Lana's NYC style swung from downtown girl to uptown chic when she dressed for this Reading Celebration. She exchanged her denim and sneakers for this sleek, cutout pantsuit in a sophisticated shade of navy and completed the polished look with strappy sandals. I love the way the black and navy works together, as well as the way her pretty blonde messy braids keep the look casual and down-to-earth. If I were going to split hairs, I think I'd advocate a piece bold gold statement jewelry somehwere...but who needs to split hairs all the time? ;)
Jojo put together a super-cool outfit for the same Reading Celebration, pairing a simple black tee with oversized houndstooth pants in a lovely combo of ivory and almond. I love the way the unusual scale of the houndstooth takes it from classic to graphic and give the outfit it's pop! She topped it all with a cropped black zip jacket - another piece I'm mad for. Every girl needs a casual, fierce jacket like this to pair with...oh, EVERYthing. Jojo finished the look with black ankle booties. I think I would have leaned toward pointy toe leather pumps here, but I like the way the booties make the outfit feel more laidback.
Stephanie hopped on the white trend when she visited a New York city-area children's hospital in this simple white sheath. This is the kind of classic look we see often from Stephanie and here, as in many cases, it's just right. A simple, polished statement is classy, professional and stylish. I'd wager she paired this look with black sandals. I could also see adding a scarf to this outfit- it would maintain the same refined feel, while bringing in a touch of color. I tend to gravitate toward that idea when visiting hospitals as they can sometimes feel quite drab to those who are healing. A bit of brightness in an outfit can bring a happy spark.
Dana's contribution to the SummerSlam festivities was a visit to a Be A Star rally, where she wore this ribbed sand-colored tunic over black leggings. Although I'd sort of have loved if this was a maxi dress instead of a tunic, this is definitely one of my favorite looks from Dana. I love the chic color combination and the trendy pieces. Her statement necklace brought just the right spike of glamour, along with those fabulous Rockstud pumps (you can always get me with a great pair of shoes! ;)). Her straight, side-parted hair is flawless. This is such a great styling from Dana; it doesn't try too hard and it fits her fashion sense - she owns the look, not the other way around. Loving it!
I've made mention - Honorable Mention to be exact :) - of Alexa's super cool gear previously (see our 2016 Ring Gear Awards for details). Her SummerSlam outfit is one more in the line-up of gear that makes us eeee! Black plus something seems to be her current theme and this time around, the "something" turned out to be silver, a ttly fierce match-up for black. that goes double when it's emblazoned with tiny crystals. Oh, and let's not forget the studs at the hems, straps and waists. Basically, Alexa's look is a treasure trove of all things good in gear embellishment. Add to that metal gloves and glitter in her hair and we're just...SLAY US, girl #KneelingInWait.
Naomi is next up, attending a Special Olympics basketball game in blue and white plaid leggings with a denim bustier top and a denim vest layer over all. I'm kind of borderline about each element individually, but they work well together and Nay-nay gets props for playing with proportion by layering the longer vest over a high-waisted style of pant. I'm also a fan of how she paired this casual look with boots; they fit the laidback vibe. They're my fave part of the look...along with her neon lime hair color - that's HOT!
If workout fashion is your jazz, stick around! The ladies of WWE led and taught a Tapout Fitness workout session in New York and their first lesson was: sexy gym wear! Renee paired a greyscale printed sports bra with gray capri leggings and a lime tank. I'm always a fan of some bright color for the gym - it feels energizing - so I love the shot of citron. Natalya used similar pieces - sports bra, tank, capri leggings - but did them in black monochrome EXCEPT for her seriously awesome periwinkle sneakers? OMG that color! Sometimes all you need is that one item to pop a look! She also gets props for the super-cute high pony! Summer skipped the tanks and showed off her fabulous abs with just a sports bra and leggings. She went the Natalya route and did black-on-black, but with a shot of color at her feet. Summer went with multi-tone lime, lemon and pink sneakers that have a very bouncy, cheery, sherbet-y vibe. Who wouldn't be excited about heading to the gym with that kind of happiness on their feet?! Lana followed Summer's silhouette but went with print on print, using the same circuit-print pattern as Renee. She very intelligently completed the busy look with simple white sneakers which balanced out the print and made the look come together nicely. I'm also digging her half up-do! That same print was repped by Naomi, but in a fun color combo of blues and purples. She kept things simple from there down with black leggings and black sneakers, a choice which looks fab! Her paring has enough color to keep life exciting, without seeming like a hot mess. Alexa seems quite comfortable with color and she showed it here, being one of the few ladies to do color in two places: her color block tank and her multi-tone sneakers. The pink is a spike of brightness against the rest of the neutrals in the pairing and the clean, modern block design feels bold and confident - definitely two things you want to be feeling during a workout...of course, there'll prob be some feeling of pain in there too (sorry:s). Alicia is all about the charcoal heather as she pairs a cap sleeve tee with shorts. I love how she stood out by choosing different elements than the other ladies, even though her color choice is simple and practical (practicality in fashion always has a piece of my heart!). Also winning my heart are her black sneakers ..because: yellow stripes!!! :) We also get a peek at Maria Menounos, who pops up at WWE events from time to time. Maria has an awesome fashion sense and she doesn't disappoint here, pairing a black tank and sneakers with funky floral-print leggings in a quirky-femme yellow and red pattern. This print can't help but make you smile...or grimace - depending on what number crunch you're currently on :). I'm pretty sure Maria would tell you that having a lighthearted print in your outfit will def help you complete those reps! :) To that end, make sure you check out TapouT for all these pieces. WWE currently owns the brand as part of a joint venture with ABG and is looking to grow the company from its MMA roots into a fitness-wear powerhouse. Consequently, you're likely to see the Superstars wearing a steady supply of the pieces, which you can score at WWE's online shop or JC Penney.
Lastly, Sasha wore this pink dagger-printed dress to an August meet-and-greet. I'm a little sad about it because, while I love the silhouette, the cutesy color and cartoonish print give me a funky-gamer vibe, which is great, but not the kind of attitude-heavy, icier-than-you laidback cool I'd expect the Boss to exude. I'm rooting for Sash to match her fashion to her fab persona and we've seen flashes of it, so I'm staying hopeful, despite episodes like this that leave me kind of like "wyd, Sash?"
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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