Meet Sarah Joy.
This week we really wanted to focus on sneakers. For a long time, sneakers
were considered dorky, nerdy, or just basic apparel that you would use to work
out—nothing more and nothing less. But after being in LA for sometime I (Andie)
noticed that sneakers were not only used for the day-to- day activity, but are now
being used to make a fashion statement. For a long time now sneakers have
always carried a masculine connotation to it but after being exposed to different
cultures of style, I came to find out that sneakers are an amazing fashion statement for women alike.
In the beautiful city of Los Angeles, you get exposed to different women
displaying their pumped up kicks in many unique ways. So after exploring
Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Downtown LA, Hollywood, and the Fashion District, I
couldn't help but be inspired by the different variations! I saw that both guys and
girls alike would wear Nikes, Adidas, and even New Balances with skinny jeans, basic
tees, joggers, bomber jackets, skirts and even dresses! Both men and women
are now expressing themselves and their own styles through pops of color on
For Sarah Joy, we decided to use a simple black dress that accentuated her
beautiful curves. We then layered it with a graphic black long sleeved tee that
she got in Tel Aviv while studying abroad in Israel! This just comes to show that
style & fashion isn't limited and in fact can be cross-cultural! So, girls, don't be
afraid to layer basic graphic tees with your dresses or skirts.
Then, we went with the stars of the show—her Nikes. Not only were these
pair of kicks super comfy, but they gave a new dimension that brought the entire
look together! What once was a simple outfit is now an outfit with a statement.
We also wanted to add an accessory, so we brought out the clear-peached non-
prescription glasses and topped it off with a vintage army surplus jacket. Sarah
Joy purchased this at American Vintage in Pasadena in the men's section. Girls,
don't be afraid to dig through the endless amount of oversized jackets, dress
shirts, and t-shirts in the men's section at your local thrift store! You will be amazed
at how many gems you can find that will bring originality to your look!
Lastly, we finished the entire look with a bold lip color that brought out that black
girl magic. Bold lips can be so intimidating, but we encourage you to step out of
your own comfort zone and shine like the goddesses that you are!
Challenge: Sarah Joy is just like you, and this week, try to be bold and get
creative with the pieces in your closet! Try putting an outfit together that you
wouldn’t usually go for—put a t-shirt over a dress, go for a pair of colorful and eccentric sneakers and pucker up your lips with that bold lip color! Be inspired and share your creativity with us by using the hashtag #andieandaj on Instagram or Facebook!
Till next week,
Andie & AJ
Find the look:
Black Dress (H&M)
Black Long-sleeved Shirt (Israel)
Camouflage Army Jacket (American Vintage)
Lipstick (Local Drugstore)
Glasses (Zenni Optical)