Sporty Chic | Thrift Style Thursday

October 16, 2014

Hello, friends!  Hey, did ya know I’m sporty chic??  I just have to admit that following fashion trends lately has been totally amusing to me because, well, we can now apparently wear sweatpants in public and call it “sporty,” or, you know, just wear beat up jeans and a t-shirt and call it normcore…  What?  I have no idea what my look today would really be categorized as – perhaps sporty with a touch of normcore and a dash of tomboy (is that still a thing??) – but I don’t really care because it is comfortable and I like it.


For today’s sporty look, I opted for something that you are very likely to see me wearing on a day-to-day basis: jeans, a sporty tank top and some tennis shoes.  I threw the windbreaker around my waist because it was actually chilly that morning (not as a fashion statement, although the neon pink trim does match my pink shoes).


The top is actually a boy’s tank top I thrifted for less than $3 and the polka dot jeans were thrifted as well for only $4.50.  The tennis shoes, while still a good deal, were a lot more expensive.  They are the Nike Free Flyknit barefoot running shoes that I got at a Nike Factory Store for only $65 (these puppies retail for $130), and I would pay that $65 again in a heartbeat because these are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned!  Seriously.


Polka dot jeans and pink Nike’s – yeah, this girl screams tough!  ;)  (Also, what face am I making??)

The details: stripe pocket tank (Goodwill) // polka dot jeans (Goodwill) // neon green windbreaker (New Balance via Burlington Coat Factory) // Nike Free Flyknit running shoes (Nike Factory Store)


How do you feel about the sporty chic trend?  I have to admit I totally love the idea, but I have yet to find a pair of “joggers,” or, you know, sweatpants, that I would actually feel comfortable wearing outside of the house.

Let’s see what my fellow Thrift Style Thursday pals came up with for their sporty chic looks:

Spoolish // Being Zhenya

Bethie the Boo // Little Did You Know

And don’t forget that anyone can join in on the Thrift Style Thursday fun!  Our themes for the rest of the month are “Pinterest Inspired” for October 23 and “Halloween” for October 3oth – check out our Facebook Group and be sure to let us know if you’re joining in on the fun!

As always, thanks for reading!  Love & Nike’s, Kristi :)

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  • bethietheboo

    Very sporty chic! You did better than I did! I absolutely love your fun shoes!! I am all for comfort and what not, but yeah, sweatpants as a normal day to day thing? Not sure about that quite yet, lol.

    October 16, 2014 at 8:51 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Beth!! Your outfit is adorable! And I agree, I think the jogger pants look is really cute, but there is a fine line between sporty chic and “I just rolled out of bed” haha! ;)

      October 16, 2014 at 9:24 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Very sporty and cute, I’m missing out this week but hoping to return soon. I haven’t found jogger pants I like either :/ its a cute look. but I also dont know I can pull it off.

    October 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! Yeah, I’m not sure I’ll be hopping on this jogger pant trend, but I do like all these comfy pants for lounging around in haha! ;)

      October 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    Nice theme!! I love how unusual and chic it is~!

    October 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks! I like that description – unusual and chic – I’ll take it!! ;)

      October 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm Reply
  • Feline Creatures

    Love the jacket! The color is so fun!! :) – Lena

    October 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Lena!! This jacket is one of my favorites, it’s surprisingly versatile and perfect for the mild California weather! :)

      October 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm Reply
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  • Brittany

    Pink Nikes. Yes. And I like the term ‘normcore.’ I think I may need to start using it. :)

    October 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yay pink Nike’s!! And I say use normcore to your heart’s content, but if you figure it out, let me know! ;)

      October 16, 2014 at 8:46 pm Reply
  • Little Did You Know

    Very sporty ;) I echo the thoughts on ‘joggers’ and am experimenting with a pair that I thrifted and am not completely sold on…maybe I should style them, post, and ask for feedback! Love your look!

    October 17, 2014 at 3:18 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! :) Ooh, I’d love to see what you come up with for a pair of joggers! I really love the trend in theory, I’m just not sure I could pull it off haha! ;)

      October 17, 2014 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Nine Cent Girl

    I don’t care who denies it, but pink kicks are the BEST!!!

    October 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha thanks for the support – pink shoes rock! ;)

      October 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

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