By Vivian Drury
I’m often tempted on early mornings to just stay in bed until the last possible moment, walking out of my house in my PJ’s and having it be acceptable. Unfortunately, my better judgement convinces me that I actually need to pull on a pair of jeans and a sweater and slab some makeup on my face to look more human than zombie-like. I often want to find an outfit that I can both be productive and comfortable in. When denim just feels too stiff, go for an athleisure look!
Athleisure is a form of style that involves dressing in athletic clothes for the day while still being comfortable and maintaining a sense of style.
Especially during fall, one of my favorite athleisure looks is pairing any dark legging with an oversized sweater and a sneaker. This is a very simple look and easy to pull together when you sleep in a few extra minutes. Even wearing a t-shirt and then a blazer with leggings is a casual, comfortable look. It’s perfect for busy days where you are constantly on the run. You can also pair some jogger pants rather than leggings if you want more of a loose feel.
I have a very unhealthy obsession with sports bras. I love the different strap patterns and I always feel more comfortable when I have one on. Calvin Klein and his new line of underwear is bringing back sports bras into everyday clothing. Sports bras are great to pair under a simple flowing t-shirt or long sleeve top so you can see the detailed backs and fabrics. You can use sports bras like bralettes, exposing it in small amounts in many different outfits.
For shoes, wearing Adidas, Converse, high-tops, or any athletic shoe is definitely trending right now. Adidas are now being paired with everything from shift dresses to jeans and blazers to leggings and cropped hoodies. I am a big fan of this trend because walking around in gym shoes is far more comfortable than hobbling around in heels!
Athleisure is about taking athletic wear to the next level in your life. Feel free to mix athletic wear with other clothes in your closet to find that perfect combination of class and comfort!