January 23, 2018

Why to Embrace Athleisure This Month and Always

Look good, feel good : the only thing you want to wear right now.

Athleisure is Everything

But really, it is!

If you’re going to splurge on one thing this month, let it be workout wear.

After all, what’s better than stylish and comfortable clothing?! Nothing. Literally nothing.

To be able to wear something to the gym and then to brunch afterwards makes things oh so easy! Whether that means swapping out your yoga pants for a pleated midi or simply changing your athletic sneakers to fashion kicks, wearing athleisure clothing truly takes you from gym to happy hour in no time flat.

It’s one of our personal favorite things to wear, in fact.

Why to Wear Athleisure This Month

1. Comfort

Plain and simple, it’s comfortable. When you get home from work, I’m going to guess the first thing you do is change into something comfortable. I certainly do. And those items often are your athleisure-wear. Reason being it’s comfortable. And comfort reigns supreme as far as we are concerned!

2. Helps with your wellness resolutions

Did you make a resolution or intention or goal for yourself to get to the gym more or to just be more active, in general? Well, wearing athleisure attire will help that. It strips away one hindrance to keeping your healthy new year’s intentions. If you’re dressed for the gym (or close to it) you’re more likely to go.

3. Efficiency 

So, not only is athleisure clothing helpful in getting your butt to the gym, but it’s also extremely efficient if it can transition outside the gym. It makes everything easier if you can wear that workout attire from the gym to brunch or vice versa.

Embrace the Energy of Color

Since we believe in the power of color, we embrace that in the gym too. Psychologically, color affects our energy.

Ergo, if you’re doing an energetic, high-tempo workout, try a bold, colorful workout outfit. On the other hand, if you’re trying meditation, maybe stick to soft calming hues for your outfit.

As we know, color can really have a big impact on your day and life, so embrace it accordingly in your activewear.

How Carrie Rocks Athleisure

And, as you may have seen, Carrie also has been wearing her athleisure looks lately. One of her favorite ways to do so is by switching out her workout bottoms for a fun skirt, as you can tell by the three times she’s featured that outfit formula here! Also, Carrie likes to take her athleisure beyond the gym by simply adding chic outerwear and accessories.

Street Style

And we’re not the only ones who love it! Some of the most stylish have taken to athleisure, and they look great doing so.

How You Can Rock Athleisure

Luckily for all of us, athleisure pieces are aplenty these days! Some of our favorites include the following:

1. Lululemon – obviously! They have revolutionized workout gear since launching twenty years ago. For me, Lululemon has a target-like effect on me. That is, I go in looking for a single item, but somehow walk out with a shopping bag full.

2. Outdoor Voices – I’ve been a fan of this Austin-based company for a couple years now. I love what the brand stands for. They believe in supporting each other and are all about community. They are all about not putting pressure and expectations on your fitness goals, but instead, just enjoying it and having fun. Their fabrics are the softest, and their pieces easily take you well beyond the gym.

3. Tory Sport – This is another line of which I became an aficionado a couple years ago. What I like about this line is its unique perspective on activewear. Tory Burch brings her fashion outlook to the fitness world, as evidenced by this recent look of mine. The prints, colors, and such are always right on trend.

4. Zella – This line is available exclusively at Nordstrom, and they have an endless variety of activewear pieces at really great prices. It’s a no fuss line of active apparel, from pants to tops to sports bras, sweatshirts, and beyond.

And now, see below for some of our current favorite pieces!

A Few More Things

1. Are you a big athleisure fan? Anything you’re eyeing from above?

2. Did you catch yesterday’s Galentine’s Day party?! We had so much fun putting it together so we hope you enjoyed it just as much.

3. Have a great day and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!


Street style photos borrowed from Who What Wear / Fashionista / Stylecaster / Vogue Spain / Pinterest / The Front Row View / Bloglovin’ – Fashion Me Now


  1. Jenn Lake says:

    So many cute pieces! You look amazing, lady!

    1. You are too sweet! Thanks friend.

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