Knock Around Togs

Even if I am spending most of my time at home and on the couch (nursing my hip back to health after surgery), I still like to feel like I have a modicum of style. It may sound super basic, but it definitely lifts my spirits to wear things that are cheerful and chic. That said, I have found a few good bets that help elevate my casual and take my “knock around togs” (what I call my weekend wardrobe) to a new level. For my knock-around wear during the fall I find myself sticking to a sportier (Spice) theme and find that playful and color-centric separates work best.

These Free City sweat shorts are my favorites and somehow manage to be flattering while embracing your waist like a cozy hug. Paired with my Tevas from Amazon, my trusty Salt Strap, and this hat from Maison Michele, I feel like I have a little look going.

Skateboarding and surfing are constants in my house so naturally I follow suit in my skate-centric Vans. If I am outside watching them go up and down the ramp and land an Ollie, I must be comfortable and these sunny yellow pants from Raquel Allegra are great. The yellow feels like autumn and the slight plissé pleats create soft movement.

Some of my other favorite places to look for knock-around gear that still feels different and fun are:

Cotton On: Check out their new Everyday Pants, like a cool version of a karate pant!

Uniqlo: The U Collection always is refined thanks to Christophe Lemaire.

Pangaia: New on my radar and they have sustainable, cool sweats

Entireworld: Their tagline is “the stuff you live in”—enough said.

Particular Picks Top 5: Sweater Vests

Nothing says fall quite like a sweater vest. TBH it's SUCH a good transitional piece because it's not too heavy and you can layer it a million different ways: tee shirt, bodysuit, blouse, men's shirting...etc. The options are as endless as the first semester class catalog!
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Chatting with Sofi Newmyer of Ma’Am Shoes

After a decade in the footwear business, Sofi Newmyer decided to design shoes that she actually wanted to wear—shoes that don’t take such a toll on the planet and your feet. Because she's a genius, she analyzed and tested heel height, width and more to create a wildly comfortable shoe line, Ma’am, that us ladies can "walk the walk" in.
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