Athleisure Style Tips: 25 Ways To Wear This Buzziest Fashion Trend

Know How To Wear The Much Talked About Athleisure Trend Via These Athleisure Style Tips.

The term ‘athleisure’ is ruling the fashion dialect off – late.

Here’s a sports inspired fashion apparel category that is probably ‘born out of contemporary needs, but certainly born to stay and rise.’

It’s everywhere! The ‘it’ girls of fashion – Gigi, Kendall, Bella – are pulling it off when off duty.

Luxury sportswear brands have been experiencing swollen sales figures and insane growth. Even celebrities have taken the plunge and have come up with their own athleisure brands – our Queen Bey, aka Beyonce Knowles’ Ivy Park for Topshop and Kate Hudson’s Fabletics.

Such has been its magnetic influence that it made us see models wearing sneakers and baseball caps at Chanel. Whoa!

Before we break into athleisure – a fad versus a perma trend argument, let’s just find out what the hell is athleisure?

What Is Athleisure?

It’s a blend word made of the words – athletic and leisure. Included in Merriam Webster dictionary, simply meaning casual clothes, like leggings, hoodies, joggers, crop tops that can be worn for workout at the gym and simultaneously for all activities outside the gym – to your work, for your everyday activities, evening drinks with your bunch of mates, almost everything.

These make up for transitional clothing that are not only comfortable, cool and chic but at the same time have technical performance characteristics which allow you to effortlessly shift from one activity to another.

Brands out there have there own way of labeling this apparel category – fashionable athletic wear, fashion meets function, luxe sports apparel so you can choose to call it the way you like!

Why Athleisure All Of A Sudden?

You can put it on a few of the things happening around.

First can be the increasing cultural shift towards healthy living,although that doesn’t suggest at all that people today are healthy.

Second can be the fact that people have a busy lifestyle.

Again, it’s not to say that we were not busy earlier, but people today want to wear athleisure clothes 24/7 because of their increasing need to be in the casual wear, giving up on their dressing codes, for their growing casual work environments and the cultural shift.

That being said, athleisure is not something that can be called as a fad but a trend that is here to stay.

The only thing is you gotta be careful while pulling off this trend.

Keep the basics in mind – the occasion in consideration, obviously can’t wear it to a formal function like a wedding; mix and match chic outfits with the sporty ones; these must be functional – performance fabrics, breathable, wick away moisture; accessorize the whole look to add levels to it; you simply can’t go overboard by wearing too many things all at once and yeah! Don’t forget to keep in mind the seasonal trends with regards to fashionable activewear.

Here are some styling tips that you can consider to wear athleisure with poise.

25 Athleisure Style Tips To Pull It Off Like A Boss

1) A Touch Of Grunge

Cinch your jacket around the waist or combine a hoodie with a sweat pant to keep the 90’s grunge trend alive while bringing into play fashion meets function.

Look 1: Team up a performance hoodie with chevron leggings and tie the nylon packable jacket around the waist. To make the look even sportier, those leather slide sandals in Ivory are simply indispensable.

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Image Courtesy: vogue.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 2: A laced bomber in an oversized fit layered over a bra top and joggers, brings out the grunge styled luxe sports look. You can combine this outfit with your favorite trainers or sliders.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

Look 3: Layer a parka over a cropped bra and team these with shorts over a pair of mesh leggings. Slide into your trainers or sneakers for that sporty look.

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Image Courtesy: stellamccartney.com ; Outfit By Stella McCartney

Look 4: If you’re looking out for some far – reaching model off duty, fashion meets sportswear then Alexander Wang is your man.

Layer a full sleeved cropped shirt over a wrap around bikini and combine these with leggings and caged ankle cuffed flip flops. We simply loved the black case chain necklace.

Check out the Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2017 collection to fit into grunge with hip hop styles outfits.

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Image Courtesy: vogue.com ; Outfit By Alexander Wang

Look 5: Wear a cut sleeved hoodie and combine it with a pair of shorts. You can add to that grunge look by donning a baseball cap.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

2) Go Sporty With Color Blocking

Whether these be variants of the same shade or opposite colors on the color wheel, putting them together makes for that perfect luxe sport look.

Look 1: You can choose to fit into shorts , and a matching color – blocked short – sleeved top and team these with a pair of sneakers.

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Image Courtesy: vogue.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 2: Pair a color block crop sweat with a jogger to carry the color blocking trend with poise. Those rubber sliders embossed with the Ivy Park Logo on the strap allow you to go easy on your feet, adding to the chic outfit.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

Look 3: Contrasting colors coming together, the combination is pure magic. Layer a tech – knit jacket or a sweater over a polo shirt and team these with a printed jersey skirt. Top it all with a pair of ruffled sneakers for easy movement.

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Image Courtesy: vogue.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 4: Simple yet modish, a short length one piece teamed with sneakers makes up for a perfect sporty fashionable look.

