Living an active lifestyle is becoming more and more important in today’s society. No matter where I am headed for the day, I see a plethora of men and women in athletic leisure clothing going about their day. Fitness is very much a part of my life and there are days where I stay entirely in my workout clothing, so it’s important to me to find athletic leisure clothing that is versatile. I want my workout clothing to be functional, fashionable and comfortable, but also easily transitional for the times when I am really on the go. Elizabeth Giardina couldn’t have said it better when talking about the new Derek Lam 10C Athleta collection– “It’s key that the pieces are able to stand alone, but can be presented as layered ensembles,” which is exactly how the new Derek Lam 10C Athleta collection is.
As both a designer and athletic woman, Elizabeth Giardina really hit a home run with designing this new collection with Derek. Because she herself leads an active life while also working long hours, she understands busy women who prioritize their health. She helped design this line to be functional, fit great, feel great and look fabulous and I think both her and Derek did an outstanding job at creating a line that fit just that.
With fall weather almost in full swing, I chose a few pieces from the new collection that I could not only work out in (whether it be in the gym, hiking, walking our dog at the park, etc.) but also could incorporate into my fall wardrobe. The first two pieces I chose were the Block Luxe Cashmere Sweater and Stripe Luxe Cashmere Sweater. I plan to wear these sweaters on my walks, on my hikes and during yoga.
What I love about these sweaters are the oversized fit for easy movement, the comfort and how I can easily transition them from my workouts to my daywear with just a few accessories.
For this look, I simply added a trench coat, boots and a fedora. You would never know I just worked out in the top and bottom.
For this look, I added the 2 N 1 Parka from the Derek Lam 10C Athleta Collaboration, along with a pair of statement heels and a clutch. I am now ready for a day of meetings, lunch with friends, etc.
What I love about the 2 N 1 Parka is that it’s water resistant, making it perfect for rainy days and the fact that you get both a parka and sweatshirt that can be worn together or separately. I chose to wear just the Parka for this look, but you can see how I styled the sweater in my look below.
This next look something I would wear for cardio and/or strength training at the gym, walks at the park with my Weimaraner and typically something I end up staying in all day when I am just at home with the kids or running errands all day. I’m usually pretty cold when I first start working out, but when I start to warm up, I just tie the sweatshirt around my waist. I would wear this look as is, for a busy day of errands or playtime with the kids. For overcast or rainy days, I would wear the parka to and from the gym to keep me dry!
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This post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about the Derek Lam 10C Athleta collection, all opinions are my own.