June 24, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Neoprene

Believe it or not - neoprene, the stuff you find in wetsuits, has been a big trend on runways for the past few seasons. I have always been oddly fascinated with this trend. There's something about it that I find really appealing, maybe the reference to scuba diving reminds me of the ocean which equals happy times? Either way, I've really been wanting to give it a try. I scaled it way back (obviously) and focused on colors (seafoam and the pop of orange) and fabric (this skirt has a total wetsuit vibe if you've seen it in person) to create a neoprene-inspired look for work! Tell me - do you like the neoprene trend? Have you ever tried to wear it in everyday life?

Inspiration photo: Cynthia Rowley for Roxy
Occasion: Work
Blazer: Banana Republic, $35
T-shirt: Forever 21, $8
Necklace: Charlotte Russe, $9
Skirt: LOFT, $55
Shoes: Aldo, $50


  1. BEAUTIFUL outfit!!!


  2. BEAUTIFUL outfit!!!



  3. I love this look. I don't know if I could pull a look off with neoprene, but it looks super cute here so I might just have to man up and try it :)

    I hope you have a great day at work :)


  4. What a great outfit! I haven't tried the neoprene look, but you really pulled it off.  The color of the skirt is absolutely gorgeous, just like you :)


  5. Love this outfit. I'm a new follower and adore your blog. Let's just say my bf would love you too because you make me not shop ;) (and that's difficult) thanks for the fashion inspiration. Word.

  6. This is so cute!!  I looove neoprene and have been dying to get my hands on a skirt made of it, but alas, have not been able to find anything :(

  7. I like that jacket a lot!  I'm not sure how I feel about wearing neoprene. It reminds me of my knee injury and the knee brace I had to wear. HA!

  8. loved the colors you picked up from the suit
    i had a neoprene swim suit a while back
    it was HOT and not in the look you good kind of hot :)

  9. It neoprene a breathable fabric?

  10. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Hannah, I have no idea, it's mostly used in wetsuits to keep people warm, so I doubt it. Just to clarify though: my skirt is NOT made of neoprene. Not even a little bit. :-)

  11. I'd try neoprene in the fall!  I am waiting for an uber high-end designer like the house of McQueen or Vivenne Westwood to come out with a neoprene skirt or dress in a cobalt blue or burnt orange for fall!  

  12. I am in love with that skirt and color, it definitely brings happy memories of the beach :)

    On a side note, I wasn't sure if you knew about the site Etsy.com but I thought it might interest you. There's some really great and creative items on it ranging anywhere from clothing to hardware that you can get for some nice prices. I have a slight shopping addiction (especially for one of a kind items) so I'm constantly browsing it daily.

  13. beautiful look, now i will try it too :)

    xo NavCheck out my 30X30 outfits so far at: http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

  14.  I was thinking the same thing when I felt that LOFT skirt-that it had a wetsuit vibe to it. Great colors for a summer office look!

  15. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Thank you for the suggestion Jade, I am somewhat familiar with Etsy but will check it out!

  16. jseverydayfashionJune 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Thanks Ashley and welcome to the blog!

  17. I have searched all over the Aldo website and I can't find those shoes. How long ago did you purchase those?

  18. jseverydayfashionJune 28, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    I bought the shoes last November and they were the very last pair online!

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