Athleisure is a term that has been around for a few years now.
What is basically means is cutting about* (a Scottish term for going about your business) in your sportswear.
Athleisure is all about being seriously comfortable!
Athleisure has been accused of being the ultimate in lazy dressing and the killer of “real” fashion.
I agree that there is a very fine line between athleisure chic and just looking like you can’t be bothered to get dressed.
For me, athleisure is not really gym wear.
I believe that if you are going to seriously work out (whether it be in a gym or on the streets) then comfort is key.
Practical, comfortable and moisture wicking are my essentials!
Gym time is not the time to look ‘pretty’.
However, I love athleisure for casual occasions.
This easy Athleisure look may be casual, but it is still interesting.
My late-night-dog-walking Asda joggers are staying in and these satin joggers take centre stage.
Interesting fabrics and patterns (like these satin joggers, see them styled HERE and HERE) have all of the comfort but with a luxe feel.
Heels are an obvious choice to smarten up a look like this but trainers are SO much more comfortable, practical and wearable.
I seem to have borrowed my daughter’s again!
A sheer hoody (see this one worn to a Stormzy gig, HERE) and a blue t-shirt keeps things light, bright and spring-like.
A leather backpack continues the casual/luxe vibe.
My geometric necklace, and oversized glasses, finished things off nicely.
Are you embracing the Athleisure trend?
Or, do you think it is just lazy dressing?
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JOGGERS: Topshop…these ones are cool!
HOODED TOP: Next
T-SHIRT: Old (similar)
BAG: Clarks… similar.
NECKLACE: Oliver Bonas…this one is very nice, especially with the camouflage joggers
GLASSES: Primark… these are nice.