Forget the skirts, dresses, and other nicer clothes for your wardrobe in 2016. Well don't rid of them completely, but you may need to make room for the trend that is sweeping the fashion world like a wildfire: athleisure. The new name for activewear, sportswear, whatever you call it yourself, has become the go-to style for models and other fashion leaders everywhere. Have you already jumped on the athleisure bandwagon? If not, and you are looking where to begin, today we will show you the basics you should have in your closet and how to pull off this relaxed, yet highly trendy look.
What is Athleisure?
If there isn't a clothing store with this name already, you might want to jump on it yourself. It's perfect. This fashion trend is geared up and ready to really take off in 2016 and has been seen everywhere from street fashion to the highest fashion shows and brands in the world such as Vera Wang and Versace. Even the CEO of Nike, Mark Parker said in 2014: "leggings are the new denim," and he couldn't have been more correct.
Athleisure is the ideal casual blend of high-end casual sport or gym wear, combined with elements of more traditional street fashion. For example, rocking a pair of joggers with a t-shirt and a cropped leather jacket.
While it may seem like a simple task to throw together a perfect athleisure focused outfit together, there are still some rules you have to follow and basics of this trend you should always be able to find in your closet.
Lazy people of the world, rejoice! It is now totally acceptable for you to wear your leggings, sweats, track jackets, and other sportswear themed items out and about rather than going through the process of picking out a "real" outfit. With that being said, however, not just anything will go together. You still need to be conscious of your color schemes, fits, and what tops, bottoms, and shoes blend the best together.
Joggers and leggings have become the pants of the future and go perfectly with a wide array of different items typically found in any wardrobe. Want to wear your favorite pair of black leggings with a bold crewneck sweatshirt? Don't be afraid to throw on a pair of mid-ankle boots to complete the ensemble!
What about that favorite track jacket you own? Yes, it will go perfectly with a pair of skinny jeans or even boyfriend jeans. Just make sure to pair them a clean pair of casual sneakers. Avoid a ratty, beat up pair at all costs.
Wearing your favorite pair of gray slim fit joggers out and about? Throw on a graphic tee and a bomber or cropped leather jacket to add a little edge to your outfit.How do you wear athleisure-themed outfits? Share your tips in the comments below!