Athleisure: 4 Ways To Wear the Trend with Neiman Marcus

Athleisure

Athleisure: 4 Ways to Wear the Trend with Neiman Marcus

 

True story.

I once was walking to work in Manhattan down 9th Avenue, and a man stopped me.
He said, “Honey, you can’t wear flip flops in Manhattan.”
I was so surprised, I couldn’t respond.
He waved his finger at me with a look of disgust on his face… and then walked away.
After that, I made it a rule to never wear sneakers or sandals east of 10th Avenue.

Now, I live in rural Texas. I’m a mom. I work from home. My life is vastly different. 
How I dress has changed.
Even though I actually CAN wear sneakers now, and not get chastised, I have been very hesitant.
Even when the ‘athleisure’ trend really started taking off…
I had that man’s voice in my head. I saw his finger waving.

Well, in recent months, I’ve decided to get over it… and give in to what could be the greatest fashion trend of all time.
Athleisure is the perfect mix of fashion and function.

I know some of you may be struggling with this one as well,
So I teamed up with Neiman Marcus to show you FOUR WAYS to wear the trend.

 

one way to wear the athleisure trend, add a chic sweatshirt like this one from alo yoga, a piece of standout jewelry like this kendra scott gold tassel necklace and a great bag like this one by rebecca minkoff in gray suede with the tassel detailing, this gym to street look is from neiman marcus

kendra scott tassel necklace dresses up workout clothes, in this gym to street athleisure look

one way to wear the athleisure trend, add a chic sweatshirt like this one from alo yoga, a piece of standout jewelry like this kendra scott gold tassel necklace and a great bag like this one by rebecca minkoff in gray suede with the tassel detailing, this gym to street look is from neiman marcus

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kendra scott tassel necklace dresses up workout clothes, in this gym to street athleisure look

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super sexy sports bra in silver with multiple straps peeps out from the alo yoga open back sweatshirt and running leggings with faux moto look

super sexy sports bra in silver with multiple straps peeps out from the alo yoga open back sweatshirt and running leggings with faux moto look

tassel, bucket bag by rebecca minkoff dresses up exercise clothes, along with a tassel necklace from kendra scott, the entire look is from neiman marcusSNEAKERS | LEGGINGS | SWEATSHIRT | SPORTS BRA | TASSEL NECKLACE | SIMILAR SUNGLASSES | BAG 

 

Look #1 | Gym to Street

Style Tip: DO add a 3rd layer and elegant accessories

This is the most literal interpretation of “Athleisure,”
The concept of going directly from the gym to the street.

For example, you go to an exercise class, and then you have a bunch of errands to run.

 

Activewear

The FIRST step is to make sure you have super chic exercise gear. Of course!
These leggings fit really well.
They have this really interesting print that makes them look like moto jeans.
Check out the zippers…that’s part of the print!
The fading in the behind is strategic too and really makes it look more shapely.

This bra LIFTS up the girls for sure.
I would suggest sizing UP (runs small).
The sneakers, in contrast, run really large. Size down one full size.

 

Extra Layer

When you work out you generally wear a sports bra, tank top or tee.
Before you head out the door, add a stylish sweatshirt of jacket,
This will make you look more appropriate for running around.
And… help pull the street chic look together.
I love the open back of this sweatshirt which really shows off the straps on the sports bra.
It’s a little extra detail that looks quite stylish and sexy!

 

Add Accessories

Accessories are what will really elevate your look and make it look much more ‘street-chic.’
In my look above, I added a pop of color with a sophisticated bag and one piece of statement jewelry.

Finish it off with some sporty sunglasses, a bold lip, and voila… you are ready to run your errands!

By the way, if you are tall, you will love the strap length of this bag.
IF you are petite like me, you can knot the top to make it shorter. 

 

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More sports bras here.

More workout leggings here.

