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Anti-Style Type: Athleisure Ashley

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Welcome to the Anti-Style types series! In this series I am breaking down BAD fashion and sharing actionable tips on how to correct these simple styling mistakes. In today's video is all about Athleisure Ashley. Athleisure Ashley loves to be comfortable and she loves to be sporty but we’re all a little unclear if she actually works out. Ashley has heard so much about this “athleisure” business but she never actually took the time to find out what it is. She figures it must mean wearing exercise clothes all day, everyday. We'll uncover what's really going on with Ashley and how she can easily update her style. What I'm Wearing: Sweater, Balmain Tee Shirt, Ann Demuelemeester Pants, Topshop Shoes, Loeffler Randall Earrings, Nordstrom Rack Services: Virtual Styling - https://laurenmessiah.com/shop/ Personal Style University- https://laurenmessiah.com/personal-style-university/ Buy Lauren’s Book- https://laurenmessiah.com/product/the... Style Freebies: Ultimate Wardrobe Checklist for Women: http://laurenmessiah.com/ultimate-wardrobe-checklist  ‘How To Dress Right For Your Body Type’ :  http://laurenmessiah.com/body-type-ebook  SUBSCRIBE for pro fashion tips, insider trends and new videos: http://bit.ly/1N7xVjn Connect with me on social media: Visit the Lauren Messiah WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/1wCjCxF Like me on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenMessiah Follow me on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1Tm2ruM Follow me on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1L4iGZ4 Follow me on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1WfU0Ah About me: I am a fashion expert, on-camera talent and a premiere personal fashion stylist in Los Angeles. I believe that style is for everyone. I work to educate and empower women through my daily dose of fashion advice, shopping guides and styling tips. Anti-Style Types: Athleisure Ashley http://www.youtube.com/user/StylistLaurenMessiah
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Roses Andino (4 months ago)
I do not want to be offensive with this comment. I just couldn’t sit back and watch how you are encouraging people around the world to judge others so wrongly, not that I really care how other people judge me but it’s very uncomfortable when people look at you wrong and not know why. It bothers me that 19k + people around the world now will feel free to think that they now why you are wearing your workout clothes to be out and about. I have never thought about any of the things you said or the article you speak of... instead I’m going to tell you why I wear my sports clothes most of the time... I drop of my kid to school then I go straight to the gym if after the gym I have to go run an aren then it’n smart for me to go back home and change so that people don’t see me in my workout clothes. Then when I get home I shower and change into a clean set of workout clothes because I take my daughter to her swim practice (6 times per week) and it’s not fun sitting for an hour in jeans ok. Thank you as you can see my reasons have not one thing to do with what you think or the article said. For the sake of re in forcing my opinion let me tell you that I do stay home, im not rich, and I don’t have body issues. I’m 5’4 and wait 140 I’m very happy with how I look and who I am. The world is already a chaotic place no one should add to it.
Oh, Lauren, don’t come to Boulder, CO, or you will have a stroke! 😆 Everyone here missed the memo and I wish your video could be broadcast into every home here! 😘 Btw, there *is* a 3rd type, and this may be the most common one where I live: many women here are super athletic; competitive cyclists, triathletes, ski racers, marathon runners, etc. They work hard at their sports, they have the hard bodies to show for it, and they want to show those bodies off. Athletic clothing can do that, as long as it isn’t oversized. Not saying that it’s a great fashion choice, but it’s definitely another type.
Duct_Tape Heart (9 months ago)
I loooooove athleisure. Very New York! Black Converse are my go-to sneakers for commuting (I change into nice shoes at work), ALWAYS a leather bag (backpack or messenger bag), a dress watch and real jewelry+ makeup keep this from getting messy, and I either do a real jacket (denim or classy coat) with trackpants/leggings, or a non-logo racerback or mesh detailed top w/an aline or bodycon midi. I think its super cute and playful, and a way to get the most wear out of my very specifically functional clothes. I arrive to the office or gym in this look and change into the rest of my outfit before settling in. It gets a lot of compliments!
