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Taking Activewear to the Street: A Quick Guide to the Latest Athleisure Trends

With the explosion of the Athleisure wear market we have seen so many new fun trends emerge. Brands are getting more creative about designing activewear to be street-ready, and quite stylish. Lets face it, activewear has successful escaped the confines of the gym and the studio and become a part of many people's everyday wardrobe.

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While the heading-to-or-from-my-workout look is definitely trending, the real genius of Atheisure wear is that you can dress it up so that you can be comfortable and workout-ready, without needing to go home before you meet the girls for cocktail hour. The look has definitely taken off, and even sneakers and sweatshirts can be seen incorporated into new looks on high-fashion runways.

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The key to doing Athleisure right is to layer on some non-athletic clothing: Throw on some jewelry or a cute jacket - or maybe some boots with a heal. If you get creative with your yoga leggings, you'll be surprised how many looks you can put together that don't just scream, "Pilates obsession."

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It is also useful to grab a few hybrid items that are designed to be multipurpose like the Pura Vida Tank by Onzie with its quick dry material and fun print, or the Live In Slouchy Tank by  Joah Brown with casual drape and slit sides (both tanks featured above.) Either of these pieces can easily be thrown over a yoga bra or tank, and with the  material and open back, make a perfect transition to an evening out on the town.

For more ideas for making your Athleisure wear look work, check out our expanding lifestyle and loungewear collections online or in our brick-and-mortar boutique in downtown Santa Barbara.

xxox!  -Drishti

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