Wondering how to stay comfortable all day long, but keep it stylish? Enter athleisure. Designed with multitasking and lifestyle in mind, we can’t get enough of athleisure wear, as it basically means living in comfy clothes. And yes, it is perfectly acceptable to wear your activewear outside the gym!
Now more than ever, our busy lives and crazy schedules mean we need versatile wardrobes filled with styles that serve for every occasion. By combining practical sportswear with plus size fashion staples, you can create looks that work for everything – from lunch with friends, to the school run and even to the office.
What is athleisure?
Athleisure is the blend of athletic and leisure clothing; it is made so that you can enjoy the comfort of leisure whilst being suitable enough to wear to your next gym class.
What’s the difference between activewear and athleisure?
Simply put athleisure is all about embracing the comfort of everyday clothes whilst being fully functional, if you wanted to go for a quick jog in the afternoon or popping to the shops for some milk, both are possible are athleisure.
Activewear is casual clothing focused on sport and exercise alone.
Why is athleisure so popular?
In case you missed it, it’s now more than acceptable to be seen in your sports leggings outside of the gym. Athleisure is so popular due to its comfort and ability to be worn in many different settings.
Is athleisure in style?
The athleisure craze is certainly here to stay, as everyone wants to be comfortable and fashion forward. With the shoulder pad managing to make a comeback anything is possible.
Looking to nail this season’s hottest trend? We’ve got styles that are way too good to save just for the gym.
Our 6 Top Tips For Wearing Athleisure
1. Swap Tailored Trousers for Joggers
If there’s one piece you need to nail the athleisure trend, it’s a pair of joggers. You might think joggers are just for casual days, but they can be easily glammed up with a pair of heels and a bodysuit to take them to your evening plans. This utility-inspired pair effortlessly merge plus size fashion with function, they feature a comfortable elasticated waist, two side pockets and stretchy cuffed ankles.
2. Trade Leggings for Yoga Pants
We all love a pair of comfy stretch leggings; they are great staple for your wardrobe. If you want experience even more comfort, we recommend trying on a pair of yoga pants. These are certainly a must-have style, not only because of their stretch jersey comfort but because of their non form fitting wide legged pants.
Update your casual collection because these yoga pants are style for all year round! For casual vibes, just style these with a t-shirt and trainers to give you that relaxed look.
3. Choose Sweatshirts that look like Sweaters
The athleisure trend is all about comfort and style – sweatshirts fall into this category. Whilst hoodies and sweaters are great they don’t always give you the added dress-up option. If you wanted to up your sporty outfits game sweatshirts are great, for adding some style to your casual look. This faux leather detail and scoop neckline gives you glam athleisure vibes.
4. Wear a Hoodie with Regular Clothes
If you’ve got a hoodie in your wardrobe, you’re already nailing the athleisure trend. No longer just reserved for your spinning class or chilling out at home, a hoodie can be styled so many ways, whatever you’ve got planned. Just style with stretch black leggings and layer on a leather jacket to complete your outfit.
5. Opt for Embellished Trainers
Versatile, super comfortable and stylish – it’s no wonder trainers are everyone’s favourite footwear essential, and they are made for wearing with absolutely anything and everything. These embellished ladies wide fit trainers are everything we love about glam athleisure, just pair these with your favourite jeggings and chunky knit.
6. Stay on Trend or Opt for Neutrals
As we mentioned earlier, athleisure is a style that is here to stay. However, as the seasons change, we tend to see a shift in on-trend colours and patterns. Don’t worry we will always be here to keep you updated on the ever-changing trends with our blogs. In the meantime, you can opt to keep some much needed neutral colours and timeless designs in your wardrobe so you will always be looking comfortable and on-trend.
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