The “Athleisure” look used to baffle me. As a first year, I remember being shocked at how many women wore oversized shirts that covered their Nike shorts.
I thought the look kind of resembled a lamp shade. I didn’t understand the look everyone seemed to be wearing. Was it a matter of convenience? An easy class-to-gym outfit? Four years later, the trend is extant and I still don’t really get it, but believe me, I’ve worn it too over the semesters.
I am not judging Athleisure. In fact, I fully support it. I’ve realized during my time at UNC how many assumptions can be made just on the basis of what you wear.
Of course, this goes back to every mom ever saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but at the same time, no one ever listens to that.
When you see people on campus and check out their clothes, it’s so easy to make assumptions. “Oh, she’s definitely in a sorority,” you might think when you see a girl in the classic Athleisure combo. Upon seeing someone in a band tee shirt with The Smiths on it and start cataloging that person’s music tastes. We all categorize; we’re human.