That’s the fancy word for what we all wear most of the time these days: the comfortable, sporty clothes we used to wear only when we were off-duty. Clothes that in the past were usually confined to the gym or other similar activities, but have long since become standard leisure and / or loungewear.
Athleisure is not a new concept: it has been around for ages. It’s practically the off-duty uniform for every celebrity who wants to be taken seriously. And every social media influencer worth their followers needs to instagram the latest ridiculously priced sportswear-inspired look before it becomes yesterday’s embarrassing fad. Even high-end designers have been introducing elements of athleisure in their collections at regular intervals for decades.
So, why has athleisure suddenly become such a phenomenon? Why has it become the hot, new topic for so many articles and blogposts?
Because now we’re all wearing it, both on and off-duty. Therefore, we can no longer make any assumptions about teenagers wearing hoodies instead of jackets, or ridicule people wearing their gym stuff going grocery shopping. Because we’re all doing the same.
This, my friend, is what the post-Corona world will look like: chubby, middle-aged women in hoodies and trainers, running errands or going to work, or simply going about their lives. Dressing up is old news; dressing down is the new normal.
dress: Pelle P / jacket: Repeat / bag: Furla (old) /
shoes: Fila / sunglasses: Prada (old)
What does your ‘new normal’ look like?
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