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Shop 15 Pieces OITNB Star Dascha Polanco Swears By

Can you say athleisure with a side of CHANEL?

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Orange Is the New Black’s Dascha Polanco is a fashionable force to be reckoned with. Her stylish roots run in the family, like her father, who owned a New York boutique selling high-end designers like YSL and Versace, and would eventually bring pieces back to her native Dominican Republic. When we visited Polanco’s NYC apartment, we discovered a closet filled with Jordans, CHANEL bags, and Fashion Nova fits, proving that she is a master of mixing streetwear with high-end pieces. The actress lives by the philosophy of never needing an occasion to dress up. Like she says herself, shes a risk taker. Check out a few of her go-to styling tips below!


RULE 1: Kitschy Clutches Are the Cherry on Top

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Forgo the little black clutch, and grab a going-out bag with more character to personalize your outfit. Whether its a capsule-shaped cross-body or a smiley-faced circular clutch, it’ll be sure to make a bold statement.

RULE 2: Let Your New Go-To Be Athleisure

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Leggings have been firmly established as acceptable daywear, so that means the rest of your pre-, during, and post-gym outfits can be used with the rest of your wardrobe. Invest in classic pieces that have a sporty feel—whether with a logo print or silhouette—to amp up your athleisure style.

RULE 3: Chunky Sneakers Galore

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You don’t have to be a sneakerhead to indulge in multiple pairs for your closet. Wherever your brand loyalties may lie, incorporate all-white, pink, or even a chunky platform sneaker into your rotation.  We recommend wearing them with the aforementioned leggings, a cropped sweater, and an oversized blazer. Don't forget plenty of jewelry.
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