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Trend Alert: Athleisure Fashion

Trend Alert: Athleisure Fashion

ath·lei·sure: casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use

In 2016, Merriam-Webster added the word "athleisure" to the dictionary. Now, over a year later, the athleisure fashion movement has become more mainstream than ever, proving itself to be the trend that's here to stay. From sporty leggings to comfortable walking shoes, it's easy to see why the athleisure look is beloved by so many women. It's casual yet trendy, cozy yet chic, and the perfect style solution for our active, on-the-go lives.

Take a look at how fashion and lifestyle blogger Kristina Petrick creates her athleisure-inspired looks with OTBT's Travel Lite collection.

Day In My Dreams blogger Kristina Petrick shows off her athleisure-inspired look with OTBT Shoes.

Day In My Dreams blogger Kristina Petrick shows off her athleisure-inspired look with OTBT Shoes.

Day In My Dreams blogger Kristina Petrick shows off her athleisure-inspired look with OTBT Shoes.

Kristina's style is characterized by monochromatic hues and minimalism. Nowhere is this more evident than in this #allgreyeverything look. Her t-shirt and jogger pants are the epitome of athleisure, while the long grey coat adds sophistication to this otherwise casual style - making it gym-ready and street-appropriate.  She breaks up the monotony of the grey wonderfully with the white Normcore court shoes, and her black leather backpack. Never has cozy looked so chic.

 

Day In My Dreams blogger Kristina Petrick shows off her athleisure-inspired look with OTBT Shoes.

Day In My Dreams blogger Kristina Petrick shows off her athleisure-inspired look with OTBT Shoes.

Day In My Dreams blogger Kristina Petrick shows off her athleisure-inspired look with OTBT Shoes.

The essence of athleisure is, of course, comfort. But the best looks are one that also incorporate more fashionable elements. If going full athleisure is a bit out of your comfort-zone (no pun intended), then consider simply adding sporty touches to your outfit instead. Here, Kristina has styled a bomber with a silk cami and distressed jeggings. But it's her comfortable sneakers that give this look that true athleisure vibe. The Khora makes an excellent addition to this look, and it a very accessible way of doing athleisure.

Which athleisure looks are you in love with at the moment? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to shop our Travel Lite collection for sporty, athleisure-inspired women's walking shoes and fashionable sneakers.


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