Down, Set, Stylish: Exploring AthleisureThe althleisure trend is turning heads and we’re keeping score. We’ve rounded up our favorite trends for a playbook of this season’s best athletic leisurewear.
The Cool Down HoodieAs a sporty staple, the hoodie is meant to be laidback and loose. We know…hoodies and South Florida don’t sound like a likely duo. Thankfully, perforated and mesh sweaters are keeping this trend cool. Elie Tahari’s edgy, laser-cut lattice design summons breathability and boldness with a feminine twist. Topman’s oversized hoodie, framed by airy sleeves, is a great alternative to the typical men’s sweater.
Elie Tahari Bailey Hooded Lasercut Jacket at Bloomingdale’s, $268
Topman AAA Collection Slashed Oversize Short Sleeve Hoodie at Nordstrom, $75
The Sports BraSporty with a hint of sexy, these strappy sports bras are a must-have for your lovely locker. Repositories of sports bras are no longer for your next 10K. Opt for a colorful sports bra to peek out of a loosely fitted top and viola—you’ve mastered the art of athleisure.
As You Like Bra at Lululemon, $58
Trina Turk Recreation ‘Digikat’ Sports Bra at Bloomingdale’s, $64
The Crop TopDesigner fashion has never failed to show us we can wear a crop top anywhere and everywhere. While bare midriffs are a rite of passage at the gym, flaunting your abs outside of a workout is more prevalent than ever. From fitted tops like Koral Pare’s to boxy tees from Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection, going bare has never been a better use of your fashion sense.
Ivy Park Chenille Logo Boxy Crop Tee at Nordstrom, $42
Koral Pare Crop Top at Six:02, $144.99
The Compression PantsSweatpants so good they can walk down a runway? Check. From Gap to J. Lindeberg, we have an overflowing list of designers flexing their athleisure muscles. J. Lindeberg’s patterned ‘Gabriella’ pants are an easy favorite. Designed for maximum comfort, the compression polyester training tights banish sweat and make a case for toned legs. The pair pops with reflective details, an elasticized waistband and a practical back pocket—perfectly sized for your keys, phone and credit card to take on your daily to-do list. For men, GapFit’s track pants feature technical design that is both runway and tailgate ready—you chose.
W Gabriella Compression Poly at J. Lindeberg, $135
Reflective stretch tapered pants, Gap, $98
Louder Than Life TightsYoga pants all day? Sounds like the right idea. Loud, bright patterned tights are being seen in street style and yoga studios alike. Quietly blending into the back of a fitness class is no longer an option. Break a sweat or lounge around in stretchy graphic tights. We promise, your fashionable flair won’t go unnoticed.
3-Stripes Leggings at Adidas, $35
Yoga Bamboo Tights at Adidas by Stella McCartney, $85
The Not-So-Varsity BluesWhile hoodies belong on your list of must-haves, they aren’t the only cover-up to consider. Bomber jackets are the true MVP of the season, with slouchy styles and relaxed appeal. Burberry’s luminous satin bomber is a star player, adorned with gold zippers. Similar to the famous bomber, letterman jackets aren’t just for high school. Unknwn’s ‘Triumph’ varsity jacket carries nostalgia with a victorious edge.
‘Brenton’ Satin Bomber at Burberry, $995
Triumph Varsity Jacket at Uknwn, $400
The Gym-to-Street BagHard leather, structured, sometimes tiny—traditional designer handbags can be a little too formal to fit in with weight room wardrobes. Athleisure is about carefree convenience, and your bag should make the cut. A crusader of activewear, Adidas by Stella McCartney fuses sporty-chic style with femininity. Complete with leopard embossing and metal hardware details, we’re a fan of the brand’s powder blue carry-all for everyday use.
When it comes to men’s bags, Y-3 knows how to bring it. The Y-3 Qasa Gym Bag fuses style with everyday sport comfort in one bag. A true utilitarian’s dream for those who love spacious compartments and pockets.
Essentials Small Bag at Adidas by Stella McCartney, $170
QASA Gym Bag at Y-3, $2,095