Running into Spring

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This year I’ve been kind of addicted to adding sporty and athletic pieces into my wardrobe. No, I’m not talking about full on track suits. I’m talking about outfits with running shoes, jogger pants, and/or casual t-shirts. Something I hadn’t refreshed in a while was athletic shoes, as in, shoes made for exercise. Rack Room Shoes offered to hook me up with a new pair of my choice, and I fell hard for these Asics Gel Super J33. They’re bright, they’re patterned, and they’re incredibly flexible.

Plaid Scarf, J Crew City Coat, and Athletic Shoes Outfit / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

They’re especially convenient for those days when you have more to do than just go to work – like yesterday, when I had to hoof it from my office up the hill to the dentist. That was fun, not. Public Service Announcement: Don’t be dumb like me and avoid the dentist like the plague for 4 years. They scared me last time I was there with threats of wisdom teeth removal, but really I should have just dealt with it. Instead, I have my wisdom teeth still AND 2 new friends in the form of cavities. Awesome.

Athletic Outfit and Rigby the Shiba Inu / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle blogHe loves me. Or something.

Anyways, I’m excited to be collaborating with Rack Room Shoes again (you may remember them from my post where I styled Peep Toe Booties three ways!) This spring, they’re excited about a few great trends like floral patterns, bright colors, and casual comfort shoes, and they’re happy to offer these trends for the whole family. Don’t be surprised if you see a couple of other spring trends from them around here in the next couple of months. ;)

Outfits with Running Shoes / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle

And P.S. if you’re on the fence about checking out Rack Room Shoes, don’t miss their “Buy One Get One 50% Off” promotion on all styles, and make sure to sign up for Rack Room Rewards® to get even more coupons and discounts. Find Asics, like the ones I’m rocking, as well as other great athletic brands like Nike, Adidas, Skechers, and Keds.

Asics Gel Super J33 in Mint Rack Room Shoes / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle blog

What I’m Wearing

Jacket: J Crew Factory City Coat
T-Shirt: Everlane U Neck
Jeans: LC Lauren Conrad Jegging
Shoes: Asics Gel Super J33, c/o Rack Room Shoes
Socks: Mid Summer’s Nights Eve Sock, c/o Peony and Moss
Scarf: Forever 21 Buffalo Plaid Scarf (similar)

What shoe trends are you excited for this spring? Are you a fan of rocking a fashionable athletic shoe?

43 thoughts on “Running into Spring

  1. Jae

    Nice kicks, Jenn! I don’t think I’ve ever come across a pair of Asics in this refreshing color combination. It’s very Spring-y! ;)

    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thanks Alissa! Haha, when Rigby was younger he used to trip me while running. Now that he’s older he’s got the hang of it and it’s much more safe ;)

  2. Carly Blogs Here

    I love the bright pop of color the shoes give to the rest of your outfit, but I also really love your jacket and scarf! I did the same thing with waiting to go to the dentist last year and it was not a fun time to say the least!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Carly! Well, glad I’m not the only one to have a “painful” dentist visit… I had to make 4 appointments for fillings and deep cleanings and follow-ups. So not looking forward to it… Yowch.

  3. Rosie

    Those shoes are so pretty. I need some new running shoes and you just can’t go wrong with green and pink.

    I’ve never tried to rock an athletic shoe with normal shoes. My gym shoes are bright yellow, so not really the kinda thing I think I could get away with wearing with normal clothes. My feet are all about Vans-style shoes.

    1. Jenn Post author

      I love slip-ons too, and would have normally paired that with this outfit but styling bright sneakers was a fun change! Plus, can’t go wrong with the comfort that athletic shoes bring ;)

  4. Johanna @ Our Joyful Home

    Bright athletic shoes are my super fave. I haven’t been to the dentist in almost five years, because I’m dumb. Now it’s been so long that I’m terrified to go. The only possible upside is that I’m incredibly careful with my day to day dental hygiene.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, I feel you. I finally bit the bullet and went for it and it was not great but… oh well. I’m sure you’ll be fine if you go, I probably would have fared better if I actually flossed. :P

  5. Kasey

    I LOVE THOSE. I have asics + I am pretty obsessed. they stopped making the specific ones I adore, so I’m scared to try new ones. I love how you styled them though!!

  6. Rosie

    LOVE those shoes!! They are super cute. I’m a huge Asics fan for my runners/joggers so I’ll have to keep an eye out for these :)

  7. Melissa C

    basically those are ADORABLE! I love really cute running shoe. I’m in desperate need of a new pair too. I love how you paired these with your outfit.

  8. Chelsie

    Love how bright these are! I’m in the need of some new kicks for summer in CA; I plan to do some running/biking with Rosie pup! I wore my sneakers all day today while lugging boxes to the storage unit and I forgot how comfty they can be!

  9. katrina

    LOVE how you styled these fun coloured kicks! What’s the support like on these shoes? I’m in the market for a new pair of sneakers and would love to jump on the bright coloured kicks train ;) My only issue is that a lot of these shoes, while beautiful, are also minimalist – or sometimes considered barefoot – runners. As someone who needs a bit more arch support, would love to know your take on this aspect of the shoes.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Katrina! These are definitely in the lightweight category, so unfortunately these probably wouldn’t work for you. :( Bummer!


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