We recently did a poll on our Instastories about this trend and we had a resounding request for it! This trend looks like it’s here to stay and we understand why. Not only is it extremely practical for running around town, going to and from the gym or getting on the floor with your kids – it’s amazingly comfortable!
While running tights and warm up jackets can technically pass for day to day wear, we think you can add an elevated twist to this trend to make it more street friendly. Some of our stylists have a hard time envisioning gym clothes as day to day wear, so we have some tips as well for those who aren’t quite on the athleisure bandwagon just yet!
A fun way to elevate your athleisure work and add some interest, is to focus on a fun patterned bottom! We love this for its comfort and versatility! If your legs aren’t your favourite feature, look for larger scale patterns to camouflage any problem areas. Joggers, leggings, yoga pants, capris and shorts can all pass for bottoms in this trend! Perfect for summer to beat the heat, as most athletic wear fabrics have moisture wicking abilities built in, to keep you cool! Check out these looks below for some inspo!
While some black yoga pants and an oversized t-shirt will pass for the gym, the athleisure look steps it up a notch! Interesting details like cut out backs, tie fronts and cropped styles make layering key! Throw on a subscribers favourite, the Alison Sheri layering tank, available in a ton of fun colours! This acts as a base layer to add comfort and a pop of colour. Try to pull some colours from the pattern on your pants – or get really wild and try pattern mixing! For more tips on this trick, check out this post from our archives to get started.
If you’re not fully on board with this trend yet and want to ease into it, we always suggest pairing a denim jacket over athleisure pieces to dress it up a bit. Casual every day dresses are also a great starting point for this trend, paired with sneakers! We love our Everyday Sneaker for these looks, both affordable and comfortable, and available in a ton of different colours and patterns! Subscribers, stay tuned for these fun shoes to add to your athleisure looks!
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