Since I Dream of Jeannie hair unexpectedly appeared on the scene to define the season, the half-slung updo—in all its varietals—have been experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Unsurprisingly, Jennifer Lopez‘s rendition comes with a side of sports-minded styling that allows the red carpet-ready tie-back to translate from the gym to an evening out with seamless appeal.
Last night in Los Angeles, J.Lo readied for a date night with beau Alex Rodriguez with her half-up ponytail worn low on a slicked, scraped-back crown, the secured section commingling with loose lengths in a show of glossy blonde that fell over the shoulders of her navy blue tracksuit. A dusting of bronzer and a nude lip ensured the moment was summer-inspired, while accessories like exaggerated shades and oversized hoops cemented the look distinctly Lopez. But rather than leaning into the could-be glamorous vibe, J.Lo’s infusion of athleisure kept things grounded—and proved that sometimes, the best aesthetics are a study in juxtaposition.