Duct_Tape Heart (9 months ago)
Obsessed with that turtleneck!!! 😍 omg
Vicky Londres (9 months ago)
A type very present in my town, is the 40's or 50's lady who thinks it's ok to shop their teenager daughter closet, usually 2 sizes smaller than what they need. It doesn't look good in anyone, either the fit one or the chubby. And somehow, the chubby one is the most often culprit. I see Desperate Sally.
Angry Puff (9 months ago)
I need your outfit details!!
It is what It is (10 months ago)
I’m guilty of wearing athletic clothes out and about but to be fair I do work out almost everyday and don’t always have time to go home and get ready for a store trip.
J Porter (10 months ago)
I see this EVERYWHERE with women
C S (11 months ago)
“We have hot messes running the streets in lulu lemon..” so so TRUE! You should see my fellow school run moms, their work out gear costs more than my rent!!!!! 😂😂😂
Coco Luxe (1 year ago)
I love all your subjects and advise it’s genius!!! I would love to see way more pictures of the examples you are talking about. Bad examples and good. Even though I know what you’re talking about it would be cool to see visuals.
Rebellious Refinement (1 year ago)
I'm a combo of this and street walking sally 😂😂 I think bc I'm too lazy to try to find clothes that fit right and are comfortable. I have an hourglass figure, lift weights and a boob job. If I wear blouses that are larger to cover the boobs then I feel like it makes me look bigger. Pants are another hard one for me, I have a small waist and muscular legs and big butt and to add to that I'm 5'10. So leggings can be a real life saver in terms of time and comfort.
business professional (5 months ago)
Lol I was looking for someone who was willing to admit that this is them...you admitted to this and SWS double whammy!!! Lmbo
Owani Iroso (1 year ago)
Uh oh im border line but I'm recovering from a stroke. I do work out but lulumon isn't what I wear. And sweatsuits are easier to get in..ill do better lol
dominique007 (1 year ago)
This is very true this was me for a little while
Jessica Brooks (1 year ago)
This is so me 😂, especially sweats. However, I'm changing over, just washed all my sweats and out they go, donate the nice and throw away the bad. I am updating my style, I wore them because I wanted comfort being so busy (2 jobs, college student, starting my own business and I'm a mom), I wanted fuss free. But now I want to look good for me and present a good image for my company and show my daughter mommy knows how to dress 😂
Kathy J (1 year ago)
This needs to be featured on tv, because I really hate that style so much. And can I add that “LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS” 😡
Kathy Joyner But they are soooo comfortable 😍
Paperism (1 year ago)
I'm not sure this is me or not,lol. I love comfortable so when I'm in rush I'll put some baggy pant or yoga pant and pair with some black sleeveless so it will not too sloppy. Put some fancy sneakers and BAM! ready to go.
Valentina Lavado Polo (1 year ago)
anti-style videos. all seem the same.
Lucy W (1 year ago)
I am guilty of this crime, but I am trying to change my ways. T_T
Tracy Doverspike (1 year ago)
I'm tired of seeing teachers wear this to school on daily basis. You're a professional so dress like one. If you're the coach then I get it but not the biology teacher.
Mailén (1 year ago)
Wow! I can see the truth now... Thank you!
176Blue (1 year ago)
How does one go to the gym and not shower immediately afterwards?
Micaela Wedge (1 year ago)
I love getting blowouts. I do it weekly.
