How To Wear Fitness Wear Everywhere: 19 Picks That Go Beyond The Gym
So popular is the term (a mashup of athletic and leisure) that Merriam-Webster has now added it to its dictionary listings. Here’s how to wear athleisure – at the gym and beyond
At the gym
Trade your traditional tank top for something with a tad more detail, like on-trend cut-outs. Pair it with colourful capris and suddenly the order to “drop and give me 50” will seem way more doable.
Michi tank top, $207; Winners pants, $25
Top with a bright jacket
Ellie Mae Solange jacket, $595
Or a sporty-chic dress
Lacoste dress, $175
And a leather backpack
MICHAEL Michael Kors backpack, $328
On the street
There is a lot of life to be lived in going to and from the gym or studio, and you deserve a sporty look that’s also chic. So, what’s the secret to rocking athleisure wear? Add accessories like sunnies to instantly up your game (hello, Nicole Richie) or throw on a pretty knit top to meet the girls for coffee.
TNA hat, $25 at aritzia.com
Sunglasses instantly upgrade any outfit
Garrett Leight sunglasses, $380 at Josephson Opticians
Top with a pretty knit top
French Connection sweater, $98
We love this three-in-one that revives post-workout hair to its former glory. The spray acts as a dry shampoo, absorbing oil, while boosting fullness and adding matte texture.
Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1, $33 at Sephora
Spritz skin to freshen up
Keep your healthy streak going with this organic oil combo that comes in an easy-to-use mist to keep skin smooth while also enhancing your, ahem, personal aroma.
Intelligent Nutrients Awaken – Wake Up, $85 at Murale
At the gym
Are you a basic black leggings girl? We get it. Black is such a versatile – not to mention forgiving – colour from which to build a look. But don’t let that maxim stop you from introducing colour into your workout wear.
Try mixing and matching colours up top, like layering a brightly hued sports bra with a softly shaded tank. This takes “never let them see you sweat” to a whole new level.
On the street
Choosing pieces that balance easy-to-wear fabrics with flattering silhouettes and eye-catching details is key. Swap your gym sneaks for a pair of white-soled flats, or throw on a colorful striped top for instant street cred.
Lacoste t-shirt, $165
Swap your sneakers
Aldo sneakers, $85
Sweats are chic
Hyba pants, $40
Glow on. Throw these multi-tasking creamy sticks into your kit bag for luminosity that lasts long past your hot-yoga session.
Smashbox L.A. Lights Colour Sticks, $36 each at Sephora