Can you say athleisure with a side of CHANEL?
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, she’s a risk taker. Check out a few of her go-to styling tips below!
RULE 1: Kitschy Clutches Are the Cherry on Top
Forgo the little black clutch, and grab a going-out bag with more character to personalize your outfit. Whether it’s 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
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
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.