 

the velvet bag by rebecca minkoff adds a dressy and elegant element to an otherwise pretty casual and sporty outfit. This is one way to try the athleisure trend. The laceup detailing on the ALC sweater is another sporty touch

effortless and casual, one idea for the athleisure trend, pair joggers with a sweater and loafers

the velvet bag by rebecca minkoff adds a dressy and elegant element to an otherwise pretty casual and sporty outfit. This is one way to try the athleisure trend. The laceup detailing on the ALC sweater is another sporty touch

these paris tassel loafers are comfortable, chic and affordable. They are my favorite flats of the season!

the velvet bag by rebecca minkoff adds a dressy and elegant element to an otherwise pretty casual and sporty outfit. This is one way to try the athleisure trend. The laceup detailing on the ALC sweater is another sporty touch

This laceup detailing on the back of the ivory ALC sweater gives it some interest and definitely a sporty touch. It's a subtle way to try the athleisure trend. This look is from neiman marcus

this ALC white sweater with a laceup back is sporty and incredibly chic and comfortable. The oversized slouchy sweater looks great paired with jogging pants by norma kamali. The velvet love crossbody bag by rebecca minkoff adds a dash of sophistication and pop of color

This laceup detailing on the back of the ivory ALC sweater gives it some interest and definitely a sporty touch. It's a subtle way to try the athleisure trend. This look is from neiman marcus

the velvet bag by rebecca minkoff adds a dressy and elegant element to an otherwise pretty casual and sporty outfit. This is one way to try the athleisure trend. The laceup detailing on the ALC sweater is another sporty touch
SWEATER | BLACK TEE | JOGGERS | CROSSBODY BAG | SUNGLASSES | LOAFERS 

 

Look #2 | Joggers & Slouchy Sweater

Style Tip: Try Joggers! Pair with unexpected things like luxury sweaters and/or elegant jackets.

You don’t have to literally wear exercise clothes to try the athleisure trend.
You can take a sporty piece, like jogging pants… and pair them with more mainstream things like I did above.

 

Joggers

I ordered these Norma Kamali joggers and they are now almost sold out in black.
(Fortunately, they also come in charcoal gray)

It is because they are insanely soft, comfortable, and so effortless!
For years, I have loved pairing wearing joggers with unexpected things like sweaters, jacket…or even pumps.

This sweater has a really fabulous lace-up detail in the back.
Lacing is another ‘athleisure’ inspired detail. 

 

Color or Print Pop

You can easily add a color or print pop with your bag.
This velvet crossbody bag is one of my favorite finds of the season!

 

On Your Feet

You can try some comfy loafers like I’m wearing above.
(I live in these, by the way).
Or create more of a sexy look, by wearing pumps.

 

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More luxe sweaters here.

More flats here.

 

black and gold new balance sneakers add a sporty twist to a sweater and jeans. the claire v leopard clutch adds a pop of interest to the neutral color palette. This is one way to try the athleisure trend

I love popping a white collar to add a little sophistication to an otherwise simple and sporty look. The sneakers by new balance in black and gold add an athleisure vibe, very effortless... the perfect mix of fashion and function

black and gold new balance sneakers add a sporty twist to a sweater and jeans. the claire v leopard clutch adds a pop of interest to the neutral color palette. This is one way to try the athleisure trend

Street style! These chic and comfortable new balance sneakers in black and gold will keep you looking long and tall while you are also so comfortable. A great and functional way to try the athleisure trend!

Street style! These chic and comfortable new balance sneakers in black and gold will keep you looking long and tall while you are also so comfortable. A great and functional way to try the athleisure trend!

black and gold new balance sneakers add a sporty twist to a sweater and jeans. the claire v leopard clutch adds a pop of interest to the neutral color palette. This is one way to try the athleisure trend

Street style! These chic and comfortable new balance sneakers in black and gold will keep you looking long and tall while you are also so comfortable. A great and functional way to try the athleisure trend!

