Saturday, 20 May 2017

2017’s hottest trend: Athleisure

Every fashionista has their down days — the days we spend in comfy leggings and oversized tees. But what if we told you that our off-duty faves are this season’s hottest trend? Now, we can step out in trainers, leggings, loose-fitting tees and even jogging bottoms all in the name of Athleisure, officially our favourite EVER trend.
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Of course, you can’t just crawl out of bed, throw on some loungewear and expect to become an instant fashionista. While the basics of this look are comfort classics, you’ll need to style it right to create a perfectly polished look. Here, Daniel Footwear – retailer of Ash trainers — explains the basics of Athleisure to take your look from slob to sass.

The must-haves:

To conquer the Athleisure trend, you’ll need a selection of style staples in your wardrobe. Make sure you’ve got:
  • A bomber jacket — HUGE in 2016 and set to be even bigger this year, the loose-fitting, bulky shape of a bomber is a must for creating this look. For a feminine look, choose fresh pastel shades.
  • Leggings or joggers — we’re not talking your old gym wear here. Instead, invest in a pair of branded leggings or jogging bottoms that are tapered and cuffed for a close fit.
  • Sports tops — cropped tops and hoodies are perfect when paired with a pair of leggings or jogging bottoms and bomber jacket. If you’re not quite ready to show off your tum, opt for a loose-fitting sports jersey with mesh detailing.
  • Trainers — forget heels, this trend is all about a great pair of trainers. The more sports-inspired they are, the better!
  • With these basics in place, you can create the ultimate sports-luxe look or carry them through into other outfits. For example, why not wear your trainers with a flirty, feminine day dress? The juxtaposition will cement your status as the ultimate fashionista!
  • Athleisure is such a versatile trend and much of its fun lies in its flexibility. That said, it’s wise to keep our golden rules in mind:
  • Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise! — sportswear is generally quite plain, so make your outfit pop with jewellery. Think 90s throwback gold hoops and choker and delicate gold necklaces.
  • Wear a coat — one of the easiest ways to take your look from the gym to the street is to wear a coat. Whether it’s a loose-fitting, vintage-inspired denim or bomber jacket or a longer, open duster coat, they’ll add to your look on cooler days.
  • Cover your bum — if the thought of wearing leggings fills you with dread, tie a checked or denim shirt around your waist. Acting as a super-cool, bottom-covering skirt, it will tie in with your look without cramping your style.
  • Keep your workout clothes separate — if you are going to the gym, keep your workout wear separate to your Athleisure wear so as not to cross-contaminate fashion with fitness.
Is this a trend you would willing embrace?

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  1. Yeees I love bomber jackets, I have a fair few of them! I am also living in leggings too. It's a hard life being pregnant and not having many clothes to fit into x

  2. Trainers are my favourite. I wear them so often as they are so stylish and you can get so many variations for your style xxx

  3. Trainers are my favourite! I love converse x

  4. I'm not really into sportswear or trainers, it's just not my style x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  5. Been rockin' this look since the noughties! x

  6. Trainers are my favourite! I love wearing flats! X

  7. I've been getting really into pretty trainers which is odd because I didn't even used to own one pair - comfort is important to me these days!

    Gemma x |

  8. Since my reconstruction surgery I can only wear flats and probably won't be able to wear heels again. I love buying different types I have glittery pumps, pink ones and then your typical style of trainers. You can't beat a bomber jacket either!

  9. I do love a great pair of trainers but you just can best a pair of heels!

  10. I really want to own a cute bomber jacket.

  11. The high top ash trainers have been on my wishlist for ages. I think they look lush! x

  12. Comfort is so important, I love the idea of athleisure xx
    Lauren Catherine

  13. Really enjoyed this post, I am working towards making a capsule wardrobe and love all your picks x

  14. I'm SO obsessed with trainers again, best thing ever to come back into fashion! I am living in my Vans at the moment!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. I do love the white trainers! I have a thing for white trainers lol x

  16. I love this trend! Especially the fact that trainers are 'back' lol! I don'y know where I'd be without them!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  17. I'm certainly more a flats girl than heels. I get bad knees and feet so can't wear heels for you long,love the zip ones xxx

  18. Bomber jackets don't suit me at all, I do like the look of the camo casual jackets but think I'm a tad too old xxxx

  19. I pretty much live in a bomber jacket and trainers, so this trend it great for me :)

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  20. I already embrace this trend - it's so much comfier!

    Cass | CassandraMyee


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