Athletic, leisure, sportswear... whatever you want to call it, athleisure is well and truly the new style essential. A trend spotted everywhere, seen as much on the streets around Fashion Week as at the gym. This is how it's done. 

More than ever our busy and hectic lives demand comfortable and practical clothes. Of course, giving up on style is simply not an option, so how do we combine fashion and function together to create a chic but totally wearable look? Athleisure is the answer. Turning performance wear into everyday wear, athleisure is blurring the lines between the clothes you’d wear to the gym and those you’d wear to lunch. So, whether you’re off to the dance studio or hitting the streets, your outfit can now do it all. With no need to lug around a change of clothes or struggle in heels during a long day, it’s no wonder why this booming industry keeps getting bigger. 

The true beauty of athleisure is that it’s both practical and completely fashionable. The relaxed and cool style blends sportswear with ready-to- wear to create styles that are chic and comfortable. More than a simple trend, athleisure reflects a change in lifestyle, it goes hand-in-hand with an increased health consciousness, busy schedules, and relaxed standards of dress. As such, this effortlessly stylish apparel movement is here to stay, so it’s time to invest. 

Taking your activewear out of the gym requires acknowledging when it’s appropriate to wear and when it’s not. Although athleisure probably isn’t the style you want to rock to a job interview or a wedding, it is perfect for when you’re heading out for lunch or evening drinks. As a rule, the more formal the occasion or location, the more fashionable (ready-to-wear) your outfit should be. The more casual the occasion, however, the more functional (activewear) you can dress. 

Complete athleisure looks by accessorizing appropriately. Stick to a sleek, sports vibe but add a touch of your personal style. A pair of aviator sunglasses, a baseball cap, or a stylish backpack will all work perfectly. Also, don’t forget about jewellery. Jewellery will add the perfect street style touch to your athleisure look, but don’t overdo it. A simple pair of gold or silver hoop earrings or a thin chain necklace is all you need. 

With the athleisure trend still going on strong, one shouldn’t be surprised to capture its day-to-day transposition down the streets. From tracksuits to sweatshirts, from bomber jackets to anoraks, this Fashion Week’s street style exuded highly appreciated cozy and cool athleisure vibes we cannot help but covet! 

Good news people! Street style has introduced us to a new and sure-to-be- loved trend. Thanks to this new trend, we don’t need to worry about wearing the pieces in which we can never feel comfortable. 

There are supermodels who instinctively know how to work the trend. Let’s start with Gigi Hadid... She clearly shows with her athleisure outfit that no matter where you are heading off to, this trend is enough to make you shine all day! But I also love the way the norwegian influencer Celine Aagaard manages to nail athleisure, spotted in this cool Champion hoodie under a white blazer and black leather pants. Pair with white loewe bag and black sunglasses and she is good to go. 

With that in mind, here are the staple pieces you need to get your hands on in order to sportify your wardrobe: