It is slightly frowned upon to arrive at the office in your loungewear (aka ‘sweats)’but designers like Isabel Marant and Alexander Wang are changing that all! Now, much to my pure joy and satisfaction, sweatpants are getting their moment in the spotlight.
ON THE RAMP
Let’s be totally clear darling, I’m not talking about those old tired sweats that we all wear at home because they are easily the most comfy clothes we own! New tailored silhouettes and trendy prints are making this sports luxe inspired staple appropriate for the office,chilling at home, and nights out with the girls.
According to Glamour athleisure is still a relatively new trend in the world of high fashion, but that didnt stop any off-duty celebrities from embracing the trend long before it even had this specific name. (remember Kim K in the Juicy tracksuit, anyone?) In 2016 the fresh new batch of It Girls such as Gigi, Kendall and Rihanna have jumped on the bandwagon.
THE ‘SWEATS QUEEN’
We ABSOLUTELY cannot discuss this trend without mentioning the Badgal Queen of Sweats. RiRi has been spotted all over the world looking comfy and chic, sporting bold prints, colours and accecories to match! Take your style inspo from some of my personal fave RiRi moments!
I mean, who else other than Rihanna can pull off a silk green Gucci tracksuit with fur trim!!’Bow Down B*tches!
MY 5 STYLE TIPS!
Right – now that you’ve seen how the stars do it, here are a few tips and guidelines on how to get your ‘athleisure’ look on fleek!
- WEAR IT WITH HEELS: Swap your tailored trousers for this easy silhouette, adding glam sandals for the perfect day-to-night transition
2. ACCECORISE: Strike a perfect balance between effortless and edgy by pairing your sweatpants with and an on-trend leather bag.
3. MAKE IT HIGH FASHION – You know my love for faux fur – You’d think it would be difficult to embody both sporty and glam in one look, but leave it to fashion editor Christine Centenera to show us how. The trick? Go for a bold faux fur coat!
4. MAKE IT PLAYFUL- Experiment with playful graphics and cool prints! Love SJP’s smiley face sweatpants and these cool camo pants!
5 . MOST IMPORTANTLY – IT MUST FIT BEAUTIFULLY- When it comes to choosing the style that’s right for you Glamour advises we, look for relaxed, yet form-fitting silhouettes that aren’t frumpy, as well as details that accentuate your personal style. You want each pair of sweats to feel like an extension of your wardrobe, not just pajama pants you’ve thrown on underneath your regular clothes.
MY PERSONAL STYLE
My super tailored look is by @fablaneonline. It hugs my curves in all the right places and as a bonus it has pockets – which girl doesn’t love pockets!
I glammed my look up by pairing it with heels instead of sneakers, and added gold and green accecories! The colours Grey and Emerald green go so well together – plus it adds a little pop of colour!