THE TERM “ATHLEISURE” is so popular now, it has been added to the dictionary and is defined as “casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use.” Wikipedia suggests that the trend came about because people could wear them for multiple occasions without having to change, which meant greater convenience since people did not have to carry an extra gym outfit on the way to the office.
Sportswear that was once exclusively worn in gyms is now being worn elsewhere by fitness-conscious consumers on the high street, coffee shops and even on the school run by busy mums.
With relaxation of the dress code being the current fashion trend, Athleisure Wear now allows wearers to carry out everyday activities easily without so much as a second glance.
Athleisure outfits can include yoga pants, tights, sneakers, leggings and shorts that “look like athletic wear”.
What are the Do’s and Don’ts of wearing Athleisure Wear?
Do make sure your Athleisure pieces are in good condition and most importantly:
Do mix sports pieces into your regular fashion wardrobe for a balanced look
Do follow seasonal activewear trends
Don’t just throw on any old thing you’d wear to the gym
Don’t overlook adding in some accessories and jewellery
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