Why the A-list love athleisure

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Never feel guilty about stepping out in your gym-gear for the day because athleisure wear is all the rage and shows no signs of dying down...

‘Athleisure’ first entered our fashion vacob a few years ago, when a select few stars made a style statement by wearing their yoga gear to go shopping… on purpose. In SS16, the A-list are still loving their sportswear and with designers and high street stores continually adding more sporty pieces to their collections, it’s a trend that’ll be on our fashion radar for the foreseeable.

Everyone from supermodels to high-end retaillers have adopted the stylish gymwear-with-smart-tailoring look, and we couldn’t approve more.

Beyonce’s Ivy Park is proof, were it needed, that this is a trend only on the rise. Rita Ora, meanwhile, has her own range with sports giant Adidas, mixing floral prints and kimono influences with classic sportswear shapes.

Nike, Reebok and Adidas were all revealed as some of the most searched brands of 2015 – suggesting that we’re all totally into this sporty look. We can almost guarantee they’re going to be making an appearance in our Black Friday trainer deals page and will probably get snapped up fast.

For the most time-pressed (or sporty) amongst us, the thought of combining your brunch-wear with your gym clothes and wearing a one-size-fits-all outfit for the day makes perfect sense. But for others, not being able to distinguish between your going-out gear and your running clothes is actually the stuff of nightmares.

But don’t worry, as with most fashion spells, finding a happy medium is key, and if you’re ever unsure of how to do this look well, you can take your style notes from our A-listers in this gallery who’ve got athleisure down to a T. There are supermodels who instinctively know how to work the trend, with Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin all able to sport their sportswear in their own unique way, whatever the occasion. But we also love the way Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora manage to nail athleisure when attending red carpet events – spaces that used to be reserved for more traditional glam.

First up, Gigi Hadid was spotted out and about in this cool cropped sweater by It-girl favourite Danielle Guizio. We’ve dug out the exact same style.

Whatever your feelings on the look, let these celebs inspire your casual wardrobe.

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