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Monday, October 26, 2020

Sunkardi Fitness Apparel x Fashion Crazed Foodie: How To Style Fall Activewear Looks

 I partnered with Sunita to style Sunkardi Fit Appareal to share how to easily elevate fall activewear looks with my fit-for-anywhere approach. Activewear looks are not limited to running shoes, joggers, windbreaker jackets and sweatshirts. I love adding layers, jewelry and more accessories to customize activewear for enhance style. Scroll for my expert guide on how to take activewear from basic gym wardrobe to wear-everywhere ensembles, for peak performance, of course. 

How to Style Activewear for the Fall
Sunita J., Sunkardi Fit, as styled by Syretta A., for Sunkardi Fitness Apparel
All Images: Gerrick Walker 

Quarantine, you know the vibes; leggings, athleisure, and loungewear are taking precedence over the usual denim/sweater combos, the ever-loved block-heel boot/skirt pairings and the extraordinary night-out looks. All of my treasured fall and winter pieces think: sequins, embellished blazers, over-the-knee boots are tucked away for now, as with social distancing, the promise of the always-anticipated holiday soirees and such are elusive. 

Much like everyone else, my quarantine style thus far has been an easy (and heavily-repeated) mix of leggings, sneakers, layering pieces and Tevas. Now that the cooler weather is finally blowing in, I'm planning my fall/winter wardrobe, and *spoiler alert* it's primarily activewear. It's a stylish, yet easy-going mix of my quarantine '20 fall-ish fundamentals: sub-Saharan hues, unapologetic hair, lush layers, and stylish activewear, (heavy on the layering and transitional pieces).  

My quest for luxe activewear started (& stopped) with Sunkardi Fit Apparel, a swoon-worthy activewear line made for the girl on-the-go. Sunkardi Fit is a savvy health and wellness brand, started by Houston-based fitness instructor, Sunita Johnson. In my expert opinion, Sunkardi Fit Appaeral is anything-but-basic activewear, fit for anywhere; from pilates to day dates, to terminal C! Thanks to Sunkardi Fit Apparel, I'm actually excited about wearing bras again, thanks to their sleek assortment of seamless, ultra-stylish coordinating sets, complete with coordinating sports bras and tops. 

Polished Performance

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Fall Activewar Looks with Sunkardi Fit Apparel
A blazer and lightweight accessories manifest a fashion-foward touch to this activewear look. 

Don't scale it back! 

I styled this pre-pilates-perfect look to exude top-of-her-game vibes, by pairing Sunkardi Fit Apparel's Snake Set, $40 with a pocketed linen blazer, $28, Marshall's and a mix of gilded, lightweight accessories, including $34, JewelryHeir Adira Hoop Earrings and a soft, olive-hued headband. I finished this look with a rustic Marc Jacobs backpack for contrast and convenience. 

Where to Wear: 

Slither into this seamless, blazer-topped ensemble for uptown lunch dates, appointments, drinks with friends, and errands, too. The addition of the lightly-structured linen blazer lends swanky, boss-babe sensibility, while the gold-toned jewelry puts the polishing touch on this elevated activewear look. Make this look your own with a blazer of your choice, preferably, a long-line blazer for a trend-right appeal, hoop earrings and sneakers or boots.

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Fall Activewear Looks with Sunkardi Fit Apparel

Double the wild factor

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Sunkardi Fit Apparel
Sunita channels ethereal vibes

I love the undeniable wow-factor that pattern play materializes. I consider pattern play to be bold and daring, so I'm always looking for moments to incorporate this concept into various looks. For this second take on Sunkardi Fit's Snake Set, I opted for a more relaxed feel, adding a long, chunky, leopard-print cardigan The cardigan effortlessly luxuriates this look. Cardigans are the most valuable layer this season. 

Where to Wear: 

This wild get-up is ideal for travel days, trips to the farmer's market, post-yoga link-ups, and anywhere else you can envision yourself sporting this atypical effect. Accessorize with minimal jewelry; think trend-right layering necklaces and a couple of dainty anklets. Maximize this look with comfortable, faux-fur trimmed slides or boots when the weather permits. 

Pro Tip: Don't shy away from pattern play. If you're unsure about your ability to mix & match, start by pairing varying prints with similar colors. 

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Sunkardi Fit Apparel for the Fall

Stress-less Statement Pieces

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Sunkardi Fit Apparel

To know me is to understand and accept my obsession with one-and-done looks. Onesies, jumpsuits, playsuits, overalls, or whatever you care to call them, I stan, because they're simultaneously foundation pieces and outfit completers (all my fashionistas feel me). Sunkardi Fit Apparel's overalls are sleek and unquestionably eye-catching, with playful prints and figure-flattering silhouettes that complement the body's contours.

 I styled each onsie differently to exhibit how to dress these statement-making stunners up or down. Sunkardi's Twinkle Overalls and the Bare Wood Overalls are both head-turners; sure to summon likes and congratulatory applause wherever you go. One look at Sunita in the Twinkle Overalls and adoring strangers were literally cheering us on, requesting one-on-one style sessions for themselves. True story. 

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Fall Activewear

Choose Your Overall Adventure

Prepare for star-gazing, the Twinkle Overalls are srsly, so sexy! I styled this look with fun times in mind, hence the addition of the auroral faux leather moto jacket, by Guess, $128. The addition of the moto jacket delivers a bit of edge to this game-changing piece. You'll notice I kept the accessories to a minimum on this look, and that's because it's a stand-alone statement piece as-is. I selected a druzy hinged cuff bracelet and luxury shield-style sunglasses, $34. 

The Barewood flaunts a barely-there look, but there's no blending in with this get-up. While this formfitting number would work effortlessly for a night out, I elected to take a more laid-back approach for the sake of demonstrating an optimal transseasonal look. I played with patterns again, by going against the grain with an oversized leopard-print cardigan. I topped it off with a soft headband and gleaming stud earrings for stress-less style.

Where to Wear: 

Feel free to sport this look anywhere, from yoga, to lunch, to your favorite tea house and beyond. 

FashionCrazedFoodie Styles Fall Activewear Sunkardi Fit Apparel


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