Athleisure Style 101: From The City To The Gym
So you’ve got a busy day ahead with lots of errands to run, but you still want to fit in a workout before the day is over. It wouldn’t be time-efficient for you to go home in between errands to change into your workout clothes, but you’re worried about not looking your best while running around town in your gym gear. Don’t worry, we’ve got just the solution. If you want to learn more about how to look stylish and workout-ready for a day out on the town, read on for an indepth athleisure style 101!
Matching Gym Set
The best way to look polished is by wearing a good base layer, which can easily be accomplished by putting on a matching workout set. Not only are matching sets very on-trend right now, but they help to instantly elevate your athleisure look too. Whether you choose to wear a matching set in a bright color or neutral hues is completely up to you. But if this is a newer style venture for you, we recommend starting with neutrals.
A matching set in a neutral color such as black, white, gray, or beige can act as a base layer for the rest of your outfit. Most matching workout sets will consist of high-waisted bike shorts or leggings and a sports bra. These two pieces are so versatile that they can be worn on their own, or with other pieces layered over them for a variety of stylish looks. Truly, the athleisure style possibilities are endless when you are working with a matching workout set.
From here, let’s get into the finer details of looking and feeling polished.
If you’ve got a long day ahead of you with a workout mixed in there at some point, wearing the right underwear will be crucial for your overall comfort and confidence. With activewear typically being tight-fitting, you’ll want to make sure your underwear is not visible underneath your leggings or bike shorts. Opt for a high-waisted thong to keep you comfortable and looking flawless throughout your day.
Going for high-waisted underwear will pair well with your high-waisted workout bottoms. As well as feel practically non-existent as you go about your day. In addition, wearing underwear with minimal fabric will help keep sweat from gathering during your workout, keeping you dry and comfortable no matter where you’re headed.
Throw On A Jacket
A great way to look a little more stylish while you go about your daily activities is to layer. A jacket is one of the easiest ways to add a bit of athleisure style to an otherwise very simple look. Whether you go for a denim jacket, a leather jacket, or even a soft fuzzy piece, adding this layer over your workout clothes will help make your look appear more intentional.
Choosing a cropped jacket can make your look a little more flattering, as it will help highlight your waist. It will also give your outfit a more interesting silhouette. When wearing workout clothes, it can be easy to look a bit frumpy. So picking out the perfect jacket to compliment your look is essential.
Switch Out Your Gym Shoes
The shoes you pair with your athleisure look will either make or break the outfit. If your tried and true gym shoes are an old, beat-up pair of sneakers. You may not want to include those in your outfit during the day time.
Instead, throw those sneakers in your gym bag, and sport some clean, simple white tennis shoes with your outfit. Shoes that still have an athletic feel to them without looking like they’ve been used and abused will help give you a sporty, yet fashionable look.
Wear A Few Simple Accessories
One final way to tie your look together is with a few simple accessories. Small huggie hoop earrings in silver or gold, and a small metal bangle of the same color metal is a perfect example of understated jewelry. And it can polish off your look.
When you keep your accessories simple, you may not even need to take them off for your workout. The easier you can make your transition from out on the town to the gym, the better!
Getting things done and looking stylish don’t have to be mutually exclusive! For all you busy girls on the move, you can truly do it all. Next time you’ve got a busy day ahead of you, try out a few of these athleisure style tips to look sporty and chic.
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