Yoga Pants Aren't Just For Yoga
Over the next few months you can expect to see more men and women wearing workout gear than usual. Whether it's getting coffee in the morning, running the kids to school or even meeting friends for drinks, performance wear is no longer only acceptable for only going to the gym. It's become such a big trend that designers from Proenza Schouler to Prada are mixing pieces into their collections.
Workout Clothes That Have Grown Up
Considered workout clothes that have grown up, the athleisure trend embraces mixing high-performance materials (such a leggings, track pants and sports bra) with your everyday street clothes. CBS News wrote a great piece on the trend called Dressing Down: The rise of athleisure that explores where the trend started and if it has staying power (hint: it's not going anywhere for awhile).
Tips for Wearing the Athletic Wear Trend
Sure, you've been wearing your yoga clothes out and about for years. But if you're ready to take it one step further, here are a guidelines for working your athletic wear into you daily wardrobe:
- Invest in pieces that mix function and fashion- make sure that your workout clothing is made from performance material so that is is quick drying, odor resistant and moisture wicking.
- Accessorize accordingly- you only need one piece to take your athletic wear from the gym to the street. Wear it with a piece that is sleek and has a sporty feel to it, like a structured bomber jacket, white sneakers or a flannel tied around your waist.
- When in doubt, stick to neutrals- if you are new to the athleisure trend, start with black, white or gray pieces and the incorporate brighter items as you get more comfortable.
- Always dress for the occasion- every trend has a time and place. You don't want to show up to a big board meeting in yoga pants and a moto jacket. Save it for a day running errands or a casual lunch with friends.
Our Athleisure Favorites
Stay tuned... next week we are going to share our take on the athleisure trend and show women how to incorporate athletic wear into their wardrobe and still feel feminine.