Activewear is no longer reserved only for the gym and athleisure are integrated into your wardrobe. It's now considered socially acceptable, even on trend, to rock your leggings and sneakers out and about.
There's also an art of how to achieve gym-wear chic. Below I have noted some of my top tips of how to seamlessly transition your gym clothes from workout class to lunch date:
1. Mix Materials
Leave the full lycra outfit for spin class and miss out on the matching track suit. The key to a chic activewear look is to mix your traditional gym wear materials with non-gym appropriate materials. You can mix these mesh and lycra leggings with a denim jacket to give an edge to your otherwise fairly sporty look.
2. Accessorize carefully
Accessories are the key to elevating your workout clothes, but choose them carefully. A few key pieces will take your look to the next level. I accessorized with specific trend driven pieces, such as these thin sunglasses and sneakers in order to combat the relaxed style of my leggings and tank top.
3. Clean, quality pieces
In order to achieve this trend, it's easier to style fresh pieces that are in pristine condition and fit you correctly. You can still have all the comfort and ease of workout clothes, just make sure they are in tact.
Just wearing a tank top and black leggings doesn’t exactly scream chic, so opt for layering pieces to add more dimension to your look. Adding an unexpected jacket or tying a cool sweater around your waist gives you more opportunity to style up your casual activewear look.