Happy Fourth of July to our southern neighbour on the other side the border! Here’s an athleisure outfit for all you Americans in case you need to help build a wall or run away from Trump, haha! “Athleisure” is a rising fashion trend where sportswear is worn in non-athletic settings such as school, work place, or other casual occasions in general, due to its functionality and the convenience it brings.

Many of you may have already adopted the athleisure trend without even realizing it being a major movement in the fashion industry – the trend in fact grew out of the increasing amount of women who wear yoga pants and athletic shoes on a regular basis. Now, all you yoga pants and sneakers wearer may proudly call yourself trendsetters! On that note, many leading sportswear makers have been placing a broader emphasis on fashion (as opposed to the conventional, professional sportswear orientation) by shifting their focus towards colours, fabrics, styles, and silhouettes to better accommodate consumers’ needs associated with the trend.

As a fitness-oriented individual who is always on the go, there has been an evident lifestyle shift as I adopt the trend and as the trend grows. I no longer have to change or carry an extra gym outfit, as it is now socially acceptable to be wearing yoga pants in most social settings! Pieces pictured have gradually made their way out of the gym and became a large part of my everyday wardrobe: Reflective tights, sports bra (unfortunately sold out on the official website), and tank topΒ (also sold out on the official website) all from Lululemon; sneakers from Nike – not sure what the exact model is but they are the lightest pair of sneakers I have ever owned and the material is very breathable, I bought them on sale in a random shoe store in Paris last year, best deal ever!

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