How To Pull Off Athleisurewear Like A Fashion Girl

Harley Viera-Newton is a fixture of the downtown NYC scene for a reason. When she's not DJing into the wee hours, you can also spot this girl-about-town posing in front of cameras for modeling gigs. With her erratic, day-to-super-late-night schedule, it's no wonder the stylish Viera-Newton knows how to nail the athleisurewear trend on the head with a perfect balance of comfort and cool. All this makes Viera-Newton a natural pick for the latest face of the #mycalvins campaign. "I'm such a fan! I've been wearing Calvin Klein since I was little," Viera-Newton says with excitement. "It's such a timeless, classic brand. I love to invest in minimal basics that I can really live in, and all these pieces are such great wardrobe staples. There's an effortlessness about Calvin Klein that I love." The collection, which is available now exclusively at Opening Ceremony, features all the buttery-soft pieces we want to live in, too — sweats, T-shirts, denim, and accessories offered in an unfussy color palette of black, white, gray, and blue. The capsule pieces, emblazoned with the iconic "Calvin" logo, are also a major throwback to the retro vibe of '80s streetwear that (quite honestly) has never left our radar. Ahead, we caught up with the new face of the line, and got the lowdown on how to cop her athleisure look for ourselves.
What's your go-to denim look?
"I love a good pair of jean shorts and a good denim button-down shirt...hence the outfit from the shoot! And, I love that both [denim pieces] look even better as you start to really wear them in and they become your own." Why do you think "athleisurewear" is here to stay?
"I think there is such a great fitness trend going on right now, and the sportswear trend goes along with that. It's amazing to have a comfortable outfit you can throw on for running errands after the gym, and then continue about your day in." What are your favorite pieces from the shoot?
"Honestly, I haven't taken the sweat shorts off since this shoot. They are SO cosy! Calvin has also created cute sweatpants that I can leave the house in without feeling underdressed, so I am forever grateful (and they are never coming off)." How do you style your sweats for everyday wear?
"I've been wearing the sweat shorts with one of my favorite vintage T-shirts tucked into them and a pair of stacked-heel sandals." What's your favorite way to wear a boxy, cropped T-shirt?
"With a pair of high-waisted denim shorts or jeans. That way, you aren't actually showing too much skin." How do you look presentable in your gym clothes right after your workout?
"I am actually speaking to you right now still in my outfit from ballet class! I just make sure to attempt to fix my hair before I leave class, which usually means throwing it into a braid or bun." What do you look for in a sports bra?
"Most important is support (because I need it). But, I also like to keep them really simple, so that if I end up working out in just the bra, it's not a crazy print that I hate." What's your favorite place to shop?
"I do a lot of damage on eBay!"

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