It may have started innocently enough, but these days, wearing your yoga pants beyond the gym to have coffee with the girls or to run errands is so on trend – so much so that the industry has come up with a word for it: Athleisure.
Eric Wilson, columnist at In Style magazine explains that “the latest buzzword in fashion” was created by designers and retailers who, “are obsessed with clothes that fit a somewhat broad category of being appropriate for either athletic or leisure pursuits, or both.” Think yoga pants and cashmere knits to lounge in and luxury hoodies to wear with linen track shorts.
As the athleisure trend becomes more popular and as sportswear has evolved from boring, generic pieces to covetable items, I thought I would celebrate this trend with ten of the best athleisure pieces to suit any budget!
Adidas by Stella McCartney: Croc-effect neoprene backpack
You now a trend is a big deal when a company like Net-a-Porter creates a website called Net-a-Sporter! This backpack by Stella McCartney which can be found on the website, is perfect to transition from the gym to the office or anywhere else!
Nocozo Wrap Front Top
This wrap crop top is an affordable piece that can be worn for the gym, for lunch or even for a night out! A soft touch cotton-mix marl, this top is cosy and perfect athleisure but with an added touch of sexy.
Koral activewear shiny metallic active legging
If you have still not found the perfect excuse to wear leggings beyond the yoga studio, then these shiny, leather look leggings by Koral Activewear will finally give you the excuse you need!
Calvin Klein Intense Power Lounge Hoodie
This hoodie by Calvin Klein is anything but ordinary. Combining mesh with sportswear, this lounge hoodie is another sexy athleisure piece you can rock beyond the doors of the gym.
Lolë Promise Jacket
There are sportswear jackets, and then there are jackets like this one from Lolë. Perfect for long hikes on cold days or to style for the office, this jacket can take you from nature to the city effortlessly.
ALO Yoga Plank Long Sleeve Top
Long sleeve tops are staples when it comes to both activewear and loungewear but ALO Yoga has made the long sleeved top even more covetable with this “figure-skimming” piece with mesh stripes.
Wearing it “to keep you cool on your final sprint towards the finish line” or letting your lace bra peak through its low cut armholes, this Markova Tank from The Upside’s tank collection is versatile and clean cut.
Free People Movement Stripe Namaste Leggings
Fun and so bold, these Free People Namaste leggings are the pair to go for when you want to add some quirk to your athleisure style!
Asos nylon hold-all bag
Perfectly paired with peg trousers and a blouse for the office or with yoga pants and a cosy hoodie, this nylon hold-all bag by Asos serves any purpose. Most importantly, you won’t need to change bags from the gym to the office!
Master & Dynamic ‘MH30’ headphones
Athleisure goes beyond clothing to the world of accessories and even gadgets and what better way to listen to music while running outside or lounging at home than with Master and Dynamic’s sleek and modern ‘MH30’ Headphones.