In a single week, Blake Lively has expertly channeled a Renaissance queen and “…Baby One More Time”-era Britney Spears with her wardrobe. She’s proven to be quite the style chameleon, but there’s one look that she can’t quite master: athleisure.
After attending a Baby2Baby Mother’s Day event on Saturday afternoon, Lively decided to pay a visit to trainer Don Saladino—except, she didn’t change out of the pink-and-white Jenny Packham dress, bow-topped Christian Louboutin heels, and oversized Alison Lou earrings she wore to the first function. As she admitted in her Instagram Story late Sunday night, it can be tough to get back into leggings and ratty T-shirts after spending most of your public-facing life in couture gowns and six-inch stilettos. Relatable.
“I’ve never been great at ‘athleisure,'” Lively captioned a shot of her holding up two 20-pound weights in the gym in a not-quite-athleisure-at-all outfit. “Chill @donsaladino,” she added, evidently responding to the disapproving look her trainer is giving her in the photo. She rounded out the snapshot with an eye-roll emoji and an all-too-appropriate “wearin’ what I want” GIF sticker.
Lest you think Lively actually works out in heels, rest assured that the 30-year-old does, in fact, own a pair of running shoes: Back in February, the mom of two shared a photo on Instagram of her posing with her trainer and, yes, wearing black leggings and a matching sports bra—though the ensemble is, of course, many times more chic than most of what the rest of us wear on the treadmill.
It’s okay, Blake—we relate more to the Saturday Night Live interpretation of athleisure ourselves.
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