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The Pleasures of Athleisure

The Pleasures of Athleisure

From Locker Room to Boardroom

Featured above: Antigel


AntigelAthleisure is exactly what it sounds like: a hybrid of athletic and leisurewear. This relatively new fashion trend is rooted in the fitness craze that started long ago in the States and has since created an industry of work-out attire fit for wearing outside the gym. And honestly, we love it. Why not wear comfortable, versatile, and sexy attire?

Athleisure takes many of its cues from yoga and the “Lulu-lemonization” of fitness wear, or what some call “performance wear”: You can wear your cool Lycra top and leggings while you do your sun salutations barefoot; afterwards, throw on a pair of boots and a blouse and head to work – and then swap the boots for heels and have cocktails at your favorite bar.

The American obsession with sports, plus a more flexible fashion protocol than most other countries, has power-boosted this trend: It’s common to see women wearing leggings or workout wear all day long in the States, or going from locker room to boardroom with only minor changes in attire. In France, however, this is not the case. French women are far less likely to walk around in sportswear, never mind sweatpants. (Big faux pas!)  There’s definitely a middle ground to tread here.

Athleisure is also a synonym for casual wear that's as appropriate for beach or boardroom. Whichever way you slice this cake, it always comes out sweet.

A few tips on how to get the most out of Athleisure?

1.  Buy basic pieces that you can mix and match
2.  Accessorize when you’re out of the studio to dress up your look
3.  Invest in the best (Quality over quantity - always)
August 09, 2017