Athleisure as defined by Wikipedia is: a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as at the workplace, at school, or at other casual or social occasions…
As a busy mom and a women of 2017 you can find me in athleisure fairly regularly. And since there is no denying WE all wear it I wanted to share 4 easy tips on keeping your athleisure wear trendy and stylish.
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athleisure tip #1
Invest in a pair of good quality neutral color leggings. The reason I say invest is that a lot of the good quality ones are upwards of $100 and while that is a bit steep but you will thank me and more importantly you will love them. Given they are the bases of your athleisure look it is important that they are neutral in color and can be worn and washed many times. Some of the cheaper pairs bunch at the knees, stretch out and/or fade in their color. My personal favorites are Zella, Athleta and Lululemon. Investing in a good pair of leggings, or two, is a great start to elevating your athleisure look.
athleisure tip #2
Stock up on basic layering tees. Both short sleeve and long sleeve. I love wearing a basic tee and doing a little side tie to create more of a defined waist ( or snag one that already does that for you). Throw on a long sleeve baseball tee on those cooler days and feel trendy and comfortable. Personally, I tend to keep the tee’s in the neutral pallet but with so many fun and trendy prints/graphics/patterns I would say here is a place to spice it up and make it more personalized!! Some prefer to keep their tee’s long enough to cover the booty but given you are wearing good quality leggings I feel you need not be as concerned about this. Go with whatever length you feel comfortable in. Basic layering tee’s are an essential for perfecting your athleisure look.
athleisure tip #3
Find a great pair of lifestyle tennis shoes. The world is your oyster in this department as there are so many choices out there. For me, I tend to stick with Nike or New Balance but there are so many that the possibilities are endless. This is also a great place to add your personal touch with color, pattern, funk or even classic. Tennis shoes are the definition of athleisure so make sure to get a pair you LOVE.
athleisure tip #4
Get yourself an oversized zip-up, hoodie or cardigan. This is the finishing touch to complete your athleisure look. I could go on and on and recommend so many wonderful hooodies/cardigans but I will just say find one or two that are neutral, cozy and comfortable. I tend to gravitate towards the over-sized look as I love how I can snuggle up in them and just simply prefer the way they look. Plus, the oversized up top balances out the tighter bottoms! Ha.
Athleisure is life
Essentially the key to keeping your athleisure look trendy and stylish is to keep it simple, polished and invest in a few good pieces. I know there are so many options and varieties of athleisure wear on the market today- I mean it is everywhere. Let’s embrace the look- it is so practical and comfortable- let’s just do it stylishly.