Fall Microtrend: Couture Leisure

-SLH West Coast Fashion Editor: 

Athletic street wear has always been around, but when it combined with leisure wear it heralded a paradigm shift in how we approached wearing it. More than clothing, it became fashion, and athleisure wear was born.

Fast forward to this Fall and meet Athleisure’s haute sister – Couture Leisure. Taking its cue from the juxtaposing of sporty meets casual, this trend elevates things to the next level. Think ultrasports-tech meets super luxe looks, with the price tags to match…these are definitely NOT your mother’s Lululemons. Here’s some of our fav concepts to get your inspiration going…

Get Gurly – Fendi, Alexander Wang and Gianvito Rossi…of course you’re thinking running bra, fanny pack and sneakers, right? No? Well, these fashion houses have been on board reinventing what it means to be leisure couture. Mix it up with an ultra-feminine vintage metallic midi skirt, Marc Jacob earrings and classic Kate Spade and you’ve got some seriously gorgeous Gurl power going on.

Shop This Look: Fendi Stretch Bra, Alexander Wang Belt Bag, Gianvito Rossi Leather Sneakers, Vintage Boho Metallic Midi-Skirt, Marc Jacobs Earrings, Kate Spade Square Watch

Go Out For A Jog – Jogger pants go posh in silky fabric and gold accessories while the No Ka’Oi’ color blocked stretch bra keeps things from going too dressy.

Shop This Look: No Ka’Oi’ Color Block Stretch Bra, Ambush Headphones Choker, Gucci Appliqued Metallic Leather Sneakers, Gap Silky Joggers, Vintage Chanel Backpack, Derek Lam Aviator Sunglasses

Tongue-in-Cheek – Looking for a truly unique way to wear the white boot trend for Fall? These amazing Dior sneaker boots are just what you’ve been waiting for. Add a jolt of irreverence with a Moshino dress and Alexander McQueen skull scarf and this look goes to a whole new level of couture leisure cool.

Shop This Look: Dior White Leather Sneaker Boot, Alexander Wang Oversized Satin Bomber, Manu Atelier Leather Tote, Moshino Mini Dress, Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf, Anthropologie Feather Drop Earrings

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