With spring around the corner, it’s finally time to get outside more! Here in LA, the weather has been quite nice, around 70 degrees every day. For those of you in colder weather, I don’t envy you, but spring is on it’s way so don’t fret. Ever since moving to the South Bay in LA, one of my favorite looks to wear during the spring and summer is an athleisure look. If you are unfamiliar with this term, it means “casual, comfortable clothing designed to be suitable both for exercise and everyday wear” (that’s the actual definition from Google). I love to be active, and with an athleisure look, you can make your activewear look cute even if you aren’t headed to the gym. Here are some tips on how to perfect this look!
How to Perfect the Athleisure Look:
1. Mix athletic wear with non-athletic wear- If you have and abundance of functional activewear and have a limited budget to spend on buying new activewear, try pairing some of your non-athletic pieces with your activewear. For example, try pairing your yoga leggings with a long sleeve t-shirt and a vest. Super functional and fashionable.
2. Choose your athletic wear wisely- Let’s face it, some workout clothes are just cuter than others. Shop for some interesting looking pieces that are fashionable as much as they are functional. I absolutely love what Lululemon does with the quality and functionality of their clothing, however some other brands to check out are Alo Yoga and Albion Fit. Those last two really do a great job of designing fashionable activewear. I want everything in both of their stores.
3. Pair with a non-traditional shoe– To switch up your look, try pairing with a cute walking shoe. These don’t have to be your running shoes, try something completely different, like these Sanuk Chiba Quest slip-ons. These are the ones I am wearing in these photos, specifically the Chiba Quest Knit in black. I love this shoe because it is super functional and makes walking to the beach, walking on the beach, and biking to the beach a breeze. (Anything to do with the beach… It’s my happy place) Sanuk makes traditional surfer shoes, and now I definitely get it, they are perfect for beach activities! Your athleisure shoe should be ideal for all the activities you plan to partake in that day.
4. Have fun with it- No one said that there were rules to how you should wear your athleisure look. Definitely experiment and have fun with your look. Some of the best looks I’ve seen are the most creative! Karlie Kloss anyone? I also love what Dr. Martens does with their shoes – I recently got a pair of Leather Strap Sandals from their new summer sandals collection and these are perfect for an athleisure look and are super comfortable!!
If you have any recommendations, I’d be interested to hear them in the comments below! Happy Tuesday, friends. Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
*Thank you to Sanuk for partnering with me in this post. All reviews and opinions are my own.
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