Having a hard time differentiating between athleisure and just looking like a slob? You’re not the only one. Athleisure is all about taking athletic wear (or athletic inspired wear) and making it work outside of the gym. This means getting the right look can be a tough balance to master, but it’s like riding a bike: once you’ve got it, you’ve got it for life.
5 Ways to Rock Athleisure Wear
Here are a few tips.
1) Think About Your Feet First
No, we’re not talking about getting a pedicure, though that’s awesome too. The key to making your gym gear work on the streets is to bridge the two worlds. Those running capris? Pair them with killer heels. Yoga pants? They look great with a cute ballet flat.
2.) Embrace the Bling
It’s amazing what a little bling can do to transform an outfit. Add some colourful and/or bold jewelry and instantly brighten up even the most basic black athletic wear. Layering your jewelry is really in right now, so go crazy with the necklaces and bangles.
3.) Pay Attention to Material
Lycra may be your best friend while training, but if you want to take your look into other areas of your life, you’ve got to add visual interest. This includes wearing different types of materials. For instance, you can sport a jean jacket or vest with your running leggings, or a cozy sweater or wool hat. These distinctly non-gym pieces will help bring the two worlds together seamlessly.
4.) Dress in Layers
Forget your sweat shirt: get creative with your layers. A leather jacket or vest looks great with slim fitting workout bottoms, as does a breezy, flowing top over a tank with some rolled up track pants and a sexy pair of sandals. And don’t forget scarfs, which can do wonders to add color and texture to your look.
5.) Apply Simple Makeup
Last but not least, make sure you don’t look like you’ve just ran 10 miles. Complete your athleisure look with great hair and makeup, rather than a sweaty rat’s nest and racoon eyes. A sleek bun and clean, simple makeup can do wonders to pull together your entire ensemble.
And there you have it, friends! 5 simple tips to ensure you can make the most out of every piece in your wardrobe – no matter who you are, or where you’re going.