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For a split second there, athleisure seemed to be a trend like every other – a fleeting fad that will be over as soon as you invest in one of the pieces that epitomize it, but we were sorely mistaken and it’s a good thing we were. For those who are still not in the know, athleisure is a global fashion phenomenon that managed to bridge the gap between athletic and casual wear, one that allows us to transition from one daily role to another without a wardrobe change.
With the trend gaining momentum, even brands traditionally known as luxury and couture have jumped on the athleisure train, whether alone or in collaboration with sportswear household names. The days when leggings and sports bras were only to be seen at the gym are over, and now we’re living in a new era in which athleisure is the new chic.
As it is here to stay, it’s time you learn which key pieces to invest on your journey towards embracing the trend, and once you’ve mastered the basics, you can go on, build the looks and create endless combinations. The best thing about athleisure is that is meshes so well with all other trends, allowing you to mix, match and make it your own.
First and foremost
You can’t begin your new fashion journey without an incredible pair of sneakers, preferably several pairs, but you’ll get there gradually. Adidas originals are still a cult classic, and as they don’t exactly scream ‘gym’, they are the perfect place to start. The beauty of a sneaker like this is that you can wear it with both track pants as well as romantic pleated skirts, couture dresses, pencil skirts and silk blouses – even the most conservative and elegant outfit can be transformed into an ‘athleisure’ one with just the right footwear. On top of everything, this is the easiest way to rock the trend at the office without the risk of looking overly casual. You can conquer the office and head out to your romantic coffee date without even a touch-up.
Do it like Bella
Bella Hadid is probably the one who single-handedly took leggings from the gym, brought them to the streets and made them mainstream. The queen of athleisure is rarely spotted not rocking leggings in her off-duty looks, showing us just how sexy, and even chic, sportswear can be outside the workout realm. With the logomania being back, why not turn to the trusty and supportive Nike leggings as your item of choice? You can have a great workout, and then head out to brunch with just a bomber jacket and a great bag as your accessory.
This is another way to play and elevate the look. So, take a cue from the supermodel, and stay in complete workout gear – as long as you’ve got a killer bag and specs, you’re ready to rock it like a model. There are many pieces of advice you’ll get in your life, but one of the best pieces of fashion advice is – invest in a great bag.
Millennials pave the way
Who would have thought that we would ever be able to wear a hoodie to the office? Well, thanks to members of the millennial generation, and the transformative powers of athleisure, we most certainly can. You can wear the most classy and chic pair of culottes, a pencil or even a floral A-line skirt. Pair it with pumps, ankle boots or chic loafers. Throw a hoodie into the mix, top it off with a slightly oversized checkered blazer (it is the pattern of the season after all) and you can be in the office, or having drinks, running errands and look chicer than if you wore a couture gown. Beyoncé’s Ivy Park lines have incredible ones, so make sure to check the queen’s sportswear line.
It’s all about support
Whether you’ll dare to pull a Bella and walk the streets with nothing but a bomber jacket and a sports bra or will take the traditional route and keep the bra inside the walls of the gym is up to you. Regardless of your preferences, a great sports bra is mandatory. It provides support when working out, and all the ladies out there know how far more comfortable it is than a regular one. The best part though is, that brands like House of CB have stepped up their game in the design department, and now these look cuter than ever, so if you do decide to show it to the world, it won’t just be an undergarment, it will be a statement-maker.
During athleisure’s very first steps, a bomber jacket was an absolute must. If you do still own one, feel free to rock it for a little while longer. However, if you’re just joining the show, you should know that bomber jackets are on their way out (basically gone), so in order to do the trend justice, you might want to turn to brightly-colored (or neutral) oversized puffer jackets.
Like everything else, this piece of athleisure-epitomizing outerwear will allow you to channel the right vibe regardless of the rest of your attire choices. Wide-leg pants, romantic dresses, skinny jeans or sneakers – add this to any mix and you’ll achieve the vibe in an instant. The asymmetric one by Zara has our vote, but with so many options it’s difficult to choose just one.
This post has been written by Amy Mia for BellezaRebel. Amy Mia is an Aussie blogger in love with beauty and style. Her mission is to inform the world of all her passions and make blogging friends along the way. You can find Amy Mia on Facebook and Twitter.