There are some days when I actaully don’t want to dress up and get glam - crazy right? 90% of the time you’ll catch me all fancied up. However, there are those days when I want to lay low with my style but still feel cute. On these days, I turn to my Athleisure. Athleisure is defined as “Casual, comfortable clothing designed to be suitable both for exercise and everyday wear.” For the longest time, I never understood what Athleisure was or why women were wearing workout clothes while running errands. I now understand why… and let me just say, those women knew what they were doing!
As some of my readers know, I participate in Jazzercise classes as my choice of exercise. A couple weeks ago, I began investing in cute athletic wear to attend class in. I realized that when I felt stylish in a jazzercise class, I felt more confident. When I’d wear my new workout clothing to Jazzercise, I couldn’t help but want to wear them outside of class! I started to enjoy pairing certain tops and leggings, loving how casual and comfy the looks were. The next thing I knew, I was out and about running errands in my new workout clothes. Wearing Athleisure out to run errands has become my new favorite look simply because of how practical it is. I also find that I am more motivated to workout if I’ve already spent the day in my workout clothing. Athleisure allows for comfort and confidence!
My go to place to get my workout clothes / Athleisure is Belk. The brand of clothing is called Zelos. Nearly every item of workout wear I own is this brand! They are affordable and extremely cute. When styling my Athleisure, I tend to be very matchy matchy. This is my own personal style, so of course you can style certain items however you like. I find that Zelos is a great brand because of how practical and modest they can be. I personally prefer staying modest in my workout wear / athleisure, so I love that Zelos offers such a range in items that can work for anyone. The look I styled for this post is one of my favorites! I'm wearing a bright pair of Zelos leggings along with a light weight Zelos top. The leggings have unique cut outs on the sides which add something really special to the look. Since the Zelos top is sheer, I love that you can see the mint sports bra that matches the pants. The matching is subtle, yet noticeable. This Zelos top has become a staple piece in my wardrobe and can be worn with so many items. My sneakers for this look are my go to Asics. These shoes are the best for attending my Jazzercise classes! They provide so much support and are incredibly comfortable. The mint in the shoes also matches my pants! The look as a whole is bold, and makes me feel very empowered when I wear it.
I encourage you to try new trends, allow yourself to agree with the masses when it comes to fashion - because yes, it is okay to like what others like! It’s how you make it your own that’s the fun part.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Sydney Norberg