Maybe it is, maybe it is isn’t. Pop Sugar seems to think so, but the Guardian still talks about. What do we think? It may be coming to an end, but it is awfully comfortable, so we think that a lot of people will stick with it for now. So… If that is you, and you want to know how to wear it, keep on reading.
Forget the gym if you prefer, and keep the kit for everyday – when designers embrace the look, it changes everything. Chanel was just one of those featuring couture trainers and leggings, while Miu Mui’s hand-embroidered, crystal-encrusted Astro running shoes are to die for.
Tennis dresses, sweatpants and body-contouring vests strode down the runways of Topshop and Alexander Wang, and Net-a-Sporter cosied up with Net-a-Porter. The trend has hit the high street in a big way, and some of it’s actually OK for er, sport. Stella McCartney and Adidas were workmates long before the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, of course, and her stretch leggings and tops continue to inspire, but the brand’s most recent collaboration with Mary Katranzou really rocks the trend.
Casual shouldn’t ever mean careless, so pay attention to how you work this look. Check out Balenciaga’s wool shorts, and team with a crop top or white tee. Layer running vests, neoprene shorts and joggers in complementary shades, choose two-tone stretch leggings like Stella McCartney’s, or go for the contrasting edges of Alexander Wang’s sports bra. Cover up in a nylon anorak, polyamide jacket or puffa, or pull on a sweatshirt.
Pretty-up in a long-sleeved top with silver detail, and throw over a luxury parka from Laain. Copy Moschino’s pink bra top and shorts, or opt for luxury materials such as silk and leather. Smarten up slouchy pants with a tailored blouse or cashmere sweater, or a blazer.
Activewear won’t turn you into Beyoncé, but you may be part-way to the life style (without the money, probably) in Top Shop’s athletic streetwear line, being developed with the singer. So it looks as if the athleisure trend is likely to grow, and really, we can’t see what’s not to like about a fashion that’s otherwise known as street-to-gym wear.
The featured photo is of Priscilla Nguyen wearing a long sleeved grey cardigan with a white t shirt, black leather trousers and Nike sneakers
Athleisure Fashion Trend: Sendi Skopljack is wearing a blush pink Clean State trench coat with Karen Kane drawstring trousers and gold Forever 21 pumps
Linh Niller Huynh is showing off the athleisure trend perfectly with black Rag & Bone jogging bottoms, a grey Cos sweater and pumps from Zara
Athleisure Trend 2015: Julietta Kuczyńska is wearing grey tracksuit bottoms from StellaSport paired with Adidas sneakers and a maxi ash grey coat
Athleisure Still Rules: Paris Sue is wearing a black coat and grey dress from Aici – Buradan, black scarf from H&M, sunglasses from Prada, bag from Michael Kors and the sneakers are from Nike
Athleisure Style: Nicoletta Reggio is wearing white striped black trousers from Beatrice B., shoes from Sarenza, bag from Saint Lauren and the sunglasses are from Valley Eyewear
Pamella Allier is wearing white trousers with a plaid and leather jacket all from Ralph Lauren
Natalia Cabez is wearing a Fashion Pills sweater with a navy blazer and jeans all from ZaraRoos-Anne van Dorsten is wearing a pair of black Nowhere trousers, a coat from Zara and a grey Weekday scarf
Rebecca Laurey is wearing a grey bomber jacket, white shirt and leather trousers all from SET fashion and the shoes are from Senso
Athleisure Trend: Lisa Olsson is wearing a top from Adyn
Athleisure Fashion Trend: Zina Charkoplia is wearing all camel, vintage teddy coat, sweatpants and top from Zara
Athleisure Trend: Alexandra Grant is wearing black tights from Victoria’s Secret, bag from Lululemon, grey top and hoodie from Gentle Fawn and the leather jacket is from Joe Fresh