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What You Need To Know About Athleisure Clothing

Jimmy Rustling
Written by Jimmy Rustling

Athleisure is a style that trendsetters would say has ‘staying power’–it’s going to stay around for a LONG time. It’s comfy, casual, and affordable for everyone, no matter your size or style. Here’s a breakdown of the athleisure craze and a few reasons why you should adopt some athleisure clothes into your closet.

What is athleisure?

Athleisure, also known as activewear, is a style of clothing that mixes together everyday clothes with athletic wear. Basically, it’s wearing gym clothes when you’re not at the gym. This style typically includes leggings or yoga pants for women and athletic shorts and tops for men.

Athleisure is a trend that’s been around for about half a decade, which is quite long for a ‘trend.’ It’s changed the way a lot of people view casual clothing and the word has made it’s way into our vernacular from it’s booming popularity. Because many people own athletic wear, athleisure for men and women has become immensely popular as it’s not limited to gender, size, or budget.

What qualifies as athleisure?

Activewear can be found in many stores and brands, whether it’s known for sports clothes or a typical clothing outlet. Big name sports brands like Nike or Adidas carry many pieces that can double as athleisure and gym clothes.

Many brands have been shifting some of their styles to athleisure as the trend stays popular. Typical brands may have some articles of clothing that can be used to get the athleisure look, but aren’t very practical for the gym.

Any piece of clothing that would typically be worn for physical activity can be worn for athleisure, which is what makes it so appealing. It’s very versatile and can be worn in a variety of settings, so it’s not hard to find clothes that fit this style.

Why is athleisure so popular?

This style is a great way to add some variety to your closet. Athleisure can be worn at the gym, grocery store, school, and even just lounging around at home. Many people wear activewear in casual work settings and can be styled professionally.

One reason why activewear is so popular is that it’s also quite comfortable. When sitting at work or school, a long day can be made more tolerable while wearing leggings or a light windbreaker. Nothing beats comfort when it comes to fashion, and you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style to wear athleisure.

Why should I wear athleisure?

Athleisure is not only a fashion statement, but a way to expand your wardrobe to include more multifaceted pieces. It’s comfortable and stylish so it’s easy to find clothes that you like that you can also wear to the gym. Even if you’re not athletic, athleisure is for everyone and is still a good way to round out your closet for casual occasions or lounging around the house.

Not only is it comfortable, but activewear is affordable as well. Many big brands may have expensive pieces, but there are many smaller companies that offer activewear at an affordable price without sacrificing quality. It’s easy to get your money’s worth when it comes to purchasing athleisure because they can be worn for many occasions and settings.

Lastly, adding athleisure to your weekly outfit circulation is easy because you likely already have some pieces in your closet! Anything that you wear to the gym or for other physical activity can double as athleisure. Just pick out some comfortable tops and bottoms and pair them with casual clothes to create the perfect look.

Athleisure is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon and will be dominating the fashion industry for years to come. Expanding your closet with athleisure should be an easy way to make you more comfortable on a daily basis.

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Jimmy Rustling

Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.