In the contemporary wardrobe, there are lots and lots of clothes that have their roots in the sporting world.
Sweatshirts, sneakers, baseball caps are just some of the most shining examples. Then there are others, less obvious, like polo shirts, whose first sketch was designed in the thirties by René Lacoste not for the golf course – as the name suggests – but for the tennis court.
Today, fashion designers are engaged in introducing performing fabrics and athletic cuts in our everyday outfits, mixing styles and lines. Many celebrities – from Selena Gomez to Bella, from Kendall Jenner to Cara Delevingne – have responded to this invitation endorsing the “athleisure” style and making it increasingly widespread. The word “Athleisure” itself is, moreover, the syneresis of the terms athletic, i.e. sports, and leisure, i.e. free time, that is to say wearing garments created for sport in everyday life, even in other situations than the fitness room or the yoga session.
This style has won the hearts of more and more girls. Leggings in Lycra and oversized, or instead cropped, sweatshirts to wear in total look or to mix with items borrowed from formal and elegant wardrobe for a surprisingly glam outfit.
The sweatshirt goes underneath a maxi coat, long to the ankles, the sweatpants become chic with high heels, whereas running shoes downplay a formal look made up of skinny pants and a shaped jacket.
So, here are the “essential” items to create the best athleisure style:
- Big sneakers, that are reminiscent of the nineties
- Trousers or leggings with side bands
- Oversize sweatshirts with maxi logo
- Cropped windproof jacket
- Ankle length coat
- Stiletto pumps with pointed toe