You’ve seen them at the mall, at your favorite coffee shops, you’ve definitely seen them at the gym and pretty much everywhere else – we’re talking about strappy sporty bra-like tops, yoga pants, figure-hugging hoodies and matching trendy sneakers. In one word: athleisure.
In the past few, athleisure apparel has been taking over the stores, the streets and the fashion magazines – and what seemed to be a passable trend back in 2015 is now a major business, dominating the shops globally.
If you are thinking about giving the athleisure trend a try, yet you’re not sure whether you’re going to pull it off effortlessly, we’ve curated a few tips to help you look chic and put-together while rocking the sporty pieces of the moment.
Unlike most fashion trends, pulling athleisure off is easy, it’s trendy, and the trend is here to stay, as you can see in the infographic below developed by ShoeCarnival.
1. Athleisure is all about looking polished and crisp.
This is why you should definitely ditch your beat-up sneakers and opt for picture-perfect pearl-whites instead. And the good news is, they look great with anything from mini-dresses to yoga pants.
2. Mix and match to hit your style.
If draping yourself in tracksuits paired with matching baseball caps doesn’t sound like your style in the slightest, then mix and match pieces for an eclectic effect: opt for a joggers + leather jacket combo or pair leggings and sneakers with denim jackets.
3. A bralette and a pair of yoga pants look slightly underdressed for a girls’ lunch out?
We would have to agree – so solve the issue by simply layering a loose neutral sweater on top for a casual, effortlessly chic look.
4. Upgrade the look by simple additions.
Upgrade a simple white T-shirt + black leggings look by adding a high-end bag into the equation. Or, elevate your sporty ensemble by opting for comfort and wrap yourself in an oversized scarf for a laid back, urban style.