A new word for a great new look! Well maybe more a good twist on an established look, but one we’ll all love because it’s all about comfort while still looking cool and smart. Elasticated waistbands, easy shapes and stretch fabrics are no longer just for indoor wear and the gym, but also for daywear and even evening glamour. So for those occasions when you want to look good but also feel comfortable Athleisure is a look you’re going to love. Here are our top five ways to be right up to the minute with this great new trend.
Not your usual old baggy ones! Essentially wide leg trousers with an elasticated waist in fabric we would usually associate with sportswear. Spend a bit more and you’ll see that better-quality fabrics keep their shape and look smart enough to wear any time when you pair them with heels, a sweater and your favourite jacket or coat. Add high heels and a strappy bag to match.
- Go Faster Stripes
Normally found on tracksuit bottoms they are now on skirts too. With a wide elasticated waist band these skirts in black with white stripes look great while being comfortable. Wear with an oversized jumper over a white shirt you’ll be ready for any daytime occasion. Add a sporty bag and trainers.
Over-sized sweaters and shirts are one of this season’s top looks, and also wide legged trousers. Maybe it’s only on the catwalk that you’ll see them all worn together but an oversized cricket style sweater looks great worn with a midi pleated skirt or jeans or leggings. Oversized shirts with big sleeves are going to be everywhere this summer, worn with shorts, for beach and holiday wear, another relaxed and comfortable style.
- Wide-Legged Trousers
Quite a change from skinny jeans, and a look that at first you may think isn’t for you, but give them a try! You’ll love the comfort and movement that a wider leg provides. They look great worn with a short-fitted jacket. Choose black or navy, with a jacket in a contrasting colour.
- Trainers Go Posh
Invest in a pair of the new diamante embellished trainers and you’ll be able to wear them even for evenings out. Block heeled mules are another new look, and block heels in general are big on the High Street, which means you can buy this look whatever your budget. Of course, we all love our heels but there are times when comfort is key!