Let's be honest; we like being active, ladies. More and more of us are blending running, fitness and sports style in our lives.
That means athlesiure wear, the casual clothing that's ideal for exercise and anything else in between, is a hot trend that isn't fading away anytime soon.
The athleisure market has become a huge $97 billion business. It includes athletic apparel, footwear and accessories. Of course, some of these items are high-end and a strain on the wallet, but we have options, ladies. We can shop around for excellent quality, cheaper prices and still look athletically attractive. Best of all, good active wear clothing can transition from one activity to the next. We're getting fab function without compromising fashion.
Check out our Smart Styling Tips For Athleisure Wear:
1. Forever Footwear
Running around in your sneakers used to be a fashion faux pas but not anymore. It's wise to own several pairs of trainers, so you can change up your look, colors and stay comfy. Five-inch heels are sexy, but slipping into a cool pair of sneakers is glam in the modern way.
Forever21 sells a variety of inexpensive sneakers perfect for your fashionista budget. You can get a pair of Low-Top Canvas Sneakers for under $13, and the colors are too cute, like Red, Blue, Yellow, Light Pink or classic White.
Forever21 also offers leather low-tops, slip-ons, flatforms and Keds.
2. Fab Athleisure Wear
Thanks to actress Kate Hudson, the hot trendy active wear explosion has turned up the style volume in a major way. Kate Hudson is the co-founder of Fabletics, an online subscription retailer that offers a wide range of stylish athleisure wear.
Fabletics features the most beautiful leggings on the planet, in bold solids and perky patterned prints. The quality is fab, and the clothing moves with you, as it's comfortable and stretches in all the right places. The brand also features bra tops, yoga pants, swimsuits and the cutest athleisure wear dresses. Maxi, midi or mini, pretty Fabletics dresses can go from the office to an evening affair.
As a VIP member, you get great deals and savings. When you join Fabletics, it's pretty awesome. You can buy Kate Hudson's best-selling leggings at 2 for $24. Try and beat that value somewhere else.
3. Terrific Totes
Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio shops at Old Navy and was photographed wearing a pair of their leggings. That's not all; the store sells a lot of trendy work-out stuff that can help you define your gym to street look.
If you're searching for a versatile tote to carry with you out and about, consider OldNavy's roomy nylon tote. It's a sturdy bag that can hold your yoga outfit, sneakers or any other fitness gear. It features vegan leather straps and comes in Blue, Black, Olive or Beet.
Old Navy also sells athletic socks, headbands, a line of maternity active wear and more.