Athleisure Wear Looks to Keep You Stylish from Head to Toe
Posted byErin Ollila
Let’s face it. As much as you love to glam up, it’s thrilling to be able to throw on a pair of yoga pants in the morning and explore weekends without the constraints of haute couture or professional clothing. Athleisure wear looks great on any body, and there are many ways you can dress up or down your leisure look.
Long gone are the days you threw on saggy sweatpants when you were on your period or simply seeking comfort. Athleisure wear provides a tailored, put-together look that’s perfect for running errands, brunch with your girlfriends, hiking in a local forest, or shopping with your significant other. Check out these suggestions to complete your outfit head to toe.
Comfortable feet—what more could you ask for? Lace-up running sneakers aren’t your only option. Think: Mary Jane styles that can transition from the workplace to the gym or slip-on sneakers you can sink your feet into after a long day in heels.
Oh, yoga pants, leggings, compression pants, running shorts, how loved you are! What may have started the athleisure wear revolution, leggings are now a staple in any woman’s closet. The best part is now there’s a choice in style. Want printed pants? Go for it! Solid colors—yes, please! Cropped, capri, compression—check, check, check! Team up a nice pair of leggings with a flowy work shirt or a tunic and you’ll create an outfit for work that can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy necklace and sparkly flats.
But leggings aren’t your only choice for athleisure clothing. If you have your period and you’re feeling extra bloated, choose a looser lounge-style pant and team it with a tank or tighter-fitting tee.
The top you choose for your athleisure look will likely dictate your style. There’s the loose tunic, which covers up your mid-to-lower sections. If you don’t want your derriere showing, like when you’re working, a tunic can pull together your professional outfit. Loose, flowing shirts also glam up your outfit for a night on the town. If you’re spending the day running errands or working out, opt for a racer-back tank, baseball tee, or sweatshirt-material cardigan.
Athletic wear of yesteryear boasted accessories like sweat bands. Instead of looking like a Jazzercise instructor, tame your hair with stretchy headbands or a baseball cap. Other fun options include wristbands or watches that track your steps.
The bottom line is this: you no longer have to be uncomfortable when you have your period or look frumpy just because you’re menstruating and want to wear sweats. There are many athleisure styles that will keep you active and stylish. If you’re going to be dressed down, you might as well look good while you’re doing it!
- Posted by Erin Ollila
- On September 20, 2017