I came across an interesting article on Yahoo! Finance today—and I learned a new word, too. You know I’m a fan of putting two words together to create a new one, so when I saw “Athleisure” my interest was piqued.
According to the article, leggings and sweatpants are actually the pants of choice for teens for spring 2014, leaving jeans in the dust. And a study released by the company PiperJaffray notes that jeans weren’t even mentioned as a top fashion trend at all. How times have changed. Clothing that was once used only during athletics has now become the leisure outfit norm—hence, “Athleisure.”
Yes, leggings have evolved quite a bit from their yoga-only days—but, the price has gone up along with the more fashionable changes. Certain stores sell leggings and sweats for $80+. Yes, for one pair of leggings or sweats. No matter how I look at it, I can’t see myself spending that kind of cash for some stretchy pants. That’s twice as much as I’m willing to spend on a pair of jeans! I’m definitely not against this fashion trend, because, let’s face it, who doesn’t like to be comfortable when they’re out and about? But, how could I feel comfortable after spending that much on an item that is—when it comes down to it—pretty much meant for the gym?
I’ve assigned myself a new project: find high-quality leggings for a reasonable price. I know there’s a way to be trendy, yet remain true to my thrifty side. Do any of you enjoy wearing leggings or sweats when you go out? Do you know of any good deals? Please share!