Athleisure. Ath…what? If you haven’t heard of the term “Athleisure” for the past few years then you cannot call yourself a fashionista. It has been popping up everywhere…really, everywhere! From celebs, to socialites to bloggernistas to moms on the street, in your local super market, picking up kids at school, everyone is embracing athleisure. In 2016, “Athleisure” will officially be added to the dictionary. What exactly is athleisure? Well, to break it down, the literal term is Ath (for athletics) + Leisure = athletics with leisure. In real life practice it is another word for – I don’t care to put anything fancy on so Imma throw on a pair of yoga pants and some kicks and call it a day…oh and I have absolutely no intention to hit the gym AT ALL but I want you to think that I just exited out of my local yoga studio looking glowing and fabulous and not covered in sweat.
If you’ve ever been a mom, you have sported some kind of athleisure when you are too busy/lazy/tot-driven-crazy to put in an effort for a stylish outfit and you just throw on your Lulu Lemon pants and an oversized sweater to cover up your butt. Recent years, the trend has taken fashion world by a storm. Do a google image search and you can find a wealth of photos of celebs, models, bloggers incorporating work out leggings, sweat pants into their daily street style. Some even wore to Fashion Week! (Gasp) Albeit the sweatpants is probably from well known designers and cost more than your entire outfit combined times 5.
It is only a matter of time I think that we see these super comfy athleisure pants enter our work field. I mean who wouldn’t want to wear comfortable clothes whilst sitting 8 hours a day? On top of that you can go straight to your gym after work or even better do some stretching and light workout during lunch. Clothing companies such as Theory and Eileen Fisher are already designing outfits for the 9-5 women who wants to look polished and stay comfy with their stretch leggings and work pants. Betabrand is another online store and brand who have a variety of stylish yoga pants dress pants that can take on both casual to dressy, work wear to performance wear in a wide range of fits, colors, and fabrics. Right now those pants are 20% off with code: GIMME20.
I think the Athleisure trend is really just the tip of the iceberg as we continue to see women not sacrificing comfort for style and incorporating athletic wear into everyday fashion. Whether you are a yoga leggings type or jogger sweat pants girl, take a look at some of my stylish selections below and get your self inspired by the athleisure trend.
**Disclosure: This post is a collaboration for Betabrand though the opinion of which is entirely of my own**