Street style! These chic and comfortable new balance sneakers in black and gold will keep you looking long and tall while you are also so comfortable. A great and functional way to try the athleisure trend!VEST | WHITE SHIRT | SNEAKERS | SIMILAR SUNGLASSES | CLUTCH 

 

Look #4 | Jeans with Sneakers

Style Tip: Incorporate sporty details into your look like mesh, racing stripes or lacing 

Athleisure can look very chic and sophisticated.
There are very subtle and simple ways to try the trend.

The look above is what I would call “athleisure light.”
It is one of the easiest options to pull off.

 

Lacing

This sweater vest, which is perfect for layering, has a standout lacing detail on the side.
Lacing is definitely rooted in activewear. 
It’s a seemingly small detail, with big impact on the look.
The soft, white, button-down shirt with the popped collar also has a sporty/preppy vibe.

 

Sneakers

I love how these black and gold chic sneaks are very subtle, and keep the line long.
While I admire other women who wear white sneakers with black, I always feel shorter.
And, I’m already petite at 5’4″. 

I’ve done it, but I prefer the monochromatic look above especially this time of the year.
This exact pair of New Balance sneakers are exclusively available at Neiman Marcus.
Gosh, I forgot how comfy New Balance is!!

Shop more sneakers here.

More lace-up pieces here.

 

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erin busbee of busbeestyle.com showing you one way to try the athleisure trend: add some chic sneaks to your jersey dress and layer a moto jacket over the dress

best white button down shirt by Frank and Eileen with softest cotton and collar pops up! I also love this pink moto jacket by Iro

one way to try the athleisure trend: wear a black jersey dress with black sneakers and a chic leather moto jacket to add edge

black and gold new balance sneakers sold exclusively at neiman marcus, These are incredibly chic and comfortable and will make trying the athleisure trend a cinch

black and gold new balance sneakers sold exclusively at neiman marcus, These are incredibly chic and comfortable and will make trying the athleisure trend a cinch

best white button down shirt by Frank and Eileen with softest cotton and collar pops up! I also love this pink moto jacket by Iro

best white button down shirt by Frank and Eileen with softest cotton and collar pops up! I also love this pink moto jacket by Iro

what is the athleisure trend? One way to wear this trend, is to add chic sneakers to your 'regular' clothes, like this jersey dress in black by alexander wang and this pink leather moto jacket by iro from neiman marcus... paired with these black and gold new balance sneakers

erin busbee of busbeestyle.com showing you one way to try the athleisure trend: add some chic sneaks to your jersey dress and layer a moto jacket over the dressDRESS | SNEAKERS | SIMILAR JACKET | SIMILAR SUNGLASSES | CLUTCH

 

Look #4 | Dress with Sneakers

Style Tip: Try chic sneakers with a dress. Add a jacket or blazer to pull it all together.

This is the hardest of all the athleisure looks to pull off.
But, I kind of love it!

 

Travel

This black, jersey dress by Alexander Wang would be wonderful for your upcoming trips!
Pair it with your sneakers… and happily run around the streets playing tourist.

These chic New Balance sneakers are VERY comfortable…
Like walking around on little clouds.

 

Dress

This is my 2nd black dress by Alexander Wang.
Once you feel this fabric and see how versatile and flattering his dresses are…you’ll be hooked like me. 

Shop Alexander Wang pieces here.

 

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Quick reminder about Neiman Marcus
They have FREE shipping and returns.
The return process is SO easy!
They send you the label, and you just have to stick it back on the box.

I also like how they break down the trends on the website…
if you are interested in shopping fashion forward pieces.
Trend shops at Neiman Marcus here.

For all my beauty lovers… there is a beauty special going on right now. 
You get a FREE cosmetic bag and beauty samples, when you purchase $75+ of Estee Lauder products.

 

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ERIN BUSBEE, BUSBEESTYLE.COM

*HUGE thank you to Neiman Marcus for sponsoring this post.
I selected and purchased all products. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

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