Happy Monday, babes! Let’s talk about my favorite trend: athleisure. You’ve heard me talk over and over about this trend but do you know what it is? Or how to create your own look that has you looking like you just got a major workout in but still looking trendy AF? Today I’m going to be breaking down what athleisure is, how the trend has evolved, ways to wear athleisure, fall athleisure styling tips, how to create the perfect athleisure look, where to shop for athleisure pieces, and 5 athleisure outfit ideas.
What is athleisure?
Athleisure is defined as casual, comfortable clothing designed to be suitable both for exercise and everyday wear. This trend is the perfect blend of style and function that can be worn to the gym, grocery store, and everything between. Athleisure can be worn by anyone, no matter their size or shape.
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How the trend has evolved?
What started out as a yoga pant and workout tank trend has quickly evolved. Now there are so many ways to style athleisure. From leggings and a sweater to leggings paired with a sweatshirt, denim jacket, and a hat, there’s an athleisure look for everyone. This trend has gone from an outfit you wear to the gym followed by lunch with a friend to an outfit you can wear if you hate working out.
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Ways to wear athleisure?
Are you new to the athleisure trend? I’ve got you covered. Here is a little guidance on how to style this trend 3 ways that will work for any occasion.
- If you are actually going to the gym or going to a workout class, you can still look trendy AF while being sweaty AF. When it comes to selecting your workout gear, select items that are sleek versus oversized. Black leggings with a cute detail or mesh (like these and these) are a great option. Next up, choose a cute tank top such as this one. Layer the outfit with a sleek half zip and finish off the look with a trendy workout bag, hat, and sunnies.
- Not heading to workout? No problem! Simply create a casual athleisure look with these tips!
- Start with your pants.
- Choose your shirt.
- Add casual pieces.
- Want to completely change-up the athleisure look? This is a little bit more tricky than the outfits mentioned above but it’s definitely doable. All you need to do is wear a normal outfit and throw on some athleisure pieces. Some ideas would be to throw on a t-shirt dress, tie a shirt around your waist, and pair the look with tennis shoes and/or a baseball hat. Another option is to pair a sweatshirt with a skirt or layer over a dress. This completely dresses down the look and leaves you trendy, yet comfy AF.
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Fall Athleisure Styling Tips:
Add an additional Piece //
The rule of thumb always used to be take off a piece before leaving your home but I’m telling you to throw on another piece. While a pair of leggings and hoodie is a great outfit, throwing on a baseball hat and/or a leather jacket is the perfect way to finish off your look.
Proportion is Key //
When it comes to picking out clothes, don’t choose all baggy or all tight-fitting pieces. A pair of leggings with an oversized jacket or a cropped, boxy sweatshirt is a great option. One thing to keep in mind is your body type. If you prefer looser fitting pants versus leggings, opt for a pair of joggers or another type of workout pants.
Color Coordinate //
Matching tracksuits are so early 2000s. Hey, Juicy Couture and PINK sweatsuits! Leave those looks behind and instead of wearing the same color, make sure your pieces color coordinate. Your sneakers are a great way to tie in your look.
Throw in Some Higher-End Pieces //
A leather jacket or luxury handbag can really transform your outfit. If you aren’t going to the gym, adding these touches will really elevate your outfit. Don’t have a high-end piece? No worries! But if you have a piece you love, add it to your athleisure outfit.
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Popular Athleisure Brands
I’ve been a huge fan of Nike for as long as I can remember. When it comes to finding affordable and good quality clothes, I always turn to Nike for all of my trendy workout gear. I love that most of their items coordinate with other pieces so you can create a complete look at one spot. The other brands can definitely be intermixed together to create a look you’ll love.
Affordable Athleisure Brands
Lately Walmart has really stepped up their clothing game. Since our small town doesn’t have much to shop at, I’ve been skimming the racks at Walmart while I do some of my shopping. They have amazing workout leggings that are thick, trendy, and super budget friendly. Walmart would be a great spot for anyone, especially someone who is trying out the athleisure and wants to play around with it before investing in some higher end pieces.
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How to pull together the perfect athleisure outfit:
If you’re new to the whole athleisure trend, here’s a great guide on how to pull together your own athleisure outfit. From this list, combine 2-4 pieces and you’ll be good to go.
- Denim Jacket
- Leather Jacket
- Puffer Vest
- Moto Jacket
- Wool Coat
- Utility Vest
- Tank Top
- Oversized Tee
- Fitted Tee
- Utility Jacket
- Trench Coat
- Baseball Hat
- Trendy Workout Bag
- Oversized Scarf
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Be sure to check out the other bloggers’ fall athleisure looks by clicking the links below! (top left to bottom right) They are all so cute!