Athleisure for spring 2017

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Kendra Scott necklace (old, also love this one) / YSL lipstick / navy sparkle tee (love how it sparkles!!!) / denim shirt c/o Bridge & Boro (worn at NYFW here) / Mansur Gavriel bucket bag / floral iPhone case / Kendra Scott ring / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Daniel Wellington / cuff c/o Daniel Wellington / leggings c/o Thacker NYC (worn at NYFW here) / Adidas sneakers in rose gold (some retailers call it copper) (love!!!)

The athelisure trend for spring 2017 is in full swing! With warmer temperatures and busy spring days, athleisure is the easy and comfortable way to get through the day. Love this trend for spring!

Since athleisure is about as close to walking around town in workout clothes as I am going to get, I tried to glam up my casual daytime look. If you are wondering how to wear the athleisure trend for spring 2017, it is actually quite easy! All you need is one pair of comfy leggings or sweatpants, a fabulous pair of Adidas sneakers, a cute yet casual tee, and of course your go-to Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Voila! Athleisure for spring 2017!

This sparkle tee in navy with rose gold threading is a full on game changer. It is a casual, basic tee by nature, yet elevated because it sparkles. I have to admit, I also bought it in beige with yellow golden threads. It is perfect for making everyday jeans and a tee into a glamorous ensemble. I love how it makes these leggings and a tee outfit something special.

Athleisure for spring would not be as cool as it is without a pair of Adidas sneakers! Back in the 1990s I owned a pair with navy stripes, and before that, I had the old school, green striped version. For spring 2017, I decided to glam things up and I bought them with the rose gold stripes. I love the rose gold!!! If you are looking for a pair of street sneakers with an IT factor, these are the sneakers for you! They come in different colors too, so there is something for everyone. You can find them online here.

Ever since fashion week, I have been living in this denim shirt and these comfy leggings. Isn’t it fun to mix up clothing from your closet and make them glam one day, and casual the next? Love that!

So the ultimate casual look this spring is the athleisure trend. If you are looking for a way to be fashionable and fabulous, without breaking your ankles in platform heels, then the athleisure trend for spring 2017 is for you! I know I am living in it this season, and this outfit is my absolute favorite!

One last thing, my cute little ten-year-old daughter took these photos, are they great! She is so talented!

So what do you think of the athleisure trend for spring 2017? Will you be rocking it this warm weather season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Stripes for spring 2017

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Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway, (photo courtesy of Desigual PR)

The spring season is here! This means it is time to start rocking those spring trends! The biggest trend from the New York Fashion Week runways for spring/summer 2017 was stripes. Designers showed everything from apparel to handbags to shoes with stripes. Stripes were shown in multi-color designs, varying sizes, asymmetrical, and mixed together. No two stripes were alike!

While some may argue stripes are merely a classic spring nautical trend, one cannot ignore that stripes for spring 2017 are not your average spring stripe! Stripes for spring 2017 are cutting-edge, fresh, and taking us in an entirely new direction. This is trend a to have fun with, mix up, and enjoy for spring! Love that!

Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW (photo credit Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista)

Stripes are such a fun trend for the spring 2017 season. You can wear your stripes on your clothing, at the beach, on your shoes, or adorned on your handbag. If you simply cannot choose, you can wear your stripes anywhere you please! This season is all about mixing things up, wearing a lot of different colors, and wearing stripes alone or paired together. Stripes on stripes on stripes!!! Love!

Here are few of my favorite clothing options for spring 2017 adorned in glorious stripes!

There are so many options for wearing stripes this spring 2017 season. It is so hard to choose!

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017 NYFW (photo credit Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista)

If head to toe stripes is not your thing, there are other ways you can rock the stripes trend for spring 2017. If you want to be quiet with your stripes, you can always wear a fabulous pair of shoes with overt, or discreet stripes. Here are a few of my favorite striped shoes for spring 2017.

I really love the sneakers shown above; I have the same pair! On my wish list for spring is a pair of striped espadrilles. One of the options shown above will eventually end up in my closet for spring. But which to choose?!

Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW (photo courtesy of Nicholas K PR)

Another fun way to rock the stripes trend for spring 2017 is by wearing a striped handbag. You can wear a small, everyday bag with multi-color stripes, or go for something a bit bigger such as a beach bag, or tote. Here are a few of my favorite striped handbags for spring 2017 from around the web.

