Wish you could just wear yoga pants everywhere? Well, you can! In this edition of What to Wear, stylist Jamie Yarbrough of Style By Jamie Lea put together nine fabulous outfits for three upcoming February events. She lets us in on the styling secrets for taking the trendy “athleisure” look from the yoga mat to a night out on the town. So you’ll not only look chic, but also feel comfortable as you tackle this month’s social events. Take it away, Jamie!

Casual wear has taken the fashion industry by storm in the past several years. And with celebrities like Kate Hudson, Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson and more launching their own “athleisure” lines left and right, it seems the trend is here to stay. Athleisure is clothing that is intended to be worn while working out, but can also be worn for other daily activities, such as work and social events. Who would have ever thought athletic wear would become the everyday norm?! Of course, appropriately styling your athleisure wear is key to making it a chic, everyday look, as opposed to a gym uniform. Cover what needs to be covered — y’all know what I mean! — and add the right shoes and thoughtfully layered accessories to make your outfit complete.

To prove how savvy styling can make athleisure suitable for almost any occasion, I’ve created some outfits from Hot Yoga Plus, Chocolat and Heather Boutique and Spa, along with some fabulous accessories from Eclectic Eye and Joseph! Our models this month are Hot Yoga Plus manager and instructor Rachel Russ and instructors Laura Gray McCann and Margaux Bolton. These fabulous yogis show us how easy it is to go from studio to soirée in style, while also impressing us with their astounding yoga poses!

The Event: Power Yoga Class at Hot Yoga Plus

  • February 1, 2017
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Hot Yoga Plus – Memphis studio at 416 Grove Park Road, Memphis, TN 38117
  • First-time students free; $20 one-time drop-in fee; and other price packages available.
  • For more information, visit hotyogaplus.com.

What better way to put these athleisure looks to the test than with a power yoga class? In the Power Yoga class at Hot Yoga Plus, instructor Margaux Bolton takes you through a smooth, continuous set of movements that deepen the breath, develop core strength, increase endurance and challenge balance and flexibility. You will leave these classes sweaty, but soul-nourished, and with renewed mental and physical energy. Namasté to that!

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What to wear? The yoga studio will be heated between 80 and 90 degrees, so pure workout-level athleisure wear is key, and there is a surprising variety of choices around town with great options. Hot Yoga Plus, of course, is a great place for yoga clothing and accessories, and while you might not think to look for athleisure at Heather Boutique and Spa and Chocolat, both boutiques have great options to take you from your workout to other activities throughout your day.

Rachel, Margaux and Laura Gray inspire us with their yoga poses, showing us how easy it is to move in this athleisure apparel.

Rachel, Margaux and Laura Gray inspire us with their yoga poses, showing us how easy it is to move in this athleisure apparel.

Look #1:

Margaux is shown here wearing, from Heather Boutique and Spa, MPG blue t-shirt, $34, and an MPG Vitalize crop legging, $68.

Margaux is wearing, from Heather Boutique and Spa: MPG blue t-shirt, $34; MPG Vitalize crop legging, $68

Look #2:

Rachel wears from Hot Yoga Plus: Beyond Yoga mesh long legging, $89.99; Varley Ash python-print crop tank, $53.99

Rachel wears from Hot Yoga Plus: Beyond Yoga mesh long legging, $89.99; Varley Ash python-print crop tank, $53.99

Look #3:

From Chocolat, in La Maison Antiques, Laura Gray sports the Beyond Yoga slinky three-quarter-sleeve t-shirt, $66; Beyond Yoga high waisted legging, $89, and her own white tank. This is a great option for a modest, but comfortable, workout look. Throw on a scarf and tennis shoes after class, and you’re ready to conquer your day.

Laura Gray wears her own white tank, and from Chocolat, in La Maison Antiques: Beyond Yoga slinky three-quarter-sleeve t-shirt, $66; Beyond Yoga high-waisted legging, $89. This is a great option for a modest, but comfortable, workout look. Throw on a scarf and tennis shoes after class, and you’re ready to conquer your day.

The Event: The Memphis Open

  • February 11-19, 2017
  • See the Memphis Open schedule for match times.
  • The Racquet Club of Memphis at 5111 Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN 38117
  • Tickets for single matches range from $11 to $120, depending on the game; and finals weekend packages start at $206.
  • For more information, visit memphisopen.com.

