Vogue has once opened a debate whether it’s acceptable to be wearing yoga pants all day long even if you haven’t worked out and it really got me thinking. The answer is a big fat YES. Why? Because apart from that it feels just right (and super comfy btw) we are officially living in the exciting fashion era of athleisure.
The sport-inspired trend started to gain it’s mainstream popularity with fashion designers and celebs just a year ago, thanks to its off duty down-to-earth wearable feel. Athleisure as a trend is HUGE today and in case you haven’t yet discovered it, it’s where function meets fashion, chill vibes meet your inner cool self and you can be as creative or as plain as you wish. And correct me if I’m wrong as for some of us out there it’s turning into a whole lifestyle.
Although as easy and chilled at it all sounds there are certain lines not to cross and big donts to discuss further fashion wise. So call it the golden rules and your guide to athleisure, 2017 edit.
NOT JUST A LAZY OPTION
If any of you currently thinking that this a comeback of a ratty old tracksuit, stop right here. Nailing athleisure is not about putting in zero effort it’s about making the effort look rather effortless. For instance, making your fave ladies gym leggins fashionable by looking at them from a whole new different angle.
REMEMBER THE KEY WORDS
Comfy, simple, relaxed yet presentable!
AND THE KEY FASHION LABELS
When it comes to fitness fashion there are a few favourite names that instantly come to mind. I’m currently crushing on Jack Wills new athleisurewear collection and envision every single fashion piece in my wardrobe RN.
INTERMIXING IS KEY
Mixing, matching and layering up pieces is the way forward. Getting creative with the old (or new) sporty pieces is one of my fave things to do. A step beyond this is to start intermixing trends to create something bespoke. I guess this is exactly how sport luxe was actually born, thanks to athleisure. How fierce do these heeled sock boots look when combined with a distressed tracksuit?
Speaking of sportluxe, taking that extra step and accessorising with fine jewellery really works the look too. Think of it the nineties come back with a modern twist! Another great combo is work out gear with oversized sunnies. Kim K vibes anyone?
KEEPING YOUR SHOE OPTIONS OPEN
I personally would rather wear keep my options open than go for any old trainers.
ALWAYS NAIL THE LOOK WITH HAIR & MAKEUP
Now moving on to a highly essential point. Clashing tracksuits and makeup has never been more relevant then now. I’m a tracksuit girl myself with the love for hair and makeup and my signature off-duty style is often a black distressed tracksuit with a red statement lip. Oh, and if you’re loving all things Yeezy (aka Kanye) then this red PABLO jacket is the one.
IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE
Trends are all different, just like people. Although one way to find out is to experiment with your style. Who knows, there might be a little bit of athleisure in each one of us?
SHOP THE LOOK
What’s your take on athleisure?
Love it or hate it?
Let’s talk in comments below.