Yep, athleisure is still a thing. It is growing bigger than ever (
) since 2015 and we have zero problems with that.
What is athleisure anyway and why is everyone talking about it?
As Millennials are deemed the most health-conscious generation ever, their active lifestyle has made an impact on the fashion world, positively. Athleisure started as a style of clothing that is suitable for fitness activities but also chic enough to be worn for everyday life.
This fusion of fashion and function has now evolved into a way of living, as it continues to blur the line between streetwear and athletic wear. Today, celebrities and fashion bloggers are rocking sweatpants as a high-fashion thing at major events.
How to tap into the athleisure trend:
Sporty-esque clothes can be found everywhere from fast-fashion retailers to luxury designer labels. However, most of the athleisure pieces' are intended for getting things done, or going places and therefore, are not suitable to have a sweaty workout in.
On the other hand, you can also jump on the athleisure bandwagon in a smart way with zero budget by pairing up activewear with your daily wear pieces.
Here are a few A-listers approved key items that you can incorporate into your gym look:
Originally worn by the military air forces back in 50's and 60's for its function, bomber jacket has evolved into a wardrobe staple for every fashionista we know. It is a versatile piece that goes along with almost every
outfit, not to mention it is lightweight and comfy AF. What more reasons do you need?
A leather jacket is a timeless piece that never goes out of style. It adds an instant edge to any outfit while keeping you warm on cooler days. If you do not own a leather jacket, it's time to invest in one!
A nice long coat will take you anywhere from a coffee run to the airport, and everything in between. Tips on how to nail this combo? Go for a colour-coordinated look.
You can still join the athleisure club even if you are not a fan of the leggings-are-pants thing. From mini to midi to maxi, celebrities and fashion bloggers are rocking the glam-leisure look by matching a sports bra with a pretty skirt on a night out.
Relaxed Fit Jeans
It's true that they said good jeans are a girl's best friend, one of the reasons being that they are hard to come by.
Flared, straight, slim, boyfriend or mom - w e still have a fair share of love on jeans in this yoga pants era. Swap your spandex to denim after gym on summer days for an easy-but-cool look!
Have you got all your style notes written down yet?
Our team at XXIV Active has put together a few lovely outfits using our very own activewear from our monochrome collection. They are all made up of pieces that are basic and versatile, but the outcomes are amazing.