Femleisure: It’s a word you may have never heard before, but you’ve seen it coming. Like the chicken vs. egg debate, determining where a trend first developed is tricky to settle—whether it first appeared on the runway or the street. But there’s no denying that femleisure has quietly become one of 2016’s biggest trends.
In its simplest definition, femleisure is the marriage of ultra-girly and athletic-inspired pieces. This could mean a dainty dress paired with sneakers, or a full skirt styled with a tee. The unexpected combination of both feminine and athleisure-inspired pieces makes for a balanced combination that is polished without trying too hard. For street style stars, it’s a fresh challenge to style two theoretical opposites in a way that feels authentic.
Read on for a look at the athleisure trend and to shop pieces to help you pull off this major trend too!
A cool T-shirt gets a dose of daintiness thanks to a delicate waist bag and a full skirt.
Relaxed boxers and a cutoff top may seem like leisure-wear, but styled with a floral jacket and heels, they form an unexpected daytime ensemble that works when you wouldn't expect it to.
Track jackets aren't just for jogging anymore. Worn with a feminine skirt and trendy pair of heels, this look achieves the perfect balance of sporty and chic.
For the modern woman, sometimes sneakers are the only shoes that will do (we're constantly on the move, after all). Sporty footwear styled with a colorful, elegant skirt makes the look feel nice enough for the office.
Many modern offices have a more relaxed feel. Instead of wearing ultra-tailored pieces head to toe, combine feminine bottoms with a sporty T-shirt.
To make a ladylike dress feel more daytime appropriate, throw on a T-shirt underneath.
Sporty pants styled with delicate embellished slippers feel instantly more precious and less rough-and-tumble.
A feminine handbag and heels make for the ideal pairing with a sprint-worthy pair of sweats.