itsTay (1 year ago)
Where’s the lie?👀😂 I’m so guilty
Holly Cumming (1 year ago)
Ok I know I'm a niche group here - I've been bedbound for the last 2 years with an illness - I've become an athleisure ashley - and my illness prevents me from exercising so I can't workout to drop the weight. I really want to start feeling sexy / put together in my clothes again, but wearing jeans in bed just isn't comfortable. What are some good outfit options that are stretchy, made from soft materials, but look really put together and fashionable? All suggestions welcome! :) xxxxx (I tried on my old clothes but I can't get into them lol)
I fell into the athleisure trap during a protracted serious illness, too: pretty much homebound, but not bedbound. Comfort really is the top priority then, especially if you spend most of your time in bed! I’m a bit better now and am rebuilding a wardrobe that will help me feel confident again. Make sure that you have a few good (and fun!) outfits for doctor’s visits, etc. However, for everyday, maybe it’s best to focus on sumptuous loungewear instead. Silk and cashmere if you can afford it, or less expensive, but still super soft cotton/modal blends in flattering fits and colors that you love. No one needs to add unnecessary discomfort when they’re dealing with serious chronic illness; give yourself a break. You’re not being sloppy! I wish the very best for you. Know that you’re not alone, though I know it must feel like it sometimes. Sending hugs.... 🤗❤️🤗
Kathleen Bratti (8 months ago)
Try a brand called Yoga Jeans!
Sydney Freeman (1 year ago)
This made me laugh so much. I love wearing my lululemons basically daily as pants and I’m totally fine with it. I think a big part of it is being a busy student/working full time but on my rare days off sometimes I’ll opt for something more human appropriate.
Rachel Moore (1 year ago)
I think there's a third type in this activewear group which is just being lazy and also wanting comfort.
Rachel Moore (1 year ago)
We call it "Activewear" In Australia hahaha xx
Lisa Washmuth (1 year ago)
Ugh! I teach FASHION at a high school, and teens think leggings are pants. They don't get that they show a lot. They also wear pj's and slippers. Someone save me!
Amy Kimes (1 year ago)
Love this! I only wear workout clothes to the gym! I go home after I workout and get ready for the day. If I don’t, it’s because I worked out, then cleaned my house and have no other plans for the day. My daughter will call me out on it if I pick her up from school in the same clothes I dropped her off in. She’ll say “You’re going to get dressed tomorrow, right?!?”
Lidia Saysso (1 year ago)
Samantha (1 year ago)
This series is therapy. Thank you Lauren
Vanessa B (1 year ago)
That's so crazy! I feel the total opposite about wearing workout clothes! I NEVER wear workout clothes other than to the gym because I feel self conscious about not looking "fit enough." I feel like regular clothes - jeans, flowy dresses, trousers, et cetera, are much more flattering and can hide more. Super crazy! Love these videos!
Noble Strength (1 year ago)
Great advice!
SimplyKatexo (1 year ago)
you have started to swear sooooooo much more
Ajiya Doka (1 year ago)
This spoke to me so much. As a college student feeling the pounds add on and my athletic cloths have allowed me to hide it. On a mission to drop 20 pounds so wish me luck.
Pink Pepper (1 year ago)
Wow! Just had a peak of those pants Lauren. They look sweet.
BlaqueViolet (1 year ago)
Sweats are so sloppy and depressing but what about those cutesy Victoria's Secret Pink type of sweats and the like that you see some ladies wearing? I've seen pics of Rihanna wearing these types of sweats with a pair of heels.
Noshaba Crystal (1 year ago)
If you can hide the waist drawstrings? Laces? (i don’t know what they are actually called) then even better or buy some without those because if properly worn you could trick people into thinking that you are wearing fitted pants and not just sweats
Noshaba Crystal (1 year ago)
BlaqueViolet this is my opinion but I feel like sweats depends on the fit, color and type of fabric . If the sweats are very baggy you can definitely go for a crop top with a windbreaker type jacket and sneakers or strappy heels. If the sweats are more fitted or a slimmer fit you can wear it with a plaid jacket or shirt (with the buttons open) over a plain tee or with an off the shoulder top. Cold shoulders can turn anything classy + heels can change frumpy sweats to something more dressed up
Denice Bolden (1 year ago)
Thank you so much Lauren for this series, I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing Athleisure Ashley and her cousin Pajama Peggy when I'm out and about. Ladies, we are worth the time to look good, always.
memo2 (1 year ago)
My goodness, you look beautiful! Your hair is wonderful. Love these anti-fashion vids, lol!! Can't wait to see more. ❤
Leslie Carnes (1 year ago)
So my black INC stretchy pants are ok or not ok to wear with a long enough sweater to cover my booty? Obviously it's time for me to face the facts because I am wearing legging every day. Ugh... Thanks for the wake up call Lauren!
