By Hope Alegre, Contributing Blogger
Long gone are the days of single-purpose clothing; with material that is practical for everyday use, athleisure has blurred the lines between workout attire and normal clothes. Their simplicity allows for versatility—in the gym, on the go, dressed up, or dressed down!
We’ve all heard the phrase wardrobe essentials, and as life after lockdown looms and the warmer weather emerges, it’s time to break out those summer staples.
The biker short is a fashion trend that has made its comeback in recent years! The fitted silhouette of the biker shorts is not only functional but stylish as well. Think style icon Princess Diana! I love a piece that does it all. The laser-cut inserts keep it fresh and are perfect for summer, and the small pockets are perfect to carry small essentials when you’re on the go.
The black bike shorts are the shining star of athleisure. Pairing them with a tank, some sneakers, and a slick pony leaves you ready to take on a cycling class or get in some strength training and look cute while doing it. Throw on some sunnies, a pair of earrings, and maybe switch to a pair of chic sandals, and you’re ready to spend your day on the go and tackle those errands. Paired with a soft hoodie or oversized tee maximizes comfort for a night in with wine and a movie. If you’re looking to dress up while maintaining that comfort, you can’t go wrong by adding a satin cami, a bright blazer, and heels!
Now speaking of making a comeback, this psychedelic print has been having its moment for the past year. The subtle all-over tie-dye and ultra-soft fabric make for a fun and functional piece. This tank pairs perfectly with the black biker shorts or with any type of denim. Opt for a pair of white sneakers or a sporty sandal for a more relaxed look, or add pleather shorts and accessorize with some statement earrings for an outfit you can wear out to drinks.
With temps in the high 90s and low 100s, pants aren’t my go-to, but these camo capris have a moisture-wicking fabric that makes them a great alternative! The material is supple, and the high waist is sportive and allows for extra coverage. The camo print is understated and is pretty easy to style! Throw on a tank and sneakers to take on Pilates or conquer a hike or switch it up with a crop top or chic bralette and blazer, and a pair of ankle boots or heels for a night on the town.
This super-soft tank in black is a great neutral piece that compliments any outfit! The longer hemline in the back gives some added coverage, while the mesh detail with the cutout adds a bit of sexiness. Paired with the camo capris, and you have the perfect amount of airiness for the summer heat. You can wear it as a swimsuit cover up, or adding a skirt or trousers with this tank is sure to dress it up. Finish off the look with your preferred jewelry and a chic bag!
Summer is full of adventures, and having multifunctional clothing allows you to be ready for a day of plans or anything spontaneous that may pop up. These summer staples are not only high-quality items, but the prints are subtle enough they can last you for years—through the changing trends!