Halter Crop top – Charlotte Russe / Skirt – Forever 21 / Jacket – Adidas / Purse – Forever 21 / Booties – American Eagle / Necklace – Forever 21 Athleisure is just one of those trends that I hope sticks around for a while. I was never someone that was athletic. My sister was the one that got those genes. I was the uncoordinated girl that would sit on the bench looking super cute in her uniform, so this trend was made for me lol. I’m all for trying new things when it comes to fashion, but I don’t like to sacrifice comfort. Athleisure embraces being comfortable and makes it acceptable for all settings. I swear I’ve worn this Adidas jacket to work and dressed it up with some booties to make it a little more work appropriate. Granted, I work at an advertising agency and we’re a little more lenient with the dress code, but still, it was an extremely stylish outfit.
So where do you start when it comes to Athleisure? I would start off by adding one piece to your outfit like I did with this look. The whole outfit is pretty basic but then I added this Adidas Original jacket which completely transformed it. You don’t have to go all out, just start small :). If you’re still a little intimidated, no worries! I got you! Target, T.J Maxx, and Forever 21 all have athleisure pieces or sections in their stores. They even have some pieces that play on the athleisure trend but are still very subtle. For example, Forever21 has these amazing navy trousers (that I have & absolutely LOVE) with a white tuxedo stripe down the side, that gives it a sporty vibe.
If you’re ready to work your way up, Adidas is one of those brands that’s classic but always kills it. It’s sold at a ton of places, so it’s a brand that’s extremely easy to find. I know what some of you are thinking, “Adidas is kind of out of my price range”. Let me let you in on a little secret… the boys’ section. Yes, I know it’s crazy but I actually got this jacket from the boys’ section at Adidas. I have no shame that I’m 24 years old and will still find things in the kids’ section lol! I mean think about it, am I going to pay $40+ for this jacket in the women’s’ section or am I going to pay the $23 that I got it for in the boys’ section? I’ll take $23 for $200 Alex lol If I can save money, I’m going to do it. When it comes to fashion, you have to get creative in how you style and where you get your pieces from. But regardless of whether you’re into fashion or not, I would give this trend a try. I mean what’s not to love about being comfortable and cute? 🙂
See below to shop some of my FAVORITE athleisure picks.
Photos by Alex