Style & Beauty
Golden Rules of Athleisure
6/1/2017 1:03:11 PM

You may have noticed a lot of sweat pants and track jackets around town that have nothing to do with gym memberships or upcoming 5Ks. That’s because one of the year’s hottest trends is athleisure, or athletic-inspired fashions that can be worn to the gym or as casualwear. The key to incorporating athleisure into everyday style is looking sporty without appearing sloppy. Read on for how to make this look work for you.

Mix it up

Athleisure is all about mixing sportswear with street style, so try mixing some sporty looks into your signature style. For example, try pairing a fitted track jacket with a pair of dark jeans or a flirty spring dress. As long as you’re not actually on your way to the gym, there’s no need to get too practical. 

Fit matters

Athleisure is all about proportion, and the looks should be balanced. So if you’re wearing slouchy joggers, go for a fitted jacked and tee shirt. Or, if you’re trying out one of the season’s oversized tees or jackets, opt for a skinny or straight-legged silhouette on the bottom. 

Keep it clean

At the gym, sweat stains and wrinkles are pretty apropos. But when it comes to athleisure, presentation matters. Even if you’re just wearing a plain white tee, it should be clean and look fresh from the laundry. 

Embrace comfy footwear

After decades of dizzying heel heights and increasingly skinny stilettos, it’s finally time to give our ankles a rest! The year’s hottest shoe for both men and women is the Adidas low-top Stan Smith sneaker. It’s super comfy and incredibly chic. Or try Converse sneakers, which come in a variety of colors, either low or high-top. The trick for finding your perfect athleisure footwear is not to think about what shoe will give the most arch support on the treadmill, but which pair brings the most throwback flair. 

Don’t forget to accessorize

You don’t have to ditch your jewelry just because you’re trying out a sportier look. In fact, gold earrings or simple chain necklaces will make your look stand out even more. Just make sure to take them off if you’re really going anywhere near an elliptical machine.

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