We’re so glad we live in a world that embraces fitness clothing and has created a global trend out of it. The key thing about athleisure style is that it offers a fine balance between being comfortable and being fashionable – a mix every stylish traveller will tell you they can’t do without.
But what if you’ve never been into fitness clothing? Well, for starters, you can’t decide to wear just any set of ‘gym’ clothes to travel, there’s an art to rocking the athleisure look.
First things first, what is Athleisure?
Athleisure is an easy-to-wear hybrid of gym wear and street sartorialist. Since 2014, the trend has been steadily rising, and thankfully so. We love saying yes, to any and every opportunity to be comfortable while looking stylish. And, fortunately, for comfort-loving women everywhere, it doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down.
There are many ways you can make athleisure work for you. Be your own style muse and get inspired by your personal taste, the things you already have and love and try to incorporate them with other athleisure pieces for everyday looks.
Color-blocking is a fun way to brighten your look, but you can never go wrong with a palette of neutrals like grey, black or white. And, if you fancy black (or any other color) leggings, be sure to choose ones that are thick enough to cover you in all the right places. Most of all—have fun and make it your own.
Keep on reading to see how to wear athleisure like a pro.
A hoodie is one of the solid building blocks to athleisure. They now come in different fabrics and designs. In the cooler months, it’s the layering piece that you want, and let’s be real—you need it for the cold—to pair with your pullover knits or under a denim jacket. In the warmer months, easily tie it around your waist if you get too hot or pair it with a loose pair of joggers and slip-on sneakers when the air conditioner is set at arctic.
A distressed athleisure set is an ultimate way to announce your uber coolness anywhere. This look is recommended for shorter flights when travelling otherwise you’d have to cover yourself in a cardigan or think about layering up as the temps in the plane drops on longer flights.
Leggings are the champion piece that everyone deserves in their athleisure wardrobe. What could feel more delightfully comfortable than your favorite pair? A lot of seasoned travellers know that leggings are a versatile piece of clothing required for any trip. They can be paired with a tee, a loose fitting top and if you are going to a cold region, you can throw on a puffer jacket to keep the ensemble looking very stylish.
The athleisure trend isn’t just about stepping into sneakers anymore. Athleisure pieces can also be paired with heels and statement accessories that you wouldn’t normally wear to the gym. Be sure to opt for a colourful set and bold colours have a way of making you look fun and vibrant.
Another look to lock down would be styling a pair Jeggings. These are leggings that are made to look like skin-tight denim jeans. Yes, they work very well especially when they are combined with a stylish sweater and sneakers.
Cycling or bike shorts are the newest athleisure trend to hit the scene. Made popular in the urban fashion culture by Kim Kardashian, we fully approve whether you’re wearing them out with a cropped top or hoodie.
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