The hottest fashion trend to hit the streets is athleisure. There are too many celebs to mention who currently have their own athleisure line - from budget brand Target’s collaboration with Whitney Port to Beyonce’s higher end line Ivy Park - and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to rock their own swagger when it comes to the athleisure trend.
Athletic wear is no longer limited to the gym - people are wearing their yoga pants to work and for a night out. Here are our top 10 tips on how you should style your athleisure look:
1. DON’T Wear A Full Track Suit
Seriously. It wasn’t cute in 2001 and it’s not cute now. Break it up a bit - throw on your Adidas zip-up with a pair of skinny jeans and runners.
2. WEAR CLEAN SNEAKERS
Your grubby runners with your mesh yoga pants doesn’t work. Crisp sneakers are the way to go - they brighten up your outfit, while keeping on the athleisure trend.
A felt hat or a structured leather jacket will take your look from gym to street.
4. DON’T Wear Oversized, Baggy Clothes
The idea behind the athleisure trend is that it’s tailored, well fitting casual pieces.
5. DO Grab A Couple Of Seasonal Pieces
Big prints, color blocking, and metallic sheen are what’s in for spring, so incorporate those into your standard all-black wardrobe.
6. DRESS APPROPRIATELY!
Wearing yoga pants + a sports bra is not appropriate attire for a night out. Athleisure should be reserved for casual and semi-casual occasions only.
7. FASHION + FUNCTION
Invest in high quality pieces made of performance fabrics. This ensures the apparel is quick-drying, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant.
8. CHOOSE APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR
For the love of god, don’t rock pumps with your leggings. Booties = yes! Pumps or strappy sandals = HELL NO.
9. DON’T Try Too Hard
Athleisure is meant to be effortless and chic. Putting too much time, effort, and planning into it will take away from your overall look.
10. Check Out The REBEL Workout Shop!
And finally, bring yourself on down to our retail store to check out our constantly rotating pieces of athleisure wear. We’ll keep you on trend, lookin’ fly, and full of swagger. We carry SPLITS 59, Blanc Noir, Onzie, Be Love, Colorado’s own Colorado Threads, and more!
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 AM