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All About Our New Essential Activewear Collection

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Alexis Mera Essential Collection
Photos by @corinnelouiephoto, from my collaboration with @thestyletheory_


You asked, we listened.

It's pretty clear, AM is known for fun and vibrant prints (and of course super soft fabrics). However, after a few requests for solids and because of my own desire for a little something something solid, I decided to switch things up a bit for my next collection. This collection is SOLID (in more ways than one). I was recently asked by PSFK, 'What Athleisure means to me?' 

“Athleisure is a sense of style and a lifestyle. It’s workout wear that doubles as work wear. It’s an outfit that seamlessly transitions from yoga to brunch and beyond. It’s about mixing and matching various pieces active and non-active creating a sporty, put together everyday look. It’s ‘Active Fashion’. I don’t think it’s going anywhere, as health and wellness are now prioritized over a night out. And I think that’s a good thing.”

Another reason why we need some solids in our life! Don't know about you, but I don't always want to be walking around with shapes on my legs, plus, wearing leggings to business meetings is awesome, and I'm not sure pineapples would fly outside of a Bikram Yoga meeting. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a good print! Adding color to your active wardrobe only provides more motivation to get up and go! But, I found myself mixing and matching my prints with solid pieces I have from other brands, so I decided to take things into my own hands and make a few of my own - I know you will love them just as much as I do! Don't fret, our prints are not going anywhere either! Can't wait to show you what we've been working on for fall, and they ALL mix and match perfectly with our Essential Collection.

All about that fabric, bout that fabric, bout that fabric.

I found an AMAZING activewear fabric from a fabric supplier in Los Angeles. It has various performance technologies such as Max-Dri moisture management technology for quick drying keeping skin dry to increase endurance in active environments, and MicroBlok technology - an anti-microbial treatment that prevents odor and growth of bacteria, fungi and mold, for a healthier and hygienic active lifestyle. 

It holds you in, in all the right places, and moves with your body. And don't you worry, it passes the squat test with flying colors! Promise. 

max-dri fabric technologymicroblok fabric technology

 

We sweat the details.

Alexis Mera Essential Crop Bra Design Details

Alexis Mera Essential High Waisted Legging Design Details

The first range of styles in the Essential Collection are color blocked Crop Bras & High Rise Leggings, offered in two everyday color combinations - Black/Navy and Anthracite/Black. All of the styles feature super cool textured mesh inserts for added ventilation and style, of course. As always, we use flat lock seams on all of our active leggings to keep you feeling comfortable and all pieces are ethically made in New York City.   

Wear our essentials to work and then to work out, I won't tell. 

Below are two looks I love, featuring our new Essential Styles

Alexis Mera Leggings
Essential High Rise Leggings in Anthracite & Black paired with Mesh Crewneck with Thumbholes in Black

Alexis Mera
Essential Crop Bra in Black & Navy paired with Jogger Pants in Navy & White Floral

 

But, when can I get my hands on them?

We're now taking pre orders for our new collection that is shipping September 15th. Click here for your first look. Keep up with new product drops on Instagram @alexismeranyc and our mailing list. No spam, just cool stuff! 

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