What the Heck is Athleisure & How Do You Pull it Off?

Beyonce modeling Ivy Park athleisure brand

If you’ve been keeping on top of your fashion trend watch, chances are you have come across the word athleisure. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are deemed the queens of this trend and Beyonce’s new Ivy Park is the brand epitome…. but what is it, exactly?

Ivy Park athleisure brand models

Athleisure is a designer-meets-workout look, also known as an acceptable way to wear yoga pants all day long. Over the past year or so, athleisure has become a staple of street fashion, and for good reason. After all, what’s better than staying on point with your wardrobe while feeling like you’re in pajamas all day long? Don’t get me wrong, though. Athleisure is not about wearing baggy sweats that hide your figure. Rather, it is just a comfy, sporty, and chic way to dress that is amazing on all body types. It’s all about body positive.

The most common staples of the athleisure look are fitted yoga pants or leggings, sleek running jackets, trendy trainers, and modern-fitting tops. To really complete the look, add a bomber jacket, some minimalistic jewelry, and a casual sweater. By crossing certain items that aren’t considered “sporty” with workout clothes, you’ll be right on track to rocking this trend!

Here’s some celeb athleisure style inspiration:

Three celeb athleisure examples

These celebrities are major style inspiration, but chances are, if you’re anything like me, you don’t have an extra $500 to drop on a designer bomber jacket. That’s why I’ve rounded up some style look-a-likes that won’t break the bank.

Black Satin Bomber, athleisure
This Forever21 bomber jacket is a steal for under $30!
Side Zip Leggings
Need some athletic leggings? Try out these Mango ones, also under $30!
New Balance Trainers
Shoes are probably the most expensive aspect of the athleisure look, but if you’re going to splurge on this trend, shoes are the place to do it. The athleisure trend is based around a great pair of shoes, like these New Balance’s from Nordstrom Rack. Plus, they’ll hold up well, and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Cropped Sweatshirt
The modern fit is fundamental for athleisure, and this heather gray one from Necessary Clothing is a perfect feminine addition to your outfit! Did I mention that it’s under $25?
Faux Suede Cap
Day old hair? Toss on this faux suede cap from Forever21 Men, for that boyfriend look that’s under $10!

Happy shopping, and remember that confidence is the key to rocking your own unique style!

Images via Vogue and Elle.