Dig out favourite trainers because we can now step out in sports shoes, leggings, loose-fitting tees and even jogging bottoms all in the name of Athleisure – officially our favourite EVER trend.
It’s not quite as simple as rolling out of bed and throwing on some mucky trackies and suddenly looking like a catwalk model though. Whilst the basics of this look are comfort classics you’ll need to style it right to create a perfectly polished look. Here we explain the basics of Athleisure to take your look from slob to sleek.
Make sure these pieces are in your wardrobe:
Trainers: forget heels, this trend all about a great pair of trainers.
Leggings or joggers: we’re not talking any old gymwear here- invest in a pair of branded leggings or jogging bottoms that are tapered and cuffed for a close fit.
Sports tops: cropped tops and hoodies are perfect when paired with a pair of leggings or jogging bottoms and bomber jacket. If you’re not quite ready to show off your tum opt for a loose-fitting sports jersey with mesh detailing.
A bomber jacket: HUGE in 2016 and set to be even bigger this year the loose-fitting bulky shape of a bomber is a must for creating this look. For a feminine look choose fresh pastel shades.
Whilst these are your essentials, this trend is fabulously versatile and you aren’t restricted to the above. Also, keep our golden rules in mind:
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise! sportswear is generally quite plain so make your outfit pop with jewellery… think 90s throwback gold hoops and chokers or delicate gold necklaces.
Wear a coat: one of the easiest ways to take your look from gym to street is to wear a coat. Whether it’s a loose-fitting vintage-inspired denim or bomber jacket, or a longer open duster coat they’ll add to your look on cooler days.
Cover your bum! If the thought of wearing leggings fills you with dread tie a checked or denim shirt around your waist. Acting as a super-cool bottom-covering skirt, it’ll tie in with your look without cramping your style.
Keep your workout clothes separate: if you are going to the gym keep your workout wear separate to your athleisure wear so you don’t to cross-contaminate fashion with fitness.