Athleta grand opening party
Main Street in Westport was the place to be this past Thursday night as the community came out to formally welcome Athleta to the neighborhood. JoyRide and Moffly Media sponsored the grand opening party and the always delicious The Granola Bar catered the event.
Athleta unveiled a big portion of their spring collection which consists of performance wear, including their new SONAR bottoms (think wicking, breathable interlock compression), in addition to their always super comfortable leisure wear – sweaters, sweatshirts, and other items to take you to and from your workout and into your everyday busy life.
Those that know me personally know that I am no fashion expert. While I love my Choos, my ‘mom of 3’ and fitness blogger lifestyle usually means I’m in my workout gear and yoga pants. So, instead of giving you my favorite picks from Athleta (grey sweatshirts anyone?), I enlisted my talented and always put together friend who just so happens to be a professional stylist, Tara Roseme of My Wardrobe Style, to help us find the ‘must have’ pieces of Atheta’s spring collection…
Tara fell in love with Athleta’s “Fuse” Vest as it is a perfect piece for spring layering.
The “Fuse Jacket” also caught Tara’s eye because the vertical lines up and down the torso are very slimming.
According to Tara, mesh is a current trend but be careful not to wear too much. Less is more here and the Citytime Sweatshirt is one of Tara’s favorites…
The Gel Chaturanga Capri has more character than your basic black but isn’t distracting.
The cropped sweatpant look is popular this spring and will take you into summer…
What do I personally like most about Athleta? Talls and petites have the option to order online for their specialty sizes in many of the styles. Athleta also carries plus and maternity sizes. The pieces I own are comfortable and well made and I find myself wearing those pieces over and over and over again.