Athleisure And The Rise of Athflow 2021

Athleisure And The Rise of Athflow 2021

Athleisure And The Rise of Athflow 2021

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“LSP Fashion Trends Series – II”

What is your perception of how fashion designing evolved in the past year?

I shall begin the second part of my fashion trend series with my opinion.

Before the pandemic, fashion was usually conceived by designers. They would conceive an idea that would then become either a trend or a fad. The 1980s and 1990s were the best fashion trends in my view. Since Covid began, global perceptions changed for all aspects of life. I could say it affected designers too. Although there has not been much creativity lately, their conception transitioned to perception. So what is your take on the current fashion trend?

I say it’s nothing more than perception and push! Work from home drove the newest loungewear trend.

Now let’s jump into athleisure and Athflow. Before I explain the latter, I want to say I would not be quoting Pinterest team and Kanai that much, because I will be giving my interpretation of what I understood their predicted trend to be. To my lovely readers, I’ll keep the definitions short and simple.


Athleisure

Athleisure stands for athletic leisure aka aesthetically appealing comfortable clothing blended with activewear. Athleisure aesthetic has been around for some time now but it has evolved into a street style since 2019.

To pull off your athleisure look, accessorize your athletic ensemble to look stylish! Try these ideas for fall season;

  1. Try mustard joggers with an ivory lace blouse. Match it with a monochrome bag, and snug your feet in white pair of sneakers.
  2. Dress up your athletic wear with the trending white ankle boots or knee-high boots for the perfect street style fashion moment 2021.
  3. As fall season is round the corner, don't forget to overload the above with blazers and coats.


Cloffice

The second term is “Cloffice”. Here, perception is the major factor driving today's fashion. Most people around the world are working from home (WFH). So they need to dress up to a refined, sophisticated, and elegant “professional look” for Zoom calls. Achieving the seasoned WFH look is Cloffice, which stands for closet plus office.


Athflow

What is Athflow? According to 2021 Pinterest Predicts Report and Aya Kanai, their dubbed term ‘Athflow’ is where athleisure meets elegance. Athflow is evolving into the next phase of loungewear, a sartorial elegance. Athflow is “professional enough for the office, stretchy enough for the yoga mat, and comfy enough for the couch.” Still confused? Allow "Lifestyle Prism" to clarify it for you!

Athflow = Athleisure + Cloffice.

This sums up everything you need to know about athflow.

Let’s keep things simple and not complicate them! Changing for too many looks could get overwhelming and complicated. After all, fashion since last year is pretty straightforward.  It has been nothing other than seeking comfortable clothing, a stay-at-home attire that could easily transition to outdoor clothing. The style is here to stay especially for fall and winter. So why not refine your style once. Bring luxe to your loungewear. Look polished for your conference call, do your grocery, enjoy your couch and tea, watch Netflix, and maybe do a quick workout at home or go cycling. Embrace the future of loungewear, the comfiest fashion trend. The future of fashion is going to be none other than the rise of athflow.

The athflow concept arose due to data-driven predictions by the Pinterest team. When around 400 million Pinterest users were searching for terms like “work outfits for home”, and “home dresses”. They predicted that emerging fashion would translate into the newest loungewear trend. When loungewear outperformed online luxury retailers, designers started embracing the athflow concept into their most glamorous ensembles that you can dress up or down. Although we were already living the athflow life, but Pinterest drew our attention with the dubbed athflow term.

This idea is getting blended into athleisure clothing and could translate into a mainstream upcoming lifestyle. Many fashion designers are blending these already consumer-driven ideas into their athluxury collections. Before I give you some ideas, I would re-assert that I target global fashion and all things style. So I prefer choosing the best styles I love out of many and throw you some ideas to decide what Athflow outfits to buy. So let’s see how to get the perfect Athflow Fall Wardrobe 2021.

 

How to Wear Athflow

Nine ways to wear athflow during fall and winter are;

  1. Replace your athletic gear with flowy pants.
  2. Wear knitted jumpsuits.
  3. Try soft outfits and cascading silhouettes.
  4. Wear comfortable apparel and all inclusive fits.
  5. Do roomy joggers and pyjama-esque get ups.
  6. Wear coordinated sets.
  7. Embrace chic prints and slick fabrics such as silk, satin, and knitwear.
  8. Embrace plush fabrics for fall and winter.
  9. Go neutrals and monochromes.
  10. Wear sneakers, mules, and elevated slippers.


Athflow Styles To Inspire

I’m giving you Ten Athflow selects to wear in fall and winter;

  1. Ribbed overalls
  2. Knit dresses
  3. Flowy Jumpsuits
  4. Two-Piece Casual Suits and sets
  5. Billowing long sleeve tops
  6. Jersey leggings and fancy Leggings
  7. Yoga Pants and track pants
  8. Lounge Pants and jogger pants
  9. Flowy jackets, blazers, coats, and sweaters.
  10. Consider fit where needed and combine oversized tops with fitted pants or leggings.

 

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69 comments:

  1. This was really interesting. I didn't even know that the clothes I've been wearing have a name, athflow! I for one am enjoying this trend, comfy clothes for the win.

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    1. hehe. thanks for reading Jenna. The term was derived by Pinterest. It's new :) <3

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  2. I am not that much fan of the ninetees, but the eighties were the best if you ask me :)

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    1. coming that from a sole fashion blogger, I love your words as always. <3

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  3. Comfy clothes are definitely the ones for me, nothing better than working in something comfortable and loose in my books x

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    1. yea we've gotten way too much used to them so why nto welcome it in fashion <3

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  4. this was a really interesting read! being a fashion blogger, i always love to learn more about clothing

    jessica | www.overdressedblogger.com

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    1. I'm so glas you liked it Jessica! Thanks <3

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  5. Great post. I definitely think comfy clothing is the way forward.

