What's appealing about this look is that it makes it seem like people actually workout. I know it sounds weird, but that's the truth. People try to adopt the healthy and active lifestyles but when they can't commit they just try and "look the part." Another factor in the matter is that clothing companies have started making active wear look very stylish. It's usually very easy to put together an outfit with the most basic of athletic wear. It's not even only NIKE or Adidas clothing stores where you can purchase good quality and good looking sporty clothes. Victoria's Secret's PINK brand is all about sporty and cute.
Those are just a few reasons why I think the look is practical. Plus I get to wear some nice colorful running shoes or just flipflops, all day long. If you're wondering, I do go to the gym at my university, I'm a dancer, and I find myself running errands all the time. I don't always make healthy choices and I can be quite lazy but I make an effort. None-the-less, I really shouldn't have to justify why I wear something. Nobody should but since this is a discussion on the matter, I did.
Now finally, to my outfits. I have two basic looks where you can just switch out the tops and keep the bottoms the same, which makes it efficient.
The first look: Screened Tee and matching shoes
The blue and black screened t-shirt was from my high school's Key Club that was designed by the school's student board members. Anyone can design their own t-shirt; I even did it in high school for my clubs. A great site to use is Custom Ink. The black leggings can be found anywhere. My Nike's are Revolution 2 and the blue matches the blue on my t-shirt. The pink socks are probably from Target and match the pink in my shoes also. The purple reflective sunglasses are from the Color Me Rad 5-K I ran in awhile ago. Colorful glasses like these are popular so they can be found in a lot of different places.
The grey v-neck is from Target. The grey short sleeve cable knit cardigan was thrifted but a similar one can be found at Forever 21. This is what makes the outfit look a bit dressed up. The sunglasses were picked up from an accessories market. Underneath the shirt, I have on Victoria's Secret The Player cross-back sports bra in the color Marl and I'm wearing the same black leggings for my bottoms.