April 29th, 2016 at 2:00am

Athleisure: the trend that has been mentioned by Fashionistas for the last couple seasons. Athleisure is a style that includes chic, high quality athletic-wear items that can be worn to the gym, to class or out shopping with friends. This trend has been picking up in recent years with an increase in popularity of brands like lululemon, Nike and adidas. Even upscale brands, such as Tory Burch and Alexander Wang, have begun to enter the growing athleisure market by creating their own athletic-wear divisions.

One item that I really associate with this trend are fun leggings. Gone are the days of the plain all-black cotton leggings. What’s popular now are leggings with a twist. This includes leggings with all-over prints, mixed fabrics and unique details. These athletic-wear leggings are often made of a thicker material that is both functional at the gym or looks great with your favorite top.

This Fashionista is rocking the athleisure look in her fashion forward outfit. She wears an awesome pair of black leggings with a leather side panel. On top she wears a semi sheer T-shirt, with a blue sports bra showing through underneath and a black cardigan. Her bright pink and gray Nike sneakers bring a more athletic feel to the outfit. She keeps her accessories to a minimum with a small watch and a simple silver necklace.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “Chic leggings add a cool modern feel to an athletic look and can add a fun pop of color or texture.”