White oversized athleisure OOTD

Today’s #OOTD combines two favorites: a Layana Aguilar sweatshirt I had to have for New York Fashion Week and white wide-legged pants by Rachel Zoe. The pieces are oversized, and I love how they make up almost a retro look: that of a 1940s movie director. And at the same time, the athleisure look is current!

ATHLEISURE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

At one time, I shunned the whole idea of athletic gear for everyday. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of yoga pants to brunch, for example. The athleisure thing finally won me over, however. I think it’s because designers and fashionistas have become really creative at incorporating the concept into truly chic looks. It doesn’t have to be sloppy!

Here are some I saw on the streets during New York Fashion Week, Spring 2017 (in September of last year).

Athleisure, NYFW Spring 2017

And as you can see in these shots I took last month (NYFW), athleisure is perfect year-round.

Athleisure, NYFW Fall 2017

You may remember the pants in my OOTD from THIS POST last October. That was a much simpler look. A solid black top really put the spotlight on the trousers. However, Fashion Week street style proved to me that trousers with stripes down the sides need not be treated so gingerly. They can actually handle a contrasting print!

This is a new favorite way I have of styling my very wide-legged Rachael Zoe pants with racing stripes.

Sorta hiking in athleisureClose up of Layana Aguilar sweatshirt, Rachel Zoe pantsAthleisure look: Layana Aguilar sweatshirt, Rachel Zoe pantsWhite athleisure against Black Sun

I have generally shied away from oversized anything, but I seriously thing that even two oversized pieces work here. I attribute that to the black, fitted waistline of this top – thank you, Layana! And the cropped fit goes perfectly with high-waisted trousers.

The top is considered a sweater, by the way, but it definitely seems sweatshirt-inspired. I absolutely love its play of textures, including regular sweatshirt material with quilted neoprene sleeves and ribbing at the wrists, waistband, and neck.

Sweatshirts are definitely a thing lately. And they seem to give off a more youthful, on-point vibe than sweaters, for example. And speaking of being on trend, I’m really loving the way designers are currently putting a big focus on sleeves – embellishing them and making them different from the rest of a garment.

I hope you liked this outfit of the day. It’s not my usual look. But I immensely enjoy wearing mostly lighter colors and playing with these oversized pieces. After all, there’s always room in my closet for evolution!

XO, Janea

Note: If you haven’t heard, we are offering some of Layana Aguilar’s designs for sale HERE!

Layana Aguilar pieces


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18 Comments on Two Favorites: Layana Aguilar Sweatshirt + Rachel Zoe Oversized Athleisure Pants

  1. Julia
    March 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm (1 month ago)

    You look GORGEOUS, dear! I love your outifit👍 Great pictures! Xxx

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    • Janea
      March 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm (1 month ago)

      Thank you, Sweety! xo

      Reply
  2. Nancy
    March 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm (1 month ago)

    First I thought, meh. But you look unbelievable stylish! What a magazine worthy pictures!

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    • Janea
      March 28, 2017 at 10:20 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Nancy! xo

      Reply
    • Janea
      March 28, 2017 at 10:19 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks, Paola. I love them too! Kisses!

      Reply
    • Janea
      March 28, 2017 at 10:18 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Mónica! xx

      Reply
  3. Ashley
    March 28, 2017 at 10:04 am (4 weeks ago)

    Those are some serious statement trousers, lady- LOVE ’em! I’m wearing wide-leg pants on LSR today, too. 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    • Janea
      March 28, 2017 at 10:17 am (4 weeks ago)

      Yes, I guess you could call them that! 🙂 I’ll have to check our yours! xo

      Reply
  4. Gabrielle
    March 29, 2017 at 5:55 am (4 weeks ago)

    These trousers are absolutely amazing! I really love bringing Athleisure into my outfits and the flared design of these sporty-look trousers is particularly special. You look amazing and I love how the waistband highlights your tiny waist!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    • Janea
      March 29, 2017 at 6:13 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Gabrielle. I especially love wearing athleisure when I it’s
      a bit on the dressy side! xx

      Reply
  5. David
    March 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Janea, this look is another great surprise!

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    • Janea
      March 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Ilijac! 🙂

      Reply
    • Janea
      March 29, 2017 at 3:59 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Paola! You have a great day too. Kisses! xx

      Reply

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