Lastly, stripes are incredibly fun at the beach or poolside. Here are a few fabulous swimsuits, beach towels, and poolside accessories which can be taken to the beach or the pool this spring, and also summer, seasons. Love!

There you have it! The most important fashion trend of spring 2017 is the striped trend! If you invest in one trend for spring, be sure to invest in stripes. This trend was also on the fall 2017 runways, so it is not fleeting; it has some staying power! How will you wear stripes this spring 2017 season?


Donald J Pliner spring 2017 at Santana Row

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Pictured: mules / espadrilles

Shoes, shoes, glorious shoes! There are so many fabulous shoes at Donald J Pliner for spring 2017! Over the weekend I met up with a few fabulous local bloggers to preview and shop the new spring 2017 collection from Donald J Pliner. Can I just tell you, it is so amazing!!!

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Pictured: booties (fall 2016) / clutch (spring 2017) (in store only) / mules (spring 2017) (in store only)

I fell in love with the entire collection which not only fits in with the current shoe trends from the runways for spring 2017, but also stays true to everything we love about Donald J Pliner; fit, fashion, comfort, quality, luxury, and fun! Love!

How fabulous are the three piece above! Although the booties are from fall, they are still perfect for early spring when the weather isn’t always warm. I love how all three of these pieces sparkle and shine. They are fabulous! I am eyeing those mules for spring. Love!

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Pictured:  high heel caged sandals

Donald J Pliner has amazing styles for every occasion. These beautiful sandals are so perfect for a warm evening, or to spice up a daytime outfit. I really want a pair in black for spring. They are so amazing!

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Pictured: clutch / metallic mules / cork mules

I love these classic and chic mules! How cute is the clutch too! Metallic hues are hotter than hot for spring 2017. Love!

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Pictured: platform sandals / clutch / belt (in store only)

Neutrals are the new black for spring, and these three pieces deliver on spring’s hottest color trend. Aren’t they fabulous! Those sandals are amazing, and they are so comfortable! Also on my spring 2017 wish list. Love!

From left: Erica Luo / myself (outfit details here) / Rommelyn- The Stunning Post / Dawn- Fashion Should Be Fun

The Donald J Pliner spring 2017 launch event at Santana Row was so much fun! The shop offered yummy bites, Pliner Punch, and live music. We also got a in-depth tour of the spring 2017 collection; which is fabulous of course!

It was really fun to meet up with my friends Dawn and Rommelyn. I also loved meeting local blogger Erica Luo, she was so nice! Be sure to check out all of their blogs too! They all embody our local style here in the Bay Area.

Now you might be wondering, with all these fabulous shoes I keep talking about, which pair came home with me? Well. . .

There is definitely a really cute pair of shoes in this box. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you might already know what is inside. I can’t wait to show you the pretty pair I picked out for my spring wardrobe!

No peeking by scrolling!! I see you scrolling. . .OK, go ahead and scroll 😉

Voila! Aren’t they fabulous! I love these mules because they are a neutral color and simple, chic design; yet the heel offers something fresh and fabulous to the overall style. I also love the height provided by the heel. Love!

You can find my new pair of Donald J Pliner shoes online here. You can also find them in black online here.

You know, Donald J Pliner also has fabulous shoes and belts for men too! I already spotted a few styles I belive my husband needs in his closet for spring. Keep scrolling, these are so amazing!

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Pictured: neutral slip-on sneaker (in store only) / cobalt slip-on sneaker (in store only)

There is something for every male taste for spring at Donald J Pliner. If your man likes to have fun with his shoes, there are many styles he will find in this collection to suit his taste. There also happen to be classic styles, which is more my husband’s speed.

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Pictured: lace up sneakers (in store only) / loafers (in store only) / high top sneakers (in store only)

The embellishments, the ombre, and the luxurious details make Donald J Pliner’s spring 2017 men’s collection something amazing. I love the subtle details in his shoes. Of course, all of his shoes are extremely comfortable; and men demand comfort and quality; something Donald J Pliner provides.

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Pictured: navy tie shoes / brown tie shoes

Again, look at the details! Love all of these men’s shoes for spring. Which pair is your favorite?

All in all, the spring 2017 collection from Donald J Pliner is nothing short of amazing. If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, definitely stop by their shop at Santana Row and check out the whole collection in person. If you are not local, you can view the collection online here.

Which pairs are your favorites?

*I received a pair of shoes in exchange for this post. All thought and opinions are my own.