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  6. I have to admit I chuckled reading all the fashion terminology - despite being a homeworker for the better part of 12 years, I fear I need to work on all three, haha!

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    1. Dont worry i knew them recently too. Two of the terms were derived by Pinterest so yea. Thanks for being on my page Lisa. <3

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  7. I'm loving this athflow trend. I love comfy and casual pieces like jumpsuits, joggers, and knitwear. And... yes to sneakers and mules.

    Fritzie | www.lifetravelsoul.com

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    1. yea I also love wearing sneakers. Thanks for reading Fritzie <3

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  9. I always love to read trend posts and get further inspired in my personal stylist work. Keep up the good work!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it and also to come across you. Thanks <3

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  10. Cloffice - what a great term, we love this, as we are spread out around the world we all have a work look for zoom, statement earings and necklaces nice tops and pj bottoms WFH couture!

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    1. aww thanks for reading BFN! i liked this term specifically too. <3

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  11. Trends! I am happy that you shared a new one to me. Thank you for the excellent tips and example links. Quite helpful.

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    1. I'm so glad you found them helpful Sue. Thanks for reading <3

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  12. i love how fashion is now evolving into clothing that is actually comfy! Lockdown has been great for this, because I all I want now is to wear everything oversized! Great post!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sophia. glad you liked it <3

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  13. The more comfortable, the better! I have been wearing a nice top and then pajama bottoms for my Zoom calls, lol. I change into leggings or jeans to go to the store. America, is pretty casual overall, though.

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    1. yea Exactly that. all you have to do is change your top as you have to sit. too easy. thanks Heidi <3

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  14. I admit that I've really enjoyed the opportunity to lounge in pyjamas or joggers during lockdown - they're so much more comfortable than typical fashion hehe

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    1. yea and the same got translated to fashion. Thanks for being on my page and reading. <3

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  15. It's fun to learn these terminologies! Wonderful suggestions and I love those inspirations!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. i'm so glad you liked it and thanks for being on my page Lovely. <3

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  16. This is an awesome post, Isa! I've never heard of AthFlow so thank you for breaking it down! I honestly never wear athleisure... For me, it's either presentable like I'm going to Church or home clothes with holes in them hahaha Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. hahahaha loved that one! i'm so glad you liked it Lynn. Thanks <3

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  17. These are such interesting terms and styles - I hadn’t heard this before. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. glad to know you found it interesting Jodie. Thanks for reading <3

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  18. I never knew the terms for this but I am loving Athflow! It’s so nice to be stylish and comfy all day

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it Kalin. Thanks for reading <3

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  19. Haha I definitely benefits from athleisure and athflow. I am seriously considering a wardrobe change after one year of wfh...

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    1. yea many have to do that i guess including me. Thanks a lot for being on my page and reading Mandy.

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  20. Interesting. Love my comfy clothes!

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  21. These are such interesting terms that I've not even heard of before, great post xx

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  22. While I personally think that the term "athflow" is really silly, I actually like the style a lot. I'm glad that it's beginning to gain popularity. I'm sure the term will grow on me, just like athleisure did haha!

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    1. hahaha. it was pinterest to derive the term actually. but it could change too who knows. Thank you so much for reading Stephanie I'm glad to see you here. <3

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  23. What a great post! I think we all invested a lot in pretty comfy pants in the last year haha :)
    have an awesome weekend,
    Tiziana
    www.tizianaolbrich.de

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  24. glad you liked it Tiziana. yea we're all enjoying our comfort even now haha. thanks a lot for reading <3

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  25. Actually I never heard about "Athflow" before and I like that style a lot xxx

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  26. Great post! I have to admit I love comfy clothes. Thanks for sharing some really helpful tips here!

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    1. thanks a lot for reading! can you give me your page link so i can check please? <3

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    2. Oops sorry, I only just saw this! Here:
      https://readandreviewitorg.wordpress.com/2021/07/01/the-island-review/

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  27. Athflow is definitely my kind of style. I've always leaned more toward comfortable clothing, so something that's both comfortable and stylish is perfect for me. Great post!

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  28. thanks Irene. same here though. glad you liked it <3

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  29. Athflow feels so comfortable, even the terminology makes it sound stylish

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    1. thanks for visiting my page Rayo. and i'm glad you liked it! yea the word does sound refined <3

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  30. Great athleisure trends. It's good to change when going to athletic activities like running marathon or gym. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. yea though, definitely. Formal outing requires formals no doubt. thanks for reading <3

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  31. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour12 July 2021 at 19:37

    I never even knew some of these terminologies existed haha. I love comfy clothes tho. Any dress I can wear and feel super comfy in is great for me!

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    1. thanks for reading Ruth and liking it! <3

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  32. Covid and work from home made comfort a must. I am so happy about it since I love this new trend. It suits me!thank you for sharing!

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  33. Great post! I haven’t heard of some of these terms but I’m excited to try new styles this fall! I definitely want to get some ribbed overalls and two piece casual suits! Thanks for the suggestions!

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    1. thank you for reading and liking it! <3

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  34. I can just tell I'm going to be abusing the terms "cloffice" and "athflow"now haha. I love this post. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. lol. enjoy doing that. Thanks for reading Angasa! <3

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  35. Comfort + style = happiness. Lol I love that you have broken down current fashion and adapted to the times. I find myself being more picky about what I wear on top because I know that will be seen on camera but comfortable (still appropriate) on the bottom. Thanks for this helpful post!

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    1. haha. i did laugh reading this. loved your comment. and thanks for visiting my page. <3

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