Tennis fans will be in heaven as the Memphis Open is in full swing February 11 through 19. It’s one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP World Tour and the only indoor ATP event contested in the United States. A list of past men’s champions reads like a “Who’s Who” of the tennis world: André Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras.

What to wear? You’ll want to be comfortable yet chic, so an everyday-worthy athleisure look is the way to go. Transforming your workout clothing to everyday wear may seem like a daunting task, but if you follow some simple style tips, it will be a snap! Your greatest option for achieving a stylish look is layering. There are endless options, such as a jacket, cardigan, sweatshirt or scarf from Chocolat or Heather Boutique and Spa, some stylish sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, a cute tennis shoe and a fabulous bag.

These fashionable yogis are ready for the day in these purposely layered outfits.

These fashionable yogis are ready for the day in these purposely layered outfits.

Look #1:

From Heather Boutique and Spa, Margaux wears MPG center tights, $76; MPG Chia top, $52; MPG vest, $90; MPG gym bag, $90, and her own shoes. This long vest makes the perfect cover up over a t-shirt and tights. To add to the sporty feel of this outfit, put on a cute pair of high-top tennis shoes.

Margaux wears her own shoes and, from Heather Boutique and Spa: MPG center tights, $76; MPG Chia top, $52; MPG vest, $90; MPG gym bag, $90. This long vest makes the perfect cover-up over a t-shirt and tights. To add to the sporty feel of this outfit, put on a cute pair of high-top tennis shoes.

Add a groovy pair of shades like these Krewe du Optic Ward rose-gold mirrored sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, $295.

Add a groovy pair of shades like these Krewe du Optic Ward rose gold mirrored sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, $295.

Look #2:

Rachel wears her own denim jacket and shoes to jazz up her outfit! She is sporting Tekki New Moon hot pant, $71.99; Beyond Yoga racerback, $67.99 and Spiritual Gangster Dreamer tank, $39.99, all from Hot Yoga Plus.

Rachel wears her own denim jacket and shoes to jazz up her outfit, and from Hot Yoga Plus: Tekki New Moon hot pant, $71.99; Beyond Yoga racerback, $67.99; Spiritual Gangster Dreamer tank, $39.99

An aviator is always a fashionable and sporty option to go with your everyday athleisure outfit. Choose a classic aviator like this Ray Ban from Eclectic Eye, $200.

An aviator is always a fashionable and sporty option to go with your everyday athleisure outfit. Choose a classic aviator like this Ray Ban from Eclectic Eye, $200.

Look #3:

Chocolat has great options from the brand Beyond Yoga. Laura Gray wears the Beyond Yoga fleece convertible cardigan in evergreen, $125; Beyond Yoga essential legging in black steel, $101; AMB white tank, $27; Blue Pacific scarf, $64; and her own shoes. I love that the fleece convertible cardigan can also be worn as a pullover. A multipurpose piece is always a wonderful wardrobe option. Then, finish the look with a cute oversized pair of sunglasses like these LGD Krewe du Optic frames from Eclectic Eye, $215.

Laura Gray wears her own shoes and from Chocolat: Beyond Yoga fleece convertible cardigan in evergreen, $125; Beyond Yoga essential legging in black steel, $101; AMB white tank, $27; Blue Pacific scarf, $64. I love that the fleece convertible cardigan can also be worn as a pullover. A multipurpose piece is always a wonderful wardrobe option. Then, finish the look with a cute oversized pair of sunglasses, like these LGD Krewe du Optic frames from Eclectic Eye, $215.

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When worn as a cardigan, this Beyond Yoga fleece top has the cutest “peek-a-boo” back to show off your tank underneath.

When worn as a cardigan, this Beyond Yoga fleece top has the cutest “peek-a-boo” back to show off your tank underneath.

The Event: Meritan Mardi Gras at High Cotton Brewing Co.

  • February 17, 2017
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • High Cotton Brewing at 598 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103
  • $10 suggested donation
  • For more information, visit meritan.org.

Don your beads and head to High Cotton Brewing Co. for an evening of Big Easy-style fun! For a suggested donation of $10, you get one of High Cotton’s complimentary on-tap brews, a cool pint glass, koozie, all the beads you could possibly wear and even some authentic King Cake! Funds raised at this Mardi Gras bash will go to support Meritan’s mission of improving well-being and promoting independence through home health services, foster care for children, intellectual and developmental disability services and job training for senior citizens.

