5 Guidelines for Wearing Athleisure


You can expect to see even more women wearing workout gear, either on the school run, in line for morning coffee, at a business lunch, or even out for drinks, performance wear as everyday wear for women of all ages is a fashion staple. Moreover, now it’s appropriate to wear your outfit all day, every day,” says studio owner Joni Hyde.

Wearing your athletic wear all day is more than acceptable and it’s not just a trend, but also a shift in the norm which has been noted by the fashion industry. Women of all ages are wearing their workout wear all day now, whether it’s leggings with a longer top and a belt, or a T-shirt with a denim jacket and some high-heeled boots. People shop for their athletic clothing thinking, how can I wear this from the studio to the street?

“Athleisure pieces are designed to be seamlessly integrated into your wardrobe, so people don’t people to look at you thinking that your’e in workout clothes,” says Hyde.

Active wear brands are working intensely to blur the lines between the locker room and your everyday wardrobe. Here are five guidelines for working your workout wear into your daily routine:

1. Pay Attention to Seasonal Trends.
In the past it used to be all solid black, now the trends have become much for diversified in color, fabrication, style, and even dramatic additions like mesh panels and lace.

2. Invest in Pieces That Blend Function with Fashion.
Most importantly, choose well-fitted pieces made with performance fabrics that allow you to move well and that are not see-through, too thin. It’s important that your workout apparel is constructed with performance fabric, so it’s quick drying, odor resistant, and moisture wicking.

3. Accessorize Appropriately.
One piece can effortlessly take your athleisure look from the studio to the street. Whether it’s a belt, a necklace, a lightweight cardigan . . . the key is that the pieces you add have sleek and sporty qualities.

4. Consider the Event.
Wearing something completely inappropriate to a business meeting like a sports bra and shorts might get you turned away f rom an event, but a silky tank and lightweight duster thrown on over leggings with a pair of heels would make the transition seamless.

5. When in Doubt Choose Neutrals.
If you are unsure about the venue, it can be a bit of a risk to put yourself out there wearing bright colors and statement patterns. Think solids, understated patterns, or geometric prints in black, white, gray or navy, if you are hesitant.