Athleisure is the trend on the lips of every fashion lover right now. With the Rio Olympics in full swing, it seems every fashionista is in a particularly sporty mood!
For the uninitiated, Athleisure is all about embracing sportswear as part of your everyday look. Instead of wearing it to the gym, you sport it on nights out, to brunches with friends and even to the office. Simply mix sporty basics into your existing wardrobe—and voilà, you’re a regular Gigi Hadid.
But where to start?? And what Athleisure basics to invest in? There’s a fine line between nailing the athleisure trend and looking like you should be in a gym, but don’t worry, we’re breaking down the basics for you.
To make the perfect transition from work-out to office, we recommend you invest in these TOP 3 Athleisure Basics:
#1 Sportswear Shoes
Trainers, sneakers, tekkies whatever you call them, nothing says Athleisure quite like sportswear shoes. It’s the easiest way to add that touch of sporty chic to your ensemble. BUT if your wearing running shoes off the treadmill, DO focus on fashion over function. DON’T wear your actual running shoes. Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Reebok and Puma all have great lifestyle options to choose from.
*We LOVE these super soft and comfy Grey Supercloud trainers by ADIDAS.
TOP TIP: When wearing your trainers to the office, DO add a structured jacket to elevate your look from casual to smart.
#2 The Sweat Shirt
Rock the trend with a fashionable, dressed up sweat shirt. DON’T wear anything too oversized though. Baggy fitting pieces can easily end up looking messy. The athleisure trend can also sometimes get a bit monochrome — so make sure you mix it up with some more colourful pieces with detail.
*We LOVE this super funky cropped grey TOPSHOP sweat shirt with patch detail.
TOP TIP: When wearing your sweat shirt to the office, DO add a pencil skirt for an instant update from casual to chic.
#3 Black Leggings
It-girls, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have been rocking black leggings like pros all year long. Invest in leggings that mix function and fashion. Look for leggings that are well made from high quality materials that are not too thin – the LAST thing you want is a see-through legging (eek!!). The look is about making traditional gym clothing look chic and cool.
*We LOVE these high waisted black leggings with ribbing detail from ZARA.
TOP TIP: When wearing your black leggings to the office, DO pair them with a beautiful blouse and pointy heels.
So there you have it. Add these 3 Gold medal basics to your wardrobe and you’ll be rocking the Athleisure look in no time!
#smartgirl Jeani is wearing:
- Grey Supercloud Trainers • Adidas
- Cropped Grey Sweat Shirt with patch detail • Topshop
- Black high waisted leggings with ribbing detail • Zara
- Envelope bag • Charles & Keith
- Watch • Diesel
Photography: Eye Poetry Photography