It’s time for some good news for anyone who loves comfy clothing. Athleisure isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! The trend that first made waves when the pandemic hit has been increasingly popular as seasons go by, and if you haven’t got on board with it yet, now’s your chance.
During those long lockdowns, when we were forced to stay home, it only made sense that we would wear athleisure. Joggers, oversized t-shirts and sweatshirts are all perfect to cosy up into while bingeing Netflix. And now, even though life has gone back to how it was pre-pandemic, our busy schedules and hectic lives call for clothing that is more practical and comfortable. Why give up on that?
So when it comes to blurring the lines between fashion and function, what better trend to follow than athleisure clothing? Not only is it versatile, but it also allows you to look fashionable without sacrificing comfort. From classic tights to statement joggers and sneakers, this article will give you the inspiration you need to rock athleisure like a fashionista. So, read on and discover how you can easily create athleisure outfits.
Basic t-shirts with long sleeves are great for your wardrobe, especially on chilly mornings or late nights. The best way to pick full-sleeved t-shirts is by selecting soft and cosy materials. Other details like a flattering cut or attractive graphics will add to the style.
For women, the raglan-sleeved sweatshirt from Kappa that combines two trends – athleisure and pastel hues – is a great option, while men can try Puma’s red sports t-shirt with a button placket.
Another basic that is a must-have for athleisure outfit ideas is a half-sleeved tee. The beauty of the classic t-shirt is that it can be worn for various occasions, from running errands to grabbing brunch with friends. And you can have fun experimenting with different accessories for your outfit to stand out.
Elevate your basics by trying Kappa’s round-neck sports t-shirt with white accents for women and the solid sports t-shirt from Kappa for men. Both t-shirts are in a soothing lavender hue – perfect for the season.
You can switch up your athletic wear fashion by swapping your t-shirts for tank tops. The sleeveless silhouette is ideal for the hot, sweaty months and you can show off your toned arms if you like. You can pair your tank tops with tights or shorts to balance out the loose fit.
Kappa’s printed tank top in black, embellished by the motivational typography “Step Up”, is an exciting option for women. For men, the green mint athletic tank top from Kappa will add some edge to their look.
If you prefer a minimalistic approach to your athleisure fashion, you can simplify your look by just wearing a sweatshirt with joggers or track pants. Sweatshirts are usually super comfortable to wear, and they give you that relaxed and laidback vibe.
Kappa’s navy blue sweatshirt for women is versatile enough to be paired with various looks. The pink stripes and the typography on the chest add to its style. A similar sweatshirt for men can be found in Adidas’ hooded sports sweatshirt in blue, designed with the iconic stripes the brand is known for.
Track pants are another essential anyone serious about athleisure fashion should have. The full-length pants are so comfortable you will never want to take them off. Look for track pants with unique details like fun prints, bold stripes or bright colours to make them more interesting.
The pink elasticated track pants for women from Kappa are a great example of this, as they are detailed with a tie-dye print. Proline has its own take on this for track pants for men in a monochrome palette.
The more lightweight and flexible option, joggers are a big part of athleisure wear outfits. The sporty pants can be just as easily worn when shopping as when heading for a run in the park.
If you like solid colours, Kappa’s pastel blue elasticated joggers for women are a good bet. Fame Forever Active also has some stylish choices, like the textured teal blue pair.
If you want comfort and style while showing off a hint of skin, then shorts are what you need for the best athleisure outfits. They are perfect for a casual day out or even a night out with friends if you pair them with the right accessories. They are so versatile they can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
Take these shorts for women from Kappa. The white sports shorts that sit above the knee have a swirly blue pattern that uplifts their style. And for a more fun take, men can try the turquoise blue sports shorts from Kappa with motifs of the logo splashed all over the fabric.
When it comes to accessories, the key to nailing the athleisure wear trend is having a pair or more of sneakers. They really tie together the entire outfit while also giving you the ultimate comfort to go about your day undisturbed.
Puma’s running shoes in black and pink are a stylish and comfy option for women. And for men, the lace-up sneakers from Puma, detailed with colourful stripes, are sure to grab attention wherever you go.
Speaking of accessories, you can’t put together the best athleisure looks without including a smartwatch. Not only are they exactly what every fitness enthusiast needs to keep track of their health, but they add a pop of visual interest to your overall look.
Women can easily team Fastrack’s orange Reflex Play smartwatch with any athleisure wear clothing, including an all-black outfit. Men can turn to Titan’s colour-blocked smartwatch for a more understated look when they wear athleisure.
If you really want to make your athleisure wear fashion stand out, don’t be afraid to play around with a few more accessories like bags or backpacks. You can choose a bag to fit your personal style. A hands-free approach with the functional backpack or the catchier look with the duffle bag slung on your elbow – both have their own appeal.
Ginger’s solid beige backpack is a cute choice for women. The pompom attachment to the zipper gives it a feminine touch. Men can try the blue and red printed backpack from Wildcraft to pair with their athleisure clothing.