If you’re anything like us, you live in athleisure! No matter the season or fitness routine, athleisure has changed the rules and is now an everyday staple (especially if you work from home). So if you’re looking to level up your activewear or jump on the trend, we’ve pulled together the perfect three-step guide to take you from cardio to coffee date in no time. And spoiler alert, it’s all about the accessories!
1. It all starts with a solid foundation
Get ready for your yoga session, and remember that comfort is the ultimate key. Opt for monochrome dressing that exudes a timeless appeal to elevate your workout wear from mismatched or ‘throw on and go’ to a stylish statement. When refreshing your sporty separates, indulge in luxepieces that come in matching varieties – consider muted earthy tones for effortless elegance, black-on-black for sleek minimalism, or a pop of colour for an energising dopamine hit. Lululemon is our go-to brand for building a fantastic outfit foundation. Their range of buttery-soft athleisure pieces, from bike pants to bodysuits, ensures unmatched comfort and style. Investing in high-quality activewear is a choice you won’t regret. Embrace the sporty chic, or off-duty cool vibes with Lululemon’s top-notch offerings, and you’ll be all set for both workouts and leisure time.
Ava wears black flares and matching crop from Lululemon; cap, trench and sneakers from Seed Heritage; and bum bag, sunglasses and travel mug from Pigeonhole.
2. It’s a layering game
The winter months are when this style’s practicality truly shines. Invest in statement outerwear pieces to pull the perfect athleisure look together – always. This puffer coat from Seed with a waisted detail in the most versatile shade of sandy beige or a classic trench coat from Seed will instantly upgrade your look from spin class to sporty chic, keeping you snug on chilly winter days. When in doubt, slip on an oversized blazer to make anything look sleek – the general capsule wardrobe go-to.
Still feeling the chill? Master the art of layering to curate an outfit that is functional and stylish. Combine a form-fitting skivvy under a sporty vest, or layer a figure enhancing bodysuit beneath a cropped hoodie for an eye-catching look that keeps you cosy without compromising style.
3. It’s all about accessories
When in doubt, focus all attention on the accessories, as these can be the key to transforming your pilates fit into a lunch-worthy ensemble. Skip the performance shoe and choose a chunky sneaker in light neutrals or the classic dad-style look from The Athlete’s foot. For added polish, reach for a bum bag worn crossbody, perfectly sized to fit the essentials, or stash your yoga mat in the classic canvas tote, to seamlessly take you from studio to coffee without being clunky.
The final tip to elevating any athleisure outfit is in the ‘forgotten’ details, so don’t overlook the basics – a baseball cap from Seed, pulled-up white socks, your reusable coffee cup, and of course, your eyewear choice from Pigeon Hole are small details that can transform the overall feel of an outfit.
Ava wears a blue Lululemon matching set; puffer jacket and tote bag from Seed Heritage; sunglasses from Pigeonhole, socks from H&M, and New Balance sneakers from The Athlete’s Foot.
Athleisure has revolutionised the fashion landscape by simultaneously redefining what it means to be chic and comfortable. This trend’s allure lies in its ability to blend couture with comfort, making it an essential style for the winter season. As you embrace athleisure this winter, dare to experiment with buildable basics in monochromatic palettes, warm layers and curated accessories to create looks that are stylish and comfortable.
Are you looking for some new winter workware? Check out the office lookbook here!