WHAT TO WEAR: Athletic Meets Academic

WHAT TO WEAR: Athletic Meets Academic

Merging the worlds of sportswear, street style, and high-fashion cultures, athleisure is so much more than a temporary trend: it’s lifestyle and attitude that’s redefining the industry. From brightly colored mesh, to boldly color blocked tracksuits, to ultra-comfy graphic sweatshirts, athletic-inspired clothing continues to dominate prominent fashion trends for 2017. But this year’s athleisure designs aren’t your usual activewear, mind you. This spring, we’re seeing a surge of exciting modern updates featuring streamlined and sexy designs that call for more time going out and less time frequenting the gym.

This Fashionista captures the perfect style for completing her routine workout, while looking dressed to impress for her class-packed schedule. She pairs a fitted black legging with a floral print, sporty cropped top. She elevates the look with a white boyfriend blazer, featuring an edgy zipper detail. To complete the ensemble, she adds a bold fuchsia pump heel and statement earrings.

Let’s be honest, every college fashion aficionado could use go-to pieces that are both stylish and stress-free.The subtle texture contrasts she creates with the soft and stretchy, alongside the polished and tailored, makes for an undeniably relaxed, yet ultimately refined, look perfect for conquering a hectic day on campus. So take a few notes from this trendsetter who gets an A+ in mixing chic workout wear with an air of downtown cool.

But be sure to put your own spin on this here-to-stay athletic-luxury fashion movement. Opt for the classic white sneaker, a pair of effortless platform slides, or elegant lace-up sandals for an unbelievably easy look that will leave you feeling comfortable and confident, sporty and studious, functional and fashionable. Or select sophisticated and elevated pieces, such as your favorite bomber jacket or a playful statement bag to ensure your active outfit will have you always looking fabulous and never frumpy.