With the news of Beyonce and Adidas announcing a new partnership that will develop new signature footwear and apparel, we are now fully convinced here at fashion north that athleisure trend is here to stay. Athleisure wear is the favourite wardrobe addition of bloggers and celebrities, even designers like Alexander Wang is following this fashion trend for his recent runway shows.
So what is athleisure? Athletic clothing to be worn at leisure. So whether you’re looking for stylish gym outfits to work out in, or comfy clothes that really puts the “leisure” in athleisure trends. This new active wear trend is exactly what you’ve been waiting for and we are guaranteed that we will definitely be seeing more of this trend in 2019. So we’re here to bring you the best athleisure fashion information you need to know for the gym or just a casual style and a “steal the look” to follow this trend at an affordable price.
There was a time when it was almost frowned upon showing up anywhere outside the gym in sneakers, yoga pants and just a sports bra but today’s street styles consist of a fresh out of the gym outfit inspired look. The Kardashian sisters popularised this trend by wearing clothes from Kanye West’s Yeezy which consisted of cycling shorts, joggers and oversized hoodies. Other celebrities and bloggers like Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin quickly followed the Kardashians and now we have everyone obsessed with this comfy yet chic athleisure trend. With the rise of popularity of athleisure brands like Nike, Adidas, and JD, it’s no wonder that consumers started seeking clothing that is comfortable and fashionable at the same time.
During Fendi’s spring 2019 show during Milan Fashion Week, Bella Hadid walked the catwalk wearing black bike shorts with a cream shirt, the same coloured utility belt, and cat-eye sunglasses and to finish the look, black pumps. Clearly, high fashion is also on board with the athleisure trend.
What’s so great about this fashion trend is that it is totally affordable and easy to steal the look.
With a sculpted shape that increases ease of movement and comfort, Joggers are perfect for a relaxed day at home or a morning jog or hike. To get the look for an affordable price and with a variety of choice in colours, Missy Empire is the perfect place to buy it with a price of £20.00.
Cycling shorts, one of the more popular items of the athleisure trend with Chanel, Stella McCartney, and Jacquemus featuring cycling shorts in their spring/summer 2019 shows. Perfect for leisure, road and mountain biking and goes with about nearly everything, from hoodies to sports bras. You can purchase cycling shorts on boohoo.com for £5 to £8.
With the boom of athleisure, leggings are not only for fitness but also worn as a comfy wear for at home. With this generation and their booty-conscious, training leggings with bum lifts are in favour. The ideal training tights are high-waist, multifunctional and enhance a sculpted lift. Get your leggings that can be worn for a workout or a lazy day at home at Asos for £18.
A shift towards the home being the place of work, rest and play will drive a need for comfort and beautiful athleisure.