The Grown Woman’s Guide to Athleisure (with Tips from Hollywood’s Top Stylist)
Top Hollywood stylist and busy working mom Karla Welch knows her sartorial stuff, whether she’s dressing Lorde for a music video (a vintage disco dress and Adidas Sambas) or Oprah for a cover shoot (Gucci moto jacket). We quizzed her—hard—about athleisure while she walked us through the collection at Six:02, a go-to boutique for chic workout gear.. And she rewarded us with brilliant advice on how over-30 women can negotiate the latest workout-inspired looks while still looking chic and age-appropriate.
A Comfy T-Shirt is Everything
Inspired by her own go-to working basic of choice, Welch designed her own line of T-shirts based on a classic men’s crew shape that’s been tailored for women to fit under jackets and layer under dresses.
Get the look: Karla x Hanes ($30)
If you love a color, make it work
Welch (and her clients) don’t wear a lot of color off the red carpet, but she’s no fan of avoiding bright hues. Therefore, if pink glitter sneakers capture your fancy, pair them with muted hues and be happy every time you glance down.
Crop tops + High waisted bottoms = Totally Doable
That small slice of abdomen around your ribs? It’s the most likely part of your midsection to appear toned, says Welch, and so it’s an age-appropriate and flattering way to wear this silhouette.