STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Athleisure Is The New Black

September 21st, 2015 at 2:00am

With so many people these days on the go, with school, work, gym etc., we are in desperate need of clothes that are both practical and stylish. Many people have the idea that practical and stylish are two very different words that are on opposite sides of the spectrum. We’re talking night and day, Yin and Yang, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Although, it really doesn’t have to be, as Taylor Swift would say, the “Bad Blood” feud that it’s all hyped up to be.

A rising trend, which I think is really RAD, is this fashionable workout wear that goes by the name of ‘athleisure’. If you think athleisure is just for working out, you are mistaken. Many very fashionable people are adopting this trend into their everyday lives. Chanel’s Spring 2014 collection even features the athleisure feel by pairing beautiful tailored garments with some sneakers (couture, of course). So you can go to class, casually meet up with some friends and go to the gym all while wearing the same outfit! I sometimes find myself rushing from normal class to yoga class with no time in between to change. So this trend is perfect for those with busy schedules or those who just feel lazy and want to be comfortable while looking stylish as well (me).

This Fashionista embodies the athleisure look perfectly. She pairs a black Nike tank top and Nike shoes with some detailed lululemon leggings, a Brandy Melville bralette and a white jacket from Lolë to contrast this all-black outfit. She layers on some dainty necklaces and bracelets to give it that subtle “I’m an athlete AND a Fashionista” kind of look.

Don’t know what to wear? Be comfortable and chic at the same time and try the athleisure trend. Pair a loose, open-back tank top with a strappy sports bra and some printed leggings for that effortless look. And don’t forget to accessorize!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “You can’t go wrong with black and white. The versatility is easy to mix, match and layer. Black is always flattering and always makes you feel put together, even if you aren’t feeling 100 percent that day.”