If there’s any one trend that’s reigned supreme over the last few seasons, it’s athleisure—we’re talking sneakers, track pants, hoodies, and everything in between. Looking for new ways to test out the look? That’s where athleisure enthusiast Anaa Saber comes in. In her new column, the fashion girl behind @oursecondskin will offer up her best styling tricks for those of you looking to inject this cool trend into your everyday lives.
Meet Cotton Citizen, Los Angeles’s hottest athleisure brand of the moment. If there’s one must for summer, it’s a comfortable and versatile two-piece set. I’ve been tracking this celebrity-approved brand for quite a while and can sense from the energy it emits that it’s soon to be ubiquitous. I love this brand because it knows that the modern-day woman has a whole assortment of tasks she juggles throughout a day, so something that’s eccentric and functional can be immensely important. There are so many elements to this brand’s aesthetic that I adore: It’s funky yet minimal, and comfortable while remaining on trend.
Additionally, each of its garments uses innovative wash treatments, timeless silhouettes, and top-quality fabrics. Oh, and let’s not forget my favorite part of the brand: its exclusive monochromatic color stories. Currently, they feature blazing neon colors, fitting for S/S 17. As some of us following the runway trends know, this summer is all about the ’80s neons. Basically, the brand knows what it’s doing. From garment to cut to color, Cotton Citizen will keep you looking cozy and chic all at once. Keep this brand on your radar!
Go on to see how Anaa Saber styles two of her favorite pieces from Cotton Citizen and to shop some of the best product from the brand.
Some styling advice for this look is to first and foremost have fun, and go all out!
On Anaa Saber: Giant Vintage Yoko Polarized Sunglasses ($20); Cotton Citizen Monaco Crop Hoodie ($145) and Milan High Waisted Trouser ($225); Nike NikeLab x Riccardo Tisci Dunk Lux Chukka Sneakers ( $199 ).
Accessories are key with a casual get-up like this. All sorts of accessories—I’m talking bucket hats, layered chains and necklaces, vintage sunglasses, or some chunky bracelets.
And do not forget to leave the house in your most cherished of sneakers, to really tie it all together.
This is definitely not your average hoodie.
And of course you need the sweatpants to match.
Cool glasses at this price are too hard to come by.
Cool girls everywhere are loving this particular Nike style.
Meet the perfect crop tee.
Now this is a tie-dye print we can get on board with.
This is the kind of hoodie you'll never take off.
Snatch this bold hue before it sells out, because we have a feeling it will.
Wear this with high-rise denim and fresh white sneakers for an easy summer look.
This sweatshirt reminds us of the sky.
If you're going to wear a T-shirt dress, it might as well be lime green, right?
To match the cropped hoodie, of course.
This will quickly become your new favorite layering piece.