What is jetleisure?

Just as we were all getting used to athleisure, another fashion term comes along to confuse us and spike our interest. But what is jetleisure?

Coined by Grazia writers (the same people who popularised the term athleisure to begin with), jetleisure is the latest fashion buzzword. It reers to the most insta-worthy clothing iteams that you could possibly pack for your holidays. Practicality is out, and bold colours, sculptural shapes and slogans are in.

Want to get on board with the trend? Here are the key items you need to find before you book your plane ticket.

The Beach Dress

Every blogger knows that finding the right beach dress for potential Instagram snaps is crucial. Whether they’re planning on using Santorini’s VSCO-effect views as a backdrop or Bali’s ‘#nofilter’ beaches, the dress is a must.

The Sun Hat

The sun hat is undoubtedly one of the most important accessories when it comes to perfecting the beach look this season. And one of brands to look out for is Eugenia Kim. With slogan-embroidered straw hats aplenty, there’s never been a more Instagrammable accessory.

The ‘It’ Swimsuit

We’re looking at Instagram heavyweights Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Never has there been such hype surrounding thigh-cut one-piece swimsuits (well, since the eighties anyway). So much so, that someone has searched for the cult garment every five minutes this year.

The Basket Bag

Yes, we’re still blabbing on about the basket bag. But who can blame us? While browsing the Internet for potential buys, words such as ‘fun’ and ‘bright’ crop up quite often so make sure to bag a basket number complete with pompoms and embroidered wording.

OK, so you’ve probably figured out by now that jetleisure is really just another word for ‘holiday clothing’. But the good news is that this is one trend that you can commit to without re-stocking your entire wardrobe. Just remember – it’s all about getting that perfect holiday snap. So plan your outfits around your surroundings, choose at least one stand-out piece, and pose, pose, pose.

Athleisure goes mainstream

Once upon a time, gym clothes were baggy, smelly and sweaty. Not anymore. Workout clothes has gone through a revolution in the past few years – so much so that it is now known by another word. Athleisure. And this is the year that athleisure goes mainstream.

Unlike regular gym clothes, athleisure is designed to be worn anytime, anywhere. It is colourful, flattering, stylish and comfortable – plus, it might just inspire you to exercise!

But before you splash out on fancy tracksuits, read on for the ultimate guide to athleisure…

The pretty sports bra

We all have that elusive sports bra that’s far superior to the rest of your collection. You know, the kind that’s so comfortable and chafe-free, you strategically wear it for, say, a lazy Sunday (and, hey, maybe even to work on Monday, too) before deigning to get it sweaty in a spin class. The key to a great sports bra is wide, soft straps, and a bright colour that you won’t mind peeking out from under a shirt.

The slouchy pants

Kim and Kanye have been working the leather sweatpants look for a while now, and it’s starting to catch on. Wear with heels for a glam take on the look, or statement trainers for a tougher silhouette.

A work-out tank

The best workout tanks come with a surprisingly supportive built-in bra and the magical ability to smooth without suffocating. Choose a tank with crisscrossed back detailing that makes it just as acceptable at a nice dinner out, too.

Leggings

Every woman has that one pair of leggings that go with everything – as Refinery 29 puts it, “leggings chic enough to wear in lieu of pants, once a week”. The trick is to choose a thick fabric (check, check and double check that they aren’t see-through) with some sort of pattern or cut-out detail to add interest.

As athleisure goes mainstream, expect to see plenty of other gym-to-café staples filling the High Street. As ever, quality is key – especially if you plan to work up a sweat in your chosen ensemble. Choose pretty, durable pieces which work with your existing wardrobe and you will be nailing the athleisure look in no time!