I have a confession to make… I wear activewear, everywhere. And from the office and the markets right through to TV appearances and on planes – you name it; I’ve done it #inmyactivewear. Despite what the haters may say (shake ‘em off as T Swift would say) I honestly believe that you can wear it everywhere (with the exception of weddings, formals and funerals) and at Lorna Jane we design it that way.
You really can push the boundaries when it comes to rocking tights in unexpected places; and it all comes down to the way you style them. So I’ve decided to share a few of the tips and tricks I swear by that will make your activewear look polished and presentable absolutely every where.
Yes, even if it’s not cold (I have been know to do this on a 39 degree summers day). This look has a big 90s influence but like all good things in fashion, it’s come full circle… and for a very good reason. It makes your outfit look purposeful and it completely transforms the look of a simple tight and tank combo.
Slides are your friend! I’m seriously obsessed and have racked up a pretty decent collection over time. But the way I see it, it’s an investment because I wear them with everything from tights and active pants right through to shorts. A good pair of slides makes your outfit look casual but still cool and effortlessly put together.
Listen up ladies! Far too often we save our designer shoes and bags for formal occasions, but why? You pay big money for these beautiful pieces… they deserve to be shown off as much as possible! One of my favourite things to do is pair some higher end pieces like my Valentino sneakers and Louis Vuitton handbag with my every day staples like black full length tights, a mesh Tee and sports bra.
This is a trick we use A LOT in photo shoots. It’s one of the simplest styling hacks around but it makes a big difference to the overall look of your outfit. Tying a knot or tucking the front of your tank into your tights, pants or shorts gives a much more on-trend feel… there’s a reason Gigi is often spotted leaving Equinox gym in New York with a cool knot in her tank.
Whether it’s a chucky watch, your favourite sunglasses or a beautiful necklace, accessories are always an acceptable addition! I love layering my Cartier bangles with my Active Living bracelet and creating an effortless wrist full of arm candy!
Check our my instagram @ljclarkson for more styling tips! And I’d love to see how you rock your activewear everywhere! Don’t forget to use the hashtags #inmyactivewear and #inmylornajane on facebook and instagram so I can see your style!