THE LOWDOWN ON LEISUREWEAR

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Luxe Leisurewear is Here To Stay!

Who could have picked it? Track pants, sneakers and lurex sweaters are now the must-have wardrobe essentials for the fashion elite. And who do we have to thank for it? Ye Olde Covid! Like I said...who could have picked it! The athleisure trend is here to stay, and we're not complaining! 

Just a few years ago, the idea of wearing a sneaker with a midi skirt or floaty dress would have appalled most - but now we're not only rocking the fashion sneaker with our favourite dresses, we're going head-to-toe athleisure wear with a statement sweater and relaxed joggers!

Our 'new normal' in 2021 is on and off again masks, the call to WFH at any minute and searching for 'free cancellation' on Booking.com. Yet, all these limitations aside, we all seem to be as busy as ever?! So, to navigate our crazy schedules in comfort and style, leisurewear is here to save the day. The key to nailing this look is investing in pieces where function meets form. 

It is a fine line between stepping out looking fabulous and feeling unbelievable comfortable...to looking like you've been caught in your PJs on the way to getting the mail! You want to look relaxed and effortlessly chic, not sloppy and half asleep! A little styling tip - opt for relaxed tailoring in at least one of your pieces and choose garments that have a point of difference. 

For example, you can totally wear a slouchy cable knit sweater, but style it with joggers with a fitted leg! A track pant with a ribbed cuff is a chic way to style your pants with sneakers as you can make sure you're showing a bit of ankle - it's a subtle move but it makes the world of difference. A tailored jacket in a tech fabric is a way to instantly lift your outfit - style over a turtleneck in winter or a cotton tee in summer. It is a Must-Have in terms of leisurewear. 

When we say to choose pieces with fashionable 'attention to detail' we're talking about a metallic lurex fabric, maybe a touch of leopard print or nautical striped ties. These little, unexpected features will elevate your look from at home loungewear to on trend leisurewear. A great way to make sure you nail the athleisure trend is to buy a few pieces within the same brand/ collection, that way your look will be co-ordinated and chic. 

Fabrication is a key player here too - you want a good balance of natural fibres (hello, Brisbane humidity) with modern, technical fabrics in your wardrobe. This way you can mix and match your pieces and wear them all year round! Also, don't forget the finishing touches - a simple pearl stud, chic leather shoulder bag or sweater wrapped around your shoulders are essential to completing your look. 

So, are you ready to give it a go? Start with a fashionable sneaker, joggers that flatter your figure and a knit sweater that you can wear as is, or layered over a button up.

Click here to shop our latest in Lounge & Leisurewear, or visit us in store for some amazing styling tips and to learn what will work best for you!

 

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