HAPPY #FASHIONWEDNESDAY!! So, a little back story to kick off today’s blog post. In high school (and most of college, honestly), I literally never ever wore leggings or t-shirts or sweatshirts or anything that you could consider “lounge-wear”. I wore jeans and cute skirts and dresses and blouses and for a brief stint in 2009-2010, anything that had “Aeropostale” plastered across the front of it. #sorrynotsorry. I just didn’t see how anyone could go out of the house in ..GASP.. yoga pants. I was totally team #yogapantsarenotpants. I know..embarrassing, right? Especially because these days, I literally LIVE in my Zella leggings and if you want me to stop wearing them everywhere I go, you can pry them out of my cold, dead hands. It’s dramatic, but it’s true. HOWEVER – I still believe you should at least look put together even if you aren’t wearing denim (and I need a REALLY good reason to put actual jeans on) and that is where my absolute favorite trend of the hour comes in: Athleisure. Now, you can wear your yoga pants without threat of being mobbed by the fashion police because it’s a part of today’s fashion. #winwinwin. Keep reading to find out the best tips and tricks to rocking athleisure all year long.
The sports-wear-meets-street-wear can be kind of tricky to pull off, so here are my tried and true DO’S AND DON’TS to looking like you just woke up like this.
These are CLASSICS and they are so comfortable. Feel free to dress down something fancy with these sneakers, or wear them to glam up an otherwise drab gym look. I love pairing them with my overalls, denim mini skirt and oversized tshirt dresses. They are my go-to roadtrip shoes.
You want to LOOK like you just came from the gym and are supa fresh .. but not ACTUALLY. If you have old beat up sneakers that look better next to a treadmill or stationary bike than out to run errands at Target, leave those at home.
This one of my favorite ways to style athleisure outfits. A loose easy tee and a rocking leather jacket and joggers! It’s SO comfortable, I’m layered so I never get too hot or too cold and I look totally put together. HALLELUJAH!
Most of you probably WON’T do this – but reserve this style for things like game night with a group of friends, casual Starbucks run for the fourth time that day (what? who does that…), mani-pedi or hair appointment, lunch out with your bestie, etc. Casual situations.
I have found that I love sizing up to a medium in sweatshirts, tees and bomber jackets. I feel more comfortable and have room to move around. They also aren’t so big that they look like I bought the wrong size on accident. Remember, this style is all about comfort!
Don’t but an extra large if you are a small. You will look like you have been swallowed by a fabric whale. Instead, opt for pieces that are intentionally oversize, so they still flatter you where they are supposed to. You don’t want to get lost in a sea of sweatshirt!
One of my favorite styles are my black Zella leggings, my knee high faux leather boots and a comfortable tee + denim jacket for fall. It’s SO versatile and easy to wear. I can almost guarantee you already have that outfit in your closet somewhere. You can also pop on a pair of black booties with your cute grey joggers with a white blouse for something casual and wearable (but still glam).
Or ya know, any fancy high heels that you’d wear to a gala. Be smart with your pairings. Are those your pizza-a-movie-and-face-mask pants? Probably not a good pair with the shoes you wore on your wedding day.
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I hope this style guide helped you figure out exactly what you need to do to completely ROCK this popular trend. It’s one of my very favorites and it’s so easy for everyone to style.
Do you wear this trend? What is your favorite go-to athleisure outfit? Let me know in the comments below!