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NEW YEAR…NEW YOU…NEW SHOES!

Now that we’re a couple weeks into this new year, we reached out to a few cool friends on social media to see how Skechers is fitting into their plans for 2017.  In a wider world sometimes filled with chaos and uncertainty, it’s often a relief to find a sense of grounding and focus in our personal everyday lives. From new motivations to goals to adventures and more, these amazing women might have some ideas to help you pinpoint your strategy to totally dominate in ‘17!

Clare Smith blogs about training the body and soul at www.claresmith.me. Seen at top and below, she put the Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy to work while pushing through a session at the gym. And the reward for working hard was some well-earned relaxation time in the super comfy Descender – Denali boot. Finding that right balance is always key. Follow Clare on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out Britney on her Fittybritttty blog to learn how she introduced Skechers to her new year goals. For Britney, treating one’s self to new workout outfits and footwear is the perfect motivation for continuing a healthy lifestyle into the new year. Even when going casual in the slip-on Double Up – Sleek Street, everyday errands or a dog walk can still become an exercise. Follow more of Britney’s journey on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Elizabeth Dickerson writes about finding inner strength through fitness, travel and more on her blog FromSkinny2Strong.  Wearing the comfortable Flex Appeal 2.0 – Insights slip-on knit sneaker, it’s easy to zone out on a moment of reflection to decide what will be left behind and what will be done differently in the months to come wherever the urge strikes. For Elizabeth, the key to happiness is finding that perfect balance in life. Follow how she’s doing it on Instagram and Twitter.

For her first post of 2017, Ciera of WorldwideStylista focused on stepping up the fitness game. She offers five tips to help reset priorities and improve your chances of achieving your realistic goals. Her final tip—invest in new gear—is illustrated by the lightweight and knitted Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy sneakers that she laced up before getting down to business. These easy-to-wear sneakers will carry you to the gym, through the workout, and back home again with comfort. For more from Ciera as she journeys  through life, follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Personal stylist Kirby Morris loves sharing her inspirations for fashionable and affordable looks on her blog, Fashion by Day. She even finds fabulous workout style and knows how to make the natural colored knitted Burst – City Scene sneaker pop by pairing with smart athletic gear. If shifting into this new year proves anything, it’s that amazing style is totally timeless—even when striving to meet your fitness goals. Follow Kirby to see her fantastic eye for style on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

That’s a lot to digest as we start the new year.  We hope you find something to help spark inspiration towards meeting your goals! Let us know what Skechers style drives your motivation in the comments!

 

 

FIT TIPS FOR 2017

New year, new you! It’s that time again, when many of us make ambitious plans to get in shape. More than a few struggle to stick to it month after month – we all know how hard it is to balance those workouts with everything else going on in our lives! Approach your 2017 fitness goals differently this year and take a look at how some of our team plans to get in shape (and do their best to stay there)!

img_7852Joan – Be realistic! I make realistic fitness and nutrition goals like working out 3 times per week
(vs. 5 times) or not eating carbs after 2:00pm Monday through Friday (vs. every day). This way I can try to outdo myself rather than get discouraged by not meeting unrealistic goals.

Matt the Couch Potato – This year I’m going to limit the amount of alcohol I drink since it’s just empty calories.  I’m going to get up off the couch and walk around more…. maybe throw down some walking lunges or squats on the way out the door… carry a big water bottle with me all the time to get those crucial 64 ounces a day, minimum… and use it for bicep curls! Just remember to include some healthy moves and choices each day….

Brooklyn – My tips for staying healthy is to eat regularly but don’t eat too much at one sitting. A lot of people eat the most for dinner, but my tip would be to try and keep each meal even; if you need a larger meal, it should be for breakfast or lunch, not dinner.

Also, keeping a consistent workout schedule is key to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Set a goal and make it your priority – the longer you stay on track, the more it becomes a habit or routine and the easier it is to maintain.

img_7738Joey – New year, new workout plan. Best tips that help me are to 1) work out with friends and 2) switch it up. Working out with friends not only helps motivate me to go, but creates competition, so I work out a bit harder. By mixing it up, I don’t get bored with the same routines everyday. Also, it is important so your muscles don’t get used to the same exercises.

