As of late, athleisure has been taking the fashion world by storm. The workout aesthetic is no longer something just worn to the gym—fashion icons have been taking athletic staples and incorporating them into their everyday wardrobe for a more casual touch, creating the athleisure look. The main focus of athleisure is comfort, whether it be chic sneakers or a loose-fitting tee, comfort is key when attempting to create the athleti-chic look. If you’re looking for an easy way to attain the in street style aesthetic, this is it.
This trend isn’t solely supplied by the major athletic companies, either—brands like Fabletics and Athleta have made the athleisure trend more accessible with their trending prints and affordable prices. As for celebrity inspiration, model and socialite Kendall Jenner has been the main source for the athleisure look, usually seen sporting a sports bra and Nikes. As a young adult herself, she has inspired many college students to wear up-style athletic pieces to class, creating that perfect mix of comfort and style.
When I ran into this Fashionista, I just knew that she was one of those athleti-chic students. In her look, most of her pieces came from Adidas and Tilly’s. She was able to effortlessly pair her Superstar sneakers with the Adidas trefoil tee; Adding a pair of black high-waisted shorts gave her look a more stylized edge; She completed her look with a white, minimalist rucksack (taking the place of your average purse), once again giving the outfit a more athletic bent. The frames of her sunglasses worked as a great way to top off the whole look, and this Fashionista’s look was extremely successful because of her mixing the trend with own style flare—a ’90s-style choker mixed magnificently with the monochromatic undertone of the outfit.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Being a major fan of Adidas, I was more than excited when I found out that this brand has become the epitome of the athleisure trend—just make sure to add a bit of your own style into the mix to look more like a leader, not a follower.”