Athleisure and Your Coolest Off-Duty Looks!

Athleisure and Your Coolest Off-Duty Looks!

Your wardrobe is already activewear-inspired, yet this season you can really take it to the next level with glamourized and romanticized sporty pieces. It’s what you can actually mix & match for a casual party or dinner date infused with polished allure. Designers picked whole gym attires, deconstructed them and recreated them so you can adopt them post-workout. Grab the new ‘athleisure’ stunners and layer them with your ultra-feminine classics.

Embroidered Bomber Jacket

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With floral embroidery, color-blocking, sleek details, and lace paneling, the whole concept of the old grungy bomber jacket gets reinvented. Maje designed for you a whole range of luxe varsity-style jackets including the simple & smooth Bart Satin Bomber Jacket, the color-blocked Brava Satin Bomber Jacket , and the richly embroidered Bradley Satin Bomber Jacket with the ‘rue Saint-André des Arts’ lettering at the back. Wear them with jeans but also over a fancy cocktail dress. Check also the most regal of all; the Alice + Olivia Felisa Bomber Jacket featuring two-tone floral lace!

Puffer or Shell Jacket Elements

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Sacai Creative Director Chitose Abe is praised for her hybrid silhouettes, often mixing sportiness with retro spirit. This time she turned the puffer into a new-age sweater; a Two-Tone Puffer Pullover Jacket  which is ideal for chilly weather getaways, and she mixed the shell coat or parka silhouette with that of a cable knit sweater to create the most insane Color Block Wool Knit Drawstring Dress! It’s hard to categorize such pieces into outerwear or sweater or even dress, because they really stand in-between as brand new silhouettes.

Sweatshirt-Inspired Knitwear

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Previously sweaters either looked too classic, or too holidayish, or too neutral. In the era of athleisure, they look mostly like sweatershirts. You can see this vibe in the Kenzo Tanami Flower Sweater featuring a style and embroidery similar to the brand’s signature sweatshirts. You can glam it with a choker and metallic brocade pants. You will also see lots of sporty stripes, such as in the McQ Alexander McQueen Embroidered Swallow Striped Sweater which is a capsule collection collectible. Look at Victoria Beckham in her hugely coveted Patch Sleeve Sweater to find out what an ‘active’ knit looks like!

Hunting-Inspired Quilting

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Classic British hunting is somehow a sport; and even today these people really have certain amazing heritage jackets, mostly quilted, and also rich in functional details. The iconic Burberry Brit Finsbridge Long Quilted Coat  has recurring success among fashionistas, who appreciate its timeless allure and comfort. This Sacai Quilted Bomber Jacket from Pre-Fall 2016 with buckled bell-shaped sleeves is one step further. Are you daring enough?

How to Style it

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Along with the most popular pieces, bring to the picture their complementary items. Style your edgy glam bomber jacket with Alexander Wang Knit Leggings  and your sporty sweater with Lanvin Corded Ribbon Stripe Wool Jogging Pants !


by evaChic

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