Fashionistas/os everywhere are embracing the athleisure trend that swept the nation last year. My wardrobe and I are forever grateful for this sportswear-meets-streetwear trend that combines edgy street style with the comfort and versatility of sportswear. Mimicking looks worn by Kate Hudson and Gigi Hadid, I have been able to incorporate this chic and sporty trend into my personal style.
Your “new year, new me” attitude probably involves some sort of healthy lifestyle resolution that will go hand-in-hand with this trend. An athleisure look can take you from day to night with class, work and the gym in between. Pairing your favorite pair of workout pants with an oversized sweater, jacket or some other statement piece is the perfect way to portray athleisure style.
When seeking inspiration to recreate this trend, I turned to the adidas by Stella McCartney’s spring 2015 and 2016 ready-to-wear collections and added my own personal twist. These collections cater to athleticism while emphasizing certain embellishments such as mesh, leather and bright colors. For my own athleisure look, I started with a simple pair of black leggings and a plain white oversized T-shirt. I added a black leather jacket, a plaid blanket wrap and custom Nike Roshe One tennis shoes to channel some edgy street style. I accessorized my ensemble with a black Michael Kors Selma handbag, black chunky Betsey Johnson sunglasses and a white Apple Watch Sport. My fit and fabulous athleisure style has me prepared for everything and anything throughout the day, all while feeling comfortable and staying on trend.
Athleisure style has certainly caused some chatter in the fashion world and lucky for us, it seems to have become more than just a fad. Cheers to looking fit and fabulous!