Does anyone else struggle to keep up with fashion trends? One minute florals are in, and the next minute the world is going all Miranda Priestley on our flowers. We just don’t know how to follow the changing tides. However, one thing we do know is that leggings and sneakers may be on the way out. Yes, fashion experts are saying that athleisure is finally on the way out, so you should probably check your closet for those sweatpants and throw them in the trash straight away…
What Is Athleisure?
Athleisure is perfect for those who aren’t fussed about wearing heels or shirts to work. What was once only worn in the gym has made its way into schools, the workplace, and even to social events. These are the kind of clothes that offer breathability, flexibility, and most importantly, comfortability. Yes, there was a time where it was totally acceptable to wear yoga pants and a sweatshirt to the mall without receiving judgmental looks from perfectly preened women. However, it seems as though those days could soon be over.
Why Did People Love It So Much?
Athleisure was the perfect mix of smart/casual. Of course, a full athleisure outfit couldn’t get more casual if it tried, but the fact that it was considered trendy and fashionable gave it that little smart edge. It was the perfect way to stay casual throughout the day, without worrying about any wardrobe malfunctions or awkward itches. After all, who doesn’t want to spend their lives in yoga pants? One of the best things about athleisure was that you could wear any style or color, and you’d still be considered extremely fashionable.
Is It On The Way Out?
Athleisure has been in the fashion world for a few years now, but it seems as though the trend has now saturated the market so much it has nothing left to give. While major sports brands reveled in the trend to start with, everyday clothing stores have since jumped on the bandwagon and offered cheaper alternatives. This, coupled with the fact that everyone seems to be wearing athleisure nowadays, means that it’s become less of a luxury fashion style. As soon as trends make their way into the everyday market, they usually lose their sparkle.
Has athleisure now lost its sparkle completely? The experts say yes.