Much Ado About Athleisure

Taking a stroll down any street, one will probably witness any of the following- a pair of leggings with a blazer on top, a duffel passing off as a tote or a pair of crisp, white Adidas sneakers and a sun dress. All of these go-to items have been paired with more business-casual pieces. I do love to incorporate Athleisure into my daily routine, but it’s difficult when working in a professional setting. With that being said, I still love witnessing people pushing the limits at work- from a pair of sneakers and skirts to a large scrunchie-made top knot.

On the weekends, I enjoy going from wearing bright leggings and a sports bra at Bikram to changing into another set of black leggings with mesh and a tight sleek pullover or tee with cut outs for brunch or errands. Most designers have been incorporating some fitness and comfort into their new seasons’ designs. Alexander Wang’s bombers and knit-wear look like a dream. Then, there are the great stores that have been incorporating fitness gurus, such as Bandier and Tone It Up girls, Karena and Katrina. Also, the Stella McCartney for Adidas line seems to just be getting better and better.

I’ve incorporated a few tips so that you don’t look like you’ve been at the gym all day as you stroll into work or brunch. I like to wear my classic Henri Bendel cross-body, even with all my athletic wear. Also, I usually make sure to have my hair down or half-up because, otherwise, I start to look like Sporty Spice.  To mix things up, I sometimes enjoy a bathing suit top as a sports bra for a yoga class or under an over-sized button down in the summer. I also make sure to include a scarf or wedges that pull your interest on those pieces instead of one’s joggers or spandex bottoms.

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