I don’t know about you, but I only have 2 looks outside of the gym: supermodel or hobo.
I’m usually coming or going from a fitness class and it’s just too hard to start showering, blow drying my hair, and scouring for the perfect pair of distressed day jeans and gladiator sandals. My closet no longer consists of any “in-between” options. I mean, what’s a girl to do when she needs to run to the grocery store? Sorry bag boy at the Jewel who keeps sending me friend requests.
These days my style inspiration derives from the latest trend known as “Athleisure.” To put it simply, Athleisure is the “love child” of fitness and fashion.
Basically Athleisure means us women have hit the JACKPOT! Now what we wear on the street can be worn in the gym and vice versa. This new style category has literally saved my life and now allows me to be the “three C’s”– Casual and Comfortable, all while pulling off Chic.
Let me take you back in time to the era of the Juicy Couture tracksuit. If you didn’t own one, I’m going to assume you were living under a rock in the early 2000’s. As much as we may now love to make fun of the notorious Juicy ‘jumpsuit’, I think most women (if given a lie detector test) would have to admit that they are still mourning the death of the matchy-matchy “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” uniform.
Not only did the popularity of Juicy make it socially acceptable to publically run around town in velour or terrycloth pajamas, but it actually made it socially acceptable and dare I say “trendy”.
Well girls, unlike Kim Kardashian’s ass, the Juicy style tracksuit is not as big as it was in the early 2000s….and Taylor Swift’s song “Style” definitely doesn’t apply to the brand. Juicy has definitely gone out of style (not to mention out of business), but don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered!
Athleisure trend brands such as Lululemon, Athleta, Bandier Fit, Lucy, Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour are making huge waves in the fashion industry.
Even top designers such as Alexander Wang released an athletic line for H&M. Topshop also has plans to debut a workout line created by Beyonce in 2015.
Here’s a look at some “Fashionably Fit!” celebs sporting this popular new trend:
Don’t ever let anybody tell you that your gym clothes aren’t “real” clothes…You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life!
Written by: Julie L.