New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

A new year provides an opportunity for new beginnings, especially for dancers. It’s a time to try new things in class and experiment with your look. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw out everything in your closet! Start the new year off fresh and looking fabulous with these tips for spicing up the dancewear you have and adding some fun new pieces.

#1. Mix and match.

In the rush of early morning conditioning and late night rehearsals, it’s easy to fall back on the same outfits again and again. Break out of your fashion rut this year by mixing and matching 2019 Sara Mearns Collection (SMxSD) pieces to create new outfits. Try pairing leggings like these Mesh Shiny Leggings with different color crop tops like the Mesh Lycra Dance Top and the Adult Bra Top with Webbed Mesh Back. It’s a simple way to make your favorite items from 2019 seem new and exciting in 2020.

#2. Accessorize.

Sometimes it just takes a few accessories to step up your style. When you’re in class, add SMxSD Honeycomb Leggings to either a shorts and sports bra ensemble or the usual leo and tights combo. As you head to and from class, trade out your go-to sneakers with edgy combat boots and add a fun pair of statement earrings to elevate your favorite SMxSD bottoms, like these Leggings with Scalloped Edge Lace. Incorporate a pop of color by using a trendy oversized purse instead of your typical dance bag.

#3. Layer.

Stay cozy and cute during the winter months by adding layers to your favorite dance and athleisure outfits. Instead of throwing on sweat pants and a t-shirt to go to your ballet class, highlight any of your gorgeous 2019 SMxSD leos by pairing them with a knit cardigan and adorable skirt. Then use scarfs, leg warmers and boots to finish the look. Or try wearing a leather jacket over an SMxSD crop top to compliment any of the fierce mesh leggings in the collection.

#4. Transition from class to street.

Even with Nutcracker season behind us, we often find ourselves dancing all day. Life beyond our art gets squeezed in between rehearsals, so our outfits need to be able to transition from the studio to the street with ease. Luckily, the SMxSD 2019 collection makes it possible to accomplish this in style. Try pairing a trendy and versatile top like this Long Sleeve Dance Top accented by lace details with scalloped lace leggings for class. Later, when it’s time meet up with friends for dinner, swap out the leggings for a pair of skinny jeans and heels. Add a bold necklace and a chic handbag to elevate the ensemble.

#5. Add something new.

Even with all the ways to refresh your dancewear from 2019, it’s always fun to add new pieces to your wardrobe. Based on the fabulous items New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns gave us when she teamed up with Só Dança in 2019, their collaboration for the SMxSD 2020 collection is sure to give us plenty to be excited about. The collection is set to launch in January, and will only be available at your local retailer. Treat yourself to a couple (or more!) pieces from the new line to pair with your favorites from 2019 or to create entirely new outfits.


However you choose to style it, the SMxSD collections are sure to keep
you feeling fresh and looking fabulous in 2020. 

For more pieces from the Sara Mearns Collection from Só Dança, click here.


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