Za Ne (1 year ago)
I am about 1,55m and my course mate is really tall and she always happens to wear only leggings. So before lectures we sometimes meet in the elevator and her ass is always very near to my face, and sorry but it is not very beautiful. I know leggings are comfortable, but please don’t throw your defeat right into my face. Please don’t be that person :D this video made me laugh, thank you :D
Odglavedopet (1 year ago)
hi Lauren, these Anti-style series of yours are purely genious. I live on the other part of the globe (I'm a personal stylist from central Europe) but I find them sooooo true, accurate and relatable. based on my very own observation of style in my country (Slovenia), I would definitely add 'Average Ann' to the mix. you know, the kind of anti-style that is just so afraid from standing out in the crowd that she wears no colours, no patterns, no clothes/accessiories with personality - ever. she's just so afraid somebody would notice and comment that she overdressed (or overdid her makeup so she rather wears none). that's definitely the predominant anti-style type in my country. anyway, keep up the excellent work and I wish you lots of sucess and great clients!
S. Paula (1 year ago)
Odglavedopet That is Boring Betty here.
Jay Kay (1 year ago)
I think Lauren is a genius!! I loved when she asked us, "What three words describe your style?" Lauren changed my fashion life forever with that one simple question. BRAVO LAUREN!
Heather P (1 year ago)
'Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.' Karl Lagerfeld
Faye Carter (1 year ago)
Great message, Lauren. I love your vids!!
n0va (1 year ago)
SO TRUE! I recently started wearing leggings almost everyday I go out in public and I never realized it's because of my recent weight gain. I also do it to "blend in" the background because so many people dress sloppy/lazy here in the U.S so no one looks at me anymore. I would get complimented on my style before my weight gain, now no one notices me which is what I want now that I'm fat. Extra motivation to lose weight lol. P.S. No hate for chubby/fat people, it's just not for me.
Claire Kurdelak (1 year ago)
great. I just want to throw out there that it is an option to buy real clothes that fit now, even if one wants to take action to improve health or fitness, lose weight, whatever. you deserve decent clothes in the body you are in now!
n0va (1 year ago)
True. I am now in the process of losing weight. I am on a broke college budget so I bought some cheap Forever 21 outfits that look good on me now. I buy something new every 10-15 lbs lost. Fast fashion/thrift stores are a great place to shop for your "in-between" body. At goal weight I plan to invest in better pieces.
SeasonedDiva #1 (1 year ago)
Love these. I'm checking them off and checking myself!!
Lela Loreana Chehade (1 year ago)
Could you share the article when you find it?? I m really interested in reading it!
hannah*hazel (1 year ago)
This series doubles as the style evolution of Britney Spears
katzenstinken1 (1 year ago)
Those videos are so much fun!!! Love these anti style types videos. Great work Lauren ♥️
Georgia Thomson (1 year ago)
I’d piss you off if you ever see me walking around.
karen robinson (1 year ago)
These are really fun Lauren. Totally enjoying, k
Cynthia Alvarez (1 year ago)
From 2:21 to 3:18, she talks about examples but doesn't show any!, why no pictures never in this channel???, it's kinda frustaring because I do like the content but I NEED pictures
C S (11 months ago)
Cynthia Alvarez perhaps don’t watch, there’s lots of channels that show images, have a look around. Peace ✌️
Canadian97467 (1 year ago)
If you look at enough pictures, you'll eventually understand the concepts. It's actually more important to understand the concepts, so use Pinterest or Instagram to do relevant searches, and you'll eventually get it! :-)
SeasonedDiva #1 (1 year ago)
She's not really a picture person, but if you ask her she will usually do some. I asked her once. If she is doing clients she will show that also.
Blush Crown (1 year ago)
Haven't watched the video yet, but the name is killing ME 😂😂😂 I see Ashley everywhere here in PA!
