Go from Workout to Street Style

By: Team Stylists

Once upon a time when we were retail associates in a hi-fashion boutique. We dressed for work like women did when going to Bat Mitzvahs. Imagine the looks we got when stopping off at Gelson’s or Starbucks!

We were known for our savvy style and highly regarded for our fashion expertise. Upon retiring we feared the loss of the reputation we had built over a period of 30+ years. As luck would have it, we came out just in time to officially enter the AGE OF ATHLEISURE, a trend in fashion where clothing designed for athletic workouts (yoga pants, tights, leggings) are worn outside of the gym to go to brunch, lunch, or happy hour (canasta, bridge or mahjong). Recent reports in the Wall Street Journal describe the Athleisure market as growing at such a rapid pace that it is giving jeans a run for their money.  

Our new challenge: to stylishly and fashionably TRANS to this NEW AGE. One does not have to pack an extra set of clothes to look put together and polished after a workout. Exercise wear can be found everywhere. You can join the cult of Lulu or shop Carbon 38 or you might prefer Lorna Jane or Athleta in the mall. There is a great selection by Lucy and great pieces at great prices from Gap Body. Be sure to check out Alo Yoga when it opens its new flagship store soon in Beverly Hills. We know them all and are wearing them right now!  

However, in order to seamlessly transition to the street (with a quick change) you must add the essential pieces to create a contemporary look. Begin with a base of dark neutrals like a
pair of black or gray leggings and build from there. Throw on a blazer, leather jacket, bum covering chunky sweater or a trendy plaid shirt, poncho, cape or long vest. (East coasters - get your coat and grab your hat!) And to put your best foot forward get out of your running shoes. BOOT it up or be oh-so-cool in the metallic silver sneakers by Rebecca Minkoff or in the suede high tops by Prada. Make a statement with women’s most trusted accessory - the bag. Noteworthy are Chloe’s crossbody saddle bag, Burberry Prorsum’s bucket bag and Ralph Lauren’s fun fringes are to die for. Wrap it up with a luxurious, super soft cashmere scarf in a classic color like white, gray, camel or nude and finally all eyes will be on YOU in a sensational pair of Tom Ford sunglasses.

With these must-have essential pieces, hit the ground running!  Voila, you have reached your destination in style.

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Team Stylists, Helene and Roberta have worked as personal stylists for more than three decades. Our strength and our focus are women between the ages of 50 and 80 who are professionals, career persons and those who just want to look their very best.. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A CELEBRITY TO WORK WITH A STYLIST! Visit the Team Stylists website today to learn more!