It's no secret that I love red - every single shade of it. It's my power color. I feel most like myself when I wear it, and recently when I had my hair re-done by my stylist/friend Chrissy at her salon in Bed-Stuy, I felt like a phoenix rising from the red and burgundy Pantone ashes.
Recently, adidas sent me over these amazing Ultra Boost 3.0's, right before the temperature took a dip and I was instantly in love. They matched my nails at the time (merlot in tone) and now, my hair. I love that the prime knit is so deeply saturated, in shades of burgundy, wine and maroon anchored in black. It's the perfect way to bring in red and purple tones in your wardrobe for fall. I styled them with the adidas snap track set they sent over as well. Wearing all black with a few grey tones in the Asics bra top lets the shoes sing and still feels very New York - all black with a punch of night maroon (one of the names for this shade).
The pants are listed as full length but they're definitely a bit cropped, more above the ankle. They also fit a bit snug across the hips so I'd suggest sizing up (I usually wear a small or medium in adidas and these are a medium). I like wearing mine sagging down, open with some spandex or tights (or both!) underneath so they're like a true first layer. They remind me of when I was in middle school and high school (we called them tear-aways in Canada) and how I used to layer them with everything. Now they're like a sporty way to add some athletic flair to different outfits.
The jacket hits below my natural waist and I love wearing it open so it kind of accents my waist and shows of the pants. It's a decent layering piece as well as it's lightweight. I've worn it over dresses or bodysuits to sporty touch. Shop the full outfit in the links below and through Polyvore and let me know how you'd style the Ultra Boost this fall.
- Photographer: Terrhon Vaughn - V.Lens
- Hair: Chrissy at Stag & Hen Salon in Bed-Stuy
- Jacket: adidas - Snap Track jacket #giftedbyadidas
- Top: ASICS sports bra - gifted by SIX:02
- Tights: Fishnet stockings from Duane Reade
- Pants: adidas Tricot snap pants - #giftedbyadidas
- Sneakers: adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 - “Red Night / Red Night / Core Black”
- Shot on location in downtown Manhattan, New York City
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$470 - forwardbyelysewalker.com
$365 - net-a-porter.com
$185 - brownsfashion.com