Today’s exercise clothes have gotten so chic that athleisure has become equally sporty and smart. Featuring functional fabrics and luxe design details, today’s pieces have eliminated the distinction between activewear and daywear, offering style whether you’re going to the gym, running errands, or having a casual workday.
We’re all for double-duty clothing (read: simple & easy). Here are our tips for choosing wisely when integrating athleisure into your casual wardrobe.
Yeah, we’re all about the fun of a burst of color, but in this case, we say, keep it neutral. Limit logos, and ditto for overbearing patterns. Beige, cream, taupe, gray, and black in athleisure pieces will blend into the rest of your wardrobe more seamlessly.
We like to layer, and let us tell you why: it adds interest, provides warmth when you need it (and a layer to take off when the hot flash hits), and layering can offer coverage (butt, arms) in an instant. If you favor Lululemon’s Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Shirt (don’t we all), try adding a sleeveless puffer vest. If you typically like to wear leggings and a pullover when working out, try adding a skirt over the leggings. Voila! You get a dash of femininity and easy butt coverage.
Give your baggy drawstring sweatpants and stained sweatshirt a much-needed upgrade. Better cuts - slimmer but still comfy - make these worth the investment. Need a little extra advice on how to style joggers as a 40+ woman? Check out this article.
Surely you’ve noticed that we’re now living in a sneaker-centric time, and we say hallelujah to that! Find yourself a casual sneaker that is different from your workout shoes. We’re talking about all the comfort you crave but with enough style to wear out and about.
High-waisted split-hem, flare-leg pants anyone? This shape couldn’t be better for women of a certain age. High waist: Check. Flattering flare shape: Check. Comes in effortless black at all price points: Check mate. We are loving how the new athleisure is taking cues from traditional pant styles. It’s “cute… but make it comfy.”
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