Petition to make athleisure the new business casual

Petition to make athleisure the new business casual

Hey there,

Thanks for joining me again! Just going to give myself a quick pat on the back because this is the second post going up this week, and I done did the damn thing. This one is a good one too, because as my title clearly implies… who in the heckinbob doesn’t love a little athleisure wear (I’m currently trying to stay calm as my spell check so kindly underlines “athleisure” each and every time I type it – I’ll get through it, don’t worry). But as I was saying, life is better in leggings. You and I both know we can’t deny that.

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I love me some jeans and a cute top, along with a dress and some thigh highs, just as much as the next gal, but I am here to make a confession – I, Ciera Farley, do not wear real pants at least 85% of the time. Now if you quote me on that, I will deny it, but it’s the truth. Most days I cannot be bothered to put on real pants, let alone pants at all?? But ya know, to go out in public, pants are more or less required (or is it more of a recommendation?) So my go-to is always the good ‘ol faithful.. LEGGINNNNSSS.

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Top | Jacket | Leggings | Shoes | Curling Iron

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For one, they slide on much easier than a pair of jeans. I know I can’t be the only one that has at least a pair or two of jeans with ripped belt loops because they don’t pull up like they’re supposed to (it’s the jeans fault, not ours, I just know it). Second, they make the booty look real good. I mean girrrrllllll, you do not do 87 sets of squats and 45 hip thrusts while avoiding the gym creep for that backside to be covered up by some poorly fitting denim (while we are here I also just want to point out that quad workouts are just as important as glute exercises ;)). That’s not to say that all jeans fit poorly, because the right pair can really do wonders, but my next point is that you surely cannot attempt the bend & snap straight into the splits and then jump up and do some squats in those jeans you like so much… if you can, teach me your ways.

And by far the best part of rocking thems tight pants… you leave everyone wondering about your exercise status at all times. Did you just come from the gym? Probably not. Are you going to the gym later? Probably not. Do you even have a gym membership? Nope, never will. But honey, no one needs to know that. Your secret is safe with me. <3

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Now that I have made my case for the bottom half, I am here to defend the fact that athleisure looks cute just about any way you style it. So take this quick little styling journey with me here, because I am about to simplify the way you look comfy-cute. I would say close your eyes and really imagine it for me, but then you wouldn’t be able to read this and that kind of defeats the purpose.

Please enjoy these photos of me showing you just how functional this look can be also. 😉

Alright, back to it..

So imagine your favorite outfit for a night out in November, the one with your dark wash or black denim and the top that makes your collarbones look good (other girls care about that, right? Nope, just me again. Great :)), and the shoes that make your calves look like you raised the roof with them. Okay, now that you have the image in your head… restart entirely. Just kidding. A few quick swaps and we are there, swearsies.

Swap out those jeans for some simple black/navy/gray leggings (Aligns from Lululemon are life-changing). Trade the blouse for a cropped tank or cozy sweatshirt. Throw on a fuzzy jacket or go fancy with leatherrrrrrr. And then take off those heels because we both know they were gonna hurt you anyway and throw on some casual sneakers. Toss on a hat if you want and you are so beyond good to go, it’s crazy!!

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Here are some of my faves from my recent online browsings to get you started on the perfect athleisure look 🙂

Stay comfy out there, my friends. And ALWAYS remember, pants are not necessary… just a VERY strong suggestion. 😉 Until next time.

Xo, Ciera