If you walk through Grand Central’s Retail Galleria this week, you will see the latest in athleisure featured on their Digital Runway.
Grand Central Marketing Manager Marieke Bridgeman said athleisure is where style, function and comfort meet. “It’s the pairing of your athletic wear with your general everyday wardrobe pieces,” she said. Bridgeman notes that athleisure is here to stay, however not as ”your lazy Sunday afternoon ‘go to’… but rather a pairing worthy of your Instagram highlight reel.”
The most simple way to achieve athleisure into your daily style is by adding sneakers to your outfit, keep it fresh with a pair of crisp white kicks and make sure you keep your laces squeaky clean too. Once you have become comfortable with adding sneakers to your everyday looks, start to push the boundaries by combining your athletic pieces with your general wardrobe. Why not take your high performance tight, pair it back with a cropped knit, and complete the look with a leather bomber and a fresh pair of sneakers; or take a street style inspired jogger with a zipped cuff and pair it with a stiletto!
Balance is key to pulling any look together, so if you are choosing a bulky puffer jacket or heavy knit, choose a slim line pant or trouser or skirt and vice versa. Next, consider adding athletically inspired accessories such as cross body bags, belt bags and backpacks. Don’t be afraid to add a bold earring or statement necklace to take it up a notch and make the look your own. Lastly, incorporate a blazer to elevate your athliesure look. Style it back with your favourite denim, a slim line jogger or performance tight, with a crop top underneath. For the boys, take your classic bomber or denim jacket and pare it back with your favourite gym inspired pieces for the ultimate style.
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