Lacey – When the days are shortest (and it’s really dark and cold for my 6AM workout days) I’ll go to sleep in my workout clothes so that I have to go when my alarm goes off.

Lola – Find a workout buddy and motivate them to continue with their fitness plan – and vice versa!

Jack – Running in a nice pair of lightweight shoes through the neighborhood around my place is what keeps me going through the holidays.

Pasquel – I try not to pay attention to anyone around me when the gym gets crowded after the new year.  I know what I need to do and I’m ready to be awesome.  It doesn’t matter what stage of fitness anyone else is at… I’m on a mission for me and me alone!

Dolores – my goal for 2017:

  1. Sweat 1x a day!
  2. Only eat until you are full. (eat slowly)

Ruth – my fitness inspo: Drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning. Before coffee or food. Sign yourself up for classes early so it forces you to go and get your money’s worth.

Selina – The get fit tip that has worked best for me is pre-planning, whether it be meal planning or planning out physical activity. I am much more motivated to eat healthy if I have meals ready to go rather than deciding what to eat just before every meal. It makes it easier to get to the gym when outfits are laid out in advance and the gym is planned into my schedule.

img_7815Mila – I love Seinfeld’s tip for getting stuff done; it applies to workouts too. Grab a calendar and marker, exercise a little every day and add an X over each day once you’re done. You’ll soon have a chain of Xs, and your only job then is to not break the chain (especially helpful for those times when your enthusiasm fades a few weeks in). It’s great way to stop focusing on the big goals and just stay committed to each and every day.

What tips do you have for getting and staying in shape this year? Tell us in the comments!

BLOG TAKEOVER: THREE WAYS TO LOOK CUTE IN WINTER BOOTS

Great boots are even better with a great stylist! We asked Michelle’s Paige how to dress up our most popular Skechers boots of the season… read on for three new ways to dress up your look.

I don’t know about you all, but when the temperatures start to really drop, so does my patience for putting together cute looks. All I really want to do is stay cuddled in my PJs and binge watch Netflix all day… but that’s not realistic for a gal on the go. In my mind, a good outfit starts with a good pair of shoes, so I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Skechers to round up a few easy ways to look cute this winter without sacrificing your style.

COZY UP

First up, I’m wearing these snuggly Skechers Keepsakes – Peekaboo booties that are so cozy and warm, I feel like I am walking around all day in my slippers! I definitely wanted to showcase peeks of the faux fur interior and the tweed fabric, so I paired these booties with cozy socks and basic black leggings. I completed this look with an oversized poncho sweater which added to the comfy nature of this overall outfit, making it perfect for cozy weekends. These booties are available at select Skechers stores.

WINTER WONDERFUL

Next up, I’m wearing an all-weather winter look thanks to the Skechers Highlanders – Portland boot. (You can’t tell in these photos, but the ground was still wet after a rain storm, so I was sinking into the mud!) So you can trust me when I say having these boots are perfect for trudging through fall/winter snow, slush and overall gross, muddy weather! I love that unlike most classic rain boots or duck boots, these have Thinsulate™ insulation for added warmth and comfort. Plus, the tan and navy color of these boots perfectly fits into my cold weather uniform of skinny jeans and neutral sweaters.

 

GO GLAM

Last but certainly not least, I’m showing you all how I dress up a pair of winter booties. That’s right – it’s possible to wear a pair of winter boots in a glam way! Usually when I head out to a holiday party, I wear my winter boots and then bring an alternate pair of shoes to slip on once I arrive at the party. With winter booties this cute, there is no need to change! They even have a hidden mini wedge! I decided to go for a monochrome black and gray look while wearing the Skch Plus 3 – Trois booties (at select Skechers stores). The darker shades keep the look sleek and make it look even dressier. I added polka dot tights and a red lip for some fun accessories and to help break up the dark shades in this look.

Which outfit was your favorite? How do you style your winter Skechers styles?

Michelle’s Paige is a personal style blog hoping to inspire visitors to take risks and test out trends as they get dressed each day. Check out Michelle’s site and her pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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