Sporty Chic: Forever 21 Varsity Stripe Sweater

Sportswear-inspired styles are right on trend this fall.  This season, the sporty looks that have emerged from the major runways are quite sophisticated, a word we probably don’t usually use to describe athletic clothing.

Most recently, at Saint Louis Fashion Week, Viktor Luna and Jennifer Chun presented two fresh takes on the sporty chic trend.  I was especially drawn to Jennifer Chun‘s collection, which infused athletic details in a fun and feminine way.

When I spotted today’s featured Varsity Stripe sweater by Forever 21, I knew it was coming home with me.  It’s a medium weight, black sweater with cream varisty stripes on the sleeves. It also has a very luxe look for its under $25 price tag.

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe Waffle Knit Sweater, Forever 21 leather shorts 4c
Corner of McRee and Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe Waffle Knit Sweater, Forever 21 leather shorts 3c

Sweater—Forever 21 (not online yet) | similar F21 style, option

Shorts—Forever 21 | similar

Boots—Target (fall ’12) | similar, similar

Bag—Rebecca Minkoff via TJ Maxx

Earrings—Kendra Scott
Rings—Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack | similar

Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar

Lip—Mac “Rebel” lipstick

My STLFW Style for Project Runway

So, we’re halfway through the ten-day, extended Saint Louis Fashion Week.  What a whirlwind it’s been so far! I’m so proud to live in a city that produces such high-quality fashion experiences.  Be sure to catch all my coverage on the events.

Today’s post shares what I wore to the Project Runway show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.  That night, I opted for a hip, black and white look.  I paired a black camisole with faux leather shorts and completed the look with a tuxedo blazer, multiple strands of pearls, and a studded clutch.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Quilted Shorts, JCrew factory multistrand pearl necklace, tuxedo jacket collage

Forever 21 Faux Leather Quilted Shorts, JCrew factory multistrand pearl necklace 1

Forever 21 Faux Leather Quilted Shorts, JCrew factory multistrand pearl necklace

Forever 21 Faux Leather Quilted Shorts, JCrew factory multistrand pearl necklace, tuxedo jacket 2

Forever 21 Faux Leather Quilted Shorts, JCrew factory multistrand pearl necklace, tuxedo jacket 1
My metallic manicure was done by Kristen Linares at her studio,
Thirteenth and Washington.

Camisole—Old Navy | similar
Jacket—Central Park West via Century 21 | similarsimilar
Shorts—Forever 21 | similar
Shoes—Franco Sarto via Marshalls | option
Earrings—Kate Spade via TJ Maxx | similar
Necklaces—J.Crew Factory, Vince Camuto | similar
Rings—Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack | similar
Watch—Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack
Bag—Rebecca Minkoff via TJ Maxx
Lip—Mac “Rebel” & Mac “Currant” lip pencil

Kendra Scott Discount Code for Economy of Style Readers

If you’re a regular reader, you surely know that I adore Kendra Scott jewelry.  Since purchasing my first pair of pink agate Danielle earrings back in 2011, I’ve developed a fondness for the brand, and I’ve accumulated a little collection.

Kendra Scott “Danielle” earrings are my all-time favorites.  These earrings, standout stones set in 14K gold plated materials, always add the perfect pop of color to any outfit.  Here are a few looks completed by my Danielle earrings.

Nyla earrings are my second favorite style.  I have a pair that flaunts tone on tone coral stones making the earrings equal parts edgy and bohemian.  Lately, though, I’ve been drawn to studs and the Virginia studs are so appealing with their vintage vibe.  Whatever your fancy, there’s likely a Kendra Scott style for you.  I’m excited, then, that Kendra Scott is offering all Economy of Style readers 15% off any purchase with the code “EOS15” valid through September 21.

Use code “EOS15” to get 15% off storewide at Kendra Scott (valid through 9/21 midnight CST):

Disclosure:  Kendra Scott has provided the discount code for EOS readers.  As a member of the Kendra Scott affiliate program, purchases made using the links in this post may result in a commission for this blog.  All of the opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

St. Louis Premium Outlets Opens to Huge Crowds

The second of two new outlet malls in the St. Louis area opened last week.  This one, the St. Louis Premium Outlets, brings incomparable bargain shopping opportunities to fashion conscious shoppers in the area.

Chances are many of you have shopped at a Premium Outlet mall.  There are locations all across the country. I’ve shopped at six Premium Outlets in the past, including San Marcos, Allen, Chicago, Woodbury, and Cincinnati. So, I visited the St. Louis Premium Outlets with high hopes.

Map of Premium Outlet centers is from
Blue check marks indicate centers I’ve visited.  Which ones have you visited?
Find your nearest center.

The St. Louis Premium Outlets surpassed my expectations.  The selection of stores is expansive and carefully curated to meet the needs of various shoppers—men, women, and children.  Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, and Coach appeared to be St. Louis favorites because there were long lines just to enter those stores during the grand opening.

Don’t have a favorite store yet?  No worries.  To showcase as many of the stores, the St. Louis Premium Outlets has a racetrack design that also allows for easy access for customers.  Grab a map or follow the posted signs to navigate the facility like a pro.

Before you shop, consider joining the Premium Outlets VIP shoppers club.  Membership is free!  Vip shoppers receive exclusive coupons from retailers at the mall, like 10% off your entire purchase at Kate Spade.  Members also receive periodic updates and sale information.  By the way, I hear that the St. Louis Premium Outlets is the place to be on ‘Black Friday’.  Shhh…

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Disclosure:  St. Louis Premium Outlets invited me to the grand opening celebration of the center.  I received a gift card to shop the event.  As always, the opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

Leopard Pullover + Denim Shorts

We’ve had the best weather in St. Louis this week.  It’s been fairly cool with highs in the low 70s.  Nice, right? This cooler weather is prompting me to seriously begin thinking about fall and fall fashion.    You’ve seen my post on faux leather finds in the off-price market.  In today’s post, I’m spotlighting another fall trend—leopard.  Yes, leopard, the new neutral, is back!

In an attempt to hold on to summer a bit longer, though, I’m pairing a leopard pullover sweater with denim shorts.  The pullover sweater is worn over a camisole to add interest.  Orange snakeskin wedges, purple agate earrings, and an old Gap duffel bag complete the look.

I’m linking with Mix and Match Fashion for the Summer Style challenge today.

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO

Back in the day, I used to purchase a Gap leather handbag every year.  They were luxe-looking and quite
stylish.  I’ve had this duffel handbag from the Gap since the summer of 2003.  Timeless beauty, right?
Recent bag collections at the Gap have gotten my interest again, like these two-tone leather pouches
and these colorblock crossbody bags.

Sweater—Jones New York Signature via TJ Maxx | similar
Camisole—Old Navy | similar
Shorts—c/o Articles of Society (sold at Nordstrom)
Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls | option
Bag—Gap (Sum ’03)
Earrings—Kendra Scott
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar
Sunglasses—Cole Haan | similar