Giving this whole sporty look a seventies touch is the striped bermuda bag, making it a statement accessory.

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Image Courtesy: vogue.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 5: Perfect for workouts, perfect for weekends, these color – blocked track pants teamed with track jackets let you be off – duty in style. Finish the look with these chevron striped sneakers.

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Image Courtesy: vogue.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

3) Cherish The Nautical Vibes

From adrift jeans, cropped pants to skorts, all the outfit styles that make up the athleisure wear are printed with ocean – going, maritime motifs this spring.

Look 1: Skorts teamed with a bow blouse carrying sailboat illustrations and a cruise cardigan having the nautical emblems. Those ‘not to miss’ ruffled sneakers from Tory Burch spring summer 2017 are our personal favorites.

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Image Courtesy: torysport.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 2: Wear a pair of stretch denims with a mockneck sweater to get this nautical inspired look.

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Image Courtesy: toryburch.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 3: Another staple to your luxe sports collection must be these nautical cropped pants. Wear them with a blouse, as is done above with a georgette two – tiered white top and a cropped fit blazer. Needless to say, sports meets fashion look is undone without a pair of classy sneakers, that are the unique selling points of many of the designer fashion brands this summer.

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Image Courtesy: toryburch.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 4: Slip into a nautical inspired jumpsuit this spring for chilling at the beach or dinner with your mate. Pair it with flat sandals, much like Tory Burch’s Gigi flat sandals.

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Image Courtesy: toryburch.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 5: Bring about that balance between fashion and function with these sweat wicking performance woven golf pants. Combine these with a vintage styled performance oriented short sleeved cardigan and a pair of sneakers to blend performance and fashion.

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Image Courtesy: torysport.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

4) Flashy Brand Logos Almost Everywhere

Brand Logo in bold is placed almost everywhere, up the leg, on the front, to the sleeve, on the slider straps, on the baseball caps and beanies. Blend one of these brand logo paraphernalia with your sports – leisure look this spring.

Look 1: Layer a light weight parka over a tank top and low – rise biker shorts that carry an elasticated logo waistband. Fit into these branded logo detailed sliders to give a finishing touch to the brand logo style.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

Look 2: We call it as your ‘wardrobe staple’ this spring for your sports inspired outfits. Combine your all over branded logo leggings with an oversized hoodie and put your favorite pair of sneakers or sliders on your feet.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

Look 3: Layer a logo printed crop top over a tank and combine these with sweat pants featuring an elasticated logo waistband. Put on your trainers to complete the look.

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Image Courtesy: torysport.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 4: Combine a jacket featuring a logo print belt with matching leggings and contrast running shoes to pull of this brand logo athleisure look.

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Image Courtesy: torysport.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 5:Combine a boyfriend tee featuring the brand logo in bold with a pair of sweatpants and leather sliders. Accessorize the look by donning a brand logo embroidered beanie.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

5) The Multi-layer Thing

Layer your hoodies, parkas,crop tops and bombers over a tank or a tee and pair these with bottoms – could be shorts, skirts, leggings, cropped pants to get that multi-layer look, much like grunge. Be careful while you mix and match outfits as you shouldn’t get overboard.

Look 1: Layer a cotton sweater over a hoodie tank and pair these with cropped leggings with an unlined skirt worn over it. Put on sandals to perfect this after gym look.

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Image Courtesy: torysport.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 2: Slip into leggings with a pair of shorts over it and team these with a run vest layered over a full sleeved mesh top. Wear your trainers or running shoes, considering your fitness activity.

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Image Courtesy: stellamccartney.com ; Outfit By Stella McCartney

Look 3: Layer a cut sleeved hoodie over a cropped bra carrying a brand logo and pair these with matching sweatpants. You can wear your trainers or leather sliders to perfect the look.

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Image Courtesy: topshop.com ; Outfit By Ivy Park

Look 4: Wear a cotton sweater under a rain jacket and team these with a pair of cropped printed leggings to make for an athletic fashion outfit. Slip into a pair of sandals and accessorize this ensemble with a bucket bag.

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Image Courtesy: torysport.com ; Outfit By Tory Burch

Look 5: Layer a mesh parka over a cropped bra and pair these with a pair of joggers. Put on your trainers or running shoes to make the look even sportier.

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Image Courtesy: stellamccartney.com ; Outfit By Stella McCartney

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About the Author: Alisha

Alisha Bajaj is the Chief Editor for Shopholicx. A B.Com Honours graduate and having a masters degree in Marketing and Finance, she started her career as a Financial Analyst with a Forex firm named India Forex Advisors Pvt. Ltd which is based in Mumbai. Before joining Shopholicx, she was working as a Senior Research Analyst for the same firm. She has been writing articles and research reports in the field of foreign exchange from the past 18 months and was helping clients understand the mechanics of foreign exchange through daily and monthly publications. She has a passion for reading and writing and has won accolades for her writings throughout.

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