STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Beyond the Gym

For the past few seasons, it seems the fashion world has come down with a serious case of what I like to call gym fever. Although this might sound like Anna Wintour and the rest of the fashion elite are spending their spare time perfecting their spinning game, there’s much more to this gym craze than meets the eye. While tough sneakers and sports bras were once reserved for cardio, these pieces have been entirely reinvented and are now the easiest way to achieve a Parisian street-chic look.

With their blinding colors, it’s a little intimidating to imagine sporting neon trainers with anything other than leggings. Luckily, when it comes to athletic gear, versatility is not an issue. Whether you’re all about minimalism at the moment or are a sucker for anything eye-catching, incorporating workout gear into your wardrobe is always a good idea, no matter your style aesthetic.

This Fashionista’s all-black ensemble proves that a pair of sporty chic sneakers are the perfect way to pay homage to this trend, even if exercise gear isn’t exactly your cup of tea. She pairs a black fuzzy sweater with a versatile pair of riding pants and a stylish clutch. While she could have opted for a pair of ankle boots, this Fashionista’s ombre sneakers add a much needed element of interest. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, amp up your usual outfits by pairing a chic pair of kicks with a leather mini or a duster coat instead. No matter what your stance is on the fashion world’s infatuation with gym gear, it’s clear that the sneaker is definitely here to stay.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “Whoever said gym clothes should only be reserved for workouts is seriously disturbed. Getting extra use out of your favorite sneakers is a dream come true!”