How I wear my athleisure

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You can wear athleisure beyond the gym

I am not a big sport fan and find exercising at the gym, running or cross country ski plain boring. Thus, my exercising is ballroom dancing and walking thru malls. Does shopping count as exercising? Just kidding. 🙂

Nevertheless, I am really excited about this seasons leisurewear trend. Even though you don’t need joggers they make a great trendy wardrobe addition that can provide various modern looks with what you already own. Read how this trendy piece can play out to look up-to-date, but polished in midlife.

style over 40 woman in pink jogging pants
Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, Keep Calm T-shirt, Vittoria Verati Blazer, Madonna True or Dare pumps, structured work bag, Cartier juste un clou bangle,  and Shein marsala jogging pants

Athleisure trend calls for non-gym and non-leisure fabrics

In this spring/summer season, athleisure is a big trend. Well, the trend is made in such a way that one can’t just shop the closet and wear the gym wear. No, no. The trend asks for the cuts of athletic wear and the comfortable style of leisure wear. However, when it comes to the fabric the trend asks for glam or fancy.

fashion over 50 woman in unmatched suit
Vittoria Verati jacket, Keep Calm tee, structured work bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Madonna True or dare patent leather pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Shein satin joggers

Athleisure trend yesterday

Remember those over 50 years old couples in the 80s that wore their athletic suits outside on the weekends? She and he dressed in partner jogging suit look, and they both looked alike like a dog and its owner. Or, like an old frumpy couple? Who hadn’t hit the shower in … how many years?

Athleisure trend today

That’s not how to style – did these couples actually style to begin with – this sport and leisure time trend today. On the contrary: It’s dress up time! You wear a pair of satin or velvet joggers with pumps and a blazer to the office on Casual Friday. You style them to show off your shape while still feeling comfortable, but looking polished. Today, sweatpants worn on the street are satin luxe trainer joggers or even leather joggers that you can wear at the office. When you jump the bandwagon on the leisurewear trend dress the pieces up!

Wear your leisurewear with pumps and a blazer to not look frumpy. #styletip #trendwatch Click To Tweet
#advancedstyle older woman in a dressed up athleisure look
Keep Calm let the meteorologist handle it T-shirt, Shein athleisure trousers, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps, Ray Ban aviators, and Vittoria Verati linen jacket

Satin joggers for summer – so cool

These satin joggers are the newest addition to my summer wardrobe. These are super light, i.e. I can wear them even on a hot summer day. The satin fabric keeps its form. Thus, these pants won’t look frumpy after a day of sitting at the desk. The marsala color goes well with gray, black, white, blue and even olive. These colors are the neutrals in my wardrobe. In other words, they are the colors of my basics in which I invest. Thus, these satin luxe trainer joggers, which just cost $19 at Shein, can be easily dressed up.

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These affordable trendy pants are a nice update that works well with your more expensive pieces. The result: An outfit mixed of low and medium prices, which is a nice balance to not look over the top nor cheap.

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#fashionover50 mature woman in joggers and blazer
Vittoria Verati linen blazer, Keep Calm T-shirt, Shein jogging pants, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps, and structured bag (all own)

Like this outfit? You might also like to see how I styled my Adidas pants as a faux suit for the office on Casual Friday.

Which trends did you adopt for this summer? Do you like the athleisure trend?

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P.S. My blogging friends Adrienne at The Rich Life in Vine Country and Jill at Everything Just So run an awesome monthly series called How I wear My. In this series, they feature how other bloggers wear a certain piece of clothes. This month’s theme is Athleisure. If you want to participate, check out the How I Wear My facebook page or these ladies’ blogs for details.

Photos: G. Kramm

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