Eat Pray Wear Love: Athleisure

Athleisure

I don't know who the first person was to decide to wear sweatpants outside of the home, but I would personally like to send them a "thank you" note. I mean, jammies I can pass off in public. I'm in.

I've had my eye out for a leather jacket for the past couple of months, but have ben reluctant to take the plunge. I'm super picky when it comes to certain pieces, and especially when it comes to leather, or faux-leather, in this case. It has to meet two criteria: 1. looks expensive 2. is actually cheap. (You'll find that is my criteria for most things in life.)  And, it looks like I finally found one that fits the bill.
 

When it comes to rocking the athleisure trend, I have a few tips:

1. Aim for mixing unexpected pieces. The combination of a leather jacket and sweatpants/joggers, is an unexpected mix that adds an instant cool factor.

2. You can't go wrong with white sneakers. These 90's style shoes made a big come back this year, a la Adidas, but I snagged these similar ones from ASOS for only $24. (They carry Adidas, too, if you'd rather have those.) 

3. Invest in a pair of fitted joggers. Pants that double as pajamas. Need I say more?

4. Know your crowd. As cool as this trend is, it's not appropriate for every environment. While you can still borrow elements of this trend for certain events (mixing a long flowy maxi with sneakers, for example), it doesn't work universally. 

My entire look can be found at ASOS (linked below). I've been a fan of ASOS for a while now. I can always count on them for unique, cutting edge pieces, that don't break the bank. Since I do 90% of my shopping online, I try to look for places that either have free shipping or, at a minimum, free returns. ASOS has free returns, and I am usually in between sizes, so I sometimes order two to try on and can return the other without having to be out the cost of shipping. This is HUGE for me. 

Well, that's it for today folks. Here's to a great Monday!

Top - exact, other camo shirts, c/o ASOS / Joggers, c/o ASOS / Sneakers, c/o ASOS (Only $24! - size down) / Jacket, c/o ASOS

47 comments:

  1. Can I co-sign that thank you note?! Loving this look, so cozy-chic <3
    Green Fashionista

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  2. If you find out who made it cool to wear sweatpants outside of the home please let me know so I can send them a thank you note as well. haha LOVE this look girl!

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  3. Love love this! I'm always on the hunt for stylish athletic wear.

    xx,

    Alecia - La Joie de Vivre

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  4. I think the camo tee really pulled it all together for me & those joggers look amazing on you (as far as joggers go!) I feel you on the faux leather jackets - they are HARD to find but luckily I've had the same one for years I love.
    Perfect Saturday outfit!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com/

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  5. You make the athleisure trend so chic! Love the moto jacket and those white sneakers for some structure.

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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  6. Love this look. You look so comfy and yet still so put together.
    Beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. You have styled this so well!! I'm loving it!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  8. Def one of my favorite trends - so comfy and casual! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Such a cute, casual outfit! I just love how you styled it!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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  10. This look is so chic and comfy. Love it.

    xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  11. Asos is one of my top 3 places to shop at! This entire outfit is the perfect definition of athleisure. You look soo comfy while looking chic!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  12. Wow you pulled this outfit off very well! Great job! <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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  13. This is absolutely sporty chic!

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    Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  14. Definitely here for all the athleisure- I'd wear this look head to toe, girlfriend!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. Such a cool street style look, love your moto jacket!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  16. This look is absolutely perfect. You look so chic and I love how casual but cool it is!!

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  17. Joggers for the win! I couldn't agree more. Who knew the PJ look would be in style??! You can add my name to that "thank you" note. :)

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  18. Loving this whole look, girlie, from head-to-toe (your hair looks so good up!). Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  19. This outfit is so edgy, yet also chic! I absolutely adore how you styled the camo!

    xoxo,
    Bailey
    Here’s The Skinny
    @baileyschwartz

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  20. You really pulled off this look!I mostly shop at ASOS too and that's a great idea--to order two sizes--never thought of that. Oh and #Amen to your criteria on buying leather & faux leather.LOL

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  21. I never thought to pair joggers with a leather jacket but I love this look!

    xx - anna
    www.fleurdille.com

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  22. I never thought to pair joggers with a leather jacket, but love this look!!!

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  23. Girlfriend, I LOVE this athleisure look!

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  24. So fabulous, Leah! <3

    I need to get some athleisure stuff haha
    xo,
    L
    livingincolorblog.com

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  25. love this comfy look!!! XOXO, Carolyna
    www.carolynabauer.com

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  26. You look amazing! I LOVE those joggers and love the look with the leather jacket!

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  27. You look so street chic!! Very model off duty .. love it!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  28. well if this is not the comfiest outfit I have ever seen I dont know what is. I must get a pair of those sweats!

    xxS

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  29. This is the perfect althlesiure look! Love it!

    xo,
    Britt

    www.bybrittanilauren.com

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  30. I love those sweatpants on you! I wish they looked as good as they do on you on me :)

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    www.thehouseofsequins.com

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  31. I don't know how you make something so simple look so cool, but you do and I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Omg I want to thank them to! Lol. I'm all about this trend and you are killin it! So gorgeous!

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  33. Super cool look, love your jacket :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  34. Love this look!!!

    cristin | www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

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  35. Just love it! So comfy and chic!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

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  36. Omg I love these joggers so much. I want this exact look now!!

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  37. Want it all, you look so cool in this look!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  38. love that leather jacket!

    Sher
    www.shershegoes.com

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  39. This is one of my favorite trends nowadays because I love to be comfy, but I also like to look cute or athletic so this is such a perfect post for me, since I'm trying to figure out this trend and where to buy + how to rock it. Love this entire outfit! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  40. I lvoe athleisure! Whe nyou find out who decided it was acceptable, let me know, I'll need ot send them a thank you note! That leather jacket is great, I can't believe the price- my criteria is also the same as yours, can't beat fashionably cheap!

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  41. I adore those joggers and your messy bun is the cutest!

    xo, Sara

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  42. i adore those sweatpants paired with the leather jacket!! Such a great look!! And I too want to personally thank whoever started this trend, LOL!!

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  43. The first thing I thought of was "she's so cool." You look amazing! I could NEVER pull this off!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  44. Me too. These pants look super comfortable and super stylish!

    -Katherine
    www.engineering-in-style.com

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