Sunday, 25 March 2018

My Athleisure Style



Hey Guys,

It's been a while since I last had a London-based shoot for my blog. After traveling all over Italy in sunny dresses and shades, I was brought right back to earth when I arrived home to snowy London. I needed to revert back to my more practical wardrobe, let's say, which includes a whole lot of "comfy clothes" or "Athleisure-wear" as it's known in the FASHUN industry.

From comfy women's joggers, to oversized sweaters and trainers, it's not hard to see the benefits of jumping aboard this trend. I think of it as being "airplane-ready, all the time" - looking great but feeling even better!

This week I created a look that was based on the athleisure trend. I have barely taken these trousers off since purchasing in the River Island sale. I quickly decided that they will be my London to LA airplane clothes this week when I jet off. My aim is to look as put together as a celebrity stepping off their private jet... fingers crossed for me!


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I love a statement trouser, as you may have gathered from previous fashion posts like this one where I rock a bold red and this one where I strut into Spring with pink. So it's no surprise that these funky striped trousers spoke to me. In fact, they called out to me from the River Island sale rack like Rose to Jack. Only difference is, I saved these... (ooo burn!)

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Details and accessories are minimal and effortless. I experimented with these on-trend narrow cat-eye sunglasses that I picked up for pennies in Primark. I wasn't sure they would suit me but I loved the final result when paired with a sporty-luxe look. I also kept my signature gold hoop earrings as well as my Casio watch in a Nintendo-grey. I love this watch, it is my number one go-to for practicality and works well here. 




I love the mustard LOTD faux-leather biker jacket a lot. I must say, I haven't had much opportunity to style it up, but with the right outfit, it looks great! I paired it on top with a Boohoo cropped cami in a scuba material. Perhaps it is a top that should be saved for a sunnier day (perfect when I hop off the plane at LAX).
I also tried a different jacket to give an even more laid-back vibe. Puffer jackets were huge last year an I picked up a cropped, hooded one. When taking away the pop of colour from the mustard, the look is automatically muted and a little more casual and sporty. 

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I love these New Balance trainers. They are the most comfortable trainers I have ever owned and they go with so many outfits! I couldn't find these exact ones anywhere online so I have linked some similar.


I have extremely strong feelings of love and lust towards athleisure wear. As I get older, the more important it is to look good and feel good. Gone are the days of blister-making shoes and super tight, mini skirts that are freezing and impractical. Time to get cosy!

What are your thoughts on the Athleisure trend? Love it or hate it? 

Eb x


*This is a sponsored blog post*
All images by Cairo Leon

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