days are manic to say the least. So comfort and style are key , my day usually starts off with me driving yo work running some work errands and come lunch time I’m off to meet Crystal for a Duo Desk meeting or sourcing then back to work and before I know it, its time to freshen-up and get ready for an event or a fashion front row moment. I am not quiet sure I could do all that in a pair of heels all day. So to help me trail easily through my day I partnered up with Lifestyle sneaker brand New Balance to come up with two looks that showcase my favourite New Balance sneakers, and how they fit into a day in my life.
For the first look I went for the 574 Beach Cruiser which I styled up for a typical day at the office which involves a lot of running around and driving too, so these candy coloured New Balances go well with my chic pink power suit.
Pink Suit/ Woolworths ( Last Year)
White Shirt / Gelideli fashion house
Sneakers/ 574 Beach Cruiser ,New Balance
The second look would be something I would change into for a long night at fashion week, not only will I be comfortable but this 420 Re-Engineered pair of New Balances gives my lace dress some street cred.
Dress/ Mila Fashion District
PomPom on bag/ Factorie
PomPom on wrist/ Top Shop
Sneakers / New Balance 420 Re-Engineered
WRITTEN BY: Palesa Mahlaba
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Jerri Mokgofe