Vegan entrees, smoothies, hot yoga, spinning classes… whatever your fitness vice all roads lead to athleisure.

We see this evolving trend on women running for coffee, taking the kids to school, headed to the gym or out for drinks with the girls. Women are sporting the athleisure trend and it’s changing the way women are getting dressed.

 Rihanna in Alexander Wang.

Rihanna in Alexander Wang.

This new hybrid of fashion which combines athletic wear with business casual fashion had a slow start up in the 2010’s, but became increasingly popular as designers jumped on board.

Rihanna jumped on the trend by introducing her Puma Fenty line and now has one of the hottest footwear looks with her bow slides and sneakers. The look yells out comfort and chicness at the same time and I for one find it to be a trend I am drawn to.

Wearing an athleisure outfit can be worn to certain social events without getting a few side eye reactions by onlookers, and you just may get a few, “Hey where did you get that outfit from?” type of questions if you pull the look together correctly.

Let’s face it: Americans want comfort so it’s really a no-brainer how the trend has been whole-heartedly accepted by the masses. Furthermore, people are into health and fitness which makes this fashion trend very attractive.

 Puma Fenty Bow Slides.

Puma Fenty Bow Slides.

To get into the athleisure look there are a few essentials you may need. The look is easy, but with a little effort you can also take it to next level. Here are some simple tips on how to be sporty chic and look fabulous while doing it:

 Adidas Superstars are always a great idea.

Adidas Superstars are always a great idea.

  1. Keep up with seasonal athleisure pieces.
    Fitness clothes use to come in about two colors which were gray and black, now it’s about placement patterns and color-blocking. Check out Fabletics.com for some trends that may appeal to your style.
  2. Seek pieces that mix easily with business casual fashion.
    Ok Yoga pants don’t go with everything, but it can go with a cute embroidered bomber jacket and statement t-shirt. Try mixing a cute sweatshirt by Adidas with frayed jeans or a cute pair of Superstars and you’re ready to hit the town.  Combining track pants and metallic slides is also a hot look.
  3. Remember to dress to impress.
    There are some things that just don’t go together like a peplum top and track pants, so try placing items together that give you a sleek and stylish sporty feel.   Leggings and a duster would look absolutely darling together and you won’t get turned away from having lunch with the ladies. 
  4. Check blogs, IG fashion pages, Tumblr and Pinterest for stylish fashion ideas.
    If you’re not too sure on how to put a look together search different sites to get yourself motivated. You’ll probably be surprised to find that many items are already in your closet and ready to be rocked. With a little imagination and some super cute Nike Slides you’ll be blog photo ready in no time!

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