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Real-Life Athleisure

By Wardrobeoxygen @wardrobe_oxygen
Real-Life Athleisure

I don't know about you, but a lot of times when I see websites and influencers promoting what they consider athleisure, it isn't terribly... realistic for real life. Personally, I'm not going to wear a cropped hoodie and high-waist leggings to the grocery store, nor will I also wear a thin jersey off the shoulder top tucked into equally thin drawstring pants. Where are the clothes that don't make you look like you fell out of bed or fell off the elliptical?

Real-Life AthleisureHoodie: Everyday Yoga Jacket c/o Talbots (Large Petite) | Tank: Cotton Blend Tank c/o Talbots (Large) | Joggers: Pivot Joggers c/o cabi (Large; sold out, similar concept) | Sneakers: Cariuma | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Real-Life Athleisure

I work from home and during the week, most of my out-of-house activities are local - take the kid to school, pick the kid up from school, take the kid to karate, take the kid to a play date, go to the grocery store, go to the post office... you get the idea. I don't want to look slovenly, but I also don't want to have to completely change my work from home outfit just to pick up provisions for dinner. I'm all about athleisure - the real kind. The kind that looks polished and put together while also being comfortable, durable, washable, and preferably not only in black, oatmeal, and heather gray.

Real-Life Athleisure

I mentioned in my hits and misses post that I got this yoga jacket from Talbots and it was a hit. I love the color - it's called "Festive Coral" but IRL it's more hibiscus with a cool pink undertone. The lighting during this shoot was clearly all over the place and shows how the color can appear more coral in the shade. It's such a happy color, and I love how it pops with black and white. I mentioned in the last post that the exterior zipper pockets are sewn so they create interior patch pockets; here I slipped in my sunglasses and they stayed put even with jumping and running around. A jacket like this is great for flights and train trips because you can keep your essentials literally close to your chest.

Real-Life Athleisure

The tank is also in the hits and misses post; I really like how it's not ribbed, it's solid and opaque and doesn't stretch so much it stretches out. This is the kind of tank you can put under a cardigan or blazer for a business casual office.

Real-Life Athleisure

And these joggers... are you getting sick of them yet? I have two pairs, I wash them over and over, they've gone in the dryer and they're still saturated black. They're not too baggy, not too tight, heavy enough to hide what I want hidden, and the front and back pockets make them look less like sweats and more like pants. I've worn them before with boots, but for this look I grabbed my white leather sneakers that were sitting by the door!

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