So the athleisure trend isn’t new — we know that. But it’s still going strong, and remains a popular style in light of today’s fitness trends. Even former POTUS, Barack Obama loves himself a bit of athleisure. If you look at it, athleisure isn’t all that bad. After all, to be able to go out in public wearing sweatpants with sneakers and call it stylish is a welcome respite compared to rollerskating stiletto heels.
What exactly counts as athleisure? The word has even been added into Merriam Webster’s unabridged dictionary and is defined as “casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use”. Simply put, it’s anything that can take you from the gym to any other appointments you have for the day ahead. Examples include pairing a shirt with sweatpants, sports leggings with sneakers jazzed up with a denim jacket, or wearing a tracksuit set. Here’s a tip on nailing this chic yet sporty style: Keep your workout pieces to a maximum of two items in your ensemble, and pair these with one structured piece of clothing to look less sloppy.
If you’re still at a loss on how to work the athleisure look, take a leaf out of these 10 influencers’ books for some outfit inspiration. Fitness not included.