The athleisure trend isn’t exactly new, but its recent surge in popularity has put it firmly on the fashion map. By some of the comments I’ve seen about, it seems to be a style that divides opinion, which is understandable. The concept of dressing in sportswear for other social settings is problematic for two reasons: firstly, when I workout I sweat A LOT! So as soon as I finish my run or weight training session I need to change immediately. Walking around in cold sweaty clothes for the rest of the day is not an option. Secondly, I Iike to differentiate between my gym gear and my work outfits. Otherwise, what’s the point of buying all those lovely skirts and dresses?
However, as any mum will know, you don’t need to get dressed up for the school run. By the time I’ve managed to get Isobel ready for school and remembered what combination of homework/guitar/PE kit we need for the day there’s little time for me to get ready. Mornings are often a mad rush (they don’t call it the school “run” for nothing!). So dressing for comfort in athleisure is practical while still looking like you’ve made an effort.
These Nike joggers are actually too heavy for me to exercise in anyway, so I can only guess that they’re not designed for the gym. Side stripe trousers are very much on trend at the moment so they tick all the boxes. Plus, they have very nice deep pockets and little splits on the leg. To make them look a little less casual I paired them with my red badger motif jumper. Those gorgeous stripey creatures need all the support they can get right now, but don’t get me started on that!
The red Stan Smiths bridge the gap between trainers and lace up shoes, and make the outfit look a bit more put together than chunky trainers would. I was going to wear the Zara bag as a beltbag casually worn as a crossbody (which seems to be a thing right now) but I didn’t want to obscure the handsome badger. That particular micro trend will have to wait for another day.
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