Gone are the days where my husband could shake his head at me as I run out the door in my yoga pants…clearly NOT going to a yoga class. Athleisure is a style now (it even has its own Wikipedia page!) and this mama is embracing it with open arms.
Comfort is key in my life. Yes, I want to dress up and feel pretty and look cute. But there are often times when I am tired, am going to run errands all day, or just simply don’t want to put on a pair of stiff jeans.
Athletic wear companies have really updated their pieces to follow this trend. When I walk into Lululemon, I not only see obvious yoga wear, but beautiful knit sweaters, comfy zip ups and great fitted joggers. Sneakers now have clean lines and a more trendy street look. The look has changed from frumpy sweat pants to polished fitness wear.
Here are a few ways I love to rock the Athleisure look.
I am all about balance. And as much as this style is basically gym wear, I think that there is a finesse to the look.
1 – All Black
I love to pair my black leggings with a black tee for a simple and chic look. I find a slouchy tee gives great balance to those tight leggings (and helps cover the behind if you like more coverage). I had a full day of running errands this day, so I grabbed for my comfiest sneakers. These are seriously like walking on air and just so cute! Can you believe they are Skechers? To make my look a little less “gym” like, I tossed on some simple jewellery and a black knit cardigan.
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2 – Athleisure on the street
Not every pieces has to be athletic wear! Pair those leggings with a graphic tee for a street savvy look. I even like the edge that a knotted tee gives. I obviously love these sneakers & pulled them out again for this outfit, but some slip on shoes would look great too! I like to be comfy when I am rocking the athleisure look ( I mean, that is the whole point, right?) so I always have layers with me.
Especially for those fall days, or air conditioned buildings, a sweater is just a necessity. I paired this look with a flannel button up – perfect for those chilly moments but also so cute tied around your waist!
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3 – Sporty Spice
Just call me sporty spice as I curl up in my vintage Adidas sweatshirt & leggings. I know you have seen these gorgeous old-school Adidas logo tops floating around. I just love them!
The oversized pullover look just screams my name, and is perfect for the cooler weather just around the corner. To stay away from a frumpy look, I paired this with my slip on converse. I feel like it gives the look a bit more a street vs gym style.
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