Athleisure: How To Be Fashion Fit Whilst Holding The Baby
Ladies, it’s time to get rid of the gaudy gym tops, baggy, tracky bottoms and tired trainers. As with style gurus such as Victoria Beckham and Kate Hudson all racing to cash in on the new sportswear trend with their new collections, the age of “athleisure” has arrived, the apparel industry’s term for the casual, athletic-inspired way of dressing rooted in leggings, tank tops and trainers.
With “athleisure” offering a whole day’s wear from a single outfit, it is an ideal trend for busy Mums who can go from the nursery to the office to Zumba and then back again without one single change. But be careful as what may pass for sporty chic on a Victoria’s Secret model might not have quite the same charm on a harassed mother of two who squeezed in a Spin class before a meeting.
To help you pull off this tricky but time-effective trend, we’ve cherry picked five handy products that will ensure you look hot whilst holding the baby.
1. Reebok Studio Lux Reflective Jacket - £229.95
Lux by name and luxurious by nature, this iridescent cropped jacket is the epitome of athleisure. Channeling a laid back sporty vibe reminiscent of the 90’s with it’s ‘bomber jacket’ style cropped cut, this stand out number was made for the runway, not the running machine. Pair with black skinny jeans and trainers for those casual days when style is still important.
2. Yummie Tummie Faux Leather Leggings - $78
It’s time to bin the ugly old Spanx, as from one housewife to another, these faux leather leggings are the ultimate in trendy tummy control. Designed by ‘Housewives of New York’ star Heather Thomson, these sassy leggings are a strategic choice for mums who are determined to stay stylish whilst getting in shape. Fashionably designed like a skinny trouser, they slim your tummy, hips and thighs and are perfect for pulling off that day to night switch. Try pairing with a white vest and trainers for an on-trend gym look and then pop on some heels for night time glam.
3. Custom Reebok Crossfit Nano - £109.95
Not so keen on the garish, neon trainer selections available in-store? Well now you can make sure you always put your best foot forward with Reebok’s customisable trainers. With you as Head Designer they can be as minimal or as loud as you like, so whether pink’s your thing or you prefer more of a muted maroon, anything is possible. Simply visit www.reebok.co.uk and get creative! Why not splash out on a few pairs and never have a mismatched outfit day again.
4. Studio Favourites Strappy Top - £19.95
Suitable for sporting from the gym to the office to the playground, this strappy Reebok vest is a hard working piece that is perfect for covering that ‘mummy tummy’.
Simply team with a blazer and tailored trousers for a polished office look, or pair with skinny jeans, Reebok classics and a cosy cardigan for a casually chic ensemble fit for running round the playcentre.
5. Emma Baby Changing Bag - £59.99
When you have a child attached to your hip, the less extra baggage you have the better. This stylish changing bag is not only luscious to look at, it’s waterproof inside and out making it ideal to use for swimming or the gym whilst also doubling up as a stylish handbag. Made from soft faux-leather, it comes in a whole range of bright colours, and there are multiple pockets, zips, clips and additional bags for keys, phones, dummies and other lady and baby essentials. Baby changing has never looked so glam!