From fancy fitness bands to simple 10-minute workouts snuck into your lunch break, couch potato days are a thing of the past. But in a 24/7 world when we’re rushing to work and dropping off the kiddos at soccer practice, it’s important for our attire to seamlessly take us from point A to point B.
We ladies have been graced with an abundance of stylish fitness gear, but what about the fellas? Since we’re tired of seeing our men decked out in worn t-shirts and old gym shorts while running essential weekend errands, we’re sharing a few tips to create a classic athleisure (that’s athletic + leisure, everyone) ensemble he can’t go wrong with.
Ditch the gym shorts. You probably won’t get him to part with them completely, but at least upgrade him into a pair of trendy joggers. They’re refreshingly polished and versatile so he can easily wear them with a fresh white tee and athletic hoodie to stay warm during those brisk summer mornings.
Go simple with the shoes. While neon shades work in the summer, transition into fall with a classic black, grey or white sneaker. The neutral tones will effortlessly bring his stylish look together while leaving everyone else in the weight room envious.
Be fashionably prepared. The days between summer and fall can be fickle—scorching hot one day, chilly and windy the next. Make sure your man is seasonally ready with a casual, yet stylish polar fleece hoodie. While light enough for the autumn chill, it can double as a solid layering staple for winter. Because if we know our guys, we know they love their multipurpose items, right?
So banish those shabby shirts and old shorts from his wardrobe because now, your man has no excuse for not looking his athleisurely best.
Ok, so maybe you’re not the Queen B of larger-than-life accessories, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stock up on this season’s hottest jewelry trends. By layering dainty chains, small rhinestones and eye-catching charms, you’ll embrace this less-is-more philosophy for a style that will take you from PTO meeting to girls’ night. We’re talking stackable charm bracelets, neutral geometric earrings and subtle pendants that are sure to skyrocket your outfit’s sophistication level to a 10. Our favorite pieces may be subtle, but these beauties are anything but when worn together for a look that really makes a statement.
- Stackable bangles are an obvious addition to your jewelry box for their timeless allure, and better yet, for the customizable options. Mix & match gold and neutral tones for a look that’s totally you, and don’t be afraid to let your mood dictate how many pieces you wear. Highlight a single charmed bangle or stack multiple charms for some arm candy that catches the sun every time you reach for your phone. Whether it’s a sundress for brunch with grandma or distressed jeans and a bejeweled top for a rock concert, there’s a bangle combo for any outfit and occasion.
- When it comes to earrings, floating gemstones and tasteful triangle studs means your hairstyle must be nothing short of perfection—but no pressure! When it’s one of those crazy mornings, a simple pulled back pony or pinned bangs will be sure to show off your fancy lobes. Add a pearl cuff earring to a sleek low bun to give your wardrobe a touch of delicate elegance for those late summer weddings, or a glittery pair of elongated earrings for a night out with bae. Let’s face it, ears aren’t just for hearing.
- Thin chains and plunging pendants are arguably the easiest way to make whatever you’re wearing look instantly glamorous. Don’t be afraid to pair one with your fave LBD for some classic va-va-voom, or use this instant outfit pick-me-up in your go-to weekend look. Try an open-knit sweater layered over a denim shirt and skinny jeans for the ultimate fall style.
Even if your style usually includes heavy chains dotted with marble sized rhinestones, or if you love the pop of color from your attention-grabbing bauble necklaces – there’s always room in your jewelry box for something a little lighter. Who’s the Queen B now?