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Athleisure – Fashion Trend

06.20.17

SS17 Trend

“Once it was simply called activewear now athleisure, or interchangeable, sporty pieces to be worn every day, even at the office.”
MASSIMILIANO SORTINO Vogue Italia

The Athleisure trend is still riding high this ss17 and showed up on a number of catwalks. From designers like Alexander Wang to Max Mara amongst a group of others like  3.1 Philip Lim, Vetements, Versace  parading the chic sport-to-street fashions on their runways.

Alexander Wang, one of our favourite designers, was really rocking the style. T his season’s collection featured torso wrapping bra tops, cropped sweatshirts, paired with boxer shorts and sporty chinos.

The SS17 Max Mara collection was a bit of a departure from their usual day wear, showcasing gorgeous palm print hooded windbreakers and sporty Bombers and blousons.  Leggings and bodysuits in Athleisure techno fabrics were at the center of the collection.

At SASSY STYLED athleisure is a big part of our goto daily wardrobe, with wide appeal outside the gym! There is little that we don’t love about this trend because it’s all about showing off or hiding your body in relaxed fabrics, allowing for easy movement and major style all at the same time.

Check out our favourite athleisure looks below from the spring 2017 runways!

images from vogue.com

How we SASSY STYLE our athleisure

While this is a trend both Akili and I love we style our casual sporty looks a little differently, yet in keeping with our minimalist aesthetic!

Akili likes to team her basic tee with a high-waisted panelled legging, for a chill, relaxed feel,  layering a lightweight bomber jacket over top.  She  accesorizes her look with simple jewellery, studs and link chain, and finishes her look off with her, goes with everything, sassystyled pouch by Mark & Graham and some high-top sneakers.

For me, I like to get my legs out as much as possible in summer so I style my outfit with some leather look shorts, tie-dye bra top (I only wear black & white patterns) and drape my bomber on my shoulders.  Seen as I’m still relatively new to sneakers worn as a fashion item I combine my love of a white shoe with the need for a sporty/casual shoe in this simple white leather slip on sneaker. I highlight my look with a quick topknot and my favourite minimalist jewellery choker.

By. Aisha

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