ZitronellaPflaume (1 year ago)
Like Karl Lagerfeld once said "People who wear jogging pants have lost the control about their lifes" 😂 Great series ❤️
Lauren Messiah (1 year ago)
LOL!!! So good
ZitronellaPflaume (1 year ago)
Like Karl Lagerfeld once said "People who wear jogging pants have lost the control about their lives" 😂 Great series ❤️
kimtpcat70 (1 year ago)
Yes..I hate buttons
Owani Iroso (1 year ago)
kimtpcat70 me too LOL and zippers
Aurora Sartorialis (1 year ago)
I'm an anthropologist, and I study clothing as part of my research. I'd be fascinated to read that article you mentioned, but I'm not seeing it in the show notes. Any leads?
Maia Wijnhard (11 months ago)
I found this one: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/fashion/mom-uniforms-for-school-run-are-designers.html
Denisa Verčimáková (1 year ago)
Will it be possible to find your research somewhere online once it's finished? I would be really interested! Fingers crossed! 😊
eve m (1 year ago)
I was interested as well and I think I found it: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/opinion/sunday/poor-little-rich-women.html?referer=https://www.google.de/
La Tte (1 year ago)
Thanks for the great series! Very deep, interesting and diverse. Good job!
stefixoxo1 (1 year ago)
I see them all the time. Sometimes I feel over dressed on the weekends since everybody is wearing sneakers with messy buns everywhere and is not only women.
Marie Smith (1 year ago)
stefixoxo1 no, no keep dressing up dont be like them. Keep being super pretty and dressed up
Alexis Glover (1 year ago)
Your facial expressions are hilarious! I can tell how strongly hate it without even listening to you 😂😂😂. However, I'm guilty of this for sure! You are so on point with this though! It's addictive clothing bc it's comfortable...but yea GET IT TOGETHER Alexis! No more! Thanks for the motivation!
Lauren Messiah (1 year ago)
I have zero poker face. hahaha
Allison Allie (1 year ago)
Speaking the truth, Lauren! I'd love to read the article/study you refer to, please share. xx àllie
Lauren Messiah (1 year ago)
I'm looking for it. I posted it on my FB page ages ago and of course can't find it now. Stay tuned, I'm on the case.
Working Look (1 year ago)
Awesome video, Lauren!
Alexandra Alimova (1 year ago)
Your professionalism mixed with your personality is just priceless! Thank you, Lauren, you're amazing.
Sabrina Oliver (1 year ago)
Lauren!! I LIVE for all of your style series! xo
Lauren Messiah (1 year ago)
Thank you so much :)
Susie Roo (1 year ago)
Great series!! I work in retail. Do one on people who wear their pajamas to the store and we’re not talking about toddlers here lol
Brittany Payne (1 year ago)
THOSE ARE THE WORST. (I also work retail)
Bronwyn H (1 year ago)
Emily Pinkerton super appreciate this comment thank you 🙏🙏
Emily Pinkerton (1 year ago)
Bronwyn H I hear ya! I’m sorry if my comment came off as mean it wasn’t meant too! I was trying to point out that mental illness can explain why some people “stop caring” without stepping on anyone’s toes. I can actually kinda relate, bc I have depression myself. Some of the comments are kinda lighthearted(imo)- but I agree with you, a lot of them are very hateful. I think a lot of the ‘Pj Pamelas’ have either a mental disorder like depression or another health issue like you mentioned, not deserving of some of the hatefulness in this thread...it’s also not particularly helpful.
Bronwyn H (1 year ago)
All of these comments are a little insulting to be honest, while I avoid doing this at all costs, I have lupus and on a bad day I might have to go somewhere and honestly just changing my pants can be a struggle some days. I think it’s important to realize you have no idea what’s going on in someone else’s life, if I could ask anything of you all it would be try to be more compassionate and less judgemental.
Emily Pinkerton (1 year ago)
Lol, this is kinda funny bc I used to work in retail too! It’s kinda sad too though, I think a lot of people stopped caring due to severe depression...not taking care of yourself is a symptom of depression.

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