What to wear? Kick your athleisure outfit up a notch by coordinating the perfect pieces together to make an outfit worthy of a night out on the town. Just by adding some booties or heels, you can make these athleisure outfits blend into your everyday life, and they will take you wherever you need to go, including a Mardi Gras soirée at the brewery! See how we elevate athleisure to pure elegance with these garments and accessories from Hot Yoga Plus, Chocolat, Heather Boutique and Spa, Eclectic Eye and Joseph.

Rachel, Margaux and Laura Gray enjoy a moment of laughter during our photo shoot at the Laurelwood shopping center court yard on a breezy afternoon.

Rachel, Margaux and Laura Gray enjoy a moment of laughter during our photo shoot at the Laurelwood Shopping Center courtyard on a breezy afternoon.

Margaux is ready for whatever comes her way in this stylish outfit from Heather Boutique and Spa. She wears Lysse Vita Wide Leg pant, $92; 3 Dot long fit black tank $57, MPG Sian trench $150; and her own shoes. She also wears Krewe du Optic Breton sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, $295. You would never guess what she is wearing is all athleisure! This is total sporty elegance!

Margaux is ready for whatever comes her way in this stylish outfit from Heather Boutique and Spa: Lysse Vita Wide Leg pant, $92; 3 Dot long fit black tank, $57; MPG Sian trench, $150; and her own shoes. She also wears Krewe du Optic Breton sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, $295. You would never guess that she is wearing all athleisure — this is total sporty elegance!

Check out the beautiful floral detail on the back of this trench coat — a surprising element you don’t want to miss!

Check out the beautiful floral detail on the back of this trench coat — a surprising element you don’t want to miss!

From Hot Yoga Plus, Rachel wears the Vimmia metallic long legging, $131, Varley Manning sweatshirt, $99.99; Hard Tail racerback tank, $52 and her own shoes, necklace and earrings. Don’t forget to complete the outfit with a structured bag, like this Clare V. black suede bag from Joseph, $480, and sunglasses like these Chanel aviators from Eclectic Eye, $470. Treat this legging just like you would any other legging and jazz it up with a cool sweatshirt, necklace and heel to go to lunch or evening drinks with your girlfriends!

Rachel wears her own shoes, necklace and earrings, and from Hot Yoga Plus: Vimmia metallic long legging, $131; Varley Manning sweatshirt, $99.99; Hard Tail racerback tank, $52. Don’t forget to complete the outfit with a structured bag, like this Clare V. black suede bag from Joseph, $480, and sunglasses like these Chanel aviators from Eclectic Eye, $470. Treat this legging just like you would any other legging and jazz it up with a cool sweatshirt, necklace and heel to go to lunch or evening drinks with your girlfriends!

Laura Gray looks so comfy and stylish in Chocolat’s Beyond Yoga fleece drape cardigan in black, $145; Beyond Yoga sweatpant jogger, $99; Melie Bianco crossbody handbag, $70; and her own shoes. This completely comfy outfit just became elegant and edgy with the heels and bright colored handbag. Not to mention the eye-catching Chanel sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, $350! Joggers and heels aren’t for everyone, but if you are daring enough to pull it off you will be the envy of them all!

Laura Gray looks so comfy and stylish wearing her own shoes and from Chocolat: Beyond Yoga fleece drape cardigan in black, $145; Beyond Yoga sweat pant jogger, $99; Melie Bianco crossbody handbag, $70. This completely comfy outfit just became elegant and edgy with the heels and brightly colored handbag. Not to mention the eye-catching Chanel sunglasses from Eclectic Eye, $350! Joggers and heels aren’t for everyone, but if you are daring enough to pull it off, you will be the envy of them all!

Thanks to our inspiring models Rachel Russ, Laura Gray McCann and Margaux Bolton and Hot Yoga Plus at Laurelwood Shopping Center for the perfect setting for our photo shoot!

Thanks to Micki Martin for the awesome photos!

And thank you to Stylist Jamie Yarbrough of Style by Jamie Lea! For a closet refresh or wardrobe consultation with Jamie, visit stylebyjamielea.com or call (901) 257-9070.

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