Trend Report: Athleisure

On the heels of last week’s post about the fantastic and festive spring shopping party at Lou & Grey, I have decided to delve a little deeper into what the recent athleisure trend is really made of. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your wardrobe for spring, this is it.

Being chic is THAT easy.
Being chic is easy & comfy. (Credit.)

Keep reading for some trendy must haves & links to shop!

Black

Black is the new black.
Black is the new black. (Credit.)

I’ve always been a big fan of black and have recently experimented with the monochromatic look. With the athleisure trend, it’s easy to layer pieces without looking like you’re taking yourself too seriously.

Shop the look: Worthington Soft Pants

Cotton

Pajama-wear for real life.
Pajama-wear for real life. (Credit.)

Embracing this trend wholly is wearing it everywhere and if you’re going to do that, you’re going to want fabric that breathes and ensures comfort for all of your activities.

Shop the look: Stoosh Juniors’ Zip-Pocket Jogger Pants

Denim

The new classic.
The new classic. (Credit.)

Styling denim in various shades and chambray with accessories and complimenting hues of grey and blue, takes the casual look up a notch but makes it a million times more versatile and chic.

Shop the look: Lana Split Knee Pocket Back Denim Look Jeggings

Grey

Because fashion isn't black or white.
Because fashion isn’t black or white. (Credit.)

When black or white is too severe, grey is the perfect balance and makes for a fantastic and new spin on a neutral.

Shop the look: Flirtitude Mix Match Long-Sleeve Sleep Tee

Joggers

Because fashion is not black or white.
Yes, you can really wear these out. (Credit.)

It seems too comfy to be true but joggers are the new causal wear “must have”. More carefree than leggings but less expected than jeans, You can wake up in them, run errands in them, work out in them and hit the bar in them. (But I recommend showering in between.)

Shop the look: Philly Two Pocket Draw Cord Joggers

Kicks

"All the other kids with the pumped up kicks..."
“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks…” (Credit.)

First it was shell toed tops, then it was soccer cleat look-alikes and now it seems to be, well, anything. From brightly colored New Balances to lightweight Nikes, kick back in a pair of shoes that will keep you going in style.

Shop the look: New Balance Women’s 515 Casual Sneakers

Leggings

It's like a little black dress but for your legs.
It’s like a little black dress but for your legs. (Credit.)

There has been a lot of attention given to leggings and yoga pants in recent years, perhaps because they are everything other pants are not. Paired with the right pieces, leggings don’t scream “look at me” and compliment your outfit.

Shop the look: Rosy Mesh Insert Wet Look Leggings

New Neutrals

There's nothing basic about these colors.
There’s nothing basic about these colors. (Credit.)

In addition to grey, navy, olive and slate are all athleisure-approved hues that are equal parts sporty and classic.

Shop the look: Rewash Juniors’ Cinched Soft Pants

Space Dye

Meet the new best pattern in your wardrobe.
Meet the new best pattern in your wardrobe. (Credit.)

It was only recently that I became familiar with this perfect print. Whether it’s on a tank, a tee a running jacket or a blazer, it’s equal parts edgy and polished.

Shop the look: Roseanna Space Dye Contrast Jogger

Sweatshirts

Wouldn't you rather be wearing this anyway?
Wouldn’t you rather be wearing this anyway? (Credit.)

Sometimes a sweater seems too bulky but you want another layer. In cases where you want to reach for a sweatshirt, now you can. Except in this new world of being stylish, it’s called a pullover.

Shop the look: Lou & Grey Soft Popover

For more on where I’m wearing my athleisure-wear, my favorite winter beauty fixes & where I’ve been visiting lately, follow me on Bloglovin’, Facebook & Foursquare.

xo, Vanessa

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Vanessa M. Gatlin

-Blogger, dancer, fashionista -Self proclaimed "political junkie" with a strong interest in international affairs -2011 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston

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