We are so glad that our most recent obsession, athleisure wear, is here to stay. Check the dictionary because the term was added to Merriam-Websters in early 2016. What used to be defined as frumpy or careless is now trendy, fashionable, and comfortable. What is better than rolling out of bed to start your day but looking good while doing it?
We're giving a shout out to the wonderful Jane Fonda and her permed femullet who may or may not have started this wonderful trend. We've put together some must-haves when sporting athleisure wear, check it out!
Mixing everyday fashion pieces with activewear pieces is the secret to making this trend work. We chose to keep the lower half of our wardrobe on the more athletic side because we can't resist stretchy pants and sensible shoes. Some days we just don't have it in us to shimmy ourselves into our skinny jeans so we took advantage of these cute and functional activewear leggings. These all black leggings with mesh details are the bees knees! If you're trying to keep your wardrobe on the lighter side opt for some leggings with colorful details like these pastel pink and grey leggings. We paired the leggings with our favorite Vans high-tops!
The best way to find the balance between activewear and fashion is to use everyday inspired pieces such as denim jackets and knitwear. We chose this off the shoulder knit top with ruffle details to dress up the leggings and added a cross body bag with athletic stripes to hold all of our essentials. Using this best kept secret will take any outfit from, you may or may not have rolled out of bed to a purposefully well thought out OOTD!
We paired this dreamy denim jacket with a staple item everyone should have in their closet, a basic white tee! We maintained the athletic vibe by adding a gray wool-blend cap that doubles as a distraction from the bed head thats living under the cap.
We would be lying if we said we didn't like to go out and get some fresh air and adventure. So to make sure we stay well hydrated and get the daily "recommended" steps, we have two athletic inspired accessories that we just can't live without. First up is the S'well bottle. This reusable bottle is made out of non-toxic stainless steel that keeps your drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. It's perfect for those hot summer California days and those rainy winter nights. This bottle has never let us down! The best part is it comes in a variety of colors and designs. Next up is the Fitbit! There are a few different options to chose from with various functions. We love the Fitbit Alta that keeps track of our steps, calories burned, time we've spent snoozing, and also tells us when we're running late! This model has many options for interchangeable bands to make sure your accessories match your outfits.
If you're a girl on the go then this fashion trend is perfect for you! Even if you can't add any of the everyday fashion elements to your athleisure inspired outfit just make sure your athletic attire comes in matching pieces and rock your super cute sports bra as a shirt. We won't judge! We were inspired by Lady Gaga's real human body at the Super Bowl and we're embracing ours. :)
We hope you embrace this comfortable yet fashionable trend and dare you to get your athleisure on!