Sports Luxe or Athleisure – a trend that has been around for years, but seems to be flaring up again and it’s a favourite for many.
Ever notice how so many women these days rock yoga pants and high-tech running shoes even when they’re just pushing a shopping trolley through the supermarket or picking up dry cleaning? When you google the definition of the “Sports Luxe“ you get :
“Sports Luxe is the definition of modern, comfy and cool.”
Sports Luxe basically means we can finally start wearing our gym clothes outside the gym and look socially acceptable and actually even fashionable. It’s the go-to look for an effortless yet fashionable girls and guys alike. Think messy buns, bomber jackets, lose comfy vests and t-shirts, fancy sweat pants and your beloved trainers. Fitness clothing is officially cool!
Fitness freaks everywhere are donning yoga pants and sneakers all the time, so is it making us healthier? Sure, wearing workout clothes outside the gym is more acceptable and trendy now, but there might be something else to it.
Does athletic wear actually incline us to work out? The latest psychological phenomenon called “enclothed cognition,” suggests that the clothing a person wears can trigger mental changes that positively affect their performance.
Researchers in the USA have coined the term “enclothed cognition” to describe the mental changes we undergo when we wear certain clothing. They suggests that the clothes you wear directly affect how we think and what we do.
Volunteers for the study were either outfitted in a lab coat or given nothing special to wear, and then performed attention-related tasks—at which those wearing lab coats proved considerably more successful.
I’m inclined to agree. I once read a blog about how to motivate yourself to work out more, and it suggested getting into your workout clothes could instantly inspire you to get to the gym – and it works! As soon as I’m in my sweatpants and trainers, going for a jog feels more natural and not at daunting. It makes sense that when you wear athletic clothing, you become more active and more likely to go to the gym and work out.
I’d love to hear your thoughts – do you also feel that when you work out, you look better and you feel better?