In our seemingly endless search for the perfect holiday party attire, there's one trend, in particular, we're looking to this year: athluxury. Athleisure's elevated, more elegant older sister, it's exactly what we're looking for to wear to the slew of parties we have coming up, because, frankly, we're pretty over head-to-toe sequins. (Can you blame us?)
What exactly is athluxury? It's athletic-inspired clothing that we'd never actually wear to the gym, but that can take us from the office to the party while still offering comfort. It exudes a cool, effortless vibe, but doesn't make it look like we just rolled out of a yoga class. And it's also a surefire way to make sure we're never too casual or too overdressed for an event.
Athluxury is about the details over functionality. It's incorporating utility buckles onto luxe trousers and shirt dresses or elevating a pair of joggers with a quilted, metallic material. It's football jersey-inspired dresses and loose-fitting frocks with athletic details like zippers and drawstrings.
While Vogue first proclaimed the trend would be taking over the year 2017, fast-forward to 2018, and it's alive and well. If there's anything we can take away from Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2018 collection and Versace's Resort 2019, it's that athluxury is not going anywhere, anytime soon.
Below, we rounded up all of the athluxury musts that we plan to live in this holiday season.
Paco Rabanne, Reflective Technical Hooded Jacket, $410, available at Matches Fashion.
Opening Ceremony, Suspender Pants, $395, available at Opening Ceremony.
Kith x MISBHV, Active Dress, $160, available at Kith.
PH5, Ettor Metallic Draped Hem Dress with Front Zip, $515, available at PH5.
Marine Serre, Moon-Print Panelled Leggings, $450, available at Matches Fashion.
Nike, Women's Dress, $300, available at Nike.
MISBHV, Puffer Bottoms in Gold, $454.50, available at MISBHV.
Heron Preston, Turtleneck Knit Dress, $550, available at Heron Preston.
Uniqlo x Alexander Wang, Women Heattech Extra Warm Long-Sleeve Bodysuit, $29.90, available at Uniqlo.
Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38, Crop Flare Pant, $112, available at Jonathan Simkhai.
Alexander Wang, Athletic Hybrid Dress, $1995, available at Alexander Wang.
Tory Sport, Vertical Block Tech Knit Skirt, $248, available at Tory Burch.
Kenzo, Flared Trousers, $370, available at Kenzo.
Lacoste, Women's Fitted Colorblock Terrycloth Piqué Polo Dress, $96.99, available at Lacoste.
MSGM, Long Dress in Stretch Viscose With Color-Block Patter, $697, available at MSGM.
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