Have you heard of this athleisure trend? Maybe you’ve been sporting this look but never really put a name to it? Athlesiure is a fashion trend which combines athletic wear and high fashion. and basically it’s all about wearing athletic wear not just for working out. That’s right, did you ever think of wearing a sweatshirt with your designer heels, or your sequin sweatpants with your designer bag? How exciting for someone like me who loves to overdress! This means you can wear it anywhere and not just at the gym. The fun I am having with this trend thrills me to no end – so I really wanted to share this with you because I know you can have fun with it too!
I love metallic and metallics are huge with this look. So look for anything in silver or gold and mix and match skinny sweatpants with sparkly sweatshirts for a glitzy glam athletic look. I mixed my look up with Forever 21 shorts ($19.99) and Jimmy Choo heels. Talk about mixing high and low fashion. The purse is from toyshop, the glitzy glasses are from express (I love the sparkly diamonds on top) and the with sweatshirts are from Forever 21.
This trend is so easy to pull off. Just be sure to wear clean sweats and treat these clothes as if they were your work clothes….that’s kind of the trick here. Make sure your accessories are top notch and you can totally pull this off and look like any celeb who is sporting this look.
So where did this trend come from and is it here to stay? Canada can take some credit thanks to lululemon, www.lululemon.com . Years ago women started wearing their work out pants everywhere and this designers started creating lines that has lead to what it today a billion dollar industry in athleisure. Stella McCartney crated a line for Adidas and later launched Adidas Stellasport , for a younger market, www.adidas.com. Kate Hudson launched Fabletics, www.fabletics.com, a partnership with JustFab www.justfab.com and they have 4 million members registered.
Celebs and the LA presence are a huge part of the brand. Celebs are spotted and photographed walking the dog, shopping and running errands on Melrose avenue sporting athletic wear.
Here’s an interesting story I personally LOVE. Patti Felker, a powerful hollywood lawyer has been known to wear sequinned sweats to premiers and the boardroom. Hmmmm….I just know I could rock mine with my louboutins…..I am getting some ideas!! Should somebody stop me before we have a lawyer in athleisure at work on a casual Friday? I promise if I do, you will be the first to know and yes it will be posted on my daily feed alongside my daily OOTDs. Stay tuned….you know I gonna totally go for it!
So if I have convinced you to wear this trend properly (and yes this is a billion dollar industry which is not going anywhere) here are a few easy and cheap ways to start rocking it. All the items below, with the exception of the shoes and the ball, are from Forever 21 and range from $19.99 to $30.00 www.forever21.com !! You simply cannot afford to not have fun with this trend. Who doesn’t want to look great and be comfortable at the same time?
Fashion Justice hereby orders you to get comfortable and style up accordingly. Could you get a better verdict than that? Stay Fab and Charming xoxo
Side Bar: I woke up on Saturday morning and started working on my flatlay photoshoot for this post, and as I gathered my shorts, shoes and bag I realized I should just try it all on and voila!! So yes I am wearing shades because I looked like hell and had not a single stitch of makeup on. I was too lazy to fix my face but I was pretty proud of the outfit I pulled together. The things I do for you….I trust love you all! So go forth and atlesiure up and send me your outfit