Get the most out of your athleisure outfits with our top styling tips. If you thought athleisure was just for working out – think again! These versatile pieces are perfect for creating everyday looks, so you can mix and match them with your favourite casual clothing or loungewear.
What is athleisure wear?
Athleisure wear is functional and stylish clothing designed for versatility. You can wear it to work out, whether you prefer going to the gym, taking yoga classes or going on a hike. Thanks to its fashionable appearance and streetwear-inspired design, athleisure clothing doubles up as casual, everyday clothing or loungewear, providing you with comfortable looks for running errands or relaxing at home.
1. Sweatshirts and hoodies
Sweatshirts and hoodies are essential layering pieces for your athleisure collection. They’re the ideal mid-layer to throw on under a padded coat in the colder months or over a t-shirt on milder days.
Knitted or thermal hoodies are extra cosy while cooling cotton and Climatyl sweatshirts provide a lightweight, breathable layer. At Damart, we have various designs available, from classic pullovers to zip-through hoodies in shades you’ll love.
2. Joggers and leggings
Joggers and leggings are the perfect casual trousers. Choose wide-leg joggers if you prefer a loose fit or stretchy cotton leggings for a close-fitting yet comfortable style. If you’re exercising, active leggings are best, crafted from breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics. Mix and match joggers and leggings with hoodies and sweatshirts, or create a coordinating set in your favourite colour.
3. T-shirts and vests
T-shirts and vests are wardrobe staples year-round, so you should have a few in your athleisure collection. They’re ideal for layering under hoodies and sweatshirts, especially if you’re working out and want to remove layers as you warm up. Choose from crew, scoop and V-neck styles to suit your preference, then decide on your favourite shades and prints.
No athleisure look is complete without a stylish pair of trainers. From comfortable walking shoes to fashion trainers, we have you covered at Damart. Neutral trainers in black, white or grey ensure your footwear matches all your athleisure looks, while bright colours add interest to monochrome outfits.
When to wear athleisure clothing
Since athleisure clothing is a casual style, you can wear it every day. Since it’s a similar category to loungewear, some people prefer to wear it in certain settings, for example, around the house or when heading to the gym.
Those with a sporty style might also wear athleisure for evening looks, pairing trainers with a dress or wearing a sweatshirt with faux-leather leggings.
Wondering how to wear athleisure to work? While leggings and hoodies might be too laid-back for most workplaces, you can introduce athleisure elements to your office looks. For example, you could pair trainers with smart trousers, if your workplace allows it. Learn more about how to dress for the office in our guide.
For more casual styling inspiration, check out these related articles on our blog:
- How to style loungewear
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