Athleisure, a style that combines activewear and leisure wear, has been here to stay for awhile. The fashion world seems obsessed with everything outdoors lately, and now that the holidays have passed and we’re all trying to detox, get fit, and stick to those resolutions, there’s no better time to basically live in your workout gear while still looking stylish outside of the gym. Elevated comfort, if you will. With even top designers like Stella McCartney and Opening Ceremony teaming up with athletic brands to create athleisure pieces, you can thank the fashion gods for making it hassle free (and comfortable) to leave the house.
Below: Cold-weather outfit inspiration from style pro Crystalin Da Silva.
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If you’ve found it hard to wear this trend, it’s all about balancing styles. The key is to pair your outfit with one item that is completely not functional for the gym. Think a jacket, cropped sweatshirt, or pair of high-top sneakers.
Below: Arielle Charnas serving up some comfy athleisure outfit #inspo!
For some inspiration, here are 10 athleisure pieces we’re loving right now:
Shiny leggings like these are a staple of the athleisure trend.
Nike Sportswear Women’s Half Zip Top, $70, Nordstrom
Make a statement with this retro-cool jacket from Nike.
We love the flattering cutouts on this sports bra by Chicago-born and now California-based designer Skatie Noyes Hutchinson. If you love leopard print, check out these newly released leggings too!
Onzie Knot Crop Tank, $32, Shopbop
The knot detail in this easy tank elevates the look.
New Balance 520 Platform Sneaker, $90, DSW
The edgy platform and silver color give this shoe some edge but it’s still nice and comfy for running errands.
Throw a jean jacket over this crop top from the eco-focused brand Outdoor Voices and you’re ready to go from yoga to brunch.
Onzie Royal Legging, $74
The detail and cutouts on this yoga legging make it extra fashionable but still totally functional.
Allbirds Wool Runner, $95, Nordstrom
Made of all-natural materials, this sneaker is neutral, comfortable, and machine washable.
Madewell Jean Jacket, $118
The jacket that goes with everything and looks great tied around your waist. Up the trendiness factor by getting it embroidered!
Opening Ceremony OC Graphics T-Shirt, $125, Shopbop
This cropped long-sleeve tee fits all the athleisure requirements and goes with everything.
Matt & Nat Aries Backpack, $108.75-$145
This backpack is functional and sleek, plus it’s vegan!
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Macaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.