Did someone say athleisure? Yeah, pretty much everyone during quarantine has said athleisure. What is athleisure (and how many more times can I say it before it starts sounding weird)? Athleisure is clothing that can be worn to the gym, but, can also be worn out and about while running errands. Although this was not previously considered fashionable, it has become increasingly trendy. This style consists of sports bras, hoodies, leggings, yoga pants, running shorts, sweatpants, and sneakers.
As quarantine has progressed, people have been thirsting after comfortable clothing as they work from home. Comfy sweatpants and sweatshirts initially sold out in many stores. And quite honestly, I’m not mad at all since this is what I wear on a daily basis. Someone that I consider a style icon for athleisure is Madison Beer. Although it can look basic at times, she makes sporty-casual look effortless. She definitely gives off the model-off-duty style that I strive for. Here are 6 ways that I styled athleisure according to Madison Beer.
We’re starting off pretty basic with this first outfit. I initially thought crewnecks were pretty bland until I realized that if you pair them with the right accessories, they can be stylish. It’s a good clothing piece to choose when you want to keep warm but stay comfy. I like to pair them with a fanny pack to give myself some shape in the oversized crewneck. This shade of blue is also one of my favourite colours and seems to be featured on a lot of clothing pieces lately. Additionally, you can never go wrong with some leggings.
Biker shorts have been essential for the past few summers. I bought my first pair pre-quarantine and have been wearing them a ton. This particular pair from Aritzia has garnered a lot of hype because they’re decently priced and great quality. Squat-proof + they definitely suck you in and keep you looking snatched. Aritzia carries so many colours, so it’s super tempting to buy more! Very comparable to Lululemon.
Madison Beer is almost always caught by paparazzi donning matching sweatshirts and sweatpants. This particular yellow moment is a vibe that only a few can rock. I have yet to buy a matching sweatsuit, so, unfortunately, my crewneck and joggers don’t match – but hopefully, this gets the idea across. If I were to choose, I would prefer a baggier jogger to fit the comfy vibe.
Small Top w/ Baggy Pants
I feel obligated to rave about these joggers. I bought them right when quarantine started and I wear them almost every single day. Super soft and look cute when you lounge or go out. Madison is iconic for wearing the small straight-neck bra-tops with baggy pants that show off the abs. The exposed skin on the upper half of her body effectively juxtaposes the bagginess of the jogger, making the outfit *chef’s kiss*. It’s pretty basic, but, it definitely looks comfortable for running errands, working at home, or going on quarantine walks around the neighbourhood. 10/10 would wear.
Additional: Draped Over The Shoulder
Draping sweaters or sweatshirts over the shoulder has grown in popularity recently. Instead of being covered in a sweater, this technique keeps you cool while also showing off your top underneath. If it gets chilly, you can always throw the sweater on. Staying trendy, while also being practical – sounds good to me! This particular sweatsuit that Madison wore is tie-dye which makes it extra trendy. Surprisingly, this isn’t the only matching tie-dye sweatsuit that she owns. Go cop some tie-dye athleisure!
Comfy in jeans? Is that an oxymoron?
Still staying athletic with the crewneck, but with some jeans! Baggy jeans are currently popular as they’re more comfortable than skinny jeans and they mesh well with the laid-back 90s vibe that’s circulating. Since I am petite, I think it’s quite difficult for me to rock this trend, so I don’t currently own the baggy ‘dad’ jeans that everyone owns. The oversized top + baggy jeans combo is definitely out of my comfort zone, as I feel like it makes me look even shorter than I actually am, but Madison clearly rocks it. Nevertheless, it’s fun to see taller people rock this trend, as the comfort level is 100/10 compared to skinny jeans. This pairing can be worn to the mall or to go out and eat with friends!
(All pictures of Madison Beer came from Pinterest)
Out of the 6 outfits, which look was your favourite? Leave it in the comments below!