One of the latest buzzwords in the fashion industry is “athleisure,” which is basically just another way of describing a category that is appropriate for athletics, leisure, or both. Gone are the days of frumpy, unflattering athletic wear. Instead, brands are giving everything a fresh and fashionable touch. Think: leggings that can be topped with a leather moto jacket for a day of running errands or a sexy, strappy top that just so happens to also wick sweat. The boom of this trend is a dream-come-true for busy, active women (not to mention those of us who just like to be comfortable) as it allows you to multipurpose several pieces of your wardrobe. You can now go straight from the yoga studio to the salon without skipping a beat or having to lug around a change of clothes and still look effortlessly chic.
“We discovered that women want more from their clothing, and are not going to buy things unless it’s special,” says Alycia Scott, senior designer for CALIA by Carrie Underwood. “We wanted to offer fitness apparel that had the same amount of attention paid to it as the clothing you see in the ready-to-wear market.”
Here, our favorite athleisure picks that feature feminine, eye-catching details, because it’s the little things that count.