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Style / August 2021
Tara Gardner, Reebok Contributor

5 Ways to Do Escapism Style

Wear your wanderlust this summer with dreamy, sun-inspired styles.

If you’ve been dreaming of far-flung destinations, tropical vibes, and life in technicolor, you’re not alone. The theme of this summer is escapism—whether that means traveling for the first time in a long while to an exotic vacation locale, or just dressing the part. Whatever your plans this season, you can live out your wanderlust daydreams in bursts of bright colors, splashy prints, twisted neons and high-energy ensembles. For a lineup of looks that capture the spirit of sun-drenched adventure this summer, start here.

Wanderlust Wonderland

Channel those carefree, wild and whimsical vibes in a look that’s top-to-toe dopamine dressing. Elevating your mood and your style MO, nothing nails that living-my-best-life attitude better than items in the fierce Cardi B collection—especially this versatile two-in-one bodysuit in lush, crisp purple. Wear it on its own or pair it with safari print leggings in punch berry for a confidence boost. Keep the party going with these delicious pink and purple shoes inspired by one of LA’s hottest celebrity hair colorists or work the blue and white palette with these suede ’70s-inspired kicks, featuring flashes of orange for some serious psychedelic moves. 

High-Energy Getaway 

Energize your escapism by optimizing your daily workout gear with high-octane brights. Powering up your getaway, these fearless training shoes were built for speed with the latest high-tech spec. Such lit sneakers deserve an equally extroverted look up top, which you’ll get when you pair them with the strong, sleek fit of this coral-hued sports bra. Balance things out with these super-cute workout shorts in punchy blue with a pop of coral to smash your PB.

Summer Splash

Whether by the pool, on the beach or in your backyard, dress like you’re hanging out at the cabana club this summer. Ride the color tide with a mesh crop top edged with flashes of neon pink and bootie shorts in black for major poolside vibes. To finish the look, go the laidback route with slides in twisted coral or try these laceless mules for a more elevated lounge-to-lunch take. Top the whole ensemble with a classic tie-dye T-shirt and knot the side for added definition and shape. 

After Dark

Add a little after-hours glamour to your escapism vibe with bold prints and shimmering metallics. Whether you’re out at the bar or hanging with friends, you can keep it simple while still making a statement with the playful patterns on this striped sweatshirt, styled with the matching shorts. Elevate the look with the high-shine edge of Cardi B Club C sneakers or go for a fashion statement in standout Maison Margiela shoes with their iconic cut-out detailing. For extra effect, add rose-gold hoops and layered necklaces.

Yacht Rock

Make like you’re living your best yacht life everyday with a colorful, athleisure take on nautical cool. Street style’s answer to the deck shoe, the Club C Coast is a little slice of sunshine in a sneaker. Set that zingy gold hue off against classic navy leggings for a nautical nod, then team with a striped polo shirt for a super preppy take. Or keep it sporty with a yellow logo tank. In case of rough seas, throw on an oversized hoodie or wear it over your shoulders in true yacht-club style.

Tropical Paradise

If you can’t go to the tropics, bring the tropics to your everyday with eternally optimistic neons, vivacious prints and a little styling fun. Turn your workout gear up a few beats with these printed leggings in hyper purple with licks of luminous yellow. Clash them with an equally splashy print up top, like this teal sports bra. As for your feet, don’t shy away from a balancing those bolder hues with classic kicks in fresh colors for major escapism feels.  

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Style / August 2021
Tara Gardner, Reebok Contributor