Fashion Do’s!: Athleisure

by Elizabeth McGuffin

Athleisure packs an attitude and a punch. The trend is gaining traction in plus size fashion circles, with celebrities and influencers rejecting the notion that “polished” and “ladylike” are the only acceptable ways to dress larger bodies. Athleisure is about incorporating sporty elements into your everyday look. Zip-ups, track pants, sneakers, and slides are popular styles. As are elements like racing stripes, geometric prints, and saturated colors.  

The key to athleisure is mixing elegant and athletic, sexy and sporty. Athleisure is for everyday life – your work and your play – not the gym. Sweats don’t necessarily mean sloppy, and plus size women can sport them too. Athleisure is about attitude and ease, and these influencers show us how it’s done![/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][thb_image alignment=”center” image=”7096″ img_size=”medium”][thb_gap height=”50″][vc_column_text]Alysse Dalessandro of Ready to Stare tops a striped skirt with a logo tee and mesh bomber for a fierce street style look.

Photographer: Kristen Strickhouser

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][thb_image alignment=”center” image=”7097″ img_size=”medium”][thb_gap height=”50″][vc_column_text]Amber McCulloch of Style Plus Curvespairs a classic white tee with a mustang red maxi skirt with racing stripes. Fun furry slides finish the look.

Photographer: Timothy Kleszczewski

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][thb_image alignment=”center” image=”7098″ img_size=”medium”][thb_gap height=”50″][vc_column_text]Melissa of FabGlance Fashion & Stylegives her printed sheath dress a fresh twist with a sporty watch and classic sneakers.

Photographer: Toni Denisa

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][thb_image alignment=”center” image=”7099″ img_size=”medium”][thb_gap height=”60″][vc_column_text]Sarah Chiwaya of CurvilyFashion.com tackles the track pant with a chic asymmetric blouse and trendy ring handle bag.

Photographer: Nigel Chiwaya


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