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20 Feb

StyleNote 001-17: Yes, I’m Tracking It!

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Lisa Jones, writer and freelancer at Muse, totally nailed it! I couldn’t agree with her more on this. There have been countless times when I’ve felt uninspired at work. There have been many days that I’d rather be laying in bed, sipping my freshly brewed coffee while scrolling through my Facebook feed or hanging out on “The Gram” Truth is,  getting ready for work doesn’t always feel worthy of the effort it requires to pull oneself together, EACH. & EVERY. DAY for the “work slay”.   It’s so common for us to dress according to how we feel. It’s simple right? Feel like crap, dress like crap, perhaps?

Fact is, when you dress better than you feel, you end up feeling better than you’re dressed.  I know this to be true as I exercise this habit every Monday. Lol! There have been countless times when I’ve dressed to the nines, because I DIDN’T feel like getting dressed at all, and it enhanced my mood exponentially. No matter how cliche this may seem, it’s absolute.  “When you look good, you feel good.”

I understand that a three-piece-suit isn’t ideal especially when you work in a business casual environment.  Sometimes you want nothing more than to roll out of bed wearing your plaid pj’s and fuzzy slippers, and head straight to the office. Especially when you get that inconvenient monthly visit from aunt flow. Right?

For days like that I tend to lean toward comfort clothes. By definition, I consider comfort clothes to be stretchy, breathable, non-restricting  fabrics, or anything light weight with flowy, blowy,  twirl power.

One of my favorite comfort clothing items are pants with elastic. Thus, buying these yellow and black stripped track pants was a must. When I saw them I knew just how, where, and when I’d wear them. These pants are ideal for those days when you want to look polished without much effort. *Clears throat… Hello, Monday is that you?

Here’s a pro-tip. Increase the property value of your track pants by giving them a face lift.  Rather than wearing them with your Adidas Superstars or your go-to  Stan Smiths, simply pair them with some of your favorite heels and a button-down blouse or cotton tee of your choice and BAM, you’ve got style + comfort!

StyleNotes:

If you love these pants as much as I do, you can find them at TarJhay aka Target. They’re from my fave target line, the Who, What, Wear Collection. Here’s the link: Top here. Pants here.  Shoes are old, but here are some similar options: here, and here.

 

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Remember, your personal style choices should tell your audience who you are and where you’re going.

Until next time, read a book & follow a dream.

Hugs, Love, & Lots of Confetti!

25 Comments
  • Chris

    Wow I love this post! I agree that when you dress better you feel better! I also think that no matter how you feel or where you’re going you should always try to look decent because first impression says a lot.

    http://stylewithchris.com/2017/02/20/change-your-outfit-instantly-with-a-statement-jacket/

    02.20.17 at 11:39 pm Reply
  • Karissa Allen

    So many things I love about this post: the inspiration to dress the way you want to feel, the super cute track pants, and the way you spelled Target LOL. Also obsessed with the YSL, I know it wasn’t really part of your post, but it’s still amaze:)

    02.21.17 at 1:40 am Reply
  • Pamela

    You look gorgeous! Slayed it as usual!

    02.21.17 at 6:23 am Reply
  • Jenna

    I totally agree with that idea that how you dress is how you feel. I especially try to keep this in mind when I’m feeling under the weather. It’s definitely been super helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

    02.21.17 at 7:54 am Reply
  • Julie

    Ah L-O-V-E this post! I totally feel like that sometimes as work but I couldn’t agree more the better you dress the better you will feel!

    Julie

    https://scorseofstyles.com

    02.21.17 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Lizzie

    This post was everything. Dressing how you feel is a big pay of my wardrobe. However, I do drop the ball on days I feel like crap. You’ve giving me a great tip on dressing up the most casual pieces. Thank you

    02.21.17 at 8:57 am Reply
  • shannon shipman

    track suit with heels?!?! stop i would have never thought of it but it looks fabulous!!!! xo

    02.21.17 at 9:16 am Reply
  • Nikki Arnold

    I love this advice! I definitely feel like when I go to work at my 9-5 I sometimes just wear whatever, don’t do my hair, or makeup and I still feel kind of blah. Whenever I take the time to dress to impress myself, then I do feel better and the compliments around the office boost my mood. I feel like a lot of people assume when you dress up, that it’s for other people, but when you look good…then you also feel good. You look so happy in these photos! I love your positive vibes and your advice that’s helps build me up, when I’m feeling unconfident.
    Xoxo, Nikki
    http://www.thefashionableaccountant.com

    02.21.17 at 9:37 am Reply
  • Ellie

    I 100% agree that when you put in that effort to looking great, you often feel great and ready to take on the day! I always feel lethargic when I’m sitting around in my PJ’s or wearing sweatpants and a hoodie! Love those trousers on you!!

    Ellie
    http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

    02.21.17 at 9:54 am Reply
  • Paired with Prosecco

    Loooove this post!! Definitely can connect with you on everything you said above! As hard as it is to not hit the snooze button in the AM- when you look good you feel good! Thanks for sharing! Also, love the outfit! You look fab!!

    XOXO Julianna & Mikki

    http://www.pairedwithprosecco.com/

    02.21.17 at 10:17 am Reply
  • Amanda Bella

    Ahh, I love this! It is SO true!! Anytime I put myself together, I always have a better day. I woke up feeling so inspired & reading to work, but as I was leaving the house in leggings & a sweatshirt, I literally thought to myself, why didn’t I try harder today?! It really does make the biggest difference. I adore this look on you, you made those pants look so fab. You look both comfortable & chic…that is a skill my friend! Great post! XO

    02.21.17 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Emily Soto

    You look fabulous! I loved this post!

    02.21.17 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Johnnita

    Love the outfit. Your YSL purse adds a nice touch too!!! I gotta step up my work attire. Thanks for the motivation. Keep killing it!!

    02.21.17 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • kat

    First of all, these pants look incredible! I was just there and wasn’t all that sure if I should get them but looking at them now, I want to jump in my car and get them! and second, I feel the same way! I make it my mission everyday to get dressed even though I just want to stay in my pjs all day!
    P.S I also live in orlando!
    Kat | http://www.DeliriumStyle.com

    02.22.17 at 9:14 am Reply
  • Victoria Schneider

    I love your thoughts and your outfit. It’s so important to get out there and work hard including with your outfits. Loved your take on this!
    victoria | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

    02.22.17 at 8:47 pm Reply
  • Cassandra

    Love this post Maya! You’re style is totally inspiring. Hearts

    -Cassandra
    (@thecassiebrownproject on Instagram:)

    03.04.17 at 10:09 pm Reply
  • Felicia Kirby

    My love u have an awesome sense for flairing and Slaying an unusual pair of track pants to a must have piece that’s epic! Love u Sugs keep up the awesome work. Hugs &kisses

    03.16.17 at 4:06 pm Reply

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