February 17th, 2017 at 2:10am

As I was walking around campus today, I saw this Fashionista rocking a cute, more relaxed take on athleisure. This is one trend that has been on the rise for both Fashionistas/os alike on the Clemson University campus. They use the perfect combination of sporty and casual while maintaining a more polished look than athletic wear.

This Fashionista’s look is perfect for a long day of classes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pair of leggings, but her sneakers are the cornerstone of this outfit. Trend alert! Sneakers have always been cool. They come in variety of colors and styles, and have a purpose outside of the gym. They are versatile, having the ability to go with countless outfits which is amazing because it doesn’t limit you to only workout clothes when wearing them. In fact, sneakers are functional but remain stylish, and offer support to your feet which is perfect for making those long walks across campus. This Fashionista adopted this trend by sporting a suede, gray tennis shoe with a rose gold accent on the heel.

Then, she paired black leggings with a slouchy T-shirt, and wore aviator sunglasses to block out that 4 p.m. sun. If her comfy style wasn’t enough to convince you to join this latest trend, consider the fact that sneakers are budget friendly which is what all of us college students always have in the back of our minds. How, you ask? Invest a little money on the front end, and this trend will be sure you get your money’s worth. I’ve always told people that there are two things in life I’m always willing to spend money on: my bed and my sneakers because I’m always in them. Skip out on that morning coffee during the week, and save up for a nice pair of sneakers. You won’t regret it!