How to Wear Athletic Shoes for the Office

I am loving the athleisure trend lately!  Athleisure is a trend where workout clothing is worn in other settings than the gym.  This can include leggings, yoga pants, zip front hooded sweatshirts, and tennis shoes dressed up and styled fashionably.   The idea of being comfortable yet stylish is key in my busy life!  The fact that you can pair athletic shoes with just about anything makes me happy!  As a teacher, I am constantly on my feet and there are some days I know that will be crazier than others!

Outfit Details || Dress: JCrew Factory || Shoes: Nike T6 || Jacket: Loft || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Sunglasses: Loft ||


These Nike TR6 shoes have become some of my favorite pairs!  I bought them last October for a trip to Disney.  I wanted something that was versatile and that I could dress up a little depending on the outfit and what we were doing.  They are so comfortable I wanted to try and to wear them for school on a non jeans day.  Here are three tips on how to wear a pair of athletic shoes at the office!

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1.  Cotton Dress

Cotton dresses are extremely comfortable and in the right style can be dressed up or down depending on the look your going for.  This dress from JCrew factory has become a favorite.  The fit is absolutely perfect.  For reference I am wearing a size small.  I loved this one so much at $24.00, I bought it in two other colors.

2.  Cute Jacket!

A bomber jacket can dress up any look.  I have been looking for one for quite awhile and when I found this one at Loft I fell in love.  I loved the silky material and they colors of the floral print.  They were perfect to transition into fall!

3.  Jewelry

Adding accessories to any look gives it a more polished feel.  They don’t have to be over the top pieces either.  A simple pendent necklace and earrings give this look a finished appeal.

Have you tried the athleisure trend yet?  If so what is your favorite styles to wear?



Comm-Ci Leggings and Giveaway

One of my favorite go to outfits on the weekend is leggings and a top.  I love that leggings are extremely comfortable, but can still be worn in a way that makes me feel put together.  Comm-Ci leggings are so comfortable and flattering.  The material is thick enough to help smooth and yet lightweight so that they are comfortable.

Comm-ci Fashion was created by five women who lived a hectic, busy life.  They felt they never had enough outfits and sought an immediate solution that could provide them with a different look each day. They sought comfortable clothes, yet clothes that would be fashionable while fully shaping their body. Comm-Ci well-designed leggings provided the solution for these issues.

I am wearing the high-waisted, blue skinny leggings.  If you are wanting your own pair use code MANDYBAKER20 to receive 20% off or head over to my Instagram page to enter a giveaway to win your own pair!



Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Comm-ci Fashion.  All thoughts and content are my own.


How to Wear: Athletic Shoes

I wanted to start a new series with some of my favorite Instagram ladies!  I am thinking this would be a fun monthly edition!  Let me know if you enjoyed this and would like to see more!


Athletic shoes has been my favorite fashion trend!  As a momma of two active boys, I have loved being able to figure out new ways to wear these wondrous shoes! I love how comfy has become stylish!  I have linked up with some of my Instagram besties to show you how we style these closet staples!  Which way is your favorite?

Outfit Details || Top:  c/0 Haute Shop Co. ||


Outfit Details || Jacket:  c/o Haute Shop Co.  ||

I love taking pieces and tops that are comfy and classic and dressing them down with a pair of athletic shoes.  My two favorite pairs right now are my Nikes and New Balance shoes.  Both pairs work in so many ways in my closet and have been in constant rotation!


Amanda from @abc_mom_style and ABC Mom Style:  These little white and rose gold Adidas are so fun!  The gold stripes add such a great feminine touch and I just love how they go well with anything!  Of course, they are perfect with a causal look – oversized sweater and distressed boyfriend jeans.  But don’t be afraid to pair them with something more unexpected.  They are adorable with a nicer layered look – plaid, cute sweater, black skinnies and some bling.  It’s been a while since it was “acceptable” to wear sneakers with anything other than athletic wear.  Take advantage of this trend and truly be comfortable and cute at the same time!


Ann from @teacherannie:  I love my Adidas, and I wear them all the time! They are the perfect shoes to make a dress more casual or edgy, and they are perfect with leggings and skinnies. Here, my favorite kicks paired with a sundress ( last year from Who What Wear for Target) and an old bomber jacket from Old Navy, I’m comfortable for a day of shopping and lunch, but I could quickly change out the shoes and topper, and I’m ready for a date with my husband!

My favorite look is to pair my Adidas with leather leggings, a graphic tee, and this slouchy velvet blazer. It’s great for day or night, it’s supremely comfortable, and I feel great in it!

I reach for these shoes more than any others in my closet.

(photo credit to Jennifer Shi and Sydney Robinson)


Dinah from @stylishprofessor:  What an honor to share this post with my Instagram besties! Thanks so much to Mandy for inviting us today.  The main athletic shoe I wear are my Converse. I have them in 4 different colors, and LOVE that they can be dressed up or down. These black converse, together with the moto jacket and tee, keep the tulle skirt from being overly frilly.

I also have a pair of navy and mint Reeboks that I definitely don’t use for running 🙂 They pair really well with a gingham shirt, cardi, and jeans. I hope you find some fun ways to style your athletic shoes!


Apryl from @prylb: I’m not a “serous” walker, but my dog is serious about getting her daily walk. So I put on comfy shoes every evening & we strut the neighborhood. Luckily, having comfort doesn’t mean I can’t have a fun print.  And running to the store after a walk doesn’t require a change of shoes😊


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LIUID Shoes: Cute and a Good Cause

Featured in Post || Shoes: c/o LIUID||Bag:  c/oVera Bradley]|| Makeup Case:  c/oVera Bradley||  Yoga Mat:  c/oVera Bradley|Tumbler:  c/oVera Bradley |


I was excited when LIUID Shoes contacted me to collaborate on their 375 project.  There is nothing that I love more than when fashion helps supports a cause.  They are currently collaborating with NY Jets Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall and his non-profit organization, PROJECT 375. Together they have designed a shoe that helps shed light on the stigma surrounding mental health.



When designing these shoes so many of the aesthetics were taken into consideration.  The bright green color that is featured in both men’s and women’s shoes is the official color of the PROJECT 375 campaign.  The small speckles represents that at first glance everyone looks fine, but under the surface more than 100 million Americans are struggling with a mental illness.  With each pair of shoes that are purchased LIUID Shoes will donate $18 dollars towards PROJECT 375


Outfit Details || Top:  Old Navy || Pants: Under Armour  || Shoes: c/o LIUID ||

No matter what you are dealing with remember that there is help.  When all else fails believe in yourself and know that there is someone else out there who knows what you are feeling, and brighter days are to come.



Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Liuid and Vera Bradley and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Coco Limon





Athleisure wear is something that has been lacking in my closet. I was so excited when COCO Limon NYC contacted me to team up and try their leggings!

After a long week, I needed some relaxation this weekend. With the cooler temps we had, I couldn’t wait to try the long yoga leggings from COCO Limon NYC. These leggings did not disappoint! They were extremely soft, and fit perfectly. The leggings did not bunch or fall down throughout the day. They even lasted on a walk with my little guy!

I’m looking forward to continuing experimenting with the athleisure trend into the fall! For more style ideas check out my pinterest board. I would love to see your take on athleisure. Please share your favorite look on my facebook page or tag me on instagram!

DISCLAIMER:  I have partnered with Coco Limon for this post, however all opinions are my own.